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Starbucks to cover eligible travel expenses for employees seeking abortions

Starbucks employees who want to have an abortion or gender-affirming procedure will have their eligible travel expenses paid for by their company, the Seattle-based coffee giant announced Monday.

Dow ekes out 26-point gain as markets trade mixed amid losing streak

U.S. markets traded mixed on Monday as they struggled to shake off losses from last week.

‘Doctor Strange’ tops North American box office for 2nd weekend with $61M

"Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness" is once again the No. 1 movie in North America, earning an additional $61 million in its second weekend of release, BoxOfficeMojo.com announced Sunday.

Some Skittles, Starburst, Life Savers gummy candies recalled

The maker of Skittles, Starburst and Life Savers gummy candies has issued a voluntary recall of some of the products, warning of a "thin metal strand" inside the candies or in the bag.

EPA awards $3.9M to Salt Lake County to help clean up, redevelop contaminated properties

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, May 12, 2022 (Gephardt Daily) — The Environmental Protection Agency has awarded $3.9 million to Salt Lake County to help...

Inflation for wholesalers up by more than 10% over past year, gov’t index says

Producer prices in the United States -- those that are paid by retailers before items are resold to shoppers -- were more than 10% higher in April than they were a year ago, the Labor Department said in its monthly survey Thursday.

Inflation gauge says consumer prices rose slightly in April while energy prices declined

A key inflation gauge on Wednesday showed that prices in the United States rose in April slightly more than most analysts on Wall Street expected -- but reflected some measure of economic health after the last report a month ago showed a major surge.

Gov. Cox, Utah Office of Energy release 6 ‘key commitments’ in energy plan

Gov. Spencer Cox and the Utah Office of Energy Development (OED) on Tuesday released Utah’s new State Energy and Innovation Plan.

Yellen says letting states ban abortion would harm U.S. economy, ‘set women back decades’

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said on Capitol Hill Tuesday that global fiscal growth is volatile and uneven due to the ripple impact of COVID-19 around the world and the Russian war in Ukraine -- and cautioned that banning abortion in the United States would also create economic harm.

Dow slides to lowest point in more than a year amid global downturn

Wall Street's selloff spilled over into a second week on Monday, as the Dow Jones Industrial Average tumbled to its lowest level in a year amid fresh worries over inflation and tighter Federal Reserve monetary policy.