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    Moon rock hunter closes in on tracking down missing stones

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A strange thing happened after Neil Armstrong and the Apollo 11 crew returned from the moon with lunar rocks: Many of the mementos given to every U.S. state vanished. Now, after years of sleuthing, a former NASA investigator is closing in on his goal of locating the whereabouts of all […]
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    Colorado objects to Trump administration’s public land rules

    DENVER (AP) — Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper says the Trump administration isn’t giving the public nearly enough time to comment on plans to drill for oil and gas on public land. In a letter to the U.S. Bureau of Land Management Tuesday, Hickenlooper also said the government plans to let energy companies drill on habitat […]
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    Apple expected to unveil bigger, pricier iPhone on Wednesday

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple is expected to unveil its biggest and most expensive iPhone on Wednesday as part of a lineup of three new models aimed at widening the product’s appeal amid slowing sales growth. Most of the buzz is swirling around a rumored iPhone that is supposed to boast a 6.5-inch OLED screen, […]
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    To prep for Hurricane Florence, investors sell off insurers

    NEW YORK (AP) — Hurricanes almost always set off an orchestrated dance on Wall Street before they make landfall, with shares of property and casualty insurance companies dumped in favor of companies that sell construction supplies or portable generators. That routine began a week ago, though Hurricane Florence appears to be turning up the volume […]
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    As job openings reach unprecedented levels, so does quitting

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers advertised the most jobs on record in July, and the number of workers quitting their jobs also hit a new all-time high. Americans are increasingly taking advantage of a tight labor market to find new, often higher-paying jobs. That could help push up wages broadly across the economy. The Labor […]
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    Big safety testing failure rate for California pot products

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nearly 20 percent of marijuana products in California have failed tests for potency and purity since the state started requiring the checks on July 1, a failure rate some in the industry say has more to do with unrealistic standards and technical glitches than protecting consumer safety. The testing has been […]
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    Ogden’s only cab company closes its doors

    OGDEN, Utah (AP) — Ogden’s only licensed cab company has closed, marking another sign of changes in the industry increasingly under pressure from ride-hailing companies like Uber and Lyft. Yellow Cab owner Michael Moyal tells the Standard-Examiner that drivers for those two companies initially helped him handle the weekend rush, but he says business dwindled […]
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    Lawyer enters plea for man who sold bullets to Vegas shooter

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — A lawyer entered a plea of not guilty Monday to a federal ammunition-manufacturing charge in Las Vegas on behalf of an Arizona man who has acknowledged selling bullets to the gunman in the deadliest mass shooting in the nation’s modern history. Defendant Douglas Haig’s attendance was waived while his attorney, Marc […]
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    Judge rules against polygamous firm in child labor case

    A judge sides against a company with ties to a polygamous sect saying the company changed its name in a bid to defy an order to stop using child labor.
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    With the fall of a kingmaker, CBS is punished on Wall Street

    NEW YORK (AP) — Sizing up a future of a network without its kingmaker, Wall Street sent shares of CBS down sharply Monday, the first day of trading since the departure of Les Moonves. CBS said late Sunday, as more allegations of sexual abuse surfaced, that Moonves would be replaced and that the company was […]