US supercomputers for weather and climate forecasts get major bump

Today, NOAA inaugurated the nation’s newest weather and climate supercomputers with an operational run of the National Blend of Models. The new supercomputers, first announced in February 2020 with a contract award to General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT), provide a significant upgrade to computing capacity, storage space and interconnect speed of the nation’s Weather and … Read more

Here’s how to protect your money from a potential recession

Whether or not the US economy falls into an official recession, there are still plenty of difficult financial and economic factors hitting investors and consumers. (Natee Meepian, Adobe Stock via CNN) Estimated read time: 7-8 minutes ATLANTA — Whether or not the US economy falls into an official recession, there are still plenty of difficult … Read more

Just keep your returns: Stores paying you not to bring back unwanted items

A customer exits from a Target store on May 18, in Miami, Florida. The chaotic mix of record fuel prices and an unending supply chain crisis have retailers considering the unthinkable: Instead of returning your unwanted items, just keep them. (Joe Raedle, Getty Images) Estimated read time: 3-4 minutes ATLANTA — The chaotic mix of … Read more

‘Elvis,’ ‘Top Gun’ tie for box-office crown with $30.5M each

Austin Butler, from left, director Baz Luhrmann, and Tom Hanks pose for photographers upon arrival for the premiere of the film ‘Elvis’ in London May 31. (Vianney Le Caer, Invision, AP) Estimated read time: 4-5 minutes NEW YORK — Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis Presley biopic “Elvis” shook up theaters with an estimated $30.5 million in weekend … Read more

Did corporate greed fuel inflation? It’s not biggest guilt

Wallace Reid purchases fuel for the vehicle he drives to make a living using ride-share apps, Wednesday in the Queens borough of New York. (John Minchillo, Associated Press) Estimated read time: 7-8 minutes WASHINGTON — Furious about surging prices at the gasoline station and the supermarket, many consumers feel they know just where to cast … Read more

What are closing costs for home sellers?

A “for sale” sign and “sale pending” sign are pictured in Salt Lake City on Monday, Oct. 18, 2021. Salt Lake City ranks second in the nation for the largest increase in home-sale prices according to a recent RE/MAX National Housing Report. (Kristin Murphy, Deseret News) Estimated read time: 5-6 minutes WASHINGTON — With the … Read more

The US cities where homes are most at risk from hurricanes and other storm damage

As the country enters hurricane season from June 1 to the end of November, homes in New York and Miami are at the highest risk for property damage, according to a report released Wednesday from housing-research firm CoreLogic. Overall, more than 33 million homes in America are at risk of suffering damage from hurricanes, according … Read more

Utah PGA Golf Pass offers prizes and benefits the state’s young golfers

Estimated read time: 4-5 minutes This summer don’t get stuck inside–venture out and enjoy the fresh air and beauty of Utah while also helping young people in your community. By purchasing the Utah PGA Golf Pass, you can explore Utah by playing golf at courses throughout the state while saving money and helping youths. The … Read more

Here’s why Utah’s unemployment rate rose for the first time in 2 years

Utah’s unemployment rate only had a slight increase from 1.9% in April to 2% in May, but Utah Department of Workforce Services’ chief economist Mark Knold said that the components of why that rate has moved up are indeed worth noting. (Kristin Murphy, Deseret News) Estimated read time: 3-4 minutes SALT LAKE CITY — Around … Read more

McIlroy sublime, Finau simply great in final round of RBC Canadian Open

Estimated read time: 5-6 minutes SALT LAKE CITY — Tony Finau was playing as well as anybody in Sunday’s final round at the RBC Canadian Open, with eyes focused on his first PGA Tour win of the season and first since last year’s Northern Trust. Well, almost anybody, at least. Rory McIlroy shot an otherworldly … Read more