High On Drugs? Anthem Cites Soaring Drug Costs To Justify 35% Rate Hike in California

Health insurance giant Anthem predicts Californians will pop a lot more pills next year. To make the case for a hefty premium hike in the state’s individual insurance market, Anthem Blue Cross has forecast a 30 percent jump in prescription drug costs for 2018. Such a sharp increase is nearly double...


GOP Health Bill’s Changes Go Far Beyond Preexisting Conditions

The latest GOP effort to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act is getting a lot of attention, even if its passage seems unlikely. But there is far more to the measure than its changes to rules regarding preexisting health conditions. In fact, the bill proposed by Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C....


Northern Utah temperatures dropping to near-freezing tonight, tomorrow morning

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Bundle up — temperatures are expected to drop to the 30s in many Northern Utah cities, including Ogden, Brigham City and Logan. 


Energy leads US stocks indexes to a mostly higher finish

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A listless day on Wall Street finished with U.S. stocks eking out small gains Friday, as strength in energy, phone and industrial companies offset losses elsewhere. Some health insurers bounced back after Sen. John McCain said he wouldn’t support the latest Republican effort to roll back the...


Marriott says it will not cancel conference hosted by anti-Muslim hate group

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. The nation’s largest anti-Muslim hate group is scheduled to hold its annual conference at a Marriott International property four miles from the White House, despite pressure from advocacy groups that have been calling on the hotelier to cancel the event. ACT for...


Closure at busy US-Mexico border crossing promises headaches

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SAN DIEGO (AP) — The busiest border crossing in the United States will close this weekend to the more than 40,000 cars that pass through it daily to Mexico. The closure between San Diego and Tijuana for work on a $741 million expansion project presents a monumental headache for border businesses,...


Financial Markets Glance

Dow Jones Industrials High: 22,364.31 Low: 22,299.58 Close: 22,359.59 Change: —9.64 Other Indexes Standard&Poors 500 Index: 2502.22 +1.62 NYSE Index: 12,151.80 +18.18 Nasdaq Composite Index: 6426.92 +4.23 NYSE Amer Composite: 2613.13 +5.58 Russell 2000 Index: 1450.78 +6.60 Wilshire 5000 TotalMkt:...


How major US stock market indexes fared Friday

U.S. stock indexes closed mostly higher Friday as gains for energy, phone and industrial companies made up for losses elsewhere. Real estate and utilities companies were among the biggest decliners. Some health insurers bounced back as support dwindled for the Senate Republicans’ latest effort to...


US government tells election officials in 21 states hackers targeted their systems in

WASHINGTON (AP) — US government tells election officials in 21 states hackers targeted their systems in 2016 but most systems not breached.


2017 ski season opening dates released for Snowbasin, Nordic Valley

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While Nordic Valley and Snowbasin Resorts know when their slopes will open to skiers, Powder Mountain’s date is still to be determined.

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