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5 Happiest States in America (and the 5 Saddest)

September 23 2014 - 10:18 am
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Utah tops the list, ranking number 1 in job satisfaction. This might have something to do with the fact that Utah also ranks number 1 lowest number of median hours worked per week. Also notable is that Utah is number 1 for volunteerism and has the lowest divorce rate.

Utah ranks third in household income growth

September 18 2014 - 10:28 am

Feel richer? Utah enjoyed the third-highest increase in median-household income among the states between 2012 and 2013, according to census estimates released Thursday.

University of Utah entrepreneurship program ranked among best in nation

September 17 2014 - 10:39 am

SALT LAKE CITY — A new report rates the University of Utah’s business entrepreneurship program as one of the best in the country. According to a survey released Tuesday by the Princeton Review, for the fourth consecutive year, the David Eccles School of Business at the U. was ranked as a top 25 program for…

Three Utah cities named among 50 best places to live in America

September 17 2014 - 10:12 am

(KUTV) Three Utah cities have been named on a list of the 50 best places to live in America. According to the list from 24/7 Wall Street, Orem placed No. 30, Layton No. 29, and West Jordan No. 40. The list says Orem is one of the safest cities in U.S. and has exceptionally strong…

America’s 20 best national parks

September 16 2014 - 10:34 am

Arches, Utah You may be familiar with Utah’s Arches already, without having been there, as this striking park, with its 2,000-plus sandstone arches, has served as a backdrop to countless Hollywood flicks, including Indiana Jones, and Thelma & Louise and many of those starring John Wayne. Nowhere in the world will you find such a…

The Most and Least Educated Cities in the U.S.

September 16 2014 - 10:15 am

#4 Provo, Utah Want to be surrounded by smart people? A new study by personal finance social network WalletHub found the U.S. cities the intellectual elite call home.

Utah #1 “The Best States to Repay Student Loans”

September 16 2014 - 8:59 am
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The Beehive State tops the list in this year’s rankings, due in part to its overall employment and student loan conditions. Utah has one of the highest average incomes nationally, low unemployment rates, and the cost-of-living is below the national average. Only half of the population carries any student debt, and Utah ranks in the…

UNL economists rank states by entrepreneurship activity

September 15 2014 - 11:51 am
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Utah in the top 10.

Utah 5th Lowest “Adult Obesity in the United States”

September 15 2014 - 11:47 am
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According to the most recent data, two states have adult obesity rates above 35 percent, 20 states have rates at or above 30 percent, 43 states have rates at or above 25 percent and every state is above 20 percent. Mississippi and West Virginia have the highest rates of obesity at 35.1 percent, while Colorado…

BYU, Westminster lead Utah in U.S. News and World Report rankings

September 10 2014 - 10:42 am

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah’s private institutions of higher education earned high marks in the latest U.S. News and World Report rankings, with Brigham Young University breaking in the top 100 national universities and Westminster ranking 20th for regional universities in the western United States.