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Why Utah is changing the way it approaches business development and how it fits into a national conversation

Utah is a state where many of its citizens are struggling to find work.As the economy has started to recover, many have found themselves scrambling to find full-time jobs, many are struggling with student loan debt and a shrinking middle class.But as the economy and job growth in Utah has slowly improved, the state is beginning to turn toward what

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Inquiry

How President Trump has gutted business development programs

President Trump's administration has gutting business development grants, which were established to support small businesses.In the first half of this year, the Trump administration cut the budget of Business Development Corporation, which helps small businesses get loans, expand their workforce, and hire people.The $30 million in funding for the program was slashed from $500 million to $350 million, which means

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Obama administration: Trump administration could ‘use the power of the purse’ to shut down businesses that violate environmental laws

President Barack Obama is calling on the Trump administration to step in and shut down some companies that violate federal environmental laws, a senior administration official told POLITICO on Friday.The official said the president would be open to "all options" to do so if Trump administration officials were able to demonstrate that they could not enforce the Clean Air Act

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