1 of 2 View 2 Items Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News FILE - Utah Valley University students walk through the food court of the Sorensen Student Center on campus in Orem Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. Related Links How Astrid Tuminez went from Filipino slums to president of UVU, and her inspiring message for young people Microsoft exec raised in the slums of Philippines to lead Utah Valley University SALT LAKE CITY — Starting this fall, Utah Valley University will partner with Silicon Slopes to offer a technology management emphasis master's in business administration at the nonprofit organization's headquarters in Lehi. Utah Valley University President Astrid S. Tuminez, who addressed the Utah Legislature's Higher Education Appropriation Subcommittee Wednesday morning, described the partnership. Adam Fondren, Deseret News FILE - Astrid S. Tuminez smiles to the crowd at the public meeting of the Board of Trustees where she is introduced as … [Read more...] about Utah Valley University to partner with Silicon Slopes to offer tech management MBA
kalichka - stock.adobe.com Air pollution- gas from pipe SALT LAKE CITY — Dominion Energy announced Tuesday a major initiative to reduce methane emissions from its natural gas infrastructure by 50 percent over the next decade. The plan will prevent more than 430,000 metric tons of methane from entering the atmosphere, the equivalent of taking 2.3 million cars off the road for a year or planting nearly 180 million new trees, according to a news release. Methane is the primary component of natural gas, which is used to heat millions of homes across the nation, generate one-third of the nation’s electricity for residential and commercial industries. Natural gas is transported to power facilities, homes and businesses across the country via a 2.5 million-mile national underground pipeline system, the release stated. In Utah, the company has already begun to see significant cuts in greenhouse gas emissions. "Since 2010 till today, we've reduced methane emissions by 180,000 … [Read more...] about Dominion Energy touts plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions in half
Adobe Stock Draper-based Nav just secured $44 million in new funding and is continuing to expand its mission of helping businesses navigate the world of credit and finance using tools driven by artificial intelligence and machine learning. DRAPER — Navigating the world of credit and borrowing is a huge challenge, particularly for small businesses. Nav is a 7-year-old Utah company dedicated to aiding small businesses in that journey, utilizing a bevy of high-tech data analysis tools. This week, the company announced a $44 million Series C funding round led by investment banking giant Goldman Sachs. The company said the new capital will help accelerate both its product development and market growth efforts. Nav President Gregg Ott told the Deseret News that, unlike the limited number of loan categories that consumers typically are pursuing, the suite of loan types and financing categories for small businesses are both numerous and come with a panoply of requirements that can … [Read more...] about Small business credit startup Nav scoops $44 million in fresh funding
1 of 4 View 4 Items Ahn Young-joon A currency trader watches monitors at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Feb. 11, 2019. Asian stocks were mixed on Monday as traders watched for developments on a fresh round of trade talks in Beijing this week. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon) SINGAPORE — World markets mostly rose Monday as traders looked ahead to a new round of trade talks between U.S. and Chinese officials in Beijing this week. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, France's CAC 40 rose 0.9 percent to 5,004.68 and Germany's DAX was up 0.9 percent at 11,002.65. Britain's FTSE 100 index gained 0.6 percent to 7,106.46 after government figures showed the British economy slowed last year to its weakest growth rate since the aftermath of the global financial crisis. The data weakened the pound, which tends to boost the shares of the many multinationals listed on the FTSE. Wall Street was headed for small gains on … [Read more...] about World stocks rise ahead of new round of US-China talks
Richard Vogel, AP This Oct. 23, 2018, file photo shows an Amazon logo atop the Amazon Treasure Truck The Park DTLA office complex in downtown Los Angeles. Related Links Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam signs a new bill for Amazon HQ2. Here's why it took him so long Minnesota columnist says Amazon 'played' the country with its HQ2 sweepstakes SALT LAKE CITY — Amazon may not add its second headquarters to New York after all, according to The Washington Post. Amazon is reportedly reconsidering moving one of its two new campuses to New York City after local politicians expressed concern about the project, the Post reports. The company hasn’t leased or purchased office space yet in the area, which would make it super easy to not build a site there, according to the Post. Amazon is slated to bring a second headquarters to Virginia, which Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam made official this week by signing a new bill, which I wrote about for the Deseret News. … [Read more...] about Amazon is reconsidering New York City for HQ2, reports say. Does Utah have a shot?