Stargazing: Lehi museum partners with NASA to teach about Webb telescope images

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NASA reveled four new images Tuesday taken by the James Webb Telescope. This image shows the Carina nebula. The Hutchings Museum Institute in Lehi, selected by NASA to be an official Webb events host, held an event on Saturday to celebrate the first images from the telescope, (NASA, ESA, CSA, and STScI) Estimated read time: … Read more

Mortgage rates fall as fears about the US economy loom

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The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 5.30% in the week ending July 28, down from 5.54% the week before, according to Freddie Mac. That is still significantly higher than this time last year when it was 2.80%. Rates rose sharply at the start of the year, hitting a high of 5.81% in mid-June. But since then, … Read more

Another home insurer will stop insuring Florida homes amid market ‘collapse’

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Florida’s already crippled home insurance market is taking another hit. WESH 2 News has learned that another company, Bankers Insurance Group, is pulling out of Florida’s home insurance market. “The Florida private insurance market is collapsing,” said Mark Friedlander. Friedlander is the Florida spokesperson for the Insurance Information Institute. He said Bankers Insurance is now … Read more

Study proves COVID outbreak originated at Wuhan food market, Utah researcher says

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In this Jan. 31, 2021 photo, a security guard waves for journalists to clear the road after a convoy carrying the World Health Organization team entered the Huanan Seafood Market. New research found that the Huanan foods market in Wuhan, China served as the epicenter for the SARS-CoV-2 outbreak in late 2019, a study co-authored … Read more

Schechter School financial officer stole $8.4M to buy luxury vehicles, five homes on Fire Island, DA says

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An official at a Williston Park private school has been indicted on grand larceny and money laundering charges for allegedly stealing $8.4 million from the school and using the money to buy luxury vehicles, five homes on Fire Island and to pay his daughter’s college tuition, the Suffolk County District Attorney’s office said. David Ostrove, … Read more

What is fueling inflation and how is it impacting Utah’s economy and job market?

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A “Now Hiring” sign is pictured outside Staker Parson in Salt Lake City on July 13. Utah’s economy is running strong, for now, but how will inflation and a looming recession impact the economy? (Laura Seitz, Deseret News) Estimated read time: 4-5 minutes SALT LAKE CITY — Utah’s employment summary for the month of June … Read more

Home prices hit an all-time high, even as sales continue to slow

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The median home price was $416,000 last month, up 13.4% from one year ago, according to a report from the National Association of Realtors. It marks more than a decade of year-over-year monthly price gains. Sales of existing homes — which include single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops — were down 5.4% in June from … Read more