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Lieutenant Governor: right-to-work bill 'fundamentally right'
When HB 75 came up for a committee hearing on Thursday, a surprise guest came to testify in favor of the bill: Lieutenant Governor John Sanchez. On Friday, Sanchez told Business First he supports the bill because he worked with Rep. Dennis Roch (R-Logan) to draft it. There are competing bills, but Roch's, he said, shows the most "common sense." "For me, personally, I worked with Representative Roch about his legislation. It was a natural organic effort to work with him. That's why I took the time…


Fri, 30 Jan 2015 21:14:08 +0000


Ingersoll-Rand beats expectations with five-fold increase in quarterly earnings
Ingersoll-Rand's fourth quarter earnings shot up more than five-fold to $255.5 million, or 95 cents per share, compared with the fourth quarter a year ago. Those figures for the fourth quarter of 2013 were $47.7 million, or 16 cents a share. For the year, Ingersoll-Rand (NYSE:IR) earned $931.7 million, or $3.40 per diluted share, up 51 percent from $618.8 million, or $2.07 per share, reported in 2013. "We continued to create value in 2014 through growth, operational excellence and balanced capital…


Fri, 30 Jan 2015 21:12:31 +0000


One-liners and zingers: A sampling of jokes from the Terry Bradshaw Friars Club roast
It was an onslaught of inappropriate, yet hilarious, jokes during Thursday's star-studded Friars Club Roast of Terry Bradshaw at the Arizona Biltmore Hotel. The roast will premiere on ESPN2 in an hour-long special tonight at 6 p.m. Bradshaw, a four-time Super Bowl-winning quarterback with the Pittsburgh Steelers and TV sports commentator, was a terrific sport through all the ribbing. Here is a sampling of some of the jokes bandied about during the roast: Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey to former Gov.…


Fri, 30 Jan 2015 21:12:23 +0000


Photos: See who appeared on the Book of Lists Celebration's red carpet
More than 500 people joined us at our Book of Lists party last night, and we had a blast. The party was held at WisePies Arena aka The Pit to celebrate the companies and people included in our 2015 Book of Lists. ABF Research Director Brandon Call worked long hours and late nights putting the Book of Lists together. We had multiple photographers at the event last night, and they got great snaps of the party. It's evident from the photos what a great time everyone had, so we decided to share them…


Fri, 30 Jan 2015 21:11:06 +0000


The Puget Sound region demands more attorneys
The Puget Sound region just got a bump in the number of attorneys in the past year. The apparent need for legal counsel here might be the reason why so many huge law firms want to have a presence in the area. The Business Journal ranked the top 25 law firms in the region by number of attorneys firm-wide. Those numbers are, as expected, quite large and cover a wide territory. But when you take a closer look, it shows that the Puget Sound region has a growing number of lawyers. The total combined…


Fri, 30 Jan 2015 21:11:00 +0000


Franklin County promotes from within for new county administrator
Franklin County Commissioners have chosen Ken Wilson to serve as county administrator. Wilson was promoted from his position as deputy county administrator, replacing Don Brown following his retirement last fall after nine years in the role. Wilson will oversee 14 county agencies with more than 1,400 employees and will be responsible for managing the county's $1.4 billion budget and maintaining its bond ratings. Wilson, 46, was hired in 2005 as director for the county's Office of Management and…


Fri, 30 Jan 2015 21:10:58 +0000


Denver ekes into top 10 for best ridesharing cities (Slideshow)
Catching a ride using a mobile app is rapidly becoming the norm these days. That's especially true in Denver, which eked into the top 10 cities for ride-sharing, according to a new study by Zen99. Zen99, a company that offers tax and insurance tools to the self-employed, analyzed four key metrics to determine the best cities for ride-sharing: Percentage of population that uses public transit. Number of young people with disposable income, specifically 20- to 34-year-olds earning more than $65,000…


Fri, 30 Jan 2015 21:09:54 +0000


Barkley gathers female creative directors to tweet during Super Bowl
Female creative directors from throughout the Kansas City area will be having a Super Bowl party of their own – the KC Super Bowl Tweet Up event. During the game, the group will be tweeting their reactions and insights to the commercials using the hashtag #3percentSB. Two other cities are participating, San Francisco and Boston. The event – a first for Kansas City – is part of the national 3% Conference, which was founded three years ago with the goal of raising the number of female creative…


Fri, 30 Jan 2015 21:07:55 +0000

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