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Art Raymond

Deseret News

Salt Lake City, UT, United States

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Recent articles by Art:

Larry H. Miller Group makes another move. What is it this time?

Utah business giant Larry H. Miller Group is kicking off 2022 in much the same way the homegrown multichannel operation rolled through 2021, by announcing a new deal amid an ongoing strategy to retool its operations. → Read More

Minimum wages are going up in 26 states in 2022. Why isn’t Utah among them?

Lower wage earners in half the U.S. will have a little extra cause to celebrate in 2022, as 26 states have announced raises to minimum wage rates in the new year. But, the thousands who toil for hourly rates at or near the $7.25 minimum in Utah will not be among them. → Read More

KSL

Year in review: Utah economy boomed in '21 but what's coming next year?

The year's biggest Utah economic stories were dominated by the state's nation-leading recovery from COVID-19 but recent issues could cast shadows into the year ahead. → Read More

Utah’s year in tech: Record deals, surprise comebacks and new ideas push the needle

Utah Jazz owner and Qualtrics founder Ryan Smith rang the bell on Wall Street. Sales of nonfungible tokens generated billions in markets similar to bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. Utah high-tech companies had a banner year amid COVID pandemic. → Read More

Four-day workweek is gaining support among progressives in Congress

Nearly 100 members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus have thrown their support behind the "32 Hour Workweek Act," a proposal aiming to make a four day week the national norm. → Read More

KSL

'Fear mode': Will omicron, on top of rising inflation, upend economic recovery?

For the second time in three days, markets tumbled as uncertainty about the omicron variant cast a shadow over investors already twitchy about rising inflation. → Read More

KSL

The return of layaway? A new tech-driven riff is bringing the idea back, in a big way

Almost every U.S. retailer used to offer the option to have an item stashed away while you made incremental payments until paid in full. Is that option returning? → Read More

Just starting your 2021 holiday shopping? Here’s how to buckle up for Black Friday

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are coming up. Amid fears that global supply chain issues could lead to major gaps on holiday shopping lists, a record number of Americans jumped into the annual fray earlier than ever. But for those whose work has only just begun, local businesses and online retailers are ready to keep you off next year’s naughty list. → Read More

Ugly but delicious: Booming online grocer Misfits Market opens massive facility in Utah

Misfits Market, now operating in 44 states, opened a massive facility in Utah that will serve as its center of operations across the western U.S. Launched in 2018 as an online grocer specializing in great deals on less-than-beautiful organic produce, Misfits Market has earned a market value north of $2 billion. → Read More

KSL

Ho, ho, heck: Early holiday shoppers ran into 2 billion out-of-stock messages in Oct.

Will empty shelves, both real and virtual, make gift card purchases the first verse in a disappointing theme song for the upcoming 2021 holidays? → Read More

KSL

What do Utahns think about President Joe Biden's vaccine mandate for large businesses? Answers in a new poll

While businesses in Utah and across the country continue to wait for details and the official implementation of President Joe Biden's private sector vaccine mandate rules announced last month, a new survey shows Utahns are overwhelmingly opposed to the proposed policy. → Read More

KSL

Utah Sen. Mike Lee set a trap for Snapchat. What happened next?

Executives from social media titans TikTok, Snapchat and YouTube were on the hot bench Tuesday for a U.S. Senate hearing focused on protecting children from exposure to harmful online content. → Read More

KSL

Apple CEO Tim Cook had this compliment for Utahns in tech at the Silicon Slopes Summit

During a chat with Sen. Mike Lee at the 2021 Silicon Slopes Summit on Wednesday, Apple CEO Tim Cook delivered a great compliment to Utah's booming tech ecosystem. → Read More

KSL

Does Facebook approve ads harmful to children? What Sen. Mike Lee has to say about it

Frances Haugen was the sole witness at a Senate hearing where Mike Lee presented evidence he said showed Facebook is failing to catch harmful ad content targeting children. → Read More

What NFL star Peyton Manning had to say at a Utah tech conference

NFL Hall of Fame quarterback Peyton Manning opened Utah fintech giant MX’s annual user summit at Snowbird Resort Wednesday, offering personal insights on his storied career and what life has been like since he left the game in 2015. → Read More

KSL

Salt Lake City lost the lucrative Outdoor Retailer shows to Denver. Could it steal them back?

Could the mammoth and lucrative Outdoor Retailer shows be headed back to Salt Lake City? → Read More

KSL

How a Salt Lake cinema kept dozens of US theaters afloat during the pandemic

Like most movie theaters, the screens of Salt Lake's Broadway and Tower cinemas went dark in spring of 2020 as the COVID-19 virus broke into the public spotlight. → Read More

The Great Resignation: Burnout — and opportunity — are driving record wave of quitting

The COVID-19 pandemic has made seismic impacts to the work world, as employees are increasingly ready to say "I quit" and move on to new opportunities. → Read More

Utah’s Traeger Grills lights a fire under public stock offering effort

Traeger Grills is teeing up a public stock offering after a banner year that saw the company blow past $500 million in annual revenues. → Read More

Utah cyberattacks on the rise as millions paid out in new ‘double-extortion’ ransomware schemes

Meatpacking giant JBS and fuel network operator Colonial Pipeline have paid out millions to cybercriminals as a result of new attacks that steal or "exfiltrate" sensitive information to use for blackmail payments. In Utah, ransomware attacks are on the rise. → Read More