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Utah unemployment dips below 2% for 1st time as labor becomes ‘precious commodity’

The Department of Workforce Services in Taylorsville is pictured on April 15, 2021. Utah’s unemployment rate hit a record low of 1.9% in April, according to a report issued Friday. (Kristin Murphy, Deseret News) Estimated read time: 3-4 minutes SALT LAKE CITY – Utah labor officials reported Friday that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate …

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Golden State Warriors ‘MVP’ Kevon Looney fuels classic third-quarter barrage to take Game 2

2:25 AM ET Kendra AndrewsESPN SAN FRANCISCO – The Golden State Warriors have a history of big third quarters. No one exactly knows why. Maybe Warriors head coach Steve Kerr gives the best halftime speech around. Maybe it takes them 24 minutes to fully assess how their opponent is approaching the game. Maybe they need …

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Will Zalatoris surges to 1-shot lead at PGA Championship; Bubba Watson fires record-tying 63

TULSA, Okla. – The Oklahoma wind came sweeping through Southern Hills and then swiftly left town in time for Will Zalatoris, Bubba Watson and yes, even Tiger Woods, to bring a sleepy PGA Championship to life on Friday. Zalatoris hit the ball on the button whether he was in the fairway or the rough, running …

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Elon Musk tweets that he’ll give ex-YouTube CEO a horse if he touches his wiener

Elon Musk made light of the sexual misconduct allegations leveled against him, joking that the affair should be dubbed ‘Elongate’ before soliciting the co-founder of YouTube to touch his ‘wiener’. Musk has denied the claims in a Business Insider article, which alleged that he exposed himself to a private flight attendant during a massage, rubbed …

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Mercedes-Benz crashes record for most expensive car sold at $ 142M

These wheels of fortune are turning in Mercedes-Benz’s favor. The German automotive brand confirmed that it has sold a luxury car for a mind-boggling $ 142 million (135 million EUR), shattering the previous record for the most expensive vehicle ever sold. “We [wanted], with one single act, to demonstrate the power of the Mercedes brand, …

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Trevor Story’s slam snagged by former Boston Red Sox LF Jonny Gomes in Monster seats

BOSTON – Red Sox second baseman Trevor Story connected again Friday night – this time with a former Boston player seated atop the Green Monster. Story, who hit three home runs in Boston’s victory Thursday, launched a grand slam to give the Red Sox a 4-0 lead over Seattle in the third inning. Former Red …

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NYC restaurant owners say they missed GrubHub’s warning about its disastrous $ 15 free lunch promo

NYC restaurateurs say they missed GrubHub’s warning about a free $ 15 lunch promotion that saw them overwhelmed with orders before being forced to dump tons of food. The meal delivery app told the Today Show that it did offer restaurants ‘advance notice,’ but that the demand blew away expectations as thousands of hungry New …

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Marcus Smart, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Rudy Gobert headline NBA’s All-Defensive teams

8:38 PM ET Andrew LopezESPN Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart, Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert and Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo highlighted the 2021-22 NBA All-Defensive teams, which were announced on Friday night. Smart, the league’s 2021-22 Defensive Player of the Year, earned his third first-team nod. He was joined at the guard spot by …

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Mission NGO defends Johnny Depp amid Amber Heard allegations

A women’s abuse group voiced support for Johnny Depp on Friday – joining a growing chorus of the actor’s female friends and co-stars who have defended him amid claims he physically and sexually abused ex Amber Heard. Mission NGO, a nonprofit that fights violence against women and children worldwide, expressed “compassion” for the 58-year-old “Pirates …

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