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Act Now! Registration for the trade mission to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates is now open
The cities of Riyadh, Abu Dhabi and Dubai offer tremendous opportunities for Utah companies interested in increasing their footprint in the Middle East. On this trade mission, delegates will engage with high-level business and investment leaders, receive market briefings by in-country experts and the U.S. Commercial Service, attend VIP networking receptions, participate in company visits and take part in customized B2B meetings.
CYBER24 Episode 63: Pemex hack and preventing ransomware
Cybercrime isn't a uniquely American phenomenon. Recent high-profile attacks on Pemex, Mexico's state-owned oil monopoly was hit with ransomware demanding $5 million comes just months after a similar attack on Norwegian aluminum producer Norsk Hydro. The former was offered a discount by hackers if they paid right away (which they did not) while the later refused to pay at all and has spent a reported $71 million to clean up the mess. 
Impartner receives $20 million in growth capital from vector capital
Impartner today that it has received $20 million in growth capital financing from Vector Capital, a leading global private equity firm specializing in transformational investments in technology businesses.
Captain D's signs franchise development agreement to bring first locations to Utah
Captain D's announced that it has signed a new franchise development agreement with MH & Sons Enterprises, led by Maqsood Merchant, a seasoned multi-unit operator with more than 15 years of industry experience.
Traeger Wood Pellet Grills is now the world's first smart grill integrated with Amazon Alexa
Traeger Grills announced a new integration with Amazon Alexa. Select Traeger models now work with Alexa and Traeger's patented WiFIRE technology to allow users voice control of their grill-making grilling even more convenient. 
Housing and recreation prices lift Wasatch Consumer Price Index
The Zions Bank Wasatch Front Consumer Price Index (CPI) increased 0.7% from October to November on a non-seasonally adjusted basis. Year over year, the Wasatch Front Consumer Price Index has grown 3.5%, while the national Consumer Price Index has increased 2.1% since November of last year.
U-Haul selects Qualtrics as its preferred experience management provider to drive meaningful customer experiences
Qualtrics announced that U-Haul International has selected Qualtrics CustomerXM as its preferred experience management provider. U-Haul will use the Qualtrics XM Platform to proactively understand and anticipate customer needs, exceed customer expectations, and improve business outcomes.

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