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Nu Skin Makes Additional Sustainability Pledges To Honor Utah Climate Week

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PROVO, Utah, Sept. 22, 2020 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ —
PROVO, Utah, Sept. 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Nu Skin today announced additional sustainability pledges focusing on zero-waste. These new pledges come during Utah Climate Week and support the Utah Sustainability Business Coalition’s call for companies to make measurable sustainability pledges to support the environment.

The company pledged to decrease its waste an additional 30 percent at its global headquarters and committed to educating 100 percent of its employees on best practices to fully leverage Nu Skin’s programs for recycling and proper waste disposal by the end of 2021. These new commitments are in addition to the company’s previously announced goals around the company’s three sustainability areas of focus: people, product, and planet. All the company’s commitments and progress can be found at nuskin.com/sustainability.

“We are committed to being

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Utah music business thrives through coronavirus

SOUTH JORDAN, Utah — All across Utah, businesses had to rethink their plans with the arrival of the coronavirus. And when your business teaches people how to make music, you can’t exactly deliver lessons curbside — all you can do is try to take them online and hope people keep showing up.

For Jaime Varner, music is often an escape — a soothing path away from the worries of everyday life.

“So my mom plays and taught when I was a kid,” she said. “She taught lessons in our home our whole life.”

Varner said she begged to take lessons herself. Once she began, learning the piano consumed her life.

As an adult, she became a teacher herself.

“Had my baby grand in my living room that I would teach from,” she said. “And I had like up to 80 students there.”

Her sister taught in the basement. Eventually, it

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Weekly unemployment claims hold steady in Utah as new benefit disbursed

SALT LAKE CITY — The number of Utahns filing for unemployment compensation was flat over the past week.

The Utah Department of Workforce Services reported Thursday that the total number of new claims for jobless benefits in the Beehive State registered at 4,563 for the week of Aug. 30 to Sept. 5 compared to 4,591 claims the prior week. The state paid out $17.5 million in benefits to claimants over the week.

Last week, DWS reported the new claims from people applying for unemployment assistance for the first time dropped by 18%. However, this week the volume of claims was relatively steady, declining less than 1%. The state also reported 54,661 continuing claims for unemployment aid.

“At the peak of this pandemic, we saw 33,000 applications in a week, so 4,500 is certainly much lower than we saw at the peak. But 4,500 people is still 4,500 people that are

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