Business

Box Elder tax increment program for biofuels company is on hold

Washakie Renewable Energy expansion

Box Elder County made ready to help a biofuels company’s expansion plans. But four years...

Business

Authorities: 3 dead in shooting outside a Walmart in Alabama

Walmart Parking Lot Slaying

TALLASSEE, Ala. (AP) — A gunman crashed into a vehicle outside a Walmart store on Tuesday morning, opening fire and killing two women before taking his own life, authorities said. Tallassee Mayor Johnny Hammock said as an investigation unfolded that it appeared the shooter purposely rammed a car...


Business

Iran rebuffs Trump's call for OPEC to increase oil output

OPEC Meeting

VIENNA (AP) — Iran lashed out Tuesday against U.S. President Donald Trump’s call on OPEC to increase oil production and limit global energy prices, saying the cartel “is not an American organization.” The OPEC oil ministers began arriving in Vienna on Tuesday ahead of their official meeting Friday,...


World

Merkel says climate change is 'a fact,' laments US stance

Germany Poland Climate-1

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel took aim Tuesday at U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris accord, calling the move “very regrettable” at a time when the overwhelming majority of countries worldwide are trying to limit global warming. “We know climate change...


Business

Cooperator could soon testify in Buffalo Billion case

NEW YORK (AP) — A key cooperator for the prosecution in a criminal case that grew from a development project known as the Buffalo Billion could soon testify. Lawyers revealed Tuesday that Kevin Schuler was listed as a likely witness in the federal corruption trial over upstate construction projects....


National Business

American: Computer system behind cancellations 'stabilized'

DALLAS (AP) — American Airlines says it has “stabilized” a computer system that failed at one of its affiliate carriers, causing the cancellation of 2,500 flights over the past week. The failure occurred in computers used to schedule crews for PSA Airlines, which is owned by American and operates...


Business

House GOP plan would cut Medicare, Social Security to balance budget

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. House Republicans released a budget proposal Tuesday that would balance in nine years - but only by making large cuts to entitlement programs, including Medicare and Social Security, that President Donald Trump has vowed not to touch. The House Budget Committee is...


Business

Fox News Channel faces backlash from Hollywood creators

TV Modern Family Levitan

NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News Channel faces a growing backlash among Hollywood creators that intensified Tuesday following Laura Ingraham’s description of “zero tolerance” detention facilities for children separated from their parents as “essentially summer camps.” “Modern Family” co-creator Steve...


National Business

Verizon, AT&T to end location data sales to brokers

Verizon Wireless Tracking

Verizon and AT&T have pledged to stop providing information on phone owners’ locations to data brokers, stepping back from a business practice that has drawn criticism for endangering privacy. The data has apparently allowed outside companies to pinpoint the location of wireless devices without...


Business

Ford, VW study commercial vehicle alliance that could grow

DETROIT (AP) — Ford and Volkswagen are exploring joint development of future commercial vehicles in a possible alliance that could lead to cooperation in other areas. The companies announced the collaboration in a statement on Tuesday. They said that any alliance would not involve cross ownership...


Business

Dow posts 6th loss in row on trade spat; small cos. rally

Financial Markets Wall Street

NEW YORK (AP) — Big industrial and technology companies skidded Tuesday as the trade dispute between the U.S. and China threatened to come to a boil. Smaller companies less focused on overseas trade fared better, as did dividend-paying stocks. The Dow Jones industrial average fell for the sixth day...


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