Business

Weber County ag boosters tout import of farming even as more development looms

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Some county officials have put a focus on spurring business growth, but ag leaders ask that farming...

Business

Ogden's Union Station hires new development director

Union Station development director

Michael Plowman, who spent over a decade working for Boy Scouts of America, arrives at a time when things at Union Station have been in flux.


Business

China seizes control of troubled insurer that owns Waldorf Astoria

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. BEIJING - Chinese regulators have taken over Anbang Insurance Group Co., the sprawling Chinese conglomerate that owns New York’s Waldorf Astoria Hotel, and charged its once highflying former chairman with economic crimes. Anbang and its well-connected boss had been on...


Business

A lesson from GE: The power of telling hard truths - and the peril of avoiding them

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. In recent months, as General Electric’s troubles turned precipitous - with disclosure of a massive shortfall in insurance reserves, news of a Securities and Exchange Commission accounting investigation, talk of a break-up and a further tumble in its stock - a rush of...


Business

YouTube excels at recommending videos but not at detecting hoaxes

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. YouTube’s failure to stop the spread of conspiracy theories related to last week’s school shooting in Florida highlights a problem that has long plagued the platform: It is far better at recommending videos that appeal to users than at stanching the flow of lies. The...


Agriculture

Weber County ag boosters tout import of farming even as more development looms

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Some county officials have put a focus on spurring business growth, but ag leaders ask that farming not be forgotten.


Environment

Promontory Point landfill withdraws permit to take out-of-state waste

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Owners of a landfill site on Promontory Point near the Great Salt Lake have withdrawn their permit application that would allow them to accept out-of-state waste.


Business

Asian stocks advance after Wall Street rebounds

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BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks advanced Friday after Wall Street rebounded from a two-day losing streak and Japanese inflation edged higher. KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite Index gained 0.3 percent to 3,279.74 and Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 advanced 0.4 percent to 21,814.31. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng added...


Business

Leading liberal policy group unveils 'coverage for all' plan

Health Overhaul New Plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — A leading liberal policy group is raising the ante in the health care debate with a new plan that builds on Medicare to guarantee coverage for all. Called “Medicare Extra for All,” the proposal Thursday from the Center for American Progress, or CAP, would provide a path toward...


Business

Shooting survivors endure new assault _ from online trolls

School Shooting-Florida Town Hall

One student was teased about being a “brown, bald lesbian.” Another was the target of conspiracy theorists who claimed he was really an actor. When a group of teens posed for a photo, they were accused of lapping up attention from the news cameras and “partying like rock stars.” Just days after...


National

Airbnb unveils new category of rentals rated by inspectors

Airbnb Renovations

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Airbnb is dispatching inspectors to rate thousands of the properties listed on its home-rental service in an effort to reassure travelers they’re booking nice places to stay. The Plus program, unveiled Thursday, is aimed at winning over travelers who aren’t sure they can trust...


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