Business

Justice Dept. sues to stop AT&T's $85B Time Warner deal

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The Justice Department is suing AT&T to stop its $85 billion purchase of Time Warner, setting...

Local

Small Business Saturday 2017: Deals and discounts in and around Ogden

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Local artisans and retailers will offer special discounts the day after Black Friday to encourage holiday shoppers to support small businesses.


National

Asian stocks flat as Fed minutes show support for rate hike

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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stock markets were largely flat on Thursday with investors in the U.S. markets going on a Thanksgiving holiday and the Fed minutes largely in line with investor expectations that the Fed will soon raise interest rates for a third time next month. Japan was closed on...


State

State attorneys general bash plan to hike national park fees

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A group of state attorneys general on Wednesday urged the National Park Service to scrap its proposal to more than double the entrance fee at 17 popular national parks. The top government lawyers from 10 states and the District of Columbia sent a letter saying the increase could put access to the...


Business

The Latest: States investigate Uber over massive data breach

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the data breach at Uber (all times local): 6:30 p.m. More U.S. states say they’re investigating Uber over the ride-hailing company’s massive data breach. Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley, a Republican, sent a letter Wednesday telling Uber to notify customers if...


Business

Expiring provisions threaten to upend promised tax relief

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - Congressional Republicans have implanted nearly 50 expiring provisions in their tax-cut bills that, if left unaddressed, would transform what Republicans promised would be middle-class tax relief into a law that raises taxes for tens of millions of...


Business

Play smart offense and defense with your money

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. I was eating a salad at lunch with an economist from one of the big money-management firms a few weeks ago when he told me he was putting his new money into cash instead of buying stocks. I told him I was doing the same. We aren’t liquidating mutual funds, bonds or...


Business

After sexual harassment cases, Fidelity's CEO has moved her office close to fund managers

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. Workplace consultants have a frequent suggestion for CEOs managing the aftermath of sexual harassment allegations: Get involved. Own the messaging. Make sure everyone knows this is a priority at the top, and not just in human resources. For many CEOs, that means...


Business

Financial Markets Glance

Dow Jones Industrials High: 23,605.77 Low: 23,507.61 Close: 23,526.18 Change: —64.65 Other Indexes Standard&Poors 500 Index: 2597.08 —1.95 NYSE Index: 12,390.82 +4.94 Nasdaq Composite Index: 6867.36 +4.88 NYSE Amer Composite: 2600.15 +12.20 Russell 2000 Index: 1516.76 —2.13 Wilshire 5000 TotalMkt:...


Business

Tax loophole led to huge CEO pay packages. Eliminating it isn't likely to rein them in.

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. Twenty-five years ago, Bill Clinton campaigned on an idea for limiting excessive pay for American CEOs: Cap the tax deductibility of top executives’ compensation at $1 million, and companies, not wanting bigger tax bills, might reel in their pay. In his 1993 budget,...


Business

Forest Service weighs changes to protections for sage grouse

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BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service is rethinking protection plans for sage grouse in six Western states after a U.S. court agreed with mining companies and others that the agency illegally created some safeguards in Nevada. The agency announced Tuesday that it’s working with the U.S....


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