Business

Weber Co. leaders unveil long-awaited plan, aiming to energize the economy

Weber County economic development

The economic development effort aims to bring in high-paying jobs, boost the median income and more.

Business

Insider Q&A: The inherent limits of temporary tax cuts

Insider Q A Tax Overhaul

WASHINGTON (AP) — The tax overhaul that took effect Jan. 1 provides generous breaks for corporations and wealthy Americans and more modest relief for middle- and low-income households. In addition, the tax cuts for corporations are permanent; those for individuals and families are only temporary....


Business

Blockchain is about to revolutionize the shipping industry

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. Globalization has brought the most advanced trading networks the world has seen, with the biggest, fastest vessels, robot-operated ports and vast computer databases tracking cargoes. But it all still relies on millions and millions of paper documents. That last throwback to...


Business

Four Harvard students jump into the crypto hedge-fund craze

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. In the 1970s, Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer revolutionized operating system software. Thirty years later, Mark Zuckerberg helped pioneer social networking. So what’s the latest generation of Harvard tech entrepreneurs up to? Looking to cash in on cryptocurrency, of course. Sign...


Business

Airports are using 'smart glass' to make you spend more money

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. There are many depictions of a future in which we’ve mastered the art of manipulating the opacity of glass. Even in real life, sunglasses can adapt to the intensity of sunlight. So why, one might ask, can’t we have that in our homes, or at work? The wait may soon be over. The...


Business

The rich are betting they can buy their way to a longer life

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. Money might not buy love, but it can buy better health. And, to live as long as possible, the world’s wealthy are willing to pay up. Over the past few decades, the average person’s lifespan has risen almost everywhere in the world. In China, the U.S. and most of Eastern Europe,...


Business

China auto show highlights industry's electric ambitions

China Auto Show

BEIJING (AP) — The biggest global auto show of the year showcases China’s ambitions to become a leader in electric cars and the industry’s multibillion-dollar scramble to roll out models that appeal to price-conscious but demanding Chinese drivers. Auto China 2018, which opens this week, follows...


Government

Mnuchin expresses optimism trade standoffs can be resolved

Global Finance

WASHINGTON (AP) — The International Monetary Fund and the World Bank repeatedly warned at their meetings this week that intensifying trade tensions could jeopardize a healthy global economic expansion. But U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin expressed cautious optimism Saturday that countries...


Business

After air accidents, survivors grapple with flying again

Plane Accidents Flying Again

Hundreds of hands grappling with oxygen masks. Flight attendants warning passengers to brace for impact. The plane hurtling toward the unforgiving ground. Survivors of air accidents often proclaim that their survival was a miracle. But what follows is another kind of miracle: Many survivors manage...


Business

Mnuchin expresses optimism for resolution of trade fights

Global Finance

WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin expressed cautious optimism Saturday over efforts to resolve trade tensions that have rattled financial markets and clouded the global economic outlook. Mnuchin held a string of meetings over the past three days with financial officials from China,...


Business

After Facebook scrutiny, is Google next?

After Facebook-Who’s Next

MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — Facebook has taken the lion’s share of scrutiny from Congress and the media about data-handling practices that allow savvy marketers and political agents to target specific audiences, but it’s far from alone. YouTube, Google and Twitter also have giant platforms awash in...


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