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...


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.


Tech, health care companies leading US stocks higher

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Technology and health care companies helped drive U.S. stocks broadly higher Friday, placing the market on course to finish a volatile week with a slight gain. Hewlett Packard Enterprise and HP led the gainers among technology stocks. Energy companies also rose along with crude oil prices. Bond...


US companies distance themselves from NRA as pressure mounts

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NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. companies are taking a closer look at investments, co-branding deals and other ties to the gun industry and its public face, the National Rifle Association, after the latest school massacre. Petitions are circulating online targeting companies that offer discounts to NRA...


Judge rejects Martin Shkreli motion to throw out some of his securities fraud convictions

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. NEW YORK - A federal judge on Friday rejected a motion by Martin Shkreli to throw out some of the securities fraud charges a jury convicted him of last year, leaving the infamous former hedge fund manager still at risk of spending 20 years in prison for defrauding...


Citi to refund $335 million after finding card APRs too high

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. Citigroup Inc., one of the world’s largest credit-card issuers, said it will refund $335 million to U.S. customers whose annual percentage rate should have been lower. The lender determined that a method it was using to calculate APRs didn’t properly reflect the full benefit...


Silicon Valley food start-up best known for its vegan mayo thinks it can cure

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. When Bill Gates called flashy food start-up Hampton Creek the “future of food,” he was presumably referring to products like the company’s much-hyped vegan mayo. The mayo, the company argues, shows it’s possible to produce plant-based foods Americans love at prices...


The Latest: US companies split with NRA

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the reaction by U.S. companies to the Florida school massacre (all times Eastern): 2:05 p.m. The insurance company Chubb Ltd. is discontinuing its partnership with the NRA which offered a policy tailored specifically to gun owners. The policy provided coverage for...


Ghana risks 800,000 cocoa farmers' ire with subsidies to end

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. The government of President Nana Akufo-Addo in Ghana will struggle to sidestep one of its most difficult decisions since coming to power a year ago: telling a crucial constituency to accept a pay cut. The New Patriotic Party-led government has little choice but to end...


The math in Trump's infrastructure plan is off by 98 percent, UPenn economists say

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. President Donald Trump is overselling the financial impact of his proposed $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan by about $1.3 trillion, according to economists at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School. Earlier this month, the White House unveiled a proposal...


Blackstone dealmaker says tax cut, tech make cycle different

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. A top Blackstone dealmaker said he’s more comfortable paying high prices because of tax reform, technology-driven efficiencies and corporate confidence. “This cycle actually is different,” said Prakash Melwani, the chief investment officer of Blackstone’s private equity...

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