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...


Walgreens is what you get when you can't put Amazon in the Dow

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. (Bloomberg) -- On paper, Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. is an underwhelming choice for inclusion in the world’s most famous stock index. The shares are languishing, its industry keeps coming under threat, and it’s half the size of the company it’s replacing, General Electric Co....


Ethics spotlight is back on Wilbur Ross

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - As a wealthy and experienced investor, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross was expected to bring polish and sagacity to his job in the Trump cabinet. But a Forbes magazine report this week has suggested Ross has brought tarnish and imprudence. The magazine...


Lawmakers approve family leave, sales tax, $15 minimum wage

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts lawmakers swiftly approved a compromise bill Wednesday that could keep proposals on paid leave, the minimum wage and a reduction in the sales tax from going before voters on the November ballot. The House passed the measure on a 126-25 vote. The Senate followed,...


Burger King says sorry for Russian World Cup pregnancy ad

Russia Soccer WCup Burger Bungle

MOSCOW (AP) — Burger King has apologized for offering a lifetime supply of Whoppers to Russian women who get pregnant by World Cup players. Critics assailed the offer, announced on Russian social media, as sexist and demeaning. The announcement was removed Tuesday from Burger King’s social media...


Disney ups bid for Fox's entertainment businesses to $71.3 billion

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. The bidding war over 21st Century Fox reached a new peak Wednesday as Walt Disney announced it was upping its offer to $71.3 billion, days after Comcast made a competing offer of $65 billion and hours before the Fox board met to discuss the bid. The news heavily...


Canada PM can't imagine Trump damaging US with auto tariffs

Canada US Still Best Friends

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Wednesday he can’t imagine President Donald Trump will make good on his threat to impose new tariffs on Canadian autos entering the United States because it would amount to a self-inflicted wound on the U.S. economy. Trudeau was...


American expects back to normal operations at regional unit

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — American Airlines says a regional affiliate should run close to a normal operation Thursday after canceling 2,750 flights in the past week because of a computer problem. Spokeswoman Katie Cody said PSA Airlines stabilized its computer systems but faced delays getting planes...


BC-Composite Updates

STOCKS IN THE SPOTLIGHT NEW YORK (AP)_Sales, closing price and net change of the 15 most active New York Stock Exchange issues, trading nationally. Name VolumeLastChg. GenlElec 98,704,701 16.26 iShEMkts 69,822,796 44.09 +.19 OracleCorp 59,694,075 50.52 AT&TInc 56,543,417 37.21 S&P500ETF 53,750,542...


BC-Composite Updates,

NYSE MKT LEADERS NEW YORK (AP)_Sales, closing price and net change of the 10 most active NYSE MKT issues, trading nationally. Name VolumeLastChg. Globalstar 7,154,589 1.21 ActiniumPhm 5,936,563 .69 +.11 NewGoldg 4,732,379 3.11 iShsIndiabt 4,692,065 37.44 TransEnterix 4,592,694 2.01 NthnOil&Gas 4,...


Kate Spade Foundation to donate $1M for suicide prevention

Kate Spade Charity

NEW YORK (AP) — Kate Spade New York has announced plans to donate $1 million to support suicide prevention and mental health awareness causes in tribute to the company’s late founder. To start, the company said Wednesday the Kate Spade New York Foundation is giving $250,000 to the Crisis Text Line ,...

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