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Ogden newspaper to be sold to a family newspaper company

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Ogden Newspapers will acquire the Standard-Examiner and standard.net website, as well as the...

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Wynn Resorts' next battle: Friends of Steve who remain on board

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. Steve Wynn may be gone from the casino company that bears his name, but he still has friends in high places, including the chairman of the board. D. Boone Wayson took over as chairman of Wynn Resorts . in February after Wynn stepped down, a shake-up spurred by reports that Wynn...


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US agency cracks down on Juul e-cigarette popular in schools

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health officials are cracking down on underage use of a popular e-cigarette brand following months of complaints from parents, politicians and school administrators. The Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday it has issued warnings to 40 retail and online stores as part...


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Analysis: Facebook's hand-picked watchdogs gave it high marks for privacy even as the

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Facebook’s mishandling of its users’ personal information prompted stiff penalties from the U.S. government in 2011 -- including a requirement that the social giant submit to regular privacy checkups for the next two decades. However, Facebook got to hand-pick its own...


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Major milestones loom everywhere for global markets in flux

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. With all the focus on the 10-year Treasury yield, it’s easy to overlook the tumult that may await global investors across other asset classes. The U.S. government’s decade-long borrowing costs crossed the 3 percent threshold for the first time in four years on Tuesday. That’s...


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Amazon CEO faces Berlin protest from Merkel's coalition partner

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. Amazon.com’s Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos will face protests against the company’s tax policy and treatment of workers when he collects an award in Berlin on Tuesday. Andrea Nahles, the newly elected leader of Germany’s Social Democratic Party, the junior partner in...


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Stocks give up an early gain; 10-year yield hits 3 percent

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NEW YORK (AP) — Major U.S. stock indexes gave up an early gain Tuesday, but smaller and more domestically-focused companies are rising. Investors are applauding strong first-quarter results from companies including heavy machinery maker Caterpillar and appliance maker Whirlpool. Bond yields...


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Mystery grows over pro-Saudi tabloid: Embassy got sneak peek

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WASHINGTON (AP) — It landed with a thud on newsstands at Walmart and rural supermarkets last month: Ninety-seven fawning pages saluting Saudi Arabia, whose ambitious crown prince was soon to arrive in the U.S. on a PR blitz to transform his country’s image. As questions swirled about the glossy...


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Trump's tariffs risk jobs and profits in working-class areas

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s escalating dispute with China over trade and technology is threatening jobs and profits in working-class communities where his “America First” agenda hit home. The Commerce Department has received more than 2,400 applications from companies seeking waivers...


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Big oil gets little love with toxic troika shadowing revival

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. For generations of investors, ExxonMobil has been a cornerstone of fund managers’ portfolios alongside the biggest names in corporate America. Not so much any more. From leading the S&P 500 Index a decade ago, the company has dropped to the ninth-largest in a top 10 now...


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Finance 202: Wells Fargo shrinks lobbying team as it faces crisis in Washington

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. The Washington playbook for a company in crisis starts with a simple premise: Friends aren’t free. That’s why a big business facing a crush of damaging headlines typically beefs up its lobbying team and spreads more political money around. Wells Fargo is doing the...


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