Business

Maggots, mold and dirt reported in Weber jail food

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Health inspectors looked into reports of maggots, mold, and dirt in jail food, and labels...

Business

Weber County economic development head out as officials rework approach

Doug Larsen

Douglas Larsen stepped down Jan. 11 as head of the Weber Economic Development Partnership after 5 1/2 years in the post and more than 20 years in county government in all.


Business

Asian shares advance after Wall Street rally; eyes on China

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Shares were broadly higher in Asia on Thursday after a rally on Wall Street that took the Dow Jones industrial average to its first close above 26,000. Traders are awaiting the release of Chinese GDP figures later Thursday. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 jumped 0.7 percent to 24,050.53...


Business

Apple banks on tax break to build 2nd campus, hire 20,000

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple is planning to build a new corporate campus and hire 20,000 U.S. workers in an expansion driven in part by a tax cut that will enable the iPhone maker to bring an estimated $245 billion back to its home country. The pledge announced Wednesday comes less than a month after...


Business

Apple pledges to spend $350 billion, bring 20,000 jobs to US within next five years

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Apple, the world’s most valuable company, said Wednesday it will spend $350 billion in development and create 20,000 jobs in the United States in the next five years, outlining for the first time how it will invest in the U.S. economy following the new tax law passed...


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Financial Markets Glance

Dow Jones Industrials High: 26,130.45 Low: 25,865.02 Close: 26,115.65 Change: +322.79 Other Indexes Standard&Poors 500 Index: 2802.56 +26.14 NYSE Index: 13,352.39 +105.53 Nasdaq Composite Index: 7298.28 +74.59 NYSE Amer Composite: 2714.93 +15.44 Russell 2000 Index: 1586.66 +13.69 Wilshire 5000...


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Stocks soar to records on earnings enthusiasm

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. U.S. stocks rose to fresh highs as companies continued to indicate the tax overhaul will boost earnings this year. Treasuries fell with gold and the dollar climbed on speculation Congress will avert a government shutdown. The S&P 500 index posted its biggest gain since November,...


Government

'Very strong' Democratic sentiment to oppose GOP budget bill

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Top Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer said Wednesday there’s “very, very strong” sentiment among Democrats in the chamber to oppose GOP-drafted legislation to keep the government’s doors open, comments that could indicate the chances are increasing that the government could shut down...


Business

BlackRock lets its hair down by offering unlimited time off

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. BlackRock Inc., taking a page from Silicon Valley where ping-pong tables and on-site gyms are common perks, is offering unlimited time off. The world’s largest asset manager began rolling out the perk earlier this month, confirmed Brian Beades, a BlackRock spokesman. The New...


Business

Markets Right Now: Dow has first close above 26,000 points

The latest on developments in financial markets (All times local): 4 p.m. Stocks are closing higher on Wall Street, sending the Dow Jones industrial average to its first close above 26,000 points. The Dow had traded above that level on Tuesday but wound up closing lower that day. The Dow’s surge on...


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Cellphone jamming system tested at Maryland prison

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Federal prisons officials on Wednesday tested a jamming technology inside the walls of a federal prison, a rare move that authorities said they hope will help combat the danger posed by inmates with cellphones. The test was conducted over several hours Wednesday morning at a...


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