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

Did bitcoin just burst? how it compares to history's big bubbles

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. Bitcoin’s recent wobbles have given fresh urgency to a question that’s gripped market observers for much of the past year: Will the cryptocurrency go down as one of history’s most infamous bubbles, alongside tulipmania and the dot-com craze? The magnitude of bitcoin’s boom...


Business

Is talk of U.S. steel tariffs giving you deja vu? It shouldn't

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. Donald Trump is closer to making a decision on U.S. steel tariffs, in a move that could elicit comparisons to the last Republican president’s protectionist measures on metal imports. But any feelings of deja vu would be misleading, as Trump’s strategy to protect domestic...


Business

A popular school fundraiser is just 'junk-food marketing to kids,' experts say

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. For 43 years, schoolkids and their parents have clipped the labels from cookie bags and cracker boxes as part of a popular rewards program called Labels for Education. Through this and similar programs - think Tyson’s Project A+ or General Mills’ Box Tops for...


Business

A popular school fundraiser is just 'junk-food marketing to kids,' experts say

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. For 43 years, schoolkids and their parents have clipped the labels from cookie bags and cracker boxes as part of a popular rewards program called Labels for Education. Through this and similar programs - think Tyson’s Project A+ or General Mills’ Box Tops for...


Business

Pandora finally feels some investor love after annus horribilis

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. After a year of share-price losses, hedge-fund attacks and analyst criticism, Pandora A/S appears to have made its peace with the market. Chief Executive Officer Anders Colding Friis promised to right past wrongs, pledged hefty investor returns and even managed to draw praise...


Business

Automakers put on a show in Detroit as policy storms loom in DC

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. New models soaked up the spotlight at the Detroit auto show this week but policy decisions coming from Washington in 2018 may do more to determine the health of the industry than anything since the industry’s U.S. bailout 10 years ago. Pending federal government actions -- from...


Government

Conservatives balk at GOP plan to avert government shutdown

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Disgruntled conservatives threatened late Tuesday to scuttle Republican leaders’ plans to prevent a weekend government shutdown, saying GOP leaders now lack the votes to push their proposal through the House. The setback came as a deal between President Donald Trump and Congress...


Business

AI's ability to read hailed as 'historical milestone,' but computers aren't quite there

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. When computer models designed by tech giants Alibaba and Microsoft this month surpassed humans for the first time in a reading-comprehension test, both companies celebrated the success as a historic milestone. Luo Si, the chief scientist for natural-language...


Business

Autonomous cars loom, but the Detroit auto show goes on

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DETROIT (AP) — The North American International Auto Show in Detroit opened to the press this week with one big question hanging in the air: How will autonomous vehicles change the industry? The answer is still unclear. In the meantime, automakers continue to put out new vehicles of all shapes and...


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