Business

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...

Business

YouTube excels at recommending videos but not at detecting hoaxes

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. YouTube’s failure to stop the spread of conspiracy theories related to last week’s school shooting in Florida highlights a problem that has long plagued the platform: It is far better at recommending videos that appeal to users than at stanching the flow of lies. The...


Agriculture

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 not be forgotten.


Environment

Promontory Point landfill withdraws permit to take out-of-state waste

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Owners of a landfill site on Promontory Point near the Great Salt Lake have withdrawn their permit application that would allow them to accept out-of-state waste.


Business

Asian stocks advance after Wall Street rebounds

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BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks advanced Friday after Wall Street rebounded from a two-day losing streak and Japanese inflation edged higher. KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite Index gained 0.3 percent to 3,279.74 and Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 advanced 0.4 percent to 21,814.31. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng added...


Business

Leading liberal policy group unveils 'coverage for all' plan

Health Overhaul New Plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — A leading liberal policy group is raising the ante in the health care debate with a new plan that builds on Medicare to guarantee coverage for all. Called “Medicare Extra for All,” the proposal Thursday from the Center for American Progress, or CAP, would provide a path toward...


Business

Shooting survivors endure new assault _ from online trolls

School Shooting-Florida Town Hall

One student was teased about being a “brown, bald lesbian.” Another was the target of conspiracy theorists who claimed he was really an actor. When a group of teens posed for a photo, they were accused of lapping up attention from the news cameras and “partying like rock stars.” Just days after...


National

Airbnb unveils new category of rentals rated by inspectors

Airbnb Renovations

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Airbnb is dispatching inspectors to rate thousands of the properties listed on its home-rental service in an effort to reassure travelers they’re booking nice places to stay. The Plus program, unveiled Thursday, is aimed at winning over travelers who aren’t sure they can trust...


Business

States reach a $650 million settlement over exploding Takata air bags

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Dozens of states reached a $650 million settlement with the U.S subsidiary of a Japanese company that manufactured faulty air bags installed in millions of automobiles worldwide, bags that sprayed deadly shrapnel that killed at least 22 people and injured hundreds...


Business

Book Trump? Interest groups press case at his properties

Trump Special Interests

WASHINGTON (AP) — Payday lenders got regulators to rethink rules on how closely to vet borrowers. E-cigarette makers got a delay in federal oversight of many vaping products. Candy makers praised a decision to hold off on more stringent labeling standards. And title insurers declared “victory” for...


Business

U.S. stocks end mixed as bonds gain, dollar slumps

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. U.S. stocks eked out a gain to halt a two-day slide, but not before erasing an advance that topped 1 percent as investors grappled with the threat from higher interest rates. Treasuries edged higher and the dollar slumped. The S&P 500 Index barely held above 2,700 after dipping...


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