Business

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...

Business

Hotel to open in downtown Stillwater

Exchange Downtown Stillwater Hotel

STILLWATER, Minn. (AP) — When it came time for developer Corey Burstad to find a partner for his $13.5 million hotel project in downtown Stillwater, he knew a standard chain wouldn’t cut it. The space — the former Joseph Wolf Brewery block on South Main Street — was too historic and too unusual, he...


Business

Texas man continues family tradition crafting leather goods

Exchange Leather Craftsman

DENTON, Texas (AP) — It’s silent in the small studio on the corner of Bell and Oak streets in downtown Denton, except for the scraping of metal on stone. In the same spot where his grandfather hand-tooled saddles for four decades, Clint Wilkinson, 35, silently counts each stroke of a knife across...


Business

Tyler summer camp teaches students to pilot, program drones

Exchange Drone Camp

TYLER, Texas (AP) — Up, up and away! One Tyler Junior College summer camp is teaching students to fly. Drones, that is. The faces of seven little campers are set in stone as they concentrate. Their tablet’s Bluetooth connects to a small drone and the whir of propellers tells them they are ready to...


Business

Veteran journalist named top editor of Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times Editor

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Times on Monday announced the appointment of veteran journalist Norman Pearlstine as executive editor in the first major move by the newspaper’s new owner. Pearlstine had been serving for two months as an adviser to Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong, who spent $500 million...


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Former Mexico President Vicente Fox joins High Times board

Vicente Fox High Times

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former Mexico President Vicente Fox, who calls himself a soldier in the global campaign to legalize marijuana, is joining the board of directors of venerable cannabis publication High Times to advance his agenda. Speaking with The Associated Press about his views on cannabis and...


Business

Supreme Court to take up iPhone app lawsuit

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will consider whether the purchasers of iPhone apps can sue Apple over allegations it has an illegal monopoly on the sale of the apps. The court said Monday that it will take a case from the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, which ruled in...


Business

Google to invest $550 million in Alibaba rival JD.com

China Google JD

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Google said Monday that it will invest $550 million in Alibaba’s main rival JD.com as the U.S. tech giant seeks to expand in fast-growing Asian e-commerce markets. Under the partnership, JD.com products will appear on Google’s shopping service, giving JD.com access to...


Business

Pompeo says China is engaging in 'predatory economics 101'

Pompeo Detroit

DETROIT (AP) — China is engaging in “predatory economics 101” and an “unprecedented level of larceny” of intellectual property, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told a business audience Monday. Pompeo made the remarks at the Detroit Economic Club as global markets reacted to trade tensions between...


National

Experts say auto tariffs would raise prices, cost jobs

Trade Dispute Auto Prices

DETROIT (AP) — Every workday, about 7,400 trucks mostly loaded with automotive parts rumble across the Ambassador Bridge connecting Detroit and Canada, at times snarling traffic along the busy corridor. But if President Donald Trump delivers on threats to slap 25 percent tariffs on imported...


Auto

US stocks are mixed; energy firms rise and health care falls

Financial Markets Wall Street

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are mixed Monday afternoon as the week on Wall Street gets off to an indecisive start. Household goods makers and health care companies are slumping while energy companies are rising with oil prices, and technology companies and smaller, more U.S.-focused companies are...


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