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...

Business

Federal shutdown enters Day 2 amid blame game on both sides

APTOPIX Budget Battle-4

President Donald Trump’s budget director is holding out hope that feuding Democrats and Republicans in Congress can reach a short-term spending agreement before the start of the workweek Monday, but he worries that the government shutdown could last for several more days if progress remains...


Business

'Jumanji' tops box office for third straight weekend

Film Box Office

NEW YORK (AP) — “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” outdid another weekend’s worth of newcomers to top the North American box office for the third straight weekend, making the surprise hit the fifth-highest grossing film of all time for Sony Pictures. “Jumanji,” starring Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart,...


Business

The Latest: McConnell opposes Trump on ending filibusters

Budget Battle

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the government shutdown (all times local): 1:40 p.m. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is pushing back against President Donald Trump’s calls to end Senate filibusters. When filibusters of legislation are underway, it takes 60 votes in the 100-member Senate to halt...


Business

High 2018 yields don't mean market turmoil

(c) 2018, Bloomberg View. The performance of U.S. Treasuries in 2017 confounded many, as the bonds kept to range-bound trading in the context of both higher growth and rate tightening by the Federal Reserve that went beyond initial market expectations. Therefore, it should come as no surprise that...


Business

Convenience stores getting squeezed by fast food, dollar stores

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. The U.S. convenience store industry is facing an inconvenient truth: Americans are changing the way they shop for snacks and drinks. The nation’s 154,500 convenience stores are getting squeezed by competition from all sides. Fast-food restaurants and supermarkets are slugging...


Business

Save the snowpack, save the water supply

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. Between droughts and floods, the last decade has offered water managers in the Southwest a preview of how climate change could impact a supply largely dependent on winter snow. This year’s disappointing snowpack has them worried again. “Water and climate change are joined at...


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Commercial rocket from New Zealand deploys small satellites

New Zealand Rocket Launch

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A rocket launched from New Zealand on Sunday successfully reached orbit carrying small commercial satellites. California-based company Rocket Lab said its Electron rocket, which carries only a small payload of about 150 kilograms (331 pounds), successfully deployed an...


Business

Shutdown divides services into essential and non-essential

Budget Battle Statue of Liberty

WASHINGTON (AP) — Symbols of American promise have turned into emblems of American dysfunction amid a dispute in Congress over spending and immigration that has forced scores of federal agencies and outposts to close their doors. The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island have turned away visitors in...


Business

Geysers yes, Ellis Island no: Some US parks open, some not

Budget Battle Statue of Liberty-3

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — Visitors could still ride snowmobiles and ski into Yellowstone National Park Saturday to marvel at the geysers and buffalo herds, despite the federal government shutdown. But across the country in New York, the nation’s most famous monuments to immigration —...


World

French president warns that UK can't keep full access to EU

France Germany

LONDON (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron has suggested that Britain is likely to negotiate a unique relationship with the European Union before it leaves the bloc next year, while stressing that any agreement must be consistent with EU rules. In remarks released Saturday, Macron told the...


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