Business

Ogden newspaper to be sold to a family newspaper company

Standard Examiner entrance

Ogden Newspapers will acquire the Standard-Examiner and standard.net website, as well as the...

Business

Asian stocks slip following sell-off on Wall Street

Financial Markets Wall Street

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares dipped Wednesday, mirroring a sell-off on Wall Street on fears about slowing growth and falling company profits. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 slipped 0.6 percent to 22,135.07 in early trading. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng was down 1.1 percent to 30,298.60, and the...


Business

Facebook finally explains why it bans some content, in 27 pages

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. SAN FRANCISCO - Among the most challenging issues for Facebook is its role as the policeman for the free expression of its 2 billion users. Now the social network is opening up about its decision-making over which posts it decides to take down - and why. On Tuesday...


Business

Agency warns retailers not to sell Juul e-cigarette to kids

E Cigarette Crackdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health officials on Tuesday announced a nationwide crackdown on underage use of a popular e-cigarette brand following months of complaints from parents, politicians and school administrators. The Food and Drug Administration issued warnings to 40 retail and online stores...


National

Inmate: Prison officers complicit in cellphone problem

Prison Riot

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina prison officials have for years blamed cellphones for contributing to inmate violence. After a bloody riot left seven inmates dead at a maximum-security prison last week, they again find themselves asking federal officials to grant waivers and change laws to let...


Business

Lawyers wrap up case blaming pork giant for ghastly smells

Hog Smells Lawsuits

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Industrial-scale hog producers knew for decades that noxious smells from open-air sewage pits tormented neighbors but didn’t change their livestock-raising methods to keep production costs low, the lawyer for farm neighbors told jurors in a federal lawsuit Tuesday. The first in...


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Financial Markets Glance

Dow Jones Industrials High: 24,579.94 Low: 23,828.73 Close: 24,024.13 Change: —424.56 Other Indexes Standard&Poors 500 Index: 2634.56 —35.73 NYSE Index: 12,514.00 —96.78 Nasdaq Composite Index: 7007.35 —121.25 NYSE Amer Composite: 2559.81 —28.33 Russell 2000 Index: 1553.28 —8.84 Wilshire 5000...


Business

Trump to send Mnuchin, Lighthizer to China in bid to ease trade tensions

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. President Donald Trump is dispatching several of his top economic advisers to China next week for high-level talks aimed at easing trade tensions, several weeks after the White House and Beijing threatened each other with hundreds of billions of dollars worth of...


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'High-water mark' comment from Caterpillar executive ripples through US stock market

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. The Dow Jones industrial average slipped more than 2 percent - 550 points - at its low in trading Tuesday as a key U.S. government bond yield hit 3 percent for the first time in more than four years and in reaction to a seemingly innocuous comment from a Caterpillar...


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Stocks tumble as Caterpillar, 3 percent yields stun bulls

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. Stocks tumbled as a rout in the shares of industrial and technology companies sent indexes spiraling lower amid a raft of earnings and renewed selling in the bull market’s biggest winners. The 10-year Treasury yield pierced 3 percent for the first time in four years. The Dow...


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The United States is way behind other countries on robot 'readiness,' report says

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. The United States lags behind other countries in readiness for an increasingly automated world, placing ninth on a ranking of 25 advanced economies, according to a new report from Swiss technology giant ABB. South Korea, Singapore, Germany and Canada are better...


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