News

Ogden Marathon 2018: South Weber’s Cook wins again; Ogden’s Blackham wins the half

MH 051918 Ogden Marathon Overall First Place 05-4

For the second year in a row, a course record was set for the Ogden Marathon, only this time it was...

Business

Banks to get more Volcker Rule wins as hedging demands eased

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. Banks have long complained that steep compliance burdens make it almost impossible to use an important break they got in the Volcker Rule to hedge against losses. In their coming overhaul, the Federal Reserve and other regulators are expected to address Wall Street’s grievance,...


Business

Starbucks has new guidelines for when employees should call 911

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Medical emergency, burglary, physical assault. These are a few instances in which Starbucks is now saying employees should call 911. The guidelines are a part of Starbucks’s new policy allowing customers to use restrooms and sit in cafes and patios even if they do not...


Business

Boeing-backed startup lands Jetsuite for electric plane's debut

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. Boeing-backed startup Zunum Aero plans to deliver its first hybrid-electric plane in 2022 to JetSuite Inc., setting the stage for a new era in regional flying. JetSuite, a small charter airline with plans to expand a commercial operation nationally, eventually will receive as...


State

Jordan LDS temple rededicated after 2 years of renovations

Jordan Temple rededication

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has rededicated a temple south of Salt Lake City after completing extensive renovations.


Government

High court to hear challenge to Virginia uranium mining ban

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court agreed Monday to hear a challenge to Virginia’s decades-old ban on uranium mining. The state has had a ban on uranium mining in place since 1982, soon after the discovery of a massive uranium deposit in the state’s Pittsylvania County. It’s the largest known...


Business

GE jumps as $11.1 billion Wabtec rail deal speeds overhaul

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. General Electric shares rose the most in a month as Chief Executive Officer John Flannery took the biggest step yet in his plan to revitalize the beleaguered manufacturer: merging its century-old locomotive business with Wabtec Corp. in a deal valued at $11.1 billion. GE and...


Business

Lumber prices hit all-time high in Fairbanks amid trade spat

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — Lumber prices in Fairbanks have hit an all-time high. Fairbanks lumber store Northland Wood is selling sheets of plywood commonly used for the exterior of new homes for $23.50 each, up from $16.95 five years ago, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported . Eight-foot (2.4-...


Government

The Latest: Pompeo offers concessions if Iran makes changes

US Iran

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Secretary of State Mike Pompeo discussing strategy on Iran (all times local): 9:30 a.m. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is offering a series of dramatic potential U.S. concessions to Iran if it agrees to make “major changes.” Pompeo on Monday called for a stronger...


World

Stars Bardot, Marceau lead fight to amend French food bill

France Animal Welfare

PARIS (AP) — Actresses Brigitte Bardot and Sophie Marceau are leading campaigns for mandatory cameras in French slaughterhouses and a ban on the sale of eggs from caged hens as France’s parliament prepares to debate a food industry bill Tuesday. Thirteen animal rights associations have called on...


World

Social media under microscope in emotive Irish abortion vote

Ireland Abortion

DUBLIN (AP) — In homes and pubs, on leaflets and lampposts, debate is raging in Ireland over whether to lift the country’s decades-old ban on abortion. Pro-repeal banners declare: “Her choice: vote yes.” Anti-abortion placards warn against a “license to kill.” Online, the argument is just as...


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