Business

Justice Dept. sues to stop AT&T's $85B Time Warner deal

Justice AT&T

The Justice Department is suing AT&T to stop its $85 billion purchase of Time Warner, setting...

Business

Northwest tree shortage leads to Christmas conundrum in Utah

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah families looking for a fresh-cut Christmas tree might find tough sledding due to a shortage of conifers in the Pacific Northwest this year. The Salt Lake Tribune reported Tuesday that the shortage has to do with the Great Recession. Joe Shadle, owner of J&T Trees in Utah,...


Business

Retailers look to woo shoppers from rivals as Amazon grows

Black Friday Preview

NEW YORK (AP) — Toys and TVs at J.C. Penney, Barbies at Best Buy, kitchen appliances like wine refrigerators at B.J.‘s. As the holiday shopping season officially kicks off Thursday, shoppers may find some surprises at their favorite stores. Even as retailers are counting on a lift from a better...


Business

Expiring provisions threaten to upend promised tax relief

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - Congressional Republicans have implanted nearly 50 expiring provisions in their tax-cut bills that, if left unaddressed, would transform what Republicans promised would be middle-class tax relief into a law that raises taxes for tens of millions of...


Business

Uber paid off their hackers - and they're far from the only ones

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. It may have been the most arresting detail in a story full of them: Not only did Uber allow hackers to make off with the personal data of 57 million customers and drivers, but the ride-hailing company also had paid those same criminals $100,000 to delete the data and...


Local

Small Business Saturday 2017: Deals and discounts in and around Ogden

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Local artisans and retailers will offer special discounts the day after Black Friday to encourage holiday shoppers to support small businesses.


National

Asian stocks flat as Fed minutes show support for rate hike

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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stock markets were largely flat on Thursday with investors in the U.S. markets going on a Thanksgiving holiday and the Fed minutes largely in line with investor expectations that the Fed will soon raise interest rates for a third time next month. Japan was closed on...


State

State attorneys general bash plan to hike national park fees

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A group of state attorneys general on Wednesday urged the National Park Service to scrap its proposal to more than double the entrance fee at 17 popular national parks. The top government lawyers from 10 states and the District of Columbia sent a letter saying the increase could put access to the...


Business

The Latest: States investigate Uber over massive data breach

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the data breach at Uber (all times local): 6:30 p.m. More U.S. states say they’re investigating Uber over the ride-hailing company’s massive data breach. Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley, a Republican, sent a letter Wednesday telling Uber to notify customers if...


Business

Expiring provisions threaten to upend promised tax relief

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - Congressional Republicans have implanted nearly 50 expiring provisions in their tax-cut bills that, if left unaddressed, would transform what Republicans promised would be middle-class tax relief into a law that raises taxes for tens of millions of...


Business

Play smart offense and defense with your money

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. I was eating a salad at lunch with an economist from one of the big money-management firms a few weeks ago when he told me he was putting his new money into cash instead of buying stocks. I told him I was doing the same. We aren’t liquidating mutual funds, bonds or...


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