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...


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

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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...


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

APTOPIX Budget Battle Statue of Liberty

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 —...


AP FACT CHECK: Trump disdained jobless rate, now loves it

Trump One Year Photo Gallery

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump, the presidential candidate, would not like the way Trump, the president, is crowing about today’s unemployment rate. He’d be calling the whole thing a “hoax.” Trump raised a red flag about declining jobless numbers during his campaign, so as to deny President Barack...


Big towers to rise near historic Jamestown: $90M in payouts

Jamestown Power Towers

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A big change is looming on the horizon near Jamestown Island, site of Britain’s first permanent settlement in North America: 17 transmission towers — four nearly as tall as the Statue of Liberty — are set to rise to help meet Virginia’s growing energy appetite. But not everyone...


As bitcoin sinks, crypto bros party hard on a blockchain cruise

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. When 600 cryptocurrency enthusiasts set sail from Singapore on Monday night for their second annual Blockchain Cruise, the price of bitcoin was hovering comfortably above $13,500. By the time their 1,020-foot-long ship pulled into Thailand on Wednesday, for an afternoon of...


How a 22-year-old discovered the worst chip flaws in history

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. In 2013, a teenager named Jann Horn attended a reception in Berlin hosted by Chancellor Angela Merkel. He and 64 other young Germans had done well in a government-run competition designed to encourage students to pursue scientific research. In Horn’s case, it worked. Last...


Beware the $500 billion bond exodus as offshore cash comes home

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. Farewell, Ireland: it looks like corporate America will finally bring that cash home. For years, the likes of Apple and Microsoft have stashed billions of dollars offshore to slash their U.S. tax bills. Now, the tax-code rewrite could throw that into reverse. The implications...


Big tech dealmaking accelerates in signal smart cities are near

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. Robot driven taxis and computers eliminating traffic jams may appear sooner than you think after some of the biggest technology companies picked up the pace of dealmaking to bring about “smart cities” of the future. Thirty-five agreements were signed between technology...


Economics may not be driving corporate generosity

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Republicans have been touting the number of companies handing out employee bonuses and pay raises - such as Walmart and Bank of America - as a surprising sign that the Trump administration’s tax cuts are working their economic magic faster than anyone expected. “It...


US government shuts down; Dems, GOP blame each other

Trump Budget Battle-4

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government shut down at the stroke of midnight Friday, halting all but the most essential operations and marring the one-year anniversary of President Donald Trump’s inauguration in a striking display of Washington dysfunction. Last-minute negotiations crumbled as...

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