Business

Weber Co. leaders unveil long-awaited plan, aiming to energize the economy

Weber County economic development

The economic development effort aims to bring in high-paying jobs, boost the median income and more.

Business

Chase to open hundreds of offices in US even as rivals abandon bank branches

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. America’s financial institutions have been moving away from bricks and mortar for decades, putting services online and closing less profitable branches. But at least one big bank is trying to buck the trend. JPMorgan Chase, America’s largest bank, is preparing to open...


Business

'A Quiet Place,' 'Rampage' lead newcomers at box office

Film Box Office

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It’s another weekend of buzz versus pure star power at the box office as the word of mouth sensation “A Quiet Place” finds itself neck-and-neck again with Dwayne Johnson’s “Rampage.” This time buzz had the slight advantage. Studio estimates on Sunday have placed “A Quiet Place,”...


Business

'A Quiet Place' returns to No. 1 in third week for Paramount

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. Paramount Pictures’ surprise hit horror film “A Quiet Place” made a rare return to the No. 1 spot in its third weekend in theaters, toppling The Rock’s “Rampage” and outdrawing a new release from comic actor Amy Schumer. “A Quiet Place” generated $22 million in the U.S. and...


Business

Insider Q&A: The inherent limits of temporary tax cuts

Insider Q A Tax Overhaul

WASHINGTON (AP) — The tax overhaul that took effect Jan. 1 provides generous breaks for corporations and wealthy Americans and more modest relief for middle- and low-income households. In addition, the tax cuts for corporations are permanent; those for individuals and families are only temporary....


Business

Blockchain is about to revolutionize the shipping industry

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. Globalization has brought the most advanced trading networks the world has seen, with the biggest, fastest vessels, robot-operated ports and vast computer databases tracking cargoes. But it all still relies on millions and millions of paper documents. That last throwback to...


Business

Four Harvard students jump into the crypto hedge-fund craze

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. In the 1970s, Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer revolutionized operating system software. Thirty years later, Mark Zuckerberg helped pioneer social networking. So what’s the latest generation of Harvard tech entrepreneurs up to? Looking to cash in on cryptocurrency, of course. Sign...


Business

Airports are using 'smart glass' to make you spend more money

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. There are many depictions of a future in which we’ve mastered the art of manipulating the opacity of glass. Even in real life, sunglasses can adapt to the intensity of sunlight. So why, one might ask, can’t we have that in our homes, or at work? The wait may soon be over. The...


Business

The rich are betting they can buy their way to a longer life

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. Money might not buy love, but it can buy better health. And, to live as long as possible, the world’s wealthy are willing to pay up. Over the past few decades, the average person’s lifespan has risen almost everywhere in the world. In China, the U.S. and most of Eastern Europe,...


Business

China auto show highlights industry's electric ambitions

China Auto Show

BEIJING (AP) — The biggest global auto show of the year showcases China’s ambitions to become a leader in electric cars and the industry’s multibillion-dollar scramble to roll out models that appeal to price-conscious but demanding Chinese drivers. Auto China 2018, which opens this week, follows...


Government

Mnuchin expresses optimism trade standoffs can be resolved

Global Finance

WASHINGTON (AP) — The International Monetary Fund and the World Bank repeatedly warned at their meetings this week that intensifying trade tensions could jeopardize a healthy global economic expansion. But U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin expressed cautious optimism Saturday that countries...


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