Weber County ag boosters tout import of farming even as more development looms

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Some county officials have put a focus on spurring business growth, but ag leaders ask that farming...


Ogden's Union Station hires new development director

Union Station development director

Michael Plowman, who spent over a decade working for Boy Scouts of America, arrives at a time when things at Union Station have been in flux.


Texas adds 3 rigs as US rig count increases to 978

HOUSTON (AP) — The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased by three this week to 978. That exceeds the 754 rigs that were active this time a year ago. Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes reported Friday that 799 rigs drilled for oil this week and 179 for...


No delegation, no problem for thriving Russian Olympics business

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. When the Russian men’s hockey team scored two goals in 27 seconds to take the lead in an Olympic semifinal Friday, the arena rocked as if it were in Moscow. Russian fans sang and danced, cheering on the players with chants of “RO-SEE-YA,” and “Red Machine.” At the end of the 3-...


General Mills gets pet-friendly again by buying Blue Buffalo

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NEW YORK (AP) — The maker of Cheerios also wants to fill dog bowls: General Mills said Friday that it plans to buy high-end pet food maker Blue Buffalo for $8 billion. It’s a return to the pet business for the more than 150-year-old company, which used to sell food for cats, dogs and birds back in...


Financial Markets Glance

Dow Jones Industrials High: 25,313.91 Low: 25,028.73 Close: 25,309.99 Change: +347.51 Other Indexes Standard&Poors 500 Index: 2747.30 +43.34 NYSE Index: 12,884.11 +172.36 Nasdaq Composite Index: 7337.39 +127.30 NYSE Amer Composite: 2504.58 +14.90 Russell 2000 Index: 1549.19 +19.20 Wilshire 5000...


Walmart is launching online bedding, cosmetic brands in bid for upscale shoppers

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Walmart is preparing to introduce two stand-alone online brands in an attempt to capture the upscale shoppers that have long eluded the retail giant. The merchandiser plans to launch two homegrown websites - one selling luxury mattresses and bedding, the other focused...


Broad rally helps stocks end a choppy week slightly higher

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Wall Street capped several days of choppy trading Friday with a broad rally that gave the stock market a modest gain for the week. Technology companies, banks and health care stocks accounted for much of the market’s gains. Energy companies also rose along with crude oil prices. The rally came as...


Utah restaurant owners rejoice: Puzzling signs may come down

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Restaurant owners may no longer have to post signs declaring they aren’t bars, but bar owners will still have to tell customers they aren’t restaurants, even though some may actually serve food, if a revision to regulations enacted last year gets lawmaker approval. Welcome to...


The Latest: Hertz ends rental car discount program with NRA

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the reaction by U.S. companies to the Florida school massacre (all times Eastern): 4:45 p.m. Hertz has become the latest company to end a partnership with the NRA after the latest school shooting. The company announced in a Twitter message that it is ending its rental...


Women at JPMorgan earn 1% less than their male coworkers do

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. JPMorgan Chase & Co. said Friday that its female employees earn 99 percent of what male employees make globally, making it the fifth large U.S. bank to disclose an adjusted gender pay gap of around one percent. People of color employed by the bank earned more than 99 percent of...

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