Business

London hammock-tent maker Tentsile chooses Ogden for first-ever store

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Tentsile, a London company, chose Ogden as the location for its very first store. The company makes...

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Taking a gamble on MGM's blackjack school

(c) 2016, The Washington Post. Before her first day of blackjack class, Stephanie Sizemore straightened her blonde hair, put on hot-pink lipstick and reached for the highest pair of heels she could find. “It’s important to look good,” the 51-year-old told herself. She had been waiting nearly 20...


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Say 'yes' to the ?nancial adviser who'll tell you 'no'

(c) 2016, Special to The Washington Post. Is finance a profession, akin to accountants, architects, lawyers and doctors? Or is it a mere salesmanship gig, akin to those whose jobs are to hawk as many autos, washing machines or insurance policies as possible that month? I encountered this question...


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How Alibaba won _ and lost _ a friend in Washington

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SHANGHAI (AP) — In 2011, a respected anti-counterfeiting coalition in Washington escalated its fight against the Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, saying that its websites served as a 24-hour market “for counterfeiters and pirates” and should be blacklisted. Fast forward to 2016. That lobbying...


World

Alibaba won and lost a friend in Washington; how it happened

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SHANGHAI (AP) — In 2011, a respected anti-counterfeiting coalition in Washington escalated its fight against the Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, saying its websites served as a 24-hour market “for counterfeiters and pirates” and should be blacklisted. Fast forward to 2016. The same lobbying group,...


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New bookshop coming to 25th street among indie bookseller resurgence

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Literature-lovers, rejoice. The shop will sell new/used books and hold book readings, poetry readings, short story readings, book clubs and book signings.


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Newspapers escalate ?ght against ad blockers

(c) 2016, The Washington Post. The newspaper industry is upping its tactics in the fight against ad blockers. The Newspaper Association of America, the industry group that represents 2,000 newspapers (including The Washington Post), filed a federal complaint against the ad-blocking industry...


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Putin blasts West on first trip to EU country this year

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ATHENS, Greece (AP) — On his first trip to a European Union country this year, Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday sharply criticized western policy toward Moscow, describing a newly expanded U.S. missile defense system as a threat to his country’s security — and vowing to retaliate. Putin...


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Community remembers Roy's Burger Bar founder Ben Fowler

Ben Fowler, Legislator

Ben Fowler, the founder of the iconic Burger Bar in Roy, died of natural causes Monday. He was 96. Readers remembered the original “Big Ben” Friday. Here are some of the things the community shared about Fowler’s passing.


Business

Google-backed Magic Leap alleges workers stole its secrets

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Artificial reality startup Magic Leap is accusing two Silicon Valley employees of stealing the closely guarded secrets behind its technological tricks. The allegations of betrayal and skullduggery surfaced in a lawsuit that Magic Leap filed late Thursday in federal court after...


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SpaceX successfully lands another rocket stage on ?oating platform

(c) 2016, The Washington Post. Maybe one day it will be routine - so boring, as Elon Musk has said, that it will no longer be newsworthy. But for now his attempts to launch and then land rockets are still dramatic, as exciting as sporting events. On Friday evening, SpaceX pulled off another...


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