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Business

'Black Panther' posts record debut for Disney superhero movie

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. The epic box-office debut of “Black Panther,” the first Marvel superhero movie with an African-American in the title role, will force Hollywood to reassess the work it gives black actors and filmmakers and lead to better roles for minorities and women. The movie from Walt...


Business

Crypto-con victims offer bounty on people they say swindled them

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. They’re angry. They say they got ripped off. Six of the alleged victims filed a federal lawsuit against BitConnect, the company they say roasted them on a multi-level-marketing cryptocurrency deal. Their lawyer says they may be able to recoup some of their $771,000 investment,...


Business

When Trump's SEC punishes Wall Street, it's often done quietly

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. Under President Donald Trump, a top financial regulator isn’t embarrassing Wall Street as much as it used to. Take TPG Capital -- the private-equity behemoth co-founded by billionaire David Bonderman. For years, the Securities and Exchange Commission had been investigating TPG...


Business

Indictment: Social media firms got played by Russian agents

Trump Russia Probe

Friday’s election-interference indictment brought by Robert Mueller, the U.S. special counsel, underscores how thoroughly social-media companies like Facebook and Twitter were played by Russian propagandists. And it’s not clear if the companies have taken sufficient action to prevent something...


Police & Fire

Ex-bank manager pleads guilty to stealing $565K to buy house

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Daniel Scott Frischknecht, 33, admitted draining $565,000 from a bank customer’s line of credit to buy a house in an upscale Bountiful neighborhood.


Government

Russians charged with meddling in 2016 presidential race

Trump Russia Probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — In an extraordinary indictment, the U.S. special counsel accused 13 Russians Friday of an elaborate plot to disrupt the 2016 presidential election, charging them with running a huge but hidden social media trolling campaign aimed in part at helping Republican Donald Trump defeat...


Government

The Latest: 13 Russians accused of plot to disrupt election

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the indictments in the special counsel’s Russia probe (all times local): 10 p.m. The U.S. special counsel has accused 13 Russians of an elaborate plot to disrupt the 2016 presidential election, charging them with running a huge but hidden social media trolling...


Business

Commerce recommends tariffs on metals

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - The Commerce Department recommended Friday that President Donald Trump restrict soaring imports of steel and aluminum, saying that relying upon foreign sources for such critical materials poses a threat to national security. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross...


Business

Stocks stretch winning streak to 6 days despite turbulence

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NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks closed out their strongest week in five years Friday and have now recovered more than half of the losses they suffered in a plunge at the beginning of the month. Investors got back to buying stocks almost as quickly as they started dumping them. The gain Friday was the sixth...


Business

Financial Markets Glance

Dow Jones Industrials High: 25,432.42 Low: 25,149.26 Close: 25,219.38 Change: +19.01 Other Indexes Standard&Poors 500 Index: 2732.22 +1.02 NYSE Index: 12,874.36 +17.49 Nasdaq Composite Index: 7239.47 —16.97 NYSE Amer Composite: 2532.02 —0.80 Russell 2000 Index: 1543.55 +6.35 Wilshire 5000 TotalMkt:...


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