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Work hard, then work harder: Entrepreneur Latinos, immigrants in Ogden

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Figures show that the number of Latino-owned businesses in Utah, though a small percentage of the...

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Admin says big revenue from GOP tax plan; analysts less rosy

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican tax plan will deliver a swift adrenaline shot to the economy that will send hundreds of billions pouring into federal tax coffers, the Trump administration asserts in a new analysis. But nonpartisan analysts make a less rosy projection of new revenue from the tax...


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Why Apple bought Shazam, the music-recognition app that's been declining in popularity

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. Shazam was one of the earliest smartphone apps to capture the public’s attention. Its simple yet useful function - identifying a song that’s playing on the radio or elsewhere - has earned it more than 1 billion downloads since it was released for the iPhone in 2008....


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The Latest: Bloomberg notes climate protest 'debt' to Trump

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PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the climate summit taking place in Paris (all times local): 1:10 p.m. Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg says in a tongue-in-cheek statement that environmentalists owe President Donald Trump a debt of gratitude for acting as a “rallying cry” for action on climate...


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UPS and others warn that holiday deliveries are already falling behind

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. If it seems like your online orders are arriving later than expected, you’re not alone. An influx of online purchases - particularly during Cyber Monday, the busiest online shopping day in U.S. history - is testing the limits of carriers like UPS and FedEx, despite...


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Elon Musk's SpaceX doubles down on method for cheaper rocket launches

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. Elon Musk’s rocket company is about take another step toward making space flight cheaper. Space Exploration Technologies on Wednesday will double down on the concept of recycling spacecraft that the company has flown and landed back on Earth. In a mission for NASA, SpaceX will...


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Ryanair Irish pilots to strike Dec. 20 as Germans stand ready

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. Ryanair Holdings pilots in Ireland plan to strike five days before Christmas while their German counterparts stand ready to walk out “at any time,” as unions across Europe intensify a push for the discount airline to recognize independent labor representation. Members of the...


Business

No-name clothes fuel a retail apocalypse

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. A few months ago, Amazon.com representatives met with fashion designer Jackie Wilson as part of the expansion of Amazon’s surging apparel business. They wanted her to make a knit top for women that would be sold under an Amazon-owned private label. And they wanted the fabric to...


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For Disney CEO Bob Iger, Fox deal is all about future of TV

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. When news broke last month that Walt Disney Co. was in talks to buy a large part of 21st Century Fox Inc., the first question many investors had was, why are the Murdochs selling? Then came the second: Why is Disney buying? The $50 billion deal, which could be announced this...


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Banks lead US stock indexes higher in midday trading

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Banks are leading U.S. stocks higher in midday trading Tuesday as the Federal Reserve meets to discuss interest rates and the economy. The central bank is expected to raise interest rates for the third time this year on Wednesday. Banks benefit from higher interest rates because they can charge...


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Some Star Wars toys for fans who have $10,000 to burn

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. “Star Wars” returns to the big screen this weekend, with fans young and old already lining up in Hollywood for early screenings. “The Last Jedi” is sure to attract a wide audience, including those same kids who were there in 1977 to see the very first episode. Back then, they...


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