Ogden brothers take Velcro shoes upscale and to the masses with Velks men's


Velks men’s shoes take Velcro straps to new heights. Ogden’s Russell brothers sell the...


US stock indexes slightly lower in afternoon trade

Financial Markets Wall Street

U.S. stock indexes veered slightly lower in late-afternoon trading Thursday, on course to give up some of their gains from a day before. Trading was mostly listless as investors waded through another round of company earnings news. Telecom sector stocks declined the most, while health care and...


BC-ID--Intermountain Grain & Livestock, ID

POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Farm Bureau Intermountain Grain and Livestock Report Thursday, October 20, 2016. Bids subject to change. BLACKFOOT __ Wednesday soft white 3.50; hard red winter 3.80; DNS 5.20; hard white 4.00; BURLEY __ soft white 3.70, up 10; hard red winter 3.39, down 6; DNS 5.12,...


Despite conference turnout, female numbers in computing are in danger


It's party time for loan ETFs offering relief for yieldless

(c) 2016, Bloomberg. It was all high-fives and slaps on the back for Mark Okada and his team at Highland Capital Management as they rang the Nasdaq closing bell last week in New York. No wonder. Okada and Highland were celebrating the best year yet for their exchange-traded fund, Highland/iBoxx...


Even the Better Business Bureau has disowned Wells Fargo

(c) 2016, The Washington Post. For more than 100 years, Wells Fargo has been ubiquitous in San Francisco. The City by the Bay is the bank’s hometown and Wells Fargo is one of its largest employers. There is even a museum in the city dedicated to the stagecoach Wells Fargo once used to cross the...


US: Ex-contractor committed 'breathtaking' theft of secrets

Classified Information Theft

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former National Security Agency contractor’s theft of top secret government information was “breathtaking in its longevity and scale,” federal prosecutors said in a court filing Thursday aimed at keeping the man locked up as the case moves forward. The Justice Department also...


Philipine President announces separation from US

China Philippines-5

BEIJING (AP) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte announced that his country is separating from the U.S. in a speech before a Beijing economic forum on Thursday, after handing China a major diplomatic victory, agreeing to resume dialogue on their South China Sea territorial dispute following...


Yellen & Co.'s $13 trillion stimulus boon just keeps giving

(c) 2016, Bloomberg. Imagine central bank stimulus worth $1,700 for every person on Earth. It’s not the next leap into monetary science fiction, it’s the reality of the balance sheets being run now by just three central banks -- the U.S. Federal Reserve, the European Central Bank and the Bank of...


Yes, the new overtime rule probably applies to your small business

Special To The Washington Post. Q: Regarding the new overtime pay rule that goes into effect on Dec. 1: Does this rule apply to businesses with fewer than 75 employees? A: This question appeared in my inbox three months after the Department of Labor announced that most workers earning less than $47,...


Starbucks opening up to 1,000 reserve cafes in bid to go upscale

(c) 2016, Bloomberg. Starbucks plans to open as many as 1,000 locations of a new upscale chain that will tout its premium Reserve coffees, escalating an effort to reach more sophisticated customers. The world’s biggest coffee-shop operator had previously set a target of 500 globally for the Reserve...

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