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Business

Poland chases economic miracle with vision of `champions'

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. Seeking a drastic change in Poland’s growth model, its new prime minister wants to reshape the European Union’s biggest eastern economy in the mold of South Korea or Japan, where governments and “national champions” drive expansion and rely less on foreign investment. “I’d...


Business

Latest Mueller indictment spells trouble for bankers, too

Trump Russia Probe Bankers

NEW YORK (AP) — Recently filed federal charges against President Donald Trump’s ex-campaign chairman Paul Manafort could also pose legal and regulatory risks for the banks that loaned him millions of dollars against his New York real estate in recent years. The most serious exposure may be for a...


Business

Activists call for tech companies to drop NRA's digital TV channel

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Activists are calling for Apple, Amazon, Google and other streaming companies to drop the National Rifle Association’s digital TV channel in the wake of the mass shooting at a Florida school last week, putting the companies in the delicate position of policing content....


Business

Manufacturer that cut jobs deal with Trump gets $2.5 billion Pentagon contract without

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. United Technologies handed Donald Trump bragging rights in late 2016 when, just weeks after he won the election, the manufacturing giant publicly credited the soon-to-be president with striking a deal to save hundreds of Indiana furnace factory jobs that seemed...


Business

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.


Business

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 are bars, if a revision to regulations enacted last year gets lawmaker approval. Welcome to Utah, known for its strict liquor laws and an...


World

Trump Jr. 'loves' Indian media covering his business visit

India Trump Jr-1

NEW DELHI (AP) — The U.S. president’s son heaped praise on the Indian media and complained of coverage at home, as he neared the end of a whirlwind trip across India promoting Trump-brand luxury real estate. Donald Trump Jr. said at an Indian business summit Friday that life since his father’s...


Business

More companies end ties with NRA as pressure mounts

NRA Reaction

NEW YORK (AP) — Three more companies said Friday they had ended discount programs with the National Rifle Association, as U.S. corporations take a closer look at investments, co-branding deals and other ties to the gun industry after the latest school massacre. Petitions are circulating online...


Government

Fed expects economic gains to prompt gradual rate hikes

Federal Reserve Powell

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve says it expects that the ongoing strength of the U.S. economy will warrant gradual increases in interest rates this year, delivering the same steady-as-it-goes message under new leader Jerome Powell as it had provided under Janet Yellen. The Fed’s projection on...


Business

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...


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