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SEC under fire for being hacked despite warnings on security

SEC Cybersecurity

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Securities and Exchange Commission waited until Wednesday to disclose a hack of its corporate filing system that occurred last year. The disclosure raises questions about the agency’s ability to protect important financial information and comes as Americans are still weighing...


Business

Plan on tax cuts makes gains

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - The White House plan for a massive package of tax cuts is gaining new momentum as Republicans attempt to set aside months of intraparty squabbling and unify behind a key part of President Donald Trump’s agenda. Two developments are accelerating the...


State

Audit calls for Western Governors University to repay $700M

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — U.S. government inspectors say the online nonprofit Western Governors University should repay more than $700 million in federal loans and grants from 2014 through 2016 because it was not eligible for the money. U.S. Education Department’s Office of Inspector General said in a...


Business

Wall Street's watchdog fails to follow its own counsel on disclosing cyberattacks

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. In a 2014 speech, the then-chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission, Mary Jo White, offered a stern reminder to corporate America: If hit by hackers, they had to tell the public about it. Now, the agency, the country’s top Wall Street regulator, has...


State

Police arrest 2 men accused of raping unconscious girl, 14

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Police say they’ve arrested two Salt Lake City men that officers believe raped an unconscious 14-year-old girl in the backseat of a car while a third man recorded it on a cellphone. West Jordan Police Sgt. Joe Monson says the teen met one of the men through Snapchat and met up...


State

Utah bail-reform move going ahead despite lawmaker concerns

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A new plan that would address concerns about people being held in jail because they can’t afford bail is moving ahead in Utah despite some lawmakers’ concerns that it could let dangerous people back on the streets, state courts officials said Thursday. Supporters argue the...


Business

KB Home CEO faces bonus reduction, censure after profanity-laced tirade against Kathy

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. KB Home’s board of directors pledged Thursday to cut chief executive Jeffrey Mezger’s bonus - and warned that he could be fired for another misstep - after his profanity-laced tirade against comedian Kathy Griffin. Mezger, who leads one of the country’s largest home...


Business

Financial Markets Glance

Dow Jones Industrials High: 22,419.51 Low: 22,356.55 Close: 22,359.23 Change: —53.36 Other Indexes Standard&Poors 500 Index: 2500.60 —7.64 NYSE Index: 12,133.63 —13.87 Nasdaq Composite Index: 6422.69 —33.35 NYSE Amer Composite: 2607.55 —0.008 Russell 2000 Index: 1444.18 —1.24 Wilshire 5000...


National

New potential burden for Houston homeowners: higher taxes

Harvey Tax Increase

HOUSTON (AP) — As Houston recovers from Harvey’s devastating flooding, many homeowners could be asked to shoulder an added financial burden: higher taxes on the same houses they are struggling to rebuild. Mayor Sylvester Turner has proposed a one-time increase in the city’s property tax rate to...


Police & Fire

19-year-old arrested for allegedly shooting man after argument in Layton

Julian Jay Roldan

Julian Jay Roldan was arrested on multiple charges stemming from an alleged Wednesday shooting in Layton. 


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