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Birkenstock CEO accuses Amazon of 'modern day piracy'

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. The chief executive of Birkenstock USA has emerged as an unlikely crusader in a growing battle between smaller retailers and ever-expanding giant Amazon.com. His message to shop owners: Don’t even think about selling our shoes to Amazon. In a blistering five-page...


Business

Stocks climb on earnings, bonds drop as Fed meets

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. A bevy of corporate earnings pulled U.S. stocks to fresh records, while Treasuries tumbled the most in a month as the Federal Reserve began its policy meeting. Oil surged. Earnings from Caterpillar and McDonald’s led to outsize gains in the Dow Jones Industrial Average, while...


Government

Justice Department imposes new grant rules requiring 'sanctuary cities' to give feds

WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Department imposes new grant rules requiring ‘sanctuary cities’ to give feds access to jails, notice on releases.


Local

Riverdale Road closed as crews complete unscheduled bridge repair

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Utah Department of Transportation spokesman Vic Saunders stressed that the overall structure of the bridge is secure and the overpass is safe to drive on. However, the joints on the Weber River Bridge have become uneven, causing a jarring bump for motorists. 


Government

Who Knew Senate Health Bill Debate Could Be So Complicated?

So the Senate has voted to start debate on a bill to replace the Affordable Care Act. Now what? Well, it gets wonky. The rules for budget reconciliation, the process the Senate is using that limits debate and allows a bill to pass with only a simple majority, comes with a set of very specific rules....


Government

Over-The-Counter Devices Hold Their Own Against Costly Hearing Aids

Hearing aids that can cost more than $2,000 apiece are only slightly more effective than some over-the-counter sound-amplification devices that sell for just a few hundred dollars, according to a recent study. The study bolsters legislation pending in Congress, which would have the Food and Drug...


Government

Price Transparency In Medicine Faces Stiff Opposition — From Hospitals And Doctors

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Two years after it passed unanimously in Ohio’s state Legislature, a law meant to inform patients what health care procedures will cost is in a state of suspended animation. One of the most stringent in a group of similar state laws being proposed across the country, Ohio’s...


Government

Mic captures GOP senator ripping Trump, mocking lawmaker

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Oh, that dreaded open microphone! Republican Sen. Susan Collins got caught Tuesday at the end of a hearing with a microphone that was still hot — and captured her ripping President Donald Trump and making fun of a fellow lawmaker who had been critical of her on health care....


Business

Financial Markets Glance

Dow Jones Industrials High: 21,670.62 Low: 21,577.37 Close: 21,613.43 Change: +100.26 Other Indexes Standard&Poors 500 Index: 2477.13 +7.22 NYSE Index: 11,965.73 +61.02 Nasdaq Composite Index: 6412.17 +1.36 NYSE MKT Composite: 2575.58 +11.40 Russell 2000 Index: 1450.39 +12.34 Wilshire 5000...


Business

Trump considering top aide Gary Cohn for Fed chairman

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that Gary Cohn, a top White House economic adviser, is on the president’s short list of candidates to be the next head of the Federal Reserve. “He doesn’t know this, but yes he is,” Trump told the Wall Street Journal...


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