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Paul Huntsman to become publisher of The Salt Lake Tribune

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Paul Huntsman will take over as publisher of The Salt Lake Tribune when his deal to purchase the newspaper becomes official, likely next week, he told the newsroom Thursday. Terry Orme will continue as the newspaper’s top editor but cede his title as publisher, The Salt Lake...


Local

Weber State professor recognized with 'freedom of information' award

Ogden records case heard by Utah Supreme Court

Dan Schroeder received the Roy B. Gibson Freedom of Information Award from the Utah chapter this week for his “tenacity and commitment to ensuring the public's business is done in a public way.” In 2007, the Ogden resident began a long battle over records that eventually...


Business

Financial Markets Glance

Dow Jones Industrials High: 17,888.66 Low: 17,803.82 Close: 17,828.29 Change: —23.22 Other Indexes Standard&Poors 500 Index: 2090.10 —0.44 NYSE Index: 10,439.60 —6.98 Nasdaq Composite Index: 4901.77 +6.88 NYSE MKT Composite: 2332.03 —1.12 Russell 2000 Index: 1139.75 —1.27 Wilshire 5000 TotalMkt:...


State

Libertarian Gary Johnson to never-Trumpers: 'I'm it'

Campaign 2016 Johnson

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — He has virtually no money, no strategy to compete in battleground states and no plan to stop talking about his drug use. Yet with the Republican Party facing the prospect of a Donald Trump presidency, Libertarian presidential hopeful Gary Johnson could be a factor in 2016. The...


Business

US stocks little changed after mixed economic data; oil falls

(c) 2016, Bloomberg. 26 May 2016 (Bloomberg) -- U.S. stocks ended little changed with the S&P 500 Index failing to surpass the 2,100 level, while Brent crude erased gains after topping $50 a barrel for the first time in six months. Treasuries rose. Banks and raw-material producers, which led gains...


Business

Record demand at treasuries auctions fuels government-bond gains

(c) 2016, Bloomberg. 26 May 2016 (Bloomberg) -- Treasuries rallied after investor demand at three note auctions this week climbed to the highest on record. Yields fell across maturities as investors took down 80 percent of the $88 billion in two-, five- and seven-year debt, the most ever at sales...


National

How the Dow Jones industrial average fared on Thursday

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks barely budged on Thursday as investors moved cautiously after two days of large gains. Utilities and phone companies rose the most as bond yields slipped, while chemicals companies and banks returned some of their recent gains. On Thursday: The Dow Jones industrial...


Business

Correction: Commencement Speaker Costs story

BOSTON (AP) — In a story May 20 on fees paid by colleges to commencement speakers, The Associated Press, relying on information from Rutgers University, reported erroneously that it had paid PBS journalist Bill Moyer $35,000 for an address. The university now says that Moyers had informed a school...


Business

Protesters' problem with new Whole Foods concept: An ex-rabbi's alleged sex

(c) 2016, The Washington Post. What Whole Foods is calling “365 by Whole Foods Market” is supposed to bring environmentally friendly products to the masses. With its stock price not far above 52-week lows, the company nicknamed “Whole Paycheck” is aiming for a less hoity-toity audience. Tagline:...


Government

CDC urges speed on Zika as House moves to negotiate funding

Zika

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. must act more quickly to protect pregnant women from birth defect-causing Zika, a top health official said Thursday even as the House left town for its Memorial Day recess with no visible progress toward a congressional compromise on emergency funding to battle the virus....


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