New loan program to help small businesses navigate 'funding desert'

Ogden residents sought answers Thursday

The city’s Community and Economic Development department hopes a new statewide loan program...


Justice Dept. sues to stop AT&T's $85B Time Warner deal

Justice AT&T

NEW YORK (AP) — The Justice Department is suing AT&T to stop its $85 billion purchase of Time Warner, setting the stage for an epic legal battle with the telecom giant. It could also create a new headache for President Donald Trump, whose public statements have raised suspicions that he might have...


Trump promises Americans 'huge tax cut' for Christmas

Tax Overhaul

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Monday promised a tax overhaul by Christmas, even as a nonpartisan tax analysis group said the Senate package would leave half of taxpayers facing higher levies by 2027. Speaking before a Cabinet meeting, Trump said, “We’re going to give the American...


Why 'Justice League' failed - and where DC Comics goes from here

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. A little more than three years ago, Warner Bros. announced ambitious plans for its DC Comics properties. The film studio would undertake no fewer than 10 DC movies, chief executive Kevin Tsujihara said. It would introduce various characters and build up to a pair of...


Robot-driven Ubers without a human driver could appear as early as 2019

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. In just over a year - in a city somewhere in America - your Uber could pick you up without a driver behind the wheel. That’s one of the major revelations from Uber’s announcement Monday that the technology company plans to buy up to 24,000 self-driving cars from Volvo,...


Amazon launches new cloud storage service for US spy agencies

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. Amazon’s cloud storage unit announced Monday that it is releasing a new service called the Amazon Web Services Secret Region, a cloud storage service designed to handle classified information for U.S. spy agencies. The service will be provided to the intelligence...


FC Kansas City of women's soccer league ends operations

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — One of the most successful teams in the National Women’s Soccer League no longer exists. The league announced Monday it had reacquired the membership interest to two-time champion FC Kansas City, effectively folding one of its inaugural clubs after five seasons. The club had...


Americans are feeling richer these days, but they won't necessarily be spending more on

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. Will shoppers really spend more this holiday season than they did last year? It depends on who you ask. By most measures, Americans are feeling good about the economy. A monthly gauge of consumer confidence is at a 17-year high. The unemployment rate is at a 17-year-...


Billionaire Steyer light ups Times Square with ads seeking Trump impeachment

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. Tom Steyer, the billionaire environmentalist and Democratic mega-donor, said he’s heading to the heart of New York City for the next step of his $20 million ad campaign urging the impeachment of President Donald Trump. “We’re putting a couple of large billboards in Times Square...


Financial Markets Glance

Dow Jones Industrials High: 23,456.88 Low: 23,360.58 Close: 23,430.33 Change: +72.09 Other Indexes Standard&Poors 500 Index: 2582.14 +3.29 NYSE Index: 12,320.77 +17.88 Nasdaq Composite Index: 6790.71 +7.92 NYSE Amer Composite: 2577.32 —24.15 Russell 2000 Index: 1503.40 +10.58 Wilshire 5000...


Reading the market signals in the $450 million Da Vinci

(c) 2017, Bloomberg View. Economist Friedrich Hayek wrote that “price contains information.” So what information is contained in the almost a half billion-dollar price for a painting? The Last da Vinci, as the “Salvator Mundi” has been called, sold at auction last week for $450 million, a record...

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