By the time it's built out, BDO employee population will grow by 70 percent

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By the time the Business Depot Ogden is built out — a milestone officials say should occur...


Foreign leaders seek fresh ties with US governors, mayors

Governors World Leaders

WASHINGTON (AP) — When Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull arrives in Washington this week for consultations with President Donald Trump, he won’t be traveling solo. Turnbull is bringing the most senior Australian political and business delegation ever to visit the United States in a trip...


Book Trump? Interest groups press case at his properties

Trump Special Interests

WASHINGTON (AP) — Payday lenders got regulators to rethink rules on how closely to vet borrowers. E-cigarette makers got a delay in federal oversight of many vaping products. Candy makers praised a decision to hold off on more stringent labeling standards. And title insurers declared “victory” for...


Beyond 'Obamacare': New liberal plan on health care overhaul

Health Overhaul New Plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — A major liberal policy group is raising the ante on the health care debate with a new plan that builds on Medicare to guarantee coverage for all. Called “Medicare Extra for All,” the proposal to be released Thursday by the Center for American Progress gives politically energized...


Tennessee Tech withdraws industry-funded study used to back controversial EPA truck rule

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. The president of Tennessee Tech University has disavowed a study used to help justify the repeal of tighter federal emissions standards for a type of freight trucks, saying that experts now question “the methodology and accuracy” of the industry-funded test....


Asian stocks lower after Fed report renews bond yield fears

Hong Kong Financial Markets-1

HONG KONG (AP) — Most Asian stock indexes fell Thursday, tracking Wall Street’s decline after the latest Fed report rekindled fears about inflation and rising bond yields. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 index sank 1.2 percent to 21,713.20 and South Korea’s Kospi shed 0.5 percent to 2,...


United Technologies weighs 3-way breakup with decision this year

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. United Technologies Corp. is weighing a breakup. The manufacturer is studying a plan to split up a portfolio that includes jet engines, elevators and air conditioners, Chief Executive Officer Greg Hayes said Wednesday at an investor conference. A decision will be announced by...


As companies reveal gigantic CEO-to-worker pay ratios, some worry how low-paid workers

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. A potentially embarrassing math calculation employers have long hoped to escape - one that pay experts thought was dead following President Donald Trump’s election - can no longer be avoided. In recent weeks, a few public companies have begun disclosing a ratio,...


Fed officials: Stronger economy boosts chance for rate hikes

Fed Minutes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve officials at their January meeting saw a brightening global economic picture and the effects of recently passed tax cuts raising the prospect for solid growth and continued interest rate increases. The minutes of the Fed’s Jan. 30-31 discussions showed that the...


Financial Markets Glance

Dow Jones Industrials High: 25,267.99 Low: 24,792.99 Close: 24,797.78 Change: —166.97 Other Indexes Standard&Poors 500 Index: 2701.33 —14.93 NYSE Index: 12,695.53 —67.82 Nasdaq Composite Index: 7218.23 —16.08 NYSE Amer Composite: 2494.37 —15.36 Russell 2000 Index: 1531.84 +1.84 Wilshire 5000...


Disney workers accuse company of withholding their Trump tax cut bonuses

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. The Disney World puppeteer had to miss his sister’s wedding in West Virginia. He had to skip his family reunion in the Dominican Republic. But after President Donald Trump signed a tax law last December slashing corporate rates, his employer announced it would offer...

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