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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...

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Soon you may be renting your work clothes

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. Jennifer Hyman, the chief executive and co-founder of Rent the Runway, has vast ambitions for the fashion rental service she co-founded in 2009. In the beginning, the company offered shoppers clothing choices they couldn’t afford to buy, enabling everyday Americans to sprinkle...


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Airlines have your personal data, and they're using it

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. Airlines are really good at some things-like people movement, aircraft maintenance, and keeping passengers safe. They’re also experts at collecting vast mountains of customer data, including what sorts of credit cards and computers you use, how often you fly, and where and how...


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Cheese and bourbon may face backlash from U.S. solar tariff

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. If President Donald Trump imposes tariffs on solar panels, Wisconsin cheese and Kentucky whiskey may pay the price. U.S. duties on imported solar equipment would almost certainly prompt challenges from China, South Korea and other nations at the World Trade Organization, trade...


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Saudi Arabia is set to be a commodities player

(c) 2017, Bloomberg View. Saudi Arabia is on its way to becoming a meaningful influence on global commodity prices. It doesn’t produce a broad array of raw materials like the U.S. or China, and it’s not a consumer on the scale of its neighbor, the United Arab Emirates. Yet the economic and...


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D.C.'s economy is creating fewer opportunities for the middle class

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - The Washington, D.C., area’s economy has long had its share of inequalities. Technology is continuing to exacerbate the differences between the haves and have nots, two economic studies released in the past week suggest, as innovations in fields such as...


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Keystone pipeline spill injects new uncertainty into Nebraska decision

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. The TransCanada oil pipeline rupture in a remote corner of South Dakota injects an unexpected element of suspense into the decision over the controversial Keystone XL pipeline due Monday at Nebraska’s Public Service Commission. The independent five-member commission...


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In towns and cities nationwide, fears of trickle-down effects of federal tax legislation

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. It took the city of Pataskala, Ohio, nine ballot measures before its 15,000 residents agreed to a new 1 percent tax to pay for repairs to its crumbling roads and to buy new police cruisers. The mostly rural community was finally won over by a century-old hallmark of...


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How a shirt covered in swastikas ends up in a department store

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. The shirt looked, at first glance, quite simple, even humdrum-a short-sleeved, black button-down, from the streetwear label Airwalk, priced at $12.99, and patterned with tiny, white polka dots. Except they weren’t dots. They were swastikas, roughly 14,000 of them in all. How...


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Star Wars Meets fruit farms as lasers deter thieving birds

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. In the historic battle of birds versus farmers, there’s a new hi-tech scarecrow in town. Bird Control Group, a Netherlands-based firm, is selling a laser in the U.S. that imitates predators to scare off birds. The Agrilaser Autonomic, as it’s called, is installed near crops and...


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Women breach world of big oil

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. Ryu Bokyoung is confident she can do anything a man does in the sprawling Ulsan refinery in South Korea, be it scaling 100-meter steel towers or working through the night when repairing the plant. The challenges that come with being a woman in the traditionally male-dominated...


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