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Ogden newspaper to be sold to a family newspaper company

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Ogden Newspapers will acquire the Standard-Examiner and standard.net website, as well as the...

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Ford has been synonymous with cars for more than a century. That's about to change.

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Say goodbye to the Ford Taurus. The family-friendly sedan - which has graced American roadways since the mid 1980s - is being phased out in North America alongside the Fiesta subcompact, Fusion midsize sedan, Taurus large sedan and the C-Max van, according to Ford’s...


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Anger over banks' gun policies snags $600M road plan

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana’s plans to finance about $600 million in interstate projects have gotten tied up in a dispute over moves by two banking giants to restrict gun sales by their business customers. The State Bond Commission disagreed Thursday about how and if Louisiana should...


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The next 9 days will teach us a lot about the U.S. economy

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. The Federal Reserve has spent the past decade coaxing a recession-torn U.S. economy back to health. It’s had resounding success in slashing unemployment, yet wage growth and inflation have remained stubbornly slow - keeping victory at bay. The week ahead could finally clinch it....


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Ford retreats from American car business in penny-pinching push

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. Ford is cleaving an additional $11.5 billion from spending plans and dropping several sedans, including the Fusion and Taurus, from its lineup to more quickly reach an elusive profit target. The automaker is almost doubling a cost-cutting goal to $25.5 billion by 2022, Chief...


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What would Henry think? Ford is about to nearly abandon American sedans

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. The Model T, the ‘32 deuce coupe, the Thunderbird, the Mustang: For much of its 115-year history, Ford has been synonymous with cars. Now Ford, one of the great engines of 20th-century American industry, is about to do the unthinkable: Abandon the American car business almost...


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Why E. coli keeps getting into our lettuce

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Consumers have grown to love convenience salads, from tubs of pre-washed baby spinach to bags of chopped romaine. There’s only one problem with these modern-day conveniences: They’re regularly implicated in foodborne illness outbreaks. The latest, a nationwide flare-...


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Facial recognition may be coming to a police body camera near you

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. The country’s biggest seller of police body cameras on Thursday convened a corporate board devoted to the ethics and expansion of artificial intelligence, a major new step toward offering controversial facial-recognition technology to police forces nationwide. Axon,...


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Lexus, BMW set for China bonanza as Xi readies tariff cut

(c) 2018, Bloomberg View. China is considering proposals to slash import duty on passenger cars by about half, a move that’s set to give a lift to luxury automakers such as BMW and Toyota’s Lexus unit, according to people with direct knowledge of the matter. The State Council, or China’s cabinet,...


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US lawmakers assail EPA chief over ethical missteps

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers assailed Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt on Thursday for the ethics and spending scandals that have prompted bipartisan calls for his ouster. On the defensive, the EPA chief said “half-truths” and “twisted” allegations were an effort to undermine the...


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The Latest: EPA chief unaware of security chief's ties

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt and his appearances on Capitol Hill (all times local): 11:45 a.m. Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt says he was unaware his security chief moonlighted as an investigator for a tabloid news company...


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