Business

Kubex Fitness shapes up the gym experience in Ogden

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Although some may consider the gym their home away from home, fitness newbies may find the public...

State

Head of troubled Navajo Housing Authority to step down

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The chief executive of the largest American Indian public housing authority in the U.S. will be stepping down as the Navajo Nation looks to rebuild its reputation after concerns were raised about the lack of housing on the vast reservation. Newly appointed members of the...


Business

The Latest: GOP ponders how best to sell health care

Trump Health Care

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the President Donald Trump’s role in the health care debate. All times local): 7:30 p.m. Some Republicans are worried that President Donald Trump’s difficulty staying on message might do more harm than good in selling their health care bill. The GOP is weighing how...


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The Latest: McConnell looking to salvage health care plan

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Republican legislation to repeal and replace the Obama health care law (all times local): 7:30 p.m. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is exploring options for salvaging the battered Republican health care bill. But he’s confronting a growing chorus of GOP...


Government

US demands more security on international flights to US

International Flights Security

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Homeland Security Department is demanding that airlines around the world step up security measures for international flights bound for the United States or face the possibility of a total electronics ban for planes. Compliance with the new rules could lead to the lifting of a...


Business

'He was born this way': Shkreli's attorney offers defense as securities fraud

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. NEW YORK - Martin Shkreli is odd, his attorney told a federal court on Wednesday. The former hedge fund manager’s investors and colleagues made fun of him behind his back and wondered whether he was autistic. Some questioned his sexuality, the jury was told. “Is he...


Business

US stock market makes biggest gain in 2 months

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The U.S. stock market notched its biggest gain in two months Wednesday, bouncing back from losses a day earlier. Banks and other financial companies led the rally as investors bet on interest rates climbing further. Banks can make more money on lending when rates move higher. Technology companies...


Business

Mormon church now allows female employees to wear pants

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Women who work at the Mormon church's headquarters in Salt Lake City are now allowed to wear pantsuits and dress slacks instead of just skirts or dresses.


Business

Staples to be acquired by Sycamore Partners for $6.9 billion

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. Staples will be acquired by Sycamore Partners for about $6.9 billion in one of the largest retail deals of the year, a wager that the office-supply chain is better off continuing its turnaround plan as a private company. Sycamore, saying it was attracted to Staples’ “iconic...


Business

Office supplies chain Staples sold for $6.9 billion

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NEW YORK (AP) — Private equity firm Sycamore Partners is buying office supplies chain Staples for $6.9 billion. The companies said Wednesday that shareholders of Framingham, Massachusetts-based Staples will get $10.25 per share. Staples’ stock closed Wednesday up 77 cents, or 8.4 percent, to $9.93,...


Business

Fed approves dividend, buyback plans of all 34 biggest banks

Fed-Bank Stress Tests

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve has given the green light to all 34 of the biggest banks in the U.S. to raise their dividends and buy back shares, judging their financial foundations sturdy enough to withstand a major economic downturn. It was the first time in seven years of annual “stress...


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