Business

Box Elder tax increment program for biofuels company is on hold

Washakie Renewable Energy expansion

Box Elder County made ready to help a biofuels company’s expansion plans. But four years...

National Business

APNewsBreak: Verizon to end some sale of phone-location data

Verizon is pledging to stop selling data through intermediaries that pinpoints the location of mobile phones to outside companies, the Associated Press has learned. It is the first major U.S. wireless carrier to step back from a business practice that has drawn criticism for endangering privacy....


Business

AP Top Business News at 10:28 a.m. EDT

APNewsBreak: Verizon to end some sale of phone-location data Global indexes drop as Trump threatens more China tariffs The Latest: China calls new Trump tariff threat ‘blackmail‘ China blasts new US tariff threat, warns it will retaliate US housing starts jumped 5 pct. in May off Midwest building...


Business

Global indexes drop as Trump threatens more China tariffs

Financial Markets Wall Street

NEW YORK (AP) — Global stock markets fell Tuesday after President Donald Trump threatened to put tariffs on another $200 billion in imports from China, and the Chinese government said it would retaliate. The Dow Jones industrial average lost 370 points, or 1.5 percent. The Hang Seng index in Hong...


Business

OPEC oil ministers gather to discuss production increase

OPEC Meeting

VIENNA (AP) — The oil ministers of the OPEC cartel were gathering Tuesday to discuss this week whether to increase production of crude and help limit a rise in global energy prices. The officials were arriving in Vienna ahead of the official meeting Friday, when they will also confer with Russia, a...


World

Merkel says climate change is 'a fact,' laments US stance

Germany Poland Climate-1

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel took aim Tuesday at U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris accord, calling the move “very regrettable” at a time when the overwhelming majority of countries worldwide are trying to limit global warming. “We know climate change...


Business

China blasts new US tariff threat, warns it will retaliate

China US Trade

BEIJING (AP) — China on Tuesday threatened “comprehensive measures” in response to U.S. President Donald Trump’s new tariff hike, raising the possibility Beijing might target operations of American companies. Trump’s announcement fueled fears that economic losses, limited so far to companies hit by...


Business

US housing starts jumped 5 pct. in May off Midwest building

Home Construction

WASHINGTON (AP) — A surge of construction in the Midwest drove U.S. housing starts up 5 percent in May from the prior month. The Commerce Department said Wednesday that housing starts rose to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.35 million, the strongest pace since July 2007. All of May’s...


Business

IBM pits computer against human debaters

IBM Robot Debater

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — IBM pitted a computer against two human debaters in the first public demonstration of artificial intelligence technology it’s been working on for more than five years. The company unveiled its Project Debater in San Francisco on Monday, asking it to make a case for government-...


Business

US stocks slump in global sell-off after Trump threatens more tariffs on China

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Markets sank Tuesday on fears that the United States and China may be veering toward an all-out trade war. The Dow Jones industrial averaged dropped 370 points, or 1.5 percent after the opening bell on worries that the tit-for-tat tariff threats between the United...


Business

The Associated Press has learned that Verizon will end sales of phone-location data

AP () — — The Associated Press has learned that Verizon will end sales of phone-location data through intermediaries.


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