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US government wants monument lawsuits moved to Utah

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The federal government says lawsuits challenging President Donald Trump’s decision to drastically shrink two Utah national monuments should be tried in Utah rather than Washington, D.C. Court documents show the U.S. Department of Justice filed court documents last week arguing...


State

Official: Mississippi pilot killed in Nevada plane crash

ELKO, Nev. (AP) — Authorities have identified a 26-year-old pilot from Mississippi who died this month when the small plane he was piloting from California to Utah crashed in a rugged northeast Nevada mountain range during stormy weather. Elko County sheriff’s Sgt. Nick Czegledi (seg-LED‘-ee) said...


Government

US orders extra air cargo screening for flights from Mideast

Cargo Screening Mideast

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. authorities issued an emergency order Monday requiring additional screening of cargo on flights departing for the United States from five Mideast countries, citing a threat of terrorism. The Transportation Security Administration order is aimed at preventing terrorist attacks...


Business

Trump sparred with Ross last year over pace of trade action

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. President Donald Trump grew frustrated with Wilbur Ross last year over the pace of trade negotiations and action against China, upset that his Commerce secretary had not done more to take on Beijing, according to a White House official. The official, who spoke on condition of...


Business

Big global oil projects are starting to get off the ground

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. The global oil industry’s backlog of big drilling projects is starting to shrink as prices improve. From production vessels tapping Brazil’s deep-water reserves to pipes connecting rigs to underwater wells in China, the number of ventures delayed since the oil crash that...


Government

Federal workers frustrated by back-and-forth over shutdown

Budget Battle

WASHINGTON (AP) — As Congress appeared ready to reopen the government Monday on the third day of a shutdown, some federal workers said they are frustrated over a political battle that put their jobs on hold and left them in limbo. The shutdown effectively cleaved the federal workforce in half...


Business

Greece set to enter next bailout phase as day-after talks near

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. Greece has neared a key milestone in its financial-crisis history, as its creditors started discussing better repayment terms for its bailout loans and a smooth withdrawal of the lifeline keeping the country afloat since 2010. Euro-area finance ministers meeting in Brussels...


Business

Murdoch pushes Facebook to pay for news to guarantee quality

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. Rupert Murdoch, the media billionaire who controls the Wall Street Journal, called on Facebook to begin paying publishers fees to carry the news that its users post and share online in a sign of the print industry’s growing frustration with social media. “If Facebook wants to...


Business

Solar industry on edge as Trump weighs tariffs on panels

Trump-Tariffs on Solar

DALLAS (AP) — Solar energy is booming in the United States, but companies riding the wave fear that President Donald Trump could undercut them this week if he decides to impose new tariffs on imported solar panels. Businesses that install solar-power systems are benefiting from a glut of cheaper...


Business

Nordea imposes bitcoin ban across all of bank's departments

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. The biggest Nordic bank has told its employees not to trade bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, in a move that may lead the European Banking Federation to review its official stance on the products. Nordea Bank AB will impose the ban from Feb. 28, after the board agreed to take...


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