For Trump in White House, conflicts of interest range widely

Trump 100 Conflicts of Interest

NEW YORK (AP) — When it comes to avoiding conflicts of interest in the White House, President Donald Trump has ripped up the playbook in his first 100 days. Most presidents have taken pains to avoid even any appearance that they might be exploiting their office for personal financial gain. Trump...


Farms' thirst for water roils Wisconsin's central sands

Wisconsin Water Fight

TOWN OF OASIS, Wis. (AP) — Cris Van Houten thought he was getting a little bit of paradise when he built his house on Huron Lake in Wisconsin’s central sands region. He could look out from his deck at the blue water and scuba dive in the shallows. Less than 10 years later, he and his neighbors are...


New Yorkers flock to booming Sun Belt as trek south resumes

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. Susan Gifford moved last August from Rome, New York, to Garden City, South Carolina, where she lives in a home two miles from the beach. “The weather was the motivating factor, getting away from winter,” the 67-year-old retired teacher said. Almost 600,000 Americans moved from...


Space-mining may be only a decade away

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. Is water the new oil of space? It may be to Middle Eastern oil states such as Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, who are looking at space as a way to diversify out of the earthly benefits of fossil fuel. “Middle East oil states are investing in satellite...


Booked on 25th celebrating Indie Bookstore Day on Saturday

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Bookworms can celebrate their love of independent book stores Saturday at Booked on 25th in Ogden.


A reality check for Trump on economy

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump came into office promising to make the economy grow at rates the United States hasn’t seen for decades. On Friday, as the government reported that the U.S. economy expanded in the first quarter at its slowest pace in three years, he...


Heineken to Pepsi: Hold my beer

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. They were strangers a world apart, brought together by a beer commercial billed as a social experiment. Along the way, they bridge political divides - with a little help from Heineken. The social media success of the beermaker’s new “Open Your World” campaign is...


Navajo coal plant closure could cause 1,000 job losses

NAVAJO MOUNTAIN, Utah (AP) — Officials in remote areas of Utah and Arizona say the recent decision to shut down a coal-fired power plant in northern Arizona is expected to cause about 1,000 job losses in an area already struggling with high unemployment. Owners of the Navajo Generating Station in...


Treasuries fall as traders look past GDP miss to inflation data

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. (Bloomberg) -- Treasuries declined, with benchmark yields on pace to climb for a second-straight week, as traders looked past weaker-than-forecast U.S. economic growth in favor of data that shows sustained inflation worldwide. The 10-year U.S. yield rose three basis points to 2....


Apple ceases iPhone payments to Qualcomm, escalating feud

Apple Qualcomm

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple is refusing to pay any royalties owed to mobile chip maker Qualcomm for some of the features in the iPhone, escalating a patent feud that has turned the former business partners into bitter adversaries. The latest twist in the dispute represents a major blow for Qualcomm,...

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