Business

Many converged at Convergys, now closing its Ogden call center

Ogden's longtime call center will soon shut down

A March 21 email from Convergys Corporate Communications Director Ed Loyd said that up to 209...

Business

Ogden woman pioneered Roo Sport, accessory pouch for runners

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Brenda Brundage created a magnetic pouch to hold items such as credit cards, cash, keys, cellphones and running gels. Inspired by the kangaroo’s pouch, she called her design the Roo Sport.


Business

Environmental groups file lawsuit over Trump climate actions

Environmentalists Climate Plan

CHICAGO (AP) — Environmental groups that vowed to fight President Donald Trump’s efforts to roll back his predecessor’s plans to curb global warming made good on their promise Wednesday, teaming up with an American Indian tribe to ask a federal court to block an order that lifts restrictions on...


Business

Pressure builds on GSA inspector general to review Trump's D.C. hotel lease

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. A group comprised of 22 nonprofit organizations, liberal advocates, professors and ethical experts have written the inspector general of the General Services Administration -- the agency that manages the lease for the Trump International hotel -- asking that she...


Business

Bezos rises to become world's second-richest with Amazon surge

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. (Bloomberg) -- Jeff Bezos has leapt past Amancio Ortega and Warren Buffett to become the world’s second-richest person. Bezos, 53, added $1.5 billion to his fortune as Amazon.com Inc. rose $18.32 on Wednesday, the day after the e-commerce giant said it plans to buy Dubai-based...


National

'Unreal when it targets you': Faceless trolls attack online

Trolling for Hate

One morning near the end of her long-shot congressional campaign, 25-year-old Erin Schrode rolled over in bed, reflexively checked her cellphone — and burst into tears. With mounting horror, she scanned a barrage of anti-Semitic emails from anonymous trolls. “Get out of my country, kike,” read one....


Business

Financial Markets Glance

Dow Jones Industrials High: 20,684.73 Low: 20,625.03 Close: 20,659.32 Change: —42.18 Other Indexes Standard&Poors 500 Index: 2361.13 +2.56 NYSE Index: 11,496.67 +2.83 Nasdaq Composite Index: 5897.55 +22.41 NYSE MKT Composite: 2506.72 +17.24 Russell 2000 Index: 1371.64 +4.38 Wilshire 5000 TotalMkt:...


Business

Gold seen soaring to $1,500 as inflation poised for comeback

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. Gold is poised to rally to levels last seen four years ago as rising inflation and negative real interest rates combine to boost demand, according to Incrementum AG, which says that the precious metal may be in the early stages of a bull market. Prices may climb to $1,400 to $1,...


Business

Treasuries gain with European bonds as ECB said to be cautious

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. Treasuries rose, erasing most of Tuesday’s corporate supply-induced declines, as euro-zone government bonds rallied on a report that European Central Bank policy makers are wary of altering their dovish message before June. Yields were lower by three to four basis points at...


Business

US stock indexes close mostly higher; oil up

Financial Markets Wall Street

U.S. stock indexes closed mostly higher Wednesday after a sharp increase in crude oil prices helped drive market-leading gains for energy companies. Banks and other financial stocks declined the most as bond yields headed lower, which translates into lower interest rates on loans and lower profits...


Business

Hands-on with Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus: Strong first impressions

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. Samsung’s new Galaxy S8 (and its bigger sibling, the Galaxy S8 Plus) are designed to reintroduce the public to Samsung as the company tries to put the fiery death of the Galaxy Note 7 behind it. And, as first impressions go, this is a doozy. If Samsung is trying to...


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