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Ogden Marathon 2018: South Weber’s Cook wins again; Ogden’s Blackham wins the half

MH 051918 Ogden Marathon Overall First Place 05-4

For the second year in a row, a course record was set for the Ogden Marathon, only this time it was...

Government

Congressional leaders to review information on Russia probe

Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ratcheting up pressure on the Russia investigation, the White House announced that top FBI and Justice Department officials have agreed to meet with congressional leaders and “review” highly classified information the lawmakers have been seeking on the handling of the probe. The...


Business

Kohl's sees headwinds in second half, leading investors to sell

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. Kohl’s Corp. raised its profit forecast for the year, but that wasn’t enough to cheer investors, who sold shares after the company said it expected “headwinds” in the second half. Unseasonable weather hurt traffic at the department-store chain in the first quarter, though as...


Business

Six Chinese cities dominate global electric-vehicle sales

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. After trying for two years to get a license for a gasoline-powered car in Beijing’s bimonthly lottery, Gary Zhong gave up and bought the Qin EV300 electric vehicle from Warren Buffett-backed BYD Co. “There was no other way,” said Zhong, 31. “I would have waited forever to get a...


Business

Southern slims down after bets on big projects fail to pay off

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. Southern Co., which has spent billions of dollars to expand its U.S. utility empire, is now retrenching. The company said Monday it was selling nearly all the assets it owns in Florida to NextEra Energy Inc. for $5.1 billion as it pushes to cut debt from its acquisitions and...


Business

A huge European security regulation that affects many U.S. companies takes effect this

Special To The Washington Post. The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR, goes into effect on May 25. The objective of the regulation, which passed in 2016, is to simplify and consolidate rules that companies need to follow to protect their data and to return control to EU...


Business

J.C. Penney CEO Ellison departs for Lowe's

Lowe's CEO

NEW YORK (AP) — J.C. Penney CEO Marvin Ellison, a former Home Depot executive, is leaving the department store chain after less than four years to become the top executive at Lowe’s. The announcement Tuesday, just days after J.C. Penney released disappointing results, sent its shares down more than...


Business

APNewsBreak: McDonald's workers file sex harassment claims

McDonalds Sexual Harassment

NEW YORK (AP) — Energized by the #MeToo movement, two national advocacy groups are teaming up to lodge sexual harassment complaints against McDonald’s on behalf of 10 women who have worked at the fast food restaurant in nine cities. The workers — one of them a 15-year-old from St. Louis — alleged...


Business

Zara concept store greets shoppers with robots and holograms

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. At Zara’s new flagship store in London, shoppers can swipe garments along a floor-to-ceiling mirror to see a hologram-style image of what they’d look like as part of a full outfit. Robot arms get garments into shoppers’ hands at online-order collection points. iPad-wielding...


Business

Amazon is selling facial recognition to law enforcement - for a fistful of dollars

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Amazon has been providing facial recognition tools to law enforcement agencies in Oregon and Orlando for only a few dollars a month, according to documents obtained by American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California, paving the way for a rollout of technology...


Government

The Latest: Pence says US has made no concessions to NKorea

Trump Dealmaking

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump’s planned summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (all times local): 10:45 a.m. Vice President Mike Pence says no concessions have been given or offered to North Korea in the run-up to a June summit between the U.S. and Kim Jong Un. Pence...


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