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Ogden newspaper to be sold to a family newspaper company

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Ogden Newspapers will acquire the Standard-Examiner and standard.net website, as well as the...

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The Latest: Authorities: Evacuation order will stay in place

Refinery Explosion Wisconsin

SUPERIOR, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on a Wisconsin refinery explosion that injured several people (all times local): 11:10 p.m. Authorities now say an evacuation order for residents of Superior, Wisconsin, after a smoky refinery fire will stay in place and be re-evaluated throughout the night....


Business

Asian stocks follow Wall Street higher after strong results

Hong Kong Financial Markets

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets followed Wall Street higher on Friday after reports of strong U.S. earnings, as investors watched the inter-Korean summit. KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite Index sank 0.7 percent to 3,052.32, but Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 rose 0.5 percent to 22,441.28. Hong Kong’s...


Business

'It's just not what people want anymore': Subway to close hundreds of US stores

Subway Restaurants, home of the ubiquitous $5 footlong, plans to shutter hundreds of U.S. stores as consumers lose their appetite for lunch meats.


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Smoky fire that forced evacuations out at Wisconsin refinery

Refinery Explosion Wisconsin

Authorities said a fire at a northwestern Wisconsin refinery where an explosion injured at least 11 people was out and people were being allowed back in their homes Thursday night after most of the city of Superior was forced to evacuate. Douglas County officials posted an update saying the fire...


Business

Amazon hikes Prime membership by $20

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Amazon.com on Thursday said profits more than doubled to $1.6 billion in the first quarter, sending shares of its stock soaring to an all-time high.


Business

Say goodbye to the Ford sedan

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. After more than a century-long run, giant automakers like Ford can no longer escape the obvious: The demand for traditional cars is beginning to dry up, thanks to the evolving tastes of millennials and baby boomers, experts said. Ford announced plans late Wednesday to...


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MGM sets August opening date for Massachusetts casino

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BOSTON (AP) — The fate of Wynn’s glitzy Boston-area casino may still be up in the air, but rival MGM says it is on track to open the first Las Vegas-style casino resort in Massachusetts sooner than expected. MGM Resorts International is now targeting Aug. 24 as the new opening date for the $960...


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At hearings, EPA chief seeks to divert blame for ethics woes

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt, yet another Trump administration official with his job on the line over ethical concerns, took heat from lawmakers Thursday over his profligate spending and lobbyist ties and tried to divert responsibility to underlings. The EPA...


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The Latest: Evacuation ordered near Wisconsin refinery

Refinery Explosion Wisconsin

SUPERIOR, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on a Wisconsin refinery explosion that injured several people (all times local): 1:20 p.m. Authorities are ordering residents to evacuate their homes near a Wisconsin refinery that was rocked by an explosion. Superior police tweeted Thursday afternoon that the...


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Financial Markets Glance

Dow Jones Industrials High: 24,402.46 Low: 24,128.72 Close: 24,322.34 Change: +238.51 Other Indexes Standard&Poors 500 Index: 2666.94 +27.54 NYSE Index: 12,582.90 +65.04 Nasdaq Composite Index: 7118.68 +114.94 NYSE Amer Composite: 2596.72 +17.56 Russell 2000 Index: 1557.89 +7.43 Wilshire 5000...


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