Business

Presidents Day 2018: Open, closed, schedule changes, more in Northern Utah

Travel National Park Preservation Votes

Presidents Day is observed on Monday, Feb. 19, this year. Here’s a look at what’s open...

Local

By the time it's built out, BDO employee population will grow by 70 percent

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By the time the Business Depot Ogden is built out — a milestone officials say should occur within the next 15 years — the number of employees working at the business park will grow by about 70 percent.


Business

'Black Panther' blows away box office with $192M weekend

Film Box Office

NEW YORK (AP) — A wave of feverish anticipation, fawning critical acclaim and groundbreaking cultural meaning pushed “Black Panther” to a record-setting $192 million debut in U.S. and Canada theaters, firmly establishing the superhero sensation as a box-office landmark. The Marvel film from the...


Business

Dealmaking accelerates as federal contractors jockey for spending

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. For the first time in a while, investors are betting big on “big government.” The federal services market has experienced a jolt of dealmaking activity in recent months as companies position themselves to capture new government spending, breathing life into a sector...


Business

'Black Panther' posts record debut for Disney superhero movie

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. The epic box-office debut of “Black Panther,” the first Marvel superhero movie with an African-American in the title role, will force Hollywood to reassess the work it gives black actors and filmmakers and lead to better roles for minorities and women. The movie from Walt...


Business

Cities pitching diversity in efforts to lure businesses

Cities Selling Diversity

Some cities and regions are highlighting racial diversity along with positive business climates, competitive tax rates and available land in pitches to lure tech companies and high-paying jobs to town. Places such as Pittsburgh, Philadelphia and Detroit are touting their populations of people of...


Business

Crypto-con victims offer bounty on people they say swindled them

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. They’re angry. They say they got ripped off. Six of the alleged victims filed a federal lawsuit against BitConnect, the company they say roasted them on a multi-level-marketing cryptocurrency deal. Their lawyer says they may be able to recoup some of their $771,000 investment,...


Business

When Trump's SEC punishes Wall Street, it's often done quietly

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. Under President Donald Trump, a top financial regulator isn’t embarrassing Wall Street as much as it used to. Take TPG Capital -- the private-equity behemoth co-founded by billionaire David Bonderman. For years, the Securities and Exchange Commission had been investigating TPG...


Business

Indictment: Social media firms got played by Russian agents

Trump Russia Probe

Friday’s election-interference indictment brought by Robert Mueller, the U.S. special counsel, underscores how thoroughly social-media companies like Facebook and Twitter were played by Russian propagandists. And it’s not clear if the companies have taken sufficient action to prevent something...


Police & Fire

Ex-bank manager pleads guilty to stealing $565K to buy house

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Daniel Scott Frischknecht, 33, admitted draining $565,000 from a bank customer’s line of credit to buy a house in an upscale Bountiful neighborhood.


Government

Russians charged with meddling in 2016 presidential race

Trump Russia Probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — In an extraordinary indictment, the U.S. special counsel accused 13 Russians Friday of an elaborate plot to disrupt the 2016 presidential election, charging them with running a huge but hidden social media trolling campaign aimed in part at helping Republican Donald Trump defeat...


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