Work hard, then work harder: Entrepreneur Latinos, immigrants in Ogden

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Figures show that the number of Latino-owned businesses in Utah, though a small percentage of the...


US national parks to slash number of free days for visitors

National Parks Fees

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — National parks in the U.S. will sharply drop the number of days they allow visitors to get in for free, a move that was criticized by opponents of the parks’ plan to raise entrance costs at other times of the year. After waiving fees 16 days in 2016 and 10 days in 2017, the...


3 things to watch for from the Federal Reserve on Wednesday

Fed 3 Things To Watch For

WASHINGTON (AP) — On the day when Janet Yellen will hold her final news conference as Federal Reserve chair, the Fed has left little doubt what it plans to do Wednesday: Raise its benchmark interest rate for the third time this year. The increase would be in line with the series of incremental rate...


Bitcoin started with all men. Now cryptocurrencies are opening to women.

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. Something new is happening in the world of cryptocurrencies. The roughly $460 billion digital currency world, spawned eight years ago from the almost exclusively male domain of bitcoin, is starting to open to women. Four out of 30 of the largest initial coin offerings this year...


Indonesia politician's graft trial delayed by stomach woes

Indonesia Corruption

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A top Indonesian politician accused of involvement in one of the country’s biggest corruption scandals told a court on the first day of his trial that he was suffering a stomach complaint, forcing a postponement while his medical condition was checked. Lawyers for Setya...


The Finance 202: Doug Jones victory will likely speed up Republican tax train

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - Don’t look for the Alabama earthquake to knock the tax train off its tracks in Washington. Even as Democrat Doug Jones notched a once-unthinkable victory in the reddest of states Tuesday, Congressional Republicans continued to chug toward a breakthrough...


Inflation picks up on energy costs; core gauge slows

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. U.S. inflation picked up in November thanks to a jump in energy prices yet unexpectedly cooled when excluding food and fuel costs, which could factor into Federal Reserve discussions this week on how fast to raise interest rates. The consumer price index rose 0.4 percent from...


Saudi Aramco said to seek pitches for IPO coordinator roles

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. Saudi Arabian Oil Co. is asking banks to pitch for roles as coordinators and bookrunners on its initial public offering, people familiar with the matter said, as the state-owned crude producer pushes ahead with plans for the world’s biggest share sale. The company sent out the...


OPEC boosts forecast for rival supply, sees balance in late 2018

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. OPEC predicted that global oil markets won’t rebalance until late next year after boosting forecasts for supplies from the U.S. and other rivals. The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries’ monthly report raised its outlook for non-OPEC supply in 2018 by 300,000 barrels...


As Elon Musk's SpaceX eyes another historic first, Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin returns to

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. Jeffrey P. Bezos’ Blue Origin got a step closer to flying tourists to space Tuesday when it launched a life-size dummy the company named “Mannequin Skywalker” from its remote West Texas facility. The updated booster and crew capsule, which the company hopes to use to...


T-Mobile agrees to buy Layer3 in preparation for TV service

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. T-Mobile US Inc. agreed to acquire closely held Layer3 TV Inc. as the wireless carrier prepares to enter the crowded field of online television service next year. With the purchase, T-Mobile joins its larger peers AT&T Inc. and Verizon Communications Inc. in a strategic shift...

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