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The Latest: Panel approves Pompeo for secretary of state

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the nomination of Mike Pompeo as secretary of state (all times local): 6:30 p.m. President Donald Trump’s choice for secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, has cleared the Senate Foreign Relations Committee with a favorable recommendation, narrowly avoiding a rare rebuke...


Business

Google parent Alphabet's profits bounce to an all-time high

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Google, which dominates online advertising, continues to thrive amid escalating threats of regulation in Washington and a wider backlash against Silicon Valley and widespread data collection. In the first quarter, Google parent company Alphabet’s net income grew by 73...


Government

Senate panel votes to recommend Mike Pompeo as secretary of state, sending nomination to

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate panel votes to recommend Mike Pompeo as secretary of state, sending nomination to full Senate.


Business

What does the yield on the 10-year Treasury mean to you?

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. The 10-year U.S. Treasury note is one of the most closely watched financial measures in the world. It’s hallowed status is up there with the U.S. dollar, the price of gold and the price of oil. Many view it as a proxy for longer-term growth and inflation expectations...


Business

US stocks wobble and bond yields set four-year highs

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NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks couldn’t hang on to an early gain and finished mostly lower Monday as technology companies slipped. Bond prices continue to fall and the yield on the 10-year Treasury note drew closer to 3 percent, a milestone it hasn’t reached since January 2014. Investors once again...


Police & Fire

Paragliding man falls about 100 feet in Bountiful, suffers only minor injuries

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The 29-year-old man attempted to launch and paraglide near the Bountiful “B” just off Skyline Drive when his parachute failed and he fell to the ground below, according to Davis County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Sgt. Ty Berger.


Police & Fire

Police: Bomb threat suspect was only person scheduled for hearings all 3 times

Updated Ogden courthouse bomb threat suspects mugs

Three bomb threats. Three Thursdays. Yup, it wasn’t too hard to figure out who did it. 


Business

Financial Markets Glance

Dow Jones Industrials High: 24,536.89 Low: 24,328.54 Close: 24,448.69 Change: —14.25 Other Indexes Standard&Poors 500 Index: 2670.29 +0.15 NYSE Index: 12,610.77 +3.62 Nasdaq Composite Index: 7128.60 —17.53 NYSE Amer Composite: 2588.14 +5.72 Russell 2000 Index: 1562.12 —2.00 Wilshire 5000 TotalMkt:...


Business

Netflix selling $1.9 billion in junk debt to fund more shows

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. Netflix is tapping the junk-bond market again to help finance its next wave of shows. The world’s largest online television network is selling $1.9 billion of senior bonds in its largest-ever dollar-denominated offering. That’s up from a planned $1.5 billion, according to a...


Business

Alphabet sales growth tops forecasts; spending surges

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. Google’s digital advertising business generated robust growth in the first quarter while spending surged. Parent Alphabet Inc. reported first-quarter sales of $24.9 billion, excluding payments to partners that distribute Google services and ads. Analysts expected $24.3 billion,...


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