Business

New loan program to help small businesses navigate 'funding desert'

Ogden residents sought answers Thursday

The city’s Community and Economic Development department hopes a new statewide loan program...

Business

Saudi Arabia is set to be a commodities player

(c) 2017, Bloomberg View. Saudi Arabia is on its way to becoming a meaningful influence on global commodity prices. It doesn’t produce a broad array of raw materials like the U.S. or China, and it’s not a consumer on the scale of its neighbor, the United Arab Emirates. Yet the economic and...


Business

Cheese and bourbon may face backlash from U.S. solar tariff

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. If President Donald Trump imposes tariffs on solar panels, Wisconsin cheese and Kentucky whiskey may pay the price. U.S. duties on imported solar equipment would almost certainly prompt challenges from China, South Korea and other nations at the World Trade Organization, trade...


Business

Airlines have your personal data, and they're using it

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. Airlines are really good at some things-like people movement, aircraft maintenance, and keeping passengers safe. They’re also experts at collecting vast mountains of customer data, including what sorts of credit cards and computers you use, how often you fly, and where and how...


Business

Soon you may be renting your work clothes

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. Jennifer Hyman, the chief executive and co-founder of Rent the Runway, has vast ambitions for the fashion rental service she co-founded in 2009. In the beginning, the company offered shoppers clothing choices they couldn’t afford to buy, enabling everyday Americans to sprinkle...


State

Utah lawmakers consider limiting days for using fireworks

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah lawmakers are considering a plan that would reduce the number of days residents can set off fireworks amid concerns about fires, noise and air pollution in July. State Rep. Jim Dunnigan, a Republican from Taylorsville, proposed legislation this week to allow fireworks two...


Business

Unions: Power plant contractors violating Navajo labor laws

Navajo Preference Jobs

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Unions that represent Navajo workers in New Mexico say tribal members are being passed over for jobs at a power plant on the reservation in violation of Navajo labor laws. Workers at the coal-fired Four Corners Power Plant are installing equipment to cut down on haze-causing...


Business

Honda recalls 900,000 Odyssey minivans; 2nd row seat may tip

NEW YORK (AP) — Honda is recalling about 900,000 of its Odyssey minivans because the second-row seats may tip forward if not properly latched. The recall announced Saturday covers vehicles from the 2011-17 model years. About 800,000 of the affected minivans were sold in the United States. Honda...


Business

Coal returns as flashpoint in global climate-change fight

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. Coal emerged as the surprise winner from two weeks of international climate talks in Germany, with leaders of the host country and neighboring Poland joining Donald Trump in support of the dirtiest fossil fuel. While more than 20 nations, led by Britain and Canada, pledged to...


Business

Women breach world of big oil

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. Ryu Bokyoung is confident she can do anything a man does in the sprawling Ulsan refinery in South Korea, be it scaling 100-meter steel towers or working through the night when repairing the plant. The challenges that come with being a woman in the traditionally male-dominated...


Business

Star Wars Meets fruit farms as lasers deter thieving birds

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. In the historic battle of birds versus farmers, there’s a new hi-tech scarecrow in town. Bird Control Group, a Netherlands-based firm, is selling a laser in the U.S. that imitates predators to scare off birds. The Agrilaser Autonomic, as it’s called, is installed near crops and...


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