Business

Weber County ag boosters tout import of farming even as more development looms

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Some county officials have put a focus on spurring business growth, but ag leaders ask that farming...

Business

Trade in your luxury watch like a BMW: It's a booming business

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. Luxury watch seller Danny Govberg is very busy these days with his Philadelphia-based company, even when he’s selling fewer new timepieces than he used to. That’s because his 102-year-old emporium, Govberg Jewelers, is seeing an explosion in the secondhand market, where the...


Business

Fat is back and premium butter makers are taking the cream

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. Consumers aren’t just eating more butter, they are willing to pay more for it, a boon that’s giving outsize gains to makers of premium brands. Global retail butter sales will expand 2.9 percent to $19.4 billion in 2018, outpacing the 1.9 percent growth in sales volumes,...


Business

The car of the future will sell your data

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. Picture this: You’re driving home from work, contemplating what to make for dinner, and as you idle at a red light near your neighborhood pizzeria, an ad offering $5 off a pepperoni pie pops up on your dashboard screen. Are you annoyed that your car’s trying to sell you...


Business

School shooting survivors target NRA-linked companies

School Shooting Is It Different

Survivors of a mass shooting at a Florida high school are hoping to expand the reach of their gun control movement by seeking a boycott of companies doing business with the NRA and urging tourists to boycott the Sunshine State. As the #BoycottNRA movement grew on Twitter, with petitions circulating...


Local

Weber County's new economic growth plan may be ready by late March

James Ebert

County officials have made economic development a priority, seeking input from consultants and others, and one apparent goal will be boosting the median income here. 


Government

Weber County social media presence 'leading the state,' PR rep says

Sasha Clark Dicio

The Dicio Group received a $94,500 contract with the county to help with marketing and a company rep updated county commissioners on its efforts.


National

NRA, Florida face backlash after latest school shooting

NRA Reaction

NEW YORK (AP) — The National Rifle Association, and now the State of Florida, faced a growing backlash Saturday as companies cut ties to the gun industry following the latest school massacre, and student survivors called for tourism boycotts of their home state until gun control measures are...


Business

The Latest: Sheriff: Lawmaker's letter 'riddled' with errors

School Shooting College Admissions

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the backlash against the National Rifle Association after a deadly school shooting in Florida (all times local): 10:30 p.m. The Broward County, Florida, sheriff says a letter from a state lawmaker calling for his resignation after a mass school shooting is “riddled...


Business

Manafort indictment sparks hunt for Europeans paid to lobby

Ukraine Manafort

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — A new indictment against former Donald Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort focused a spotlight Saturday on uncovering the former European leaders who prosecutors contend were secretly paid by Manafort to lobby on behalf of Ukraine. The U.S. indictment handed up Friday by a grand...


Business

Toyota, Hyundai recall roughly 110,000 vehicles

NEW YORK (AP) — Toyota and Hyundai have recalled roughly a combined 110,000 trucks and sport utility vehicles, including the 2018 Toyota Tundra and Sequoia, and the 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe and Santa Fe Sport. In its recall announced Saturday, Hyundai says some of Santa Fe vehicles are at risk for the...


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