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Ogden newspaper to be sold to a family newspaper company

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Ogden Newspapers will acquire the Standard-Examiner and standard.net website, as well as the...

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MGM sets August opening date for Massachusetts casino

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BOSTON (AP) — The fate of Wynn’s glitzy Boston-area casino may still be up in the air, but rival MGM says it is on track to open the first Las Vegas-style casino resort in Massachusetts sooner than expected. MGM Resorts International is now targeting Aug. 24 as the new opening date for the $960...


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At hearings, EPA chief seeks to divert blame for ethics woes

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt, yet another Trump administration official with his job on the line over ethical concerns, took heat from lawmakers Thursday over his profligate spending and lobbyist ties and tried to divert responsibility to underlings. The EPA...


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Explosion rocks Wisconsin refinery, forcing evacuations

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An explosion rocked a refinery in northwestern Wisconsin on Thursday, injuring at least 11 people, forcing the evacuation of homes, schools and a hospital, and sending a plume of noxious smoke billowing into the air. Authorities said a tank of crude oil or asphalt exploded about 10 a.m. at the...


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The Latest: Evacuation ordered near Wisconsin refinery

Refinery Explosion Wisconsin

SUPERIOR, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on a Wisconsin refinery explosion that injured several people (all times local): 1:20 p.m. Authorities are ordering residents to evacuate their homes near a Wisconsin refinery that was rocked by an explosion. Superior police tweeted Thursday afternoon that the...


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Financial Markets Glance

Dow Jones Industrials High: 24,402.46 Low: 24,128.72 Close: 24,322.34 Change: +238.51 Other Indexes Standard&Poors 500 Index: 2666.94 +27.54 NYSE Index: 12,582.90 +65.04 Nasdaq Composite Index: 7118.68 +114.94 NYSE Amer Composite: 2596.72 +17.56 Russell 2000 Index: 1557.89 +7.43 Wilshire 5000...


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The Latest: Firefighters can't get close to refinery blaze

Refinery Explosion Wisconsin

SUPERIOR, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on a Wisconsin refinery explosion that injured several people (all times local): 4 p.m. Authorities say firefighters can’t get close enough to battle a smoky blaze at a Wisconsin refinery where an explosion injured at least 11 people. The Thursday morning explosion...


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The Latest: EPA inspector general weighs in on Pruitt remark

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt and his appearances on Capitol Hill (all times local): 4:45 p.m. The Environmental Protection Agency’s inspector general is taking issue with Administrator Scott Pruitt invoking an internal review of security threats...


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'It's just not what people want anymore': Subway to close hundreds of US stores

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Subway Restaurants, home of the ubiquitous $5 footlong, plans to shutter hundreds of U.S. stores as consumers lose their appetite for lunch meats. The world’s largest restaurant chain says it will close about 500 of its 26,000 locations nationwide this year. Last year,...


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Deutsche Bank is said to plan to cut U.S. jobs by over 10%

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. Deutsche Bank is planning to cut more than 10 percent of U.S. jobs as it withdraws from businesses where it can’t compete, a person briefed on the matter said. It’s the first concrete indication of how far Germany’s largest lender is planning to retreat from its past ambition...


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Facebook and big tech stocks rally as US indexes climb

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NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks climbed Thursday as Facebook led a rally by technology companies. Most of the market moved higher as interest rates declined from the four-year highs reached over the last few days. Facebook saw its stock price wither last month after its data privacy scandal, but shares...


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