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Walmart is launching online bedding, cosmetic brands in bid for upscale shoppers

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Walmart is preparing to introduce two stand-alone online brands in an attempt to capture the upscale shoppers that have long eluded the retail giant. The merchandiser plans to launch two homegrown websites - one selling luxury mattresses and bedding, the other focused...


Business

Broad rally helps stocks end a choppy week slightly higher

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Wall Street capped several days of choppy trading Friday with a broad rally that gave the stock market a modest gain for the week. Technology companies, banks and health care stocks accounted for much of the market’s gains. Energy companies also rose along with crude oil prices. The rally came as...


Business

Utah restaurant owners rejoice: Puzzling signs may come down

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Restaurant owners may no longer have to post signs declaring they aren’t bars, but bar owners will still have to tell customers they aren’t restaurants, even though some may actually serve food, if a revision to regulations enacted last year gets lawmaker approval. Welcome to...


Business

The Latest: Hertz ends rental car discount program with NRA

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the reaction by U.S. companies to the Florida school massacre (all times Eastern): 4:45 p.m. Hertz has become the latest company to end a partnership with the NRA after the latest school shooting. The company announced in a Twitter message that it is ending its rental...


Government

Trump says arm US teachers; they love kids as others don't

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump told conservatives Friday that even Second Amendment supporters can get behind steps to fight gun violence in schools, offering a red-meat call for arming teachers and suggesting they would be more likely to protect students than a security guard who...


Business

Women at JPMorgan earn 1% less than their male coworkers do

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. JPMorgan Chase & Co. said Friday that its female employees earn 99 percent of what male employees make globally, making it the fifth large U.S. bank to disclose an adjusted gender pay gap of around one percent. People of color employed by the bank earned more than 99 percent of...


Business

Endo, Glaxo to settle suits over testosterone-replacement drugs

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. Endo Pharmaceuticals Inc. and GlaxoSmithKline LLC agreed to settle lawsuits accusing the drugmakers of hiding the health risks of their testosterone-boosting drugs marketed to middle-aged men, according to court filings. The terms of the tentative deal weren’t disclosed Friday,...


Police & Fire

Friday's snow means more crashes on Northern Utah roads

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But the Utah Highway Patrol said they didn’t have as many crashes as from the storm earlier this week.


Business

Stocks rise with Treasuries, dollar mixed

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. U.S. stocks rallied, Treasuries advanced and the dollar slipped as investors grew confident that the Jerome Powell-led Federal Reserve won’t rush to raise interest rates as the economy picks up steam. The S&P 500 Index pushed past its average price for the past 50 days and...


Business

Dropbox gave $190 million in stock to 3 executives before IPO

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. Dropbox Inc. granted about $190 million in stock awards to three top executives last year as the file-sharing company prepared for an initial public offering. Chief Executive Officer Drew Houston received restricted shares worth $109.6 million, according to the company’s...


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