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...


Hard to believe: Some consumers find free health insurance

Free Health Insurance

WASHINGTON (AP) — Consumers are getting the word that taxpayer-subsidized health plans are widely available for next year for no monthly premium or little cost, and marketing companies say they’re starting to see an impact on sign-ups. “Free Obamacare Coverage in 2018,” says an online pitch from...


NAFTA talks shift down a gear with eyes on U.S. lobbyists

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. The latest NAFTA talks have proven far less dramatic than the fireworks of earlier rounds, though any deal remains far off as Mexico and Canada hold out hope the U.S. will soften its demands. The fifth round of talks, which began in Mexico City on Nov. 15 and wraps up on...


White House open to striking health provision from tax bill

Tax Overhaul

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says it’s willing to strike a health-care provision from Senate legislation to cut taxes and overhaul the tax code if the provision becomes an impediment to passing one of President Donald Trump’s top legislative priorities. The provision would repeal a requirement...


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...


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...


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...


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...


D.C.'s economy is creating fewer opportunities for the middle class

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - The Washington, D.C., area’s economy has long had its share of inequalities. Technology is continuing to exacerbate the differences between the haves and have nots, two economic studies released in the past week suggest, as innovations in fields such as...


Keystone pipeline spill injects new uncertainty into Nebraska decision

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. The TransCanada oil pipeline rupture in a remote corner of South Dakota injects an unexpected element of suspense into the decision over the controversial Keystone XL pipeline due Monday at Nebraska’s Public Service Commission. The independent five-member commission...


Business is good, but owners of firms say a tax cut could make it better

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. LEBANON, Pa. - Douglass Henry, owner of packaging materials manufacturer Henry Molded Products, admits he could live without a tax cut. He’s not going to shutter his factory and lay off his 105 workers here in Amish Dutch country if Congress fails on tax reform. His...

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