Indonesia bourse's building floor collapse injures 72 people

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. It was a few minutes before Indonesia Stock Exchange’s midday trading break when Issa Almawadi heard a noise so loud it sent him running out of the building as dust was filling the air. Almawadi, who works for online investment portal, was fleeing the collapse of a...


A sampling of tracking technologies for traditional stores

Brick-and-mortar retailers are using different tracking technologies to better understand their customers and keep up with e-commerce giant Amazon. Here is a sampling of the different tracking methods available to stores: FLOOR SENSORS Paper-thin tiles developed by Milwaukee-based Scanalytics...


This Week: UnitedHealth, industrial production, housing data

This Week in Business

A look at some of the key business events and economic indicators upcoming this week: HEALTHY RUN Wall Street expects the nation’s largest health insurer capped 2017 with another strong quarter. Financial analysts predict UnitedHealth Group will report Tuesday that its earnings and revenue improved...

Police & Fire

Maggots, mold and dirt reported in Weber jail food

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Health inspectors looked into reports of maggots, mold, and dirt in jail food, and labels saying “goat head” and “not for human consumption.” The Weber and Davis jails use the same food contractor, Trinity Services Group of Oldsmar, Florida. 


Australia has its work cut out to reprise jobs bonanza in 2018

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. If history is any guide, the Australian job market’s phenomenal pickup in 2017 won’t be repeated this year. Can it buck tradition? Westpac Banking Corp. estimates the current annual jobs growth of 3.2 percent is equivalent to U.S. payrolls adding 4.6 million workers over the...


'Jumanji' tops 'The Post,' 'The Commuter' at MLK box office

Film Box Office

NEW YORK (AP) — Meryl Streep, Liam Neeson, Taraji P. Henson and Paddington Bear and all rushed into movie theaters over Martin Luther King Jr. weekend, but “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” still roared the loudest with an estimated $27 million in ticket sales, Friday to Sunday....


My guns or my ganja? Firearm-owning pot fans face a choice

Medical Marijuana Guns

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The federal government says grass and guns don’t mix, and that is putting gun owners who use marijuana — and the strongly pro-gun-rights administration of President Donald Trump — in a potentially uncomfortable position. As gun-loving Pennsylvania becomes the latest state to...


Plane dangles off cliff after skidding off runway in Turkey

Turkey Plane

ISTANBUL (AP) — A commercial airplane that skidded off a runway after landing in northern Turkey dangled precariously Sunday off a muddy cliff with its nose only a few feet from the Black Sea. Some of the 168 people on board the Boeing 737-800 described it as a “miracle” that everyone was evacuated...


France vs. fake news offers test case for democratic dilemma

France Fighting Fake News

PARIS (AP) — Can a democratic country outlaw fake news? France is about to find out, after President Emmanuel Macron ordered a law to quash false information disseminated around electoral campaigns. Criticism is pouring in from media advocates, tech experts — and Kremlin-backed broadcaster RT. They...


'The Post' soars for Fox, 'Jumanji' stays box office No. 1

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. “The Post” registered a 10-fold increase in weekend box-office sales over the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, with the awards contender from 21st Century Fox Inc. outdrawing three new releases. The drama about the Pentagon Papers generated $18.6 million in revenue from North...

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