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

Family: Canadian grain farmers died in Utah plane crash

MONTICELLO, Utah (AP) — The family of Canadian grain farmers has identified the four people killed in small plane crash in Utah. Jon Kaupp told KSL-TV in Salt Lake City late Saturday that his father, 64-year-old pilot Bill Kaupp, was among those killed in the southeastern Utah crash. Kaupp says 28-...


Business

Can you spot what's new on Samsung's Galaxy S9? Zoom in on its camera

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. If a new phone debuts and no one can spot what’s different, does it matter? Samsung unveiled its new flagship Galaxy S9 phone Sunday, and I got to take a first look in advance. At one point, I set the S9 side by side with last year’s Galaxy S8 ... and then couldn’t...


Business

'Black Panther' stays strong with $108M in second weekend

Film Box Office

NEW YORK (AP) — “Black Panther” has scored one of the best second weekends ever with an estimated $108 million in ticket sales. Studio estimates Sunday say “Black Panther” is still performing as one of the top blockbusters of all time. This weekend’s result makes Ryan Coogler’s Marvel sensation...


Business

Microsoft fights US in high court to protect global business

Supreme Court Microsoft Searches

WASHINGTON (AP) — Microsoft has an eye on its international customers as it confronts the Trump administration in a Supreme Court fight about turning over emails to investigators. The justices will hear arguments Tuesday over whether the company, as part of an international drug trafficking...


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.


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