Business

Ogden company settles with feds over alleged discrimination law violations

Setpoint 004-5

Setpoint Systems, an engineering company located at 2835 Commerce Way, only hired U.S. citizens and...

Business

EU to tax Harleys, peanut butter and other US goods from Fri

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union will start taxing on Friday a range of imports from the U.S., including quintessentially American goods like Harley-Davidson bikes and cranberries, in response to President Donald Trump’s decision to slap tariffs on European steel and aluminum. The 28-nation EU...


National Business

Disney ups Twenty-First Century Fox to more than $70.3B

Battle For Fox

NEW YORK (AP) — The mouse is chasing the fox. Disney is upping the ante for Fox, making a $70.3 billion counterbid for Fox’s entertainment businesses following Comcast’s $65 billion offer for the company. The battle for Twenty-First Century Fox reflects a new imperative among entertainment and...


Business

PayPal move blocks sales of school shooting video game

School Shooting Video Game

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The developer of a school shooting video game condemned by parents of slain children has lost the ability to sell its products online after being dumped by PayPal. Acid Software said Tuesday that purchases of “Active Shooter” were “temporarily disabled” as its representatives...


Auto

Automakers improve quality to record level in annual survey

New Car Quality

DETROIT (AP) — A survey of new-vehicle buyers finds that car and truck quality hit a record high this year as automakers started to clear up bugs with infotainment systems. The annual survey by J.D. Power finds that buyers reported a record-low 93 problems per 100 vehicles during the first three...


Business

Proposed Connecticut casino wins key local permit

EAST WINDSOR, Conn. (AP) — A proposed casino that would be run jointly by Connecticut’s federally recognized Native American tribes to compete with a nearby casino in Massachusetts has won a key local permit. The Hartford Courant reports that East Windsor’s planning and zoning commission on Tuesday...


Business

Tech companies lead US stocks higher as trade fears ease

Hong Kong Financial Markets

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are mostly higher Wednesday morning as global markets let go of some of their fears about the growing trade dispute between the U.S. and China. Technology companies and banks are making some of the largest gains. Twenty-First Century Fox is jumping after it agreed to a...


Business

Survey: Companies in China feel pressure to give up tech

China Foreign Business

BEIJING (AP) — One in five foreign companies in China feels compelled to hand over technology for market access, a business group said Wednesday, highlighting a key irritant in an escalating U.S.-Chinese trade dispute. The European Union Chamber of Commerce in China’s report follows President...


Business

FDA reconsiders added sugar label for maple syrup, honey

Maple Syrup Honey Labeling

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is reconsidering its plan to label pure maple syrup and honey as containing added sugars. Maple syrup producers had rallied against the plan, saying FDA’s upcoming requirement to update nutrition labels to tell consumers that pure maple...


Business

AMC Theatres unveils $20-a-month rival to MoviePass

NEW YORK (AP) — AMC Theatres, the world’s largest movie theater chain, has unveiled a $20-a-month subscription service to rival the flagging MoviePass. The theater chain on Wednesday announced a new service to its loyalty program, AMC Stubs, allowing subscribers to see up to three movies a week for...


Business

Florida's state-created insurer puts rate hikes on hold

MAITLAND, Fla. (AP) — One of Florida’s largest property insurers is delaying a plan to raise its rates. The board that controls Citizens Property Insurance voted on Wednesday to delay a vote on rate hikes until December. Normally, the state-created insurer considers rate increases during its summer...


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