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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...

Government

Trump adds confusion to government shutdown concern

Immigration Budget

WASHINGTON (AP) — Injecting confusion into already perilous shutdown negotiations, President Donald Trump undercut his own administration’s stance by tweeting Thursday that a children’s health insurance program should not be part of a short-term budget agreement. The president’s tweet came as...


Business

US stock indexes edge lower in morning trade; oil slides

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U.S. stock indexes edged lower in morning trading Thursday, pulling back slightly from the market’s latest record highs. Losses in health care, industrial and other sectors were outweighing gains by phone and technology companies. Energy stocks also fell as crude oil prices declined. KEEPING SCORE:...


Business

Can I tell my employee to wear a bra?

Special To The Washington Post. Q: I own a small retail establishment with just three employees, all women. The youngest one has shown up to work several times wearing what I would call inappropriate attire: pajama-type loungewear that is low-cut with just a tank top underneath, a sleeveless cotton...


Business

Amazon releases list of metro areas it's considering for second HQ

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Amazon.com has released a list of 20 regions in the United States and Canada that the online retail giant is considering as possible sites for its second headquarters. The list, released Thursday, includes major metropolitan areas such as Los Angeles, Dallas and...


Business

Are small businesses overrated?

Special To The Washington Post. America loves its small businesses. According to a Gallup poll, 70 percent of us say we have a “great deal” or “quite a lot” of confidence in our Main Street merchants and other small companies, as compared to only 21 percent for big companies. Politicians love small...


Business

What we learned at the Detroit Auto Show

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. The auto industry is undergoing the most upheaval since the advent of Henry Ford’s assembly line. The changes were as evident as the meteor and sonic boom that rattled the frigid city of Detroit this week. The rise of autonomy and electrification and an exodus by Detroit’s...


Business

Keystone XL pipeline gets enough shipper pledges to proceed

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. TransCanada Corp. has enough customer interest to go forward with the Keystone XL oil pipeline, if the company decides to build it. The Calgary-based company now has “approximately 500,000 barrels per day of firm, 20-year commitments,” according to a statement on Thursday. The...


Business

Ex-banker has Wall Street-sized ambitions as a wine critic

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. Wine is one of those rare industries in which one person’s opinion can make fortunes or break them. Credit Robert Parker. For three decades he dominated as the world’s most influential wine critic. He popularized the 100-point rating scale, and the scores in his monthly...


Business

Fixed mortgage rates continue their upward climb

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage broke above the 4 percent barrier this week for the first time since July. According to the latest data released Thursday by Freddie Mac, the 30-year fixed-rate average climbed to 4.04 percent with an average 0.6 point. (Points are fees...


Business

Amazon narrows field for second headquarters location to 20

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. Amazon.com narrowed the field of cities for its proposed new headquarters to 20, with New York, Boston, Chicago, Miami and Austin, Texas, among the contenders. Seattle-based Amazon solicited proposals in September for its second corporate seat, a project that’s expected to cost...


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