News

A social media app that can be useful in a disaster

Harvey Brazos River

Join a network like Nextdoor before you really need it, writes Leslie Meredith.

Entertainment

Fall into autumn with these Northern Utah weekend events

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Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Here’s a look at the events happening in Northern Utah, including the Harvest Moon Celebration, autumn equinox celebrations, book discussions and more.


Courts

Roy Eagles selling building to pay for severe workplace injury lawsuit

Roy Eagles may lose building after lawsuit judgment

The Fraternal Order of Eagles Roy Aerie 3355 is losing ownership of its building after it missed a workers’ compensation insurance payment just before an employee suffered severe burns in the kitchen. The club couldn’t pay her medical bills and she sued, winning a $642,000 judgment.


Transportation

Layton getting new I-15 crossing, officials foresee smoother traffic flow

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Work started in July, pilings for the bridge over I-15 are being installed and the work is to finish by the spring of 2018.


Local

Bountiful leaders move forward with plaza plans at site of ex-Stoker building

Stoker building

Some $3.5 million has been set aside for the project, meant to spur activity around the city center.


Business

Fed agency urging corporate cybersecurity upgrades is hacked

SEC Cybersecurity

The federal agency responsible for ensuring that markets function as they should and for protecting investors was hacked last year and the intruders may have used the nonpublic information they obtained to profit illegally. The disclosure arrived two months after a government watchdog said...


Business

US stock indexes edge lower in morning trading; oil falling

Financial Markets Wall Street

U.S. stock indexes edged lower in morning trading Thursday, wiping out modest gains from a day earlier. Investors were sizing up the latest batch of company earnings and deal news. Technology stocks were down the most. Supermarket operators and other consumer-focused stocks also fell. Industrial...


State

Utah's Brigham Young University to sell caffeinated drinks

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) β€” Mormon-church owned Brigham Young University in Utah is reversing its six-decade ban on selling caffeinated soft drinks on its campus. The Provo school announced it was making the change Thursday after receiving more requests from students to serve caffeinated soda. BYU...


Government

Education Secy DeVos uses her private plane for work travel

WASHINGTON (AP) β€” Education Secretary Betsy DeVos uses a private jet to fly around the country to tour schools and attend other work events on her own dime, according to her office. Education Department Press Secretary Liz Hill said in a statement to The Associated Press that DeVos travels β€œon...


Business

Better to bet with Buffett than against him

(c) 2017, Bloomberg View. Do you want to bet with or against Warren Buffett? That is a simple question. Yet it has surprisingly complex meanings and ramifications. It comes up today because of several seemingly unrelated news items that are actually deeply entwined. The first is a New York Post...


Business

The new Apple TV 4K finally catches up to its competitors

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. Apple is ramping up its push into the living room, making sure that its main vehicle for its entertainment ambitions - the Apple TV - is ready for the future. By adding support for 4K content, Apple joins competitors such as Roku in offering super-high definition...


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