This Week: Home sales, Caterpillar results, 4Q GDP

A look at some of the key business events and economic indicators upcoming this week: EYE ON HOUSING Strong demand has helped lift U.S. home sales to levels last seen at the height of the housing boom a decade ago. Sales of previously occupied homes accelerated in November to a seasonally adjusted...

Health Care

Hepatitis A outbreak skips Weber County, health officials aim to keep it that way

Health officials instruct eateries on Hepatitis A

The current outbreak included 146 confirmed hepatitis A cases from May 8, 2017, to Jan. 7, 2018. Of that total, 101 cases occurred in Salt Lake County and 31 in Utah County. Weber and Morgan counties only had two.


Students showcase creativity and innovation in Rube Goldberg STEM competition

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One student’s task was to use a leaf blower that would blow an inflatable ball until it hit multiple objects before a box of cereal would be poured into a bowl.

Police & Fire

Weber County law enforcement wives unite to protect police, sheriff's deputies

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Members of Blue Line Ladies raise funds to acquire protective vests and have so far donated 44 of them to the Weber County Sheriff’s Office.


Shutdown extends into workweek, as Senate talks continue

Budget Battle-3

President Donald Trump’s budget director is holding out hope that feuding Democrats and Republicans in Congress can reach a short-term spending agreement before the start of the workweek Monday, but he worries that the government shutdown could last for several more days if progress remains elusive.


The Latest: Trump insists immigration talk comes later

Budget Battle-4

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the government shutdown (all times local): 10:50 p.m. As the Senate appears to inch closer to an agreement to end a shutdown, the White House says President Donald Trump won’t budge on his demand that Democrats vote to reopen the government before negotiating on...


Despite shutdown, troops get football, Lady Liberty to open

Budget Battle New York City

WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. government shutdown amid a congressional dispute over spending and immigration has forced scores of federal agencies and outposts to close their doors and triggered furloughs for Air Force civilian employees but won’t keep Lady Liberty shackled. The Statue of Liberty and...


The Latest: US government shutdown prompts state to step in

NY Budget Battle-Statue of Liberty

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the impact of the federal government shutdown (all times local): 5 p.m. A U.S. government shutdown that has forced scores of federal agencies and outposts to close their doors has prompted the New York state government to step in and pay to open the Statue of Liberty...


Apple CEO Tim Cook says he wouldn't let a child use social media

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Anyone remember Ping - Apple’s “music-oriented social network,” the hot new thing back in 2010? No, we’re not surprised if you don’t. It flopped - hard - and shut down after just a couple years. Apple seems to have ceded the social media landscape to Facebook since...


Rocket launched in New Zealand deploys commercial satellites

New Zealand Rocket Launch

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A rocket launched from New Zealand on Sunday successfully reached orbit carrying small commercial satellites. California-based company Rocket Lab said its Electron rocket, which carries only a small payload of about 150 kilograms (331 pounds), successfully deployed an...

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