Business

Roy's new mayor takes aim at business growth, trimming taxes, annexation

Roy Mayor Bob Dandoy

Bob Dandoy defeated Willard Cragun, the incumbent mayor, last year and took office in Roy in early...

Business

The Latest: WH budget director addresses shutdown prospects

Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the budget battle in Congress (all times local): 10:25 a.m. White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney is putting the chances of a government shutdown at “between 50 and 60 percent.” Mulvaney spoke to reporters at the White House Friday as the prospect of a shutdown...


Business

Trump administration is said to be losing patience on NAFTA

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. The U.S. is running out of patience with Canadian and Mexican resistance to key American proposals ahead of talks next week on a new NAFTA, two people familiar with the matter said. The U.S. is serious about its threat to withdraw from the North American Free Trade Agreement if...


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US stock indexes mixed in early trading; oil prices slide

Financial Markets Wall Street

The major U.S. stock indexes were mixed in early trading Friday as gains by banks and consumer-focused companies outweighed losses in energy and other sectors. The price of oil fell on a report saying U.S. production is set to rise further above 50-year highs. Investors were monitoring developments...


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Drone rescue off Australian beach heralded as world-first

Australia Drone Rescue

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A flying drone has dropped a flotation device to two teens caught in a riptide in heavy seas off the Australian coast in what officials describe as a world-first rescue. Monty Greenslade and Gabe Vidler got into trouble on Thursday at Lennox Head, 750 kilometers (470...


Business

Congress likely racing toward a government shutdown

Budget Battle

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bitterly divided Congress hurtled toward a government shutdown this weekend in a partisan stare-down over demands by Democrats for a solution on politically fraught legislation to protect about 700,000 younger immigrants from being deported. Democrats in the Senate have served...


Business

As federal shutdown looms, GOP struggles to show that it govern

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - The federal government late Thursday faced increasing odds of a partial shutdown, the culmination of a long period of budget warfare that has now imperiled what most lawmakers agree is the most basic task of governance. The immediate challenge Thursday...


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As federal shutdown looms, GOP struggles to show that it govern

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - The Republican Party’s struggle to forge a plan to keep the government open exposes deep, intractable rifts that raise questions about its ability to govern, with GOP leaders handcuffed by party divisions and whipsawed by President Donald Trump’s...


Government

House votes to avert federal shutdown, Senate chances dim

Budget Battle-4

WASHINGTON (AP) — On the edge of a government shutdown, a divided House voted late Thursday to keep the government open past a Friday deadline — setting up an eleventh-hour standoff in the Senate, where Democrats have vowed to kill the measure. The partisan roadblock in the GOP-controlled Senate...


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Blood test to detect 8 cancers early gives promising results

Genetic Frontiers Cancer Blood Test

Scientists are reporting progress on a blood test to detect many types of cancer at an early stage, including some of the most deadly ones that lack screening tools now. Many groups are working on liquid biopsy tests, which look for DNA and other things that tumors shed into blood, to try to find...


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Asian shares mixed as US government shutdown threat looms

Hong Kong Financial Markets-1

HONG KONG (AP) — Asian stock markets were uneven and the dollar fell on Friday following Wall Street’s retreat as the threat of a U.S. federal government shutdown loomed on the weekend. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 climbed 0.3 percent to 23,836.84 and South Korea’s Kospi was flat at...


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