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D.C.'s economy is creating fewer opportunities for the middle class

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - The Washington, D.C., area’s economy has long had its share of inequalities. Technology is continuing to exacerbate the differences between the haves and have nots, two economic studies released in the past week suggest, as innovations in fields such as...


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Crash survivor shares experience, urges others to buckle up

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A man who survived a serious car accident thanks to a reminder note from his wife to wear his seat belt is making stops at schools alongside her to share their story as a reminder of why seat belts are important. Before his wife, Alyson, placed the photo of herself and the...


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Man pleads guilty in road-rage incident in southern Idaho

BURLEY, Idaho (AP) — A Utah man accused of causing an Oregon couple’s vehicle to roll three times in a road-rage incident in southern Idaho has pleaded guilty. The Times-News reports that 28-year-old Marco Antonio Garcia-Garcia of Salt Lake City entered an Alford plea last week acknowledging a jury...


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Mormon missionary serving in Samoa fatally struck by vehicle

Mormons Gays

Authorities say a Mormon missionary serving in Samoa is dead after being struck by a vehicle.


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Layton man pleads guilty to fatally shooting his roommate

FARMINGTON, Utah (AP) — Authorities say a Layton man accused of fatally shooting his roommate last year has pleaded guilty. The Standard-Examiner reports 20-year-old Christopher Scott Fritz entered a guilty plea to one count of first-degree felony murder. His sentencing hearing is tentatively...


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Pavlichenko wins World Cup men's luge opener

IGLS, Austria (AP) — Russia’s Semen Pavlichenko handled snowy conditions to win the World Cup men’s luge season opener Sunday, his fourth career singles victory. Austria’s Wolfgang Kindl was second on his home track, and Germany’s two-time Olympic champion Felix Loch was third. The medalists Sunday...


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Saudi Arabia is set to be a commodities player

(c) 2017, Bloomberg View. Saudi Arabia is on its way to becoming a meaningful influence on global commodity prices. It doesn’t produce a broad array of raw materials like the U.S. or China, and it’s not a consumer on the scale of its neighbor, the United Arab Emirates. Yet the economic and...


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Cheese and bourbon may face backlash from U.S. solar tariff

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. If President Donald Trump imposes tariffs on solar panels, Wisconsin cheese and Kentucky whiskey may pay the price. U.S. duties on imported solar equipment would almost certainly prompt challenges from China, South Korea and other nations at the World Trade Organization, trade...


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Airlines have your personal data, and they're using it

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. Airlines are really good at some things-like people movement, aircraft maintenance, and keeping passengers safe. They’re also experts at collecting vast mountains of customer data, including what sorts of credit cards and computers you use, how often you fly, and where and how...


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Soon you may be renting your work clothes

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. Jennifer Hyman, the chief executive and co-founder of Rent the Runway, has vast ambitions for the fashion rental service she co-founded in 2009. In the beginning, the company offered shoppers clothing choices they couldn’t afford to buy, enabling everyday Americans to sprinkle...


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