Mnuchin says US and China putting trade war on hold

China US Trade

WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Sunday that the United States and China are stepping back from a possible trade war after two days of talks that produced “meaningful progress.” Despite not getting China to agree to trim its overall trade surplus with America by a specific...


Mnuchin says NAFTA negotiations could spill into 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says efforts to renegotiate a trade agreement with Canada and Mexico could spill into next year. The Trump administration missed an informal deadline last Thursday that had been set by House Speaker Paul Ryan to get a revamped North American Free...


Tanker rollover closes lane of Interstate 15 near Bountiful

BOUNTIFUL, Utah (AP) — Utah Highway Patrol officials say a tanker rollover crash has closed a portion of Interstate 15 near Bountiful. A semitrailer was hauling a main tanker and a second smaller trailer when the smaller trailer rolled for an unknown reason about 8 a.m. Sunday. Highway Patrol...


'Jurassic Park' dinosaur expert's next big thing: holograms

Dinosaur Holograms

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Forget the gray, green and brown dinosaurs in the “Jurassic Park” movies. Paleontologist Jack Horner wants to transport people back in time to see a feathered Tyrannosaurus rex colored bright red and a blue triceratops with red fringe similar to a rooster’s comb. Horner, who...


Microsoft makes inroads with US spy agencies as tech giants face off over cloud contract

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Microsoft has secured a potentially lucrative agreement that makes the full suite of the tech giant’s cloud-computing platform available to 17 U.S. intelligence agencies, executives said recently, moving agencies’ computer systems onto Office 365 applications and...


Charter backers outspend teachers in 2 California races

California Primary Education Spending

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — In the battle for the future of California’s schools, charter school advocates are far outpacing teachers unions in spending to support candidates for governor and state schools chief. Wealthy donors who support charter schools and education reform have poured more than...


US anti-IS office gets reprieve as Syria pullout accelerates

United States Syria

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department unit overseeing the fight against the Islamic State group will stay in business for at least six more months, reversing an administration plan for the unit’s imminent downgrade even as President Donald Trump presses ahead with a speedy U.S. exit from Syria. A...


City hopes for revitalization in aftermath of fraud case

Ski Resort Fraud Aftermath

NEWPORT, Vt. (AP) — A remote Vermont community down on its luck had looked forward in 2012 to a downtown hotel, office and retail space and a research plant that would bring hundreds of jobs. It now sees just a vacant demolished block that some residents refer to as “the hole.” The redevelopment...


There's a right way and a wrong way to fail

(c) 2018, Bloomberg Opinion. I have been thinking about errors, mistakes and failures ever since I traded my first stock decades ago. Good traders expect to be wrong, but that attitude is surprisingly rare in business. That is a shame, because having a healthy outlook on failure would benefit...


`Sexiest job' ignites talent wars as demand for data geeks soars

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. Murray Webb had been a lackluster student more interested in sports than schoolwork while attending a small Virginia college. Then he transferred to Kennesaw State University in suburban Atlanta to pursue a master’s degree in applied statistics and landed four job offers upon...

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