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Owner to close struggling Wisebird Bookery in Ogden

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Owner Tia Varni says owning a bookstore was hard, but she wouldn’t change a moment of the...

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Thousands across France protest Macron's 'brutal' policies

France Protests

PARIS (AP) — Thousands of protesters marched under tight security in eastern Paris on Saturday after French labor unions, left-wing political parties and civil rights groups called for “floods of people” to oppose the pro-business policies of President Emmanuel Macron. Marches and rallies were also...


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Pint-sized Rhode Island taps into regional craft beer boom

Rhode Island Breweries

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Vermont produces more craft beer per capita than any other state. Maine ranks third for breweries per capita nationwide. Boston has beer gardens across from City Hall and under an expressway. But as the high renaissance of craft beer in New England has thrived, Rhode Island...


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Amid anti-immigrant sentiment, some Spanish speakers wary

Bilingual in America

PHOENIX (AP) — Until recently, Lilly Mucarsel has spoken Spanish just about everywhere since arriving in the United States from Ecuador three decades ago: at the library, the movies, the grocery store. She raised three daughters who also speak Spanish and are passing on the tradition to her...


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Egypt's top court orders temporary suspension of YouTube

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court has ordered the suspension for one month of video-sharing website, YouTube, and others sharing a video found to be insulting the Muslim Prophet Mohammed. The Supreme Administrative Court’s ruling on Saturday dismisses appeals against a similar 2013 ruling, including...


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Vintage denim: 125-year-old Levis sell for nearly $100K

Vintage Denim

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A buyer with a penchant for vintage denim has plunked down nearly $100,000 for a pair of truly vintage jeans that come from the American Old West. The 125-year-old Levi Strauss & Co. blue jeans, which failed to sell at auction in 2016, now have a new owner somewhere in...


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Vintage denim: 125-year-old Levis sell for nearly $100K Source: Trump administration has cut deal with China’s ZTE Stocks dip as oil prices and energy companies fall sharply Trump takes steps to ease firing of federal workers Emails show cooperation among EPA, climate-change deniers Maritime...


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Emails show cooperation among EPA, climate-change deniers

EPA Pruitt

WASHINGTON (AP) — Newly released emails show senior Environmental Protection Agency officials working closely with a conservative group that dismisses climate change to rally like-minded people for public hearings on science and global warming, counter negative news coverage and promote...


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Bus service cut, flights canceled during strike in Brazil

Brazil Truckers Protest

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Bus and metro services in several Brazilian cities have been reduced and several flights have been cancelled as a truckers’ strike enters its sixth day. Brazil’s public security ministry issued a statement Saturday saying that about 20 percent of more than 500 areas where...


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Women CEOs still a rarity, but pay tops that of men

CEO Pay Women

Female CEOs remain scarce at the biggest publicly traded companies but those who hold the top job receive pay competitive with male peers. Women make up only 5 percent of the CEO ranks at S&P 500 companies. Yet median compensation for a female CEO was valued at $13.5 million for the 2017 fiscal...


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For CEOs, $11.7 million a year is just middle of the pack

CEO Pay

NEW YORK (AP) — Chief executives at the biggest public companies got an 8.5 percent raise last year, bringing the median pay package for CEOs to $11.7 million. Across the S&P 500, compensation for CEOs is often hundreds of times higher than typical workers. The pay increase matches the bump that...


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