Box Elder tax increment program for biofuels company is on hold

Washakie Renewable Energy expansion

Box Elder County made ready to help a biofuels company’s expansion plans. But four years...


US could back 1st pot-derived medicine

Marijuana Medicine

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado (AP) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is expected to decide soon whether to give its first approval to a prescription drug made from the marijuana plant. But parents who have used other products containing chemicals from the plant to treat their children’s severe...


California lawmakers debate creating regional electric grid

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A contentious proposal to link oversight of California’s electric grid with other western states faces a crucial test Tuesday in a state Senate committee. Supporters say regionalizing the grid would make it easier and cheaper to deploy renewable energy across the western...


China blasts new US tariff threat as 'blackmail'

BEIJING (AP) — China’s government on Tuesday denounced President Donald Trump’s threat of new tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods as blackmail and warned it would respond with “strong countermeasures.” Trump ordered the U.S. Trade Representative on Monday to prepare new tariffs on Chinese...


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IBM pits computer against human debaters In tit-for-tat, Trump threatens more tariffs against China The Latest: China calls new Trump tariff threat ‘blackmail‘ Veteran journalist named top editor of Los Angeles Times China blasts new US tariff threat as ‘blackmail‘ Experts say auto tariffs would...


IBM pits computer against human debaters

IBM Robot Debater

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — IBM pitted a computer against two human debaters in the first public demonstration of artificial intelligence technology it’s been working on for more than five years. The company unveiled its Project Debater in San Francisco on Monday, asking it to make a case for government-...


In tit-for-tat, Trump threatens more tariffs against China


WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump directed the U.S. Trade Representative to prepare new tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese imports on Monday as the two nations moved closer to a potential trade war. The tariffs, which Trump wants set at a 10 percent rate, would be the latest round of...


Trump administration to propose 'association health plans'

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is preparing to announce a new insurance option for small firms and self-employed people that would cost less but could cover fewer benefits than current plans. The Labor Department scheduled an announcement Tuesday morning for what has been called...


Trump threatens expansive tariffs

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump threatened Monday to levy tariffs on nearly all of China’s products shipped to the United States unless Beijing agrees to a host of sweeping trade concessions, a dramatic escalation that would enlist American consumers in the...


GOP candidate for California governor pushes gas tax repeal

California Election Governor

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Republican candidate for California governor John Cox on Monday blasted a recent gas tax increase, previewing a central theme of his campaign message about the state’s high cost of living. Cox, a businessman from the San Diego area who has never held elected office, faces...


Strong Mississippi job market softens slightly in May

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi’s job market softened slightly in May, as unemployment ticked up and payrolls dipped. The jobless rate rose to 4.7 percent in May from 4.6 percent in April, as more people entered the labor force than found jobs. That’s slightly above the 4.5 percent record set in...

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