As companies reveal gigantic CEO-to-worker pay ratios, some worry how low-paid workers

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. A potentially embarrassing math calculation employers have long hoped to escape - one that pay experts thought was dead following President Donald Trump’s election - can no longer be avoided. In recent weeks, a few public companies have begun disclosing a ratio,...


Fed officials: Stronger economy boosts chance for rate hikes

Fed Minutes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve officials at their January meeting saw a brightening global economic picture and the effects of recently passed tax cuts raising the prospect for solid growth and continued interest rate increases. The minutes of the Fed’s Jan. 30-31 discussions showed that the...


AP FACT CHECK: Trump's running commentary on Russia probe


WASHINGTON (AP) — By its nature, the special counsel investigation of Russian activities in the U.S. election is casting a wide net in its search for malfeasance. At the same time, it’s not a leaky enterprise — little is coming to light except what the prosecutor, Robert Mueller wants out. That...


Oregon looks to hold off Stanford for regular-season title

UCLA Oregon Basketball

As of late Monday night, Oregon coach Kelly Graves wasn’t even sure who the No. 8 Ducks were playing the final week of the regular season. “It’s somewhere down in the desert — and we’ve got more work to do,” he said. The importance of the Pac-12’s final week was certainly not lost on Graves. The...


Anonymous threat closes Elko High School

ELKO, Nev. (AP) — Authorities in northeast Nevada are investigating an anonymous threat that prompted the closure of the high school in Elko. The Elko Daily Free Press reports Elko County School Superintendent Jeff Zander decided to cancel classes and close Elko High on Wednesday based on the...


Financial Markets Glance

Dow Jones Industrials High: 25,267.99 Low: 24,792.99 Close: 24,797.78 Change: —166.97 Other Indexes Standard&Poors 500 Index: 2701.33 —14.93 NYSE Index: 12,695.53 —67.82 Nasdaq Composite Index: 7218.23 —16.08 NYSE Amer Composite: 2494.37 —15.36 Russell 2000 Index: 1531.84 +1.84 Wilshire 5000...


Disney workers accuse company of withholding their Trump tax cut bonuses

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. The Disney World puppeteer had to miss his sister’s wedding in West Virginia. He had to skip his family reunion in the Dominican Republic. But after President Donald Trump signed a tax law last December slashing corporate rates, his employer announced it would offer...


Plan to repeal death penalty in Utah passes first vote

Death Penalty Repeal

A Republican state lawmaker's plan to repeal the death penalty in deep-red Utah has cleared its first test


Stocks turn lower, dollar rises after Fed minutes

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. U.S. stocks erased gains to end lower for a second day, while the dollar jumped with Treasury yields on speculation that the pickup in inflation signaled by data since the Federal Reserve’s last meeting will force a faster tightening schedule. The catalyst for the late-day...


Fed minutes show confidence improving on growth, price outlook

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. Federal Reserve officials grew more positive on the economic outlook, citing “substantial underlying economic momentum,” and were increasingly optimistic about achieving their inflation target, according to minutes of last month’s policy meeting. Fed officials “anticipated that...

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