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Standard-Examiner journalists earn 28 awards in regional Top of the Rockies contest

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The contest, hosted by the Society of Professional Journalists Colorado chapter, includes news organizations from Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming.


State

World War II Navajo Code Talker dies at 92

Obit Code Talker Hawthorne

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — A Navajo Code Talker who used his native language to confound the Japanese in World War II has died. The Navajo Nation says Roy Hawthorne Sr. died Saturday. He was 92. Hawthorne enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps at 17 and became part of a famed group of Navajos who...


Business

Google parent Alphabet's profits bounce to an all-time high

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Google, which dominates online advertising, continues to thrive amid escalating threats of regulation in Washington and a wider backlash against Silicon Valley and widespread data collection. In the first quarter, Google parent company Alphabet’s net income grew by 73...


Government

Senate panel votes to recommend Mike Pompeo as secretary of state, sending nomination to

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate panel votes to recommend Mike Pompeo as secretary of state, sending nomination to full Senate.


Business

What does the yield on the 10-year Treasury mean to you?

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. The 10-year U.S. Treasury note is one of the most closely watched financial measures in the world. It’s hallowed status is up there with the U.S. dollar, the price of gold and the price of oil. Many view it as a proxy for longer-term growth and inflation expectations...


Business

US stocks wobble and bond yields set four-year highs

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NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks couldn’t hang on to an early gain and finished mostly lower Monday as technology companies slipped. Bond prices continue to fall and the yield on the 10-year Treasury note drew closer to 3 percent, a milestone it hasn’t reached since January 2014. Investors once again...


Police & Fire

Paragliding man falls about 100 feet in Bountiful, suffers only minor injuries

Paragliding Pioneer

The 29-year-old man attempted to launch and paraglide near the Bountiful “B” just off Skyline Drive when his parachute failed and he fell to the ground below, according to Davis County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Sgt. Ty Berger.


Business

Financial Markets Glance

Dow Jones Industrials High: 24,536.89 Low: 24,328.54 Close: 24,448.69 Change: —14.25 Other Indexes Standard&Poors 500 Index: 2670.29 +0.15 NYSE Index: 12,610.77 +3.62 Nasdaq Composite Index: 7128.60 —17.53 NYSE Amer Composite: 2588.14 +5.72 Russell 2000 Index: 1562.12 —2.00 Wilshire 5000 TotalMkt:...


Business

Netflix selling $1.9 billion in junk debt to fund more shows

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. Netflix is tapping the junk-bond market again to help finance its next wave of shows. The world’s largest online television network is selling $1.9 billion of senior bonds in its largest-ever dollar-denominated offering. That’s up from a planned $1.5 billion, according to a...


Business

Alphabet sales growth tops forecasts; spending surges

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. Google’s digital advertising business generated robust growth in the first quarter while spending surged. Parent Alphabet Inc. reported first-quarter sales of $24.9 billion, excluding payments to partners that distribute Google services and ads. Analysts expected $24.3 billion,...


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