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Game 4s: Jazz look for 3-1 lead, Wolves aim to tie Rockets

Thunder Jazz Basketball

Russell Westbrook is averaging a triple-double, so he gets plenty of attention. Ricky Rubio just had a triple-double , earning him some time in the headlines. Donovan Mitchell has been great in his first three playoff games, so the fascination with the rookie star is only growing. It’s easy to...


Business

Chase to open hundreds of offices in US even as rivals abandon bank branches

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. America’s financial institutions have been moving away from bricks and mortar for decades, putting services online and closing less profitable branches. But at least one big bank is trying to buck the trend. JPMorgan Chase, America’s largest bank, is preparing to open...


Business

'A Quiet Place' returns to No. 1 in third week for Paramount

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. Paramount Pictures’ surprise hit horror film “A Quiet Place” made a rare return to the No. 1 spot in its third weekend in theaters, toppling The Rock’s “Rampage” and outdrawing a new release from comic actor Amy Schumer. “A Quiet Place” generated $22 million in the U.S. and...


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Police: Provo man found dead in home after shooting his wife

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (AP) — Police in Provo say a man is dead after allegedly shooting his wife three times. They say 48-year-old Michael Skinner was found dead inside the house early Sunday, but they didn’t immediately say how he died. The Deseret News reports officers responded to a home about 11...


Business

Insider Q&A: The inherent limits of temporary tax cuts

Insider Q A Tax Overhaul

WASHINGTON (AP) — The tax overhaul that took effect Jan. 1 provides generous breaks for corporations and wealthy Americans and more modest relief for middle- and low-income households. In addition, the tax cuts for corporations are permanent; those for individuals and families are only temporary....


Business

Blockchain is about to revolutionize the shipping industry

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. Globalization has brought the most advanced trading networks the world has seen, with the biggest, fastest vessels, robot-operated ports and vast computer databases tracking cargoes. But it all still relies on millions and millions of paper documents. That last throwback to...


Business

Four Harvard students jump into the crypto hedge-fund craze

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. In the 1970s, Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer revolutionized operating system software. Thirty years later, Mark Zuckerberg helped pioneer social networking. So what’s the latest generation of Harvard tech entrepreneurs up to? Looking to cash in on cryptocurrency, of course. Sign...


Business

Airports are using 'smart glass' to make you spend more money

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. There are many depictions of a future in which we’ve mastered the art of manipulating the opacity of glass. Even in real life, sunglasses can adapt to the intensity of sunlight. So why, one might ask, can’t we have that in our homes, or at work? The wait may soon be over. The...


Business

The rich are betting they can buy their way to a longer life

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. Money might not buy love, but it can buy better health. And, to live as long as possible, the world’s wealthy are willing to pay up. Over the past few decades, the average person’s lifespan has risen almost everywhere in the world. In China, the U.S. and most of Eastern Europe,...


Government

Mnuchin expresses optimism trade standoffs can be resolved

Global Finance

WASHINGTON (AP) — The International Monetary Fund and the World Bank repeatedly warned at their meetings this week that intensifying trade tensions could jeopardize a healthy global economic expansion. But U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin expressed cautious optimism Saturday that countries...


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