Business

Firehouse Subs opening Friday in Layton

Firehouse Subs

Father-son duo now owns sub shops in Riverdale and Layton.

Local

Roy's new mayor takes aim at business growth, trimming taxes, annexation

Roy Mayor Bob Dandoy

Bob Dandoy defeated Willard Cragun, the incumbent mayor, last year and took office in Roy in early January.


Business

Panama Hotel votes to drop Trump _ but his company won't go

Trump Panama Fight

WASHINGTON (AP) — An attempt to oust President Donald Trump’s hotel business from managing a luxury hotel in Panama has turned bitter, with accusations of financial misconduct. Trump Hotels is contesting its firing, and its staff ran off a team of Marriott executives invited last month to visit the...


World

Lifelike robots made in Hong Kong meant to win over humans

Hong Kong Robot Designer

HONG KONG (AP) — David Hanson envisions a future in which AI-powered robots evolve to become “super-intelligent genius machines” that might help solve some of mankind’s most challenging problems. If only it were as simple as that. The Texas-born former sculptor at Walt Disney Imagineering and his...


Business

Why your car company may know more about you than your spouse

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. DETROIT - Daniel Dunn was about to sign a lease for a Honda Fit last year when a detail buried in the lengthy agreement caught his eye. Honda wanted to track the location of his vehicle, the contract stated - according to Dunn - a stipulation that struck the 69-year-...


Business

Citigroup discloses gender and racial pay gaps, plans raises

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. Citigroup said it would measure, publish and take steps to close the gaps between what it pays men and women in three countries and for U.S. minorities. The move follows a shareholder proposal filed by Boston-based Arjuna Capital and is the first of its kind by a big U.S. bank....


Business

Oil propelled past $70 as Iraq calls for sticking to OPEC cuts

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. Oil reached new highs in London as OPEC members called for output curbs to continue, allaying concerns that the recent rally could weaken their commitment. Brent crude closed above $70 a barrel for the first time in three years after Iraqi Oil Minister Jabbar al-Luaibi said...


Business

BlackBerry doubles down on car software with hack protection

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. BlackBerry continued its push into the auto industry with a new product that helps carmakers detect security flaws in software before it goes into their vehicles. The system, known as Jarvis, can automatically scan reams of code to look for vulnerabilities, a job that...


Business

Alibaba's AI outgunned humans in key Stanford reading test

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. Alibaba has developed an artificial intelligence model that scored better than humans in a Stanford University reading and comprehension test. Alibaba Group Holding put its deep neural network model through its paces last week, asking the AI to provide exact answers to more...


Business

Intel underfoot: Floor sensors rise as retail data source

Smart Floor Sensors

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The next phase in data collection is right under your feet. Online clicks give retailers valuable insight into consumer behavior, but what can they learn from footsteps? It’s a question Milwaukee-based startup Scanalytics is helping businesses explore with floor sensors that track...


Business

The closing of 63 Sam's Club stores has big implications for small business

Special To The Washington Post. Last week, Walmart announced that it would be closing 63 of its under-performing Sam’s Club stores at various locations throughout the country. While most of the news centered around the thousands of employees who would be affected by the decision, there’s also...


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