Amazon has spooked its investors — these 4 charts show why its growth is slowing (AMZN)

Investors are concerned about Amazon’s growth rates. Sales growth in the company’s core e-commerce has slowed and the company warned that it could post disappointing revenue results for the holiday quarter. Amazon is running into the “laws of large numbers,” Morgan Stanley analyst Brian Nowak said in a report Wednesday. The company is so dominant in so many areas that it’s finding less and less room to grow, he said. Amazon’s extra-large size may finally be catching up with it. The tech giant has seen slowing revenue growth in its core online retail business in recent quarters. Last week, it reported disappointing overall sales for the third quarter and warned… Read More

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More than half of all Utahns volunteer, making Utah No. 1 for helping others

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah is as good as it gets when it comes to volunteering, but Utahns are doing even better than that. For the 11th time, the Beehive State earned the top spot in the country for the number of people who volunteer, but also the amount of time spent doing it, according to the latest Volunteering in America study from the Corporation for National and Community Service, a federal agency that leads service, volunteering and grant-making efforts in America. Nearly 51 percent of Utahns volunteered in 2017, according to the federal agency. It’s more than the 43.2 percent of Utahns who served in 2015, and more than… Read More

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Q&A: The Selecter’s Pauline Black talks punk, ska and 15th album Daylight

The Selecter with Rhoda Dakar When: Nov. 7, 7 p.m. Where: The Rickshaw Theatre Tickets and info: From $32.50, at ticketfly.com Of all the dynamic front persons to come out of the punk and ska movement of the late 1970s in the UK, few could match The Selector’s Pauline Black (born Belinda Magnus) for cool. Coming out of Coventry in 1979, the mixed-race band shared the B-side of the very first release on the budding 2 Tone Records label when its song, also called The Selecter, was the flip side to the Special AKA’s Gangsters. Dropping political and personal messages into the hook-laden songs of Neol Davies, the seven-piece band… Read More

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Trump says border troops could hit 15K, surprising Pentagon

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Wednesday that the number of military troops deployed to the U.S.-Mexican border could reach 15,000 — roughly double the number the Pentagon said it currently plans for a mission whose dimensions are shifting daily. The Pentagon said “more than 7,000” troops were being sent to the Southwest border to support the Customs and Border Protection agents. Officials said that number could reach a maximum of about 8,000 under present plans. The troop numbers have been changing at a dizzying pace, with Trump drawing a hard line on immigration in the lead-up to the midterm elections. Just last week officials were indicating that about 800… Read More

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UVU honors slain U. student in project calling attention to relationship, sexual violence

OREM — For two decades, a yearly display of colorful T-shirts in Orem has honored survivors and victims of sexual and relationship violence from within Utah Valley. That changed this week when the exhibit added a shirt in memory of someone from outside the community. Lauren McCluskey, the 21-year-old University of Utah student-athlete shot and killed on her campus by a man she had briefly dated, was memorialized with a T-shirt containing a red block “U,” referring to her school. The shirt’s white background signified she had not survived the Oct. 22 attack. Placed at the entrance, it was the first thing many saw as they approached the display at… Read More

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Enbridge says repairs done on ruptured gas pipeline near Prince George

PRINCE GEORGE — Enbridge Inc. says it has successfully completed repairs on the section of a natural gas pipeline that ruptured three weeks ago near Prince George. The company says following a comprehensive integrity assessment, it expects to begin safely returning the repaired segment to service within the next two days. It says it will gradually increase flows of natural gas through the repaired segment until it reaches 80 per cent of its normal operating pressure. A smaller pipeline nearby returned to service two days after the explosion, also at 80 per cent of its normal pressure, which the company says helps ensure the ongoing safety and integrity of the… Read More

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Dixie State football: Remington Kelly named to RMAC All-Academic Team

For the second-consecutive season, Dixie State football senior defensive lineman Remington Kelly has been named to the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference All-Academic Team, while eight others were named to the Football Honor Roll. Kelly, who was one of four defensive linemen named to the RMAC All-Academic Team, ranks first among DSU’s defensive linemen with 26 tackles (7.0 for loss), six quarterback hurries, five sacks, two pass breakups and one forced fumble through nine games this season. Kelly has also blocked two kicks during the 2018 campaign. Kelly, who graduated in the spring with a 3.612 GPA in business administration, is now working on a second bachelor’s degree in communication studies.… Read More

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Trump is sending thousands of troops to the border with Mexico — here’s where they’re going and what they’re doing

The number of active-duty military personnel to be deployed to the US-Mexico border in support of Operation Faithful Patriot has surged to more than 7,000 according to the latest Department of Defense estimates. Last week, the number was said to be in the hundreds. “This is a response to the caravan directed by the president,” Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis told reporters Sunday, referring to the migrant caravans approaching America’s southern border. While critics have accused the Trump administration of engaging in a political stunt ahead of midterm elections, Mattis argued Wednesday that “we don’t do stunts in this department.” The US military is sending thousands of troops to the… Read More

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