China's outbound M&A push to draw more scrutiny after record year

By Sumeet Chatterjee and Matthew Miller | HONG KONG/BEIJING HONG KONG/BEIJING China’s appetite for foreign assets is likely to remain healthy after completed acquisitions surged 46 percent to a record $105 billion this year as mainland firms scooped up assets ranging from movie studios to football clubs. But tighter regulatory scrutiny at home and abroad …

20 simple ways to make your baby smarter

By KELLY ST. JOHN REGIER / CONTRIBUTING WRITER What’s the best way to mentally stimulate your baby? It doesn’t take a genius. Just a loving, involved parent. Here are 20 ideas for fun and simple things you can do to boost your baby’s IQ. 1. Read a book: Your …

Weekend Planner: New Year's Eve celebrations, Alan Cumming, Midway Ice Castles

Among the things to do this week are several New Year’s Eve events including dinner and dancing, Alan Cumming, “The Wizard of Oz” and the Midway Ice Castles. EVE Winterfest Dec. 30, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Dec. 31, 10 a.m.-midnight, various locations in downtown Salt Lake City, free-$25 (eveslc
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