AMERICANS - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/AMERICANS News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Rampell: Safe as houses? Think again. http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57849520-82/americans-housing-homeownership-financial.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57849520-82/americans-housing-homeownership-financial.html.csp">Rampell: Safe as houses? Think again.</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Catherine Rampell</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-22T09:07:02.258-06:00">Updated Apr 22, 2014 09:07AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Some people never learn: Polls show that Americans still view their homes as the best and safest place to invest their hard-earned cash. Gallup asked Americans this month to choose the best “long-term investment.” Real estate was the most common pick, ahead of mutual funds, bonds and other options. Similarly, Fannie Mae’s National Housing Survey asked Americans to assess whether various kinds of assets amounted to a “safe investment with a lot of potential.” As has been the case since before the...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57849520@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Apr 2014 09:07:02 MDT Ponnuru: GOP, country, not able to have intelligent foreign policy debate http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57848577-82/paul-republican-debate-foreign.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57848577-82/paul-republican-debate-foreign.html.csp">Ponnuru: GOP, country, not able to have intelligent foreign policy debate</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Ramesh Ponnuru</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Bloomberg View</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-22T05:52:01.852-06:00">Updated Apr 22, 2014 05:52AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Republican politicians are at war over the world. Rep. Peter King of New York says that Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky encourages “paranoia.” Paul says his critics are distorting his views. Walter Jones, a North Carolina representative seeking his 11th term, is being challenged in a primary that features ads saying he “preaches American decline” and “opposes sanctions on Iran.” It has been at least 20 years since Republicans have argued this angrily about foreign policy. Voters don’t much care about...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57848577@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Apr 2014 05:52:01 MDT Hiatt: Obama is only a lame duck if he chooses to be http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57845032-82/obama-president-americans-decision.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57845032-82/obama-president-americans-decision.html.csp">Hiatt: Obama is only a lame duck if he chooses to be</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Fred Hiatt</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-21T14:48:02.212-06:00">Updated Apr 21, 2014 02:48PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Robert Kagan recently wrote that, foreign policy decision by foreign policy decision, President Barack Obama has given Americans what they say they want. But the result hasn’t made them proud of America or of their president. The same phenomenon may explain the disappointment in Obama’s domestic record. Case by case overseas, Kagan suggested, Americans agree with Obama’s calls: pull out of Iraq, wind down in Afghanistan, steer clear of Syria. But the emerging picture of an America in retreat, an...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57845032@www.sltrib.com Mon, 21 Apr 2014 14:48:02 MDT Why are Americans obsessed with missing plane? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57844546-68/plane-americans-missing-news.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57844546-68/plane-americans-missing-news.html.csp">Why are Americans obsessed with missing plane?</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MARGIE MASON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-21T08:22:04.159-06:00">Updated Apr 21, 2014 08:22AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Perth, Australia • From the disappearances of aviator Amelia Earhart to labor union leader Jimmy Hoffa, there’s just something about a good mystery that Americans find too tantalizing to resist. Perhaps that’s why the saga of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has continued to rivet the country long after people elsewhere have moved on. From the beginning, the story has bubbled with enough drama to rival a good Hollywood whodunit. And even though it unfolded on the other side of the world with...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578445462014-04-21T08:22:04.159-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-21T08:22:04.159-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. 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The half dozen kids — that is, baby goats — that arrived last week at Pine Island Farm were the latest additions to the Vermont Goat Collaborative, a project that brings together new Americans hungry for goat meat with dairy goat farmers who have no need for young male animals. Some dairy farmers...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578365162014-04-20T17:22:19.675-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-20T17:22:19.675-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57836516@www.sltrib.com Sun, 20 Apr 2014 17:22:19 MDT Editorial: Bundy is a lawbreaker, not a hero http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57822839-82/bundy-government-americans-constitution.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57822839-82/bundy-government-americans-constitution.html.csp">Editorial: Bundy is a lawbreaker, not a hero</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-16T11:34:38.849-06:00">Updated Apr 16, 2014 11:34AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Cliven Bundy and his ragtag band of armed supporters forced the federal government to back down as the roundup of Bundy cattle was called off and the bovines returned to the Nevada rancher. Some declared victory and hailed the outcome a clear blow against tyranny and a win for freedom. Hardly. The only winner in this was a scofflaw who has twice lost in the courts for running cattle where they don’t belong and skipping out on grazing fees. Some 20,000 ranchers in Western states abide by BLM re...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57822839@www.sltrib.com Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:34:38 MDT Capehart: LBJ’s legacy for gay rights http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57811291-82/rights-lgbt-americans-civil.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57811291-82/rights-lgbt-americans-civil.html.csp">Capehart: LBJ’s legacy for gay rights</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jonathan Capehart</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-13T01:01:02.97-06:00">Updated Apr 13, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">In his speech Thursday commemorating the passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, President Barack Obama talked about the enduring power of one of President Lyndon Johnson’s signature accomplishments. “Because of the civil rights movement, because of the laws President Johnson signed, new doors of opportunity and education swung open for everybody, not all at once, but they swung open. Not just blacks and whites, but also women and Latinos and Asians and Native Americans and gay Americans and Ameri...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57811291@www.sltrib.com Sun, 13 Apr 2014 01:01:02 MDT Rampell: Who really paid for your Medicare http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57807512-82/paid-medicare-seniors-social.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57807512-82/paid-medicare-seniors-social.html.csp">Rampell: Who really paid for your Medicare</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Catherine Rampell</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-11T14:14:02.082-06:00">Updated Apr 11, 2014 02:14PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">“Your poorly written editorial is just another WaPo attempt to STEAL seniors’ EARNED benefits.” So read the subject line of one reader’s response to my last column, about how entitlements and other safety-net spending on the middle class are crowding out spending on the poor. The email went on to say: “sorry, spoiled millennial [expletive], but seniors have worked and PAID FOR their SS and Medicare.” I don’t dispute the middle epithet: I am indeed a millennial. And since we millennials like to d...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57807512@www.sltrib.com Fri, 11 Apr 2014 14:14:02 MDT NFL: Navajo Council, UN expert criticize Washington team name http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57806683-77/team-term-americans-council.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57806683-77/team-term-americans-council.html.csp">NFL: Navajo Council, UN expert criticize Washington team name</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-12T16:00:59.165-06:00">Updated Apr 12, 2014 04:00PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Window Rock, Ariz. • The Navajo Nation Council voted to oppose the use of the Washington NFL team’s name — a slang term for Native Americans — while a United Nations human rights expert said separately that the term is “inextricably linked to a history of suffering and dispossession.” The Council’s committee of the whole voted 9-2 Thursday to oppose the name. The measure was sponsored by lawmaker Joshua Lavar Butler, who says the word can have negative psychological effects on American Indians. ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578066832014-04-12T16:00:59.165-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-12T16:00:59.165-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. 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They know, just know, that the Affordable Care Act is doomed to utter failure, so failure is what they see, never mind the facts on the ground. Thus, on Tuesday, Mitch McConnell, the Senate minority leader, dismissed the push for pay equity as an attempt to “change the subject from the nightmare of Obamacare”; on the same day, the nonpartisan RAND Corp. released a study estimating “a net gain of 9.3 million in the num...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57805244@www.sltrib.com Fri, 11 Apr 2014 23:07:45 MDT Obama marks 50th anniversary of Civil Rights Act http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57803972-68/obama-president-rights-johnson.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57803972-68/obama-president-rights-johnson.html.csp">Obama marks 50th anniversary of Civil Rights Act</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JOSH LEDERMAN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-10T19:45:37.537-06:00">Updated Apr 10, 2014 07:45PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Austin, Texas • A half-century after the passage of sweeping civil rights legislation, President Barack Obama declared that he had “lived out the promise” envisioned by Lyndon B. Johnson, the president who championed the push for greater racial equality. Marking the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, which Johnson signed into law, Obama lauded his Democratic predecessor’s ability to grasp like few others the power of government to bring about change and swing open the doors of opportunit...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578039722014-04-10T19:45:37.537-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-10T19:45:37.537-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57803972@www.sltrib.com Thu, 10 Apr 2014 19:45:37 MDT Chairman satisfied with military on Benghazi http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57804085-68/mckeon-administration-committee-military.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57804085-68/mckeon-administration-committee-military.html.csp">Chairman satisfied with military on Benghazi</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DONNA CASSATA</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-10T19:51:07.645-06:00">Updated Apr 10, 2014 07:51PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The GOP chairman of the House Armed Services Committee said Thursday he is satisfied with how the military responded to the deadly attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya. Republicans are pressing ahead with multiple congressional investigations, but Rep. Howard “Buck” McKeon, R-Calif., said the military did what it reasonably could during a chaotic night of two separate attacks on Sept. 11, 2012. The assault killed four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador Chris S...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578040852014-04-10T19:51:07.645-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-10T19:51:07.645-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57804085@www.sltrib.com Thu, 10 Apr 2014 19:51:07 MDT Reflecting on progress, Obama honors civil rights http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57801844-68/obama-johnson-rights-civil.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57801844-68/obama-johnson-rights-civil.html.csp">Reflecting on progress, Obama honors civil rights</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JOSH LEDERMAN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-10T17:23:47.476-06:00">Updated Apr 10, 2014 05:23PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Houston • Barack Obama was 2 years old when Lyndon Baines Johnson sat in the East Room of the White House with Martin Luther King Jr. and signed the Civil Rights Act, putting an end to an America where schools, restaurants and water fountains were divided by race. Half a century later, the first black man to become president is commemorating what’s been accomplished in his lifetime and recommitting the nation to fighting deep inequalities that remain. Obama takes the podium on Thursday afternoon...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578018442014-04-10T17:23:47.476-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-10T17:23:47.476-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57801844@www.sltrib.com Thu, 10 Apr 2014 17:23:47 MDT Pitts: Wake up, people, and see the danger we’re in http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57794404-82/campaign-ostrander-americans-consider.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57794404-82/campaign-ostrander-americans-consider.html.csp">Pitts: Wake up, people, and see the danger we’re in</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Leonard Pitts Jr.</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Miami Herald</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-09T14:29:30.314-06:00">Updated Apr 9, 2014 02:29PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">This is a column about campaign finance reform. And your eyes glazed over just then, didn’t they? That’s the problem with this problem. Americans know that government truly of, by and for the people is unlikely if not impossible so long as the system is polluted by billions of dollars in contributions from corporations and individual billionaires. Half of us, according to Gallup, would like to see public financing of campaigns; nearly 80 percent want to limit campaign fund-raising. And yet someh...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57794404@www.sltrib.com Wed, 09 Apr 2014 14:29:30 MDT American Easter spending down this year http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57796446-79/billion-spending-easter-percent.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57796446-79/billion-spending-easter-percent.html.csp">American Easter spending down this year</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Tom wharton</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-09T22:12:41.219-06:00">Updated Apr 9, 2014 10:12PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A new report from the Washington, D.C.-based National Retail Federation shows Americans will spend an average of $137.46 on apparel, food, candy and gifts to celebrate Easter this year. That is slightly less than the $145.13 spent last year, with total spending expected to reach $15.9 billion. “The winter doldrums left consumers with a lot of pent-up demand, and though many Americans may take a cautious approach to spending on Easter items this year, retailers are anticipating that warmer weathe...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57796446@www.sltrib.com Wed, 09 Apr 2014 22:12:41 MDT Survey confirms health insurance coverage growing http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57787983-68/coverage-gallup-insurance-health.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57787983-68/coverage-gallup-insurance-health.html.csp">Survey confirms health insurance coverage growing</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-07T19:49:01.556-06:00">Updated Apr 7, 2014 07:49PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • A growing share of Americans got health insurance as sign-up season for President Barack Obama’s health care law came to a close last month, a major survey released Monday has found. The Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index provides independent validation for White House claims that the law is expanding access, particularly for working people with no coverage on the job. But the improvement, while substantial, doesn’t appear as large as some of the numbers claimed by the law’s suppor...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577879832014-04-07T19:49:01.556-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-07T19:49:01.556-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57787983@www.sltrib.com Mon, 07 Apr 2014 19:49:01 MDT The Washington Post: Obamacare’s solid start http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57775913-82/million-plans-americans-care.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57775913-82/million-plans-americans-care.html.csp">The Washington Post: Obamacare’s solid start</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-06T23:15:01.488-06:00">Updated Apr 6, 2014 11:15PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">You can forgive a little football-spiking, even if Obamacare is far from the end zone. The White House this week announced that the number of people who enrolled in new individual health-care insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act topped 7 million and could still rise. According to figures collected by ACASignup.net’s Charles Gaba, an additional group of around the same number found coverage from two federal health programs, Medicaid and CHIP. Several million more Americans under the age...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57775913@www.sltrib.com Sun, 06 Apr 2014 23:15:01 MDT Health care bill helps add 3 million to Medicaid http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57775815-68/medicaid-health-law-million.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57775815-68/medicaid-health-law-million.html.csp">Health care bill helps add 3 million to Medicaid</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ERICA WERNER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-04T15:48:05.878-06:00">Updated Apr 4, 2014 03:48PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Three million Americans signed up for Medicaid under President Barack Obama’s new health care law as of the end of February, the administration said Friday, offering its first full accounting of how much the safety-net health program has grown since implementation of the law. Many were newly eligible because of the law’s Medicaid expansion, while others already eligible but not yet enrolled came forward due to publicity around the law and its requirement for individuals to carry in...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577758152014-04-04T15:48:05.878-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-04T15:48:05.878-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57775815@www.sltrib.com Fri, 04 Apr 2014 15:48:05 MDT Steady, not spectacular: U.S. jobs up 192,000 in March http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57773891-79/percent-jobs-march-added.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57773891-79/percent-jobs-march-added.html.csp">Steady, not spectacular: U.S. jobs up 192,000 in March</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-04T10:02:47.638-06:00">Updated Apr 4, 2014 10:02AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • U.S. employers added jobs at a solid pace in March and hired more in January and February than previously thought. Friday’s government report sent a reassuring signal that the economy withstood a harsh winter that had slowed growth. The economy gained 192,000 jobs in March, the Labor Department said Friday, slightly below February’s revised total of 197,000. Employers added a combined 37,000 more jobs in January and February than previously estimated. The unemployment rate was uncha...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577738912014-04-04T10:02:47.638-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-04T10:02:47.638-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57773891@www.sltrib.com Fri, 04 Apr 2014 10:02:47 MDT More Americans see middle-class status slipping http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57766063-79/middle-class-percent-americans.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57766063-79/middle-class-percent-americans.html.csp">More Americans see middle-class status slipping</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-03T17:22:25.168-06:00">Updated Apr 3, 2014 05:22PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • A sense of belonging to the middle class occupies a cherished place in America. It conjures images of self-sufficient people with stable jobs and pleasant homes working toward prosperity. Yet nearly five years after the Great Recession ended, more people are coming to the painful realization that they’re no longer part of it. They are former professionals now stocking shelves at grocery stores, retirees struggling with rising costs and people working part-time jobs but desperate for...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577660632014-04-03T17:22:25.168-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-03T17:22:25.168-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57766063@www.sltrib.com Thu, 03 Apr 2014 17:22:25 MDT