AVERAGE - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/AVERAGE News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) NOAA: Yet more global heat records fall in August http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58429581-68/august-record-noaa-heat.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58429581-68/august-record-noaa-heat.html.csp">NOAA: Yet more global heat records fall in August</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By SETH BORENSTEIN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-18T13:56:03.137-06:00">Updated Sep 18, 2014 01:56PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The globe smashed more heat records last month, including Earth’s hottest August and summer, federal meteorologists said Thursday. May, June and August all set global heat records this year. Meteorologists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said the average world temperature in August was 61.36 degrees Fahrenheit (16.35 degrees Celsius), breaking a record set in 1998. Scientists at NASA, who calculate global temperature a tad differently, also found August as the...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584295812014-09-18T13:56:03.137-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-18T13:56:03.137-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58429581@www.sltrib.com Thu, 18 Sep 2014 13:56:03 MDT Average U.S. 30-year mortgage rate at 4.23 percent http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58428766-79/percent-mortgage-average-week.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58428766-79/percent-mortgage-average-week.html.csp">Average U.S. 30-year mortgage rate at 4.23 percent</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-18T10:04:02.92-06:00">Updated Sep 18, 2014 10:04AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates surged this week, marking their largest one-week gain this year. Mortgage company Freddie Mac said Thursday the nationwide average for a 30-year loan jumped to 4.23 percent from 4.12 percent last week. The average for a 15-year mortgage, a popular choice for people who are refinancing, rose to 3.37 percent from 3.26 percent. At 4.23 percent, the rate on a 30-year mortgage is at its highest level since the week ended May 1, though it is still at ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584287662014-09-18T10:04:02.92-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-18T10:04:02.92-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58428766@www.sltrib.com Thu, 18 Sep 2014 10:04:02 MDT Letter: Police live under tremendous stress http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58420393-82/police-shot-attacks-black.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58420393-82/police-shot-attacks-black.html.csp">Letter: Police live under tremendous stress</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-17T17:22:01.888-06:00">Updated Sep 17, 2014 05:22PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">I am a retired police officer (Las Vegas Metropolitan Police). I am getting tired of people assuming cops shoot people because they are black! I have shot and killed one person in my career, and, no, the man was not black, brown or any mix thereof! He was a wealthy plastic surgeon, one who married a girl about a third his age! He wanted a cheap divorce and planned on killing her and her roommate. My partner and I got in the way. The doctor tried to fast draw on me and shot himself in the calf...</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> 58420393@www.sltrib.com Wed, 17 Sep 2014 17:22:01 MDT Homebuilder Lennar’s profits beats estimates http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58426087-79/homes-earnings-homebuilder-lennar.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58426087-79/homes-earnings-homebuilder-lennar.html.csp">Homebuilder Lennar’s profits beats estimates</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By John Gittelsohn</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Bloomberg News</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-17T17:21:01.399-06:00">Updated Sep 17, 2014 05:21PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Los Angeles • Lennar Corp. reported fiscal third-quarter earnings Wednesday that beat analysts’ estimates as it sold more homes at higher prices. Net income in the three months through August was $177.8 million, or 78 cents a share, compared with $120.7 million, or 54 cents, a year earlier, the Miami-based company said in a statement Wednesday. The average of 20 analyst estimates was for earnings of 67 cents a share, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. The second-biggest U.S. homebuilder by...</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> 58426087@www.sltrib.com Wed, 17 Sep 2014 17:21:01 MDT FedEx to raise ground, express delivery rates http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58421817-79/fedex-rates-delivery-express.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58421817-79/fedex-rates-delivery-express.html.csp">FedEx to raise ground, express delivery rates</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-16T17:52:01.706-06:00">Updated Sep 16, 2014 05:52PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Memphis • FedEx says it will raise U.S. rates for express, ground and home-delivery shipments by an average of 4.9 percent in January. The company said Tuesday that rates also will change for FedEx SmartPost, which uses the U.S. Postal Service for final delivery, although it didn’t say how much. The Memphis-based company says the express increase will apply to deliveries in, to or from the U.S. FedEx Freight will also boost prices an average of 4.9 percent within North America. Also starting Jan...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584218172014-09-16T17:52:01.706-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-16T17:52:01.706-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58421817@www.sltrib.com Tue, 16 Sep 2014 17:52:01 MDT Football teams putting up big numbers http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/prepsports/58416708-52/yards-football-average-numbers.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/prepsports/58416708-52/yards-football-average-numbers.html.csp">Football teams putting up big numbers</a></h4> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-17T16:15:31.548-06:00">Updated Sep 17, 2014 04:15PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Some interesting statistics and notes came out of last weekend’s Utah high school football games. • Skyline’s Aleck Russon had 23 rushes for 303 yards and four touchdowns in the Eagles’ win against Timpanogos. That broke the school record of 302 yards set by Leka Moeaki against Cottonwood in 2004. • One of the big reasons for unbeaten Corner Canyon’s early success is the Chargers’ fine offensive line of center Luke Hermann, guards Sam Dalsasso and Grant Nielson, tackles Branden Bowen and Keaton ...</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> 58416708@www.sltrib.com Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:15:31 MDT Average U.S. 30-year mortgage rate at 4.12 percent http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58402042-79/percent-mortgage-average-4.12.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58402042-79/percent-mortgage-average-4.12.csp">Average U.S. 30-year mortgage rate at 4.12 percent</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-11T08:55:02.708-06:00">Updated Sep 11, 2014 08:55AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates rose slightly this week but remained near their lows for the year. Mortgage company Freddie Mac says the nationwide average for a 30-year loan edged up to 4.12 percent from 4.10 percent last week, where it had stayed for three straight weeks. The average for a 15-year mortgage, a popular choice for people who are refinancing, rose to 3.26 percent from 3.24 percent. At 4.12 percent, the rate on a 30-year mortgage is down from 4.53 percent at the ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584020422014-09-11T08:55:02.708-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-11T08:55:02.708-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58402042@www.sltrib.com Thu, 11 Sep 2014 08:55:02 MDT Op-ed: Connecticut is the best state for teachers http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58378229-82/teachers-connecticut-state-higher.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58378229-82/teachers-connecticut-state-higher.html.csp">Op-ed: Connecticut is the best state for teachers</a></h4>