AVERAGE - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/AVERAGE News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Orioles get LHP Miller in trade with Red Sox http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58247211-77/miller-era-orioles-red.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58247211-77/miller-era-orioles-red.html.csp">Orioles get LHP Miller in trade with Red Sox</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DAVID GINSBURG</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> AP Sports Writer</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-31T23:17:48.908-06:00">Updated Jul 31, 2014 11:17PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Baltimore • The Baltimore Orioles have obtained left-hander reliever Andrew Miller from the Boston Red Sox for minor league pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez. Miller provides the AL East-leading Orioles another solid lefty in a bullpen that has flourished this season. The 29-year-old Miller has a 2.34 ERA in 50 appearances with the Red Sox, who unloaded several of their veterans Thursday before the end of the non-waiver trade deadline. Miller has limited left-handed hitters to a .150 batting average and...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582472112014-07-31T23:17:48.908-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-31T23:17:48.908-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58247211@www.sltrib.com Thu, 31 Jul 2014 23:17:48 MDT As U.S. job market strengthens, many don’t feel it http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58246143-79/percent-jobs-economy-recession.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58246143-79/percent-jobs-economy-recession.html.csp">As U.S. job market strengthens, many don’t feel it</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JOSH BOAK and CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-31T10:06:27.928-06:00">Updated Jul 31, 2014 10:06AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The U.S. unemployment rate has plunged since the start of last year to a five-year low of 6.1 percent. And the July jobs report being released Friday will likely show a sixth straight month of healthy 200,000-plus gains. Yet for Douglas Hunter and millions like him, happy days aren’t quite here again. Hunter earned $14 an hour cleaning oil drums before the Great Recession seized the economy and his job was axed. At 53, Hunter now works three days a week for $9.25 an hour, mopping fl...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582461432014-07-31T10:06:27.928-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-31T10:06:27.928-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58246143@www.sltrib.com Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:06:27 MDT Average US 30-year mortgage rate at 4.12 percent http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58245995-79/percent-mortgage-average-rate.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58245995-79/percent-mortgage-average-rate.html.csp">Average US 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="2014-07-31T09:16:01.729-06:00">Updated Jul 31, 2014 09:16AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Average U.S. mortgage rates declined slightly this week, hovering near their lows for the year. Mortgage company Freddie Mac said Thursday that the nationwide average for a 30-year loan slipped to 4.12 percent from 4.13 percent last week. The average for the 15-year mortgage, a popular choice for people who are refinancing, declined to 3.23 percent from 3.26 percent last week. Mortgage rates are below the levels of a year ago. They have fallen in recent weeks after climbing last sum...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582459952014-07-31T09:16:01.729-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-31T09:16:01.729-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58245995@www.sltrib.com Thu, 31 Jul 2014 09:16:01 MDT Utah ranks 2nd for health care return on investment http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58241105-78/health-states-care-average.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58241105-78/health-states-care-average.html.csp">Utah ranks 2nd for health care return on investment</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Sheena McFarland</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-31T09:26:49.717-06:00">Updated Jul 31, 2014 09:26AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Utah has the second-highest return on investment for its health care, according to a new study by Wallet Hub. The financial-analysis company looked at three main metrics when determining its findings: America’s Health Ranking Annual Report, death rates and average individual health insurance premiums. Utah bucked the trend of blue states providing a better return on investment than red states on average. Red states ranked an average of 27.42 while blue states averaged a 20.35 ranking. The rankin...</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> 58241105@www.sltrib.com Thu, 31 Jul 2014 09:26:49 MDT MLB: Thomas, Maddux, Glavine to be inducted into baseball Hall of Fame http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58221740-77/thomas-fame-hall-baseball.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58221740-77/thomas-fame-hall-baseball.html.csp">MLB: Thomas, Maddux, Glavine to be inducted into baseball Hall of Fame</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-24T22:45:05.003-06:00">Updated Jul 24, 2014 10:45PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Cooperstown, N.Y. • Frank Thomas was always driven to excel, and that sure served him well. “I was never that blue-chip prospect,” he said. “I had to outwork my opponents.” Hard to imagine now that Thomas was ever anything except a huge star. For Thomas, the 6-foot-5, 240-pound former Chicago White Sox slugger known as the Big Hurt, life has come full circle — from awe-struck rookie in 1990 to baseball royalty. Thomas was elected in January to the Hall of Fame, along with pitchers Greg Maddux an...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582217402014-07-24T22:45:05.003-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-24T22:45:05.003-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. 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The average for the 15-year mortgage, a popular choice for people who are refinancing, edged up to 3.26 percent from 3.23 percent last week. Mortgage rates are below the levels of a year ago, having fallen in recent weeks after climb...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582207752014-07-24T13:35:02.168-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-24T13:35:02.168-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58220775@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:35:02 MDT More than 100K Utahns to get refunds from health insurers http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/58216485-200/refunds-health-average-care.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/58216485-200/refunds-health-average-care.html.csp">More than 100K Utahns to get refunds from health insurers</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Matt Canham</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-23T22:39:18.951-06:00">Updated Jul 23, 2014 10:39PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Because their health insurer failed to spend enough money on patient care, more than 100,000 Utahns will soon get a check in the mail, a rebate to their bank account or a smaller-than-expected insurance bill. Under the Affordable Care Act, insurers must spend at least 80 percent of the money collected through premiums on patient care. Those who fail to hit the mark have to give refunds to their customers. A report released Thursday by the federal government shows that 104,576 Utahns will split $...</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> 58216485@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:39:18 MDT Delta Air Line’s quarterly profit rises 17 percent http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58215117-79/percent-delta-quarter-per.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58215117-79/percent-delta-quarter-per.html.csp">Delta Air Line’s quarterly profit rises 17 percent</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-23T12:14:03.133-06:00">Updated Jul 23, 2014 12:14PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Atlanta • Delta Air Lines Inc. said Wednesday that second-quarter earnings rose 17 percent, topping analysts’ expectations, as passengers flew more miles at higher average fares and fuel spending declined. The results from Delta, which has a major hub at Salt Lake City International Airport and is the world’s third-biggest airline, produced a strong opening to the industry’s results for the busy April-to-June quarter. American and United are scheduled to report second-quarter figures on Thursday...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582151172014-07-23T12:14:03.133-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-23T12:14:03.133-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. 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But over the past year, the rate of inflation in Utah’s population center (1.8 percent) remains below the national average (2.1 percent), according to the Zions Bank Wasatch Front Consumer Price Index (CPI) report released Tuesday. Zions spokeswoman Heidi Prokop said Wasatch Front prices rose 0.6 percent between May and June, three times the national increase (0.2 percent). Transportation co...</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> 58210909@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:06:20 MDT St. George makes top 5 U.S. cities for mild weather http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58206968-78/cities-having-chance-percent.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58206968-78/cities-having-chance-percent.html.csp">St. George makes top 5 U.S. cities for mild weather</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Sheena McFarland</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-21T15:10:10.828-06:00">Updated Jul 21, 2014 03:10PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Looking to escape the sometimes harsh climes of the Wasatch Front? Move to St. George. It ranked 5th best city for mild weather lovers by Wallet Hub, who looked at which cities consumers could move to in order to protect themselves for having to pay for weather-related costs. The rankings looked at 600 of the largest U.S. cities based on the year-round weather conditions in each location. Nine key metrics (including humidity, precipitation, snowfall and likelihood of poor and extreme weather) w...</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> 58206968@www.sltrib.com Mon, 21 Jul 2014 15:10:10 MDT Julie Jason: Who is contributing to Roth IRAs? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58174884-79/roth-ira-ebri-iras.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58174884-79/roth-ira-ebri-iras.html.csp">Julie Jason: Who is contributing to Roth IRAs?</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Julie Jason</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> King Features Syndicate</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-18T16:16:02.268-06:00">Updated Jul 18, 2014 04:16PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Who is contributing to Roth IRAs, the tax-free (as opposed to tax-deferred) individual retirement accounts? This may come as a surprise. According to Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI), it’s younger investors by a wide margin. About 43 percent of Roth owners ages 25-29 contributed to Roth IRAs during 2012, compared with only 21 percent of Roth owners ages 60-64. Forty-four percent of those between the ages of 25 and 29 contributed the maximum permitted by law ($5,500). The average Roth...</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> 58174884@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Jul 2014 16:16:02 MDT Capital One posts higher second quarter profit http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58196010-79/percent-billion-capital-quarter.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58196010-79/percent-billion-capital-quarter.html.csp">Capital One posts higher second quarter profit</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By STEVE ROTHWELL</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-17T17:39:01.944-06:00">Updated Jul 17, 2014 05:39PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Capital One Financial Corp. said Thursday that second-quarter profit rose 8 percent as it set aside less money for bad loans and its domestic card business returned to growth. McLean, Va.-based Capital One said net income after paying preferred dividends rose to $1.18 billion, or $2.04 per share, in the three months ended June 30. That compares with net income of $1.09 billion, or $1.85 per share, in the same period a year earlier. The results exceeded the average forecast of analysts...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581960102014-07-17T17:39:01.944-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-17T17:39:01.944-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58196010@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Jul 2014 17:39:01 MDT Mutual fund trends: Bonds are still in demand http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58195380-79/funds-investors-fund-mutual.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58195380-79/funds-investors-fund-mutual.html.csp">Mutual fund trends: Bonds are still in demand</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By STAN CHOE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-17T14:36:01.55-06:00">Updated Jul 17, 2014 02:36PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Experts say bonds are less attractive than stocks. Whatever. Investors are continuing to pour money into bond mutual funds despite the warnings from Wall Street. So far, those investors have looked smart for doing so. Bond funds have delivered solid returns despite dour predictions. That, plus some other trends from around the mutual fund industry: — INVESTORS STILL WANT BONDS. Bond fund investors got a reminder last year that even relatively safe investments can lose money. The avera...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581953802014-07-17T14:36:01.55-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-17T14:36:01.55-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58195380@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Jul 2014 14:36:01 MDT U.S. gas prices drop 4 cents to $3.67 a gallon http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58179790-79/gallon-average-price-3.67.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58179790-79/gallon-average-price-3.67.csp">U.S. gas prices drop 4 cents to $3.67 a gallon</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-14T07:21:57.478-06:00">Updated Jul 14, 2014 07:21AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Camarillo, Calif. • A survey says the average price of a gallon of regular gasoline in the U.S. has fallen 4 cents over the last three weeks to $3.67. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg said Sunday that crude oil prices fell over news that Libyan output has risen and Iraq’s production was not substantially harmed by recent violence. The survey taken Friday shows the average price for a gallon of midgrade gas was $3.86 and the average price for a gallon of premium was $4.01. Diesel averaged $3.94 a...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581797902014-07-14T07:21:57.478-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-14T07:21:57.478-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58179790@www.sltrib.com Mon, 14 Jul 2014 07:21:57 MDT U.S. unemployment aid applications fall to 304,000 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58170435-79/jobs-unemployment-applications-employers.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58170435-79/jobs-unemployment-applications-employers.html.csp">U.S. unemployment aid applications fall to 304,000</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="2014-07-10T13:41:38.273-06:00">Updated Jul 10, 2014 01:41PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Fewer people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, driving down the level of applications to nearly the lowest in seven years. Weekly applications for unemployment aid dropped 11,000 to a seasonally adjusted 304,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. That’s not far from a reading of 298,000 two months ago, which was the lowest since 2007, before the Great Recession began. The four-week average, a less volatile measure, dipped 3,500 to 311,500, the second-lowest level since ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581704352014-07-10T13:41:38.273-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-10T13:41:38.273-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58170435@www.sltrib.com Thu, 10 Jul 2014 13:41:38 MDT Utah gas prices are soaring again in July http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58161452-79/utah-prices-cents-price.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58161452-79/utah-prices-cents-price.html.csp">Utah gas prices are soaring again in July</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Mike Gorrell</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-08T16:45:02.502-06:00">Updated Jul 8, 2014 04:45PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Gas prices are climbing fast again in Utah — almost 14 cents since July began. On Tuesday, the average price for a gallon of regular gasoline in Utah was $3.71, said AAA Utah spokeswoman Rolayne Fairclough, noting that all areas of the state have been impacted. Ogden and Moab have had the biggest jumps — 15 cents — while gas prices have gone up 14 cents in Provo, 13 in Salt Lake City and Logan, 12 in St. George and 11 in Vernal. “While Utah gas prices shot up, the national average price ($3.65...</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> 58161452@www.sltrib.com Tue, 08 Jul 2014 16:45:02 MDT For smokers, can e-cigarettes save money? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58139249-79/cigarettes-cigarette-nicotine-savings.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58139249-79/cigarettes-cigarette-nicotine-savings.html.csp">For smokers, can e-cigarettes save money?</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MICHAEL FELBERBAUM</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-08T15:50:02.462-06:00">Updated Jul 8, 2014 03:50PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">It’s difficult to say yet if electronic cigarettes are less harmful than regular fire-and-tobacco smokes, but they can save smokers hundreds or even thousands of dollars a year. Some in the growing industry are touting the battery-powered nicotine sticks as a way for smokers to save money in the face of rising taxes and prices for tobacco cigarettes. But it may not stay that way for long as states are increasingly looking to tax e-cigarettes as they tax other tobacco products. A look at the cost...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581392492014-07-08T15:50:02.462-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-08T15:50:02.462-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58139249@www.sltrib.com Tue, 08 Jul 2014 15:50:02 MDT Survey finds math, science grads earn top dollar http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58161116-79/grads-percent-graduates-students.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58161116-79/grads-percent-graduates-students.html.csp">Survey finds math, science grads earn top dollar</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ANNE FLAHERTY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-08T11:58:58.341-06:00">Updated Jul 8, 2014 11:58AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • What you study — math and science are a plus — seems to matter more than whether your alma mater is public or private when it comes to finding a high-paying job after college, according to a report released Tuesday by the Education Department. The survey of the class of 2008, by the National Center for Education Statistics, provides an interesting snapshot of the nation’s educated elite following a crushing economic recession: Overall, college grads reported lower unemployment rate...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581611162014-07-08T11:58:58.341-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-08T11:58:58.341-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58161116@www.sltrib.com Tue, 08 Jul 2014 11:58:58 MDT Applications for U.S. jobless benefits edge up http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58146289-79/applications-unemployment-week-benefits.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58146289-79/applications-unemployment-week-benefits.html.csp">Applications for U.S. jobless benefits edge up</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MARTIN CRUTSINGER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-03T10:03:02.143-06:00">Updated Jul 3, 2014 10:03AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits edged up slightly last week but remained at a level that indicated a healthy labor market. The Labor Department says weekly unemployment benefit applications rose by 2,000 to 315,000. The four-week average, which smooths out week-to-week volatility, was essentially unchanged at 315,000. The average has fallen by 9 percent since the beginning of this year. Unemployment benefit applications are a proxy for layoffs, ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581462892014-07-03T10:03:02.143-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-03T10:03:02.143-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58146289@www.sltrib.com Thu, 03 Jul 2014 10:03:02 MDT Average rate on 30-year mortgages dips this week http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58146265-79/week-average-rate-mortgage.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58146265-79/week-average-rate-mortgage.html.csp">Average rate on 30-year mortgages dips this week</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MARTIN CRUTSINGER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-03T09:56:01.913-06:00">Updated Jul 3, 2014 09:56AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Average U.S. mortgage rates are near historically low levels. Mortgage company Freddie Mac said Thursday that the nationwide average rate for a 30-year loan dipped to 4.12 percent, down from 4.14 last week. The average for the 15-year mortgage, which had taken a big dip the previous week, was unchanged this week at 3.22 percent. Rates on one-year adjustable mortgages averaged 2.38 percent this week, down from 2.40 percent last week. Mortgage rates are slightly lower than they were a...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581462652014-07-03T09:56:01.913-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-03T09:56:01.913-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58146265@www.sltrib.com Thu, 03 Jul 2014 09:56:01 MDT