AVERAGE - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/AVERAGE News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Average U.S. 30-year mortgage rate continues decline http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58296767-79/percent-mortgage-average-rates.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58296767-79/percent-mortgage-average-rates.html.csp">Average U.S. 30-year mortgage rate continues decline</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-14T11:44:51.679-06:00">Updated Aug 14, 2014 11:44AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates declined this week, approaching their lows for the year. Mortgage company Freddie Mac said Thursday the nationwide average for a 30-year loan slipped to 4.12 percent from 4.14 percent last week. The average for a 15-year mortgage, a popular choice for people who are refinancing, fell to 3.24 percent from 3.27 percent last week. Mortgage rates are below the levels of a year ago. They have fallen in recent weeks after climbing last summer when the...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582967672014-08-14T11:44:51.679-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-14T11:44:51.679-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. 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Amazon led the gains in light trading, despite a mixed batch of economic and corporate news. The gains were broad but thin. Three companies rose for every one that fell on the New York Stock Exchange, and all 10 sectors in the S&P 500 ended higher. “This is a very resilient market,...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582922122014-08-13T15:24:59.655-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-13T15:24:59.655-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58292212@www.sltrib.com Wed, 13 Aug 2014 15:24:59 MDT SLC airport parking, taxi revenues not hurt by TRAX http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58288298-90/2013-airport-april-average.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58288298-90/2013-airport-april-average.html.csp">SLC airport parking, taxi revenues not hurt by TRAX</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Lee Davidson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-13T14:17:06.555-06:00">Updated Aug 13, 2014 02:17PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New TRAX trains are showing they can peacefully coexist with taxis and airport parking as they all compete for travelers at Salt Lake City International Airport. TRAX — which began running to the airport in April 2013 — appears to be attracting more riders than projected in its first year-plus of operation, according to the Utah Transit Authority. At the same time, the airport reports that its parking revenue has increased despite the extra competition — although overall parking is down slightly...</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> 58288298@www.sltrib.com Wed, 13 Aug 2014 14:17:06 MDT U.S. productivity recovers after steep 1Q fall http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58275907-79/percent-productivity-labor-quarter.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58275907-79/percent-productivity-labor-quarter.html.csp">U.S. productivity recovers after steep 1Q fall</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="2014-08-08T10:55:31.428-06:00">Updated Aug 8, 2014 10:55AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">U.S. workers were more productive in the April-June quarter and labor costs rose slightly, a sharp turnaround from grim first-quarter figures. The Labor Department said Friday that productivity increased 2.5 percent at a seasonally adjusted annual rate, after plummeting 4.5 percent in the first quarter. That was the steepest drop in 31 years, and reflected a sharp 2.1 percent contraction in the economy. Economists blamed most of that shrinkage on temporary factors, such as harsh weather and a cu...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582759072014-08-08T10:55:31.428-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-08T10:55:31.428-06:00"> 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, rose to 3.27 percent from 3.23 percent last week. Mortgage rates are below the levels of a year ago. They have fallen in recent weeks after climbing last summer whe...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582715642014-08-07T10:04:01.765-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-07T10:04:01.765-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. 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With Chuckie Keeton looking like his old self and several defensive players making standout plays, it was hard not to be enthusiastic after the two-hour session, said offensive lineman Kevin Whimpey. "We had a lot of guys flying around and the quarterbacks did a nice job, but Chuckie is a special player and it was good to have him out there." Keeton wore a brace on his left knee, which was the only...</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> 58264615@www.sltrib.com Tue, 05 Aug 2014 17:28:02 MDT S&P: Widening wealth gap slows economic recovery http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58264558-68/percent-growth-economy-gap.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58264558-68/percent-growth-economy-gap.html.csp">S&P: Widening wealth gap slows economic recovery</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JOSH BOAK</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-05T18:17:57.543-06:00">Updated Aug 5, 2014 06:17PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Economists have long argued that a rising wealth gap has complicated the U.S. rebound from the Great Recession. Now, an analysis by the rating agency Standard & Poor’s lends its weight to the argument: The widening gap between the wealthiest Americans and everyone else has made the economy more prone to boom-bust cycles and slowed the 5-year-old recovery from the recession. Economic disparities appear to be reaching extremes that “need to be watched because they’re damaging to grow...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582645582014-08-05T18:17:57.543-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-05T18:17:57.543-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. 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A new study comparing hospitals nationwide finds that women who delivered at low-performing facilities suffered more than twice the rate of major complications for vaginal births. For cesarean section deliveries, the disparity was even greater: nearly a fivefold difference, according to the study in Monday’s issue of Health Affairs. But try to...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582599622014-08-04T15:28:09.612-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-04T15:28:09.612-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58259962@www.sltrib.com Mon, 04 Aug 2014 15:28:09 MDT Delta reports rise in key July revenue figure http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58259410-79/percent-delta-airline-july.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58259410-79/percent-delta-airline-july.html.csp">Delta reports rise in key July revenue figure</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-04T12:17:02.256-06:00">Updated Aug 4, 2014 12:17PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Atlanta • Delta Air Lines Inc. said Monday that passengers flew more and paid higher average prices than a year ago, indicating that there has been no let-up in solid demand for air travel. Delta said that a key revenue figure rose 3 percent last month compared with July 2013. The increase in passenger revenue for every seat flown one mile indicated that the airline was able to fill a few more seats and charge higher average fares. The airline predicted that the revenue figure would rise by betw...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582594102014-08-04T12:17:02.256-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-04T12:17:02.256-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. 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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. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58221740@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Jul 2014 22:45:05 MDT Average U.S. 30-year mortgage rate at 4.13 percent http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58220775-79/mortgage-percent-average-rate.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58220775-79/mortgage-percent-average-rate.html.csp">Average U.S. 30-year mortgage rate at 4.13 percent</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-24T13:35:02.168-06:00">Updated Jul 24, 2014 01:35PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Average U.S. long-term mortgage rates were stable to slightly higher this week, remaining near their lows for the year. Mortgage company Freddie Mac said Thursday that the nationwide average for a 30-year loan was 4.13 percent, unchanged from last week. 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. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58215117@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:14:03 MDT Inflation rising faster in Utah than around country http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58210909-79/percent-prices-average-front.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58210909-79/percent-prices-average-front.html.csp">Inflation rising faster in Utah than around country</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-22T16:06:20.787-06:00">Updated Jul 22, 2014 04:06PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Consumer prices along the Wasatch Front rose more rapidly in June than they did elsewhere in the country. 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