AVERAGE - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/AVERAGE News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Movies: ‘Equalizer’ debuts with $34.1M, ‘Maze Runner’ No. 2 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58469755-223/average-locations-weeks-owned.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58469755-223/average-locations-weeks-owned.html.csp">Movies: ‘Equalizer’ debuts with $34.1M, ‘Maze Runner’ No. 2</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-29T15:49:10.422-06:00">Updated Sep 29, 2014 03:49PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Denzel Washington scored his third-best opening weekend and potentially spawned his first franchise with a $34.1 million debut for “The Equalizer.” The Columbia Pictures release, in which Washington stars as a retired commando lured into a battle with the Russian mafia, is Washington’s second film with “Training Day” director Antoine Fuqua. The box office debut trails only Washington’s “Safe House” and “American Gangster.” A sequel to “The Equalizer” is already in development. The top...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584697552014-09-29T15:49:10.422-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-29T15:49:10.422-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58469755@www.sltrib.com Mon, 29 Sep 2014 15:49:10 MDT Utah soccer: Lindsey Luke named Pac-12 goalie of week http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58469495-89/week-luke-named-soccer.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58469495-89/week-luke-named-soccer.html.csp">Utah soccer: Lindsey Luke named Pac-12 goalie of week</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-29T14:42:02.143-06:00">Updated Sep 29, 2014 02:42PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Utah soccer goalkeeper Lindsey Luke was named the Pac-12 Goalkeeper of the Week for Sept. 22-28. This is the second-straight weekly award for the junior and gives her five conference honors for her career. Luke made six saves this past weekend as the Utes drew with No. 4 Stanford. Despite not keeping the clean sheet, she has seven shutouts this season and 19 for her career. The NSCAA All-Region selection currently ranks ninth in the nation with a 90.9 save percentage. She also ranks 11th in ...</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> 58469495@www.sltrib.com Mon, 29 Sep 2014 14:42:02 MDT ATM fees keep climbing in U.S., survey says http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58469079-79/fees-atm-banks-checking.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58469079-79/fees-atm-banks-checking.html.csp">ATM fees keep climbing in U.S., survey says</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ALEX VEIGA</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-29T13:20:01.655-06:00">Updated Sep 29, 2014 01:20PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Los Angeles • The penalty for using an ATM that is not affiliated with your bank rose 5 percent over the past year. The average fee for using an out-of-network ATM climbed to a new high of $4.35 per transaction, according to a survey released Monday by Bankrate.com. That figure includes $2.77 that banks charge non-customers and $1.58 that banks levy against their own customers for using an outside ATM. Overdraft fees also surged, rising on average over the past 12 months to $32.74. That’s the 16...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584690792014-09-29T13:20:01.655-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-29T13:20:01.655-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58469079@www.sltrib.com Mon, 29 Sep 2014 13:20:01 MDT MLB batting average lowest since 1972 — before DH http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58468171-77/lowest-average-batting-game.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58468171-77/lowest-average-batting-game.html.csp">MLB batting average lowest since 1972 — before DH</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By RONALD BLUM</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-29T09:33:02.567-06:00">Updated Sep 29, 2014 09:33AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • The final numbers are in, and Major League Baseball’s batting average hasn’t been this low since Richard Nixon was in the White House, a gallon of gasoline cost 55 cents and the designated hitter was a radical proposal limited to spring training experiments. Big league hitters batted .251 this year, down two points from last season and 20 points lower than the Steroids Era peak in 1999. Lots of big names didn’t even reach the average, a group that includes Ryan Howard, Adam Dunn, B.J....</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584681712014-09-29T09:33:02.567-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-29T09:33:02.567-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58468171@www.sltrib.com Mon, 29 Sep 2014 09:33:02 MDT Op-ed: Utah must equalize school taxes, or courts will do it http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58456340-82/state-tax-districts-revenue.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58456340-82/state-tax-districts-revenue.html.csp">Op-ed: Utah must equalize school taxes, or courts will do it</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Aaron Osmond</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-26T19:00:03.803-06:00">Updated Sep 26, 2014 07:00PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The problem began many years ago when our State Legislature drew boundaries for its school districts and authorized them with local taxing authority. The idea was to enable local control. Specifically, the plan was to empower locally elected school officials to manage the financial needs of their neighborhood schools. Unfortunately, these districts were not created with funding equity in mind. Now equal funding is a real problem, one that is destined to be fought in our courts if we don’t solve ...</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> 58456340@www.sltrib.com Fri, 26 Sep 2014 19:00:03 MDT Prices at the pump head below $3 in much of U.S. http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58456346-68/gasoline-average-oil-prices.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58456346-68/gasoline-average-oil-prices.html.csp">Prices at the pump head below $3 in much of U.S.</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jonathan Fahey</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-25T18:38:02.745-06:00">Updated Sep 25, 2014 06:38PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • The price of a gallon of gasoline may soon start with a “2” across much the country. Gasoline prices typically decline in autumn, and this year they are being pulled even lower by falling global oil prices. By the end of the year, up to 30 states could have an average gasoline price of less than $3 a gallon. The average in Springfield, Missouri, is already below $3, according to Tom Kloza, chief oil analyst at the Oil Price Information Service and GasBuddy.com. Several other cities a...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584563462014-09-25T18:38:02.745-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-25T18:38:02.745-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58456346@www.sltrib.com Thu, 25 Sep 2014 18:38:02 MDT Applications for U.S. jobless claims go up by 12,000 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58454858-79/applications-unemployment-hiring-week.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58454858-79/applications-unemployment-hiring-week.html.csp">Applications for U.S. jobless claims go up by 12,000</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="2014-09-25T15:33:29.769-06:00">Updated Sep 25, 2014 03:33PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits increased last week after falling sharply two weeks ago. Despite the rise, the level of applications remains near pre-recession levels, a sign that hiring will likely remain healthy. Weekly unemployment benefit applications rose 12,000 to a seasonally adjusted 293,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. Yet the four-week average, a less volatile measure, fell for the second straight week to 298,500. The figures are “very low ....</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584548582014-09-25T15:33:29.769-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-25T15:33:29.769-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58454858@www.sltrib.com Thu, 25 Sep 2014 15:33:29 MDT Gas prices falling, headed below $3 in much of U.S. http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58455199-79/gasoline-prices-oil-average.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58455199-79/gasoline-prices-oil-average.html.csp">Gas prices falling, headed below $3 in much of U.S.</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JONATHAN FAHEY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-25T15:34:02.856-06:00">Updated Sep 25, 2014 03:34PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • The price of a gallon of gasoline may soon start with a “2” across much the country. Gasoline prices typically decline in autumn, and this year they are being pulled even lower by falling global oil prices. By the end of the year, up to 30 states could have an average gasoline price of less than $3 a gallon. The average in Springfield, Missouri, is already below $3, according to Tom Kloza, chief oil analyst at the Oil Price Information Service and GasBuddy.com. Several other cities ar...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584551992014-09-25T15:34:02.856-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-25T15:34:02.856-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58455199@www.sltrib.com Thu, 25 Sep 2014 15:34:02 MDT Average U.S. 30-year mortgage rate at 4.20 percent http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58454487-79/percent-average-mortgage-rate.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58454487-79/percent-average-mortgage-rate.html.csp">Average U.S. 30-year mortgage rate at 4.20 percent</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-26T13:53:41.926-06:00">Updated Sep 26, 2014 01:53PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates declined slightly this week, after marking their largest one-week gain of the year the previous week. Mortgage company Freddie Mac said Thursday that the nationwide average for a 30-year loan eased to 4.20 percent from 4.23 percent last week. The average for a 15-year mortgage, a popular choice for people who are refinancing, slipped to 3.36 percent from 3.37 percent. At 4.20 percent, the rate on a 30-year mortgage is down from 4.53 percent at t...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584544872014-09-26T13:53:41.926-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-26T13:53:41.926-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58454487@www.sltrib.com Fri, 26 Sep 2014 13:53:41 MDT BYU Cougars enter bye week concerned about spotty defense http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58443151-88/byu-happy-howell-defensive.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58443151-88/byu-happy-howell-defensive.html.csp">BYU Cougars enter bye week concerned about spotty defense</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jay Drew</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-23T07:56:27.575-06:00">Updated Sep 23, 2014 07:56AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Provo • How good is this BYU football team that is 4-0, ranked No. 20 in the Associated Press Top 25 and winning games against rather average opponents by an average of 18.7 points? It’s a debate that rages nationally, and will continue to make headlines as long as the Cougars keep winning — although there should be a bit of a reprieve this week because BYU has a bye before facing Utah State on Oct. 3. One theory: BYU is an average football team with a great quarterback. Last Saturday against V...</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> 58443151@www.sltrib.com Tue, 23 Sep 2014 07:56:27 MDT Americans’ bellies expanding http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58422592-68/obesity-fat-inches-percent.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58422592-68/obesity-fat-inches-percent.html.csp">Americans’ bellies expanding</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By LINDSEY TANNER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-20T20:40:19.079-06:00">Updated Sep 20, 2014 08:40PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Chicago • The number of American men and women with big-bellied, apple-shaped figures — the most dangerous kind of obesity — has climbed at a startling rate over the past decade, according to a government study. People whose fat has settled mostly around their waistlines instead of in their hips, thighs, buttocks or all over are known to run a higher risk of heart disease, diabetes and other obesity-related ailments. Fifty-four percent of U.S. adults have abdominal obesity, up from 46 percent i...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584225922014-09-20T20:40:19.079-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-20T20:40:19.079-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58422592@www.sltrib.com Sat, 20 Sep 2014 20:40:19 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 How the Dow Jones industrial average did Friday http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58432467-79/percent-points-dow-500.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58432467-79/percent-points-dow-500.html.csp">How the Dow Jones industrial average did Friday</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-19T15:45:07.885-06:00">Updated Sep 19, 2014 03:45PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • U.S. stock indexes ended mixed on a day when the Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba made its big debut on the New York Stock Exchange. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index slipped less than a point on Friday but still finished with its best weekly gain in a month. The Dow Jones industrial average climbed 13.75 points, or 0.1 percent, to 17,279.74 The S&P 500 index slipped 0.96 of a point, a sliver of a percent, to 2,010.40. The Nasdaq composite fell 13.64 points, or 0.3 percent, to 4,579.79....</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584324672014-09-19T15:45:07.885-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-19T15:45:07.885-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58432467@www.sltrib.com Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:45:07 MDT 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 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>