COMPANY - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/COMPANY News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Utah utility manager who oversaw alleged fraudster gets big severance package http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58338926-78/stewart-company-heber-franco.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58338926-78/stewart-company-heber-franco.html.csp">Utah utility manager who oversaw alleged fraudster gets big severance package</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Harry Stevens</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-30T21:28:01.761-06:00">Updated Aug 30, 2014 09:28PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The public utility general manager who failed to prevent his subordinate from carrying out an alleged financial fraud is leaving the company with a retirement package worth almost a quarter-million dollars. Blaine Stewart, whose tenure as Heber Light and Power’s general manager began in 2008, was relieved of all day-to-day responsibilities Aug. 8 and will officially retire Nov. 26. “I’m 71, and I’ve put in a lot of years with the electric service,” Stewart said. “It’s time for me to pursue my o...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 58338926@www.sltrib.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 21:28:01 MDT Utah commission rejects proposed fee for solar homes http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58352345-78/commission-company-customers-energy.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58352345-78/commission-company-customers-energy.html.csp">Utah commission rejects proposed fee for solar homes</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Matt Canham and Brian Maffly</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-30T09:42:21.408-06:00">Updated Aug 30, 2014 09:42AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Utahns with rooftop solar panels won’t face a new fee from Rocky Mountain Power after the Utah Public Service Commission ruled Friday that the utility company failed to prove such a charge is “just and reasonable.” But this contentious debate pitting the state’s largest electric company against environmental groups isn’t going away. The Commission is open to revisiting the issue as long as Rocky Mountain Power can provide some hard data proving these customers should be treated differently than...</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> 58352345@www.sltrib.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 09:42:21 MDT Editor column: Online readers are about to get a new Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58351917-78/sltrib-com-tribune-orme.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58351917-78/sltrib-com-tribune-orme.html.csp">Editor column: Online readers are about to get a new Tribune</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Terry Orme</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-30T20:50:53.322-06:00">Updated Aug 30, 2014 08:50PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">In coming days, visitors to sltrib.com will see something different: a cleaner design with many entry points to the rich content produced by our newsroom. Content will be organized in a number of ways on the new sltrib.com, including stories that are trending, a list of the latest breaking news, and a column of editor’s picks — stories that are important, or particularly good reads, and deserving of reader attention. The new look will draw attention to the photojournalism produced by The Tribu...</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> 58351917@www.sltrib.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 20:50:53 MDT Mexico’s Pemex says production to increase in 2015 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58352854-79/mexico-production-says-2015.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58352854-79/mexico-production-says-2015.html.csp">Mexico’s Pemex says production to increase in 2015</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-29T16:25:02.099-06:00">Updated Aug 29, 2014 04:25PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Mexico City • Mexico’s state-owned oil company is estimating its crude production will increase to 2.4 million barrels per day in 2015, compared with the 2.35 million barrels per day it expects to output this year. Petroleos Mexicanos official Gustavo Hernandez says the upward estimate is based on the company’s plans to re-activate hundreds of matures oil fields and start production in recently discovered reserves. Hernandez said Friday more than a third of the country’s production will come fro...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583528542014-08-29T16:25:02.099-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-29T16:25:02.099-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58352854@www.sltrib.com Fri, 29 Aug 2014 16:25:02 MDT Crested Butte OKs Bud Light ‘Whatever’ promotion http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58352059-79/town-bud-butte-crested.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58352059-79/town-bud-butte-crested.html.csp">Crested Butte OKs Bud Light ‘Whatever’ promotion</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-29T12:33:01.562-06:00">Updated Aug 29, 2014 12:33PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Denver • Leaders in the historic Colorado mining town of Crested Butte have unanimously approved a plan to turn it into the fictional “Whatever” town for a Bud Light ad campaign. Town councilors only gave their OK only after Bud Light maker Anheuser-Busch InBev doubled its payment to $500,000. The Denver Post reports fencing already has been installed for the Sept. 5-7 event that has divided the town. The beer company has been working with town officials on the plan since the spring, but word on...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583520592014-08-29T12:33:01.562-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-29T12:33:01.562-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58352059@www.sltrib.com Fri, 29 Aug 2014 12:33:01 MDT Hershey takes wraps off new corporate logo http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58352047-79/hershey-company-corporate-logo.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58352047-79/hershey-company-corporate-logo.html.csp">Hershey takes wraps off new corporate logo</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-29T12:27:02.328-06:00">Updated Aug 29, 2014 12:27PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Hershey, Pa. • The Hershey Company is rolling out a new corporate logo that features a stylized version of one of its most famous chocolate products. The candy maker on Friday announced the new design, which adds a Kisses chocolate at the end of the company’s name. It’s part of what the company calls a “disciplined identity system” designed to provide more consistency. Based in central Pennsylvania, The Hershey Company has about 13,000 employees and generates more than $7 billion in annual sales...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583520472014-08-29T12:27:02.328-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-29T12:27:02.328-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58352047@www.sltrib.com Fri, 29 Aug 2014 12:27:02 MDT Rescuers locate 20 of 24 trapped in Nicaragua mine http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58352000-79/miners-trapped-mine-company.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58352000-79/miners-trapped-mine-company.html.csp">Rescuers locate 20 of 24 trapped in Nicaragua mine</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By LUIS MANUEL GALEANO and ESTEBAN FELIX</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-29T17:43:09.531-06:00">Updated Aug 29, 2014 05:43PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Managua, Nicaragua • Rescuers in Nicaragua raced Friday to reach at least 24 freelance gold miners trapped by a landslide, including 20 who have been located and have communicated with emergency crews. Teams of dogs helped locate the 20 miners, who are inside a kind of cave in the mine on the side of a mountain, but authorities have not yet been able to get them out, said Milagros Solorzano of the ruling Sandinista Party in the community of Bonanza. Soloranzo told local Channel 8 that the 20 hav...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583520002014-08-29T17:43:09.531-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-29T17:43:09.531-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58352000@www.sltrib.com Fri, 29 Aug 2014 17:43:09 MDT Chinese e-commerce rivals challenge Alibaba http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58351875-79/commerce-online-alibaba-wanda.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58351875-79/commerce-online-alibaba-wanda.html.csp">Chinese e-commerce rivals challenge Alibaba</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JOE McDONALD</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-29T11:39:01.456-06:00">Updated Aug 29, 2014 11:39AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Beijing • China’s biggest property developer, Wanda Group, and Internet giants Baidu and Tencent unveiled a new e-commerce venture Friday in a challenge to industry leader Alibaba Group ahead of its U.S. stock offering. The three companies said they will integrate online and offline selling, with e-commerce services in Wanda’s 107 shopping malls, as well as its hotels and resorts. They said they would invest $814 million to start. The venture adds to competition for Alibaba, whose Taobao, Tmall ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583518752014-08-29T11:39:01.456-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-29T11:39:01.456-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58351875@www.sltrib.com Fri, 29 Aug 2014 11:39:01 MDT Feds reviewing Reynolds’ deal to buy Lorillard http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58351836-79/market-cigarette-percent-companies.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58351836-79/market-cigarette-percent-companies.html.csp">Feds reviewing Reynolds’ deal to buy Lorillard</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="2014-08-29T11:27:02.193-06:00">Updated Aug 29, 2014 11:27AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Richmond, Va. • Federal regulators are putting Camel cigarette maker Reynolds American Inc.’s planned $25 billion takeover of rival Newport maker Lorillard Inc. under the microscope. The nation’s second-biggest tobacco company said Friday the Federal Trade Commission has asked for additional information as part of an antitrust review of the deal. The move announced in July to combine two of the nation’s oldest and biggest tobacco companies would create a formidable No. 2 to rival Altria Group In...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583518362014-08-29T11:27:02.193-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-29T11:27:02.193-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58351836@www.sltrib.com Fri, 29 Aug 2014 11:27:02 MDT Famous barbecue eatery dropping Oklahoma name http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58348909-79/kansas-oklahoma-joe-restaurant.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58348909-79/kansas-oklahoma-joe-restaurant.html.csp">Famous barbecue eatery dropping Oklahoma name</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-28T17:24:02.151-06:00">Updated Aug 28, 2014 05:24PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Kansas City, Kan. • The nationally recognized Oklahoma Joe’s Bar-B-Que restaurant in Kansas City plans to change its name by the end of the year to reflect that it hasn’t had any connection to Oklahoma for 17 years, the co-owner of the business said. The restaurant, which has three locations in the Kansas City area, will be known as Joe’s Kansas City Bar-B-Que, co-owner Jeff Stehney said. Oklahoma Joe’s has made several national lists of top barbeque restaurants and has drawn some famous diners....</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583489092014-08-28T17:24:02.151-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-28T17:24:02.151-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58348909@www.sltrib.com Thu, 28 Aug 2014 17:24:02 MDT Luxury fashion takes on wearable fitness technology http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58339917-223/fashion-technology-designers-lauren.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58339917-223/fashion-technology-designers-lauren.html.csp">Luxury fashion takes on wearable fitness technology</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By LEANNE ITALIE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-27T12:23:02.458-06:00">Updated Aug 27, 2014 12:23PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Luxury fashion is making inroads in wearable tech as more designers try their hands at developing smart, stylish accessories and clothing aimed at tracking performance and health, or simply making connected lives easier to manage. “We actually think the fashion industry should be in the driver’s seat,” Ayse Ildeniz, vice president of business development and strategy for Intel’s new devices group, said at a January event in Las Vegas. Designers are listening. Luxury brand Ralph Lauren plans to u...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583399172014-08-27T12:23:02.458-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-27T12:23:02.458-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58339917@www.sltrib.com Wed, 27 Aug 2014 12:23:02 MDT Apple to unveil next products at Sept. 9 event http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58347892-79/apple-iphone-company-event.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58347892-79/apple-iphone-company-event.html.csp">Apple to unveil next products at Sept. 9 event</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MICHAEL LIEDTKE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-28T17:15:47.09-06:00">Updated Aug 28, 2014 05:15PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">San Francisco • Apple’s latest product launch will be in a setting that holds a special place in its history, signaling how big this event is for the company. The Sept. 9 launch, which is expected to feature a larger iPhone and possibly a computerized watch, will be in the same Silicon Valley venue where Apple’s late co-founder, Steve Jobs, took the wraps off the original Mac computer 30 years ago. That machine was hailed as a major breakthrough that helped bring personal computing to the masses...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583478922014-08-28T17:15:47.09-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-28T17:15:47.09-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58347892@www.sltrib.com Thu, 28 Aug 2014 17:15:47 MDT Varian expanding, bringing Utah high-paying jobs http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58344360-78/varian-utah-company-medical.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58344360-78/varian-utah-company-medical.html.csp">Varian expanding, bringing Utah high-paying jobs</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="2014-08-27T22:32:07.917-06:00">Updated Aug 27, 2014 10:32PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">With its new addition, Varian Medical Systems expects to play a larger role than ever in supplying X-ray products to medical, scientific and industrial facilities worldwide. That will translate into almost 1,000 new jobs over the next 20 years, jobs paying 180 percent of the Salt Lake County average. “This is the type of company we love to see in Utah,” said a beaming Val Hale, executive director of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED), at Wednesday’s groundbreaking for Varian’s ...</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> 58344360@www.sltrib.com Wed, 27 Aug 2014 22:32:07 MDT Workers cheer restored Market Basket CEO http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58347370-79/basket-market-arthur-workers.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58347370-79/basket-market-arthur-workers.html.csp">Workers cheer restored Market Basket CEO</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-28T10:18:03.181-06:00">Updated Aug 28, 2014 10:18AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Tewksbury, Mass. • Hours after reaching an agreement to buy the company, the restored chief of New England’s Market Basket supermarket chain celebrated with workers in a rally at headquarters Thursday, saying he loved them and appreciated their efforts in helping him regain control. “Seeing all of you here today is like seeing a little piece of heaven on earth,” Arthur T. Demoulas told several hundred workers Thursday morning in Tewksbury, some of whom shouted “We love you” and “Welcome back” du...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583473702014-08-28T10:18:03.181-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-28T10:18:03.181-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58347370@www.sltrib.com Thu, 28 Aug 2014 10:18:03 MDT Utah grapples with toxic water from oil and gas industry http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58298470-78/danish-flats-ponds-company.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58298470-78/danish-flats-ponds-company.html.csp">Utah grapples with toxic water from oil and gas industry</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Brian Maffly</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-24T15:54:26.391-06:00">Updated Aug 24, 2014 03:54PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A massive stream of wastewater tainted with hydrocarbons has been flowing into Utah from oil and gas mining on Colorado’s West Slope. Evaporation ponds used to process the contaminated water in Grand County have released tons of toxic chemicals into the air since April 2008. But the Colorado company running the 14-pond facility operated without a Utah air-quality permit for more than six years, public documents show, while providing officials faulty data that underreported its emissions and ex...</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> 58298470@www.sltrib.com Sun, 24 Aug 2014 15:54:26 MDT South Korea’s Kia to invest $1 billion in Mexico http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58344728-79/mexico-car-kia-billion.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58344728-79/mexico-car-kia-billion.html.csp">South Korea’s Kia to invest $1 billion in Mexico</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-27T17:46:02.624-06:00">Updated Aug 27, 2014 05:46PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Mexico City • South Korea’s Kia Motors Corp. said Wednesday it will invest more than $1 billion to build a car factory in northern Mexico that is expected to begin production in 2016. The company said the new plant in Nuevo Leon state, across the border from Texas, will have the capacity to make 300,000 cars a year. Kia’s announcement follows several by other car companies planning to expand or build new factories in Mexico. Last month, Germany’s BMW said it will spend $1 billion to build a new ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583447282014-08-27T17:46:02.624-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-27T17:46:02.624-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58344728@www.sltrib.com Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:46:02 MDT Letter: UTOPIA is information highway robbery http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58343104-82/utopia-cities-council-highway.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58343104-82/utopia-cities-council-highway.html.csp">Letter: UTOPIA is information highway robbery</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-27T17:26:15.419-06:00">Updated Aug 27, 2014 05:26PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Who are the bigger crooks? Shurtleff and Swallow, or the 11 cities and council members who invested millions of taxpayer money into a private company, UTOPIA! Maybe it’s time to investigate the misuse of public funds to profit in misguided adventure which has not shown a profit in over 10 years. Now six of the 11 cities want to continue to impose this outrageous burden on all their constituents for a mere $20 a month for 30 plus years. The city council members are having a hard time trying to j...</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> 58343104@www.sltrib.com Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:26:15 MDT China Telecom profit rises as mobile data grows http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58343966-79/mobile-china-percent-data.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58343966-79/mobile-china-percent-data.html.csp">China Telecom profit rises as mobile data grows</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-27T14:19:02.22-06:00">Updated Aug 27, 2014 02:19PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Beijing • China Telecom Ltd., one of the country’s three main state-owned carriers, said Wednesday its profit rose 11.8 percent in the first half of the year as its Internet and mobile data businesses grew. The Beijing-based company earned $1.9 billion, or 2 U.S. cents per share, in the six months ended June 30. Revenue rose 5.3 percent to $27.2 billion. Profits for China Telecom and its rivals, China Mobile Ltd. and China Unicom Ltd., have been squeezed by intense competition and the costs of r...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583439662014-08-27T14:19:02.22-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-27T14:19:02.22-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58343966@www.sltrib.com Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:19:02 MDT Alibaba’s revenue growth surges in latest quarter http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58343779-79/alibaba-company-billion-ipo.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58343779-79/alibaba-company-billion-ipo.html.csp">Alibaba’s revenue growth surges in latest quarter</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Michael Liedtke</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-27T14:33:25.968-06:00">Updated Aug 27, 2014 02:33PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">San Francisco • Alibaba’s quarterly revenue growth is surging again, a development that should help the Chinese e-commerce company sell its shares in what could become the technology industry’s most lucrative IPO. The latest evidence of Alibaba’s financial allure surfaced in a regulatory update filed Wednesday as the company prepares to complete its initial public offering of stock next month. Alibaba’s latest quarter ending June 30 was highlighted by revenue of $2.54 billion, a 46 percent incre...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583437792014-08-27T14:33:25.968-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-27T14:33:25.968-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58343779@www.sltrib.com Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:33:25 MDT 2 Chicago men sue taxi company over brief kiss http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58343303-68/driver-chicago-lawsuit-taxi.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58343303-68/driver-chicago-lawsuit-taxi.html.csp">2 Chicago men sue taxi company over brief kiss</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-27T13:26:09.713-06:00">Updated Aug 27, 2014 01:26PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Chicago • Two Chicago men sued a taxi company this week, alleging a driver tried to kick them out of his cab because they shared a short kiss. Matthew McCrea and Steven White filed the lawsuit against Sun Taxi. They claim the driver violated the Illinois Human Rights Act and are seeking an undisclosed amount in damages. The lawsuit contends McCrea gave White, his boyfriend, a one-second-long kiss during a ride from the airport, the Chicago Sun-Times (http://bit.ly/1C2r0BR ) reported. The men sai...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583433032014-08-27T13:26:09.713-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-27T13:26:09.713-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58343303@www.sltrib.com Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:26:09 MDT