CONFIDENCE - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/CONFIDENCE News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) U.S. homebuilder confidence edges up in April http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57821871-79/confidence-april-builders-homebuilders.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57821871-79/confidence-april-builders-homebuilders.html.csp">U.S. homebuilder confidence edges up in April</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By PAUL WISEMAN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-15T09:02:24.561-06:00">Updated Apr 15, 2014 09:02AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • U.S. homebuilders’ confidence in the housing market rose modestly in April but remained at low levels for the third straight month, constrained by tight credit for home buyers and a shortage of workers and available land. The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo builder sentiment index, which measures confidence in the single-family home market, edged up to 47 in April from 46 in March, the homebuilders group reported Tuesday. Readings below 50 mean builders view sales ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578218712014-04-15T09:02:24.561-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-15T09:02:24.561-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57821871@www.sltrib.com Tue, 15 Apr 2014 09:02:24 MDT Andris Biedrins out, Erik Murphy in http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/jazznotes/57781739-62/murphy-jazz-biedrins-team.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/jazznotes/57781739-62/murphy-jazz-biedrins-team.html.csp">Andris Biedrins out, Erik Murphy in</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"></span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-08T17:15:23.754-06:00">Updated Apr 8, 2014 05:15PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">For sale: Andris' sneakers, hardly worn.Too dramatic? Either way, the Andris Biedrins basketball experience is over — at least in Utah, maybe everywhere. The Latvian center was waived by the Jazz yesterday, making room for the team to claim rookie big man Erik Murphy.Biedrins' time in Utah was always going to be limited. He was in the last year of a contract and hadn't been able to make an impact on the floor in quite a while before he was traded to the Jazz, as salary cap in a deal essentially ...</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> 57781739@www.sltrib.com Tue, 08 Apr 2014 17:15:23 MDT Prep baseball: Murray pitcher all about staying focused http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/57712712-190/downs-murray-spencer-baseball.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/57712712-190/downs-murray-spencer-baseball.html.csp">Prep baseball: Murray pitcher all about staying focused</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Matt Thurber</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Special to The Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-21T21:51:45.303-06:00">Updated Mar 21, 2014 09:51PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Murray • At 6-foot-5 and 220 pounds, Spencer Downs is an imposing figure. But the scariest thing about the Murray senior pitcher isn’t his size. Or his 85-mph fastball. Or his curveball. Or his slider. Quite simply, it’s his ability to stay focused. The pressure of seeing unfamiliar faces showing up at games to clock those pitches — a clear sign he’s getting looks from scouts — has been the least of the peripheral issues he’s had to deal with. Downs’ father, John, was hospitalized for several mo...</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> 57712712@www.sltrib.com Fri, 21 Mar 2014 21:51:45 MDT Confidence, home markets on the rise in Utah http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57728932-79/bank-confidence-points-zions.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57728932-79/bank-confidence-points-zions.html.csp">Confidence, home markets on the rise in Utah</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By TONY SEMERAD</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-26T12:24:03.939-06:00">Updated Mar 26, 2014 12:24PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The moving boxes in Kelly Lear’s new living room on Salt Lake City’s east bench contain a healthy share of optimism. She and husband Jonathan lived in his parents’ house in The Avenues for nearly three years as the extended family waited for real estate markets to firm up enough for that home to sell. Now the couple and three kids are unpacking in their latest dream: a 6,000-plus square foot ground-up remodel of a home in southeast Salt Lake’s Country Club neighborhood. “This just kind of fit,”...</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> 57728932@www.sltrib.com Wed, 26 Mar 2014 12:24:03 MDT Consumer confidence rebounds in sign of optimism http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57728011-79/percent-economy-growth-consumer.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57728011-79/percent-economy-growth-consumer.html.csp">Consumer confidence rebounds in sign of optimism</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="2014-03-25T09:23:02.654-06:00">Updated Mar 25, 2014 09:23AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • U.S. consumer confidence has rebounded to the highest reading in six years, providing a further sign that the economy’s prospects should brighten with warmer weather. The Conference Board said Tuesday that its confidence index rose to 82.3 this month from a February reading of 78.3. It was the strongest reading since the index stood at 87.3 in January 2008, just as the Great Recession was beginning. Conference Board economist Lynn Franco said consumers are moderately more upbeat ab...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577280112014-03-25T09:23:02.654-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-25T09:23:02.654-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57728011@www.sltrib.com Tue, 25 Mar 2014 09:23:02 MDT U.S. homebuilder confidence edges higher in March http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57693210-79/sales-builders-homes-season.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57693210-79/sales-builders-homes-season.html.csp">U.S. homebuilder confidence edges higher in March</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="2014-03-17T14:10:22.005-06:00">Updated Mar 17, 2014 02:10PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">U.S. homebuilders’ confidence in the housing market edged higher this month, reflecting improved demand for new homes as the traditional spring home-selling season ramps up. But the outlook for sales of single-family homes over the next six months dimmed slightly as builders continue to grapple with a shortage of skilled workers, ready-to-build land and rising building materials costs. The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo builder sentiment index released Monday rose to 47. That’...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-576932102014-03-17T14:10:22.005-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-17T14:10:22.005-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57693210@www.sltrib.com Mon, 17 Mar 2014 14:10:22 MDT Monday blues? BYU is 2-1 on Monday this year, faces USF tonight http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/byusports/57660960-65/really-francisco-san-byu.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/byusports/57660960-65/really-francisco-san-byu.html.csp">Monday blues? BYU is 2-1 on Monday this year, faces USF tonight</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"></span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-10T14:31:03.071-06:00">Updated Mar 10, 2014 02:31PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">It will be interesting to see how BYU does tonight in its basketball game against San Francisco in the West Coast Conference tournament semifinals at Orleans Arena without the benefit of having practiced on Sunday. My hunch is that it won’t make a difference, one way or the other. The Dons and Cougars know each other so well, having already played twice this season, that one extra practice session that San Francisco got in Sunday afternoon isn’t going to matter that much. Besides, BYU has been 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> 57660960@www.sltrib.com Mon, 10 Mar 2014 14:31:03 MDT Utah Jazz: This time, Enes Kanter’s defense praised http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/jazz/57622770-87/enes-jazz-kanter-forward.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/jazz/57622770-87/enes-jazz-kanter-forward.html.csp">Utah Jazz: This time, Enes Kanter’s defense praised</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Aaron Falk</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-02T22:40:14.004-06:00">Updated Mar 2, 2014 10:40PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Indianapolis • Enes Kanter can score. With his footwork inside and the soft touch on his mid-range jumper, the third-year center’s offense is rarely the subject of post-game criticism. His defense? That’s another story. But on Sunday night, Kanter’s play against Roy Hibbert, David West and Ian Mahinmi earned praise from his coach and teammates. “He was really paying attention to details and I thought he got a lot better tonight,” Jazz coach Ty Corbin said. Kanter and Derrick Favors combined to h...</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> 57622770@www.sltrib.com Sun, 02 Mar 2014 22:40:14 MDT Golf: Rory McIlroy’s confidence growing after another solid round at Honda Classic http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57615292-77/mcilroy-classic-cut-hole.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57615292-77/mcilroy-classic-cut-hole.html.csp">Golf: Rory McIlroy’s confidence growing after another solid round at Honda Classic</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-28T20:08:03.567-06:00">Updated Feb 28, 2014 08:08PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. • Golf is starting to feel easy again for Rory McIlroy, who bounced back from a sloppy start Friday in the Honda Classic for a 4-under 66 that gave him his first 36-hole lead on the PGA Tour in 18 months. Tiger Woods is making it look hard. McIlroy recovered from two early bogeys by running off six birdies in a 10-hole stretch. He looked solid from tee-to-green, hit putts with growing confidence and wound up with a one-shot lead over Brendon de Jonge. McIlroy was at 11-u...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-576152922014-02-28T20:08:03.567-06:00" id="#license-2014-02-28T20:08:03.567-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57615292@www.sltrib.com Fri, 28 Feb 2014 20:08:03 MDT Utah consumer confidence shows steady gains http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57598440-79/percent-months-utah-confidence.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57598440-79/percent-months-utah-confidence.html.csp">Utah consumer confidence shows steady gains</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Tom Wharton</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-26T15:54:34.327-06:00">Updated Feb 26, 2014 03:54PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Utah consumer confidence might not be soaring, but it is showing slow, steady improvement as it continues to hit record levels. At least that is what the most recent Zions Bank Consumer Attitude Index revealed. The bank has been providing the survey as a free resource since 2011. Data collection is done by The Cicero Group, a Salt Lake City-based research firm. The index increased .6 points to 96.8 from January to February. Though the monthly increases have been modest, this is the fourth-strai...</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> 57598440@www.sltrib.com Wed, 26 Feb 2014 15:54:34 MDT U.S. consumer confidence dips slightly in February http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57596128-79/consumer-confidence-february-board.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57596128-79/consumer-confidence-february-board.html.csp">U.S. consumer confidence dips slightly in February</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="2014-02-25T08:23:01.85-06:00">Updated Feb 25, 2014 08:23AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • U.S. consumer confidence fell slightly in February over concerns about the near-term outlook for business conditions and jobs. The Conference Board says that its confidence index dipped to 78.1 in February, down from 79.4 in January. Conference Board economist Lynn Franco says the index still suggests consumers believe the economy has improved although they do not expect it to gain significant momentum in coming months. Consumer sentiment is closely watched for indications about ho...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-575961282014-02-25T08:23:01.85-06:00" id="#license-2014-02-25T08:23:01.85-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57596128@www.sltrib.com Tue, 25 Feb 2014 08:23:01 MDT Stocks open lower ahead of confidence report http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57596133-79/confidence-fell-percent-report.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57596133-79/confidence-fell-percent-report.html.csp">Stocks open lower ahead of confidence report</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-25T08:25:01.807-06:00">Updated Feb 25, 2014 08:25AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • U.S. stocks are getting off to a weak start as investors hold back ahead of a report on consumer confidence. The Standard & Poor’s 500 fell three points, or 0.2 percent, to 1,844 in the first few minutes of trading Tuesday. Energy and bank stocks fell the most. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 35 points, or 0.2 percent, to 16,171. The Nasdaq composite was flat at 4,291. Investors will get a report on consumer confidence for February at 10 a.m. Eastern. Economists expect confiden...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-575961332014-02-25T08:25:01.807-06:00" id="#license-2014-02-25T08:25:01.807-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57596133@www.sltrib.com Tue, 25 Feb 2014 08:25:01 MDT Prep boys’ basketball: Mountain View beats first-place Olympus http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/57564839-190/bruins-mountain-view-olympus.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/57564839-190/bruins-mountain-view-olympus.html.csp">Prep boys’ basketball: Mountain View beats first-place Olympus</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By bubba brown</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-18T22:56:19.036-06:00">Updated Feb 18, 2014 10:56PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Holladay • The confidence of the Mountain View bench began to show as the minutes ticked down. Players bursted from their seats when baskets were made and rebounds were corralled. The Bruins’ crowd followed, making itself heard in a hostile gym. It was a simple scene, one not uncommon late in big basketball games. But it meant something for the Bruins, who hadn’t been in many important games in recent seasons, especially not this late in the season.   It meant the Bruins, who went on the road Tu...</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> 57564839@www.sltrib.com Tue, 18 Feb 2014 22:56:19 MDT