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 surges in July http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58190075-79/sales-homes-builders-confidence.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58190075-79/sales-homes-builders-confidence.html.csp">U.S. homebuilder confidence surges in July</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="2014-07-16T09:15:02.273-06:00">Updated Jul 16, 2014 09:15AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">U.S. homebuilders’ confidence in the housing market surged this month to the highest level since January, reflecting a pickup in sales of new homes and heightened expectations for sales the second half of the year. The brighter sales outlook suggests home construction could pick up in coming months after a sluggish start this year. The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo builder sentiment index released Wednesday rose this month to 53, up four points from a revised reading of 49 in...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581900752014-07-16T09:15:02.273-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-16T09:15:02.273-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58190075@www.sltrib.com Wed, 16 Jul 2014 09:15:02 MDT Rudy Gobert adds bulk, confidence http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/jazznotes/58166643-62/gobert-conversation-rookie-team.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/jazznotes/58166643-62/gobert-conversation-rookie-team.html.csp">Rudy Gobert adds bulk, confidence</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="2014-07-09T17:36:26.935-06:00">Updated Jul 9, 2014 05:36PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">"You look taller," somebody said."I'm just bigger," Rudy Gobert responded with a smile.The Jazz's young center still stands at 7 feet, 2 inches Wednesday as he spoke with reporters following the team's second day of summer league practices.But entering his second season Gobert has packed on some extra muscle — and looks to be ready for a bigger role.As a rookie last year, Gobert made 45 appearances, averaging 2.3 points, 3.4 rebounds and roughly one block in nine minutes a game.This time around,...</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> 58166643@www.sltrib.com Wed, 09 Jul 2014 17:36:26 MDT Real Salt Lake: Renewed with confidence, RSL preps for L.A. http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58151520-77/rsl-galaxy-season-half.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58151520-77/rsl-galaxy-season-half.html.csp">Real Salt Lake: Renewed with confidence, RSL preps for L.A.</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Christopher Kamrani </span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-05T23:15:29.718-06:00">Updated Jul 5, 2014 11:15PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Sandy • When originally viewed upon the calendar, the July 12 match at the L.A. Galaxy looked like it could have been misplaced. Still potentially during U.S. World Cup play, a crucial Western Conference showcase between Real Salt Lake and the Galaxy had the makings of two undermanned sides squaring off at StubHub Center. Things change. Landon Donovan didn’t make the trek to Brazil, while Omar Gonzalez did with RSL stars Kyle Beckerman and Nick Rimando, helping the United States men’s national t...</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> 58151520@www.sltrib.com Sat, 05 Jul 2014 23:15:29 MDT Scoreless Higuain still has coach’s confidence http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58149444-77/higuain-cup-sabella-team.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58149444-77/higuain-cup-sabella-team.html.csp">Scoreless Higuain still has coach’s confidence</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By KARL RITTER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-04T23:21:50.61-06:00">Updated Jul 4, 2014 11:21PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Brasilia, Brazil • Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella insists that striker Gonzalo Higuain is doing a great job for the team, even though he hasn’t scored a single goal at the World Cup. The 26-year-old Napoli player has been struggling to return to full fitness after an ankle injury in May, and has not impressed in Argentina’s four World Cup matches. Playing at the center of a three-man attack, Higuain has often been outpaced and outsmarted by defenders in the tournament. In the last match again...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581494442014-07-04T23:21:50.61-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-04T23:21:50.61-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58149444@www.sltrib.com Fri, 04 Jul 2014 23:21:50 MDT Steady job growth boosts U.S. consumer confidence http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58123078-79/confidence-consumer-economy-growth.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58123078-79/confidence-consumer-economy-growth.html.csp">Steady job growth boosts U.S. consumer confidence</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="2014-06-27T09:27:02.486-06:00">Updated Jun 27, 2014 09:27AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Strong job growth lifted U.S. consumer confidence this month, as Americans looked past the economy’s dismal first quarter performance. The University of Michigan says that its index of consumer sentiment rose slightly to 82.5 in June from 81.9 in May. That is still below April’s reading of 84.1, which had been the highest in almost a year. The reading suggests consumers shrugged off the economy’s first quarter contraction. Still, the survey was conducted before the government said t...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581230782014-06-27T09:27:02.486-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-27T09:27:02.486-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58123078@www.sltrib.com Fri, 27 Jun 2014 09:27:02 MDT World Cup: U.S., Beckerman head to Brazil with confidence boost http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58043872-77/team-beckerman-cup-ghana.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58043872-77/team-beckerman-cup-ghana.html.csp">World Cup: U.S., Beckerman head to Brazil with confidence boost</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-08T22:11:43.745-06:00">Updated Jun 8, 2014 10:11PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Sao Paulo • The U.S. headed to Brazil with boosted faith Sunday after going undefeated in its sendoff series for the first time. Playing only its third match in nine months against a World Cup team, the U.S. defense appeared firmer in a 2-1 win over Nigeria following the decision to start both Jermaine Jones and Kyle Beckerman in midfield. And Jozy Altidore broke a six-month scoreless streak for club and country with a pair of goals, including a flashy effort when he cut inside Super Eagles cap...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-580438722014-06-08T22:11:43.745-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-08T22:11:43.745-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58043872@www.sltrib.com Sun, 08 Jun 2014 22:11:43 MDT Utahns’ consumer confidence slipped a bit in May http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57997740-79/percent-consumer-bank-zions.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57997740-79/percent-consumer-bank-zions.html.csp">Utahns’ consumer confidence slipped a bit in May</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="2014-05-28T15:32:26.794-06:00">Updated May 28, 2014 03:32PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Despite some slippage from April to May, Utahns “still have strong confidence in the state’s economy,” according to the latest Zions Bank consumer survey. The bank’s Consumer Attitude Index (CAI) decreased 6.6 points in May to 96.3. Even with that decline, the index is nearly 20 points higher than a year ago, said Scott Anderson, Zions president and CEO. “Before we become too concerned let’s remember consumer attitudes are still near historic levels. We have a remarkably low unemployment rate an...</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> 57997740@www.sltrib.com Wed, 28 May 2014 15:32:26 MDT NBA playoffs: A simple approach for Pacers coach http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57995477-77/game-pacers-miami-indiana.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57995477-77/game-pacers-miami-indiana.html.csp">NBA playoffs: A simple approach for Pacers coach</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Tim Reynolds</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-05-27T23:29:29.023-06:00">Updated May 27, 2014 11:29PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Miami • Frank Vogel stood with his back against a wall, seeming perfectly comfortable. He’s hoping his Indiana Pacers can do the same. The Pacers’ season of great expectation is now in great trouble, with the Miami Heat leading the Eastern Conference finals 3-1 heading into Game 5 at Indianapolis on Wednesday night. The Heat have won three straight in the series, and are now one win from ending the Pacers’ season for a third consecutive year. “I think anytime you lose three in a row in the pla...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-579954772014-05-27T23:29:29.023-06:00" id="#license-2014-05-27T23:29:29.023-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57995477@www.sltrib.com Tue, 27 May 2014 23:29:29 MDT U.S. consumer confidence moved up in May http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57993212-79/percent-april-confidence-americans.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57993212-79/percent-april-confidence-americans.html.csp">U.S. consumer confidence moved up in May</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="2014-05-27T10:25:01.582-06:00">Updated May 27, 2014 10:25AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • U.S. consumers were slightly more confident in the economy in May than in April, partly because of strengthening optimism about future hiring and income gains. The Conference Board said Tuesday that its confidence index rose to 83 from a revised 81.7 in April. That’s the second-highest reading since January 2008, just after the Great Recession began. Only March was higher at 83.9. The increase is “enough to suggest decent, but not spectacular, gains in consumers’ spending,” said Ian...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-579932122014-05-27T10:25:01.582-06:00" id="#license-2014-05-27T10:25:01.582-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57993212@www.sltrib.com Tue, 27 May 2014 10:25:01 MDT Op-ed: Lee leading fight against cronyism at Ex-Im Bank http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57956522-82/bank-jobs-american-americans.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57956522-82/bank-jobs-american-americans.html.csp">Op-ed: Lee leading fight against cronyism at Ex-Im Bank</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Stephen DeMaura</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-05-23T17:47:01.47-06:00">Updated May 23, 2014 05:47PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">There’s a fight brewing in Washington and it’s a fight that’s been a long time in coming. Finally, a movement is taking shape that could address a certain government agency that’s been allowed to meddle in our economy for far too long: the Export-Import Bank of the United States. The charter for the Ex-Im Bank, as it’s commonly known, is set to expire on Sept. 30 and a growing chorus of voices is calling for the serious reforms or, barring that, allowing the bank’s charter to expire, eliminatin...</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> 57956522@www.sltrib.com Fri, 23 May 2014 17:47:01 MDT