CONSTRUCTION - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/CONSTRUCTION News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Utah man charged with defrauding worker’s comp of $100,000 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58428650-78/christensen-state-utah-benefits.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58428650-78/christensen-state-utah-benefits.html.csp">Utah man charged with defrauding worker’s comp of $100,000</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-18T13:33:18.06-06:00">Updated Sep 18, 2014 01:33PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Helena, Mont. • A Utah man who suffered a knee injury while working at the Montana State Prison is charged with defrauding the state workers’ compensation fund by collecting disability benefits while running a construction company. The attorney general’s office filed a felony theft charge against Benjie Leroy Christensen of Vernal, Utah, alleging he illegally collected over $97,000 in benefits from June 2008 until March of this year, the Independent Record (http://bit.ly/1udovai ) reported. Char...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584286502014-09-18T13:33:18.06-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-18T13:33:18.06-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58428650@www.sltrib.com Thu, 18 Sep 2014 13:33:18 MDT U.S. apartment construction plunged in August http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58428416-79/percent-construction-august-builders.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58428416-79/percent-construction-august-builders.html.csp">U.S. apartment construction plunged in August</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="2014-09-18T08:38:02.127-06:00">Updated Sep 18, 2014 08:38AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • U.S. home construction plunged in August, led by steep decline in the volatile apartment category. But single-family house construction, a larger and more stable portion of the market, fell only modestly. Construction fell 14.4 percent in August to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 956,000 homes, the Commerce Department said Thursday. This reverses the sharp gains in July when the rate of new construction rose to 1.12 million homes, the highest annual rate since 2007. Last month’...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584284162014-09-18T08:38:02.127-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-18T08:38:02.127-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58428416@www.sltrib.com Thu, 18 Sep 2014 08:38:02 MDT See photos of LDS temples being built around the world http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsfaithblog/58407545-180/temples-photos-construction-lds.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsfaithblog/58407545-180/temples-photos-construction-lds.html.csp">See photos of LDS temples being built around the world</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">THE SALT LAKE TRIBUNE</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-12T18:16:13.988-06:00">Updated Sep 12, 2014 06:16PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The LDS Church has announced so many new temples in recent years, it’s hard to keep track of them. Rome. Paris. Provo. Philly. Phoenix. Tijuana and so on. How many have been completed? Where are they in the process of construction? Which ones are all but finished and which ones are barely begun? For example, Ogden’s revamped temple is set to be rededicated Sept. 21. The one in Fort Collins, Colo., has a foundation, some steel framing and little more. On Friday, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latt...</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> 58407545@www.sltrib.com Fri, 12 Sep 2014 18:16:13 MDT Free two-hour parking on 300 South http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58407715-78/hour-parking-300-free.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58407715-78/hour-parking-300-free.html.csp">Free two-hour parking on 300 South</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-13T22:32:04.141-06:00">Updated Sep 13, 2014 10:32PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Salt Lake City is offering free two-hour parking along the 300 South protected bike lane construction corridor between 300 East and 200 West. According to a statement from City Hall, the move is aimed at easing inconveniences during construction. The free two-hour parking will be available beginning Saturday and lasting until the protected bike lane is completed in October. Parking officials will not be ticketing cars parked for two hours or less, but will enforce the two-hour limit. Drivers 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> 58407715@www.sltrib.com Sat, 13 Sep 2014 22:32:04 MDT Salt Lake City police ask help in solving construction gear thefts http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58406483-78/equipment-gear-police-slcpd.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58406483-78/equipment-gear-police-slcpd.html.csp">Salt Lake City police ask help in solving construction gear thefts</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Bob Mims</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-12T11:09:08.474-06:00">Updated Sep 12, 2014 11:09AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Salt Lake City police want the public’s help in recovering several pieces of large industrial construction equipment, and putting the thieves behind bars. On Friday, SLCPD released photos of the equipment — including welding gear, saws and nail guns — stolen from J&M Steel Solutions on Aug. 26. The equipment was taken from the company’s storage container at 4325 W. Commercial Ave. (3500 South). Valued at more than $60,000, most of the items were marked with the company’s initials, “J&M.” SLCPD 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> 58406483@www.sltrib.com Fri, 12 Sep 2014 11:09:08 MDT Martine Cafe in Salt Lake City reopens after recent remodel (before-and-after photos) http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58340079-223/martine-lake-salt-construction.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58340079-223/martine-lake-salt-construction.html.csp">Martine Cafe in Salt Lake City reopens after recent remodel (before-and-after photos)</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kathy Stephenson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-03T11:13:11.499-06:00">Updated Sep 3, 2014 11:13AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Construction on the new Eccles Performing Arts Center on Main Street takes place just inches away from Salt Lake City’s Martine cafe. And this summer, as crews demolished buildings, moved earth and pounded metal into the human-made crater between 100 and 200 South, the tapas restaurant stoically endured the noise, broken dishes, busted wine bottles and lost business. Chef Tom Grant and co-owner Scott Hale aren’t ready to bail on the historic brownstone building at 22 E. 100 South. Rather than fi...</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> 58340079@www.sltrib.com Wed, 03 Sep 2014 11:13:11 MDT Migrant workers sending more money to Mexico http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58368887-79/mexico-percent-peso-prado.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58368887-79/mexico-percent-peso-prado.html.csp">Migrant workers sending more money to Mexico</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Isabella Cota</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Bloomberg News</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-03T09:56:02.213-06:00">Updated Sep 3, 2014 09:56AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Mexico City • Esteban Prado, a math professor here, was surprised to receive a check for $300 in July from a cousin who’s a construction worker in Texas. “I wasn’t expecting it,” Prado, 46, said Tuesday. “He’s doing better than he was last year.” The money Prado received was part of $1.9 billion in remittances in July, when Mexicans living abroad boosted the amount they sent back home by 8.4 percent, the biggest increase since March, the central bank said Sept. 1. Prado isn’t the only one benefi...</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> 58368887@www.sltrib.com Wed, 03 Sep 2014 09:56:02 MDT Salt Lake City Council poised to seek more streetcar funding http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58352295-90/2100-construction-drive-funding.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58352295-90/2100-construction-drive-funding.html.csp">Salt Lake City Council poised to seek more streetcar funding</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By christopher Smart</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-01T11:55:18.794-06:00">Updated Sep 1, 2014 11:55AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Salt Lake City hopes a $3 million investment will get it almost $14 million to stretch the Sugar House Streetcar line to the intersection at Highland Drive and 2100 South. Tuesday, at its afternoon work session, the City Council will consider funding the $3 million match needed for a federal Transportation Investments Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant of $10.6 million. The council is scheduled to vote on the matter a few hours later at its 7 p.m. formal meeting. The so-called S Line now...</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> 58352295@www.sltrib.com Mon, 01 Sep 2014 11:55:18 MDT U.S. home prices rose at slower pace in July http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58364063-79/percent-july-prices-rose.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58364063-79/percent-july-prices-rose.html.csp">U.S. home prices rose at slower pace in July</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="2014-09-02T08:52:02.372-06:00">Updated Sep 2, 2014 08:52AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • U.S. home prices rose in July but at a slower rate compared with earlier this year. The moderating price increases could help support sales. Real estate data provider CoreLogic said Tuesday that prices rose 7.4 percent in July from July 2013. That was slightly below June’s year-over-year increase of 7.5 percent and far below a recent peak of 11.9 percent in February. Prices rose 1.2 percent in July from June. But CoreLogic’s monthly figures aren’t adjusted for seasonality, such as i...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583640632014-09-02T08:52:02.372-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-02T08:52:02.372-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58364063@www.sltrib.com Tue, 02 Sep 2014 08:52:02 MDT U.S. construction spending up 1.8 percent in July http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58364031-79/percent-construction-spending-july.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58364031-79/percent-construction-spending-july.html.csp">U.S. construction spending up 1.8 percent in July</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MARTIN CRUTSINGER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> AP Economics Writer</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-02T08:38:01.836-06:00">Updated Sep 2, 2014 08:38AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • U.S. construction spending staged a strong rebound in July, rising by the largest amount in more than two years. All major categories of construction showed gains in an encouraging sign that spending on building projects will help boost the economy in the second half of this year. Construction spending rose 1.8 percent in July, the biggest one-month gain since May 2012, the Commerce Department reported Tuesday. It followed a 0.9 percent decline in June, the largest setback in a year...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583640312014-09-02T08:38:01.836-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-02T08:38:01.836-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58364031@www.sltrib.com Tue, 02 Sep 2014 08:38:01 MDT Few women in construction; recruiting efforts rise http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58355035-68/women-construction-industry-harassment.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58355035-68/women-construction-industry-harassment.html.csp">Few women in construction; recruiting efforts rise</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DAVID CRARY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-30T19:49:33.373-06:00">Updated Aug 30, 2014 07:49PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Janice Moreno graduated from college with a degree in English literature, but never landed a job paying more than $12 an hour. Now, at 36, she’s back in the classroom — in safety glasses and a T-shirt — learning how to be a carpenter. “I anticipate a lot of hard work,” she said amid instruction in sawing techniques. “I believe it’s going to pay off.” If Moreno’s six-week training program in New York City leads to a full-time job, she’ll have bucked long odds. On this Labor Day weeken...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583550352014-08-30T19:49:33.373-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-30T19:49:33.373-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58355035@www.sltrib.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 19:49:33 MDT Few women in construction; recruiting efforts rise http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58347605-79/women-construction-industry-job.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58347605-79/women-construction-industry-job.html.csp">Few women in construction; recruiting efforts rise</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DAVID CRARY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-28T11:57:01.931-06:00">Updated Aug 28, 2014 11:57AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Janice Moreno graduated from college with a degree in English literature, but never landed a job paying more than $12 an hour. Now, at 36, she’s back in the classroom — in safety glasses and a T-shirt — learning how to be a carpenter. “I believe it’s going to pay off,” she said amid instruction in sawing techniques. If Moreno’s six-week training program in New York City leads to a full-time job, she’ll have bucked long odds. On this Labor Day weekend, ponder the latest federal data: A...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583476052014-08-28T11:57:01.931-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-28T11:57:01.931-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58347605@www.sltrib.com Thu, 28 Aug 2014 11:57:01 MDT 91 people died on Utah roads this summer http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58343390-90/braceras-construction-crash-driving.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58343390-90/braceras-construction-crash-driving.html.csp">91 people died on Utah roads this summer</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="2014-08-27T22:19:54.203-06:00">Updated Aug 27, 2014 10:19PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The upcoming Labor Day weekend marks the end of the “100 deadliest days” of summer driving — and state highway officials openly hope that Utahns drive more safely this holiday than they have during the rest of the summer. “We haven’t done too well over these last 100 deadliest days,” said Carlos Braceras, executive director of the Utah Department of Transportation. “We had 91 fatalities so far, and that’s up by 18 from last summer,” a hike of 25 percent since Memorial Day weekend, he said. “Tra...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. 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This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58343390@www.sltrib.com Wed, 27 Aug 2014 22:19:54 MDT Alarm rises as Nicaragua starts canal route survey http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58342806-79/canal-nicaragua-owners-property.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58342806-79/canal-nicaragua-owners-property.html.csp">Alarm rises as Nicaragua starts canal route survey</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By LUIS GALEANO</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-27T08:54:02.144-06:00">Updated Aug 27, 2014 08:54AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Managua, Nicaragua • Teams of assessors accompanied by soldiers and police have begun surveying properties along the route of Nicaragua’s planned interoceanic canal, taking quick steps toward the start of a vast project the country has dreamed of for more than a century. But the process is alarming many residents, who say they fear they’ll lose their homes and receive unfair compensation. Teams from the China-based HKND Group this month began interviewing property owners in the Brito River regio...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583428062014-08-27T08:54:02.144-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-27T08:54:02.144-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58342806@www.sltrib.com Wed, 27 Aug 2014 08:54:02 MDT Trio break in to Salt Lake City construction site, 1 arrested http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58334522-78/lake-salt-construction-police.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58334522-78/lake-salt-construction-police.html.csp">Trio break in to Salt Lake City construction site, 1 arrested</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Bob Mims</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-25T12:17:23.498-06:00">Updated Aug 25, 2014 12:17PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Police say a weekend break-in at a west Salt Lake City construction company site left one suspect behind bars and two others on the run. Just after 5:30 a.m. Sunday, Salt Lake City police dispatchers received a 911 call reporting several people had climbed over the fence of Granite Construction Co. property at 1000 N. Warm Springs Road. Responding officers arrived to find three male suspects running westbound from the site and managed to chase down one of them, a 30-year-old man. He was booked i...</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> 58334522@www.sltrib.com Mon, 25 Aug 2014 12:17:23 MDT Sales of U.S. new homes fall in July http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58334341-79/sales-percent-homes-rate.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58334341-79/sales-percent-homes-rate.html.csp">Sales of U.S. new homes fall in July</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="2014-08-25T10:07:05.025-06:00">Updated Aug 25, 2014 10:07AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Fewer Americans bought new homes in July, evidence that the housing sector is struggling to gain traction more than five years into the economic recovery. The Commerce Department said Monday that new-home sales fell 2.4 percent last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 412,000. The report also revised up the June sales rate to 422,000 from 406,000. New-home sales plunged 30.8 percent in the Northeast, followed by smaller drop-offs in the Midwest and West. Purchases were up ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583343412014-08-25T10:07:05.025-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-25T10:07:05.025-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58334341@www.sltrib.com Mon, 25 Aug 2014 10:07:05 MDT Salt Lake City fire mystery: What ignited $20,000 blaze? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58313400-78/fire-lake-salt-20000.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58313400-78/fire-lake-salt-20000.html.csp">Salt Lake City fire mystery: What ignited $20,000 blaze?</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Bob Mims</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-19T14:10:12.475-06:00">Updated Aug 19, 2014 02:10PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Salt Lake City fire investigators had a mystery in their hands Tuesday: What caused a portion of an under-construction apartment complex to ignite? Fire Department spokesman Jasen Asay said the 4:37 a.m. blaze, spotted first by a passing police officer, caused about $20,000 in damage before being doused at 5 a.m. “It was suspicious because where the fire occurred there was no power going into the building and no heaters were there, as we sometimes see in apartment buildings under construction,” ...</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> 58313400@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 14:10:12 MDT Home Depot’s quarterly profit climbs 14 percent http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58312655-79/percent-billion-depot-per.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58312655-79/percent-billion-depot-per.html.csp">Home Depot’s quarterly profit climbs 14 percent</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-19T08:57:02.136-06:00">Updated Aug 19, 2014 08:57AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Atlanta • Home Depot’s fiscal second-quarter net income surged 14 percent thanks to a rebound in its spring selling season. The nation’s largest home improvement retailer also raised its annual profit guidance. Spring is the biggest season for home-improvement retailers, as homeowners and others work on their yards and gardens. While the season started off a bit cold and rainy, weather improved and shoppers headed out to stores to pick up supplies. Home Depot also has been helped of late by an i...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583126552014-08-19T08:57:02.136-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-19T08:57:02.136-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58312655@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 08:57:02 MDT U.S. home construction jumps 15.7 percent in July http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58312595-79/percent-construction-july-sales.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58312595-79/percent-construction-july-sales.html.csp">U.S. home construction jumps 15.7 percent in July</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="2014-08-19T08:37:01.69-06:00">Updated Aug 19, 2014 08:37AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • U.S. home construction rebounded in July, rising to the fastest pace in eight months and offering hope that housing has regained momentum after two months of declines. Construction increased 15.7 percent in July to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.09 million homes, the Commerce Department reported Tuesday. That was the fastest pace since November and followed declines of 4 percent in June and 7.4 percent in May. Applications for building permits, considered a good sign of futu...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583125952014-08-19T08:37:01.69-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-19T08:37:01.69-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58312595@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 08:37:01 MDT DVD review: Hardy gives a dynamic one-man performance in tense ‘Locke’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58273192-223/locke-hardy-dvd-driving.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58273192-223/locke-hardy-dvd-driving.html.csp">DVD review: Hardy gives a dynamic one-man performance in tense ‘Locke’</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Sean P. Means</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-09T01:01:04.341-06:00">Updated Aug 9, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Grade • A- DVD •There are two great talents at work in the thrilling drama “Locke,” but you only see one of them. That’s Tom Hardy, familiar as Bane in “The Dark Knight Rises,” here playing Ivan Locke, a construction foreman driving away from the biggest job of his career, a massive concrete pour set for the next morning. He’s driving to London, 90 minutes away, where a woman with whom he had a one-night stand is having his child — and he’s determined to do right by her and the baby. In conve...</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> 58273192@www.sltrib.com Sat, 09 Aug 2014 01:01:04 MDT