CRISIS - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/CRISIS News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Ukraine crisis dents European business activity http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58368658-79/economy-ukraine-european-eurozone.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58368658-79/economy-ukraine-european-eurozone.html.csp">Ukraine crisis dents European business activity</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By PAN PYLAS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-03T08:59:01.829-06:00">Updated Sep 3, 2014 08:59AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">London • On the day that the outlook for the European economy may have become a little bit brighter thanks to a cease-fire in eastern Ukraine, a closely watched survey showed Wednesday the extent to which the crisis in the country has weighed on business confidence across the continent. In its monthly survey, financial information company Markit highlighted tensions in Ukraine for a sharp fall in its gauge of business activity for the 18-country eurozone. Its purchasing managers’ index, which co...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583686582014-09-03T08:59:01.829-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-03T08:59:01.829-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58368658@www.sltrib.com Wed, 03 Sep 2014 08:59:01 MDT Perry criticizes Obama for ‘no strategy’ on Syria http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58351781-68/perry-obama-criticizes-considering.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58351781-68/perry-obama-criticizes-considering.html.csp">Perry criticizes Obama for ‘no strategy’ on Syria</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By WILL WEISSERT and NOMAAN MERCHANT</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-29T11:09:02.004-06:00">Updated Aug 29, 2014 11:09AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Dallas • Texas Gov. Rick Perry is accusing the president of “dithering and debating” in his response to the violent militant group attacking cities in Iraq. Perry’s one of several Republicans considering a White House bid who are speaking Friday at a conservative summit in Dallas. In prepared remarks released before his speech, Perry criticizes President Barack Obama for, quote, “minimizing the threat” posed by the Islamic State group and by the apparent invasion of Russian troops in Ukraine. Pe...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583517812014-08-29T11:09:02.004-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-29T11:09:02.004-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58351781@www.sltrib.com Fri, 29 Aug 2014 11:09:02 MDT U.S. bank earnings up 5.2 percent in quarter http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58347384-79/banks-percent-quarter-bank.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58347384-79/banks-percent-quarter-bank.html.csp">U.S. bank earnings up 5.2 percent in quarter</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-28T16:53:56.208-06:00">Updated Aug 28, 2014 04:53PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • U.S. banks’ earnings rose 5.2 percent in the April-June quarter from a year earlier, as banks reduced their expenses and lending marked its fastest pace since 2007. The data issued Thursday by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. showed a robust picture as the banking industry continues to recover from the financial crisis that struck six years ago. The improving economy has brought greater demand for loans and stepped-up lending. The FDIC reported that U.S. banks earned $40.2 billio...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583473842014-08-28T16:53:56.208-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-28T16:53:56.208-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58347384@www.sltrib.com Thu, 28 Aug 2014 16:53:56 MDT Letter: Utah must increase services to mentally ill http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58313751-82/utah-mental-health-robin.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58313751-82/utah-mental-health-robin.html.csp">Letter: Utah must increase services to mentally ill</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-20T19:52:51.719-06:00">Updated Aug 20, 2014 07:52PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">In 2002, I got lucky and ran into Robin Williams at Lake Tahoe where he was performing that night. Most of our talk was about the Winter Olympics that were going on in Utah. I found him to be approachable, pleasant to talk to and he made me laugh. With Robin and many other people with depression or bipolar disease, it is not hard to understand why people with these conditions do commit suicide. Depression and bipolar are horrible diseases which can be treated just like high blood pressure, cance...</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> 58313751@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 19:52:51 MDT Eurozone recovery grinds to halt amid Ukraine fear http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58296687-79/percent-quarter-economy-ukraine.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58296687-79/percent-quarter-economy-ukraine.html.csp">Eurozone recovery grinds to halt amid Ukraine fear</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DAVID McHUGH</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-14T09:14:01.633-06:00">Updated Aug 14, 2014 09:14AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Frankfurt, Germany • Well, that didn’t last long. After four quarters of meager growth, the fragile economic recovery in the 18-country eurozone creaked to a halt in the second quarter. Growth was zero. After only 0.2 percent in the first quarter. Now who will get out and push? The European Central Bank, with a further monetary stimulus? Or governments in France and Italy, which have dragged their heels in making their economies more business-friendly? Either or both could help. Especially if th...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582966872014-08-14T09:14:01.633-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-14T09:14:01.633-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58296687@www.sltrib.com Thu, 14 Aug 2014 09:14:01 MDT Greek economy contracts at slowest rate since 2008 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58292307-79/greece-economy-debt-percent.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58292307-79/greece-economy-debt-percent.html.csp">Greek economy contracts at slowest rate since 2008</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By NICHOLAS PAPHITIS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-13T09:32:01.899-06:00">Updated Aug 13, 2014 09:32AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Athens • Greece’s economy is shrinking at its slowest rate in nearly six years, official figures showed Wednesday, reinforcing hopes that the end of the country’s punishing recession is in sight. The Statistical Authority said Greece’s economy was only 0.2 percent smaller in the second quarter than it had been a year earlier — the lowest since the third quarter of 2008. In the first quarter, the Greek economy was 1.1 percent smaller, slightly worse than previously thought. The statistics office ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582923072014-08-13T09:32:01.899-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-13T09:32:01.899-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58292307@www.sltrib.com Wed, 13 Aug 2014 09:32:01 MDT Milbank: Vacationing during a crisis is no day at the beach http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58288149-82/obama-clinton-iraq-president.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58288149-82/obama-clinton-iraq-president.html.csp">Milbank: Vacationing during a crisis is no day at the beach</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Dana Milbank</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-12T15:00:46.396-06:00">Updated Aug 12, 2014 03:00PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • President Obama must really be teed off. Hillary Rodham Clinton, his once-loyal secretary of state and his likeliest successor, has gone rogue, criticizing his foreign policy as too timid. Obama responded with not one but two rounds of golf. Clinton, in an interview with Jeffrey Goldberg published by the Atlantic over the weekend, offered a withering comment on the Obama doctrine, described in shorthand by White House officials as “don’t do stupid s — .” Said Clinton: “Great nations...</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> 58288149@www.sltrib.com Tue, 12 Aug 2014 15:00:46 MDT Finns worried about backlash to Russian sanctions http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58284435-79/finland-percent-russia-sanctions.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58284435-79/finland-percent-russia-sanctions.html.csp">Finns worried about backlash to Russian sanctions</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kati Pohjanpalo</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Bloomberg News</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-11T11:55:08.755-06:00">Updated Aug 11, 2014 11:55AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Helsinki — After backing the European Union in expanding sanctions against Russia, Finland is now regrouping to consider what it describes as the disproportionate fallout of the crisis on its own economy. No other euro nation is as exposed to the aftermath of the crisis in Ukraine as Finland, trade figures for the single currency bloc show. Prime Minister Alexander Stubb last week underscored the need for “solidarity” in the EU, making clear he expects any measures to “treat EU members similarly...</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> 58284435@www.sltrib.com Mon, 11 Aug 2014 11:55:08 MDT Washington Post: Banks face rough justice http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58284315-82/bank-banks-justice-crisis.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58284315-82/bank-banks-justice-crisis.html.csp">Washington Post: Banks face rough justice</a></h4>