EQUIPMENT - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/EQUIPMENT News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) U.S. officials to rethink giving military gear to police http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58304869-68/police-military-equipment-officers.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58304869-68/police-military-equipment-officers.html.csp">U.S. officials to rethink giving military gear to police</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-17T21:03:02.736-06:00">Updated Aug 17, 2014 09:03PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • After a decade of sending military equipment to civilian police departments across the country, federal officials are reconsidering the idea in light of the violence in Ferguson, Missouri. The public has absorbed images of heavily armed police, snipers trained on protesters and tear gas plumes. Against that backdrop, Attorney General Eric Holder said that when police and citizens need to restore calm, “I am deeply concerned that the deployment of military equipment and vehicles sen...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583048692014-08-17T21:03:02.736-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-17T21:03:02.736-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58304869@www.sltrib.com Sun, 17 Aug 2014 21:03:02 MDT GE in talks to sell its historic appliance division http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58297946-79/division-appliance-billion-electric.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58297946-79/division-appliance-billion-electric.html.csp">GE in talks to sell its historic appliance division</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JONATHAN FAHEY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-14T15:22:02.686-06:00">Updated Aug 14, 2014 03:22PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • General Electric confirmed it is considering the sale of its historic appliance division, part of its effort to focus on selling more complex and profitable industrial equipment. The confirmation came after the Swedish appliance maker Electrolux released a statement Thursday that it was in discussions to buy the business from GE, which is based in Fairfield, Conn. “GE is evaluating a wide range of strategic options for our appliances business, including discussions with Electrolux and...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582979462014-08-14T15:22:02.686-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-14T15:22:02.686-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58297946@www.sltrib.com Thu, 14 Aug 2014 15:22:02 MDT Deere takes a hit as farm economy weakens http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58292686-79/percent-sales-equipment-deere.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58292686-79/percent-sales-equipment-deere.html.csp">Deere takes a hit as farm economy weakens</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-13T11:17:02.196-06:00">Updated Aug 13, 2014 11:17AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Moline, Ill. • Deere’s profit slumped 15 percent in the third quarter and the farming equipment maker, seeing weak sales ahead, trimmed its outlook and will cut production. Chairman and CEO Samuel Allen said Wednesday the production cuts will production “in line with demand for our agricultural products.” With commodity prices falling, the U.S. Department of Agriculture in February predicted that farm income in 2014 would sink to levels not seen in four years. That is cutting into the spending p...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582926862014-08-13T11:17:02.196-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-13T11:17:02.196-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58292686@www.sltrib.com Wed, 13 Aug 2014 11:17:02 MDT Despite sanctions call, UK approves arms to Russia http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58215036-68/russia-arms-equipment-export.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58215036-68/russia-arms-equipment-export.html.csp">Despite sanctions call, UK approves arms to Russia</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-23T08:57:01.894-06:00">Updated Jul 23, 2014 08:57AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">London • Britain is still authorizing the export of arms and military equipment to Russia despite the government’s call for tough sanctions over Moscow’s arming of separatist rebels in Ukraine, a group of lawmakers said in a report Wednesday. A group of legislative committees that oversee arms export controls said there are 251 export licenses in place for sale of goods worth at least 132 million pounds ($225 million) to Russia. The report did not detail actual exports, simply the licenses. The ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582150362014-07-23T08:57:01.894-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-23T08:57:01.894-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58215036@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 08:57:01 MDT Uintah deputies arrest anti-tar sands activists http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58206716-78/sands-tar-utah-oil.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58206716-78/sands-tar-utah-oil.html.csp">Uintah deputies arrest anti-tar sands activists</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By David Self Newlin</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">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="2014-07-21T22:08:56.176-06:00">Updated Jul 21, 2014 10:08PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Twenty-one activists were arrested Monday during a “blockade” of a tar sands company’s construction equipment in eastern Utah, according to anti-tar sands groups who accused Uintah County sheriff’s deputies of “brutality.” The Sheriff’s Office declined to confirm the arrests Monday afternoon, except to say that all of its available deputies were at the site about 50 miles south of Vernal. By Monday night, the Sheriff’s Office still had not commented on the arrests. Beginning at 6 a.m., 80 prot...</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> 58206716@www.sltrib.com Mon, 21 Jul 2014 22:08:56 MDT Firefighters battling South Salt Lake mulch fire http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58172013-78/fire-lake-salt-south.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58172013-78/fire-lake-salt-south.html.csp">Firefighters battling South Salt Lake mulch fire</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By pamELA manson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-11T15:40:40.971-06:00">Updated Jul 11, 2014 03:40PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Looking at times as if they were walking inside a volcano, firefighters battled a fire Thursday night burning on an enormous pile of compost that covers an acre of land at a South Salt Lake business. The fire spread to two structures and its smoke forced the closure of Interstate 15 and obscured the skies in the Salt Lake Valley. The fire started around 7:30 p.m. at Diamond Tree Experts at 3645 S. 500 West. It burned a structure at the business and spread to a neighboring business, American West...</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> 58172013@www.sltrib.com Fri, 11 Jul 2014 15:40:40 MDT House votes to make business tax break permanent http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58173601-79/tax-break-permanent-breaks.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58173601-79/tax-break-permanent-breaks.html.csp">House votes to make business tax break permanent</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-11T09:19:01.782-06:00">Updated Jul 11, 2014 09:19AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The House voted Friday to make permanent a temporary tax break that makes it easier for businesses invest in new equipment, one of many expired tax breaks that Congress must deal with by the end of the year. The tax break allows businesses to more quickly write off the costs of new equipment, making it popular among business groups. But the White House has threatened a veto because the bill would add $287 billion to the budget deficit over the next decade. The House approved the bil...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581736012014-07-11T09:19:01.782-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-11T09:19:01.782-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58173601@www.sltrib.com Fri, 11 Jul 2014 09:19:01 MDT U.S. factory orders slide 0.5 percent in May http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58142773-79/percent-orders-fell-factory.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58142773-79/percent-orders-fell-factory.html.csp">U.S. factory orders slide 0.5 percent in May</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="2014-07-02T12:26:02.068-06:00">Updated Jul 2, 2014 12:26PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Orders to U.S. factories fell in May, ending three months of gains. The Commerce Department reported that orders fell 0.5 percent, pulled down by falling demand for military and transportation equipment. That followed increases of 0.8 percent in April, 1.5 percent in March and 1.7 percent in February. Excluding military hardware, factory orders rose 0.2 percent in May from April. Orders for transportation equipment fell 2.9 percent. Orders for computers and electronic equipment fell...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581427732014-07-02T12:26:02.068-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-02T12:26:02.068-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58142773@www.sltrib.com Wed, 02 Jul 2014 12:26:02 MDT That’s no beach ball: resort hotel serves as military test site http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58103714-68/military-beach-hotel-test.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58103714-68/military-beach-hotel-test.html.csp">That’s no beach ball: resort hotel serves as military test site</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MELISSA NELSON-GABRIEL</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-23T10:52:20.41-06:00">Updated Jun 23, 2014 10:52AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Fort Walton Beach, Fla. • To the tourists who frolic in the crystal-blue surf of this picturesque, white-sand beach, the Fort Walton Beach Holiday Inn Resort looks like, well, a Holiday Inn with a large beach ball statue on top. But to military officials, it is known as Eglin Air Force Range Test Site A5. The combination resort hotel and military test site opened in late May in an unusual partnership between the military and private business in a time of tighter military budgets. In exchange for...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581037142014-06-23T10:52:20.41-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-23T10:52:20.41-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58103714@www.sltrib.com Mon, 23 Jun 2014 10:52:20 MDT Alstom CEO says GE deal will save jobs http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58103461-79/alstom-deal-ceo-french.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58103461-79/alstom-deal-ceo-french.html.csp">Alstom CEO says GE deal will save jobs</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-23T09:59:02.332-06:00">Updated Jun 23, 2014 09:59AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Paris • Alstom’s chief executive says the French heavy engineering firm’s agreement to sell off most of its power generation business to U.S. rival General Electric Co. will save jobs and protect France’s national interests. The $17 billion deal was agreed over the weekend after weeks of international negotiations that reached the highest levels of French politics. The government was worried that the GE takeover would cause layoffs and hand foreign owners too much influence over a major industri...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581034612014-06-23T09:59:02.332-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-23T09:59:02.332-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58103461@www.sltrib.com Mon, 23 Jun 2014 09:59:02 MDT