FEBRUARY - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/FEBRUARY News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) U.S. factory output extended solid gains in March http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57826479-79/february-percent-factory-march.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57826479-79/february-percent-factory-march.html.csp">U.S. factory output extended solid gains in March</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="2014-04-16T07:55:02.057-06:00">Updated Apr 16, 2014 07:55AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • U.S. factory output rose further last month, extending strong growth from February after harsh weather had caused production to tumble in January. Manufacturers produced more furniture, clothing, chemicals and aerospace products. The Federal Reserve said Wednesday that factory production rose 0.5 percent in March after a revised 1.4 percent surge in February. Manufacturing output has climbed a solid 2.8 percent over the past 12 months. Higher factory output is a sign of greater dema...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578264792014-04-16T07:55:02.057-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-16T07:55:02.057-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57826479@www.sltrib.com Wed, 16 Apr 2014 07:55:02 MDT U.S. businesses increased stockpiles 0.4 percent http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57817415-79/percent-quarter-growth-economy.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57817415-79/percent-quarter-growth-economy.html.csp">U.S. businesses increased stockpiles 0.4 percent</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="2014-04-14T09:15:07.659-06:00">Updated Apr 14, 2014 09:15AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • U.S. businesses boosted their stockpiles in February as sales rebounded by the largest amount in nine months. Stockpiles increased 0.4 percent in February following a similar 0.4 percent increase in January, the Commerce Department reported Monday. Sales rose 0.8 percent in February, bouncing back after a 1.1 percent sales decline in January that was blamed on the harsh weather that month. It was the biggest one-month sales gain since last May. A separate report showed a surge in sa...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578174152014-04-14T09:15:07.659-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-14T09:15:07.659-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57817415@www.sltrib.com Mon, 14 Apr 2014 09:15:07 MDT U.S. wholesale stockpiles up 0.5 percent in February http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57795999-79/percent-quarter-growth-economy.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57795999-79/percent-quarter-growth-economy.html.csp">U.S. wholesale stockpiles up 0.5 percent 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="2014-04-09T09:13:15.04-06:00">Updated Apr 9, 2014 09:13AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • U.S. wholesale businesses increased their stockpiles for an eighth consecutive month in February as their sales rose at the fastest clip since November, good signs for future economic growth. Wholesale businesses boosted stockpiles by 0.5 percent in February following an increase of 0.8 percent in January, the Commerce Department reported Wednesday. Sales rose 0.7 percent in February, rebounding from a sharp 1.8 percent drop in January which had been blamed in part on severe weather...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577959992014-04-09T09:13:15.04-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-09T09:13:15.04-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57795999@www.sltrib.com Wed, 09 Apr 2014 09:13:15 MDT U.S. consumer borrowing up $16.5 billion in February http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57786504-79/borrowing-credit-debt-loans.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57786504-79/borrowing-credit-debt-loans.html.csp">U.S. consumer borrowing up $16.5 billion 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="2014-04-07T13:59:45.2-06:00">Updated Apr 7, 2014 01:59PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Consumers increased their borrowing in February on autos and student loans by the largest amount in a year. But for a second straight month, they cut back on their credit card use. Consumer borrowing climbed $16.5 billion in February, up from a $13.5 billion gain in January, the Federal Reserve reported Monday. The category that includes credit cards fell $2.4 billion after a $241 million drop in January. But this decline was offset by an $18.9 billion increase in borrowing in the ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577865042014-04-07T13:59:45.2-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-07T13:59:45.2-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. 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Friday’s government report sent a reassuring signal that the economy withstood a harsh winter that had slowed growth. The economy gained 192,000 jobs in March, the Labor Department said Friday, slightly below February’s revised total of 197,000. Employers added a combined 37,000 more jobs in January and February than previously estimated. The unemployment rate was uncha...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577738912014-04-04T10:02:47.638-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-04T10:02:47.638-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. 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The deficit increased to $42.3 billion, which was 7.7 percent above the January imbalance of $39.3 billion, the Commerce Department reported Thursday. U.S. exports slipped 1.1 percent to $190.4 billion as sales of commercial aircraft, computers and farm goods fell. Imports edged up 0.4 percent to $232.7 billion, reflecting gains in impo...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577690732014-04-03T07:54:13.776-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-03T07:54:13.776-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. 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Factory orders rose 1.6 percent in February, the most in five months, following declines of 1 percent in January and 2 percent in December, the Commerce Department reported Wednesday. The February gain reflected a rebound in orders for commercial aircraft and autos. Orders in both categories had fallen for two consecutive months before reboundin...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577639212014-04-02T09:29:02.975-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-02T09:29:02.975-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57763921@www.sltrib.com Wed, 02 Apr 2014 09:29:02 MDT Stocks edge higher after ADP employment survey http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57763545-79/percent-fell-adp-report.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57763545-79/percent-fell-adp-report.html.csp">Stocks edge higher after ADP employment survey</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By STEVE ROTHWELL</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-02T09:25:16.757-06:00">Updated Apr 2, 2014 09:25AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Stocks held close to a record after a private survey showed that U.S. companies increased hiring at a rapid pace. The report is the latest sign that the economy is strengthening after an unusually harsh winter. KEEPING SCORE: The Standard & Poor’s 500 index was little changed at 1,885. The index is at an all-time high. The Dow Jones industrial average rose one point to 16,524. The Nasdaq composite fell three points, or 0.1 percent, to 4,265. NOW HIRING: A private survey showed that U....</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577635452014-04-02T09:25:16.757-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-02T09:25:16.757-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57763545@www.sltrib.com Wed, 02 Apr 2014 09:25:16 MDT U.S. manufacturing expanded more quickly in March http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57758507-79/manufacturing-february-months-march.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57758507-79/manufacturing-february-months-march.html.csp">U.S. manufacturing expanded more quickly in March</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="2014-04-01T13:21:35.541-06:00">Updated Apr 1, 2014 01:21PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • U.S. manufacturing grew at a slightly faster pace in March compared with February as factory output recovered from disruptions caused by severe winter weather. Manufacturers also received more orders, suggesting that production could strengthen a bit in the months ahead. The Institute for Supply Management, a group of purchasing managers, said Tuesday that its manufacturing index increased to 53.7 from 53.2 in February. Any reading above 50 indicates expansion. The increase suggests...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577585072014-04-01T13:21:35.541-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-01T13:21:35.541-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57758507@www.sltrib.com Tue, 01 Apr 2014 13:21:35 MDT U.S. construction spending up tiny 0.1 percent http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57758494-79/percent-construction-spending-housing.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57758494-79/percent-construction-spending-housing.html.csp">U.S. construction spending up tiny 0.1 percent</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="2014-04-01T09:09:16.37-06:00">Updated Apr 1, 2014 09:09AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • U.S. construction spending posted a slight increase in February as a rebound in construction of hotels and other nonresidential buildings offset a decline in housing. But housing construction fell as activity was still being depressed by the harsh winter. Construction spending increased a scant 0.1 percent in February after a 0.2 percent drop in January, the Commerce Department reported Tuesday. The increase left construction at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $945.7 billion, 8...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577584942014-04-01T09:09:16.37-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-01T09:09:16.37-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57758494@www.sltrib.com Tue, 01 Apr 2014 09:09:16 MDT U.S. home prices rose in Feb. despite weaker sales http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57758292-79/prices-sales-percent-february.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57758292-79/prices-sales-percent-february.html.csp">U.S. home prices rose in Feb. despite weaker sales</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="2014-04-01T08:18:01.786-06:00">Updated Apr 1, 2014 08:18AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • U.S. home prices rose in February from a year earlier at a solid pace, suggesting that a tight supply of available homes is boosting prices despite slowing sales. Real estate data provider CoreLogic said Tuesday that prices for existing homes rose 12.2 percent in February from a year ago. That was up slightly from January’s year-over-year pace of 12 percent. On a month-to-month basis, prices in February rose 0.8 percent from January. But CoreLogic’s month-to-month prices aren’t adju...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577582922014-04-01T08:18:01.786-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-01T08:18:01.786-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57758292@www.sltrib.com Tue, 01 Apr 2014 08:18:01 MDT Orders for durable goods up, but business investment falls http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57733201-68/percent-january-orders-february.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57733201-68/percent-january-orders-february.html.csp">Orders for durable goods up, but business investment falls</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="2014-03-26T08:58:02.343-06:00">Updated Mar 26, 2014 08:58AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Orders to U.S. factories for long-lasting manufactured goods rose in February by the most in three months, but a key category that reflects business investment fell sharply. This category fell 1.3 percent, the second setback in three months. Economists said the weakness in business investment might reflect the severe winter, which led some industries to put modernization and expansion plans on hold. Overall orders for durable goods rose 2.2 percent after a 1.3 percent drop in Januar...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577332012014-03-26T08:58:02.343-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-26T08:58:02.343-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57733201@www.sltrib.com Wed, 26 Mar 2014 08:58:02 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 Utah added 32,200 jobs in February http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57712834-79/jobs-utah-rate-added.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57712834-79/jobs-utah-rate-added.html.csp">Utah added 32,200 jobs in February</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="2014-03-21T15:23:16.936-06:00">Updated Mar 21, 2014 03:23PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Utah’s unemployment rate continues to be well below the U.S. rate as the state continues to grow non-farm jobs. The Utah Department of Workforce Services issued its monthly employment summary for February Friday and the news was mostly good. Utah companies added 32,200 jobs in February, a 2.5 percent increase from February of 2013. The agency said 1,301,200 Utahns currently have jobs, while about 57,100 Utahns remain unemployed and are actively seeking work. The national unemployment rate remain...</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> 57712834@www.sltrib.com Fri, 21 Mar 2014 15:23:16 MDT Sales of existing U.S. homes down to 19-month low http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57707292-79/sales-percent-buyers-homes.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57707292-79/sales-percent-buyers-homes.html.csp">Sales of existing U.S. homes down to 19-month low</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="2014-03-20T10:57:02.536-06:00">Updated Mar 20, 2014 10:57AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Sales of U.S. existing homes slipped in February to their lowest level since July 2012 as severe winter weather, rising prices and a tight supply of homes discouraged buyers. The National Association of Realtors said Thursday that sales declined 0.4 percent last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.6 million. That was the sixth decline in the past seven months. Freezing temperatures and snowstorms likely kept many buyers from visiting open houses. And higher mortgage rate...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577072922014-03-20T10:57:02.536-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-20T10:57:02.536-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57707292@www.sltrib.com Thu, 20 Mar 2014 10:57:02 MDT Utah consumer prices increase slightly in February http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57702329-79/prices-percent-increased-gasoline.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57702329-79/prices-percent-increased-gasoline.html.csp">Utah consumer prices increase slightly in February</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="2014-03-19T12:44:38.48-06:00">Updated Mar 19, 2014 12:44PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The increased cost of cable and satellite television and gasoline fueled a .2 percent increase in Utah’s Consumer Price Index from January to February. According to the Zions Bank Wasatch Front Consumer Price Index, which is released monthly, Utahns paid 1.3 percent more for recreational activities including cable and satellite television in February. One of Utah’s primary providers of satellite television raised prices by an average of 3.7 percent for each of its service bundles, citing rising ...</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> 57702329@www.sltrib.com Wed, 19 Mar 2014 12:44:38 MDT U.S. home construction fell in February but permit applications up http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57697484-79/construction-percent-february-homes.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57697484-79/construction-percent-february-homes.html.csp">U.S. home construction fell in February but permit applications up</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="2014-03-18T10:56:25.748-06:00">Updated Mar 18, 2014 10:56AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • U.S. home construction fell for a third month in February, but in a hopeful sign, applications for building permits rose to their highest level in four months. Builders started work on 907,000 homes at a seasonally adjusted annual rate in February, the Commerce Department said Tuesday. That was down a slight 0.2 percent from January, when construction had fallen 11.2 percent. The declines have been blamed in large part on severe winter weather in much of the country. Applications fo...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-576974842014-03-18T10:56:25.748-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-18T10:56:25.748-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57697484@www.sltrib.com Tue, 18 Mar 2014 10:56:25 MDT U.S. consumer prices tick up just slightly http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57697424-79/prices-percent-inflation-billion.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57697424-79/prices-percent-inflation-billion.html.csp">U.S. consumer prices tick up just slightly</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> AP Economics Writer</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-18T10:56:57.301-06:00">Updated Mar 18, 2014 10:56AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Cheaper energy kept U.S. consumer prices in check last month, despite a big rise in the cost of food, the latest sign that inflation is tame. The consumer price index rose 0.1 percent in February, matching January’s increase, the Labor Department said Tuesday. In the past 12 months, prices have risen just 1.1 percent, down from 1.6 percent in January and the smallest yearly gain in five months. Excluding the volatile food and energy categories, core prices rose 0.1 percent last mont...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-576974242014-03-18T10:56:57.301-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-18T10:56:57.301-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57697424@www.sltrib.com Tue, 18 Mar 2014 10:56:57 MDT Steve Powell to be released from prison http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57694393-78/powell-release-community-corrections.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57694393-78/powell-release-community-corrections.html.csp">Steve Powell to be released from prison</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By brooke adams</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-17T21:03:14.4-06:00">Updated Mar 17, 2014 09:03PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Steve Powell — the father of Josh Powell, who killed himself and his two sons two years ago and was a person of interest in his wife’s 2009 disappearance — will be released from a Washington state prison next Sunday after completing his sentence. Powell, 64, was convicted in May 2012 of 14 counts of voyeurism for taking surreptitious photos of two young neighbor girls in the bathroom of their home in Puyallup, Wash. The Washington State Department of Corrections has approved Powell’s plan to li...</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> 57694393@www.sltrib.com Mon, 17 Mar 2014 21:03:14 MDT U.S. factory output rose in Feb. by most in 6 months http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57693449-79/percent-january-output-production.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57693449-79/percent-january-output-production.html.csp">U.S. factory output rose in Feb. by most in 6 months</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="2014-03-17T09:13:24.11-06:00">Updated Mar 17, 2014 09:13AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">WASHINGTON • U.S. factory output rebounded strongly in February after harsh winter storms caused a steep drop-off in production in January. Manufacturers produced more autos, home electronics and chemicals. The Federal Reserve said Monday that factory production surged 0.8 percent, nearly reversing a 0.9 percent plunge in January that was due mainly to weather. February’s gain was the largest in six months. The figures suggest that factories are poised to boost output and drive more economic gro...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. 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