FISCAL - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/FISCAL News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Family Dollar to cut jobs, close about 370 stores http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57801448-79/cents-dollar-family-per.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57801448-79/cents-dollar-family-per.html.csp">Family Dollar to cut jobs, close about 370 stores</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-10T08:06:01.751-06:00">Updated Apr 10, 2014 08:06AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Matthews, N.C. • Family Dollar plans to cut some jobs and close about 370 underperforming stores as it tries to reverse sagging sales and earnings. The discount store operator will also lower prices on about 1,000 basic items. Family Dollar did not provide details on how many jobs were expected to be eliminated. The chain said the store closings and job cuts should reduce annual operating expenses by $40 million to $45 million, starting with the fiscal third quarter. Family Dollar Stores Inc. cu...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578014482014-04-10T08:06:01.751-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-10T08:06:01.751-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57801448@www.sltrib.com Thu, 10 Apr 2014 08:06:01 MDT Indian finance minister says fundamentals improved http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57752876-79/billion-economy-fiscal-fundamentals.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57752876-79/billion-economy-fiscal-fundamentals.html.csp">Indian finance minister says fundamentals improved</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-31T08:12:04.462-06:00">Updated Mar 31, 2014 08:12AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New Delhi • India’s finance minister said Monday that the fundamentals of Asia’s third-largest economy have strengthened since the country faced a potential crisis last year. Palaniappan Chidambaram told reporters that the worrisome current account deficit had narrowed to about $35 billion in the fiscal year that ended Monday from $60 billion the previous year, thanks to increased exports and also government curbs on gold imports. The fiscal deficit dropped to 4.6 percent of gross domestic prod...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577528762014-03-31T08:12:04.462-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-31T08:12:04.462-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57752876@www.sltrib.com Mon, 31 Mar 2014 08:12:04 MDT The Washington Post: The budget comes up short http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57636714-82/obama-budget-spending-federal.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57636714-82/obama-budget-spending-federal.html.csp">The Washington Post: The budget comes up short</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-07T09:06:36.398-06:00">Updated Mar 7, 2014 09:06AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">It was just bad luck that President Obama unveiled his fiscal 2015 budget in the midst of the most dangerous geopolitical tensions Europe has faced since the end of the Cold War. The Obama administration began working on the document long before the recent upheaval in Ukraine; Mr. Obama had no way of knowing that its unveiling would compete for headlines with a Russian invasion of the Crimean Peninsula. There is a lesson in this unexpected juxtaposition nevertheless: No nation can safely base it...</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> 57636714@www.sltrib.com Fri, 07 Mar 2014 09:06:36 MDT Parker: Gov. Moonbeam finds his center http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57641160-82/brown-governor-california-spending.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57641160-82/brown-governor-california-spending.html.csp">Parker: Gov. Moonbeam finds his center</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kathleen Parker</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-06T17:00:53.425-06:00">Updated Mar 6, 2014 05:00PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">In matters cultural, California has always been America’s petri dish. Whatever happened in California usually infiltrated the rest of the country. Today there is reason to hope that other trends collecting on our far-left coast (geographically speaking) might infect the nation, especially in matters of governance and fiscal responsibility. Jerry Brown, about to begin a run for his fourth term as governor, has shed the “Governor Moonbeam” moniker that he has worn like an itchy suit for nearly 40...</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> 57641160@www.sltrib.com Thu, 06 Mar 2014 17:00:53 MDT Officials: Obama drops budget cost-of-living trims http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57574242-79/budget-obama-spending-proposal.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57574242-79/budget-obama-spending-proposal.html.csp">Officials: Obama drops budget cost-of-living trims</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JIM KUHNHENN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-20T11:41:01.613-06:00">Updated Feb 20, 2014 11:41AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The White House says President Barack Obama’s upcoming budget proposal will not include his past offer to accept lowered cost-of-living increases in Social Security and other benefit programs. Those had been a central component of his long-term debt-reduction strategy. Officials said Thursday that those potential reductions in spending, included in last year’s Obama budget, had been designed to initiate negotiations with Republicans over how to reduce future deficits and the nation...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-575742422014-02-20T11:41:01.613-06:00" id="#license-2014-02-20T11:41:01.613-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57574242@www.sltrib.com Thu, 20 Feb 2014 11:41:01 MDT