GOVERNMENT - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/GOVERNMENT News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Yemen nearly doubles fuel prices to narrow deficit http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58241476-79/cents-yemen-fuel-nearly.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58241476-79/cents-yemen-fuel-nearly.html.csp">Yemen nearly doubles fuel prices to narrow deficit</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By AHMED AL-HAJJ</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-30T10:58:02.031-06:00">Updated Jul 30, 2014 10:58AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Sanaa, Yemen • Yemen’s government has nearly doubled fuel prices in an attempt to reform government subsidies and narrow a budget deficit. According to new prices posted Wednesday in the capital, Sanaa, the government raised price of regular gasoline to 93 U.S. cents from 58 cents. Diesel used for public transport and trucks rose to 91 cents from 46 cents. That’s on par to the U.S. average price per liter for gasoline, which is 92 cents — or $3.51 per gallon. Past price hikes have led to street ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582414762014-07-30T10:58:02.031-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-30T10:58:02.031-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58241476@www.sltrib.com Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:58:02 MDT Survey: U.S. companies added 218,000 jobs in July http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58241167-79/jobs-added-report-adp.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58241167-79/jobs-added-report-adp.html.csp">Survey: U.S. companies added 218,000 jobs 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="2014-07-30T09:13:01.68-06:00">Updated Jul 30, 2014 09:13AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • A private survey shows businesses hired at a healthy pace in July, though the job gains slowed from the previous month. Private employers added 218,000 jobs, down from 281,000 in June, payroll provider ADP said Wednesday. It was the fourth straight month of job gains above 200,000, a healthy pace that usually is enough to lower the unemployment rate. The figures suggest that the government’s jobs report, to be released Friday, will also show a solid increase. But the ADP numbers cov...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582411672014-07-30T09:13:01.68-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-30T09:13:01.68-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58241167@www.sltrib.com Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:13:01 MDT Revised data: U.S. grew faster in latter half of 2013 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58241126-79/percent-growth-previous-data.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58241126-79/percent-growth-previous-data.html.csp">Revised data: U.S. grew faster in latter half of 2013</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Christopher rugaber </span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-30T09:14:06.793-06:00">Updated Jul 30, 2014 09:14AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Fueled by healthier consumer spending, the U.S. economy grew in the second half of last year at the strongest pace in a decade and more than previously estimated, new government data show. Revised data released Wednesday also suggest a possible factor behind the pickup: Americans saved much more in 2012 than previously thought, leaving more to spend in 2013. The economy grew at an annual rate of 4.5 percent in last year’s third quarter, up from a previous estimate of 4.1 percent. Gr...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582411262014-07-30T09:14:06.793-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-30T09:14:06.793-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58241126@www.sltrib.com Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:14:06 MDT Letter: End BLM policing http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58234168-82/blm-law-policing-enforcement.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58234168-82/blm-law-policing-enforcement.html.csp">Letter: End BLM policing</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-29T15:52:02.119-06:00">Updated Jul 29, 2014 03:52PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">I have never understood the Tribune’s longstanding love affair with federal government policing of public lands in Utah. The editorial (“Comparing the feds to the Nazis doesn’t solve anything,” July 26) is just one more example. Clearly there is a need, at the federal level, for certain law enforcement agencies. But, public lands federal police? No way. It’s a bad idea that’s done nothing but get worse with time. It’s an idea that flies in the face of the Tenth Amendment of the U. S. Consti...</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> 58234168@www.sltrib.com Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:52:02 MDT Default nears; Argentina fights with debt holdouts http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58237539-79/argentina-debt-default-government.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58237539-79/argentina-debt-default-government.html.csp">Default nears; Argentina fights with debt holdouts</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ALMUDENA CALATRAVA and CLAUDIA TORRENS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-29T13:08:01.567-06:00">Updated Jul 29, 2014 01:08PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Buenos Aires • Argentina risks financial default unless it reaches an agreement with a group of holdout bondholders by Wednesday. Here are the issues at stake: HOW DID ARGENTINA GET HERE? In 1998, Argentina fell into recession and faced crushing payments on its international debt. As it tried to avoid default in 2001, it arranged a “debt swap,” asking investors to trade in bonds coming due for longer-term ones. The swap, however, failed to resolve Argentina’s troubles. In December 2001, the coun...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582375392014-07-29T13:08:01.567-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-29T13:08:01.567-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58237539@www.sltrib.com Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:08:01 MDT China investigating Microsoft in monopoly case http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58236828-79/technology-foreign-microsoft-china.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58236828-79/technology-foreign-microsoft-china.html.csp">China investigating Microsoft in monopoly case</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JOE McDONALD</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-29T09:27:01.444-06:00">Updated Jul 29, 2014 09:27AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Beijing • China’s anti-monopoly agency announced an investigation Tuesday of Microsoft Corp., stepping up regulatory pressure on foreign technology companies. The State Administration for Industry and Commerce said it opened a case in June after complaints Microsoft improperly failed to publish all documentation for its Windows operating system and Office software. It said investigators visited Microsoft’s China headquarters in Beijing and branches in Shanghai, Guangzhou and Chengdu in southwest...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582368282014-07-29T09:27:01.444-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-29T09:27:01.444-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58236828@www.sltrib.com Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09:27:01 MDT Monitors ‘sick and tired’ of being kept away from plane crash site in Ukraine http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58234584-68/russia-ukraine-rebels-monday.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58234584-68/russia-ukraine-rebels-monday.html.csp">Monitors ‘sick and tired’ of being kept away from plane crash site in Ukraine</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-28T21:55:07.047-06:00">Updated Jul 28, 2014 09:55PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Shakhtarsk, Ukraine • Panicky residents in an eastern Ukrainian town fled their homes Monday carrying a few possessions in plastic bags and small suitcases as shells exploded in the distance — fighting that prevented an international police team from reaching the area where the Malaysia Airlines plane was downed. “Mom, hang in there,” exclaimed a weeping woman who was fleeing Shakhtarsk with her mother. Associated Press reporters saw a high-rise apartment block in the town being hit by at least...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582345842014-07-28T21:55:07.047-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-28T21:55:07.047-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. 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Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich said an Argentine delegation would be in New York to meet with a court-appointed mediator Tuesday, just a day ahead of the deadline. “Argentina’s position is to reach a dialogue that establishes fair, legal and sustainable conditions for negotiation with 100 p...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582329312014-07-28T17:33:49.271-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-28T17:33:49.271-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58232931@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:33:49 MDT Britain reopens way for shale-gas fracking http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58232728-79/shale-fracking-gas-energy.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58232728-79/shale-fracking-gas-energy.html.csp">Britain reopens way for shale-gas fracking</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MATTHEW KNIGHT</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-28T09:51:01.936-06:00">Updated Jul 28, 2014 09:51AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">London • Energy firms will be able to bid for licenses Monday to explore for shale gas in Britain, three years after the controversial fracking process caused seismic tremors which led the government to suspend operations. Business and Energy Minister Matthew Hancock said shale gas has the potential to increase the country’s energy supply but stressed national parks will be protected. “Done right, speeding up shale will mean more jobs and opportunities for people and help ensure long-term econom...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582327282014-07-28T09:51:01.936-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-28T09:51:01.936-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58232728@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 09:51:01 MDT Report says surveillance is hampering journalists http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58232490-68/report-government-journalists-information.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58232490-68/report-government-journalists-information.html.csp">Report says surveillance is hampering journalists</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DAVID BAUDER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-28T08:45:02.271-06:00">Updated Jul 28, 2014 08:45AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Revelations over the past few years about how U.S. security officials have the ability to track people through phone, email and other electronic records are making it harder for journalists to report on what the government is doing, two human rights groups say. Human Rights Watch and the American Civil Liberties Union said in a report issued Monday that access to data as detailed in leaks by former National Security Agency systems analyst Edward Snowden, coupled with the Obama adminis...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582324902014-07-28T08:45:02.271-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-28T08:45:02.271-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58232490@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:45:02 MDT Rosario Murillo: Nicaragua’s Evita? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58232420-68/murillo-ortega-government-nicaragua.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58232420-68/murillo-ortega-government-nicaragua.html.csp">Rosario Murillo: Nicaragua’s Evita?</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-28T08:32:01.863-06:00">Updated Jul 28, 2014 08:32AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Managua, Nicaragua • In Nicaragua, where Marxist dogma has given way to a free market economy, the red-and-black flags of the Sandinista revolution have been supplanted by the pink and baby blue colors favored by the country’s first lady, “la companera” Rosario Murillo. Her husband, Daniel Ortega, is president, but as chief of communications, Murillo is the voice and the other face of the government. At border crossings and on roadside billboards throughout the country, “Daniel and Rosario” are ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582324202014-07-28T08:32:01.863-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-28T08:32:01.863-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58232420@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:32:01 MDT Ukraine forces fight to control site of plane crash http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58230807-68/ukraine-russia-site-government.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58230807-68/ukraine-russia-site-government.html.csp">Ukraine forces fight to control site of plane crash</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DMITRY LOVETSKY </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and PETER LEONARD</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-27T21:39:02.69-06:00">Updated Jul 27, 2014 09:39PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Donetsk, Ukraine • Ukrainian armed forces mounted a major onslaught against pro-Russian separatist fighters Sunday in an attempt to gain control over the area where a Malaysia Airlines plane was downed earlier this month. The U.S. State Department, meanwhile, released satellite images that it says back up its claims that rockets have been fired from Russia into eastern Ukraine and heavy artillery for separatists has also crossed the border. A four-page document released by the State Department ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582308072014-07-27T21:39:02.69-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-27T21:39:02.69-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58230807@www.sltrib.com Sun, 27 Jul 2014 21:39:02 MDT In Chinese shadow, Hong Kong fights for its future http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58227236-68/hong-kong-beijing-chinese.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58227236-68/hong-kong-beijing-chinese.html.csp">In Chinese shadow, Hong Kong fights for its future</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By KELVIN CHAN and JACK CHANG</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-26T11:51:01.704-06:00">Updated Jul 26, 2014 11:51AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Hong Kong • As skyscrapers around Hong Kong harbor erupted into a reverie of laser beams and giant digital displays during their synchronized nightly light show, one innocuous 28-story building near the water’s edge had stayed dark for months, clad in bamboo scaffolding for a face-lift. Then, in June, the renovated tower came to life, flashing giant Chinese characters that some in Hong Kong saw as a warning. “People’s Liberation Army,” it said. Many in this prosperous city had already feared tha...</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> 58227236@www.sltrib.com Sat, 26 Jul 2014 11:51:01 MDT Video shows smiling American bomber in Syria http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58227226-68/killed-observatory-abu-salha.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58227226-68/killed-observatory-abu-salha.html.csp">Video shows smiling American bomber in Syria</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By BASSEM MROUE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-26T11:46:02.226-06:00">Updated Jul 26, 2014 11:46AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Beirut • An al-Qaida-linked group fighting in Syria has released video of the first American to carry out a suicide attack in the country’s civil war, showing him smiling and saying he looked forward to going to heaven. The Nusra Front released the new video late Friday showing American citizen Moner Mohammad Abu-Salha, 22, with other fighters before the May 25 attack that targeted several army positions at the same time. It said two of the other three suicide attackers in the assault in the gov...</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> 58227226@www.sltrib.com Sat, 26 Jul 2014 11:46:02 MDT California trying to cut water, but is it working? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58227210-68/agencies-state-california-data.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58227210-68/agencies-state-california-data.html.csp">California trying to cut water, but is it working?</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MATT HAMILTON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-26T11:39:02.084-06:00">Updated Jul 26, 2014 11:39AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Los Angeles • When Gov. Jerry Brown called on everyone from residents to businesses in California to curb water usage by 20 percent, he told state government to lead by example. Six months after his emergency declaration, many agencies and departments can’t say whether their efforts to conserve water are sufficient because few have been comparing how much water they are using this year to last. Here are five things to know about how state agencies are faring as they try to use less water: CUTS N...</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> 58227210@www.sltrib.com Sat, 26 Jul 2014 11:39:02 MDT Arizona execution renews debate over methods http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58227197-68/death-execution-injection-lethal.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58227197-68/death-execution-injection-lethal.html.csp">Arizona execution renews debate over methods</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By PAUL ELIAS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-26T11:33:05.344-06:00">Updated Jul 26, 2014 11:33AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">San Francisco • A third execution by lethal injection has gone awry in six months, renewing debate over whether there is a foolproof way for the government to humanely kill condemned criminals, and whether it’s even worth looking for one. Death penalty opponents say any killing is an unnecessarily cruel punishment. Proponents may favor the most humane execution method possible, but many reject the idea that a few minutes or hours of suffering by a criminal who caused great suffering to others sh...</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> 58227197@www.sltrib.com Sat, 26 Jul 2014 11:33:05 MDT Letter: The nation is a ‘state’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58224286-82/state-exchange-states-government.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58224286-82/state-exchange-states-government.html.csp">Letter: The nation is a ‘state’</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-25T16:00:03.015-06:00">Updated Jul 25, 2014 04:00PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">I have read the phrase used by the D.C. Court of Appeals in Halbig v. Burwell: “an exchange established by the State.” This word “State” is singular and means government, not a private company. If it had said states, that would be another issue and it would have forbid D.C. and U.S. possessions from getting assistance in tax credits from the IRS, as they are not states. In other parts of the law it encourages states to set up their own exchange under federal guidelines. The phrase did not say ...</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> 58224286@www.sltrib.com Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:00:03 MDT Obama signs two Utah-related bills http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58224545-90/canal-provo-utah-obama.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58224545-90/canal-provo-utah-obama.html.csp">Obama signs two Utah-related bills</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Matt Canham</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-27T20:47:08.106-06:00">Updated Jul 27, 2014 08:47PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">President Barack Obama signed into law Friday a land exchange between Utah and the Ute tribes, along with a correction to a Provo water deal. These were two of 14 bills Obama signed, with others naming buildings, creating memorials and swapping lands. Two weeks ago, the Senate agreed to an exchange of 20,000 acres controlled by Utah to the Hill Creek Extension of the Unitah and Ouray Indian Reservation for the mineral rights to other parcels on the reservation. The deal approved by the Ute Trib...</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> 58224545@www.sltrib.com Sun, 27 Jul 2014 20:47:08 MDT World Cup over, but some Argentines won’t go home http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58224254-68/brazil-argentines-cup-rio.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58224254-68/brazil-argentines-cup-rio.html.csp">World Cup over, but some Argentines won’t go home</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JENNY BARCHFIELD</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-25T12:29:01.568-06:00">Updated Jul 25, 2014 12:29PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Rio de Janeiro • Lucas Bazan Pontoni rifled through his pockets for the 45-cent lunch fee as he stood in line at a downtown soup kitchen. An acquaintance sprang for the government-subsidized meal when he came up short. Pontoni, one of about 160,000 Argentines who flooded into Brazil for the World Cup, hardly fits the image of deep-pocketed foreigners who dropped around $3 billion in Brazil during the monthlong tournament. The 23-year-old actor is broke, and he has no immediate plans to return ho...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582242542014-07-25T12:29:01.568-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-25T12:29:01.568-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58224254@www.sltrib.com Fri, 25 Jul 2014 12:29:01 MDT Across U.S. job market, layoffs are becoming rare http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58221868-68/employers-job-workers-economy.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58221868-68/employers-job-workers-economy.html.csp">Across U.S. job market, layoffs are becoming rare</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-24T19:08:19.165-06:00">Updated Jul 24, 2014 07:08PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The risk of losing your job is getting smaller and smaller. As the U.S. economy has improved and employers have regained confidence, companies have been steadily shedding fewer workers. Which is why applications for unemployment benefits have dwindled to their lowest level since February 2006 — nearly two years before the Great Recession began — the government said Thursday. The trend means greater job security and suggests a critical turning point in the economic recovery. It rais...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582218682014-07-24T19:08:19.165-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-24T19:08:19.165-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58221868@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Jul 2014 19:08:19 MDT