GROWTH - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/GROWTH News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Tablet growth has been stalling in U.S. and Europe http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58352086-79/percent-europe-growth-idc.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58352086-79/percent-europe-growth-idc.html.csp">Tablet growth has been stalling in U.S. and Europe</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Ian King</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Bloomberg News</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-29T12:40:02.177-06:00">Updated Aug 29, 2014 12:40PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">San Francisco • Tablet computer shipments will stall in North America and Western Europe this year, causing IDC Corp. to lower its forecast for worldwide growth by almost half. The market researcher is now predicting that the number of tablets shipped will rise 6.5 percent to 233.1 million in 2014, down from an earlier forecast of 12.1 percent. IDC expects no growth for North America and Western Europe after a 25 percent jump last year for the regions. The new estimate highlights the pressure on...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 58352086@www.sltrib.com Fri, 29 Aug 2014 12:40:02 MDT Japan economy stalls as incomes, spending languish http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58351964-79/percent-japan-economy-spending.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58351964-79/percent-japan-economy-spending.html.csp">Japan economy stalls as incomes, spending languish</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ELAINE KURTENBACH</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-29T12:07:02.184-06:00">Updated Aug 29, 2014 12:07PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Tokyo • Japan’s vital signs remained weak in July as wages fell further and household spending dropped, signaling continued weakness in the world’s third-largest economy. Data released Friday showed the inflation rate was unchanged from the previous month. The core price consumer index that excludes volatile fresh food prices rose 3.3 percent in July, the same as a month earlier. Much of the increase stems from a 2 percentage point increase in Japan’s sales tax in April, which has since sapped m...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583519642014-08-29T12:07:02.184-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-29T12:07:02.184-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58351964@www.sltrib.com Fri, 29 Aug 2014 12:07:02 MDT Survey: Americans’ pessimism on economy has grown http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58349552-68/percent-recession-americans-index.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58349552-68/percent-recession-americans-index.html.csp">Survey: Americans’ pessimism on economy has grown</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="2014-08-28T21:27:02.062-06:00">Updated Aug 28, 2014 09:27PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Americans are more anxious about the economy now than they were right after the Great Recession ended despite stock market gains, falling unemployment and growth moving closer to full health. Seventy-one percent of Americans say they think the recession exerted a permanent drag on the economy, according to a survey being released Thursday by Rutgers University. By contrast, in November 2009, five months after the recession officially ended, the Rutgers researchers found that only 4...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583495522014-08-28T21:27:02.062-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-28T21:27:02.062-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58349552@www.sltrib.com Thu, 28 Aug 2014 21:27:02 MDT Utahns increasingly optimistic about economy http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58347662-79/bank-consumer-index-state.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58347662-79/bank-consumer-index-state.html.csp">Utahns increasingly optimistic about economy</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Mike Gorrell</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-28T16:42:02.492-06:00">Updated Aug 28, 2014 04:42PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Utahns head into the Labor Day weekend more optimistic than they’ve been in some time about the stability of their jobs and the strength of the state’s economy. Released earlier this week, Zions Bank’s Consumer Attitude Index rose 2.0 points from July to August, boosting the gain over the past 12 months to 18.5 points. Utah’s consumer confidence index is now up to 106.9, far better than the national average (92.4), which went up 2.1 points since July. “Consumer confidence in current economic c...</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> 58347662@www.sltrib.com Thu, 28 Aug 2014 16:42:02 MDT Philippine economy grows 6.4 percent in quarter http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58347408-79/percent-growth-quarter-economy.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58347408-79/percent-growth-quarter-economy.html.csp">Philippine economy grows 6.4 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="2014-08-28T10:30:02.294-06:00">Updated Aug 28, 2014 10:30AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Manila • The Philippine economy expanded by 6.4 percent in the second quarter and tied with Malaysia as the second fastest growing in Asia during the period, officials said Thursday. The April-June growth was higher than the 5.6 percent posted in the first quarter, driven by industry, which grew by 7.8 percent, followed by services, which posted 6.0 percent growth, the government statistics agency reported. “This higher growth rate, coming from a high base a year ago shows that the economy is ba...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583474082014-08-28T10:30:02.294-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-28T10:30:02.294-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. 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The upward revision supported expectations that the second half of 2014 will prove far stronger than the first half. The Commerce Department’s second estimate of growth for last quarter followed its initial estimate of 4 percent. The upward revision reflected stronger business investment tha...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583470552014-08-28T17:06:05.496-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-28T17:06:05.496-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. 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That’s prompted traders to predict the first interest-rate increase since 2008. The odds that Banco de Mexico will lift its benchmark rate in the next year have jumped to 32 percent, from zero two weeks ago, after an Aug. 21 report showed the economy grew faster than analysts’ estimates in the second quarter. The central bank ha...</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> 58343974@www.sltrib.com Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:39:01 MDT Alibaba’s revenue growth surges in latest quarter http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58343779-79/alibaba-company-billion-ipo.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58343779-79/alibaba-company-billion-ipo.html.csp">Alibaba’s revenue growth surges in latest quarter</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Michael Liedtke</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-27T14:33:25.968-06:00">Updated Aug 27, 2014 02:33PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">San Francisco • Alibaba’s quarterly revenue growth is surging again, a development that should help the Chinese e-commerce company sell its shares in what could become the technology industry’s most lucrative IPO. The latest evidence of Alibaba’s financial allure surfaced in a regulatory update filed Wednesday as the company prepares to complete its initial public offering of stock next month. Alibaba’s latest quarter ending June 30 was highlighted by revenue of $2.54 billion, a 46 percent incre...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583437792014-08-27T14:33:25.968-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-27T14:33:25.968-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. 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The Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller 20-city home price index rose 8.1 percent in June from 12 months earlier, according to a Tuesday report. That’s down from 9.4 percent a month earlier and the smallest annual gain since December 2012. Yearly price growth weakened in all 20 cities. Home values in Cleveland nudged up just 0.8 percent. Las Vegas led with a 15.2 percent gain. Bu...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583384202014-08-26T09:58:56.128-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-26T09:58:56.128-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58338420@www.sltrib.com Tue, 26 Aug 2014 09:58:56 MDT Talk of ECB action grows amid Europe growth worry http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58334338-79/ecb-growth-bank-draghi.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58334338-79/ecb-growth-bank-draghi.html.csp">Talk of ECB action grows amid Europe growth worry</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="2014-08-25T09:19:01.605-06:00">Updated Aug 25, 2014 09:19AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Frankfurt, Germany • Worries about the economy are rippling through Europe. Downbeat data have pushed the European Central Bank closer to more drastic action to keep the hesitant recovery from stalling completely. Meanwhile, open feuding in the French government about how to break out of economic stagnation saw President Francois Hollande dissolve the cabinet and order Prime Minister Manuel Valls to form a new team. Stock markets rose on hopes that the ECB will intervene with new stimulus measur...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583343382014-08-25T09:19:01.605-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-25T09:19:01.605-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58334338@www.sltrib.com Mon, 25 Aug 2014 09:19:01 MDT At Jackson Hole, central bankers eye varying goals http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58325237-79/central-rates-bank-growth.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58325237-79/central-rates-bank-growth.html.csp">At Jackson Hole, central bankers eye varying goals</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="2014-08-22T09:16:02.246-06:00">Updated Aug 22, 2014 09:16AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The central bankers meeting this week at their annual conference in Jackson Hole, Wyo. aren’t exactly in sync. Many are taking steps that clash with the policies of others. The Federal Reserve is preparing to reduce its economic support. By contrast, the European Central Bank is considering more stimulus. So is the Bank of Japan. The Bank of England seems to be moving toward raising interest rates. It isn’t just the biggest economies whose central banks are pulling in different dire...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583252372014-08-22T09:16:02.246-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-22T09:16:02.246-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58325237@www.sltrib.com Fri, 22 Aug 2014 09:16:02 MDT Unexpected summer blockbuster: Chinese stocks http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58323256-79/chinese-china-stocks-growth.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58323256-79/chinese-china-stocks-growth.html.csp">Unexpected summer blockbuster: Chinese stocks</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By STAN CHOE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-21T17:46:01.913-06:00">Updated Aug 21, 2014 05:46PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Surprise: One of the summer’s hottest investments was also one of the most anxiety-inducing a few months earlier. Dollars are pouring into China again despite worries about the country’s slowing economic growth. Chinese stock mutual funds have returned an average of 12.5 percent over the last three months, making them the second-best fund category of the 105 that Morningstar tracks. Mutual fund managers say they still see opportunities in Chinese stocks, even though the recent gains m...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583232562014-08-21T17:46:01.913-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-21T17:46:01.913-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58323256@www.sltrib.com Thu, 21 Aug 2014 17:46:01 MDT Survey indicates eurozone is growing slowly http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58321956-79/growth-eurozone-economy-quarter.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58321956-79/growth-eurozone-economy-quarter.html.csp">Survey indicates eurozone is growing slowly</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-21T11:33:02.091-06:00">Updated Aug 21, 2014 11:33AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Frankfurt, Germany • A survey of business activity shows the economy of the 18-country eurozone grew at only a slow pace in August, a sign it remains sluggish after a disappointing second quarter in which it did not expand at all. The purchasing managers’ index published by Markit Economics fell to 52.8 points from 53.8 in July. A reading over 50 indicates the economy is expanding. The signs of mild growth follow an official growth figure of zero for the second quarter, which ended June 30. The ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583219562014-08-21T11:33:02.091-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-21T11:33:02.091-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58321956@www.sltrib.com Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:33:02 MDT Gauge of U.S. economy rises 0.9 percent in July http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58321759-79/july-percent-economy-growth.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58321759-79/july-percent-economy-growth.html.csp">Gauge of U.S. economy rises 0.9 percent in July</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="2014-08-21T10:26:02.482-06:00">Updated Aug 21, 2014 10:26AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • A gauge designed to predict the economy’s future health posted the sharpest advance in four months in July, indicating the economy is gaining traction headed into the last half of the year. The Conference Board said Thursday that its index of leading indicators rose 0.9 percent last month, the sixth straight increase and the best showing since a 1 percent rise in March. The index, composed of 10 forward-pointing indicators, had risen 0.6 percent in June. Financial market conditions,...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583217592014-08-21T10:26:02.482-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-21T10:26:02.482-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58321759@www.sltrib.com Thu, 21 Aug 2014 10:26:02 MDT Israel quarterly growth down as exports plunge http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58309444-79/percent-cut-rate-israel.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58309444-79/percent-cut-rate-israel.html.csp">Israel quarterly growth down as exports plunge</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Amy Teibel</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Bloomberg News</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-18T11:55:01.708-06:00">Updated Aug 18, 2014 11:55AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Jerusalem • Israel’s economic expansion slowed in the second quarter as exports plunged almost 18 percent, fueling speculation that the central bank may cut interest rates again to spur growth. Gross domestic product grew 1.7 percent, compared with a revised rate of 2.8 percent in the first three months of the year, the Central Bureau of Statistics in Jerusalem said Sunday. The median estimate of five economists was for a growth rate of 2.7 percent, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. The d...</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> 58309444@www.sltrib.com Mon, 18 Aug 2014 11:55:01 MDT Why global turmoil hasn’t sunk US markets. Yet. http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58303737-79/percent-economy-nearly-global.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58303737-79/percent-economy-nearly-global.html.csp">Why global turmoil hasn’t sunk US markets. Yet.</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JOSH BOAK and BERNARD CONDON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> AP Business Writers</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-16T11:04:01.718-06:00">Updated Aug 16, 2014 11:04AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Europe appears on the brink of another recession. Islamic militants have seized Iraqi territory. Russian troops have massed on the Ukraine border, and the resulting sanctions are disrupting trade. An Ebola outbreak in Africa and Israel’s war in Gaza are contributing to the gloom. It’s been a grim summer in much of the world. Yet investors in the United States have largely shrugged it off — so far at least. A big reason is that five years after the Great Recession officially ended, the...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583037372014-08-16T11:04:01.718-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-16T11:04:01.718-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58303737@www.sltrib.com Sat, 16 Aug 2014 11:04:01 MDT Why global turmoil hasn’t sunk US markets. Yet. http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58301814-79/economy-percent-global-nearly.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58301814-79/economy-percent-global-nearly.html.csp">Why global turmoil hasn’t sunk US markets. Yet.</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JOSH BOAK and BERNARD CONDON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-15T19:09:02.744-06:00">Updated Aug 15, 2014 07:09PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Europe appears on the brink of another recession. Islamic militants have seized Iraqi territory. Russian troops have massed on the Ukraine border, and the resulting sanctions are disrupting trade. An Ebola outbreak in Africa and Israel’s war in Gaza are contributing to the gloom. It’s been a grim summer in much of the world. Yet investors in the United States have largely shrugged it off — so far at least. A big reason is that five years after the Great Recession officially ended, the...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583018142014-08-15T19:09:02.744-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-15T19:09:02.744-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58301814@www.sltrib.com Fri, 15 Aug 2014 19:09:02 MDT Utah’s job growth in July was strongest of 2014 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58301333-79/july-percent-job-utah.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58301333-79/july-percent-job-utah.html.csp">Utah’s job growth in July was strongest of 2014</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-15T21:48:10.83-06:00">Updated Aug 15, 2014 09:48PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The state’s economy supported almost 46,000 more jobs in July than it did a year earlier, one of the more robust monthly gains since the recession. But with growing confidence in the economy enticing more people to look for work again, Utah’s unemployment ticked up a bit to 3.7 percent, still well below the national average of 6.2 percent. “July’s 3.6 percent growth is the highest thus far in 2014, both in terms of rate and numerical change compared to 2013,” Carrie Mayne, the state Department o...</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> 58301333@www.sltrib.com Fri, 15 Aug 2014 21:48:10 MDT Why global turmoil hasn’t sunk U.S. markets. Yet. http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58301364-68/percent-economy-global-nearly.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58301364-68/percent-economy-global-nearly.html.csp">Why global turmoil hasn’t sunk U.S. markets. Yet.</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JOSH BOAK and BERNARD CONDON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-15T14:46:39.837-06:00">Updated Aug 15, 2014 02:46PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Europe appears on the brink of another recession. Islamic militants have seized Iraqi territory. Russian troops have massed on the Ukraine border, and the resulting sanctions are disrupting trade. An Ebola outbreak in Africa and Israel’s war in Gaza are contributing to the gloom. It’s been a grim summer in much of the world. Yet investors in the United States have largely shrugged it off — so far at least. A big reason is that five years after the Great Recession officially ended, the...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583013642014-08-15T14:46:39.837-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-15T14:46:39.837-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58301364@www.sltrib.com Fri, 15 Aug 2014 14:46:39 MDT British economy maintains momentum in quarter http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58300527-79/percent-quarter-economy-growth.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58300527-79/percent-quarter-economy-growth.html.csp">British economy maintains momentum in quarter</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Emma Charlton</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Bloomberg News</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-15T10:05:01.94-06:00">Updated Aug 15, 2014 10:05AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">London • The British economy maintained its momentum in the second quarter as output finally surpassed the level seen before the global financial crisis. Gross domestic product grew an unrevised 0.8 percent between April and June, the same as in the previous three months, the Office for National Statistics said in London Friday. That left output 0.2 percent above its previous peak in the first quarter of 2008. The economy expanded an upwardly revised 3.2 percent from a year earlier, the most sin...</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> 58300527@www.sltrib.com Fri, 15 Aug 2014 10:05:01 MDT