GROWTH - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/GROWTH News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Study: Utah to nearly double population by 2050 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57833427-90/2050-counties-county-front.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57833427-90/2050-counties-county-front.html.csp">Study: Utah to nearly double population by 2050</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Lee Davidson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-17T21:23:34.925-06:00">Updated Apr 17, 2014 09:23PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">By 2050, Utah is expected to nearly double its population — adding 2.5 million people to its current 2.9 million, with two-thirds coming from “natural growth” through its high birth rate and a third from immigration. A new study by the Utah Foundation predicts the booming growth, and a separate panel discussion Thursday by the League of Women Voters addressed planning needed to handle it. “That means we need to generate over a million new jobs and provide better housing and transportation — and...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 57833427@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Apr 2014 21:23:34 MDT GE 1Q earnings fall, outlook strong http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57831612-79/billion-company-industrial-growth.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57831612-79/billion-company-industrial-growth.html.csp">GE 1Q earnings fall, outlook strong</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="2014-04-17T07:54:28.409-06:00">Updated Apr 17, 2014 07:54AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • General Electric posted lower first-quarter net income than a year ago because last year’s results included the sale of NBC Universal. But the company said its industrial divisions performed well and the economic environment was “positive.” GE said Thursday that it earned $3 billion on revenue of $34.18 billion in the year’s first three months, down from $3.5 billion on revenue of $34.94 billion during the same period last year. On a per share basis, GE earned 30 cents. Adjusted to re...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578316122014-04-17T07:54:28.409-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-17T07:54:28.409-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57831612@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Apr 2014 07:54:28 MDT Applications for U.S. jobless aid edge up to 304,000 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57831602-79/applications-growth-jobless-percent.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57831602-79/applications-growth-jobless-percent.html.csp">Applications for U.S. jobless aid edge up to 304,000</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="2014-04-17T07:44:04.155-06:00">Updated Apr 17, 2014 07:44AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits last week rose 2,000 to a seasonally adjusted 304,000. Jobless claims continue to be near pre-recession levels despite the slight increase. The Labor Department said Thursday that the four-week average of applications, a less volatile measure, fell 4,750 to 312,000. That average has fallen from 357,500 applications over the past 12 months. It is the lowest four-week average since October 2007, just two months before the Great R...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578316022014-04-17T07:44:04.155-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-17T07:44:04.155-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57831602@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Apr 2014 07:44:04 MDT U.S. stocks rise, extending gains into third day http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57826680-79/percent-companies-quarter-rose.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57826680-79/percent-companies-quarter-rose.html.csp">U.S. stocks rise, extending gains into third day</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ALEX VEIGA</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-16T11:37:10.515-06:00">Updated Apr 16, 2014 11:37AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Investors sent stock prices higher for a third day in a row Wednesday. Major U.S. indexes rose as more companies reported solid earnings and traders welcomed encouraging news about China’s economy. Yahoo and Delta Air Lines were among the companies rising sharply in afternoon trading. KEEPING SCORE: The Standard & Poor’s 500 index rose 11 points, or 0.6 percent, to 1,854 as of 1:02 p.m. Eastern Time. The Dow Jones industrial average gained 107 points, or 0.7 percent, to 16,369. The Nasdaq compos...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578266802014-04-16T11:37:10.515-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-16T11:37:10.515-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57826680@www.sltrib.com Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:37:10 MDT U.S. retail sales up strong 1.1 percent in March http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57817445-79/percent-march-sales-economy.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57817445-79/percent-march-sales-economy.html.csp">U.S. retail sales up strong 1.1 percent in March</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="2014-04-14T09:24:03.609-06:00">Updated Apr 14, 2014 09:24AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • U.S. retail sales in March rose by the largest amount in 18 months, led by strong gains in sales of autos, furniture and a number of other products. The 1.1 percent jump reported by the Commerce Department on Monday was the best showing since September 2012. The government also revised February to a 0.7 percent gain, more than double its previous estimate. Sales had fallen in January and December. Sales of autos climbed 3.1 percent while sales at general merchandise stores, a catego...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578174452014-04-14T09:24:03.609-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-14T09:24:03.609-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57817445@www.sltrib.com Mon, 14 Apr 2014 09:24:03 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 Op-ed: Congress must act to keep Utah’s exports moving http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57802526-82/trade-utah-exports-congress.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57802526-82/trade-utah-exports-congress.html.csp">Op-ed: Congress must act to keep Utah’s exports moving</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Derek Monson</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-11T18:18:01.98-06:00">Updated Apr 11, 2014 06:18PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Quick, name the biggest drivers of Utah’s economic growth. Did you guess exports? Probably not. But it’s right up there. Utah’s exports have nearly tripled in just five years, climbing from $6.8 billion in 2007 to $19.3 billion in 2012. Indeed, exports now support more than one in five Utah jobs. As welcome as this growth is, it’s not guaranteed to continue. In fact, Utah’s exports dipped last year. And they’re at risk of further declines if Congress fails to restore the president’s authority to...</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> 57802526@www.sltrib.com Fri, 11 Apr 2014 18:18:01 MDT U.S. producer prices rise 0.5 percent in March http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57806536-79/percent-prices-inflation-march.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57806536-79/percent-prices-inflation-march.html.csp">U.S. producer prices rise 0.5 percent 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="2014-04-11T08:36:01.684-06:00">Updated Apr 11, 2014 08:36AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The prices companies receive for their goods and services jumped in March led by gains for food, clothing, jewelry and chemicals. The producer price index, which measures price changes before they reach the consumer, rose 0.5 percent in March, the Labor Department said Friday. Overall inflation remains relatively tame. Producer prices increased 1.4 percent during the past 12 months. Wholesale food prices rose last month, led by a 30.4 percent leap in the costs of hogs and 12.4 perce...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578065362014-04-11T08:36:01.684-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-11T08:36:01.684-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57806536@www.sltrib.com Fri, 11 Apr 2014 08:36:01 MDT Applications for U.S. jobless aid dip 32K to 300,000 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57801653-79/applications-growth-percent-week.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57801653-79/applications-growth-percent-week.html.csp">Applications for U.S. jobless aid dip 32K to 300,000</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="2014-04-10T08:52:01.755-06:00">Updated Apr 10, 2014 08:52AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits dropped to the lowest level in almost seven years, falling 32,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 300,000. The Labor Department said Thursday that the four-week average of applications, a less volatile measure, fell 4,750 to 316,250. Fewer Americans sought benefits last week than at any point since the Great Recession began at the end of 2007. Applications are at their lowest level since May of that year. Applications are a ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578016532014-04-10T08:52:01.755-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-10T08:52:01.755-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57801653@www.sltrib.com Thu, 10 Apr 2014 08:52:01 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 Real Property Management moves to Salt Lake City http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57785604-79/property-management-lake-salt.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57785604-79/property-management-lake-salt.html.csp">Real Property Management moves to Salt Lake City</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="2014-04-07T13:56:02.169-06:00">Updated Apr 7, 2014 01:56PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Real Property Management is moving its headquarters and franchise support center from Layton to Salt Lake City. Company officials say the move to property at 1455 W. 2200 South will allow the 25-year-old privately held property management company to accommodate current and future employees and to be closer to Salt Lake City’s airport and downtown businesses. “This move is part of our overall strategy to continue our growth as the industry leader in property management,” said Doug Oler, co-founde...</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> 57785604@www.sltrib.com Mon, 07 Apr 2014 13:56:02 MDT Editorial: Time to plan for Utah population boom http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57769964-82/utah-county-growth-wasatch.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57769964-82/utah-county-growth-wasatch.html.csp">Editorial: Time to plan for Utah population boom</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-05T01:01:05.046-06:00">Updated Apr 5, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Once upon a time, Utah was one of those Western states with more wide-open spaces than city streets. But that was a time long, long ago. Despite the anachronistic belief of a large number of Utah legislators that we are not an urban state, Utah has one of the most concentrated population masses in the country along the Wasatch Front. About 90 percent of Utahns live on just 1 percent of the land. Salt Lake County alone has more people than eight states, including Wyoming, Vermont, both Dakotas, ...</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> 57769964@www.sltrib.com Sat, 05 Apr 2014 01:01:05 MDT U. of U study: Reducing urban sprawl can improve health, wealth http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57764440-90/areas-compact-costs-growth.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57764440-90/areas-compact-costs-growth.html.csp">U. of U study: Reducing urban sprawl can improve health, wealth</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Lee Davidson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-02T20:52:14.381-06:00">Updated Apr 2, 2014 08:52PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New University of Utah research shows that people who live in compact, connected urban areas — instead of sprawling ones — live longer, are healthier, see greater upward economic mobility, use transit and walk more, and enjoy lower overall costs of living. That may show that Wasatch Front planners are aiming in the right direction as they seek to cluster new growth in “town centers” near transit stations — and pursue more dense development instead of spreading out in new distant suburbs. The res...</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> 57764440@www.sltrib.com Wed, 02 Apr 2014 20:52:14 MDT Applications for U.S. jobless aid up 16K to 326,000 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57769138-79/growth-applications-employers-added.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57769138-79/growth-applications-employers-added.html.csp">Applications for U.S. jobless aid up 16K to 326,000</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="2014-04-03T08:18:50.273-06:00">Updated Apr 3, 2014 08:18AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits rose 16,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 326,000. Despite the increase, the number remains close to pre-recession levels and points to stable hiring. The Labor Department said Thursday that the four-week average of applications, a less volatile measure, inched up 250 to 319,500. Applications are a proxy for layoffs. They have fallen back to roughly pre-recession levels, an indication that companies are letting go of fewer...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577691382014-04-03T08:18:50.273-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-03T08:18:50.273-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57769138@www.sltrib.com Thu, 03 Apr 2014 08:18:50 MDT Economist forecasts growth, if slowed, for Utah http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57760524-79/utah-mitchell-state-force.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57760524-79/utah-mitchell-state-force.html.csp">Economist forecasts growth, if slowed, for Utah</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Michael McFall</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-02T16:38:02.534-06:00">Updated Apr 2, 2014 04:38PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">From where a seasoned economist sees it, Utah could have a good year in store. John Mitchell, former chief economist at U.S. Bank and Boise State University economics professor, outlined his mixed but mostly upbeat outlook at a regional outlook conference hosted by Bank of Utah Wednesday morning. Utah has low unemployment, an attractive housing market and harder-to-quantify geographic qualities that promote venture capital. But while 2014 looks to be a year of growth for the Beehive State — an ...</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> 57760524@www.sltrib.com Wed, 02 Apr 2014 16:38:02 MDT Oil prices rise on signs of stronger U.S. economic growth http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57743168-79/oil-crude-growth-cents.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57743168-79/oil-crude-growth-cents.html.csp">Oil prices rise on signs of stronger U.S. economic growth</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By PABLO GORONDI</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-28T08:49:02.378-06:00">Updated Mar 28, 2014 08:49AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The price of oil rose above $102 a barrel Friday amid signs of stronger economic growth in the U.S. and possible disruptions to Nigerian crude exports. By mid-afternoon in Europe, benchmark U.S. crude for May delivery was up 84 cents to $102.12 a barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The Nymex contract gained $1.02 to $101.28 on Thursday. Concerns are growing in energy markets about supply from Nigeria, which produces about 2.5 million barrels of oil daily, after repo...</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> 57743168@www.sltrib.com Fri, 28 Mar 2014 08:49:02 MDT Oil boom leads to huge growth for Duchesne County http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57729610-90/growth-utah-vernal-boom.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57729610-90/growth-utah-vernal-boom.html.csp">Oil boom leads to huge growth for Duchesne County</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Lee Davidson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-27T10:02:14.752-06:00">Updated Mar 27, 2014 10:02AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Uinta Basin oil boom has made Duchesne County the nation’s second fastest-growing (for counties with at least 10,000 people), and Vernal the nation’s sixth fastest-growing “micropolitan area” of 10,000 to 50,000 people. That mirrors a national trend in which most of the fastest-growing places are in oil and gas boom areas, according to estimates released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau. “Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction industries were the most rapidly growing part of our nat...</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> 57729610@www.sltrib.com Thu, 27 Mar 2014 10:02:14 MDT Applications for jobless aid in U.S. at four-month low http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57738322-79/applications-hiring-month-week.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57738322-79/applications-hiring-month-week.html.csp">Applications for jobless aid in U.S. at four-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"> AP Economics Writer</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-27T19:58:13.704-06:00">Updated Mar 27, 2014 07:58PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits fell 10,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 311,000, the lowest since late November and a hopeful sign hiring could pick up. The four-week average of applications, a less volatile measure, fell 9,500 to 317,750, the Labor Department said Thursday. That is the fourth straight drop and the lowest level in six months. The sustained decline suggests companies are confident enough about future growth to keep their staffs. Applica...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577383222014-03-27T19:58:13.704-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-27T19:58:13.704-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57738322@www.sltrib.com Thu, 27 Mar 2014 19:58:13 MDT U.S. economic growth in fourth quarter higher than estimated http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57738291-79/growth-percent-quarter-spending.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57738291-79/growth-percent-quarter-spending.html.csp">U.S. economic growth in fourth quarter higher than estimated</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="2014-03-27T19:58:05.905-06:00">Updated Mar 27, 2014 07:58PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The U.S. economy grew at a 2.6 percent annual rate in the October-December quarter, slightly more than previously estimated, as consumer spending rose at the fastest pace in three years. The fourth-quarter growth rate was a bit stronger than the 2.4 percent estimate made last month, the Commerce Department reported Thursday. The revision reflected stronger consumer spending, which rose at an annual rate of 3.3 percent — its best quarterly pace since 2010. Even with the upward revisi...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577382912014-03-27T19:58:05.905-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-27T19:58:05.905-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57738291@www.sltrib.com Thu, 27 Mar 2014 19:58:05 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