HOLIDAY - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/HOLIDAY News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Brighter economy driving up holiday hiring plans http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58428727-79/holiday-percent-workers-hiring.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58428727-79/holiday-percent-workers-hiring.html.csp">Brighter economy driving up holiday hiring plans</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ANNE D’INNOCENZIO and PAUL WISEMAN </span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-18T15:22:53.639-06:00">Updated Sep 18, 2014 03:22PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • UPS will hire up to 95,000. Kohl’s plans to take on 67,000 and FedEx 50,000. Wal-Mart will add 60,000. One after the other, a flurry of major U.S. retail and transportation companies announced sharp increases this week in the number of temporary workers they plan to hire for the holiday season. Collectively, such hiring could reach its highest point this year for stores since 1999, when the economy was roaring and the Great Recession was still eight years away. Credit the combination ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584287272014-09-18T15:22:53.639-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-18T15:22:53.639-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58428727@www.sltrib.com Thu, 18 Sep 2014 15:22:53 MDT FedEx to add 50,000 seasonal jobs this year http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58424148-79/fedex-seasonal-50000-hire.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58424148-79/fedex-seasonal-50000-hire.html.csp">FedEx to add 50,000 seasonal jobs this year</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-17T08:46:01.554-06:00">Updated Sep 17, 2014 08:46AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Memphis • FedEx says it plans to hire more than 50,000 extra workers to handle another record year for holiday-season package deliveries. That’s up from last year, when FedEx announced it would hire 20,000 seasonal workers. FedEx announced its hiring plans Wednesday on a conference call with investors. Rival UPS says it will hire up to 95,000 seasonal workers. Both companies are benefiting from growth in online shopping. FedEx Corp. says its net income in the fiscal first quarter is up 24 percen...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584241482014-09-17T08:46:01.554-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-17T08:46:01.554-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58424148@www.sltrib.com Wed, 17 Sep 2014 08:46:01 MDT BYU football: Hill-led rout triggered big changes at Texas http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58374455-88/bowl-texas-7-1-byu.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58374455-88/bowl-texas-7-1-byu.html.csp">BYU football: Hill-led rout triggered big changes at Texas</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Steve Luhm</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-04T23:19:02.314-06:00">Updated Sep 4, 2014 11:19PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Provo • BYU fans will always remember it as the stormy night Typhoon Taysom obliterated Texas. For the Longhorns, however, last September’s 40-21 loss at LaVell Edwards Stadium was much more than a disappointment. The shockingly lopsided defeat, which started after a two-hour delay because slashing wind, driving rain and spectacular lightening rolled across Utah Lake just before kickoff, shook one of college football’s elite programs to its foundation. The fallout began immediately. After BYU q...</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> 58374455@www.sltrib.com Thu, 04 Sep 2014 23:19:02 MDT Letter: Stop the overlapping holiday seasons http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58285846-82/holiday-enjoy-seasons-august.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58285846-82/holiday-enjoy-seasons-august.html.csp">Letter: Stop the overlapping holiday seasons</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-11T19:54:03.132-06:00">Updated Aug 11, 2014 07:54PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Steve Wilde’s letter (“Slow down and enjoy holiday seasons,” August 8) hit the nail on the head! I have been bemoaning the very same thing for a very long time. A couple of years ago I was in a store that had all their gruesome Halloween masks, costumes etc. on one shelf, as this was two or three weeks before Halloween, while the shelf above it was all Christmas stuff. Talk about bizarre! Thanksgiving is hardly given the time of day anymore. Things have changed a lot over the years and not for ...</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> 58285846@www.sltrib.com Mon, 11 Aug 2014 19:54:03 MDT Macy’s City Creek seeking artists for holiday candy windows http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/moviecricket/58238009-66/artists-store-macy-create.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/moviecricket/58238009-66/artists-store-macy-create.html.csp">Macy’s City Creek seeking artists for holiday candy windows</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By SEan P. Means</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-29T17:03:50.521-06:00">Updated Jul 29, 2014 05:03PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Is it time to think about Christmas already? It is if you’re a major department store, or an artist who wants to create a classic display for one. The Macy’s City Creek store, at 21 S. Main in downtown Salt Lake City, is again putting the call out to artists to create the store’s holiday candy windows — a tradition that dates back to when the Macy’s there was a ZCMI store. Macy’s will chose six artists to create a window display that evokes Salt Lake City and is made entirely of candy. This year...</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> 58238009@www.sltrib.com Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:03:50 MDT Gaza war rages despite Hamas, Israel truce pledges http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58229659-68/gaza-israel-hamas-israeli.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58229659-68/gaza-israel-hamas-israeli.html.csp">Gaza war rages despite Hamas, Israel truce pledges</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By IBRAHIM BARZAK and ARON HELLER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-27T14:08:29.365-06:00">Updated Jul 27, 2014 02:08PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Gaza City, Gaza Strip • Israel and Hamas launched new attacks Sunday in the raging Gaza war, despite each side offering different truces to temporarily halt nearly three weeks of fighting ahead of a major Muslim holiday. After initially rejecting an Israeli offer Saturday for a 24-hour truce, Hamas said Sunday it agreed to hold fire ahead of the Eid al-Fitr holiday marking the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan. But as Israel’s Cabinet met to discuss the offer and the ongoing war, rocket...</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> 58229659@www.sltrib.com Sun, 27 Jul 2014 14:08:29 MDT