HOUSING - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/HOUSING News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Black tenant alleges racism at Utah apartment building http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58321513-78/coleman-friendship-manor-housing.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58321513-78/coleman-friendship-manor-housing.html.csp">Black tenant alleges racism at Utah apartment building</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Harry Stevens</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-23T01:01:03.417-06:00">Updated Aug 23, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A 66-year-old black man has filed a housing-discrimination complaint against the management of a Salt Lake City apartment building for the elderly and disabled. In the complaint, filed Aug. 15 with the Antidiscrimination Division of the Utah Labor Commission, Jack Coleman asserts that he was the victim of repeated racial and religious discrimination at Friendship Manor, a federally subsidized apartment building at 1320 E. 500 South. Coleman’s complaint further alleges that the management of Frie...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 58321513@www.sltrib.com Sat, 23 Aug 2014 01:01:03 MDT Goldman to pay $1.2B for role in housing collapse http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58326789-79/securities-goldman-billion-fannie.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58326789-79/securities-goldman-billion-fannie.html.csp">Goldman to pay $1.2B for role in housing collapse</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MARCY GORDON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-22T18:07:02.215-06:00">Updated Aug 22, 2014 06:07PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Goldman Sachs has agreed to a settlement worth $1.2 billion to resolve claims that it misled U.S. mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac about risky mortgage securities it sold them before the housing market collapsed in 2007. The Federal Housing Finance Agency, which oversees Fannie and Freddie, announced the settlement Friday with the Wall Street powerhouse. New York-based Goldman Sachs sold the securities to the companies between 2005 and 2007. Under the settlement, Goldman i...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583267892014-08-22T18:07:02.215-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-22T18:07:02.215-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58326789@www.sltrib.com Fri, 22 Aug 2014 18:07:02 MDT Home Depot says Menear will become CEO Nov. 1 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58323352-79/company-depot-ceo-menear.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58323352-79/company-depot-ceo-menear.html.csp">Home Depot says Menear will become CEO Nov. 1</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-21T17:29:02.149-06:00">Updated Aug 21, 2014 05:29PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Home Depot said Thursday that Craig Menear, president of its U.S. retail operations, will become president and CEO of the company Nov. 1. Frank Blake has been Home Depot’s chairman and CEO since 2007, and he will remain chairman of the company. Menear, 57, became president of the company’s U.S. retail unit in February and the company said the move was part of a planned succession. Menear has worked for Home Depot since 1997, and the company said he helped revamp its merchandising oper...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583233522014-08-21T17:29:02.149-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-21T17:29:02.149-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58323352@www.sltrib.com Thu, 21 Aug 2014 17:29:02 MDT U.S. existing home sales rise for 4th straight month http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58321819-79/sales-percent-homes-housing.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58321819-79/sales-percent-homes-housing.html.csp">U.S. existing home sales rise for 4th straight month</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="2014-08-21T13:42:20.76-06:00">Updated Aug 21, 2014 01:42PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • A fourth straight monthly increase in sales of existing homes provided the latest evidence Thursday that the U.S. housing market is rebounding from a weak start to the year. Housing has been a drag on an otherwise strengthening economy, in part because a harsh winter delayed many sales. But Americans are stepping up purchases as more homes have been put up for sale. Low mortgage rates and moderating price gains have made homes more affordable. “The momentum is in the right direction...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583218192014-08-21T13:42:20.76-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-21T13:42:20.76-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58321819@www.sltrib.com Thu, 21 Aug 2014 13:42:20 MDT Home Depot’s quarterly profit climbs 14 percent http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58312655-79/percent-billion-depot-per.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58312655-79/percent-billion-depot-per.html.csp">Home Depot’s quarterly profit climbs 14 percent</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-19T08:57:02.136-06:00">Updated Aug 19, 2014 08:57AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Atlanta • Home Depot’s fiscal second-quarter net income surged 14 percent thanks to a rebound in its spring selling season. The nation’s largest home improvement retailer also raised its annual profit guidance. Spring is the biggest season for home-improvement retailers, as homeowners and others work on their yards and gardens. While the season started off a bit cold and rainy, weather improved and shoppers headed out to stores to pick up supplies. Home Depot also has been helped of late by an i...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583126552014-08-19T08:57:02.136-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-19T08:57:02.136-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58312655@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 08:57:02 MDT U.S. home construction jumps 15.7 percent in July http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58312595-79/percent-construction-july-sales.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58312595-79/percent-construction-july-sales.html.csp">U.S. home construction jumps 15.7 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="2014-08-19T08:37:01.69-06:00">Updated Aug 19, 2014 08:37AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • U.S. home construction rebounded in July, rising to the fastest pace in eight months and offering hope that housing has regained momentum after two months of declines. Construction increased 15.7 percent in July to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.09 million homes, the Commerce Department reported Tuesday. That was the fastest pace since November and followed declines of 4 percent in June and 7.4 percent in May. Applications for building permits, considered a good sign of futu...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583125952014-08-19T08:37:01.69-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-19T08:37:01.69-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58312595@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 08:37:01 MDT Haves, have-nots divided by apartment ‘poor doors’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58306032-79/affordable-building-tenants-rent.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58306032-79/affordable-building-tenants-rent.html.csp">Haves, have-nots divided by apartment ‘poor doors’</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JENNIFER PELTZ</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-17T10:29:23.551-06:00">Updated Aug 17, 2014 10:29AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • One new Manhattan skyscraper will greet residents of pricey condos with a lobby in front, while renters of affordable apartments that got the developer government incentives must use a separate side entrance — a so-called poor door. In another apartment house, rent-regulated residents can’t even pay to use a new gym that’s free to their market-rate neighbors. Other buildings have added playrooms and roof decks off-limits to rent-stabilized tenants. New York is a city where the rich an...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583060322014-08-17T10:29:23.551-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-17T10:29:23.551-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58306032@www.sltrib.com Sun, 17 Aug 2014 10:29:23 MDT Salt Lake City unveils new strategy for Pioneer Park homeless http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58288692-78/homeless-burbank-police-housing.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58288692-78/homeless-burbank-police-housing.html.csp">Salt Lake City unveils new strategy for Pioneer Park homeless</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Harry Stevens</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-13T14:49:05.252-06:00">Updated Aug 13, 2014 02:49PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Salt Lake City has been rolling out a new strategy to deal with homelessness around Pioneer Park that officials say emphasizes the carrot over the stick. The centerpiece of that strategy is the police department’s new Metro Support Bureau Resource Center at 420 W. 200 South, directly in the heart of the city’s homeless population. Police officers at the resource center will be joined by service providers who can help the homeless with the wide array of problems that afflict them. “If we are be...</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> 58288692@www.sltrib.com Wed, 13 Aug 2014 14:49:05 MDT Oil boom and housing bust alter U.S. spending trends http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58272699-79/spending-percent-dakota-housing.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58272699-79/spending-percent-dakota-housing.html.csp">Oil boom and housing bust alter U.S. spending trends</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="2014-08-07T14:35:01.767-06:00">Updated Aug 7, 2014 02:35PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • North Dakotans, enriched by an oil boom, stepped up their spending at triple the national pace in the three years that followed the Great Recession. In Nevada, smacked hard by the housing bust, consumers barely increased their spending. Americans spend the most, per person, on housing in Washington, D.C., and the least in West Virginia. Those and other figures emerged Thursday from a new annual report from the government that for the first time reveals consumer spending on a state-b...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582726992014-08-07T14:35:01.767-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-07T14:35:01.767-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58272699@www.sltrib.com Thu, 07 Aug 2014 14:35:01 MDT Oil boom and housing bust alter U.S. spending trends http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58272026-79/spending-percent-housing-recession.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58272026-79/spending-percent-housing-recession.html.csp">Oil boom and housing bust alter U.S. spending trends</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="2014-08-07T15:55:29.568-06:00">Updated Aug 7, 2014 03:55PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Consumer spending has soared since the Great Recession ended five years ago in U.S. states with oil and gas drilling booms and has lagged in states hit especially hard by the housing bust. The figures come from a new annual report the government issued Thursday that for the first time reveals consumer spending on a state-by-state basis. The numbers point to substantial shifts in the economy since the recession ended. Spending jumped 28 percent in North Dakota, the largest gain nationwide, from 2...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582720262014-08-07T15:55:29.568-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-07T15:55:29.568-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58272026@www.sltrib.com Thu, 07 Aug 2014 15:55:29 MDT Fannie, Freddie post profits in 2Q; pay dividends http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58271551-79/freddie-billion-fannie-government.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58271551-79/freddie-billion-fannie-government.html.csp">Fannie, Freddie post profits in 2Q; pay dividends</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MARCY GORDON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-07T10:02:06.987-06:00">Updated Aug 7, 2014 10:02AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Government-controlled mortgage companies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac posted profits for the April-June period as the U.S. housing market continued to recover. Gains in recent years have enabled them to fully repay their government aid after being rescued during the financial crisis in 2008. Fannie Mae reported Thursday that it earned $3.7 billion in the second quarter. Washington-based Fannie will pay a dividend of $3.7 billion to the U.S. Treasury next month. With its previous payme...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582715512014-08-07T10:02:06.987-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-07T10:02:06.987-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58271551@www.sltrib.com Thu, 07 Aug 2014 10:02:06 MDT Wasatch Front home prices rise, but sales continue to slump http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58241168-79/percent-county-sales-lake.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58241168-79/percent-county-sales-lake.html.csp">Wasatch Front home prices rise, but sales continue to slump</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By TONY SEMERAD</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-30T21:55:43.511-06:00">Updated Jul 30, 2014 09:55PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Home sales continued to slow along much of the Wasatch Front as rising prices, tighter lending and a lack of housing inventory pushed many would-be buyers to the sidelines. Sales of single-family homes in Salt Lake County dropped by 9 percent in the second quarter of 2014, compared with the same quarter last year, according to a new report. Home sales also fell in Davis and Utah counties, while Tooele and Weber counties posted modest gains. With sizable numbers of yearly home closings typicall...</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> 58241168@www.sltrib.com Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:55:43 MDT Complex housing Playboy selling for $210 million? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58243379-79/complex-210-deal-housing.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58243379-79/complex-210-deal-housing.html.csp">Complex housing Playboy selling for $210 million?</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Nadja Brandt</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Bloomberg News</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-30T17:38:02.28-06:00">Updated Jul 30, 2014 05:38PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Los Angeles • A three-building Beverly Hills office complex that includes the headquarters of Playboy Enterprises is being sold for $210 million, according to two people with knowledge of the agreement. Tishman Speyer agreed to sell the property to New York- based Rockefeller Group International in a deal scheduled to close by Aug. 1, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the transaction is private. Live Nation Entertainment Inc. and United Talent Agency also have offices at th...</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> 58243379@www.sltrib.com Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:38:02 MDT View home prices in your ZIP code http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58241703-79/prices-code-housing-view.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58241703-79/prices-code-housing-view.html.csp">View home prices in your ZIP code</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">THE SALT LAKE TRIBUNE</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-31T09:10:47.901-06:00">Updated Jul 31, 2014 09:10AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Housing prices are rising along much of the Wasatch Front, but sales are falling — still. To view the latest housing prices by ZIP code, go to http://bit.ly/1u0twn3.</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> 58241703@www.sltrib.com Thu, 31 Jul 2014 09:10:47 MDT U.S. home price gains slow for sixth straight month http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58236811-79/percent-sales-prices-gains.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58236811-79/percent-sales-prices-gains.html.csp">U.S. home price gains slow for sixth straight month</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="2014-07-29T09:21:01.592-06:00">Updated Jul 29, 2014 09:21AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • U.S. home prices rose in May from a year earlier at the weakest pace in 15 months as sales remain modest in the spring buying season. The Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller 20-city home price index, released Tuesday, increased 9.3 percent in May from 12 months earlier. That’s down from 10.8 percent in the previous month and the smallest annual gain since February 2013. Yearly price gains slowed in 18 of the 20 cities. They accelerated in Charlotte, North Carolina, and were flat in Tampa...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582368112014-07-29T09:21:01.592-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-29T09:21:01.592-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58236811@www.sltrib.com Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09:21:01 MDT Sluggish housing market sends U.S. stocks down http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58232613-79/percent-market-dollar-housing.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58232613-79/percent-market-dollar-housing.html.csp">Sluggish housing market sends U.S. stocks down</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JOE McDONALD and MATTHEW CRAFT</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-28T11:22:29.216-06:00">Updated Jul 28, 2014 11:22AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Major U.S. stock market indexes nudged lower in midday trading on Monday, weighed down by a report of sluggish sales in the housing market. KEEPING SCORE: As of 12:24 p.m. Eastern time, the Standard & Poor’s 500 index was down four points, or 0.2 percent, to 1,973. The Dow Jones industrial average lost 30 points, 0.2 percent, to 16,930 while the Nasdaq composite dropped 17 points, or 0.4 percent, to 4,431. HOUSING: Fewer Americans signed contracts to buy homes in June, as the real es...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582326132014-07-28T11:22:29.216-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-28T11:22:29.216-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58232613@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 11:22:29 MDT U.S. home sales increase 2.6 percent in June http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58210522-79/sales-percent-june-housing.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58210522-79/sales-percent-june-housing.html.csp">U.S. home sales increase 2.6 percent in June</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-22T09:02:01.551-06:00">Updated Jul 22, 2014 09:02AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Sales of previously owned homes rose for a third straight month in June, pushing activity to the highest level in eight months and providing evidence that housing is regaining lost momentum. The National Association of Realtors said Tuesday that sales of existing homes increased 2.6 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.04 million homes. It marked the first time that sales have been above the 5 million-mark since October. Even with the three months of increases, however,...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582105222014-07-22T09:02:01.551-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-22T09:02:01.551-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58210522@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Jul 2014 09:02:01 MDT U.S. homebuilder confidence surges in July http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58190075-79/sales-homes-builders-confidence.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58190075-79/sales-homes-builders-confidence.html.csp">U.S. homebuilder confidence surges in July</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="2014-07-16T09:15:02.273-06:00">Updated Jul 16, 2014 09:15AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">U.S. homebuilders’ confidence in the housing market surged this month to the highest level since January, reflecting a pickup in sales of new homes and heightened expectations for sales the second half of the year. The brighter sales outlook suggests home construction could pick up in coming months after a sluggish start this year. The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo builder sentiment index released Wednesday rose this month to 53, up four points from a revised reading of 49 in...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581900752014-07-16T09:15:02.273-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-16T09:15:02.273-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58190075@www.sltrib.com Wed, 16 Jul 2014 09:15:02 MDT Wells Fargo profit edges up 3 percent in quarter http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58173789-79/fargo-percent-wells-billion.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58173789-79/fargo-percent-wells-billion.html.csp">Wells Fargo profit edges up 3 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="2014-07-11T10:19:02.201-06:00">Updated Jul 11, 2014 10:19AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Wells Fargo’s quarterly profit edged up 3 percent, helped by an improving housing market and a drop in the amount of loans that went sour. But revenue and a key measure of profitability slipped. The country’s largest mortgage lender said early Friday that net income rose to $5.42 billion for the three months ending in June, up from $5.27 billion a year earlier. That’s after taking out dividends for preferred stock. On a per-share basis, quarterly earnings were $1.01, exactly what analysts had fo...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581737892014-07-11T10:19:02.201-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-11T10:19:02.201-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58173789@www.sltrib.com Fri, 11 Jul 2014 10:19:02 MDT NYC mourns death of firefighter in high-rise blaze http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58153827-68/fire-ambelas-firefighters-apartment.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58153827-68/fire-ambelas-firefighters-apartment.html.csp">NYC mourns death of firefighter in high-rise blaze</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MICHAEL R. SISAK</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-06T13:04:24.313-06:00">Updated Jul 6, 2014 01:04PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Fire marshals were working Sunday to determine what sparked a blaze that killed a lieutenant who became trapped while looking for possible victims in a burning public-housing high-rise. Lt. Gordon Ambelas died late Saturday after suffering multiple injuries while on the 19th floor of the 21-story building in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, officials said. His was the Fire Department of New York’s first line-of-duty death in more than two years. The fire’s cause and origin had ye...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581538272014-07-06T13:04:24.313-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-06T13:04:24.313-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58153827@www.sltrib.com Sun, 06 Jul 2014 13:04:24 MDT