JANUARY - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/JANUARY News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) White House says no comment on deporting Bieber http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/57837343-200/bieber-justin-immigration-january.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/57837343-200/bieber-justin-immigration-january.html.csp">White House says no comment on deporting Bieber</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Brennan Smith</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-18T17:26:25.001-06:00">Updated Apr 18, 2014 05:26PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Well, you can’t say they didn’t try. After filing a petition in late January that garnered more than 270,000 signatures to deport Justin Bieber from the United States, the White House took the high road and issued a long-winded “no comment” to jettisoning the Canadian pop star. The petition, created in Michigan, was short and to the point, reading: “We the people of the United States feel that we are being wrongly represented in the world of pop culture. We would like to see the dangerous, reckl...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 57837343@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:26:25 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 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 AP-GfK Poll: Election indicators suggest GOP edge http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57779810-68/percent-democrats-republicans-poll.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57779810-68/percent-democrats-republicans-poll.html.csp">AP-GfK Poll: Election indicators suggest GOP edge</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JENNIFER AGIESTA</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-05T22:17:28.319-06:00">Updated Apr 5, 2014 10:17PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The latest Associated Press-GfK poll holds bad news for President Barack Obama, but as the November elections draw closer, there are ominous signs for congressional Democrats as well. A look at the key findings from the March poll on this year’s election and the burgeoning 2016 presidential field. GOP GAINING GROUND Preferences for control of Congress are tight, but Republicans have gained on Democrats since January. Thirty-six percent in last month’s poll said they would rather se...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577798102014-04-05T22:17:28.319-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-05T22:17:28.319-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57779810@www.sltrib.com Sat, 05 Apr 2014 22:17:28 MDT U.S. factory orders rebound 1.6 percent in February http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57763921-79/percent-february-orders-months.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57763921-79/percent-february-orders-months.html.csp">U.S. factory orders rebound 1.6 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="2014-04-02T09:29:02.975-06:00">Updated Apr 2, 2014 09:29AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Orders to U.S. factories rose in February after two months of declines but a critical category that signals business investment plans fell. Factory orders rose 1.6 percent in February, the most in five months, following declines of 1 percent in January and 2 percent in December, the Commerce Department reported Wednesday. The February gain reflected a rebound in orders for commercial aircraft and autos. Orders in both categories had fallen for two consecutive months before reboundin...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577639212014-04-02T09:29:02.975-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-02T09:29:02.975-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57763921@www.sltrib.com Wed, 02 Apr 2014 09:29:02 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 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 U.S. home prices dip in January for third straight month http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57727564-79/january-dip-index-month.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57727564-79/january-dip-index-month.html.csp">U.S. home prices dip in January for third 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"> AP Economics Writer</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-25T07:29:02.331-06:00">Updated Mar 25, 2014 07:29AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • U.S. home prices dipped in January for the third straight month as cold weather, a limited supply of homes and higher mortgage rates lowered sales. The Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller 20-city home price index declined 0.1 percent from December to January, the same decline as the previous two months. The index is not adjusted for seasonal variations, so the dip partly reflects weaker sales in the winter. The index rose a healthy 13.2 percent in January compared with 12 months earlier....</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577275642014-03-25T07:29:02.331-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-25T07:29:02.331-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57727564@www.sltrib.com Tue, 25 Mar 2014 07:29:02 MDT Drought, cold temperatures bring mixed results to snow sales http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57681916-79/percent-january-snow-apparel.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57681916-79/percent-january-snow-apparel.html.csp">Drought, cold temperatures bring mixed results to snow sales</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="2014-03-20T07:37:12.624-06:00">Updated Mar 20, 2014 07:37AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The drought in the western United States and frigid temperatures in the east and midwest have brought mixed results for ski and snowboarding retailers across the country. The latest SnowSports Industries (SIA) RetailTRAK survey shows that while the snow sports retail market is up 4 percent in units sold and increased 7 percent in dollars sold to $2.8 billion for the 2013-14 year, January sales showed a 4 percent drop in equipment, a 12 percent drop in apparel and a 10 percent in accessories sale...</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> 57681916@www.sltrib.com Thu, 20 Mar 2014 07:37:12 MDT Unemployment rates drop in 43 U.S. states in January http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57693373-79/percent-rate-unemployment-january.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57693373-79/percent-rate-unemployment-january.html.csp">Unemployment rates drop in 43 U.S. states in January</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="2014-03-17T18:36:34.865-06:00">Updated Mar 17, 2014 06:36PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Unemployment rates fell in 43 U.S. states in January as more Americans began looking for work and most quickly found jobs. The Labor Department said Monday that the unemployment rate rose in just one state — Iowa — where the rate increased to 4.3 percent from 4.2 percent. Still, that’s far below the national rate of 6.6 percent that month. Rates were unchanged in six states. The data demonstrates that the steady decline in the unemployment rate nationwide has been broad-based, occur...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-576933732014-03-17T18:36:34.865-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-17T18:36:34.865-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57693373@www.sltrib.com Mon, 17 Mar 2014 18:36:34 MDT U.S. factory output rose in Feb. by most in 6 months http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57693449-79/percent-january-output-production.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57693449-79/percent-january-output-production.html.csp">U.S. factory output rose in Feb. by most in 6 months</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="2014-03-17T09:13:24.11-06:00">Updated Mar 17, 2014 09:13AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">WASHINGTON • U.S. factory output rebounded strongly in February after harsh winter storms caused a steep drop-off in production in January. Manufacturers produced more autos, home electronics and chemicals. The Federal Reserve said Monday that factory production surged 0.8 percent, nearly reversing a 0.9 percent plunge in January that was due mainly to weather. February’s gain was the largest in six months. The figures suggest that factories are poised to boost output and drive more economic gro...</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> 57693449@www.sltrib.com Mon, 17 Mar 2014 09:13:24 MDT U.S. retail sales up slightly in February after January’s sharp dip http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57676223-79/sales-percent-retail-february.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57676223-79/sales-percent-retail-february.html.csp">U.S. retail sales up slightly in February after January’s sharp dip</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JOSH BOAK</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> AP Economics Writer</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-13T08:44:01.861-06:00">Updated Mar 13, 2014 08:44AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • U.S. retail sales bounced back in February after suffering a steep decline during a bitterly cold January. Shoppers spent more on autos, clothing and furniture. The Commerce Department said Thursday that seasonally-adjusted retail sales rose 0.3 percent in February. Spending had fallen 0.6 percent in January, revised down from the 0.4 percent decline initially reported. Retail spending also fell 0.3 percent in December. The increase suggests that consumer spending has started to rec...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-576762232014-03-13T08:44:01.861-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-13T08:44:01.861-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57676223@www.sltrib.com Thu, 13 Mar 2014 08:44:01 MDT Sales plunge even as U.S. business inventories rise http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57676066-79/sales-inventories-percent-business.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57676066-79/sales-inventories-percent-business.html.csp">Sales plunge even as U.S. business inventories rise</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JOSH BOAK</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> AP Economics Writer</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-13T08:09:02.478-06:00">Updated Mar 13, 2014 08:09AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • U.S. businesses continued to restock their shelves and warehouses in January, but sales plunged during the snowstorm-plagued month. The Commerce Department says inventories rose 0.4 percent after a 0.5 percent increase in December. But sales dropped 0.9 percent in January after a 0.1 percent decrease the previous month, putting sales back near September 2013 levels. The report suggests that winter weather kept shoppers at home. But businesses anticipate a rebound because they expand...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-576760662014-03-13T08:09:02.478-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-13T08:09:02.478-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57676066@www.sltrib.com Thu, 13 Mar 2014 08:09:02 MDT U.S. wholesale business suffers steepest drop in five years http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57664720-79/january-percent-sales-economy.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57664720-79/january-percent-sales-economy.html.csp">U.S. wholesale business suffers steepest drop in five years</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JOSH BOAK</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> AP Economics Writer</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-11T08:14:02.145-06:00">Updated Mar 11, 2014 08:14AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • U.S. wholesale businesses in January suffered their steepest sales drop in nearly five years, yet they continued to increase their stockpiles. This suggests that companies expect the economy to roar back after experiencing an abrupt winter slowdown. The Commerce Department says wholesalers boosted stockpiles 0.6 percent in January from December. Rising stockpiles boost economic growth because they reflect increased production at factories, a sign that wholesalers anticipate a strong...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-576647202014-03-11T08:14:02.145-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-11T08:14:02.145-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57664720@www.sltrib.com Tue, 11 Mar 2014 08:14:02 MDT Colorado collects $2 million in pot tax from January sales http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57661783-68/sales-january-marijuana-recreational.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57661783-68/sales-january-marijuana-recreational.html.csp">Colorado collects $2 million in pot tax from January sales</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By John Ingold</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Denver Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-10T17:42:15.004-06:00">Updated Mar 10, 2014 05:42PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Denver • Colorado collected slightly more than $2 million in taxes on the sale of recreational marijuana in the month of January, according to new figures released by the state Monday. The numbers are the first time an official tally has been put on the value of the historic January sales. But they are also below the amounts that previous estimates have predicted Colorado could reap from the sale of marijuana to anyone 21 and older. In January, Colorado collected $1.4 million from a special 10 p...</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> 57661783@www.sltrib.com Mon, 10 Mar 2014 17:42:15 MDT U.S. trade deficit rose to $39B in January http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57646883-79/trade-deficit-billion-percent.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57646883-79/trade-deficit-billion-percent.html.csp">U.S. trade deficit rose to $39B in January</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="2014-03-07T07:41:02.279-06:00">Updated Mar 7, 2014 07:41AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The U.S. trade deficit widened slightly in January as a rise in imports of oil and other foreign goods offset a solid increase in exports. The trade deficit increased to $39.1 billion, up 0.3 percent from December’s revised $39 billion deficit, the Commerce Department reported Friday. Exports climbed 0.6 percent to $192.8 billion, led by increased sales of U.S.-made machinery, aircraft and medical equipment. Imports also rose 0.6 percent to $231.6 billion, reflecting a 9 percent jum...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-576468832014-03-07T07:41:02.279-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-07T07:41:02.279-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57646883@www.sltrib.com Fri, 07 Mar 2014 07:41:02 MDT U.S. factory orders drop 0.7 percent in January http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57641677-79/percent-orders-january-growth.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57641677-79/percent-orders-january-growth.html.csp">U.S. factory orders drop 0.7 percent in January</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="2014-03-06T08:29:01.813-06:00">Updated Mar 6, 2014 08:29AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Orders to U.S. factories fell in January for a second straight month but a key category that signals business investment plans rebounded. That could be an indication that businesses are becoming more confident. Factory orders dipped 0.7 percent in January, the Commerce Department reported Thursday. That followed an even bigger 2 percent decline December, which was a larger decrease than first reported and the biggest decline since July. The weakness in both months was led by large ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-576416772014-03-06T08:29:01.813-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-06T08:29:01.813-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57641677@www.sltrib.com Thu, 06 Mar 2014 08:29:01 MDT U.S. stocks are little changed after payroll survey http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57635730-79/percent-changed-january-month.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57635730-79/percent-changed-january-month.html.csp">U.S. stocks are little changed after payroll survey</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-05T07:54:02.471-06:00">Updated Mar 5, 2014 07:54AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Stocks are little changed in early trading, a day after setting a record high, as traders were unimpressed by a slight increase in hiring at private companies last month. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index was flat at 1,874 shortly after trading opened Wednesday. The Dow Jones industrial average was down two points at 16,393 and the Nasdaq composite inched up two points to 4,354. Brown-Forman rose 3 percent after the company reported better sales of its flagship Jack Daniel’s brand and ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-576357302014-03-05T07:54:02.471-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-05T07:54:02.471-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57635730@www.sltrib.com Wed, 05 Mar 2014 07:54:02 MDT U.S. home prices rose at solid pace in January http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57630485-79/percent-january-price-prices.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57630485-79/percent-january-price-prices.html.csp">U.S. home prices rose at solid pace in January</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="2014-03-04T10:04:19.66-06:00">Updated Mar 4, 2014 10:04AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • U.S. home prices rose in January after three months of declines as a tight supply of properties likely supported prices despite slower sales. Real estate data provider CoreLogic said Tuesday that prices rose 0.9 percent in January after dipping 0.1 percent in December. Over the past 12 months, home prices have risen 12 percent, the biggest year-over-year gain in more than eight years. Such outsize price gains might not continue much longer, however. Paul Diggle, an economist at Cap...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-576304852014-03-04T10:04:19.66-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-04T10:04:19.66-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57630485@www.sltrib.com Tue, 04 Mar 2014 10:04:19 MDT