MILLION - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/MILLION News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Federal shutdown hurt national park visitation http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58207561-79/park-national-million-utah.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58207561-79/park-national-million-utah.html.csp">Federal shutdown hurt national park visitation</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Mike Gorrell</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-22T16:06:20.77-06:00">Updated Jul 22, 2014 04:06PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Even with the state stepping in to reopen Utah’s national parks during the 16-day federal shutdown last October, visitation to those attractions declined last year. A new National Park Service report said Utah’s national parks attracted almost 9 million visitors last year, down from 9.5 million in 2012. The economic impact of those visitors also declined, from $613.7 million in 2012 to $596.5 million last year. And that took a toll on few hundred jobs. Parks-related employment slipped to 9,069 i...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 58207561@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:06:20 MDT CIT Group buying OneWest Bank in $3.4B deal http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58210679-79/cit-group-million-bank.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58210679-79/cit-group-million-bank.html.csp">CIT Group buying OneWest Bank in $3.4B deal</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-22T09:49:01.586-06:00">Updated Jul 22, 2014 09:49AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • CIT Group will buy privately owned OneWest Bank in a $3.4 billion cash-and-stock deal. OneWest, a regional bank whose parent company is IMB Holdco LLC, runs 73 retail branches in southern California. IMB shareholders will receive $2 billion in cash and 31.3 million CIT Group shares currently valued at $1.4 billion. OneWest will merge with CIT Group’s banking subsidiary CIT Bank, and all locations will operate under the CIT Bank sign. The deal is expected to add 20 percent to CIT Group...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582106792014-07-22T09:49:01.586-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-22T09:49:01.586-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58210679@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Jul 2014 09:49:01 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 Clinton earns $12M in 16 months http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58207916-68/clinton-foundation-income-according.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58207916-68/clinton-foundation-income-according.html.csp">Clinton earns $12M in 16 months</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Lisa Lerer </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> and Lauren Streib</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Bloomberg News</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-21T18:47:01.758-06:00">Updated Jul 21, 2014 06:47PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Hillary Clinton has earned at least $12 million in 16 months since leaving the State Department, a windfall at odds with her party’s call to shrink the gap between the rich and the poor. Clinton’s income since her resignation as secretary of state in February 2013 is derived mostly from her latest memoir, speeches and paid appearances at corporate retreats, according to an analysis of data compiled by Bloomberg. At least 12 organizations that previously booked President Bill Clinto...</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> 58207916@www.sltrib.com Mon, 21 Jul 2014 18:47:01 MDT Zions Bancorporation’s quarterly earnings soar http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58207650-79/earnings-net-bancorporation-million.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58207650-79/earnings-net-bancorporation-million.html.csp">Zions Bancorporation’s quarterly earnings soar</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-21T15:53:01.822-06:00">Updated Jul 21, 2014 03:53PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Zions Bancorporation had a good second quarter, almost doubling its net earnings from the same period a year ago. The Salt Lake City-based company reported net earnings of $104.5 million, or 56 cents a share, for the second quarter. A year ago, net earnings were just $55.4 million, yielding 30 cents per share to stockholders. Net loans and leases held for investment increased $432 million, about 1.1 percent, for the quarter ending June 30 and now total $39.6 billion.</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> 58207650@www.sltrib.com Mon, 21 Jul 2014 15:53:01 MDT Former CFO of Sino-Forest settles fraud case http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58206928-79/forest-sino-former-fraud.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58206928-79/forest-sino-former-fraud.html.csp">Former CFO of Sino-Forest settles fraud case</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-21T12:25:02.463-06:00">Updated Jul 21, 2014 12:25PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Toronto • The former chief financial officer of Sino-Forest Corp. has agreed to pay $6.3 million and testify against other former executives of the China-based forestry company which collapsed under allegations of massive fraud. David Horsley said Monday that he will also pay $700,000 in a settlement with the Ontario Securities Commission, which has cases pending against several other former Sino-Forest senior executives. Most of the money, $5.6 million, will be paid to settle class action suits...</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> 58206928@www.sltrib.com Mon, 21 Jul 2014 12:25:02 MDT 'Apes' outmuscles 'The Purge' at box office http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58203490-223/million-owned-purge-weekend.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58203490-223/million-owned-purge-weekend.html.csp">'Apes' outmuscles 'The Purge' at box office</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JAKE COYLE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-21T11:30:52.929-06:00">Updated Jul 21, 2014 11:30AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • The summer box office continued to lack mojo, as the R-rated “Sex Tape” failed to turn on moviegoers on a weekend where “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” maintained its rule. 20th Century Fox’s science fiction sequel outmuscled a trio of new films to top the North American box office for the second-straight week with $36 million, according to studio estimates Sunday. The acclaimed sequel to 2011’s reboot of the chimp franchise has now made $139 million domestically in two weeks. Its cl...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582034902014-07-21T11:30:52.929-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-21T11:30:52.929-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58203490@www.sltrib.com Mon, 21 Jul 2014 11:30:52 MDT Russia’s Severstal selling U.S. plants for $2.3 billion http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58206336-79/steel-severstal-dynamics-billion.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58206336-79/steel-severstal-dynamics-billion.html.csp">Russia’s Severstal selling U.S. plants for $2.3 billion</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-21T09:30:01.671-06:00">Updated Jul 21, 2014 09:30AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Russian steel company Severstal is exiting the U.S. market, selling a pair of steel plants to AK Steel and Steel Dynamics for about $2.33 billion. Word of a possible sale began to circulate earlier this year as the West threatened sanctions against Russia for its activity in the Ukraine, but Severstal has not among those companies targeted by those actions. Steel Dynamics Inc. said Monday that it will pay about $1.63 billion for Severstal Columbus, which is located in northeast Missis...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582063362014-07-21T09:30:01.671-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-21T09:30:01.671-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58206336@www.sltrib.com Mon, 21 Jul 2014 09:30:01 MDT Auctioneer’s gavel is banging in polygamous towns on Utah-Arizona line http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58195258-78/amp-uep-wisan-hildale.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58195258-78/amp-uep-wisan-hildale.html.csp">Auctioneer’s gavel is banging in polygamous towns on Utah-Arizona line</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By nate carlisle</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-20T18:40:09.976-06:00">Updated Jul 20, 2014 06:40PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Nine years after the Beehive State took control of a polygamous trust, that trust has accelerated the sale of land in twin towns on the Utah-Arizona state line. The sales benefit state taxpayers, who have already financed management of the trust, called the United Effort Plan (UEP). The sales also help Utah toward a goal of distributing all UEP-held lands. On Friday, 3rd District Judge Denise Lindberg approved the sale of 13 UEP parcels auctioned last month. Those parcels totaled 835 acres 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> 58195258@www.sltrib.com Sun, 20 Jul 2014 18:40:09 MDT Jury awards widow of smoker $23.6B http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58201993-68/tobacco-damages-court-reynolds.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58201993-68/tobacco-damages-court-reynolds.html.csp">Jury awards widow of smoker $23.6B</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JENNIFER KAY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-19T20:58:09.447-06:00">Updated Jul 19, 2014 08:58PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Miami • A Florida jury has slammed the nation’s No. 2 cigarette maker, R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., with $23.6 billion in punitive damages in a lawsuit filed by the widow of a longtime smoker who died of lung cancer in 1996. The case is one of thousands filed in Florida after the state Supreme Court in 2006 tossed out a $145 billion class action verdict. That ruling also said smokers and their families need only prove addiction and that smoking caused their illnesses or deaths. Last year, Florida...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582019932014-07-19T20:58:09.447-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-19T20:58:09.447-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58201993@www.sltrib.com Sat, 19 Jul 2014 20:58:09 MDT Work on Salt Lake City’s new airport ready for takeoff http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58194814-78/airport-lake-salt-terminal.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58194814-78/airport-lake-salt-terminal.html.csp">Work on Salt Lake City’s new airport ready for takeoff</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Christopher Smart</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-17T21:01:14.494-06:00">Updated Jul 17, 2014 09:01PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">After two decades of planning, Salt Lake City will begin today building the airport of tomorrow. The $1.8 billion project will boast a brand-new terminal and, officials say, transform Salt Lake City International into one of the nation’s most efficient airports. One of the construction tricks will be keeping the existing airport running — with all those jets landing and taking off and millions of passengers arriving and departing — while a new airport takes shape around it. “The logistics of op...</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> 58194814@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Jul 2014 21:01:14 MDT U.S. regulators close small bank in Georgia http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58199398-79/bank-georgia-million-based.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58199398-79/bank-georgia-million-based.html.csp">U.S. regulators close small bank in Georgia</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-18T17:37:01.535-06:00">Updated Jul 18, 2014 05:37PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Regulators have closed a small lender in Georgia, bringing U.S. bank failures this year to 13 after 24 closures in all of 2013. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. said Friday it has taken over Eastside Commercial Bank, based in Conyers, Ga. The bank, which operated two branches, had about $169 million in assets and $161.6 million in deposits as of March 31. Atlanta-based Community & Southern Bank has agreed to assume all of the failed bank’s deposits. The FDIC says Macon, Georgia-b...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581993982014-07-18T17:37:01.535-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-18T17:37:01.535-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58199398@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Jul 2014 17:37:01 MDT Editorial: Uninsured list grows as Utah dithers http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58198358-82/medicaid-utah-expansion-less.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58198358-82/medicaid-utah-expansion-less.html.csp">Editorial: Uninsured list grows as Utah dithers</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-18T17:33:43.481-06:00">Updated Jul 18, 2014 05:33PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A life-and-death problem that faces many Utahns turns out to be even worse than we thought, which apparently means that some of our elected officials are even less willing to face it. Disgraceful. A new University of Utah study shows that the number of state residents who continue to wait for access to health care at a level that the residents of civilized nations take for granted — who wait because our politicians are allergic to President Obama’s Affordable Care Act — is greater than we knew....</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> 58198358@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Jul 2014 17:33:43 MDT Ericsson sees $394 million second-quarter profit http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58197848-79/profit-quarter-394-billion.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58197848-79/profit-quarter-394-billion.html.csp">Ericsson sees $394 million second-quarter profit</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-18T09:46:01.452-06:00">Updated Jul 18, 2014 09:46AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Stockholm • Wireless equipment maker Ericsson says second-quarter profit rose 76 percent to $394 million mainly due to higher margins on its premium products, lower restructuring charges and improved overall efficiency. Net sales in the April to June period fell slightly to $8 billion from $8.1 billion in the same period last year. Net profit was $1.3 billion a year earlier. The world’s largest supplier of mobile phone infrastructure said Friday that political unrest prevailing in parts of the M...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581978482014-07-18T09:46:01.452-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-18T09:46:01.452-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58197848@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Jul 2014 09:46:01 MDT Volvo sees quarterly profit up 21 percent, sales flat http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58197827-79/sales-million-profit-market.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58197827-79/sales-million-profit-market.html.csp">Volvo sees quarterly profit up 21 percent, sales flat</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-18T09:40:01.783-06:00">Updated Jul 18, 2014 09:40AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Stockholm • Swedish truck maker AB Volvo says second-quarter profit jumped 21 percent on the back of cost savings, efficiency schemes and streamlined production. Net profit in the April to June period jumped to $365 million from $307 million a year earlier. Sales were marginally down at $61 million compared with $61.3 million during the same period last year. CEO Olof Persson said Friday that truck sales have developed particularly well in North America and Japan with increased market shares dur...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581978272014-07-18T09:40:01.783-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-18T09:40:01.783-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58197827@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Jul 2014 09:40:01 MDT Hornets reach deal with Pacers guard Stephenson http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58192022-77/deal-guard-stephenson-agent.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58192022-77/deal-guard-stephenson-agent.html.csp">Hornets reach deal with Pacers guard Stephenson</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated PRess</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-17T16:43:13.328-06:00">Updated Jul 17, 2014 04:43PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Lance Stephenson is bringing his swag to Charlotte. The controversial shooting guard has agreed to a $27 million, three-year deal with the Hornets, according to a person familiar with the contract. The deal includes a team option for the third season. Stephenson wrote on Twitter: “Indy, I had a great 4 years. Thank you Larry Bird, the fans, my coaches and teammates for the incredible experience. I will never forget any of you! I now have to look to the next phase of my career and the wonderful o...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58192022@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Jul 2014 16:43:13 MDT PayPal growth boosts eBay’s quarterly profit http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58191974-79/billion-percent-cents-ebay.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58191974-79/billion-percent-cents-ebay.html.csp">PayPal growth boosts eBay’s quarterly profit</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MAE ANDERSON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-16T17:36:01.977-06:00">Updated Jul 16, 2014 05:36PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • EBay said Wednesday its second-quarter net income rose 6 percent, as strong growth from its PayPal payments business offset lower-than-expected revenue that was hampered by a global password reset after a cyberattack. Investors had been expecting muted results and shares rose slightly in aftermarket trading, even though the company lowered its sales guidance for the year. PayPal, which eBay bought for $1.3 billion in late 2002, gained 4 million new active registered accounts to end th...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581919742014-07-16T17:36:01.977-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-16T17:36:01.977-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58191974@www.sltrib.com Wed, 16 Jul 2014 17:36:01 MDT VW passes GM in global auto sales race http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58191915-79/sales-percent-global-million.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58191915-79/sales-percent-global-million.html.csp">VW passes GM in global auto sales race</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-16T17:15:02.421-06:00">Updated Jul 16, 2014 05:15PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Detroit • Volkswagen bumped General Motors out of second place in the global auto sales race during the first half of the year, but Toyota is expected to stay in first place. GM said Wednesday that it sold 4.92 million cars and trucks worldwide from January through June. But VW said it sold 4.97 million. Toyota won’t release first-half numbers until later this month. But it was in first place at the end of the first quarter and it expects to sell 10.1 million vehicles this year. VW sales are gro...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581919152014-07-16T17:15:02.421-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-16T17:15:02.421-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58191915@www.sltrib.com Wed, 16 Jul 2014 17:15:02 MDT Deadly pig virus pulls more pork imports to Japan http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58190390-79/japan-pork-imports-ministry.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58190390-79/japan-pork-imports-ministry.html.csp">Deadly pig virus pulls more pork imports to Japan</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Aya Takada</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Bloomberg News</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-16T10:43:28.06-06:00">Updated Jul 16, 2014 10:43AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Tokyo — More pigs from Europe and Mexico could be heading to Japan, the world’s largest pork importer, as a hog virus outbreak is driving up domestic prices, according to the country’s Agriculture Ministry. Production in Japan may fall as much as 5 percent from October to December, pushing up prices and weakening demand for local pork, Kenji Morita, director at the ministry’s meat and egg division, said Wednesday in Tokyo. That’s increasing demand for cheaper imports, he said. Japan has discover...</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> 58190390@www.sltrib.com Wed, 16 Jul 2014 10:43:28 MDT BMW recalls 1.6 million cars for air bag problem http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58190370-79/bag-bags-problem-vehicles.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58190370-79/bag-bags-problem-vehicles.html.csp">BMW recalls 1.6 million cars for air bag problem</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-16T10:31:02.469-06:00">Updated Jul 16, 2014 10:31AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Detroit • BMW is expanding a recall of its most popular models to fix an air bag problem that is hitting much of the global auto industry. The German automaker says it will recall 1.6 million 3-Series cars from model years 2000 to 2006 across the world, including 574,000 in the U.S. The company said Wednesday that it’s a precaution because other automakers using similar systems have reported problems. Air bag inflators in systems made by Takata Corp. can rupture. If that happens, the bags might ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581903702014-07-16T10:31:02.469-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-16T10:31:02.469-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58190370@www.sltrib.com Wed, 16 Jul 2014 10:31:02 MDT