MILLION - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/MILLION News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Study: Utah to nearly double population by 2050 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57833427-90/2050-counties-county-front.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57833427-90/2050-counties-county-front.html.csp">Study: Utah to nearly double population by 2050</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Lee Davidson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-17T21:23:34.925-06:00">Updated Apr 17, 2014 09:23PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">By 2050, Utah is expected to nearly double its population — adding 2.5 million people to its current 2.9 million, with two-thirds coming from “natural growth” through its high birth rate and a third from immigration. A new study by the Utah Foundation predicts the booming growth, and a separate panel discussion Thursday by the League of Women Voters addressed planning needed to handle it. “That means we need to generate over a million new jobs and provide better housing and transportation — and...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57833427@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Apr 2014 21:23:34 MDT ACA demands may limit taxpayer response time, IRS chief says http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57833465-79/irs-koskinen-agency-care.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57833465-79/irs-koskinen-agency-care.html.csp">ACA demands may limit taxpayer response time, IRS chief says</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Tom harvey</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-17T18:23:25.379-06:00">Updated Apr 17, 2014 06:23PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Ogden • IRS Commissioner John Koskinen said Thursday that the agency’s additional responsibilities under the Affordable Care Act in combination with its current budget could mean a steep deterioration in its ability to answer queries from taxpayers. Koskinen was in Ogden as part of a tour of major operations of the Internal Revenue Service. He met with managers and employees at the agency’s business return processing center here that employs about 5,000 people. Under President Obama’s health car...</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> 57833465@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:23:25 MDT Obama: 8 million signed up for health care http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57833170-68/obama-care-law-democrats.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57833170-68/obama-care-law-democrats.html.csp">Obama: 8 million signed up for health care</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JOSH LEDERMAN and RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-17T14:41:58.335-06:00">Updated Apr 17, 2014 02:41PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Eight million people have signed up for health care through new insurance exchanges, President Barack Obama said Thursday, besting expectations and offering new hope to Democrats who are defending the law ahead of the midterm elections. Obama appeared in the White House briefing room to trumpet the new figures, which beat initial projections by 1 million people. Equally critical: About 35 percent of those who signed up are under the age of 35, Obama said. Enrolling substantial numbe...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578331702014-04-17T14:41:58.335-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-17T14:41:58.335-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57833170@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:41:58 MDT Portland plans reservoir flush after teen cited http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57829253-68/reservoir-portland-shaff-bureau.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57829253-68/reservoir-portland-shaff-bureau.html.csp">Portland plans reservoir flush after teen cited</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By STEVEN DUBOIS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-16T19:31:00.033-06:00">Updated Apr 16, 2014 07:31PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Portland, Ore. • Call it the Big Flush 2, and this time the sequel promises to be much bigger than the original. Portland officials said Wednesday they are flushing away millions of gallons of treated water for the second time in less than three years because someone urinated into a city reservoir. In June 2011, the city drained a 7.5 million-gallon reservoir at Mount Tabor in southeast Portland. This time, 38 million gallons from a different reservoir at the same location will be discarded afte...</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> 57829253@www.sltrib.com Wed, 16 Apr 2014 19:31:00 MDT Home sales of $10 million rise in Connecticut town http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57829291-68/million-sales-pruner-sold.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57829291-68/million-sales-pruner-sold.html.csp">Home sales of $10 million rise in Connecticut town</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-17T11:11:06.932-06:00">Updated Apr 17, 2014 11:11AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New Haven, Conn. • Connecticut’s Gold Coast is living up to its name, with a record $120 million sale of a waterfront estate in Greenwich leading an increase in sales of homes for more than $10 million. Five homes sold this year for more than $10 million in Greenwich, the assessor’s office said. Another home just sold and four others listed above $10 million are under contract, compared with only one under contract by this time last year and none sold, said Mark Pruner, a sales executive with 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> 57829291@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:11:06 MDT Op-ed: No amount of outrage will reduce executive pay http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57821865-82/pay-executive-compensation-chief.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57821865-82/pay-executive-compensation-chief.html.csp">Op-ed: No amount of outrage will reduce executive pay</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Joe Nocera</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> New York Times News Service</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-15T16:30:02.151-06:00">Updated Apr 15, 2014 04:30PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">At 79, Graef “Bud” Crystal is the grand old man of executive compensation critics. Once a top compensation consultant, he switched sides in the 1980s, becoming a fierce critic of many of the practices he helped institutionalize, and analyzing executive pay for other media like Fortune and, most recently, Bloomberg News He’s been known to call his second career “atoning for my sins.” The other day, Crystal was recalling what it used to be like trying to cobble together pay information about a chi...</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> 57821865@www.sltrib.com Tue, 15 Apr 2014 16:30:02 MDT French Open prize money goes up to $34.5M http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57822178-77/euros-million-money-prize.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57822178-77/euros-million-money-prize.html.csp">French Open prize money goes up to $34.5M</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-16T16:00:35.988-06:00">Updated Apr 16, 2014 04:00PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Paris • Prize money at the French Open will rise to more than 25 million euros ($34.5 million) this year, an increase of 3 million euros ($4.1 million) from last year. The men’s and women’s champions will receive 1.65 million euros each, 150,000 euros more than 2013, and losing finalists will receive 825,000 euros, a raise of 75,000 euros. Tournament director and French Tennis Federation director Gilbert Ysern says “this notable increase in Roland Garros prize money is part of the plan that was ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578221782014-04-16T16:00:35.988-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-16T16:00:35.988-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57822178@www.sltrib.com Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:00:35 MDT Letter: GOP is party of wealthy http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57818140-82/million-donations-mcmanus-republicans.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57818140-82/million-donations-mcmanus-republicans.html.csp">Letter: GOP is party of wealthy</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-15T11:19:56.922-06:00">Updated Apr 15, 2014 11:19AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Concerning the letter by Mike McManus in which he stated that large political donations by individuals to the two major political parties were equal, with Democrat George Soros donating the most: he is flat wrong. According to the Federal Election commission, donations of $200 or less in 2012 to Democrats was 50 percent of their total $733 million while donations of $200 or less to Republicans ran at 23 percent of their total $480 million. Of the top donors to political PACS 7 out of 11 donors ...</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> 57818140@www.sltrib.com Tue, 15 Apr 2014 11:19:56 MDT Southwest says profit-sharing nearly doubles http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57817926-79/southwest-employees-nearly-profit.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57817926-79/southwest-employees-nearly-profit.html.csp">Southwest says profit-sharing nearly doubles</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-14T11:26:15.839-06:00">Updated Apr 14, 2014 11:26AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Dallas • Southwest Airlines says employees will get a record $228 million in profit-sharing this year, nearly double the payout of a year ago. The airline said Monday that the payout is based on results from 2013, when net income hit a record $754 million. Earnings and stock prices for airlines soared last year, and employees at some carriers are benefiting. Delta Air Lines Inc. said in February that it would pay $506 million in profit-sharing. Dallas-based Southwest also owns AirTran Airways an...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578179262014-04-14T11:26:15.839-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-14T11:26:15.839-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57817926@www.sltrib.com Mon, 14 Apr 2014 11:26:15 MDT 24 Utah providers billed Medicare $1M or more in 2012 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57807896-78/million-medicare-utah-doctors.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57807896-78/million-medicare-utah-doctors.html.csp">24 Utah providers billed Medicare $1M or more in 2012</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By kirsten stewart</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-14T11:06:45.185-06:00">Updated Apr 14, 2014 11:06AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Eighteen Utah doctors and six businesses drew down more than $1 million apiece in 2012 from Medicare, according to a detailed federal database of physician billings. Statewide, about 160 providers received a total of $79.8 million in payments from the government program for the elderly that year. Utah health care businesses, such as laboratories and ambulance services, billed an additional $79.7 million. That’s a sliver of the $77 billion Medicare paid physicians and such services nationally 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> 57807896@www.sltrib.com Mon, 14 Apr 2014 11:06:45 MDT With $41.4M, ‘Captain America’ holds off ‘Rio 2’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/57814226-200/million-international-owned-america.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/57814226-200/million-international-owned-america.html.csp">With $41.4M, ‘Captain America’ holds off ‘Rio 2’</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JAKE COYLE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> AP Film Writer</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-13T14:12:43.109-06:00">Updated Apr 13, 2014 02:12PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • “Captain America” continued to flex its Marvel muscle at the global box office, as “The Winter Soldier” took in $41.4 million domestically and $60.6 million overseas. The strong second-week performance for the Walt Disney release in North America was enough to narrowly edge 20th Century Fox’s “Rio 2” in a springtime battle of sequels. The animated Amazon jungle tale “Rio 2” debuted with $39 million, according to studio estimates Sunday, almost exactly the opening weekend total of the ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578142262014-04-13T14:12:43.109-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-13T14:12:43.109-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57814226@www.sltrib.com Sun, 13 Apr 2014 14:12:43 MDT Young readers bring home the bacon, so principal puckers up http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57806986-78/guadalupe-lake-salt-students.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57806986-78/guadalupe-lake-salt-students.html.csp">Young readers bring home the bacon, so principal puckers up</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-11T21:59:03.372-06:00">Updated Apr 11, 2014 09:59PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Guadalupe School students just kept flipping — so Principal Ernie Nix had to start kissing. Nix challenged the school’s 136 K-5 students to read 32,000 pages by Friday and to find sponsors to donate a nickel per page, raising money for a playground at the school’s new building. The students read 42,354 pages by the deadline, raising $8,343, said spokeswoman Elysia Alvarado Yuen. With a $5,000 matching grant from donors, the school has raised $13,343, she said. So on Friday, Nix puckered u...</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> 57806986@www.sltrib.com Fri, 11 Apr 2014 21:59:03 MDT Led by Myriad Genetics, Utah health services make millions from Medicare http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57808400-78/medicare-utah-myriad-ambulance.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57808400-78/medicare-utah-myriad-ambulance.html.csp">Led by Myriad Genetics, Utah health services make millions from Medicare</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kristen moulton</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-11T21:16:52.866-06:00">Updated Apr 11, 2014 09:16PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Myriad Genetics takes in twice as much revenue from Medicare — $54 million in 2012 — as all other laboratories and similar businesses in Utah combined, according to an analysis of federal data. Other clinical labs, ambulance services and surgical centers accounted for another $25.6 million that year, according to data provided by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid. The data do not include hospitals. The Obama administration cast the disclosure as part of an effort to make the health car...</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> 57808400@www.sltrib.com Fri, 11 Apr 2014 21:16:52 MDT State incentives expected to yield about 200 jobs http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57803805-79/million-state-goed-wilson.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57803805-79/million-state-goed-wilson.html.csp">State incentives expected to yield about 200 jobs</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="2014-04-11T18:18:59.689-06:00">Updated Apr 11, 2014 06:18PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">State economic development officials approved $1.1 million in financial incentives Thursday to two companies that expect to add 135 to 200 jobs to Utah’s economy in the next few years. Wilson Electronics received a post-performance tax credit of $266,312 from the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) board to expand its plant in Washington County, adding 75 to 150 jobs in the next five years. That credit represents 15 percent of the net taxes Wilson is projected to pay in that time. ...</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> 57803805@www.sltrib.com Fri, 11 Apr 2014 18:18:59 MDT BMW extends recall worldwide to half-million cars http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57806441-79/bmw-recall-worldwide-cars.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57806441-79/bmw-recall-worldwide-cars.html.csp">BMW extends recall worldwide to half-million cars</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-11T08:14:20.17-06:00">Updated Apr 11, 2014 08:14AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Berlin • German automaker BMW is issuing a worldwide recall of many models of cars with certain six-cylinder gas motors after identifying a problem with a bolt used in the engine. The company said Friday that a recall started in China last week has now been extended worldwide, affecting 489,000 vehicles, including 156,000 in the U.S. BMW says in rare cases one of four bolts holding the cover on the engine’s variable camshaft timing system breaks, which can then cause other bolts to fail. That me...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578064412014-04-11T08:14:20.17-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-11T08:14:20.17-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57806441@www.sltrib.com Fri, 11 Apr 2014 08:14:20 MDT Soccer: Clint Dempsey is top-paid player in Major League Soccer http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57804834-77/player-million-paid-mls.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57804834-77/player-million-paid-mls.html.csp">Soccer: Clint Dempsey is top-paid player in Major League Soccer</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-10T21:59:58.145-06:00">Updated Apr 10, 2014 09:59PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Seattle Sounders forward Clint Dempsey is the league’s highest-paid player at $6.69 million this season. Toronto FC and the Los Angeles Galaxy each have three of the 12 players making seven-figure salaries, according to figures released by the MLS Players Union. The numbers include the player’s base salary and all signing and guaranteed bonuses annualized over the term of the player’s contract, including option years, but not performance bonuses. Toronto midfielder Michael Bradley is the second ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578048342014-04-10T21:59:58.145-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-10T21:59:58.145-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57804834@www.sltrib.com Thu, 10 Apr 2014 21:59:58 MDT Spring is in the air, so orange cones coming to highways http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57798216-90/begin-completed-construction-county.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57798216-90/begin-completed-construction-county.html.csp">Spring is in the air, so orange cones coming to highways</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By LEE DAVIDSON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-10T11:21:19.673-06:00">Updated Apr 10, 2014 11:21AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Besides spring flowers, a bumper crop of orange construction cones is about to blossom throughout Utah on its highways. “We’re planning about 175 projects this summer,” costing more than $800 million, Utah Department of Transportation spokeswoman Elizabeth Weight said Wednesday. “Our crews will be busy.” Projects range from adding express lanes to Interstate 15 in Davis County — expected to cause major disruptions — to repaving I-80 in Parleys Canyon, building another freeway-like interchange on...</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> 57798216@www.sltrib.com Thu, 10 Apr 2014 11:21:19 MDT Sebelius: 7.5 million now signed up http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57801860-68/million-sebelius-7.5-health.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57801860-68/million-sebelius-7.5-health.csp">Sebelius: 7.5 million now signed up</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ERICA WERNER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-10T09:44:10.384-06:00">Updated Apr 10, 2014 09:44AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius says 7.5 million Americans have now signed up for health coverage under President Barack Obama’s health care law. That’s a 400,000 increase from the 7.1 million that Obama announced last week at the end of the law’s open enrollment period. The figure exceeded expectations, a surprise election-year success for the law after a disastrous roll-out. Sebelius disclosed the new figure during a hearing Thursday before the Senate Finance...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578018602014-04-10T09:44:10.384-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-10T09:44:10.384-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57801860@www.sltrib.com Thu, 10 Apr 2014 09:44:10 MDT U.S. bacon prices rise after virus kills baby pigs http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57792433-79/pigs-pork-percent-nation.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57792433-79/pigs-pork-percent-nation.html.csp">U.S. bacon prices rise after virus kills baby pigs</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By M.L. JOHNSON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-09T22:12:52.377-06:00">Updated Apr 9, 2014 10:12PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Milwaukee • A virus never before seen in the U.S. has killed millions of baby pigs in less than a year, and with little known about how it spreads or how to stop it, it’s threatening pork production and pushing up prices by 10 percent or more. Scientists think porcine epidemic diarrhea, which does not infect humans or other animals, came from China, but they don’t know how it got into the country or spread to 27 states since last May. The federal government is looking into how such viruses migh...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577924332014-04-09T22:12:52.377-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-09T22:12:52.377-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57792433@www.sltrib.com Wed, 09 Apr 2014 22:12:52 MDT Docs defend takings millions from Medicare http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57798440-68/medicare-doctors-million-doctor.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57798440-68/medicare-doctors-million-doctor.html.csp">Docs defend takings millions from Medicare</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-09T20:38:46.416-06:00">Updated Apr 9, 2014 08:38PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • How is it that a few doctors take in millions of dollars from Medicare? Explanations for Wednesday’s eye-popping numbers from Medicare’s massive claims database ranged from straightforward to what the government considers suspicious, as the medical world confronted a new era of scrutiny. The long-sought release of Medicare data revealed just how much the program paid individual doctors in 2012. An analysis by The Associated Press found that a tiny group, 344 out of more than 825,00...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577984402014-04-09T20:38:46.416-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-09T20:38:46.416-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57798440@www.sltrib.com Wed, 09 Apr 2014 20:38:46 MDT