MILLION - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/MILLION News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) US official airs ‘myths’ on Colorado River water http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58353884-68/castle-colorado-river-million.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58353884-68/castle-colorado-river-million.html.csp">US official airs ‘myths’ on Colorado River water</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By KEN RITTER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-29T23:28:49.406-06:00">Updated Aug 29, 2014 11:28PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Las Vegas • A top federal water administrator said Friday that several myths stand in the way of broad agreements needed to deal with increasing demand for water in the drought-stricken and over-allocated Colorado River basin. Assistant Secretary of the Interior Anne Castle told the “Business of Water” conference in Las Vegas that there is no one-step way to avoid the possibility of cuts in water deliveries in the next few years to states including Arizona and Nevada. With the crucial Lake Mead...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583538842014-08-29T23:28:49.406-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-29T23:28:49.406-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58353884@www.sltrib.com Fri, 29 Aug 2014 23:28:49 MDT Is deal close in Park City resort showdown with Talisker? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58352904-90/1.1-bond-com-lease.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58352904-90/1.1-bond-com-lease.csp">Is deal close in Park City resort showdown with Talisker?</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="2014-08-29T22:20:00.74-06:00">Updated Aug 29, 2014 10:20PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Park City Mountain Resort and Talisker Land Holdings Inc. late Friday afternoon extended mediation talks to Sunday at 10 a.m. The deadline had been set at 5 p.m. Friday. John Lund, an attorney representing Talisker, said he is “hopeful” a negotiated settlement can be reached in a land-lease dispute that has played out in court for three years. At issue is 2,852 acres of upper mountain ski terrain at PCMR. The resort operator, Powdr Corp., missed an April 30, 2011, lease-renewal deadline. When n...</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> 58352904@www.sltrib.com Fri, 29 Aug 2014 22:20:00 MDT U.S. official airs ‘myths’ on Colorado River water http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58352079-79/castle-colorado-river-million.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58352079-79/castle-colorado-river-million.html.csp">U.S. official airs ‘myths’ on Colorado River water</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By KEN RITTER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-29T12:36:01.664-06:00">Updated Aug 29, 2014 12:36PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Las Vegas • A top federal water administrator said Friday that several myths stand in the way of broad agreements needed to deal with increasing demand for water in the drought-stricken and over-allocated Colorado River basin. Assistant Secretary of the Interior Anne Castle told the “Business of Water” conference in Las Vegas that there’s no one-step way to avoid the possibility of cuts in water deliveries in the next few years to states including Arizona and Nevada. With the crucial Lake Mead r...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583520792014-08-29T12:36:01.664-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-29T12:36:01.664-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58352079@www.sltrib.com Fri, 29 Aug 2014 12:36:01 MDT Chinese e-commerce rivals challenge Alibaba http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58351875-79/commerce-online-alibaba-wanda.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58351875-79/commerce-online-alibaba-wanda.html.csp">Chinese e-commerce rivals challenge Alibaba</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JOE McDONALD</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-29T11:39:01.456-06:00">Updated Aug 29, 2014 11:39AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Beijing • China’s biggest property developer, Wanda Group, and Internet giants Baidu and Tencent unveiled a new e-commerce venture Friday in a challenge to industry leader Alibaba Group ahead of its U.S. stock offering. The three companies said they will integrate online and offline selling, with e-commerce services in Wanda’s 107 shopping malls, as well as its hotels and resorts. They said they would invest $814 million to start. The venture adds to competition for Alibaba, whose Taobao, Tmall ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583518752014-08-29T11:39:01.456-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-29T11:39:01.456-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58351875@www.sltrib.com Fri, 29 Aug 2014 11:39:01 MDT Fed Chair Yellen’s assets up 8 percent during 2013 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58348879-79/yellen-assets-disclosure-akerlof.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58348879-79/yellen-assets-disclosure-akerlof.html.csp">Fed Chair Yellen’s assets up 8 percent during 2013</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="2014-08-28T17:11:02.928-06:00">Updated Aug 28, 2014 05:11PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen’s assets rose in value by at least 8 percent during 2013, raising their total to between $5.3 million and $14.1 million, according to her latest financial disclosure released Thursday. Yellen’s biggest asset is a trust fund she set up in 1992 with her husband, George Akerlof, a Nobel Prize-winning economist. The trust fund’s value is estimated at between $1 million and $5 million. Yellen’s assets have likely been driven up in value by a rebounding ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583488792014-08-28T17:11:02.928-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-28T17:11:02.928-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58348879@www.sltrib.com Thu, 28 Aug 2014 17:11:02 MDT Letter: Quit squandering taxes, Governor http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58347896-82/tax-governor-million-millions.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58347896-82/tax-governor-million-millions.html.csp">Letter: Quit squandering taxes, Governor</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-28T17:19:52.554-06:00">Updated Aug 28, 2014 05:19PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Utah’s school budget in need of money, again. We spend the least on Utah school children, we are on the bottom of school funding in the U.S. and our leaders want to increase the property tax or the sales tax or some other tax to prop up school funding? As I see it, our governor and the rest of the lackeys who run our state can find millions to fight same-sex marriage, millions in tax relief so a builder can build a hotel for the services industry and conventioneers, tax relief of millions for t...</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> 58347896@www.sltrib.com Thu, 28 Aug 2014 17:19:52 MDT Qantas Airways posts $2.6 billion loss for year http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58347409-79/qantas-loss-airline-billion.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58347409-79/qantas-loss-airline-billion.html.csp">Qantas Airways posts $2.6 billion loss for year</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-28T10:37:01.711-06:00">Updated Aug 28, 2014 10:37AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Sydney • Qantas Airways Ltd. on Thursday posted a record $2.6 billion loss, reflecting a profit-draining battle with its smaller rival Virgin Australia and aircraft write downs. The loss for the financial year ended June 30 is the largest the former state-owned airline has posted in its 94-year history. It made an $930 million profit in the previous year. The dire result was expected. Shares of Qantas were up 7 percent in Sydney on the airline’s confirmation it would separate its domestic and tr...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583474092014-08-28T10:37:01.711-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-28T10:37:01.711-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58347409@www.sltrib.com Thu, 28 Aug 2014 10:37:01 MDT UTA attacked, defended after tough audit http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58344702-90/allegra-audit-board-general.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58344702-90/allegra-audit-board-general.html.csp">UTA attacked, defended after tough audit</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="2014-08-28T08:54:18.003-06:00">Updated Aug 28, 2014 08:54AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A day after a state audit lambasted the Utah Transit Authority, some were calling for a shake-up or for heads to roll — including a parade of citizens who vented at a UTA board meeting. But UTA officials received some key support, too, including from Sen. John Valentine, R-Orem, who requested the audit. Valentine said Wednesday that he blames problems flagged by auditors on past UTA leaders and believes the agency has taken steps to resolve issues. Rep. Greg Hughes, R-Draper, who is also chairm...</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> 58344702@www.sltrib.com Thu, 28 Aug 2014 08:54:18 MDT NBC’s Emmycast logs robust 15.6 million viewership http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58339249-223/million-15.6-nbc-awards.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58339249-223/million-15.6-nbc-awards.csp">NBC’s Emmycast logs robust 15.6 million viewership</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-26T13:01:25.986-06:00">Updated Aug 26, 2014 01:01PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • NBC says the Emmys thrived despite a Monday airing in the dog days of August. Broadcast on a nontraditional night prior to Labor Day, the television awards show nonetheless logged 15.6 million viewers. It was the second biggest audience for an Emmy Awards broadcast in eight years, NBC said Tuesday. The viewership was exceeded only by last year’s airing by CBS, when it drew 17.8 million viewers on a Sunday in September, with an NFL game as lead-in. The 15.6-million audience makes this ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583392492014-08-26T13:01:25.986-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-26T13:01:25.986-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58339249@www.sltrib.com Tue, 26 Aug 2014 13:01:25 MDT Judge’s ruling next week could be key to Park City ski season http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58340046-90/pcmr-million-talisker-park.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58340046-90/pcmr-million-talisker-park.html.csp">Judge’s ruling next week could be key to Park City ski season</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="2014-08-28T08:53:50.553-06:00">Updated Aug 28, 2014 08:53AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Park City • There was no relief from anxiety Wednesday in Judge Ryan Harris’ 3rd District courtroom as he pondered the amount ofa bond that could keep Park City Mountain Resort operating through the fast-approaching ski season. Courtroom tension was palpable as the judge retired to consider how big the bond should be to cover rent from May 1, 2011, through April 30, 2015 — in addition to damages and legal fees. Attorneys for Park City Mountain Resort argued the amount should be $1 million to $...</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> 58340046@www.sltrib.com Thu, 28 Aug 2014 08:53:50 MDT Audit blasts UTA, says it gave millions in sweetheart deals http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58338545-90/audit-auditors-board-compensation.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58338545-90/audit-auditors-board-compensation.html.csp">Audit blasts UTA, says it gave millions in sweetheart deals</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="2014-08-27T10:36:23.139-06:00">Updated Aug 27, 2014 10:36AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Utah Transit Authority “prepaid” a developer $10 million to construct a parking garage — which it turns out he never built — just after he made a multimillion-dollar deal benefiting a UTA board member. The agency never got all the money back from that advance. The troublesome incident is one of many described in a blistering, yearlong legislative audit into UTA operations that was released Tuesday. It complains about other sweetheart deals, extravagant pay and bonuses, failure to plan well...</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> 58338545@www.sltrib.com Wed, 27 Aug 2014 10:36:23 MDT Audit: Utah fund padded numbers, downplayed costs http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58339963-90/auditors-capital-costs-fund.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58339963-90/auditors-capital-costs-fund.html.csp">Audit: Utah fund padded numbers, downplayed costs</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Robert Gehrke</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-27T15:03:39.516-06:00">Updated Aug 27, 2014 03:03PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Utah’s Fund of Funds — a quasi-public entity that has invested more than $100 million in business startups — has overstated the returns on its investments, downplayed the costs of doing business and is lacking in transparency, according to an audit of the agency. “The primary concern here is that the lack of metrics ultimately results in the UFOF’s inability to show relevance in the market,” according to a report by the Utah legislative auditor’s office. Managers of the Fund of Funds agreed the...</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> 58339963@www.sltrib.com Wed, 27 Aug 2014 15:03:39 MDT Alibaba’s revenue growth surges in latest quarter http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58343779-79/alibaba-company-billion-ipo.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58343779-79/alibaba-company-billion-ipo.html.csp">Alibaba’s revenue growth surges in latest quarter</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Michael Liedtke</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-27T14:33:25.968-06:00">Updated Aug 27, 2014 02:33PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">San Francisco • Alibaba’s quarterly revenue growth is surging again, a development that should help the Chinese e-commerce company sell its shares in what could become the technology industry’s most lucrative IPO. The latest evidence of Alibaba’s financial allure surfaced in a regulatory update filed Wednesday as the company prepares to complete its initial public offering of stock next month. Alibaba’s latest quarter ending June 30 was highlighted by revenue of $2.54 billion, a 46 percent incre...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583437792014-08-27T14:33:25.968-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-27T14:33:25.968-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58343779@www.sltrib.com Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:33:25 MDT Champions League draw wide open http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58343208-77/champions-league-pot-draw.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58343208-77/champions-league-pot-draw.html.csp">Champions League draw wide open</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By GRAHAM DUNBAR</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-27T23:28:58.294-06:00">Updated Aug 27, 2014 11:28PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Monaco • Real Madrid’s Champions League title defense takes shape Thursday at one of the most open draws in years. Madrid, Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Chelsea — the past four winners — are among the eight top-seeded clubs in the 32-team draw. However, lower-ranked seeding pots loaded with big spenders returning to the Champions League after years away promise to deliver trickier than usual groups. Five-time winner Liverpool will make its first appearance since 2009 in Pot 3, decided by rankings...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583432082014-08-27T23:28:58.294-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-27T23:28:58.294-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58343208@www.sltrib.com Wed, 27 Aug 2014 23:28:58 MDT State invests in futuristic feature film, four others http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58338908-79/film-crew-feature-million.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58338908-79/film-crew-feature-million.html.csp">State invests in futuristic feature film, four others</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Mike Gorrell | The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-26T16:38:02.611-06:00">Updated Aug 26, 2014 04:38PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">State economic development officials have high hopes for “The Janus Project.” Producers of the fantasy feature film expect to spend almost $10.3 million in Utah through 48 days of work on the movie about an imposing supernatural character named Janus whose presence forces others to make choices. The production will have a cast of 50, include another 4,000 extras (earning $101.50 a day) and will employ 128 crew members pulling down $350 daily. To help Nebulae Entertainment and producer/director N...</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> 58338908@www.sltrib.com Tue, 26 Aug 2014 16:38:02 MDT Hewlett-Packard recalls 5 million AC power cords http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58338841-79/power-cords-hewlett-packard.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58338841-79/power-cords-hewlett-packard.html.csp">Hewlett-Packard recalls 5 million AC power cords</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-26T11:17:01.934-06:00">Updated Aug 26, 2014 11:17AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Hewlett-Packard Co. is recalling about 5.6 million notebook computer AC power cords in this country and another 446,700 in Canada because of possible overheating, which can pose a fire and burn hazard. HP has received 29 reports of power cords overheating and melting or charring, resulting in two claims of minor burns and 13 claims of minor property damage. The Hewlett-Packard LS-15 AC power cords were distributed with HP and Compaq notebook and mini notebook computers, and with AC ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583388412014-08-26T11:17:01.934-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-26T11:17:01.934-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58338841@www.sltrib.com Tue, 26 Aug 2014 11:17:01 MDT Downtown megahotel now in search of a developer http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58325570-90/hotel-salt-convention-million.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58325570-90/hotel-salt-convention-million.html.csp">Downtown megahotel now in search of a developer</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="2014-08-26T12:31:16.022-06:00">Updated Aug 26, 2014 12:31PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Now it’s time to find out how much private-sector interest there is in building a headquarters hotel for the Salt Palace Convention Center. Salt Lake County released a “Request for Proposal” this week seeking a development-and-design team to build, own and operate a hotel with 850 to 1,200 rooms — plus abundant meeting space — within 1,000 feet of the Salt Palace. This consortium will have to commit to make a private capital investment of at least $200 million into the hotel. It must show that ...</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> 58325570@www.sltrib.com Tue, 26 Aug 2014 12:31:16 MDT ’Guardians’ retakes box office, tops summer films http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58331158-223/million-box-international-office.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58331158-223/million-box-international-office.html.csp">’Guardians’ retakes box office, tops summer films</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="2014-08-24T15:57:41.805-06:00">Updated Aug 24, 2014 03:57PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • “Guardians of the Galaxy” became the summer’s top-grossing movie at the North American box office with a $17.6 million weekend that narrowly bested the young adult melodrama “If I Stay,” while the long-delayed “Sin City” sequel, “A Dame to Kill For,” flopped. With an estimated $17.6 million in its fourth weekend of release, the Marvel space adventure passed “Transformers: Age of Extinction” to become the summer’s biggest domestic hit with a cumulative total of $252 million. The film, ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583311582014-08-24T15:57:41.805-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-24T15:57:41.805-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58331158@www.sltrib.com Sun, 24 Aug 2014 15:57:41 MDT Despite economy, Utahns expect to increase holiday travel http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58334935-78/utah-labor-mountain-residents.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58334935-78/utah-labor-mountain-residents.html.csp">Despite economy, Utahns expect to increase holiday travel</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Bob Mims</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-25T22:55:19.664-06:00">Updated Aug 25, 2014 10:55PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Stubbornly high fuel costs are not expected to keep Utah and other Mountain West residents off the highways during the coming Labor Day weekend. AAA Utah spokesperson Rolayne Fairclough said Monday that more than 2.5 million residents of the organization’s Mountain West region — Utah, Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada and Arizona — are expected to travel 50 miles or more from their homes during the three-day holiday period. That represents an increase of six-tenths of a perc...</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> 58334935@www.sltrib.com Mon, 25 Aug 2014 22:55:19 MDT Rare Superman comic book fetches super-duper $3.2 million http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58335147-68/book-comic-fishler-superman.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58335147-68/book-comic-fishler-superman.html.csp">Rare Superman comic book fetches super-duper $3.2 million</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="2014-08-25T15:43:18.745-06:00">Updated Aug 25, 2014 03:43PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • A rare, nearly flawless copy of Superman’s comic-book debut has sold for a super-powered price: $3.2 million. New York comics dealers Stephen Fishler and Vincent Zurzolo said Monday they submitted Sunday’s record-setting bid in the eBay auction for Action Comics No. 1, the 1938 book in which the superhero first appeared. It’s believed to be the highest price ever paid for a comic book, surpassing $2.1 million for a similarly high-quality copy of the same book in 2011. “It’s hard to be...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583351472014-08-25T15:43:18.745-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-25T15:43:18.745-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58335147@www.sltrib.com Mon, 25 Aug 2014 15:43:18 MDT