ONLINE - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/ONLINE News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) U.S. consumers: 44% of holiday shopping online http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58530158-79/percent-online-consumers-shopping.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58530158-79/percent-online-consumers-shopping.html.csp">U.S. consumers: 44% of holiday shopping online</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Lindsey Rupp</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Bloomberg News</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-16T15:38:59.178-06:00">Updated Oct 16, 2014 03:38PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • U.S. consumers may do more of their spending online than ever before this holiday season, adding pressure on shopping malls already struggling to lure traffic. Forty-four percent of the average consumer’s shopping will be on the Web, compared with about 40 percent last year, according to a survey released Thursday by the National Retail Federation. That proportion, which includes browsing sessions where shoppers don’t make a purchase, is the highest since at least 2006, when the NRF f...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 58530158@www.sltrib.com Thu, 16 Oct 2014 15:38:59 MDT HBO to offer stand-alone web subscription in U.S. http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58526271-79/hbo-warner-cable-pay.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58526271-79/hbo-warner-cable-pay.html.csp">HBO to offer stand-alone web subscription in U.S.</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Doni Bloomfield</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Bloomberg News</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-15T16:57:02.153-06:00">Updated Oct 15, 2014 04:57PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Time Warner Inc.’s HBO plans to offer a long-awaited online-only service in the United States next year, letting viewers without a cable or satellite-TV subscription tune into “Game of Thrones” and “Boardwalk Empire.” Richard Plepler, chief executive officer of the HBO division, didn’t say how much HBO’s new service will cost. While the number of U.S. households that pay for broadband but not TV has climbed to 10 million and is still growing, half of those homes do pay for a streaming...</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> 58526271@www.sltrib.com Wed, 15 Oct 2014 16:57:02 MDT Recalled this week: Bed bug treatment systems http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58508510-79/com-online-sold-www.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58508510-79/com-online-sold-www.html.csp">Recalled this week: Bed bug treatment systems</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">By The Associated Press </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-10T12:05:01.511-06:00">Updated Oct 10, 2014 12:05PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Nearly 300,000 shears that can break are among this week’s recalled consumer products. Others include potentially faulty helmets and hanging lamps. Here’s a more detailed view: SHEARS DETAILS: Fiskars 32-Inch Bypass Lopper Shears with model number 6954. They were sold at The Home Depot Inc. stores nationwide and online at HomeDepot.com from May 2011 through June 2014 for about $40. WHY: The handles can break when cutting branches and cause injuries. INCIDENTS: 11 reports of the handles breaking,...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-585085102014-10-10T12:05:01.511-06:00" id="#license-2014-10-10T12:05:01.511-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58508510@www.sltrib.com Fri, 10 Oct 2014 12:05:01 MDT Mormons’ FamilySearch reaches deal to put a billion obits online http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58477391-79/familysearch-online-obituaries-volunteers.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58477391-79/familysearch-online-obituaries-volunteers.html.csp">Mormons’ FamilySearch reaches deal to put a billion obits online</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="2014-10-02T13:33:01.386-06:00">Updated Oct 2, 2014 01:33PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">More than a billion records from historical obituaries will be available online in the future, but it’s going to take a lot of volunteer help to make them searchable. FamilySearch International, a nonprofit organization sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and GenealogyBank.com, which has acquired a collections of newspapers and historical documents for family history research, announced Wednesday they have reached an agreement to make it possible to search for ancestors...</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> 58477391@www.sltrib.com Thu, 02 Oct 2014 13:33:01 MDT Rampell: Private college grads: Unemployed and in debt http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58467478-82/students-public-profit-profits.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58467478-82/students-public-profit-profits.html.csp">Rampell: Private college grads: Unemployed and in debt</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Catherine Rampell</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-29T06:44:49.261-06:00">Updated Sep 29, 2014 06:44AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">For-profit colleges can’t get no respect, at least not from employers. Which suggests that maybe they should be getting less generous taxpayer subsidies, too. For-profit schools — ranging from monolithic online chains such as the University of Phoenix to smaller, fly-by-night operations that advertise on the subway — enroll about 12 percent of college students nationally. Yet they account for nearly four times that share of student-loan defaults, according to newly released federal data. The typ...</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> 58467478@www.sltrib.com Mon, 29 Sep 2014 06:44:49 MDT Poll: Confused by issues of the day? Join the club http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58461736-68/online-poll-issues-gfk.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58461736-68/online-poll-issues-gfk.html.csp">Poll: Confused by issues of the day? Join the club</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By CONNIE CASS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-27T11:48:01.982-06:00">Updated Sep 27, 2014 11:48AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Confused by President Barack Obama’s health care law? How about the debate over government surveillance? The way the Federal Reserve affects interest rates? You’re far from alone. Most people in the United States say the issues facing the country are getting harder to fathom. It’s not just those tuning out politics who feel perplexed. People who vote regularly, follow news about November’s election or simply feel a civic duty to stay informed are most likely to say that issues have ...</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> 58461736@www.sltrib.com Sat, 27 Sep 2014 11:48:01 MDT Retailer H&M eyes further expansion in U.S., China http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58454513-79/online-company-stores-billion.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58454513-79/online-company-stores-billion.html.csp">Retailer H&M eyes further expansion in U.S., China</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-25T09:15:02.212-06:00">Updated Sep 25, 2014 09:15AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Stockholm • Fashion retailer Hennes & Mauritz AB said Thursday it plans to expand its business over the coming year by increasing online sales and opening new stores, particularly in its largest markets, the U.S. and China. CEO Karl-Johan Persson says the Swedish company is in a “very intensive investment phase” and plans to open 8 to 10 online markets next year on top of 375 new stores in locations worldwide. “Within online shopping, we are in the midst of an exciting expansion,” Persson said. ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584545132014-09-25T09:15:02.212-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-25T09:15:02.212-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58454513@www.sltrib.com Thu, 25 Sep 2014 09:15:02 MDT ZocDoc helps Utahns get doctor appointments, stat! http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58447517-78/zocdoc-doctors-patients-says.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58447517-78/zocdoc-doctors-patients-says.html.csp">ZocDoc helps Utahns get doctor appointments, stat!</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="2014-09-24T10:15:45.814-06:00">Updated Sep 24, 2014 10:15AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">As a primary care doctor, Layne Hermansen of Draper often starts his day with few appointments on the calendar. But then the stubbed toes, sore throats and urinary infections strike and “at the end of the day, it’s been a busy day,” says Hermansen. Since April, the days have been even busier because patients are finding Hermansen — and open slots in his schedule — via ZocDoc.com, an online medical appointment scheduler that is formally launching in Utah this week. The company has been signing ...</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> 58447517@www.sltrib.com Wed, 24 Sep 2014 10:15:45 MDT Retailers suffer as school-clothes buying slumps http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58447811-79/percent-online-retailers-sales.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58447811-79/percent-online-retailers-sales.html.csp">Retailers suffer as school-clothes buying slumps</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Lindsey Rupp</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Bloomberg News</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-23T19:03:02.012-06:00">Updated Sep 23, 2014 07:03PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Retailers are suffering through the slowest back-to-school shopping season since the recession ended in 2009, raising concern that the year-end holidays will bring more of the same. Spending in the period, which continues through the end of September, has risen 3.1 percent, missing a forecast for a 3.2 percent gain, according to research firm Customer Growth Partners. That’s the smallest increase in more than five years. Another ominous sign: Store traffic declined 4.2 percent in July...</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> 58447811@www.sltrib.com Tue, 23 Sep 2014 19:03:02 MDT Brighter economy driving up holiday hiring plans http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58428727-79/holiday-percent-workers-hiring.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58428727-79/holiday-percent-workers-hiring.html.csp">Brighter economy driving up holiday hiring plans</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ANNE D’INNOCENZIO and PAUL WISEMAN </span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-18T15:22:53.639-06:00">Updated Sep 18, 2014 03:22PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • UPS will hire up to 95,000. Kohl’s plans to take on 67,000 and FedEx 50,000. Wal-Mart will add 60,000. One after the other, a flurry of major U.S. retail and transportation companies announced sharp increases this week in the number of temporary workers they plan to hire for the holiday season. Collectively, such hiring could reach its highest point this year for stores since 1999, when the economy was roaring and the Great Recession was still eight years away. Credit the combination ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584287272014-09-18T15:22:53.639-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-18T15:22:53.639-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58428727@www.sltrib.com Thu, 18 Sep 2014 15:22:53 MDT Alibaba’s plan: Today, China. Tomorrow, the world. http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58428608-79/alibaba-company-china-percent.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58428608-79/alibaba-company-china-percent.html.csp">Alibaba’s plan: Today, China. Tomorrow, the world.</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="2014-09-18T09:17:02.172-06:00">Updated Sep 18, 2014 09:17AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Amazon and eBay should watch their backs. As Chinese e-commerce powerhouse Alibaba readies what could be the biggest initial public offering ever on the New York Stock Exchange, it is quietly hinting at plans to expand into the U.S. The company controls nearly 80 percent of all e-commerce in China, and founder and chairman Jack Ma has ambitions that go beyond the country’s borders. Earlier this week, at a Hong Kong stop on Alibaba’s global tour to meet with potential investors, Ma sur...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584286082014-09-18T09:17:02.172-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-18T09:17:02.172-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58428608@www.sltrib.com Thu, 18 Sep 2014 09:17:02 MDT UPS expects to hire up to 95,000 seasonal workers http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58420757-79/ups-seasonal-workers-company.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58420757-79/ups-seasonal-workers-company.html.csp">UPS expects to hire up to 95,000 seasonal workers</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-16T13:19:02.69-06:00">Updated Sep 16, 2014 01:19PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Atlanta • UPS plans to hire up to 95,000 workers to help deliver packages during the busy holiday season — an increase from last year, when the company was caught unprepared for a boom in online shopping. The Atlanta company said Tuesday that the positions will include package sorters, loaders, delivery helpers and drivers. Last year, UPS underestimated the surge in deliveries during the holiday shipping season, which peaked several days later than the company had expected as shopping jumped at ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584207572014-09-16T13:19:02.69-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-16T13:19:02.69-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58420757@www.sltrib.com Tue, 16 Sep 2014 13:19:02 MDT Mercury News: Apple’s new products ratchet up need for privacy protections http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58406619-82/apple-information-medical-private.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58406619-82/apple-information-medical-private.html.csp">Mercury News: Apple’s new products ratchet up need for privacy protections</a></h4>