PERCENT - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/PERCENT News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Obama promoting economic gains as elections near http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58361165-68/obama-economic-rate-democrats.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58361165-68/obama-economic-rate-democrats.html.csp">Obama promoting economic gains as elections near</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JIM KUHNHENN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-01T11:20:03.017-06:00">Updated Sep 1, 2014 11:20AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Boosted by recent economic gains, President Barack Obama is sounding more bullish about the nation’s recovery from the Great Recession and the White House is encouraging Democrats to show similar optimism as they head into the November mid-term elections. Despite turmoil in the Middle East and along the Ukraine-Russia border, the top issue with Americans remains the economy. And while consumer confidence appears to be improving, the public remains anxious over the recovery’s reach a...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 58361165@www.sltrib.com Mon, 01 Sep 2014 11:20:03 MDT Incentives states can offer to get $5B Tesla factory http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58358587-79/tax-tesla-state-million.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58358587-79/tax-tesla-state-million.html.csp">Incentives states can offer to get $5B Tesla factory</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-31T17:17:15.03-06:00">Updated Aug 31, 2014 05:17PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Los Angeles • Five states are on the short list for a $5 billion factory that Tesla Motors plans to build so it can crank out batteries for a new generation of electric cars. The package of economic incentives that each state offers will help determine where Tesla builds the factory — Nevada, California, Texas, Arizona or New Mexico. Tesla CEO Elon Musk has said the winning state will shoulder about 10 percent of the total cost, meaning at least $500 million worth of incentives. Tesla already ha...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583585872014-08-31T17:17:15.03-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-31T17:17:15.03-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58358587@www.sltrib.com Sun, 31 Aug 2014 17:17:15 MDT Milbank: America’s real ice bucket challenge http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58355931-82/bucket-ice-percent-federal.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58355931-82/bucket-ice-percent-federal.html.csp">Milbank: America’s real ice bucket challenge</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Dana Milbank</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-31T01:01:04.828-06:00">Updated Aug 31, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">WASHINGTON • I’m just back from vacation in Europe, where, to judge from the political headlines coming out of the United States, this country had no greater care than which of its leaders would next be soaked in cold water. George W. Bush was doused by his wife, Laura, and then nominated Bill Clinton to take the ice-bucket challenge for charity. Mitt Romney got a bucket poured on him by his former running mate, Paul Ryan, who joined other possible 2016 presidential aspirants Scott Walker a...</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> 58355931@www.sltrib.com Sun, 31 Aug 2014 01:01:04 MDT Study: Novel heart failure drug shows big promise http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58355046-68/heart-drug-failure-novartis.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58355046-68/heart-drug-failure-novartis.html.csp">Study: Novel heart failure drug shows big promise</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MARILYNN MARCHIONE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-30T19:02:52.905-06:00">Updated Aug 30, 2014 07:02PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A new study reports one of the biggest potential advances against heart failure in more than a decade — a first-of-a-kind, experimental drug that lowered the chances of death or hospitalization by about 20 percent. Doctors say the Novartis drug — which doesn’t have a name yet — seems like one of those rare, breakthrough therapies that could quickly change care for more than half of the 6 million Americans and 24 million people worldwide with heart failure. “This is a new day” for patients, said...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583550462014-08-30T19:02:52.905-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-30T19:02:52.905-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58355046@www.sltrib.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 19:02:52 MDT Few women in construction; recruiting efforts rise http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58355035-68/women-construction-industry-harassment.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58355035-68/women-construction-industry-harassment.html.csp">Few women in construction; recruiting efforts rise</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DAVID CRARY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-30T19:49:33.373-06:00">Updated Aug 30, 2014 07:49PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Janice Moreno graduated from college with a degree in English literature, but never landed a job paying more than $12 an hour. Now, at 36, she’s back in the classroom — in safety glasses and a T-shirt — learning how to be a carpenter. “I anticipate a lot of hard work,” she said amid instruction in sawing techniques. “I believe it’s going to pay off.” If Moreno’s six-week training program in New York City leads to a full-time job, she’ll have bucked long odds. On this Labor Day weeken...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583550352014-08-30T19:49:33.373-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-30T19:49:33.373-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58355035@www.sltrib.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 19:49:33 MDT Supply concerns lift palladium to a 13-year high http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58353133-79/palladium-percent-month-ounce.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58353133-79/palladium-percent-month-ounce.html.csp">Supply concerns lift palladium to a 13-year high</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Debarati Roy</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Bloomberg News</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-29T17:55:01.657-06:00">Updated Aug 29, 2014 05:55PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Palladium futures jumped to the highest since 2001 as supply concerns mounted amid prospects for further sanctions against Russia, the world’s biggest producer. The U.S. and Europe accuse Russia of escalating the five-month conflict in Ukraine by sending troops over the border to support rebels. An ounce of palladium, which is used mainly in pollution-control devices in cars, bought as much as 0.6383 ounce of platinum in London, the most since August 2002, data compiled by Bloomberg s...</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> 58353133@www.sltrib.com Fri, 29 Aug 2014 17:55:01 MDT Julie Jason: Staying the course paid off for 401(K) investors http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58344414-79/401-percent-2007-2012.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58344414-79/401-percent-2007-2012.html.csp">Julie Jason: Staying the course paid off for 401(K) investors</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Julie Jason</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> Special to The Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-29T16:42:01.638-06:00">Updated Aug 29, 2014 04:42PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">If you participated in a 401(k) plan at work during the financial crisis, you may remember seeing a “60 Minutes” segment highlighting the personal tragedies of 401(k) participants who lost retirement savings. Now, more than five years after the March 2009 market bottom, we have hard data on 401(k) participant returns, recently released by the Investment Company Institute. Employees who continued to participate in their 401(k)s from the end of 2007 through the end of 2012 saw their balances ...</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> 58344414@www.sltrib.com Fri, 29 Aug 2014 16:42:01 MDT As stocks rise, so does anxiety: Time to get out? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58351798-79/stocks-companies-percent-rates.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58351798-79/stocks-companies-percent-rates.html.csp">As stocks rise, so does anxiety: Time to get out?</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By BERNARD CONDON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-29T12:54:02.065-06:00">Updated Aug 29, 2014 12:54PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Is it time to cash out of stocks? The market has nearly tripled in a little over five years, and the Standard & Poor’s 500 index closed above 2,000 for the first time on Tuesday. With each record, the temptation grows to take your winnings and flee. Plenty of experts think stocks are about to drop. But many others offer compelling arguments for the rally to continue for years. The bulls point to a strengthening U.S. economy. They also like that companies have plenty of money to keep b...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583517982014-08-29T12:54:02.065-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-29T12:54:02.065-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58351798@www.sltrib.com Fri, 29 Aug 2014 12:54:02 MDT Utah’s foreign students come for math, science, biz http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/58347863-200/students-foreign-percent-lake.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/58347863-200/students-foreign-percent-lake.html.csp">Utah’s foreign students come for math, science, biz</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ANNIE KNOX</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-29T13:55:07.125-06:00">Updated Aug 29, 2014 01:55PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Most foreign students studying at colleges in Salt Lake City, Provo and Orem in recent years were pursuing bachelor’s degrees related to science, math or business. And most of those students came from South Korea, China or India, according to a national study released Friday. The Utah trends mirror national ones — two-thirds of foreign students across the country are studying for such careers. About half of their American peers are majoring in those fields, according to the report from the no...</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> 58347863@www.sltrib.com Fri, 29 Aug 2014 13:55:07 MDT Tablet growth has been stalling in U.S. and Europe http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58352086-79/percent-europe-growth-idc.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58352086-79/percent-europe-growth-idc.html.csp">Tablet growth has been stalling in U.S. and Europe</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Ian King</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Bloomberg News</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-29T12:40:02.177-06:00">Updated Aug 29, 2014 12:40PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">San Francisco • Tablet computer shipments will stall in North America and Western Europe this year, causing IDC Corp. to lower its forecast for worldwide growth by almost half. The market researcher is now predicting that the number of tablets shipped will rise 6.5 percent to 233.1 million in 2014, down from an earlier forecast of 12.1 percent. IDC expects no growth for North America and Western Europe after a 25 percent jump last year for the regions. The new estimate highlights the pressure 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> 58352086@www.sltrib.com Fri, 29 Aug 2014 12:40:02 MDT BRIC wall: Brazil’s economy slips into a recession http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58352036-79/percent-quarter-brazil-recession.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58352036-79/percent-quarter-brazil-recession.html.csp">BRIC wall: Brazil’s economy slips into a recession</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-29T12:26:02.285-06:00">Updated Aug 29, 2014 12:26PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Sao Paulo • Brazil has slipped into recession, with government figures released Friday showing gross domestic product contracting for a second consecutive quarter. The government’s IBGE statistics bureau said GDP in the second quarter fell by 0.6 percent from the previous three months. Revised figures for the first quarter showed a drop of 0.2 percent. The government initially had reported first-quarter growth of 0.2 percent. The bureau said the country’s GDP stands at $567 billion. Brazil last ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583520362014-08-29T12:26:02.285-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-29T12:26:02.285-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58352036@www.sltrib.com Fri, 29 Aug 2014 12:26:02 MDT Sandy recovery, sun boost Jersey shore business http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58352011-79/summer-beach-business-sandy.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58352011-79/summer-beach-business-sandy.html.csp">Sandy recovery, sun boost Jersey shore business</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By WAYNE PARRY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-29T12:18:02.078-06:00">Updated Aug 29, 2014 12:18PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Belmar, N.J. • Good weather and greater awareness that the Jersey shore has made huge strides in recovering from Superstorm Sandy helped make the second summer after the storm better than the first one, many merchants and elected officials say. Some business owners report profits up 20 to 30 percent this summer compared with last year’s, when the shore was still in the early stages of recovering from the devastating October 2012 storm. “This summer was great,” said Matt Riccelli, who manages Gee...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583520112014-08-29T12:18:02.078-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-29T12:18:02.078-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58352011@www.sltrib.com Fri, 29 Aug 2014 12:18:02 MDT Japan economy stalls as incomes, spending languish http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58351964-79/percent-japan-economy-spending.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58351964-79/percent-japan-economy-spending.html.csp">Japan economy stalls as incomes, spending languish</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ELAINE KURTENBACH</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-29T12:07:02.184-06:00">Updated Aug 29, 2014 12:07PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Tokyo • Japan’s vital signs remained weak in July as wages fell further and household spending dropped, signaling continued weakness in the world’s third-largest economy. Data released Friday showed the inflation rate was unchanged from the previous month. The core price consumer index that excludes volatile fresh food prices rose 3.3 percent in July, the same as a month earlier. Much of the increase stems from a 2 percentage point increase in Japan’s sales tax in April, which has since sapped m...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583519642014-08-29T12:07:02.184-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-29T12:07:02.184-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58351964@www.sltrib.com Fri, 29 Aug 2014 12:07:02 MDT Malaysia Airlines to cut 6,000 staff in overhaul http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58351940-79/malaysia-airlines-airline-khazanah.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58351940-79/malaysia-airlines-airline-khazanah.html.csp">Malaysia Airlines to cut 6,000 staff in overhaul</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By EILEEN NG and KELVIN CHAN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-29T12:03:02.15-06:00">Updated Aug 29, 2014 12:03PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia • Malaysia Airlines will cut 6,000 workers as part of a $1.9 billion overhaul announced Friday to revive its damaged brand after being hit by double passenger jet disasters. The staff reduction represents about 30 percent of its current workforce of 20,000. A search for a new CEO is underway but there is no move to change the airline’s name, which some branding experts had said was necessary for a successful makeover. Khazanah Nasional, the state investment company that ow...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583519402014-08-29T12:03:02.15-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-29T12:03:02.15-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58351940@www.sltrib.com Fri, 29 Aug 2014 12:03:02 MDT Eurozone inflation rate shows economic weakness http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58351848-79/inflation-bank-percent-economy.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58351848-79/inflation-bank-percent-economy.html.csp">Eurozone inflation rate shows economic weakness</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DAVID McHUGH</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-29T11:36:02.57-06:00">Updated Aug 29, 2014 11:36AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Frankfurt, Germany • Inflation in the 18 countries that use the euro sank to 0.3 percent in August, a worrying sign of economic weakness that is putting pressure on the European Central Bank to take drastic steps to save a stalling recovery. The figure was down from 0.4 per cent in July, statistics agency Eurostat said Friday, and is the lowest since October 2009. Back then the eurozone was deep in recession following the collapse of U.S. investment bank Lehman Brothers. The low inflation figure...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583518482014-08-29T11:36:02.57-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-29T11:36:02.57-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58351848@www.sltrib.com Fri, 29 Aug 2014 11:36:02 MDT Feds reviewing Reynolds’ deal to buy Lorillard http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58351836-79/market-cigarette-percent-companies.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58351836-79/market-cigarette-percent-companies.html.csp">Feds reviewing Reynolds’ deal to buy Lorillard</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MICHAEL FELBERBAUM</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-29T11:27:02.193-06:00">Updated Aug 29, 2014 11:27AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Richmond, Va. • Federal regulators are putting Camel cigarette maker Reynolds American Inc.’s planned $25 billion takeover of rival Newport maker Lorillard Inc. under the microscope. The nation’s second-biggest tobacco company said Friday the Federal Trade Commission has asked for additional information as part of an antitrust review of the deal. The move announced in July to combine two of the nation’s oldest and biggest tobacco companies would create a formidable No. 2 to rival Altria Group In...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583518362014-08-29T11:27:02.193-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-29T11:27:02.193-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58351836@www.sltrib.com Fri, 29 Aug 2014 11:27:02 MDT U.S. consumer sentiment improves a bit in August http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58351747-79/consumer-august-michigan-percent.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58351747-79/consumer-august-michigan-percent.html.csp">U.S. consumer sentiment improves a bit in August</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-29T11:06:01.787-06:00">Updated Aug 29, 2014 11:06AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • U.S. consumer sentiment ticked up in August, driven by greater optimism about jobs, rising incomes, and increasing wealth. Yet the increase largely occurred among higher-income groups. The University of Michigan said Friday its index of consumer sentiment rose to 82.5 from 81.8 in July. The August level is only slightly higher than it was a year ago. Consumers have sent mixed signals in recent months. The Michigan index has fluctuated between 80 and 82.5 since December. But a measur...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583517472014-08-29T11:06:01.787-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-29T11:06:01.787-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58351747@www.sltrib.com Fri, 29 Aug 2014 11:06:01 MDT Stocks end higher following strong run in August http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58351714-79/percent-500-rose-august.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58351714-79/percent-500-rose-august.html.csp">Stocks end higher following strong run in August</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ALEX VEIGA</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-29T15:34:42.716-06:00">Updated Aug 29, 2014 03:34PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Standard & Poor’s 500 index delivered its fourth record high in five days Friday, ending with the biggest monthly gain since February. The milestone-crushing run capped a week when the S&P eclipsed the 2,000-point mark for the first time. And the index ended August with a gain of 3.7 percent. Six months of solid job gains, strong company earnings and a bevy of corporate deal news contributed to the rally, part of a bull market that’s been rumbling on for more than five years. The market appe...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583517142014-08-29T15:34:42.716-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-29T15:34:42.716-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58351714@www.sltrib.com Fri, 29 Aug 2014 15:34:42 MDT Survey: Americans’ pessimism on economy has grown http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58349552-68/percent-recession-americans-index.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58349552-68/percent-recession-americans-index.html.csp">Survey: Americans’ pessimism on economy has grown</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JOSH BOAK</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-28T21:27:02.062-06:00">Updated Aug 28, 2014 09:27PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Americans are more anxious about the economy now than they were right after the Great Recession ended despite stock market gains, falling unemployment and growth moving closer to full health. Seventy-one percent of Americans say they think the recession exerted a permanent drag on the economy, according to a survey being released Thursday by Rutgers University. By contrast, in November 2009, five months after the recession officially ended, the Rutgers researchers found that only 4...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583495522014-08-28T21:27:02.062-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-28T21:27:02.062-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58349552@www.sltrib.com Thu, 28 Aug 2014 21:27:02 MDT Average U.S. 30-year mortgage rate at 4.1 percent http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58348918-79/percent-mortgage-average-rate.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58348918-79/percent-mortgage-average-rate.html.csp">Average U.S. 30-year mortgage rate at 4.1 percent</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-28T17:27:02.402-06:00">Updated Aug 28, 2014 05:27PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The average 30-year U.S. mortgage rate remained at a 52-week low of 4.10 this week. Mortgage company Freddie Mac also said Thursday that the average for a 15-year mortgage, a popular choice for people who are refinancing, rose to 3.25 percent from 3.23 percent. At its 52-week low of 4.10 percent, the rate on a 30-year mortgage is down from 4.53 percent at the start of the year. Rates have fallen even though the Federal Reserve has been trimming its monthly bond purchases, which are ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583489182014-08-28T17:27:02.402-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-28T17:27:02.402-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58348918@www.sltrib.com Thu, 28 Aug 2014 17:27:02 MDT