PERCENT - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/PERCENT News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Virgin America airline submits plans for an IPO http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58232855-79/virgin-america-airlines-company.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58232855-79/virgin-america-airlines-company.html.csp">Virgin America airline submits plans for an IPO</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-28T10:31:02.592-06:00">Updated Jul 28, 2014 10:31AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Virgin America’s next destination is Wall Street. The California-based airline filed on Monday for an initial public offering of shares. Virgin America Inc., which operates out of Los Angeles and San Francisco, flies to 22 airports in the United States and Mexico and has a fleet of 53 planes. It is known for offering a variety of perks on its jets, including live TV, movies, leather seats and purple mood lighting. But it’s still a small player. Virgin America carried 6.3 million passe...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582328552014-07-28T10:31:02.592-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-28T10:31:02.592-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58232855@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:31:02 MDT Nissan profit rises on strong sales, cheap yen http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58232815-79/nissan-sales-percent-profit.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58232815-79/nissan-sales-percent-profit.html.csp">Nissan profit rises on strong sales, cheap yen</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By YURI KAGEYAMA</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-28T10:15:02.283-06:00">Updated Jul 28, 2014 10:15AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Tokyo • Nissan’s quarterly profit rose nearly 37 percent, helped by a favorable exchange rate and healthy sales in North America and China. Nissan Motor Co. reported Monday a better-than-expected net profit of $1.1 billion for the April-June first fiscal quarter, up from $1 billion yen a year earlier. Analysts surveyed by FactSet had forecast a quarterly profit of $835 million. Quarterly sales jumped 10 percent to $24.2 billion) Nissan’s vehicle sales grew in the robust North American market, on...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582328152014-07-28T10:15:02.283-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-28T10:15:02.283-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58232815@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:15:02 MDT Europe stocks struggle, Asia rises on China data http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58232707-79/percent-china-russia-asia.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58232707-79/percent-china-russia-asia.html.csp">Europe stocks struggle, Asia rises on China data</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="2014-07-28T09:48:01.968-06:00">Updated Jul 28, 2014 09:48AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Beijing • European stock markets struggled on Monday and Wall Street was expected to dip on the open amid ongoing concerns about earnings and the economic impact of sanctions on Russia. Asian indexes closed higher, however, after China reported strong corporate profits. KEEPING SCORE: In morning European trade, France’s CAC 40 rose 0.2 percent to 4,337.81 while Germany’s DAX shed 0.2 percent to 9,620.98. Britain’s FTSE 100 was flat at 6,792.45. Futures augured a muted session on Wall Street. Dow...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582327072014-07-28T09:48:01.968-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-28T09:48:01.968-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58232707@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 09:48:01 MDT Will: In Oregon, a doctor calls http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58232721-82/wehby-largest-oregon-percent.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58232721-82/wehby-largest-oregon-percent.html.csp">Will: In Oregon, a doctor calls</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By George F. Will</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-28T09:50:26.609-06:00">Updated Jul 28, 2014 09:50AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">PORTLAND, Ore. • “Are you kidding?” This is Monica Wehby’s amiable response to people who wonder whether she will be able to bear the pressures of office if she wins her race as a Republican Senate candidate. For 17 of her 52 years she has been a pediatric neurosurgeon, holding in steady hands sharp steel and the fate of children’s brains. She probably can cope with the strains of legislative life. Today, her task is to persuade Oregonians to act on the cogent exhortation of her campaign’s bump...</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> 58232721@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 09:50:26 MDT Zillow buying Trulia to create real estate titan http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58232648-79/zillow-trulia-estate-real.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58232648-79/zillow-trulia-estate-real.html.csp">Zillow buying Trulia to create real estate titan</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MAE ANDERSON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-28T09:33:02.334-06:00">Updated Jul 28, 2014 09:33AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Real estate website operator Zillow is buying rival Trulia in a $3.5 billion deal that would make the biggest player in the online real estate market. Zillow would also become the king of real estate listings available on smartphones. “It’s a very sound business move by Zillow, they wiped out their closest competitor,” said Benchmark analyst Daniel Kurnos. According to Benchmark estimates Zillow and Trulia are No. 1 and 2 in the online real estate market, followed by No. 3 Move Inc. I...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582326482014-07-28T09:33:02.334-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-28T09:33:02.334-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58232648@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 09:33:02 MDT Sluggish housing market sends U.S. stocks down http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58232613-79/percent-dollar-housing-market.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58232613-79/percent-dollar-housing-market.html.csp">Sluggish housing market sends U.S. stocks down</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JOE McDONALD and MATTHEW CRAFT</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-28T09:29:01.636-06:00">Updated Jul 28, 2014 09:29AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • The US stock market sank in early trading Monday, ahead of a full week of economic reports and earnings. Major indexes turned lower following a report of sluggish sales in the housing market. In Europe, concerns about the economic cost of sanctions on Russia weighed on major markets. KEEPING SCORE: As of 10:30 a.m. Eastern time, the Standard & Poor’s 500 index was down 9 points, or 0.5 percent, to 1,967. The Dow Jones industrial average lost 68 points, 0.4 percent, to 16,892 while the...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582326132014-07-28T09:29:01.636-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-28T09:29:01.636-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58232613@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 09:29:01 MDT Dollar Tree buying Family Dollar for $8.5 billion http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58232458-79/dollar-tree-family-stores.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58232458-79/dollar-tree-family-stores.html.csp">Dollar Tree buying Family Dollar for $8.5 billion</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-28T08:35:01.783-06:00">Updated Jul 28, 2014 08:35AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Dollar Tree is buying rival discounter Family Dollar, giving it a wider reach in the intensifying fight for deal-seeking customers. The $8.5 billion deal will give Dollar Tree more than 13,000 stores in the U.S. and Canada. The current leading discounter, Dollar General Corp., has more than 11,300 stores in the U.S. Dollar stores have struggled as major retailers including Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and Kroger have stepped up their courtship of lower-income customers by opening smaller stor...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582324582014-07-28T08:35:01.783-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-28T08:35:01.783-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58232458@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:35:01 MDT Contracts to buy U.S. homes slip in June http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58232399-79/contracts-june-sales-buy.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58232399-79/contracts-june-sales-buy.html.csp">Contracts to buy U.S. homes slip in June</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="2014-07-28T09:28:50.398-06:00">Updated Jul 28, 2014 09:28AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Fewer Americans signed contracts to buy homes in June, as the real estate market appears to have cooled off this summer. The National Association of Realtors says its seasonally adjusted pending home sales index slipped 1.1 percent to 102.7 last month. The index remains 7.3 percent below its level a year ago. Sales have been slowed by a mix of meager wage growth, rising home prices, and mortgage rates that rose steadily through the end of last year. Pending sales are a barometer of ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582323992014-07-28T09:28:50.398-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-28T09:28:50.398-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58232399@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 09:28:50 MDT Firefighters continue to gain on several wildfires http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58229352-78/fire-contained-sunday-percent.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58229352-78/fire-contained-sunday-percent.html.csp">Firefighters continue to gain on several wildfires</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Michael McFall</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-27T23:10:14.568-06:00">Updated Jul 27, 2014 11:10PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Fire crews spent Sunday continuing to wrap up most of the larger wildfires burning around the state. Firefighters fully contained the Rockport Fire on Sunday, which began in a yurt near the Summit County neighborhood of Rockport Estates on Friday afternoon. The fire had spread toward a nearby landfill, growing to about 120 acres. Elsewhere, the 1,400-acre Tunnel Hollow Fire was almost fully contained Sunday, at 95 percent. Lightning had ignited it about 5 miles east of Morgan, along the Weber R...</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> 58229352@www.sltrib.com Sun, 27 Jul 2014 23:10:14 MDT Hall of Fame reduces its election window http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58228627-77/ballot-percent-eligible-hall.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58228627-77/ballot-percent-eligible-hall.html.csp">Hall of Fame reduces its election window</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By bill francis</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-27T17:58:08.634-06:00">Updated Jul 27, 2014 05:58PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Cooperstown, N.Y. • Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Sammy Sosa and Mark McGwire will have less time to remain eligible for the Hall of Fame ballot under changes made Saturday. The Hall of Fame’s board cut a player’s eligibility from 15 years to 10, which gives McGwire a maximum of two more appearances on the writers’ ballot. Bonds, Clemens and Sosa, shunned so far along with other Steroids Era stars, can be considered up to eight more times each by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. Cleme...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582286272014-07-27T17:58:08.634-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-27T17:58:08.634-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58228627@www.sltrib.com Sun, 27 Jul 2014 17:58:08 MDT Classes aim to hook US blacks on African foods http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58229656-68/african-classes-foods-percent.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58229656-68/african-classes-foods-percent.html.csp">Classes aim to hook US blacks on African foods</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JAY REEVES</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-27T14:07:09.295-06:00">Updated Jul 27, 2014 02:07PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Birmingham, Ala. • Rickey Dorsey knows he doesn’t have the best diet, and his plump belly proves it. “I’m definitely used to a lot of fried food and sweets,” the Birmingham man said. “And sweet tea.” Dorsey, 53, is trying to change that. He is among about 500 people across the United States who have participated in a program to learn about cooking fresh foods based on traditional African cuisine. Aimed at blacks but open to anyone, the “Taste of African Heritage” classes are sponsored by the Bos...</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> 58229656@www.sltrib.com Sun, 27 Jul 2014 14:07:09 MDT Several wildfires winding down across the state http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58227914-78/fire-saturday-percent-firefighters.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58227914-78/fire-saturday-percent-firefighters.html.csp">Several wildfires winding down across the state</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Michael McFall</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-26T21:01:18.617-06:00">Updated Jul 26, 2014 09:01PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Though a new wildfire flared up in Utah County Saturday, most of the state’s larger blazes are winding down. Saturday morning fireworks started the Spring Canyon Fire, which reached 140 acres as it retreated up the canyon near Springville. Crews contained 15 percent of the fire, burning in grass and oak brush, by Saturday evening. Firefighters also spent Saturday wrangling the Rockport Fire, which began in a yurt near the Summit County neighborhood of Rockport Estates Friday afternoon. The fire ...</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> 58227914@www.sltrib.com Sat, 26 Jul 2014 21:01:18 MDT At 50, Upward Bound still opens pathway to college http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58227206-68/upward-bound-college-program.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58227206-68/upward-bound-college-program.html.csp">At 50, Upward Bound still opens pathway to college</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DAVID CRARY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> AP National Writer</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-26T15:29:25.033-06:00">Updated Jul 26, 2014 03:29PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Nervous but determined, the 15-year-old boy walked into a conference room in Columbus, Ohio, for a fateful interview. If it went well, perhaps he’d have a chance to be the first member of his impoverished family to attend college. That was 34 years ago, but Wil Haygood — the renowned journalist and author whose writing inspired the film “The Butler” — says he remembers it “like it was yesterday.” “I knew in my heart and soul that this was a monumental moment for little Wil Haygood,” he recalled....</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582272062014-07-26T15:29:25.033-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-26T15:29:25.033-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58227206@www.sltrib.com Sat, 26 Jul 2014 15:29:25 MDT Alternative funds are drawing dollars, questions http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58224721-79/funds-alternative-mutual-fund.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58224721-79/funds-alternative-mutual-fund.html.csp">Alternative funds are drawing dollars, questions</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-25T17:57:01.868-06:00">Updated Jul 25, 2014 05:57PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • They’re hot, yet many investors have no idea what they do. These mutual funds go by a few names, and it doesn’t help that some are inscrutable like “liquid alts,” but they generally fall under an umbrella known as alternative mutual funds. Managers of alternative funds pitch that they can offer smoother returns than traditional stock and bond funds because they have access to more trading tools and markets. And their popularity is surging, though they come with their own risks and gen...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582247212014-07-25T17:57:01.868-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-25T17:57:01.868-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58224721@www.sltrib.com Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:57:01 MDT L’Oreal highlights digital push with Makeup Genius http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58224773-79/makeup-oreal-cosmetics-digital.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58224773-79/makeup-oreal-cosmetics-digital.html.csp">L’Oreal highlights digital push with Makeup Genius</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Andrew Roberts</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Bloomberg News</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-25T17:57:01-06:00">Updated Jul 25, 2014 05:57PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Paris • When Jean-Paul Agon put on makeup at a L’Oreal board meeting last month, the biggest surprise wasn’t how the French company’s chairman looked in its lipstick, blush and eyeshadow. It was how easy it was to take it off. Agon, 58, used L’Oreal’s Makeup Genius app on his iPhone to virtually don the cosmetics maker’s wares. The free software turns a mobile device into digital mirror, giving users a sense of what various products will look like on their faces. Women -- and men -- can try on c...</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> 58224773@www.sltrib.com Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:57:01 MDT Is your city, county raising property taxes? 40 are http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58223976-90/tax-215000-county-increase.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58223976-90/tax-215000-county-increase.html.csp">Is your city, county raising property taxes? 40 are</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="2014-07-27T18:07:09.169-06:00">Updated Jul 27, 2014 06:07PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Property valuation notices arriving this week contain some pricey news for many Utahns: 40 local governments are seeking tax hikes. That is slightly less than the 42 that raised them last year, but double the number that had boosted them in 2012. During the Great Recession and its aftermath, many governments tried to hold down tax increases. That may be over now, judging from the past two years. Utahns with the worst news are the 250 residents in tiny Rockville, Washington County, near Zion Nat...</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> 58223976@www.sltrib.com Sun, 27 Jul 2014 18:07:09 MDT Visa posts higher quarterly profits, revenues http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58224812-79/percent-visa-billion-growth.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58224812-79/percent-visa-billion-growth.html.csp">Visa posts higher quarterly profits, revenues</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-25T15:09:02.019-06:00">Updated Jul 25, 2014 03:09PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Foster City, Calif. • Visa Inc. said Thursday its profit climbed 11 percent in its fiscal third quarter versus a year earlier, aided by solid growth in payments volume, service revenue and transactions. The payments processor’s latest financial results beat or matched Wall Street expectations. But its stock slid 3 percent in extended trading after the company tempered its earnings outlook for the year, citing issues including a stronger U.S. dollar and slow growth in cross-border transactions, o...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582248122014-07-25T15:09:02.019-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-25T15:09:02.019-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58224812@www.sltrib.com Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:09:02 MDT German business confidence drops as risks mount http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58224757-79/percent-business-german-quarter.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58224757-79/percent-business-german-quarter.html.csp">German business confidence drops as risks mount</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Stefan Riecher</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Bloomberg News</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-25T15:02:18.074-06:00">Updated Jul 25, 2014 03:02PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Frankfurt, Germany • German business confidence dropped more than economists predicted to the lowest level since October as weaker growth and escalating tensions in Ukraine weigh on the outlook for Europe’s largest economy. The Ifo institute’s business climate index, based on a survey of 7,000 executives, fell to 108 from 109.7 in June, marking the third straight monthly decline. Economists predicted a reading of 109.4, according to the median of 35 estimates in a Bloomberg News survey. Today’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> 58224757@www.sltrib.com Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:02:18 MDT 3,000-acre wildfire sizzles in central Utah http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58223802-78/fire-percent-crews-thursday.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58223802-78/fire-percent-crews-thursday.html.csp">3,000-acre wildfire sizzles in central Utah</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By harry stevens</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-25T21:47:58.822-06:00">Updated Jul 25, 2014 09:47PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">More than 100 firefighters were working Friday night to contain a blaze burning east of Highway 28 in Juab County. The Levan Fire, which ignited about 4 p.m. Thursday just south of the town of the same name, is burning across more than 3,000 acres. Winds have spread the fire faster than crews can contain it. Four helicopters and 12 fire engines were at the fire Friday morning, and more fire crews have been ordered in. The fire was 5 percent contained as the day began. Residents of the six hous...</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> 58223802@www.sltrib.com Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:47:58 MDT Sales of new homes in U.S. plummets in June http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58220773-79/sales-homes-percent-million.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58220773-79/sales-homes-percent-million.html.csp">Sales of new homes in U.S. plummets in June</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-25T14:32:47.221-06:00">Updated Jul 25, 2014 02:32PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Sales of new U.S. homes plunged in June, a sign that real estate continues to be a weak spot in the economy. New home sales fell 8.1 percent last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 406,000, the Commerce Department said Thursday. The report also revised down the May sales rate to 442,000 from 504,000. Buying of new homes fell 20 percent in the Northeast, followed by less extreme declines in the Midwest, South and West. The modest sales caused the inventory of new homes on ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582207732014-07-25T14:32:47.221-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-25T14:32:47.221-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58220773@www.sltrib.com Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:32:47 MDT