PERCENT - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/PERCENT News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Mormons’ close-knit nature, values drive them to GOP http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58407521-90/authors-become-church-democrats.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58407521-90/authors-become-church-democrats.html.csp">Mormons’ close-knit nature, values drive them to GOP</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="2014-09-15T22:04:58.012-06:00">Updated Sep 15, 2014 10:04PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Since the election of Ronald Reagan in 1980, Mormon voters have become more and more ensconced in the Republican Party, to the point that today they represent the most reliable, cohesive bloc of voters for the GOP of nearly any demographic. The reason for the shift, argue three scholars in a new book on the topic, is that Mormons live in a tight-knit, insular subculture that sets itself at odds with the evolving social norms and shares conservative social values. Since the 1960s, cultural politi...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 58407521@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 22:04:58 MDT Utah poll troubling for Democrats, third-party candidates http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58417604-90/commission-congressional-debate-district.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58417604-90/commission-congressional-debate-district.html.csp">Utah poll troubling for Democrats, third-party candidates</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Matt Canham</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-15T21:59:04.077-06:00">Updated Sep 15, 2014 09:59PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The new Utah Debate Commission said a third-party candidate had to reach 10 percent in its poll to earn a spot in one of its televised debates. None made the cut. And a few Democrats came surprisingly close to missing out as well. The commission released the survey conducted by Lighthouse Research on Monday, and it is devastating to every political party in the state except for Republicans. The state’s dominant party has massive advantages in each of the four congressional campaigns as well as 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> 58417604@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 21:59:04 MDT India spurs gold rebound from eight-month low http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58416827-79/percent-gold-futures-december.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58416827-79/percent-gold-futures-december.html.csp">India spurs gold rebound from eight-month low</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="2014-09-15T14:18:02.024-06:00">Updated Sep 15, 2014 02:18PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Gold futures rebounded from an eight-month low on signs of increased demand for bars and jewelry in India, the world’s second-largest consumer. Gold imports more than doubled to shipments worth $2 billion from $739 million a year earlier, Indian government data showed Monday. Demand climbed after the government allowed more banks and traders to buy the metal overseas. China is the top consumer. In four of the past five weeks, gold fell on concern that the Federal Reserve will move closer to rais...</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> 58416827@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 14:18:02 MDT Yakima Valley hops growers face worker shortage http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58416815-79/hop-growers-workers-hops.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58416815-79/hop-growers-workers-hops.html.csp">Yakima Valley hops growers face worker shortage</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-15T14:13:01.732-06:00">Updated Sep 15, 2014 02:13PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Harrah, Wash. • Normally, Joel Cervantes would be plowing hop yards, repairing equipment or watering down the dusty roadways of Double R Hop Ranches. But with seasonal workers scarce across the Yakima Valley, Cervantes last week unloaded hop vines by hand into the picking machine, an exhausting, dusty, entry-level task. “Last year it wasn’t this bad,” said Cervantes, 25. “I didn’t unload last year.” The Yakima Herald-Republic reported Monday that the scarcity of agricultural workers, many years ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584168152014-09-15T14:13:01.732-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-15T14:13:01.732-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58416815@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 14:13:01 MDT Gays making gains in U.S. churches — Women? Not so much http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/58407037-80/percent-congregations-churches-1998.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/58407037-80/percent-congregations-churches-1998.html.csp">Gays making gains in U.S. churches — Women? Not so much</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By CATHY LYNN GROSSMAN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Religion News Service</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-12T13:19:02.634-06:00">Updated Sep 12, 2014 01:19PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">U.S. religious congregations are marching to their own drums now more than ever. The National Congregations Study’s latest look at the country’s churches, synagogues and mosques — the third wave of studies that began in 1998 — finds more congregations: • Open their doors to gays and lesbians in active membership and in leadership. • Show racial and ethnic diversity in the pews. • Encourage hand-waving, amen-shouting and dancing-in-the-aisles during worship. • Disconnect from denominational ties...</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> 58407037@www.sltrib.com Fri, 12 Sep 2014 13:19:02 MDT Sex offenders driving up Utah’s prison population http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58406311-78/offenders-sex-prison-utah.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58406311-78/offenders-sex-prison-utah.html.csp">Sex offenders driving up Utah’s prison population</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Marissa Lang</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-15T11:44:00.516-06:00">Updated Sep 15, 2014 11:44AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Prison populations around the country have been in steady decline for the past 10 years. In Utah, it’s a different story. The number of men and women in the state’s prison system has continued to rise, with the highest drivers being nonviolent criminals and sex offenders, who are staying in longer and taking up more beds than ever before, according to data collected by the Pew Charitable Trusts. Sex offenders now take up 42 percent more beds than they did 10 years ago, making them the largest gr...</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> 58406311@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 11:44:00 MDT Think tank cuts Eurozone economic growth forecast http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58415739-79/percent-eurozone-growth-cut.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58415739-79/percent-eurozone-growth-cut.html.csp">Think tank cuts Eurozone economic growth forecast</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-15T09:27:02.371-06:00">Updated Sep 15, 2014 09:27AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Frankfurt, Germany • A major international organization has cut its growth forecast for the countries that use the euro and says the troubled currency union needs even more stimulus from the central bank and governments. The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, a think tank dealing with the world’s developed countries, cut its forecasts for the eurozone this year to 0.8 percent from 1.2 percent in its May assessment. The Paris-based OECD also cut its growth forecasts for the U....</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584157392014-09-15T09:27:02.371-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-15T09:27:02.371-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58415739@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 09:27:02 MDT U.S. wealth gap putting the squeeze on state revenue http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58415614-79/state-tax-income-revenue.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58415614-79/state-tax-income-revenue.html.csp">U.S. wealth gap putting the squeeze on state revenue</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="2014-09-15T08:54:02.464-06:00">Updated Sep 15, 2014 08:54AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Income inequality is taking a toll on state governments. The widening gap between the wealthiest Americans and everyone else has been matched by a slowdown in state tax revenue, according to a report being released Monday by Standard & Poor’s. Even as income for the affluent has accelerated, it’s barely kept pace with inflation for most other people. That trend can mean a double-whammy for states: The wealthy often manage to shield much of their income from taxes. And they tend to s...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584156142014-09-15T08:54:02.464-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-15T08:54:02.464-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58415614@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 08:54:02 MDT Soft China figures weigh on world markets http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58415520-79/percent-markets-china-0.1.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58415520-79/percent-markets-china-0.1.csp">Soft China figures weigh on world markets</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">By The Associated Press </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-15T08:46:02.088-06:00">Updated Sep 15, 2014 08:46AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">London • Weak Chinese economic data kept a lid on world stock markets Monday as investors looked ahead to a U.S. Federal Reserve meeting and Scotland’s independence referendum. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, Germany’s DAX was up 0.1 percent at 9,662 while France’s CAC-40 declined 0.2 percent to 4,434. Britain’s FTSE 100 shed 0.1 percent to 6,803. Wall Street appeared set for a flat session with Dow futures and the broader S&P 500 futures down 0.1 percent. CHINESE SLOWDOWN: Weak data released on the w...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584155202014-09-15T08:46:02.088-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-15T08:46:02.088-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58415520@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 08:46:02 MDT U.S. factory output drops 0.4 percent in August http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58415559-79/percent-manufacturing-output-august.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58415559-79/percent-manufacturing-output-august.html.csp">U.S. factory output drops 0.4 percent in August</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="2014-09-15T08:35:02.3-06:00">Updated Sep 15, 2014 08:35AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • U.S. manufacturing output declined in August for the first time in seven months, reflecting a sharp fall in production at auto plants that was due mainly to seasonal adjustment problems. Output at manufacturing plants fell 0.4 percent in August after a 0.7 percent rise in July, the Federal Reserve reported Monday. Total industrial production was down 0.1 percent in August, also the first setback for the overall figure since January. Output was up in mining and utility production but...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584155592014-09-15T08:35:02.3-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-15T08:35:02.3-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58415559@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 08:35:02 MDT Stocks are mixed ahead of Fed’s two-day meeting http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58415502-79/percent-rose-stocks-fed.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58415502-79/percent-rose-stocks-fed.html.csp">Stocks are mixed ahead of Fed’s two-day meeting</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By STEVE ROTHWELL</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-15T16:31:48.17-06:00">Updated Sep 15, 2014 04:31PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Investors played it safe on Monday ahead of a potentially pivotal Federal Reserve meeting. While large company stocks ended the day little changed, smaller, riskier stocks slumped. Fed policy makers start a two-day meeting on Tuesday and many investors expect the central bank to indicate that it is moving closer to raising its key interest rate as the economy strengthens. The Fed has held the rate close to zero for more than five years, and stocks have surged against that backdrop. “R...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584155022014-09-15T16:31:48.17-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-15T16:31:48.17-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58415502@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 16:31:48 MDT In Vermont, a milestone in green-energy efforts http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58413133-68/renewable-100-percent-power.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58413133-68/renewable-100-percent-power.html.csp">In Vermont, a milestone in green-energy efforts</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By WILSON RING</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-14T15:03:02.106-06:00">Updated Sep 14, 2014 03:03PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Burlington, Vt. • Vermont’s largest city has a new success to add to its list of socially conscious achievements: 100 percent of its electricity now comes from renewable sources such as wind, water and biomass. With little fanfare, the Burlington Electric Department crossed the threshold this month with the purchase of the 7.4-megawatt Winooski 1 hydroelectric project on the Winooski River at the city’s edge. When it did, Burlington joined the Washington Electric Co-operative, which has about 11...</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> 58413133@www.sltrib.com Sun, 14 Sep 2014 15:03:02 MDT Southern California fire 20 percent contained http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58413117-68/california-fire-orange-contained.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58413117-68/california-fire-orange-contained.html.csp">Southern California fire 20 percent contained</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-14T15:01:02.067-06:00">Updated Sep 14, 2014 03:01PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Santa Ana, Calif. • A wildfire in Southern California was 20 percent contained on Sunday but more than 200 homes remained evacuated near the Cleveland National Forest, authorities said. More than 1,000 firefighters and fire personnel were battling the 2 ½ square mile blaze that broke out Friday in Orange County’s Silverado Canyon. Six firefighters have suffered minor injuries, many of them heat-related as temperatures reach triple-digits, said Orange County Fire Authority Capt. Steve Concialdi. ...</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> 58413117@www.sltrib.com Sun, 14 Sep 2014 15:01:02 MDT Prep notes: Jordan’s Austin Kafentzis racking up state, national records http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58406572-190/percent-utah-yards-national.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58406572-190/percent-utah-yards-national.html.csp">Prep notes: Jordan’s Austin Kafentzis racking up state, national records</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Tom Wharton</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-13T23:43:27.05-06:00">Updated Sep 13, 2014 11:43PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Jordan’s fine senior quarterback Austin Kafentzis is garnering some national recognition as he continues to rewrite the Utah record book. MaxPreps has the Wisconsin-commit on its national player of the year watch. Going into Saturday’s game at Cherry Creek, Colo., the Beetdiggers are 3-0. For the season, Kafentzis had rushed 73 times for 597 yards and nine touchdowns and he completed 31 of 67 passes for 609 yards and six scores. According to Utah football stats expert George Felt, Kafentzis has...</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> 58406572@www.sltrib.com Sat, 13 Sep 2014 23:43:27 MDT Kirby: Unbecoming of myself http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58402310-78/unbecoming-com-kirby-ice.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58402310-78/unbecoming-com-kirby-ice.html.csp">Kirby: Unbecoming of myself</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Robert Kirby</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-13T11:33:09.062-06:00">Updated Sep 13, 2014 11:33AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">When I added LDS Church general authorities to the list of potential candidates for my Ice Bucket Challenge on Tuesday, I didn’t really expect any of them to accept. I was right. None has. That’s unfortunate, because an online public poll has the Brethren currently heading the list of selected candidates (38 percent), followed by KUTV-Channel 2 anchor Shauna Lake (18 percent), then Miss Utah Karlie Major (15 percent). Write-in candidates abounded, including fundamentalist prophet Warren Jeffs, ...</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> 58402310@www.sltrib.com Sat, 13 Sep 2014 11:33:09 MDT What are a prep athlete’s scholarship chances? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/prepsports/58393525-52/percent-scholarships-players-football.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/prepsports/58393525-52/percent-scholarships-players-football.html.csp">What are a prep athlete’s scholarship chances?</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By TOM WHARTON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-09T22:38:50.822-06:00">Updated Sep 9, 2014 10:38PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Only a lucky few Utah high school athletes get scholarships to play at the next level. More boys received scholarships for playing football than any other sport. According to Utah High School Activities Association statistics on 2014 graduating seniors, 33 of the 2,332 who participated in football earned Division I scholarships, while 85 other students earned scholarships to smaller schools. The best percentage for girls was percent 12.7 percent for soccer, with 105 of the 822 participants earni...</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> 58393525@www.sltrib.com Tue, 09 Sep 2014 22:38:50 MDT Op-ed: Protected bike lanes draw more people into cycling http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58403640-82/percent-bicycle-lanes-protected.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58403640-82/percent-bicycle-lanes-protected.html.csp">Op-ed: Protected bike lanes draw more people into cycling</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Phil Sarnoff</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-12T17:28:01.437-06:00">Updated Sep 12, 2014 05:28PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">There has been some concern within the business community, the media and the general public regarding the protected bicycle lane being installed on 300 South in Salt Lake City. The concern is that it will make the streets less safe, damage small businesses and cause numerous other problems. There is cause for concern when a substantial change is made to a roadway. This is especially true when the design is one that only exists on a few roads across the entire country. For those unfamiliar with 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> 58403640@www.sltrib.com Fri, 12 Sep 2014 17:28:01 MDT U.S. retail sales rise in August on auto purchases http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58406216-79/percent-sales-august-increase.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58406216-79/percent-sales-august-increase.html.csp">U.S. retail sales rise in August on auto purchases</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="2014-09-12T12:32:47.317-06:00">Updated Sep 12, 2014 12:32PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Auto buying drove U.S. retail sales higher in August, a possible sign that job growth in recent months has led to accelerated consumer spending. The Commerce Department said Friday that seasonally adjusted retail sales rose 0.6 percent compared with the prior month. Sales are up 5 percent in the past 12 months. July sales were also revised upward from flat to a 0.3 percent increase. Motor vehicles accounted for roughly half of the August increase. Buying also picked up at restaurant...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584062162014-09-12T12:32:47.317-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-12T12:32:47.317-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58406216@www.sltrib.com Fri, 12 Sep 2014 12:32:47 MDT Why fund managers are sad you’re not on vacation http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58403724-79/story.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58403724-79/story.csp">Why fund managers are sad you’re not on vacation</a></h4>

By STAN CHOE</span></span> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">AP Business Writer</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-12T08:26:02.076-06:00">Updated Sep 12, 2014 08:26AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">BC-US--Of Mutual Interest-Stock Pickers Lag,803 Why fund managers are sad you’re not on vacation By STAN CHOE AP Business Writer NEW YORK • Your stock-fund manager wishes you’d buy more fun things. Most mutual funds are failing to keep up with broad market indexes again. It’s a trend that’s gone on for years, and the most recent struggles for portfolio managers may be due to their preference for companies that sell coffee, make travel reservations and otherwise focus on non-essentials for consum...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584037242014-09-12T08:26:02.076-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-12T08:26:02.076-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58403724@www.sltrib.com Fri, 12 Sep 2014 08:26:02 MDT U.S. stock markets decline, heading for weekly loss http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58406192-79/percent-stocks-investors-week.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58406192-79/percent-stocks-investors-week.html.csp">U.S. stock markets decline, heading for weekly loss</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By STEVE ROTHWELL</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-12T12:37:20.482-06:00">Updated Sep 12, 2014 12:37PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • The stock market moved lower Friday, heading for its first weekly loss since the start of August. Treasurys fell after news that retail sales in August rose faster than economists had forecast. That reinforced expectations that the Federal Reserve may start hiking interest rates sooner than expected. Declines in stocks were led by utility companies as investors dumped dividend-rich stocks, following a rise in Treasury yields. KEEPING SCORE: The Standard & Poor’s 500 index dropped 13 p...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584061922014-09-12T12:37:20.482-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-12T12:37:20.482-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58406192@www.sltrib.com Fri, 12 Sep 2014 12:37:20 MDT