PERCENT - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/PERCENT News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Utah realtors give ‘murder homes’ another life http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/57626133-200/homes-real-estate-murder.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/57626133-200/homes-real-estate-murder.html.csp">Utah realtors give ‘murder homes’ another life</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Michael McFall | The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-19T22:25:22.389-06:00">Updated Apr 19, 2014 10:25PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Payson • When a California couple pulled up Kay Mortensen’s winding driveway, they found the for-sale sign — peppered with bullet holes — lying in the bushes. It had been about two years since someone tied up the retired Brigham Young University professor in his Payson Canyon home and killed him. The murder was widely publicized, and while Mortensen’s family tried to move on, there was the matter of trying to get someone to buy his house with its grisly story. “A lot of people thought we were 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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 57626133@www.sltrib.com Sat, 19 Apr 2014 22:25:22 MDT Scott D. Pierce: Bill O’Reilly thinks right-wingers are idiots http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57826970-223/colbert-reilly-percent-thinks.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57826970-223/colbert-reilly-percent-thinks.html.csp">Scott D. Pierce: Bill O’Reilly thinks right-wingers are idiots</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Scott D. Pierce</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-19T17:29:03.285-06:00">Updated Apr 19, 2014 05:29PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Conservative TV host Bill O’Reilly is making it crystal clear what he thinks of the people who watch his show. He thinks you’re idiots. Just listen to what he’s been saying about “Late Show” host-in-waiting Stephen Colbert, and that’s absolutely clear. O’Reilly thinks you’re too dumb to understand satire. That you’re so simple-minded you don’t get that Colbert has been playing a character, satirizing right-wing TV hosts like O’Reilly since “The Colbert Report” debuted in October 2005. Or, worse...</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> 57826970@www.sltrib.com Sat, 19 Apr 2014 17:29:03 MDT Utah’s unemployment rate ticked up in March http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57836124-79/utah-percent-construction-march.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57836124-79/utah-percent-construction-march.html.csp">Utah’s unemployment rate ticked up in March</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="2014-04-18T20:37:51.896-06:00">Updated Apr 18, 2014 08:37PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Utah’s unemployment rate went up a few decimal points in March, a sure sign of an improving economy to Utah Department of Workforce Services economist Mark Knold. “It’s not because of layoffs or signs of weakness we see in the greater Utah economy,” he said Friday of the department’s monthly employment report, which put the state’s jobless rate at 4.1 percent, up 0.2 percentage points from February. His interpretation of the number: “In a deep recession, you’re going to get people who move to th...</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> 57836124@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:37:51 MDT Editorial: Time to cap payday-lending rates http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57836569-82/interest-payday-rates-states.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57836569-82/interest-payday-rates-states.html.csp">Editorial: Time to cap payday-lending rates</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-19T12:44:56.29-06:00">Updated Apr 19, 2014 12:44PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Perhaps the most surprising thing about Utah’s average 474 percent interest rate on payday loans is that there are six states with higher rates. Idaho, South Dakota, Nevada, Delaware and Wisconsin all have at least 500 percent average interest on payday loans. And those other states did it without ever having John Swallow as their chief law enforcement officer. Researchers at the Pew Charitable Trusts have released a study of payday lending laws around the country, and, not surprisingly, the ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57836569@www.sltrib.com Sat, 19 Apr 2014 12:44:56 MDT Op-ed: Bonuses are making UTA better http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57836692-82/uta-board-compensation-percent.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57836692-82/uta-board-compensation-percent.html.csp">Op-ed: Bonuses are making UTA better</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Gregory H. Hughes and H. David Burton</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-18T16:43:01.769-06:00">Updated Apr 18, 2014 04:43PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">On April 13, The Salt Lake Tribune published an article titled, “UTA doubled execs’ bonuses last year,” and on April 17, an editorial titled, “Not justified.” The Utah Transit Authority Board of Trustees would like to clarify what is being accomplished with its performance-based compensation program. UTA’s performance-based compensation program is designed to encourage efficiency and productivity. Compensation is based on transit industry standards, and in general, is at or below the national ...</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> 57836692@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:43:01 MDT Editorial: Transparency builds trust in rape-kit process http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57832311-82/rape-burbank-kits-cases.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57832311-82/rape-burbank-kits-cases.html.csp">Editorial: Transparency builds trust in rape-kit process</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-18T10:57:21.033-06:00">Updated Apr 18, 2014 10:57AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A heated exchange involving Salt Lake City’s police chief and a member of the City Council has prompted quick action from Police Chief Chris Burbank, and the Salt Lake County Attorney’s Office that could bring more rapists to justice. While Burbank took umbrage with criticism from Councilman Kyle LaMalfa about the lack of evaluations of hundreds of rape evidence “kits,” he also rightly took the criticism to heart. His plan for more transparency should mean better communication among law enfor...</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> 57832311@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:57:21 MDT Obama: Young adults push health care enrollment past targets http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57833676-68/insurance-obama-health-percent.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57833676-68/insurance-obama-health-percent.html.csp">Obama: Young adults push health care enrollment past targets</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MARK LANDLER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The New York Times</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-17T19:32:25.662-06:00">Updated Apr 17, 2014 07:32PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • President Barack Obama on Thursday announced that 8 million people have signed up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act and that 35 percent are younger than 35, countering the criticism that it would attract mainly older and sicker people. In detailing the statistics, the White House said that 18- to 34-year-olds made up 28 percent of enrollees. The 35 percent number included children who would typically be covered by a parent’s policy. While the number of younger appl...</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> 57833676@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:32:25 MDT Average U.S. 30-year mortgage rate falls to 4.27 pct http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57831773-79/average-mortgage-rates-percent.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57831773-79/average-mortgage-rates-percent.html.csp">Average U.S. 30-year mortgage rate falls to 4.27 pct</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-17T08:56:50.059-06:00">Updated Apr 17, 2014 08:56AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Average U.S. rates on fixed mortgages fell this week for the second straight week as the spring home-buying season begins. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday that the average rate for the 30-year loan fell to 4.27 percent from 4.34 percent last week. The average for the 15-year mortgage eased to 3.33 percent from 3.38 percent. Mortgage rates have risen about a full percentage point since hitting record lows about a year ago. Many analysts have been expecting an improving econo...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578317732014-04-17T08:56:50.059-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-17T08:56:50.059-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57831773@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Apr 2014 08:56:50 MDT Goldman’s income falls 11 percent, but still beats expectations http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57831761-79/billion-goldman-percent-quarter.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57831761-79/billion-goldman-percent-quarter.html.csp">Goldman’s income falls 11 percent, but still beats expectations</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="2014-04-17T08:26:02.313-06:00">Updated Apr 17, 2014 08:26AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Goldman Sachs’ earnings fell in the first quarter as bond trading slumped, but the results still came in ahead of what investors expected as other parts of the bank performed well. EARNINGS AND REVENUE: The bank earned $1.95 billion in the quarter, down 11 percent from $2.19 billion in the same period a year earlier. The earnings were equivalent to $4.02 a share, compared with $4.29 in the first quarter of 2013. Revenue totaled $9.33 billion, down 8 percent from $10.09 billion a year ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578317612014-04-17T08:26:02.313-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-17T08:26:02.313-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57831761@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Apr 2014 08:26:02 MDT Union Pacific railroad’s 1Q profit up 14 percent http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57831748-79/pacific-union-percent-coal.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57831748-79/pacific-union-percent-coal.html.csp">Union Pacific railroad’s 1Q profit up 14 percent</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Josh Funk</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-17T09:01:38.637-06:00">Updated Apr 17, 2014 09:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Omaha, Neb. • The harsh winter didn’t keep Union Pacific railroad from delivering 14 percent higher quarterly profit as it hauled more agricultural, industrial and coal shipments. The Omaha, Neb., based railroad said Thursday that it generated $1.09 billion in net income, or $2.38 per share, in the first quarter. That’s up from $957 million, or $2.03 per share, a year ago. Union Pacific’s revenue grew 7 percent to $5.64 billion. Analysts surveyed by FactSet expected Union Pacific to report earni...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578317482014-04-17T09:01:38.637-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-17T09:01:38.637-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57831748@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Apr 2014 09:01:38 MDT Morgan Stanley’s income rose 18 percent http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57831744-79/morgan-stanley-billion-income.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57831744-79/morgan-stanley-billion-income.html.csp">Morgan Stanley’s income rose 18 percent</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-17T14:20:56.242-06:00">Updated Apr 17, 2014 02:20PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Investment bank Morgan Stanley said Thursday that its first-quarter income rose 18 percent from a year ago, helped by higher earnings in its trading and merger and acquisitions advisory businesses. THE RESULTS: Morgan Stanley earned $1.39 billion, up from $1.18 billion in the same period a year ago. The figures exclude accounting adjustments related to the value of the bank’s debt. The earnings were equivalent to 68 cents per share. That easily beat the 61 cents per share analysts wer...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578317442014-04-17T14:20:56.242-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-17T14:20:56.242-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57831744@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:20:56 MDT Applications for U.S. jobless aid edge up to 304,000 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57831602-79/applications-growth-jobless-percent.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57831602-79/applications-growth-jobless-percent.html.csp">Applications for U.S. jobless aid edge up to 304,000</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="2014-04-17T07:44:04.155-06:00">Updated Apr 17, 2014 07:44AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits last week rose 2,000 to a seasonally adjusted 304,000. Jobless claims continue to be near pre-recession levels despite the slight increase. The Labor Department said Thursday that the four-week average of applications, a less volatile measure, fell 4,750 to 312,000. That average has fallen from 357,500 applications over the past 12 months. It is the lowest four-week average since October 2007, just two months before the Great R...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578316022014-04-17T07:44:04.155-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-17T07:44:04.155-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57831602@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Apr 2014 07:44:04 MDT U.S. stock market edges higher as earnings pour in http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57831585-79/percent-earnings-cents-fell.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57831585-79/percent-earnings-cents-fell.html.csp">U.S. stock market edges higher as earnings pour in</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="2014-04-17T13:18:09.776-06:00">Updated Apr 17, 2014 01:18PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Major U.S. stock indexes rose in afternoon trading Thursday as investors reacted to quarterly results from a batch of U.S, companies. Google, IBM and insurer UnitedHealth were among the biggest decliners, while General Electric and Morgan Stanley were among the largest gainers. KEEPING SCORE: The Standard & Poor’s 500 index rose four points, or 0.2 percent, to 1,866 as of 1:30 p.m. Eastern Time. The Dow Jones industrial average gained 10 points, or 0.1 to 16,435. The Nasdaq composite added 14 po...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578315852014-04-17T13:18:09.776-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-17T13:18:09.776-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57831585@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:18:09 MDT Target expands subscription service tenfold http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57831577-79/target-subscription-online-goldberger.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57831577-79/target-subscription-online-goldberger.html.csp">Target expands subscription service tenfold</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ANNE D’INNOCENZIO</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-17T07:38:04.801-06:00">Updated Apr 17, 2014 07:38AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Target is vastly expanding the goods available to order by subscription as it fends off its biggest non-traditional retail rival, Amazon.com. The nation’s second-largest discounter first dabbled with subscriptions last September, trying to win over haggard parents by making available 150 baby care products. Target expanded that program more than tenfold this week to nearly 1,600 items across a much wider array of products. Everything from beauty products and pet supplies to home offic...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578315772014-04-17T07:38:04.801-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-17T07:38:04.801-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57831577@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Apr 2014 07:38:04 MDT PepsiCo’s profit rises on snack sales, cost cuts http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57831574-79/pepsico-company-percent-volume.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57831574-79/pepsico-company-percent-volume.html.csp">PepsiCo’s profit rises on snack sales, cost cuts</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By CANDICE CHOI</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-17T07:37:02.185-06:00">Updated Apr 17, 2014 07:37AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • PepsiCo reported a stronger-than-expected first-quarter profit as the company slashed costs and sold more snacks around the world. The company, which makes Frito-Lay, Gatorade, Mountain Dew and Tropicana, said global snack volume rose 2 percent in the period. Global beverage volume was even from a year ago, including in its closely watched North American drinks unit. Coca-Cola also reported flat volume in the North America market earlier this week. Both companies have been offsetting ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578315742014-04-17T07:37:02.185-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-17T07:37:02.185-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57831574@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Apr 2014 07:37:02 MDT Utah has among nation’s highest payday loan rates, study shows http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57828069-90/interest-lenders-limit-limits.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57828069-90/interest-lenders-limit-limits.html.csp">Utah has among nation’s highest payday loan rates, study shows</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="2014-04-17T07:23:45.579-06:00">Updated Apr 17, 2014 07:23AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Utahns pay among the nation’s highest interest rates for payday loans — mainly because it is one of seven states that impose no legal limits on them. Competition among lenders doesn’t tend to lower rates much without limits, according to research released Wednesday by the Pew Charitable Trusts. “Utah is one of the seven states that allows payday loans but does not limit their costs,” Nick Bourke, project director for Pew, told The Salt Lake Tribune. “That tends to drive the prices up, so Utah ha...</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> 57828069@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Apr 2014 07:23:45 MDT In 20 years, the number of diabetics triples, but heart attack rate falls 68% http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57828874-68/diabetics-diabetes-heart-rates.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57828874-68/diabetics-diabetes-heart-rates.html.csp">In 20 years, the number of diabetics triples, but heart attack rate falls 68%</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MIKE STOBBE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-16T19:14:01.762-06:00">Updated Apr 16, 2014 07:14PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • In the midst of the diabetes epidemic, a glimmer of good news: Heart attacks, strokes and other complications from the disease are plummeting. Over the past two decades, the rates of heart attacks and strokes among diabetics fell by more than 60 percent, a new federal study shows. The research also confirms earlier reports of drastic declines in diabetes-related kidney failure and amputations. The drop is mainly attributed to better screening, medicines and care. The improvements came...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578288742014-04-16T19:14:01.762-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-16T19:14:01.762-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57828874@www.sltrib.com Wed, 16 Apr 2014 19:14:01 MDT U.S. stocks rise, extending gains into third day http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57826680-79/percent-companies-quarter-rose.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57826680-79/percent-companies-quarter-rose.html.csp">U.S. stocks rise, extending gains into third day</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="2014-04-16T11:37:10.515-06:00">Updated Apr 16, 2014 11:37AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Investors sent stock prices higher for a third day in a row Wednesday. Major U.S. indexes rose as more companies reported solid earnings and traders welcomed encouraging news about China’s economy. Yahoo and Delta Air Lines were among the companies rising sharply in afternoon trading. KEEPING SCORE: The Standard & Poor’s 500 index rose 11 points, or 0.6 percent, to 1,854 as of 1:02 p.m. Eastern Time. The Dow Jones industrial average gained 107 points, or 0.7 percent, to 16,369. The Nasdaq compos...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578266802014-04-16T11:37:10.515-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-16T11:37:10.515-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57826680@www.sltrib.com Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:37:10 MDT U.S. home building up in March after frigid winter http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57826503-79/percent-construction-march-builders.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57826503-79/percent-construction-march-builders.html.csp">U.S. home building up in March after frigid winter</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By PAUL WISEMAN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-16T08:02:02.819-06:00">Updated Apr 16, 2014 08:02AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • U.S home construction rose moderately in March as builders resumed work at the end of a frigid winter. But applications for building permits slid, clouding the outlook for future construction. Builders started work on 946,000 homes at a seasonally adjusted annual rate in March, up 2.8 percent from 920,000 in February, the Commerce Department said Wednesday. Construction of single-family homes rose 6 percent, more than offsetting a 3.1 percent drop in the construction of apartments, ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578265032014-04-16T08:02:02.819-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-16T08:02:02.819-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57826503@www.sltrib.com Wed, 16 Apr 2014 08:02:02 MDT Toyota Camry gets a top-to-bottom makeover http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57826486-79/camry-toyota-midsize-car.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57826486-79/camry-toyota-midsize-car.html.csp">Toyota Camry gets a top-to-bottom makeover</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DEE-ANN DURBIN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-16T07:59:03.777-06:00">Updated Apr 16, 2014 07:59AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Shaken by the advances of newer, sportier rivals, the Toyota Camry is trying to shed its vanilla reputation. The redesigned 2015 Camry, unveiled Tuesday at the New York Auto Show, is longer and wider, with a more aggressive design. Toyota says it changed every exterior piece but the roof. The Camry has been the best-selling car in the U.S. for the last 12 years, supported by loyal buyers wedded to a dependable family car. But Toyota acknowledges that tastes have changed, and buyers of...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578264862014-04-16T07:59:03.777-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-16T07:59:03.777-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57826486@www.sltrib.com Wed, 16 Apr 2014 07:59:03 MDT