PRICES - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/PRICES News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Japan’s NSK fined by China in anti-monopoly case http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58312614-79/anti-monopoly-regulators-auto.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58312614-79/anti-monopoly-regulators-auto.html.csp">Japan’s NSK fined by China in anti-monopoly case</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="2014-08-19T12:45:18.332-06:00">Updated Aug 19, 2014 12:45PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Beijing • A Japanese auto parts supplier, NSK Ltd., said Tuesday it was fined $28.2 million by Chinese anti-monopoly regulators in an unfolding probe of the industry. In a statement, Tokyo-based NSK gave no details of the offenses of which it was accused. The company said it was cooperating with authorities. Regulators have launched a series of anti-monopoly investigations against global automakers and technology suppliers under China’s 6-year-old anti-monopoly law in a possible effort to force ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583126142014-08-19T12:45:18.332-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-19T12:45:18.332-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58312614@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 12:45:18 MDT Consumer prices edge up 0.1 percent in July http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58312604-79/percent-prices-inflation-july.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58312604-79/percent-prices-inflation-july.html.csp">Consumer prices edge up 0.1 percent in July</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="2014-08-19T08:40:02.329-06:00">Updated Aug 19, 2014 08:40AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • U.S. consumer prices rose in July at the slowest pace in five months, held back by a drop in gasoline prices. Consumer prices edged up a seasonally adjusted 0.1 percent last month, after larger gains of 0.3 percent in June and 0.4 percent in May, the Labor Department reported Tuesday. It was the smallest increase since a similar 0.1 percent rise in February. The July price restraint came from falling gasoline prices, which had surged in June. All energy prices were down 0.3 percent ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583126042014-08-19T08:40:02.329-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-19T08:40:02.329-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58312604@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 08:40:02 MDT China claims Mercedes is guilty of price abuses http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58308984-79/mercedes-companies-price-investigation.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58308984-79/mercedes-companies-price-investigation.html.csp">China claims Mercedes is guilty of price abuses</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="2014-08-18T09:42:01.617-06:00">Updated Aug 18, 2014 09:42AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Beijing • China’s government said Monday it has concluded Mercedes-Benz violated anti-monopoly law and charged excessive prices for parts, adding to a growing number of global automakers snared in an investigation of the industry. The luxury unit of Germany’s Daimler AG abused its control over supplies of spare parts to engage in “vertical price-fixing,” according to the official Xinhua News Agency. It said investigators from the price bureau of the eastern province of Jiangsu found prices were ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583089842014-08-18T09:42:01.617-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-18T09:42:01.617-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58308984@www.sltrib.com Mon, 18 Aug 2014 09:42:01 MDT Op-ed: Amazon can’t discount the power of community http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58297101-82/amazon-books-local-authors.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58297101-82/amazon-books-local-authors.html.csp">Op-ed: Amazon can’t discount the power of community</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Betsy Burton</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-16T17:57:02.805-06:00">Updated Aug 16, 2014 05:57PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Many readers shop with Amazon — even those who know the importance of community and who loyally shop with their local bookstore as well. They do so because Amazon’s prices are low, and low prices are seductive. It’s easy not to look behind the reasons the prices are low, to learn that (a) Amazon doesn’t have to collect sales tax which gives it a nearly 10 percent advantage, that (b) Amazon’s investors don’t seem to care that they never make a profit, a state of affairs that allows Amazon to disc...</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> 58297101@www.sltrib.com Sat, 16 Aug 2014 17:57:02 MDT U.S. producer prices rise just 0.1 percent in July http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58300406-79/percent-prices-inflation-june.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58300406-79/percent-prices-inflation-june.html.csp">U.S. producer prices rise just 0.1 percent in July</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="2014-08-15T09:18:01.957-06:00">Updated Aug 15, 2014 09:18AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Falling gasoline costs lowered the prices that U.S. companies received for their goods and services last month, keeping overall inflation in check. The producer price index rose 0.1 percent in July, following a 0.4 percent gain in June, the Labor Department said Friday. The index measures the cost of goods and services before they reach the consumer. Wholesale gas prices fell 2.1 percent, after jumping 6.4 percent in June. The cost of pharmaceuticals, pickup trucks and rail and truc...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583004062014-08-15T09:18:01.957-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-15T09:18:01.957-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58300406@www.sltrib.com Fri, 15 Aug 2014 09:18:01 MDT Cool summer sets expectations for a record harvest http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58275920-79/corn-bushels-acre-farmers.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58275920-79/corn-bushels-acre-farmers.html.csp">Cool summer sets expectations for a record harvest</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DAVID PITT</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-08T14:55:34.741-06:00">Updated Aug 8, 2014 02:55PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Des Moines, Iowa • A mild summer across much of the nation’s heartland has provided optimum growing conditions for the nation’s corn and soybean crops. Pair that with high-yield seeds and other new farming technologies, and the U.S. is looking at busting records come harvest time. The U.S. Department of Agriculture already has predicted a record soybean crop of 3.8 billion bushels. And the corn crop, it said in July, would be large but not bigger than last year’s record of 13.9 billion bushels....</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582759202014-08-08T14:55:34.741-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-08T14:55:34.741-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58275920@www.sltrib.com Fri, 08 Aug 2014 14:55:34 MDT Year-over-year U.S. home prices show a slowing gain http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58263179-79/percent-prices-june-rose.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58263179-79/percent-prices-june-rose.html.csp">Year-over-year U.S. home prices show a slowing gain</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="2014-08-05T10:33:04.618-06:00">Updated Aug 5, 2014 10:33AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • U.S. home prices rose in June by the smallest year-over-year amount in 20 months, slowed by modest sales and more properties coming on the market. Data provider CoreLogic said Tuesday that prices rose 7.5 percent in June compared with 12 months earlier. That’s a solid gain but less than the 8.3 percent year-over-year increase in May and a recent year-to-year peak of 11.9 percent in February. On a month-to-month basis, June prices rose just 1 percent, down from 1.4 percent in May. Bu...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582631792014-08-05T10:33:04.618-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-05T10:33:04.618-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58263179@www.sltrib.com Tue, 05 Aug 2014 10:33:04 MDT Wasatch Front home prices rise, but sales continue to slump http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58241168-79/percent-county-sales-lake.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58241168-79/percent-county-sales-lake.html.csp">Wasatch Front home prices rise, but sales continue to slump</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By TONY SEMERAD</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-30T21:55:43.511-06:00">Updated Jul 30, 2014 09:55PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Home sales continued to slow along much of the Wasatch Front as rising prices, tighter lending and a lack of housing inventory pushed many would-be buyers to the sidelines. Sales of single-family homes in Salt Lake County dropped by 9 percent in the second quarter of 2014, compared with the same quarter last year, according to a new report. Home sales also fell in Davis and Utah counties, while Tooele and Weber counties posted modest gains. With sizable numbers of yearly home closings typicall...</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> 58241168@www.sltrib.com Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:55:43 MDT Phillips 66’s profits fall as it pivots to chemicals http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58243360-79/gas-phillips-prices-natural.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58243360-79/gas-phillips-prices-natural.html.csp">Phillips 66’s profits fall as it pivots to chemicals</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Zain Shauk</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Bloomberg News</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-30T17:33:01.931-06:00">Updated Jul 30, 2014 05:33PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Houston • Phillips 66, the refining company that saw its shares drop last month on news of expanded U.S. oil exports, said second-quarter profit declined 9.9 percent as its effort to boost natural gas liquids sales fell short of analysts’ expectations. Net income fell to $863 million, or $1.51 a share, from $958 million, or $1.53, a year earlier, the Houston-based company said Wednesday. Excluding one-time items, per-share profit missed the $1.69 average of 13 analysts’ estimates compiled by Blo...</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> 58243360@www.sltrib.com Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:33:01 MDT View home prices in your ZIP code http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58241703-79/prices-code-housing-view.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58241703-79/prices-code-housing-view.html.csp">View home prices in your ZIP code</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">THE SALT LAKE TRIBUNE</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-31T09:10:47.901-06:00">Updated Jul 31, 2014 09:10AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Housing prices are rising along much of the Wasatch Front, but sales are falling — still. To view the latest housing prices by ZIP code, go to http://bit.ly/1u0twn3.</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> 58241703@www.sltrib.com Thu, 31 Jul 2014 09:10:47 MDT Yemen nearly doubles fuel prices to narrow deficit http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58241476-79/cents-yemen-fuel-nearly.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58241476-79/cents-yemen-fuel-nearly.html.csp">Yemen nearly doubles fuel prices to narrow deficit</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By AHMED AL-HAJJ</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-30T10:58:02.031-06:00">Updated Jul 30, 2014 10:58AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Sanaa, Yemen • Yemen’s government has nearly doubled fuel prices in an attempt to reform government subsidies and narrow a budget deficit. According to new prices posted Wednesday in the capital, Sanaa, the government raised price of regular gasoline to 93 U.S. cents from 58 cents. Diesel used for public transport and trucks rose to 91 cents from 46 cents. That’s on par to the U.S. average price per liter for gasoline, which is 92 cents — or $3.51 per gallon. Past price hikes have led to street ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582414762014-07-30T10:58:02.031-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-30T10:58:02.031-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58241476@www.sltrib.com Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:58:02 MDT U.S. home price gains slow for sixth straight month http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58236811-79/percent-sales-prices-gains.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58236811-79/percent-sales-prices-gains.html.csp">U.S. home price gains slow for sixth straight month</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="2014-07-29T09:21:01.592-06:00">Updated Jul 29, 2014 09:21AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • U.S. home prices rose in May from a year earlier at the weakest pace in 15 months as sales remain modest in the spring buying season. The Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller 20-city home price index, released Tuesday, increased 9.3 percent in May from 12 months earlier. That’s down from 10.8 percent in the previous month and the smallest annual gain since February 2013. Yearly price gains slowed in 18 of the 20 cities. They accelerated in Charlotte, North Carolina, and were flat in Tampa...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582368112014-07-29T09:21:01.592-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-29T09:21:01.592-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58236811@www.sltrib.com Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09:21:01 MDT Ford raising prices on new F-150 trucks http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58234156-79/ford-truck-raising-150.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58234156-79/ford-truck-raising-150.html.csp">Ford raising prices on new F-150 trucks</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-28T16:59:01.601-06:00">Updated Jul 28, 2014 04:59PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Detroit • Ford is raising the price of its new aluminum-sided pickup truck, but still trying to stay competitive with rivals. Ford released pricing on the truck Monday. It goes on sale later this year. The new truck comes in five variants, down from 10 on the current truck. All have aluminum sides, which is more expensive than steel but weighs less and saves fuel. Ford’s base XL and XLT models — which make up 70 percent of sales — will cost $395 more. A fancier King Ranch costs $3,615 more, but ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582341562014-07-28T16:59:01.601-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-28T16:59:01.601-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58234156@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:59:01 MDT Gold prices rise amid more turmoil in Ukraine http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58224702-79/gold-ukraine-cents-ounce.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58224702-79/gold-ukraine-cents-ounce.html.csp">Gold prices rise amid more turmoil in Ukraine</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">By The Associated Press </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-25T14:39:02.343-06:00">Updated Jul 25, 2014 02:39PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Gold prices settled higher Friday as unrest in Ukraine and the Middle East draws traders into their hiding spots. Gold for August delivery rose $12.50, or 1 percent, to settle at $1,303.30 an ounce. Silver for September added 22 cents, or 1.1 percent, to $20.64 an ounce. The U.S. Defense Department said Friday that Russia was about to move heavy artillery into the hands of separatists in Ukraine. The day before, the Obama administration accused Russia of firing artillery at Ukraine’s military. T...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582247022014-07-25T14:39:02.343-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-25T14:39:02.343-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58224702@www.sltrib.com Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:39:02 MDT Soybeans rebound from lowest prices since 2010 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58216627-79/prices-cents-rose-2010.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58216627-79/prices-cents-rose-2010.html.csp">Soybeans rebound from lowest prices since 2010</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">By The Associated Press </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-23T15:07:02.315-06:00">Updated Jul 23, 2014 03:07PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Soybean futures rose Wednesday as forecasts for dry weather pulled prices up from their lows for the year. Soybeans rose 19 cents to settle at $10.77 a bushel. Other crop futures also rose. Wheat rose 6 cents to $5.31 a bushel and corn added 3 cents to $3.71 a bushel. Favorable weather conditions have pummeled prices for grains and beans in recent weeks. On Tuesday, soybean prices hit their lowest settlement price since October 2010, according to FactSet. Both wheat and corn are trading at their...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582166272014-07-23T15:07:02.315-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-23T15:07:02.315-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58216627@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:07:02 MDT Inflation rising faster in Utah than around country http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58210909-79/percent-prices-average-front.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58210909-79/percent-prices-average-front.html.csp">Inflation rising faster in Utah than around country</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-22T16:06:20.787-06:00">Updated Jul 22, 2014 04:06PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Consumer prices along the Wasatch Front rose more rapidly in June than they did elsewhere in the country. But over the past year, the rate of inflation in Utah’s population center (1.8 percent) remains below the national average (2.1 percent), according to the Zions Bank Wasatch Front Consumer Price Index (CPI) report released Tuesday. Zions spokeswoman Heidi Prokop said Wasatch Front prices rose 0.6 percent between May and June, three times the national increase (0.2 percent). Transportation co...</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> 58210909@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:06:20 MDT U.S. consumer prices went up 0.3 percent in June http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58210425-79/percent-prices-june-inflation.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58210425-79/percent-prices-june-inflation.html.csp">U.S. consumer prices went up 0.3 percent in June</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="2014-07-22T12:47:48.31-06:00">Updated Jul 22, 2014 12:47PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • U.S. consumer prices rose in June at a slightly slower pace than in May with two-thirds of the June advance driven by the largest jump in gasoline prices in a year. Prices rose 0.3 percent in June following a 0.4 percent rise in May, the Labor Department reported Tuesday. The May increase had been the biggest one-month gain in more than a year. Energy prices were up 1.6 percent, nearly double the May gain, reflecting a sharp 3.3 percent rise in gasoline costs. But food costs edged u...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582104252014-07-22T12:47:48.31-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-22T12:47:48.31-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58210425@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Jul 2014 12:47:48 MDT U.S. stocks climbed as earnings reports rolled in http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58210405-79/percent-results-earnings-prices.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58210405-79/percent-results-earnings-prices.html.csp">U.S. stocks climbed as earnings reports rolled in</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-22T17:35:17.661-06:00">Updated Jul 22, 2014 05:35PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Solid earnings for a range of big companies helped nudge the stock market higher on Tuesday. The restaurant chain Chipotle Mexican Grill and the cable giant Comcast surged after reporting better results than Wall Street expected. “The news today is pretty good,” said JJ Kinahan, chief strategist at TD Ameritrade. Kinahan pointed to a report out Tuesday that showed little sign of inflation and an overall stronger outlook for earnings. During conference calls to discuss quarterly result...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582104052014-07-22T17:35:17.661-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-22T17:35:17.661-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58210405@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:35:17 MDT Oil prices rise $1 for third time in four trading days http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58206283-79/cents-oil-trading-gas.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58206283-79/cents-oil-trading-gas.html.csp">Oil prices rise $1 for third time in four trading days</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By PABLO GORONDI</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-21T16:03:58.91-06:00">Updated Jul 21, 2014 04:03PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The price of oil rose more than a $1 for the third time in the last four trading days, and closed above $104 for the first time since July 3. Benchmark U.S. crude for August delivery rose $1.46 to $104.59 on the New York Mercantile Exchange. On Friday, the Nymex contract fell 6 cents to $103.13. Oil has gained 4.6 percent over the past four trading sessions. Brent crude for September delivery, a benchmark for international oils, gained 44 cents to $107.68 on the ICE exchange in London. Meanwhile...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582062832014-07-21T16:03:58.91-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-21T16:03:58.91-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58206283@www.sltrib.com Mon, 21 Jul 2014 16:03:58 MDT U.S. companies report rising sales, employment http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58206343-79/percent-quarter-companies-respondents.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58206343-79/percent-quarter-companies-respondents.html.csp">U.S. companies report rising sales, employment</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-21T09:44:01.218-06:00">Updated Jul 21, 2014 09:44AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Detroit • Rising sales helped boost hiring and wages at U.S. businesses in the second quarter, and companies are optimistic that the trends will continue this fall, according to a new survey by the National Association for Business Economics. Fifty-seven percent of the 85 respondents to the quarterly survey said sales at their companies rose in the April-June period. That was up from 53 percent in the first quarter and 35 percent in the same period a year ago. Just 5 percent of firms said sales ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582063432014-07-21T09:44:01.218-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-21T09:44:01.218-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58206343@www.sltrib.com Mon, 21 Jul 2014 09:44:01 MDT