PRICES - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/PRICES News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Rampell: Safe as houses? Think again. http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57849520-82/americans-housing-homeownership-financial.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57849520-82/americans-housing-homeownership-financial.html.csp">Rampell: Safe as houses? Think again.</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Catherine Rampell</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-22T09:07:02.258-06:00">Updated Apr 22, 2014 09:07AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Some people never learn: Polls show that Americans still view their homes as the best and safest place to invest their hard-earned cash. Gallup asked Americans this month to choose the best “long-term investment.” Real estate was the most common pick, ahead of mutual funds, bonds and other options. Similarly, Fannie Mae’s National Housing Survey asked Americans to assess whether various kinds of assets amounted to a “safe investment with a lot of potential.” As has been the case since before 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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 57849520@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Apr 2014 09:07:02 MDT Sales of U.S. existing homes slip to a 20-month low http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57849305-79/sales-percent-homes-million.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57849305-79/sales-percent-homes-million.html.csp">Sales of U.S. existing homes slip to a 20-month low</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="2014-04-22T09:46:41.046-06:00">Updated Apr 22, 2014 09:46AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Sales of existing U.S. homes slipped in March to their lowest level since July 2012 as rising prices and a tight supply of available homes discouraged many would-be buyers. The National Association of Realtors said Tuesday that sales edged down 0.2 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.59 million. It was the seventh drop in the past eight months. Sales rose in the Northeast and Midwest, suggesting that cold winter weather did not weigh as heavily on sales as in previous ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578493052014-04-22T09:46:41.046-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-22T09:46:41.046-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57849305@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Apr 2014 09:46:41 MDT Op-ed: Airlines’ win is passengers’ loss http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57832233-82/airlines-prices-airline-oil.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57832233-82/airlines-prices-airline-oil.html.csp">Op-ed: Airlines’ win is passengers’ loss</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-19T19:07:03.796-06:00">Updated Apr 19, 2014 07:07PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">In his article “Why high oil prices are good for airlines,” Scott Mayerowitz commends the airline industry for adjusting to the new reality of higher oil prices by offering fewer seats, eliminating unprofitable routes, charging passengers extra for checking baggage, raising other fees and minimizing competition. What’s good for the airline industry may not necessarily be good for its customers. Colleen E. Gudreau Salt Lake City</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> 57832233@www.sltrib.com Sat, 19 Apr 2014 19:07:03 MDT Why high oil prices are good for airlines http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57826909-79/fuel-airlines-airline-prices.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57826909-79/fuel-airlines-airline-prices.html.csp">Why high oil prices are good for airlines</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By SCOTT MAYEROWITZ</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-16T22:18:21.969-06:00">Updated Apr 16, 2014 10:18PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Airline executives frequently complain about fuel costs. But the truth is higher prices actually have been good for business. In the past six years, airlines have overhauled the way they operate to adjust to this new reality. They’ve shown more discipline by offering fewer seats, which ensures airfares are high enough to cover costs. Unprofitable routes have been eliminated. And every expense has been scrutinized. These changes, along with high oil prices, have created an insurmountab...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578269092014-04-16T22:18:21.969-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-16T22:18:21.969-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57826909@www.sltrib.com Wed, 16 Apr 2014 22:18:21 MDT Bad weather boosts Utah prices http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57821868-79/prices-percent-march-price.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57821868-79/prices-percent-march-price.html.csp">Bad weather boosts Utah prices</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Sheena McFarland</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-16T07:26:35.343-06:00">Updated Apr 16, 2014 07:26AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Have you been missing that lime in your soda or on you favorite dish of pad thai? The reason for the green citrus fruit’s absence is one of economics: the price per case of limes shot up from $14 to a whopping $100 after weather heavily damaged southern Mexico’s lime crop. It was one of several factors that drove up the Zions Bank Wasatch Front Consumer Price Index by 0.7 percent from February to March. Over the past 12 months, prices have increased 1.4 percent in Utah. Groceries overall jumped...</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> 57821868@www.sltrib.com Wed, 16 Apr 2014 07:26:35 MDT Beef prices reach highest level since 1987 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57812171-68/prices-beef-price-cattle.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57812171-68/prices-beef-price-cattle.html.csp">Beef prices reach highest level since 1987</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By BETSY BLANEY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-12T19:39:01.676-06:00">Updated Apr 12, 2014 07:39PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Lubbock, Texas • The highest beef prices in almost three decades have arrived just before the start of grilling season, causing sticker shock for both consumers and restaurant owners — and relief isn’t likely anytime soon. A dwindling number of cattle and growing export demand from countries such as China and Japan have caused the average retail cost of fresh beef to climb to $5.28 a pound in February, up almost a quarter from January and the highest price since 1987. Everything that’s produced ...</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> 57812171@www.sltrib.com Sat, 12 Apr 2014 19:39:01 MDT U.S. producer prices rise 0.5 percent in March http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57806536-79/percent-prices-inflation-march.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57806536-79/percent-prices-inflation-march.html.csp">U.S. producer prices rise 0.5 percent in March</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="2014-04-11T08:36:01.684-06:00">Updated Apr 11, 2014 08:36AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The prices companies receive for their goods and services jumped in March led by gains for food, clothing, jewelry and chemicals. The producer price index, which measures price changes before they reach the consumer, rose 0.5 percent in March, the Labor Department said Friday. Overall inflation remains relatively tame. Producer prices increased 1.4 percent during the past 12 months. Wholesale food prices rose last month, led by a 30.4 percent leap in the costs of hogs and 12.4 perce...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578065362014-04-11T08:36:01.684-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-11T08:36:01.684-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57806536@www.sltrib.com Fri, 11 Apr 2014 08:36:01 MDT Wal-Mart and Wild Oats unveil cheaper organic line http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57801864-79/organic-oats-wild-mart.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57801864-79/organic-oats-wild-mart.html.csp">Wal-Mart and Wild Oats unveil cheaper organic line</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="2014-04-10T16:48:17.566-06:00">Updated Apr 10, 2014 04:48PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Wal-Mart is using its massive size to drive down the price of organic food items from tomato paste to chicken broth to make them more affordable for its low-income customers. The world’s largest retailer and nation’s largest grocery seller said Thursday that it has teamed up with Wild Oats to sell a new line of organic foods, starting this month, that’s at least 25 percent cheaper than the national organic brands it carries and in line with the prices of its branded non-organic altern...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578018642014-04-10T16:48:17.566-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-10T16:48:17.566-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57801864@www.sltrib.com Thu, 10 Apr 2014 16:48:17 MDT U.S. bacon prices rise after virus kills baby pigs http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57792433-79/pigs-pork-percent-nation.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57792433-79/pigs-pork-percent-nation.html.csp">U.S. bacon prices rise after virus kills baby pigs</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By M.L. JOHNSON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-09T22:12:52.377-06:00">Updated Apr 9, 2014 10:12PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Milwaukee • A virus never before seen in the U.S. has killed millions of baby pigs in less than a year, and with little known about how it spreads or how to stop it, it’s threatening pork production and pushing up prices by 10 percent or more. Scientists think porcine epidemic diarrhea, which does not infect humans or other animals, came from China, but they don’t know how it got into the country or spread to 27 states since last May. The federal government is looking into how such viruses migh...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577924332014-04-09T22:12:52.377-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-09T22:12:52.377-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57792433@www.sltrib.com Wed, 09 Apr 2014 22:12:52 MDT U.S. home prices rose in Feb. despite weaker sales http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57758292-79/prices-sales-percent-february.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57758292-79/prices-sales-percent-february.html.csp">U.S. home prices rose in Feb. despite weaker sales</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="2014-04-01T08:18:01.786-06:00">Updated Apr 1, 2014 08:18AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • U.S. home prices rose in February from a year earlier at a solid pace, suggesting that a tight supply of available homes is boosting prices despite slowing sales. Real estate data provider CoreLogic said Tuesday that prices for existing homes rose 12.2 percent in February from a year ago. That was up slightly from January’s year-over-year pace of 12 percent. On a month-to-month basis, prices in February rose 0.8 percent from January. But CoreLogic’s month-to-month prices aren’t adju...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577582922014-04-01T08:18:01.786-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-01T08:18:01.786-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57758292@www.sltrib.com Tue, 01 Apr 2014 08:18:01 MDT E-book buyers getting credits this week http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57728006-79/publishers-buyers-book-york.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57728006-79/publishers-buyers-book-york.html.csp">E-book buyers getting credits this week</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MICHAEL VIRTANEN</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-26T11:05:33.587-06:00">Updated Mar 26, 2014 11:05AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Albany, N.Y. • Buyers of electronic books will get account credits this week from five publishers who reached settlements after states alleged they colluded to raise prices, New York’s attorney general said Tuesday. The $166 million national settlements — $1.5 million of which will be distributed to Utahns — were approved Dec. 6 and cover claims from April 1, 2010, to May 21, 2012. Buyers who bought certain e-books from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo or Apple will automatically get partial refund...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577280062014-03-26T11:05:33.587-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-26T11:05:33.587-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57728006@www.sltrib.com Wed, 26 Mar 2014 11:05:33 MDT U.S. home prices dip in January for third straight month http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57727564-79/january-dip-index-month.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57727564-79/january-dip-index-month.html.csp">U.S. home prices dip in January for third 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"> AP Economics Writer</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-25T07:29:02.331-06:00">Updated Mar 25, 2014 07:29AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • U.S. home prices dipped in January for the third straight month as cold weather, a limited supply of homes and higher mortgage rates lowered sales. The Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller 20-city home price index declined 0.1 percent from December to January, the same decline as the previous two months. The index is not adjusted for seasonal variations, so the dip partly reflects weaker sales in the winter. The index rose a healthy 13.2 percent in January compared with 12 months earlier....</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577275642014-03-25T07:29:02.331-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-25T07:29:02.331-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57727564@www.sltrib.com Tue, 25 Mar 2014 07:29:02 MDT Eurozone recovery ‘gathering speed’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57722921-79/eurozone-recovery-economic-growth.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57722921-79/eurozone-recovery-economic-growth.html.csp">Eurozone recovery ‘gathering speed’</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By PAN PYLAS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-24T09:04:02.319-06:00">Updated Mar 24, 2014 09:04AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">London • Further evidence emerged Monday that the economic recovery across the 18-country eurozone is accelerating and, perhaps more importantly, spreading to the bloc’s debt-laden laggards. Financial information company Markit, which publishes a closely watched monthly survey of economic conditions across the region, even suggested that the economic recovery is running at a near three-year high. It is now forecasting quarterly economic growth of 0.5 percent, which equates to an annualized incr...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577229212014-03-24T09:04:02.319-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-24T09:04:02.319-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57722921@www.sltrib.com Mon, 24 Mar 2014 09:04:02 MDT Oil goes above $99 per barrel amid U.S. sanctions on Russia http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57712220-79/oil-cents-sanctions-barrel.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57712220-79/oil-cents-sanctions-barrel.html.csp">Oil goes above $99 per barrel amid U.S. sanctions on Russia</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By PABLO GORONDI</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-21T08:19:01.578-06:00">Updated Mar 21, 2014 08:19AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The price of oil rose above $99 a barrel on Friday as the U.S. and the European Union expanded sanctions against Russia and warned of possible penalties against its energy sector. By mid-afternoon in Europe, benchmark U.S. crude for May delivery was up 49 cents at $99.39 a barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. On Thursday, the Nymex contract dropped 27 cents to settle at $98.90. Sanctions in response to Russia’s annexation of the Crimean Peninsula from Ukraine grew to...</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> 57712220@www.sltrib.com Fri, 21 Mar 2014 08:19:01 MDT Utah consumer prices increase slightly in February http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57702329-79/prices-percent-increased-gasoline.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57702329-79/prices-percent-increased-gasoline.html.csp">Utah consumer prices increase slightly in February</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="2014-03-19T12:44:38.48-06:00">Updated Mar 19, 2014 12:44PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The increased cost of cable and satellite television and gasoline fueled a .2 percent increase in Utah’s Consumer Price Index from January to February. According to the Zions Bank Wasatch Front Consumer Price Index, which is released monthly, Utahns paid 1.3 percent more for recreational activities including cable and satellite television in February. One of Utah’s primary providers of satellite television raised prices by an average of 3.7 percent for each of its service bundles, citing rising ...</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> 57702329@www.sltrib.com Wed, 19 Mar 2014 12:44:38 MDT U.S. consumer prices tick up just slightly http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57697424-79/prices-percent-inflation-billion.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57697424-79/prices-percent-inflation-billion.html.csp">U.S. consumer prices tick up just slightly</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> AP Economics Writer</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-18T10:56:57.301-06:00">Updated Mar 18, 2014 10:56AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Cheaper energy kept U.S. consumer prices in check last month, despite a big rise in the cost of food, the latest sign that inflation is tame. The consumer price index rose 0.1 percent in February, matching January’s increase, the Labor Department said Tuesday. In the past 12 months, prices have risen just 1.1 percent, down from 1.6 percent in January and the smallest yearly gain in five months. Excluding the volatile food and energy categories, core prices rose 0.1 percent last mont...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-576974242014-03-18T10:56:57.301-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-18T10:56:57.301-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57697424@www.sltrib.com Tue, 18 Mar 2014 10:56:57 MDT Ukraine unrest hits global market, Utah farmers http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57678868-78/ukraine-russia-russian-prices.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57678868-78/ukraine-russia-russian-prices.html.csp">Ukraine unrest hits global market, Utah farmers</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Nicole Van Lith</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Special to The Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-15T22:53:45.981-06:00">Updated Mar 15, 2014 10:53PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Rod Curtis thought he was getting a good deal. The owner of Cache Commodities feed mill in Ogden sold his future feed contracts late last month “thinking wheat and corn were going to be going down in prices.” A few days later, Russian forces swarmed the Crimean Peninsula in Ukraine — one of the world’s leading exporters of corn and wheat. “As soon as Ukraine and Russia started butting heads the prices went up and we lost money,” Curtis said. Curtis is one of many agriculturalists reeling in ...</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> 57678868@www.sltrib.com Sat, 15 Mar 2014 22:53:45 MDT U.S. producer prices down slightly in February http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57681779-79/prices-february-fed-inflation.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57681779-79/prices-february-fed-inflation.html.csp">U.S. producer prices down slightly in February</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> AP Economics Writer</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-14T09:31:01.819-06:00">Updated Mar 14, 2014 09:31AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The prices companies receive for their goods and services fell slightly in February, the latest sign that inflation is tame. The producer price index, which measures price changes before they reach the consumer, dropped 0.1 percent in February, the Labor Department said Friday. That’s the first decline since November. A sharp fall in the price markups by wholesalers and retailers pushed down the index. Producer prices rose 0.9 percent from 12 months ago. That’s the smallest 12-month...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-576817792014-03-14T09:31:01.819-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-14T09:31:01.819-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57681779@www.sltrib.com Fri, 14 Mar 2014 09:31:01 MDT Utah gas prices jump last month http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57666013-79/utah-gallon-per-prices.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57666013-79/utah-gallon-per-prices.html.csp">Utah gas prices jump last month</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Vince Horiuchi</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-12T16:45:13.447-06:00">Updated Mar 12, 2014 04:45PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">There is one negative symptom that Spring is just around the corner — gasoline prices have been creeping up. Or at least in Utah, they’re not so much creeping as leaping. The statewide average for a price per gallon jumped 26 cents in the last month, according to AAA Utah. The average price is $3.35 per gallon, 14 cents lower than the national average of $3.49. It’s not just the usual warmer weather and the resulting rise in road trips to blame. Apparently, you also can point to tensions in 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> 57666013@www.sltrib.com Wed, 12 Mar 2014 16:45:13 MDT Gas prices may jump from California emissions law http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57655646-68/tax-cap-trade-prices.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57655646-68/tax-cap-trade-prices.html.csp">Gas prices may jump from California emissions law</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JASON DEAREN and DON THOMPSON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-09T10:09:02.698-06:00">Updated Mar 9, 2014 10:09AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">San Francisco • California’s greenhouse gas reduction law already has shaken up the state’s industrial sector, costing it more than $1.5 billion in pollution permit fees. It’s now poised to hit the pocketbooks of everyday Californians. Starting next year, the law will force fuel distributors into the same cap-and-trade marketplace as utilities and major manufacturers. The oil industry says it will lead to price increases of at least 12 cents a gallon immediately, while state regulators say any p...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-576556462014-03-09T10:09:02.698-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-09T10:09:02.698-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57655646@www.sltrib.com Sun, 09 Mar 2014 10:09:02 MDT