PROGRAM - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/PROGRAM News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Report: Powell not told early about CIA interrogation techniques http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58243447-68/report-cia-senate-document.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58243447-68/report-cia-senate-document.html.csp">Report: Powell not told early about CIA interrogation techniques</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By KEN DILANIAN </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and EILEEN SULLIVAN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-30T19:19:18.521-06:00">Updated Jul 30, 2014 07:19PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • A Senate report on the CIA’s interrogation and detention practices after the 9/11 attacks concludes that the agency initially kept the secretary of state and some U.S. ambassadors in the dark about harsh techniques and secret prisons, according to a document circulating among White House staff. The still-classified report also says some ambassadors who were informed about interrogations of al-Qaida detainees at so-called black sites in their countries were instructed not to tell th...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582434472014-07-30T19:19:18.521-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-30T19:19:18.521-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58243447@www.sltrib.com Wed, 30 Jul 2014 19:19:18 MDT For selling risky mortgages, Bank of America fined $1.3B http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58243249-68/bank-countrywide-america-financial.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58243249-68/bank-countrywide-america-financial.html.csp">For selling risky mortgages, Bank of America fined $1.3B</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By KEN SWEET</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-30T19:13:34.191-06:00">Updated Jul 30, 2014 07:13PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • A federal judge imposed a $1.3 billion civil penalty against Bank of America on Wednesday for its role in selling risky mortgages to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac that were advertised as safe investments. The fine was against Countrywide Financial, which Bank of America purchased in 2008 as the financial crisis was unfolding. It is the latest legal ruling against Wall Street. A jury found in October 2013 that BofA was liable for Countrywide’s role in selling risky loans to the governmen...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582432492014-07-30T19:13:34.191-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-30T19:13:34.191-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58243249@www.sltrib.com Wed, 30 Jul 2014 19:13:34 MDT Colin Powell maybe not told early about CIA torture techniques http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58243110-68/report-cia-document-senate.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58243110-68/report-cia-document-senate.html.csp">Colin Powell maybe not told early about CIA torture techniques</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Ken Dilanian and Eileen Sullivan</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-30T16:34:11.929-06:00">Updated Jul 30, 2014 04:34PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • A Senate report on the CIA’s interrogation and detention practices after the 9/11 attacks concludes that the agency initially kept the secretary of state and some U.S. ambassadors in the dark about harsh techniques and secret prisons, according to a document circulating among White House staff. The still-classified report also says some ambassadors who were informed about interrogations of al-Qaida detainees at so-called black sites in their countries were instructed not to tell the...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582431102014-07-30T16:34:11.929-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-30T16:34:11.929-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58243110@www.sltrib.com Wed, 30 Jul 2014 16:34:11 MDT U.S. judge slaps $1.3B fine on Bank of America http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58243111-79/bank-america-countrywide-financial.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58243111-79/bank-america-countrywide-financial.html.csp">U.S. judge slaps $1.3B fine on Bank of America</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By KEN SWEET</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-30T16:28:02.163-06:00">Updated Jul 30, 2014 04:28PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • A federal judge imposed a $1.3 billion civil penalty against Bank of America on Wednesday for its role in selling risky mortgages to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac that were advertised as safe investments. The fine was against Countrywide, which Bank of America purchased in 2008 as the financial crisis was unfolding. It is the latest legal ruling against Wall Street. A jury found in October 2013 that BofA was liable for Countrywide’s role in selling risky loans to the government housing a...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582431112014-07-30T16:28:02.163-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-30T16:28:02.163-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58243111@www.sltrib.com Wed, 30 Jul 2014 16:28:02 MDT IMF says Cyprus will need more spending cuts http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58241468-79/cyprus-imf-cuts-rescue.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58241468-79/cyprus-imf-cuts-rescue.html.csp">IMF says Cyprus will need more spending cuts</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MENELAOS HADJICOSTIS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-30T10:43:01.482-06:00">Updated Jul 30, 2014 10:43AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Nicosia, Cyprus • The International Monetary Fund said Wednesday that Cyprus will need to make additional spending cuts to meet a key target of its financial rescue program. IMF official Delia Velculescu said that more permanent cuts to government spending, including the public sector wage bill, are needed for authorities to achieve a primary surplus of four percent of gross domestic product by 2018. A primary surplus does not count the cost of servicing existing debt. That surplus is seen as ke...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582414682014-07-30T10:43:01.482-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-30T10:43:01.482-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58241468@www.sltrib.com Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:43:01 MDT Northwestern coach: Union push unified team http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58234720-77/fitzgerald-football-conference-northwestern.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58234720-77/fitzgerald-football-conference-northwestern.html.csp">Northwestern coach: Union push unified team</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ANDREW SELIGMAN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-28T23:25:02.644-06:00">Updated Jul 28, 2014 11:25PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Chicago • No matter how this season unfolds, Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald insisted there is no more unified team than his Wildcats. For that, he credits the push for them to unionize. Fitzgerald said he’s “proud of the maturity” his players displayed the past few months. As the Big Ten opened its annual two-day media event on Monday, some big story lines hung over the college landscape. A four-team playoff system to determine a national champion is being implemented and the conference would...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582347202014-07-28T23:25:02.644-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-28T23:25:02.644-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58234720@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 23:25:02 MDT Affordable Care Act gives Medicare finances shot in the arm http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58234267-68/medicare-trustees-social-security.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58234267-68/medicare-trustees-social-security.html.csp">Affordable Care Act gives Medicare finances shot in the arm</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">Amy Goldstein</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-28T19:50:25.376-06:00">Updated Jul 28, 2014 07:50PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Medicare’s financial stability has been strengthened by the Affordable Care Act and other forces that have been subduing health-care spending, according to a new official forecast that says the fund covering the program’s hospital costs will remain solvent until 2030 - four years later than expected a year ago. The annual report, issued Monday by trustees overseeing the government’s two largest entitlement programs, found little change overall in the finances of Social Security. Ho...</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> 58234267@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 19:50:25 MDT Utah football: Zane Beadles donates $750,000 to Ute program http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58233072-89/beadles-football-utah-former.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58233072-89/beadles-football-utah-former.html.csp">Utah football: Zane Beadles donates $750,000 to Ute program</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kyle Goon</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-28T23:25:13.814-06:00">Updated Jul 28, 2014 11:25PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">As a Utah lineman, Zane Beadles left behind a collection of memorable seasons, bowl trophies and individual accolades. As a five-year veteran of the NFL, Beadles has given the Utes the largest-ever donation from a former football player that he hopes will have just as lasting an impact. The U. announced Monday morning that Beadles, a guard with the Jacksonville Jaguars, is donating $750,000 to a sports medicine center, as well as an offensive lineman schoolarship. Both the center and the scholar...</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> 58233072@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 23:25:13 MDT Utah tech camps: Where the girls aren’t http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58195562-78/girls-utah-academy-game.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58195562-78/girls-utah-academy-game.html.csp">Utah tech camps: Where the girls aren’t</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Danielle Manley </span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-27T15:33:46.842-06:00">Updated Jul 27, 2014 03:33PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A clunky LEGO robot slowly rolled along a path outlined with two strips of blue tape. Seconds later, Arissa Cooper and her teammates spotted a programming mistake and snatched it up. “It was a little mind-racking when you had to change it, fix it,” she said. “We just thought it through, like, do we need [to make it turn at] a 40-degree angle or something else?” Arissa, 11, was attending her third Geek Squad Academy, a summer camp put on by Best Buy and Junior Achievement of Utah. It aims to he...</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> 58195562@www.sltrib.com Sun, 27 Jul 2014 15:33:46 MDT At 50, Upward Bound still opens pathway to college http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58227206-68/upward-bound-college-program.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58227206-68/upward-bound-college-program.html.csp">At 50, Upward Bound still opens pathway to college</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DAVID CRARY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> AP National Writer</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-26T15:29:25.033-06:00">Updated Jul 26, 2014 03:29PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Nervous but determined, the 15-year-old boy walked into a conference room in Columbus, Ohio, for a fateful interview. If it went well, perhaps he’d have a chance to be the first member of his impoverished family to attend college. That was 34 years ago, but Wil Haygood — the renowned journalist and author whose writing inspired the film “The Butler” — says he remembers it “like it was yesterday.” “I knew in my heart and soul that this was a monumental moment for little Wil Haygood,” he recalled....</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582272062014-07-26T15:29:25.033-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-26T15:29:25.033-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58227206@www.sltrib.com Sat, 26 Jul 2014 15:29:25 MDT Incubator farms nurture agriculture entrepreneurs http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58227199-68/farmers-incubator-farm-farms.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58227199-68/farmers-incubator-farm-farms.html.csp">Incubator farms nurture agriculture entrepreneurs</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MARY ESCH</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-26T11:34:02.411-06:00">Updated Jul 26, 2014 11:34AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Ithaca, N.Y. • A physicist from Armenia, a juice-maker from Bermuda and a Burmese sushi chef are crafting new careers in agriculture under a program that applies the business incubator model to farming. The Groundswell Center for Local Food and Farming is one of dozens of incubator farms springing up around the country to nurture the next generation of agricultural entrepreneurs. The projects help would-be farmers get started by providing a plot of land, shared equipment, mentoring on business p...</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> 58227199@www.sltrib.com Sat, 26 Jul 2014 11:34:02 MDT NASA honors Utahn for bringing the heavens to Earth http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58191134-78/wiggins-nasa-solar-program.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58191134-78/wiggins-nasa-solar-program.html.csp">NASA honors Utahn for bringing the heavens to Earth</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="2014-07-22T09:26:42.85-06:00">Updated Jul 22, 2014 09:26AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">&lt;freeform&gt; The tiny Utah town of Kanarraville was about to be overrun with astronomy tourists. The problem? No one in the area knew it. But a call from Patrick Wiggins months before the 2012 annular solar eclipse allowed the Cedar City-Brian Head Tourism Bureau to set up facilities, vendor booths and activities to help deal with the 20,000-strong horde drawn to a place that 350 folks call home. “If not for his heads up, we would have been ill-prepared, but we were able to plan for and e...</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> 58191134@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Jul 2014 09:26:42 MDT Verizon launches rewards program with tracking http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58206496-79/verizon-program-rewards-wireless.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58206496-79/verizon-program-rewards-wireless.html.csp">Verizon launches rewards program with tracking</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By PETER SVENSSON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-21T10:10:01.873-06:00">Updated Jul 21, 2014 10:10AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Verizon Wireless is launching a nationwide loyalty program this week for its 100-million-plus subscribers. There’s a twist, though: To earn points for every dollar spent, subscribers must consent to have their movements tracked so the company can help target ads that match their interests. Verizon is the first wireless carrier to roll out a comprehensive rewards program, and it’s expecting big benefits from it. The program has already been offered for a few months in some states. Jeff...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582064962014-07-21T10:10:01.873-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-21T10:10:01.873-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58206496@www.sltrib.com Mon, 21 Jul 2014 10:10:01 MDT Letter: Golf is best value for Salt Lake City http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58191043-82/golf-parks-recreational-lake.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58191043-82/golf-parks-recreational-lake.html.csp">Letter: Golf is best value for Salt Lake City</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-17T16:27:02.156-06:00">Updated Jul 17, 2014 04:27PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The real problems with Salt Lake City’s golf program stem from decades of conflicted Salt Lake City Council leadership. If golf is going to be run as a for-profit enterprise as currently structured in the budget, then the mayor and City Council needs to re-invest in their current assets and bring their facilities up to competitive standards. They also need to set clear long-term goals and stop micro-managing fees and programs. If they choose to continue running the golf operations as a recreatio...</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> 58191043@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Jul 2014 16:27:02 MDT Autistic teens use architecture software to build job skills http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58183934-78/students-autism-skills-disabilities.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58183934-78/students-autism-skills-disabilities.html.csp">Autistic teens use architecture software to build job skills</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Danielle Manley </span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-15T09:25:40.9-06:00">Updated Jul 15, 2014 09:25AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Sixteen-year-old Mason Dimock can focus intently on one subject, thinks visually and spatially, and is interested in technology — skills that have helped him land a summer job designing for a construction company. He and nine other Salt Lake City teens were selected for a pilot project by NeuroVersity, a company that aims to give students with autism or similar disorders the training they’ll need for careers. The students work with 3-D imaging software called SketchUp Make, developed by Google. ...</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> 58183934@www.sltrib.com Tue, 15 Jul 2014 09:25:40 MDT Sons of Utah lawmaker starting group based on father’s law http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58174852-78/stephenson-foundation-language-utah.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58174852-78/stephenson-foundation-language-utah.html.csp">Sons of Utah lawmaker starting group based on father’s law</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By lisa schencker</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-13T15:21:49.479-06:00">Updated Jul 13, 2014 03:21PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Building on the success of Utah schools’ dual language immersion program, two sons of the state senator who wrote it into law are working to launch a foundation to spread it to other areas of the country. The effort began earlier this year, when Chinese business leaders offered donations after hearing Sen. Howard Stephenson speak in Philadelphia about government and the language program. The business leaders were traveling around the U.S. as part of a trip the senator’s son, Dan Stephenson, hel...</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> 58174852@www.sltrib.com Sun, 13 Jul 2014 15:21:49 MDT After engine fire, decision looms for global debut of F-35 jets http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58169864-90/jets-international-fighter-force.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58169864-90/jets-international-fighter-force.html.csp">After engine fire, decision looms for global debut of F-35 jets</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Rebecca Robbins</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-10T19:36:46.018-06:00">Updated Jul 10, 2014 07:36PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The Pentagon said Tuesday that it has completed ground inspections of its fleet of F-35 Lightning II fighters but still had not decided whether the planes were ready for their much-anticipated international debut in two British air shows. The Marine Corps’ version of the fighter jet had been scheduled to fly before prospective international buyers at the Royal International Air Tattoo, which kicks off on Friday, and the week-long Farnborough Air Show, which starts next Monday. But ...</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> 58169864@www.sltrib.com Thu, 10 Jul 2014 19:36:46 MDT Utah children sharpen their financial literacy over summer http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58161241-78/financial-kids-literacy-money.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58161241-78/financial-kids-literacy-money.html.csp">Utah children sharpen their financial literacy over summer</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By lisa schencker</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-09T22:50:59.489-06:00">Updated Jul 9, 2014 10:50PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">American Fork • When the heat takes over and school’s out for summer, many kids long to spend the day splashing carefree in pools. More than 50 Utah County teens, however, chose a different diversion this week: learning financial literacy in an air-conditioned, corporate conference room. “I actually wanted to come because I wanted to learn about how to save my money,” said Gabriela Pedroza, who will be a freshman at Provo High in the fall. “In the future, if you want to go to college, you can us...</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> 58161241@www.sltrib.com Wed, 09 Jul 2014 22:50:59 MDT Improper payments by U.S. government top $100B http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58166974-68/payments-improper-billion-federal.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58166974-68/payments-improper-billion-federal.html.csp">Improper payments by U.S. government top $100B</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-09T19:30:36.221-06:00">Updated Jul 9, 2014 07:30PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Tax credits for families that don’t qualify. Medicare payments for treatments that might not be necessary. Unemployment benefits for people who are secretly working. Federal agencies reported making $100 billion in payments last year to people who may not have been entitled to receive them. Congressional investigators say the figure could be even higher. “The amounts here are absolutely staggering,” said Rep. John Mica, R-Fla. “It’s over $100 billion each of the last five years. Th...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581669742014-07-09T19:30:36.221-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-09T19:30:36.221-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58166974@www.sltrib.com Wed, 09 Jul 2014 19:30:36 MDT Ranchers taking advantage of disaster program http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58166456-79/relief-ranchers-disaster-farm.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58166456-79/relief-ranchers-disaster-farm.html.csp">Ranchers taking advantage of disaster program</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By HENRY C. JACKSON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-09T14:52:02.092-06:00">Updated Jul 9, 2014 02:52PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Farmers and ranchers who suffered heavy livestock and grazing losses over the last three years due to extreme weather have been quick to take advantage of newly available disaster relief funds, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Wednesday. As of July 2, the agency has distributed more than 106,000 payments totaling $1.2 billion in relief funds in three months, the progress report said. That’s a little less than half the $2.5 billion the USDA estimated would be spent on cases fr...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581664562014-07-09T14:52:02.092-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-09T14:52:02.092-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58166456@www.sltrib.com Wed, 09 Jul 2014 14:52:02 MDT