QUARTER - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/QUARTER News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Basketball: U.S. dominates Finland 114-55 at World Cup http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58355851-77/finland-spain-game-finns.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58355851-77/finland-spain-game-finns.html.csp">Basketball: U.S. dominates Finland 114-55 at World Cup</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By BRIAN MAHONEY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-30T23:43:32.396-06:00">Updated Aug 30, 2014 11:43PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Bilbao, Spain • As the U.S. lead got bigger and the crowd quieter, Finland’s players were forced to have a most uncomfortable conversation. “We kind of talked a little on the bench a little bit, ‘Hey, everybody remember when we scored the last time?’” forward Kimmo Muurinen said. It was a long time. Almost an entire quarter. The Americans held the Finns without a basket in the second quarter, opening defense of their title with a 114-55 romp Saturday in the Basketball World Cup. Silencing the Fi...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583558512014-08-30T23:43:32.396-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-30T23:43:32.396-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58355851@www.sltrib.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 23:43:32 MDT Prep football: North Summit 14, Duchesne 12 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58352963-190/mcmichael-duchesne-streak-quarter.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58352963-190/mcmichael-duchesne-streak-quarter.html.csp">Prep football: North Summit 14, Duchesne 12</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kevin Winters Morriss</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-30T01:01:13.346-06:00">Updated Aug 30, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Duchesne • Ryan McMichael took a knee twice, and that was it. McMichael’s North Summit teammates streamed onto the field to celebrate. Braves fans, who kept inching closer and closer to the sideline during the fourth quarter, wanting to be a part of history, joined in the hooting and hollering. There was plenty to celebrate. The Braves ended the longest winning streak in Utah high school football history Friday night with a 14-12 win over Duchesne. “We just wanted to end that streak,” said McMic...</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> 58352963@www.sltrib.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 01:01:13 MDT College football: No. 8 Michigan State routs Jacksonville State http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58353792-77/state-cook-michigan-jacksonville.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58353792-77/state-cook-michigan-jacksonville.html.csp">College football: No. 8 Michigan State routs Jacksonville State</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-29T23:28:47.868-06:00">Updated Aug 29, 2014 11:28PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">East Lansing, Mich. • Connor Cook threw three touchdown passes in the first quarter — and withstood a hit to his leg that left him momentarily hobbled — to help No. 8 Michigan State to an easy 45-7 victory over Jacksonville State on Friday night. Cook completed his first nine passes in a nearly flawless performance, but for a brief moment there was concern that the talented junior had hurt himself. Cook made a nice throw on the run to Tony Lippett for a 64-yard touchdown to open the scoring, bu...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583537922014-08-29T23:28:47.868-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-29T23:28:47.868-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58353792@www.sltrib.com Fri, 29 Aug 2014 23:28:47 MDT Kragthorpe: BYU quarterback Taysom Hill shines in season opener http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58353228-88/hill-byu-cougars-season.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58353228-88/hill-byu-cougars-season.html.csp">Kragthorpe: BYU quarterback Taysom Hill shines in season opener</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kurt Kragthorpe</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Tribune columnist</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-30T14:23:18.204-06:00">Updated Aug 30, 2014 02:23PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">East Hartford, Conn As a starting point, the BYU Cougars finished nicely. Mostly, anyway. After leaving so much undone last season, quarterback Taysom Hill and the BYU offense completed a significant chunk of their work Friday in a 35-10 defeat of Connecticut at Rentschler Field. The Cougars’ ability to finish drives in the first half was impressive, and so was their closing shot. Hill’s touchdown run topped a late 90-yard drive that seemingly was a product of some unnecessary urgency, but it ...</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> 58353228@www.sltrib.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 14:23:18 MDT BRIC wall: Brazil’s economy slips into a recession http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58352036-79/percent-quarter-brazil-recession.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58352036-79/percent-quarter-brazil-recession.html.csp">BRIC wall: Brazil’s economy slips into a recession</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-29T12:26:02.285-06:00">Updated Aug 29, 2014 12:26PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Sao Paulo • Brazil has slipped into recession, with government figures released Friday showing gross domestic product contracting for a second consecutive quarter. The government’s IBGE statistics bureau said GDP in the second quarter fell by 0.6 percent from the previous three months. Revised figures for the first quarter showed a drop of 0.2 percent. The government initially had reported first-quarter growth of 0.2 percent. The bureau said the country’s GDP stands at $567 billion. Brazil last ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583520362014-08-29T12:26:02.285-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-29T12:26:02.285-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. 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The April-June growth was higher than the 5.6 percent posted in the first quarter, driven by industry, which grew by 7.8 percent, followed by services, which posted 6.0 percent growth, the government statistics agency reported. “This higher growth rate, coming from a high base a year ago shows that the economy is ba...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583474082014-08-28T10:30:02.294-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-28T10:30:02.294-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58347408@www.sltrib.com Thu, 28 Aug 2014 10:30:02 MDT U.S. bank earnings up 5.2 percent in quarter http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58347384-79/banks-percent-quarter-bank.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58347384-79/banks-percent-quarter-bank.html.csp">U.S. bank earnings up 5.2 percent in quarter</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-28T16:53:56.208-06:00">Updated Aug 28, 2014 04:53PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • U.S. banks’ earnings rose 5.2 percent in the April-June quarter from a year earlier, as banks reduced their expenses and lending marked its fastest pace since 2007. The data issued Thursday by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. showed a robust picture as the banking industry continues to recover from the financial crisis that struck six years ago. The improving economy has brought greater demand for loans and stepped-up lending. The FDIC reported that U.S. banks earned $40.2 billio...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583473842014-08-28T16:53:56.208-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-28T16:53:56.208-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58347384@www.sltrib.com Thu, 28 Aug 2014 16:53:56 MDT U.S. economy grew 4.2 percent in second quarter http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58347055-79/growth-percent-quarter-economy.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58347055-79/growth-percent-quarter-economy.html.csp">U.S. economy grew 4.2 percent in second quarter</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="2014-08-28T17:06:05.496-06:00">Updated Aug 28, 2014 05:06PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • After a bleak start to the year, the U.S. economy grew at a brisk annual rate of 4.2 percent in the April-June quarter, the government said Thursday, slightly faster than it had first estimated. The upward revision supported expectations that the second half of 2014 will prove far stronger than the first half. The Commerce Department’s second estimate of growth for last quarter followed its initial estimate of 4 percent. The upward revision reflected stronger business investment tha...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583470552014-08-28T17:06:05.496-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-28T17:06:05.496-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. 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The latest evidence of Alibaba’s financial allure surfaced in a regulatory update filed Wednesday as the company prepares to complete its initial public offering of stock next month. Alibaba’s latest quarter ending June 30 was highlighted by revenue of $2.54 billion, a 46 percent incre...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583437792014-08-27T14:33:25.968-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-27T14:33:25.968-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58343779@www.sltrib.com Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:33:25 MDT U.S. credit card late payments down in quarter http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58338456-79/credit-percent-card-quarter.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58338456-79/credit-percent-card-quarter.html.csp">U.S. credit card late payments down in quarter</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="2014-08-26T09:20:02.029-06:00">Updated Aug 26, 2014 09:20AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Los Angeles • Americans are doing a better job of making timely credit card payments, even as many lenders increasingly extend credit to more people with less-than-stellar credit. The rate of U.S. credit card payments at least 90 days overdue fell to 1.16 percent in the April-June quarter — the lowest level in at least seven years, credit reporting agency TransUnion said Tuesday. The second-quarter credit card delinquency rate is down from 1.27 percent in the same period last year and 1.37 perce...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583384562014-08-26T09:20:02.029-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-26T09:20:02.029-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58338456@www.sltrib.com Tue, 26 Aug 2014 09:20:02 MDT NFL: Interception costly in Cardinals’ 19-13 loss http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58334295-77/palmer-cincinnati-bengals-arizona.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58334295-77/palmer-cincinnati-bengals-arizona.html.csp">NFL: Interception costly in Cardinals’ 19-13 loss</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By BOB BAUM</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-26T18:11:27.67-06:00">Updated Aug 26, 2014 06:11PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Glendale, Ariz. • Carson Palmer says the offense needs to be the “backbone” of the Arizona Cardinals. There wasn’t much evidence of that in their 19-13 preseason loss to the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday night. Because it was a preseason game, though, there wasn’t much talk of confidence evaporating. “I have all the confidence in the world in our offense and our entire team,” Palmer said. “It’s unfortunate. We wanted to play better. ... We’ll take the good and beached on the bad and we’ll move on...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583342952014-08-26T18:11:27.67-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-26T18:11:27.67-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58334295@www.sltrib.com Tue, 26 Aug 2014 18:11:27 MDT Gap reports higher profit, plans India expansion http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58323366-79/gap-cents-company-per.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58323366-79/gap-cents-company-per.html.csp">Gap reports higher profit, plans India expansion</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-21T17:35:03.056-06:00">Updated Aug 21, 2014 05:35PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">San Francisco • Gap Inc. said its profit rose 10 percent in the second quarter as the clothing retailer cut expenses and managed to lift sales. The San Francisco-based company also said it plans to open Gap stores in India next year. The first locations will open in the country’s two largest cities, Mumbai and Delhi. Over time, the company expects about 40 franchise-operated locations in India. For the quarter, Gap said sales at established stores around the world were flat. The performance refl...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583233662014-08-21T17:35:03.056-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-21T17:35:03.056-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58323366@www.sltrib.com Thu, 21 Aug 2014 17:35:03 MDT Survey indicates eurozone is growing slowly http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58321956-79/growth-eurozone-economy-quarter.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58321956-79/growth-eurozone-economy-quarter.html.csp">Survey indicates eurozone is growing slowly</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-21T11:33:02.091-06:00">Updated Aug 21, 2014 11:33AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Frankfurt, Germany • A survey of business activity shows the economy of the 18-country eurozone grew at only a slow pace in August, a sign it remains sluggish after a disappointing second quarter in which it did not expand at all. The purchasing managers’ index published by Markit Economics fell to 52.8 points from 53.8 in July. A reading over 50 indicates the economy is expanding. The signs of mild growth follow an official growth figure of zero for the second quarter, which ended June 30. The ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583219562014-08-21T11:33:02.091-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-21T11:33:02.091-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58321956@www.sltrib.com Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:33:02 MDT Staples to shut 140 stores as online rivals take sales http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58317753-79/staples-cents-online-percent.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58317753-79/staples-cents-online-percent.html.csp">Staples to shut 140 stores as online rivals take sales</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Matt Townsend</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Bloomberg News</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-20T12:27:01.744-06:00">Updated Aug 20, 2014 12:27PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Staples Inc. will shut about 140 locations this year, part of a store-closing plan announced earlier, as the world’s largest office-supply chain responds to online competition. Staples shut 80 outlets in North America in the fiscal second quarter. Net income in the three months ended Aug. 2 dropped 20 percent to $82 million, or 13 cents a share, as $101 million was spent on closing locations, the Framingham, Mass.-based company said Wednesday. The retailer has four stores in Utah — 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> 58317753@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:27:01 MDT Hewlett-Packard’s quarterly sales top estimates http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58318860-79/hewlett-packard-sales-company.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58318860-79/hewlett-packard-sales-company.html.csp">Hewlett-Packard’s quarterly sales top estimates</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jack Clark</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Bloomberg News</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-20T16:34:01.976-06:00">Updated Aug 20, 2014 04:34PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">San Francisco • Hewlett-Packard Co. reported fiscal third-quarter sales that topped analysts’ estimates, fueled by improving personal-computer sales. Profit excluding certain items in the period ended July 31 was 89 cents a share, with revenue rising 1.3 percent to $27.6 billion, the Palo Alto, Calif.-based company said Wednesday. Analysts on average were estimating profit of 89 cents a share and sales of $27 billion, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. The results give Chief Executive Meg ...</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> 58318860@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 16:34:01 MDT Data breach impact: Target earnings off 62 percent http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58317026-79/target-breach-percent-quarter.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58317026-79/target-breach-percent-quarter.html.csp">Data breach impact: Target earnings off 62 percent</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="2014-08-20T12:09:22.871-06:00">Updated Aug 20, 2014 12:09PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Target Corp. slashed its annual profit outlook for the second time in three months as the retailer continues to reel from costs related to a massive data breach, a botched expansion in Canada and sluggish sales in the U.S. The nation’s third-largest retailer also said Wednesday that its second-quarter earnings dropped 61.7 percent. Excluding expenses related to the data breach, the results were a penny short of Target’s reduced estimate issued earlier this month. The reduced forecast ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583170262014-08-20T12:09:22.871-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-20T12:09:22.871-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58317026@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:09:22 MDT PetSmart chain is considering selling itself http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58314535-79/petsmart-percent-pet-itself.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58314535-79/petsmart-percent-pet-itself.html.csp">PetSmart chain is considering selling itself</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">By The Associated Press </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-19T19:40:02.512-06:00">Updated Aug 19, 2014 07:40PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Bowing to pressure from investors, PetSmart Inc. is considering putting itself up for sale. The pet supply chain, which has 14 stores in Utah, said Tuesday it will weigh “strategic alternatives” after a board review that included conversations with shareholders. Investment firm Longview Asset Management and hedge fund Jana Partners have both called on PetSmart to sell itself, a move they say would benefit shareholders. Longview has about a 9 percent stake in PetSmart, while Jana holds nearly 10 ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583145352014-08-19T19:40:02.512-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-19T19:40:02.512-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58314535@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 19:40:02 MDT Israel quarterly growth down as exports plunge http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58309444-79/percent-cut-rate-israel.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58309444-79/percent-cut-rate-israel.html.csp">Israel quarterly growth down as exports plunge</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Amy Teibel</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Bloomberg News</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-18T11:55:01.708-06:00">Updated Aug 18, 2014 11:55AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Jerusalem • Israel’s economic expansion slowed in the second quarter as exports plunged almost 18 percent, fueling speculation that the central bank may cut interest rates again to spur growth. Gross domestic product grew 1.7 percent, compared with a revised rate of 2.8 percent in the first three months of the year, the Central Bureau of Statistics in Jerusalem said Sunday. The median estimate of five economists was for a growth rate of 2.7 percent, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. The d...</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> 58309444@www.sltrib.com Mon, 18 Aug 2014 11:55:01 MDT British economy maintains momentum in quarter http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58300527-79/percent-quarter-economy-growth.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58300527-79/percent-quarter-economy-growth.html.csp">British economy maintains momentum in quarter</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Emma Charlton</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Bloomberg News</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-15T10:05:01.94-06:00">Updated Aug 15, 2014 10:05AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">London • The British economy maintained its momentum in the second quarter as output finally surpassed the level seen before the global financial crisis. Gross domestic product grew an unrevised 0.8 percent between April and June, the same as in the previous three months, the Office for National Statistics said in London Friday. That left output 0.2 percent above its previous peak in the first quarter of 2008. The economy expanded an upwardly revised 3.2 percent from a year earlier, the most sin...</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> 58300527@www.sltrib.com Fri, 15 Aug 2014 10:05:01 MDT NY Fed: U.S. auto loans soar to highest in 8 years http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58297996-79/loans-auto-credit-lending.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58297996-79/loans-auto-credit-lending.html.csp">NY Fed: U.S. auto loans soar to highest in 8 years</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="2014-08-14T15:21:02.66-06:00">Updated Aug 14, 2014 03:21PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • U.S. auto loans jumped to the highest level in eight years this spring, fueled by a big increase in lending to risky borrowers, according to a report Thursday by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Yet the New York Fed also said that loans to borrowers with shoddy credit, also known as subprime lending, still make up a smaller proportion of total auto loans than before the Great Recession. Federal banking regulators have raised concerns in recent months over the rapid increase in ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582979962014-08-14T15:21:02.66-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-14T15:21:02.66-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58297996@www.sltrib.com Thu, 14 Aug 2014 15:21:02 MDT