RELIEF - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/RELIEF News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Letter: UTA story, ad provide comic relief http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58343064-82/audit-uta-blasts-comic.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58343064-82/audit-uta-blasts-comic.html.csp">Letter: UTA story, ad provide comic relief</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-31T21:55:48.435-06:00">Updated Aug 31, 2014 09:55PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Thanks for making me laugh out loud this morning Wednesday the 27th: Page one headline read “Audit blasts UTA for sweetheart deals.” Page 7 full page add read: “The Salt Lake Chamber proudly congratulates Utah Transit Authority.” No need for Pardon My Planet cartoon this morning! Tim A. Boman 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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 58343064@www.sltrib.com Sun, 31 Aug 2014 21:55:48 MDT Bank of America settlement likely to benefit few http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58323369-68/bank-settlement-america-mortgage.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58323369-68/bank-settlement-america-mortgage.html.csp">Bank of America settlement likely to benefit few</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JOSH BOAK, PETE YOST </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and MARCY GORDON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-21T19:50:15.95-06:00">Updated Aug 21, 2014 07:50PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Bank of America’s record $16.65 billion settlement for its role in selling shoddy mortgage bonds — $7 billion of it geared for consumer relief — offers a glint of hope for desperate homeowners. The settlement requires the second-largest U.S. bank to reduce some homeowners’ loan balances, provide new loans to low-income buyers and address areas of neighborhood blight. But consumer advocates say relatively few people will be helped relative to the devastation triggered by the mortgag...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583233692014-08-21T19:50:15.95-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-21T19:50:15.95-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58323369@www.sltrib.com Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:50:15 MDT Bank of America settlement likely to benefit few http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58322480-79/bank-america-settlement-billion.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58322480-79/bank-america-settlement-billion.html.csp">Bank of America settlement likely to benefit few</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JOSH BOAK, PETE YOST and MARCY GORDON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-21T13:44:02.521-06:00">Updated Aug 21, 2014 01:44PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Bank of America’s record $16.65 billion settlement for its role in selling shoddy mortgage bonds — $7 billion of it geared for consumer relief — offers a glint of hope for desperate homeowners. The settlement requires the second-largest U.S. bank to reduce some homeowners’ loan balances, provide new loans to low-income buyers and address areas of neighborhood blight. But consumer advocates say relatively few people will be helped relative to the devastation triggered by the mortgage...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583224802014-08-21T13:44:02.521-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-21T13:44:02.521-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58322480@www.sltrib.com Thu, 21 Aug 2014 13:44:02 MDT Why Bank of America deal might not cost it $17B http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58317816-79/bank-settlement-billion-relief.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58317816-79/bank-settlement-billion-relief.html.csp">Why Bank of America deal might not cost it $17B</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JEFF HORWITZ</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-20T12:42:02.381-06:00">Updated Aug 20, 2014 12:42PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • How much will Bank of America’s expected $17 billion mortgage settlement cost the company? The answer is, almost certainly not that much. In mega-settlements negotiated with the government, a dollar is rarely worth an actual dollar. Inflated figures make sensational headlines for the Justice Department, and $17 billion would be the largest settlement by far arising from the economic meltdown in which millions of people in the United States lost their homes to foreclosure. But the tr...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583178162014-08-20T12:42:02.381-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-20T12:42:02.381-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58317816@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:42:02 MDT Living history: Depression era CCC made an impact still felt in Utah http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58199542-78/ccc-utah-state-built.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58199542-78/ccc-utah-state-built.html.csp">Living history: Depression era CCC made an impact still felt in Utah</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Eileen Hallet Stone</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-19T20:24:46.198-06:00">Updated Jul 19, 2014 08:24PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">During this country’s Great Depression, thousands of banks failed, businesses shuttered, and cities teetered on the brink of bankruptcy. By 1932, more than 13 million people were unemployed. Unpaid credit swelled into foreclosures and repossessions. Farmers lost their land, equipment or both, and city folks their livelihood and homes. Shantytowns — “Hoovervilles” — sprung up. Breadlines formed. People rode the rails in search of work. Others took to the streets. Thousands took their own lives. ...</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> 58199542@www.sltrib.com Sat, 19 Jul 2014 20:24:46 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. 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