SERVICES - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/SERVICES News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Financial advice for people who aren’t rich http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57822073-79/financial-customers-advice-companies.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57822073-79/financial-customers-advice-companies.html.csp">Financial advice for people who aren’t rich</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By RON LIEBER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> New York Times News Service</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-16T13:29:08.303-06:00">Updated Apr 16, 2014 01:29PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">For a couple of years now, a number of entrepreneurs have been racing to solve the same problem: the financial services industry’s persistent inability to provide personalized advice and appropriate investments at a reasonable price to customers who are not rich. It was easy at first for established players to dismiss companies like Betterment, Wealthfront and LearnVest as robo-advisers, niche services or certain failures. That line of thinking wrote their offerings off as training wheels for kn...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 57822073@www.sltrib.com Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:29:08 MDT Merge with caution http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57821863-82/cable-merger-comcast-clear.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57821863-82/cable-merger-comcast-clear.html.csp">Merge with caution</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-15T16:44:28.122-06:00">Updated Apr 15, 2014 04:44PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">In the hot debate over the proposed Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger, there are two competing versions of reality. In one, increasingly massive communications firms gobble up ever-larger shares of various, increasingly interrelated markets, magnifying the power they wield against innovators who threaten the old business model and against customers already suffering from high bills and poor service. In that world, stopping the Comcast merger would prevent a bad situation from getting worse. In t...</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> 57821863@www.sltrib.com Tue, 15 Apr 2014 16:44:28 MDT 24 Utah providers billed Medicare $1M or more in 2012 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57807896-78/million-medicare-utah-doctors.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57807896-78/million-medicare-utah-doctors.html.csp">24 Utah providers billed Medicare $1M or more in 2012</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By kirsten stewart</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-14T11:06:45.185-06:00">Updated Apr 14, 2014 11:06AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Eighteen Utah doctors and six businesses drew down more than $1 million apiece in 2012 from Medicare, according to a detailed federal database of physician billings. Statewide, about 160 providers received a total of $79.8 million in payments from the government program for the elderly that year. Utah health care businesses, such as laboratories and ambulance services, billed an additional $79.7 million. That’s a sliver of the $77 billion Medicare paid physicians and such services nationally i...</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> 57807896@www.sltrib.com Mon, 14 Apr 2014 11:06:45 MDT Faith in action: Holy Week services abound http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/57797949-80/april-easter-services-church.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/57797949-80/april-easter-services-church.html.csp">Faith in action: Holy Week services abound</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">THE SALT LAKE TRIBUNE</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-11T20:21:01.253-06:00">Updated Apr 11, 2014 08:21PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Running for Relief 5K and Kid’s 1K Fun Run Christ United Methodist Church will hold its annual Running for Relief 5K and Kids’ 1K Fun Run. The 1K will be at 8:30 a.m. while the 5K will start at 9 a.m. To register, visit www.signmeup.com/98064 or contact Gina Williams at Chuckgina1@comcast.net or at 801-230-5388. When • Saturday, April 12, 8:30 a.m., 9 a.m. Where • Christ United Methodist Church, 2375 E. 3300 South, Salt Lake City Tickets • $20; week of April 8-12 — adults $25, kids (10 a...</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> 57797949@www.sltrib.com Fri, 11 Apr 2014 20:21:01 MDT IRS looking for Utahn to serve on advocacy panel http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57786573-79/irs-taxpayers-taxpayer-service.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57786573-79/irs-taxpayers-taxpayer-service.html.csp">IRS looking for Utahn to serve on advocacy panel</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="2014-04-07T14:00:01.563-06:00">Updated Apr 7, 2014 02:00PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Ever want to tell the Internal Revenue Service how it could do its job better? The agency has an opening for a Utahn on its Taxpayer Advocacy Panel (TAP), which is a federal advisory committee that listens to taxpayers, identifies major taxpayer concerns, and makes recommendations for improving IRS services. TAPs provide a forum for taxpayers to raise concerns about IRS service and offer suggestions for improvement. “In trying to comply with an increasingly complex tax system, taxpayers may find...</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> 57786573@www.sltrib.com Mon, 07 Apr 2014 14:00:01 MDT Search dogs take break from mudslide recovery http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57750402-68/dogs-crews-church-debris.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57750402-68/dogs-crews-church-debris.html.csp">Search dogs take break from mudslide recovery</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-30T22:28:05.176-06:00">Updated Mar 30, 2014 10:28PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Darrington, Wash. • Families coping with the loss of friends, neighbors and normalcy sought comfort in church services Sunday, as crews worked to recover more victims from the soggy pile of mud that buried the small mountainside community of Oso, Wash., more than a week ago. Rescue crews said Sunday that many of the dogs that have been essential in the search for victims will take a two-day break. Days of sniffing through cold, soupy mud and nearly nonstop rain have taken their toll on the anim...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577504022014-03-30T22:28:05.176-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-30T22:28:05.176-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57750402@www.sltrib.com Sun, 30 Mar 2014 22:28:05 MDT Judge denies feds’ request to take over Utah companies http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57709313-79/companies-apply-knowledge-benson.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57709313-79/companies-apply-knowledge-benson.html.csp">Judge denies feds’ request to take over Utah companies</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Tom Harvey</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-21T20:10:54.481-06:00">Updated Mar 21, 2014 08:10PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A federal judge on Thursday turned down a request by federal regulators to take over a string of Utah companies that had been accused of defrauding U.S. consumers out of millions of dollars. U.S. District Judge Dee Benson said he wasn’t persuaded by arguments from the Federal Trade Commission that all assets should be frozen and a receiver appointed to take over the companies and seize all related funds. Benson made that decision from the bench at the end of a court hearing as part of the lawsu...</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> 57709313@www.sltrib.com Fri, 21 Mar 2014 20:10:54 MDT Episcopal monk visits Utah to speak at Lenten services http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/57683351-80/dowd-episcopal-march-james.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/57683351-80/dowd-episcopal-march-james.html.csp">Episcopal monk visits Utah to speak at Lenten services</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Peggy Fletcher stack</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-14T19:18:30.475-06:00">Updated Mar 14, 2014 07:18PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Growing up as a Catholic, James Michael Dowd was drawn to the religious life. At 19, the earnest believer from Queens, N.Y., joined a religious order, but soon realized it was not for him. Instead, he became a theater director, a job that thrilled and delighted him for 25 years. Slowly, Dowd found his spirituality moving away from the faith of his childhood and toward the Episcopal Church, which seemed a better fit. The American wing of Anglicanism had a very similar liturgy to the one he grew...</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> 57683351@www.sltrib.com Fri, 14 Mar 2014 19:18:30 MDT Education, prisons fare well in Utah budget plan http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57678636-90/budget-dollars-education-lawmakers.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57678636-90/budget-dollars-education-lawmakers.html.csp">Education, prisons fare well in Utah budget plan</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Robert Gehrke</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-14T19:30:45.226-06:00">Updated Mar 14, 2014 07:30PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Utah lawmakers touted substantial increases in state spending for public education programs in the $13.5 billion budget for the coming fiscal year passed this week. “Education was, is and always will be our top priority,” said Senate budget chairman Lyle Hillyard. Lawmakers provided $62 million to pay to educate the 10,300 new students expected to enroll in Utah schools next year, and another $62 million to increase Utah’s last-in-the nation per-pupil spending. “I appreciate as we prioritize tho...</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> 57678636@www.sltrib.com Fri, 14 Mar 2014 19:30:45 MDT Bill OK’d to allow the area to study service delivery http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57678293-90/2015-bill-boundaries-county.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57678293-90/2015-bill-boundaries-county.html.csp">Bill OK’d to allow the area to study service delivery</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Lee Davidson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-14T21:33:51.12-06:00">Updated Mar 14, 2014 09:33PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The House gave final passage Thursday to bill to temporarily freeze the boundaries of unincorporated Salt Lake County to allow study of how best to provide services there. It passed SB216 on a 67-4 vote, and was sent to Gov. Gary Herbert for his signature. Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams has described the bill as amounting to “pressing the pause button” on incorporation and annexation battles. House members from unincorporated areas of the county uniformly praised the bill and urged its passa...</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> 57678293@www.sltrib.com Fri, 14 Mar 2014 21:33:51 MDT Utah unemployment rate hits a five-year low http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57651695-79/unemployment-rate-percent-utah.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57651695-79/unemployment-rate-percent-utah.html.csp">Utah unemployment rate hits a five-year low</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jessica Miller</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-08T23:24:36.218-06:00">Updated Mar 8, 2014 11:24PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Utah’s unemployment rate is the lowest it has been in more than five years, according to new figures from the Department of Workforce Services. The state’s unemployment fell to 3.9 percent in January ­­— the lowest it has been since November 2008. “This is terrific news,” said Gov. Gary R. Herbert in a news release. “For the first time since the start of the Great Recession in Utah, our unemployment rate has fallen below 4 percent. It has been cut by more than half since I took office. This att...</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> 57651695@www.sltrib.com Sat, 08 Mar 2014 23:24:36 MDT Faith in action: Fast for Families Across America, genealogy classes, more http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/57637244-80/buddhist-march-tickets-utah.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/57637244-80/buddhist-march-tickets-utah.html.csp">Faith in action: Fast for Families Across America, genealogy classes, more</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-07T18:51:10.069-06:00">Updated Mar 7, 2014 06:51PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Technology and genealogy The Utah Valley Technology and Genealogy Group will meet. The meeting includes a presentation by Suzanne Hansen on “Diggin Information Out of Distant Family Members.” More information at uvtagg.org. When • Saturday, 9 a.m. Where • LDS Red Chapel, 4050 N. Timpview Drive, Provo Tickets • Free Fast for Families Across America Utah faith leaders, including Salt Lake City Catholic Bishop John Wester and Episcopal Bishop Scott Hayashi, will gather to welcome 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> 57637244@www.sltrib.com Fri, 07 Mar 2014 18:51:10 MDT Letter: Utah GOP wants to tax Utahns more, reject taxes already paid for Medicaid http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57638246-82/medical-million-money-poor.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57638246-82/medical-million-money-poor.html.csp">Letter: Utah GOP wants to tax Utahns more, reject taxes already paid for Medicaid</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-07T01:01:03.401-06:00">Updated Mar 7, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">I am as disgusted with the Republican Party in Utah as it is possible to be. The tea party faction, in typical self-destructive mode, wants to turn down the $535 million the feds are offering for medical help for the working poor. They want to tax us another $30 million to help far fewer people (“Will Utah’s lawmakers take action on Medicaid this session?” Tribune, March 5). Turning down this money would not cut 1 cent from the deficit, but no matter. Gov. Gary Herbert, representing the busine...</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> 57638246@www.sltrib.com Fri, 07 Mar 2014 01:01:03 MDT Wal-Mart Foundation donates to four Utah charities http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57603444-79/utah-mart-wal-foundation.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57603444-79/utah-mart-wal-foundation.html.csp">Wal-Mart Foundation donates to four Utah charities</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="2014-03-03T08:38:27.424-06:00">Updated Mar 3, 2014 08:38AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Four Utah charities will share $147,600 from The Wal-Mart Foundation. Grants were recently awarded to Catholic Community Services of Utah, Friends for Sight, St. Anne’s Center and the Utah Food Bank. “Food insecurity is a major issue in the United States with one in four people not knowing where they will get their next meal,” said Madeleine Havener, vice president and regional general manager for Wal-Mart. Catholic Community Services of Utah expects to use its $25,000 grant to purchase new she...</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> 57603444@www.sltrib.com Mon, 03 Mar 2014 08:38:27 MDT Credit Suisse to pay $196M to settle SEC charges http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57580099-79/bank-credit-sec-services.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57580099-79/bank-credit-sec-services.html.csp">Credit Suisse to pay $196M to settle SEC charges</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">By The Associated Press </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-21T13:07:01.938-06:00">Updated Feb 21, 2014 01:07PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Credit Suisse Group AG will pay $196 million to settle charges that it violated federal securities law by providing cross-border financial services for U.S. clients without registering with regulators. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission say the Swiss bank provided these services to thousands of U.S. clients over a seven-year period. Regulators say the bank began to curb this practice in 2008 after a civil and criminal investigation into similar conduct by Swiss-based UBS. Following a U....</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-575800992014-02-21T13:07:01.938-06:00" id="#license-2014-02-21T13:07:01.938-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57580099@www.sltrib.com Fri, 21 Feb 2014 13:07:01 MDT Op-ed: Medicare Advantage works; don’t cut funding http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57568062-82/medicare-percent-programs-cms.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57568062-82/medicare-percent-programs-cms.html.csp">Op-ed: Medicare Advantage works; don’t cut funding</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By William H. Finney</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-19T16:28:16.679-06:00">Updated Feb 19, 2014 04:28PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">By William H. Finney Prior to retiring, I worked for many years serving the residents of Salt Lake County. I prided myself in providing a service that I wanted to receive. My colleagues and I spent countless hours ensuring the programs we delivered were successful by meeting the needs of those we served. Government services are not free; successful programs should be continued without service cuts, and satisfied constituents should be the goal of every program. Unfortunately, someone needs t...</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> 57568062@www.sltrib.com Wed, 19 Feb 2014 16:28:16 MDT