SOCIAL - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/SOCIAL News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) 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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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 Get paid for posts? Social networking’s new twist http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58215506-79/users-bubblews-facebook-posts.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58215506-79/users-bubblews-facebook-posts.html.csp">Get paid for posts? Social networking’s new twist</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-25T16:19:01.784-06:00">Updated Jul 25, 2014 04:19PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">San Francisco • Facebook and most other social networks are built on the premise that just about everything should be shared —except the money those posts produce. At least two services are trying to change that. Bubblews, a social network that came out of out of an extended test phase last week, pays users for posts that attract traffic and advertisers. Another company, Bonzo Me, has been doing something similar since early July. “I just feel like everyone on social networks has been taken adva...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582155062014-07-25T16:19:01.784-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-25T16:19:01.784-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58215506@www.sltrib.com Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:19:01 MDT Pac-12 football: Stanford, ASU players compliment Utes http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58221574-77/pac-stanford-media-players.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58221574-77/pac-stanford-media-players.html.csp">Pac-12 football: Stanford, ASU players compliment Utes</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Matthew Piper</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-25T11:10:09.044-06:00">Updated Jul 25, 2014 11:10AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Los Angeles • His 34 wins in three seasons are evidence that he knows football, but@CoachDavidShaw also has some sage thoughts on social media. Shaw said he and his staff not only monitor their players’ Twitter feeds, but that he stresses the importance of keeping some aspects of their life out of the digital realm. For their sanity’s sake. Social media has been “the best and worst thing for a lot of young people,” he said Thursday in the lobby of Paramount Theater, as reporters tweeted his thou...</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> 58221574@www.sltrib.com Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:10:09 MDT Crook: Talking markets and morality at plutocrats’ retreat http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58169811-82/market-friedman-social-markets.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58169811-82/market-friedman-social-markets.html.csp">Crook: Talking markets and morality at plutocrats’ retreat</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Clive Crook</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Bloomberg View</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-10T16:48:24.499-06:00">Updated Jul 10, 2014 04:48PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">I spent last weekend moderating a seminar on ethics and capitalism at the Aspen Institute. I can imagine investment bankers and Occupy protesters agreeing, even if they agreed about nothing else, that those subjects have nothing to do with each other — and that talking about them at a retreat for plutocrats only adds to the absurdity. How to think about morals and markets? Adam Smith saw ethics and economics as branches of the same subject, a perspective that could stand to be revived. I’d say 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> 58169811@www.sltrib.com Thu, 10 Jul 2014 16:48:24 MDT Maine police get Facebook boost with ‘Duck of Justice’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58165534-68/police-duck-department-bangor.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58165534-68/police-duck-department-bangor.html.csp">Maine police get Facebook boost with ‘Duck of Justice’</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By PATRICK WHITTLE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-09T13:51:31.182-06:00">Updated Jul 9, 2014 01:51PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Portland, Maine • Police here believe they have quacked the code for finding followers on social media. The 80-officer Bangor Police Department, which serves a city of about 33,000, has attracted more than 20,000 likes on its Facebook page after humorous pictures of a stuffed duck were added. The duck, dubbed “Duck of Justice” or “DOJ,” appears in pictures of police cars, department members and K-9 cops, often accompanied with some pithy text about law enforcement. “I happen to believe that poli...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581655342014-07-09T13:51:31.182-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-09T13:51:31.182-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58165534@www.sltrib.com Wed, 09 Jul 2014 13:51:31 MDT Paul Rolly: Renewing a Utah license can drive you crazy http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58161007-90/license-office-davies-card.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58161007-90/license-office-davies-card.html.csp">Paul Rolly: Renewing a Utah license can drive you crazy</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By PAUL ROLLY</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-08T22:34:17.47-06:00">Updated Jul 8, 2014 10:34PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Anne Mathews went recently to the Utah Driver License Office at the Fairpark to renew her license after she had inadvertently let it expire. She thought she had all the necessary documents to prove she was a U.S. citizen and a Utah resident. But once she was there, she couldn’t find her Social Security card. Alas, she couldn’t get a license, but she was given a temporary one to get her by for six months. Mathews immediately went to the Social Security Office and, after a considerable wait, was ...</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> 58161007@www.sltrib.com Tue, 08 Jul 2014 22:34:17 MDT Utah police are solving crimes through social media http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58112999-78/police-media-social-department.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58112999-78/police-media-social-department.html.csp">Utah police are solving crimes through social media</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By HARRY STEVENS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-07T14:52:28.06-06:00">Updated Jul 7, 2014 02:52PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Along with cute kittens, biting babies and rap remixes, YouTube channel surfers can expect, now more than ever, to see videos of crimes posted by police departments. Two YouTube videos posted to the Salt Lake City Police Department’s Twitter account last week highlight the way the department is using social media to enlist the public’s assistance in solving crimes. In one of the surveillance videos, a young man carrying a skateboard smashes the window of Cafe Expresso at 902 S. 1100 East and g...</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> 58112999@www.sltrib.com Mon, 07 Jul 2014 14:52:28 MDT German Parliament OKs national minimum wage http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58146238-79/wage-minimum-merkel-government.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58146238-79/wage-minimum-merkel-government.html.csp">German Parliament OKs national minimum wage</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By GEIR MOULSON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-03T09:48:02.341-06:00">Updated Jul 3, 2014 09:48AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Berlin • German lawmakers on Thursday approved the introduction of the country’s first national minimum wage, a triumph for its main center-left party that a long-skeptical Chancellor Angela Merkel described as a “painful” political compromise. Most workers in Europe’s biggest economy will be guaranteed at least $11.60 per hour under the legislation, which takes effect Jan. 1. Some employers will have two years to phase in the minimum wage; under-18s will be exempted, as will the long-term unemp...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581462382014-07-03T09:48:02.341-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-03T09:48:02.341-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58146238@www.sltrib.com Thu, 03 Jul 2014 09:48:02 MDT NFL notes: Manziel’s playbook includes hanging with Justin Bieber http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58139476-77/manziel-browns-nfl-rookie.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58139476-77/manziel-browns-nfl-rookie.html.csp">NFL notes: Manziel’s playbook includes hanging with Justin Bieber</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-02T17:19:05.026-06:00">Updated Jul 2, 2014 05:19PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Johnny Manziel went from hanging out with the Browns to hanging with the Biebs. Cleveland’s rookie quarterback, whose social life has overshadowed his NFL arrival, posted photographs on Twitter of him and Justin Bieber. Manziel promised last week he wouldn’t tone down his well-documented weekend living despite advice from Hall of Famers Emmitt Smith, Joe Montana and Warren Moon. The 22-year-old not only kept his word but seemed to flaunt his celebrity by posting the photos with the pop star hear...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581394762014-07-02T17:19:05.026-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-02T17:19:05.026-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58139476@www.sltrib.com Wed, 02 Jul 2014 17:19:05 MDT What’s the hash? Why Twitter hashtags for TV shows matter http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58108831-223/viewers-fans-hashtags-media.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58108831-223/viewers-fans-hashtags-media.html.csp">What’s the hash? Why Twitter hashtags for TV shows matter</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ALICIA RANCILIO</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-28T17:42:52.929-06:00">Updated Jun 28, 2014 05:42PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">During fresh episodes of “Pretty Little Liars,” the marketing and publicity teams at ABC Family huddle in a conference room to tweet live with fans. So do cast members and the show’s producers from where and when they can — and the dialogue often pays off. Nielsen’s Twitter tracking division said “PLL” is the top-tweeted show and ranked No. 1 for the week of June 16-22. “From a very top-level perspective we talk about Twitter being the new water cooler,” said Danielle Mullin, the network’s vice...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581088312014-06-28T17:42:52.929-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-28T17:42:52.929-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58108831@www.sltrib.com Sat, 28 Jun 2014 17:42:52 MDT ABA: Lawyers can scour jurors’ social media sites http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58099830-68/jurors-media-social-lawyers.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58099830-68/jurors-media-social-lawyers.html.csp">ABA: Lawyers can scour jurors’ social media sites</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By PAUL ELIAS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-22T16:14:53.129-06:00">Updated Jun 22, 2014 04:14PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">San Francisco • Lawyers have been given the green light to scan the social media sites of jurors. The American Bar Association says it’s ethical for lawyers to scour online for publicly available musings of citizens called for jury service — and even jurors in deliberations. But the ABA does warn lawyers against actively “following” or “friending” jurors or otherwise invading their private Internet areas. Though judges now universally admonish jurors to refrain from discussing trials on social m...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-580998302014-06-22T16:14:53.129-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-22T16:14:53.129-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58099830@www.sltrib.com Sun, 22 Jun 2014 16:14:53 MDT Lawmaker questions Utah’s taxation of Social Security http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58085149-90/security-social-tax-state.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58085149-90/security-social-tax-state.html.csp">Lawmaker questions Utah’s taxation of Social Security</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By dan harrie</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-19T09:25:57.795-06:00">Updated Jun 19, 2014 09:25AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Utah is among a minority of states that tax Social Security benefits, and at least one lawmaker thinks it’s time to rethink that. Sen. Todd Weiler says he intends to pursue legislation that would grant a state income tax exemption — at least for low-income retired residents. Weiler, R-Woods Cross, said he was unaware of the policy until an elderly person in his district brought it to his attention, “basically asking me to explain why Utah hated old people, if you will,” Weiler told the Legislatu...</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> 58085149@www.sltrib.com Thu, 19 Jun 2014 09:25:57 MDT Americans gave more to charities last year http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58079069-79/giving-percent-social-service.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58079069-79/giving-percent-social-service.html.csp">Americans gave more to charities last year</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DAVID CRARY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-17T15:54:56.345-06:00">Updated Jun 17, 2014 03:54PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Wealthy donors are lavishing money on their favored charities, including universities, hospitals and arts institutions, while giving is flat to social service and church groups more dependent on financially squeezed middle-class donors, according to the latest comprehensive report on how Americans give away their money. The Giving USA report, being released Tuesday, said Americans gave an estimated $335.17 billion to charity in 2013, up 3 percent from 2012 after adjustment for inflati...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-580790692014-06-17T15:54:56.345-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-17T15:54:56.345-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58079069@www.sltrib.com Tue, 17 Jun 2014 15:54:56 MDT