TRILLION - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/TRILLION News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Foreign holdings of U.S. Treasury debt increase http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57822102-79/foreign-holdings-treasury-debt.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57822102-79/foreign-holdings-treasury-debt.html.csp">Foreign holdings of U.S. Treasury debt increase</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="2014-04-15T09:29:16.098-06:00">Updated Apr 15, 2014 09:29AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Foreign buyers of U.S. Treasury securities increased their holdings in February to another record high. The Treasury Department says total foreign holdings rose 0.8 percent to $5.89 trillion, up from $5.84 trillion in January. China, the largest foreign buyer of Treasury debt, reduced its holdings a slight 0.2 percent, to $1.27 trillion. Japan, the second-largest buyer, boosted its holdings 0.8 percent, to $1.21 trillion. Foreign demand for U.S. Treasury securities is expected to re...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578221022014-04-15T09:29:16.098-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-15T09:29:16.098-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57822102@www.sltrib.com Tue, 15 Apr 2014 09:29:16 MDT Will: How liberals make inequality worse http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57686246-82/percent-inequality-trillion-2007.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57686246-82/percent-inequality-trillion-2007.html.csp">Will: How liberals make inequality worse</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By George F. Will</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-15T09:09:02.112-06:00">Updated Mar 15, 2014 09:09AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Someone who is determined to disbelieve something can manage to disregard an Everest of evidence for it. So Barack Obama will not temper his enthusiasm for increased equality with lucidity about the government’s role in exacerbating inequality. In the movie “Animal House,” Otter, incensed by the expulsion of his fraternity, says: “I think that this situation absolutely requires a really futile and stupid gesture.” Such thinking gives us minimum-wage increases that do very little for very few. Me...</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> 57686246@www.sltrib.com Sat, 15 Mar 2014 09:09:02 MDT The Washington Post: The budget comes up short http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57636714-82/obama-budget-spending-federal.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57636714-82/obama-budget-spending-federal.html.csp">The Washington Post: The budget comes up short</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-07T09:06:36.398-06:00">Updated Mar 7, 2014 09:06AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">It was just bad luck that President Obama unveiled his fiscal 2015 budget in the midst of the most dangerous geopolitical tensions Europe has faced since the end of the Cold War. The Obama administration began working on the document long before the recent upheaval in Ukraine; Mr. Obama had no way of knowing that its unveiling would compete for headlines with a Russian invasion of the Crimean Peninsula. There is a lesson in this unexpected juxtaposition nevertheless: No nation can safely base 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> 57636714@www.sltrib.com Fri, 07 Mar 2014 09:06:36 MDT Budget proposal: Obama’s wish list? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57633328-68/obama-budget-tax-spending.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57633328-68/obama-budget-tax-spending.html.csp">Budget proposal: Obama’s wish list?</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JACKIE CALMES</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The New York Times</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-04T21:18:31.909-06:00">Updated Mar 4, 2014 09:18PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • President Barack Obama sent Congress an annual $3.9 trillion budget request on Tuesday that stands as a platform for Democrats to run on in this election year, full of policies intended to invite contrasts with Republicans rather than offer compromises as he did last year, without success. Obama’s budget for fiscal 2015, which begins Oct. 1, reflects his aspirations in his waning presidency, regardless of the political reality he confronts. The document, his sixth budget, seeks to ...</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> 57633328@www.sltrib.com Tue, 04 Mar 2014 21:18:31 MDT