ZEALAND - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/ZEALAND News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) New Zealand raises interest rate to 3.5 percent http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58217285-79/rate-zealand-percent-interest.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58217285-79/rate-zealand-percent-interest.html.csp">New Zealand raises interest rate to 3.5 percent</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By NICK PERRY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-23T17:58:01.827-06:00">Updated Jul 23, 2014 05:58PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Wellington • New Zealand raised its benchmark interest rate Thursday to 3.5 percent, but signaled it was pausing its program of rate hikes. The announcement prompted a sharp drop in the New Zealand dollar, which was trading down nearly 1 percent at $0.8625. New Zealand has been going it alone among developed nations this year by embarking on interest-rate tightening. Thursday marked the central bank’s fourth successive hike of 0.25 percent. However, economic conditions have changed significantly...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582172852014-07-23T17:58:01.827-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-23T17:58:01.827-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58217285@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:58:01 MDT Gardening: Tricks for summer spinach http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58174835-223/spinach-leaves-plants-zealand.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58174835-223/spinach-leaves-plants-zealand.html.csp">Gardening: Tricks for summer spinach</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By LEE REICH</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-15T18:55:33.918-06:00">Updated Jul 15, 2014 06:55PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Popeye ain’t the only bloke who’s gotta have spinach. Some gardeners also crave it, freshly picked. This isn’t spinach season, though. Spinach is sensitive to cycles of night and day, and summer’s short nights induce the plants to send up flower stalks, set seed and then die, instead of growing the succulent, broad leaves they do in spring and fall. Hot weather also plays a role in inducing flower stalks. Any gardener claiming to be harvesting spinach right now either lives in the tropics, wher...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581748352014-07-15T18:55:33.918-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-15T18:55:33.918-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58174835@www.sltrib.com Tue, 15 Jul 2014 18:55:33 MDT