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Last Updated May 29, 2017 10:13AM

New York • After a stint of frugality, Americans have returned to their borrowing ways. But are they getting into the kinds of debt trouble that lead to recessions? U.S. consumers now owe roughly $12.73 trillion to banks and other …

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  • In this Friday, May 27, 2016, photo, travelers stand in line as they prepare to be screened at a Transportation Security Administration checkpoint at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. By air or car, summer 2017 travel numbers are expected to rise over the previous year thanks to deals on airfares and stable gasoline prices. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz) Get ready for busy travel season; airlines could set record
    Dallas • If you’re planning a big vacation trip this summer, move over. You’re going to have lots of company. By air or car, traveler numbers are expe...
    Updated May 29 2017 10:13 am   |     |   Share
  • This Feb. 15, 2017 photo shows an old Norfolk and Western Railway caboose at the end of a rundown commercial block in Matoaka, W.V., where coal trains used to run several times a day and at night. In October 2015, Norfolk Southern discontinued regular freight service through the town. (AP Photo/Michael Virtanen) There are fewer coal trains as Appalachian railroads keep rolling
    Matoaka, W.Va. • The red caboose parked at the edge of a rundown commercial block is the only rail car some people have seen in Matoaka in more than a...
    Updated May 28 2017 01:51 pm   |     |   Share
  • (FILE - In this Monday, May 22, 2017, file photo, Jim Hackett speaks after being introduced as Ford Motor Company CEO, in Dearborn, Mich. Hackett and company chairman Bill Ford spoke to The Associated Press)   about the carmaker’s plans to transform itself under new leadership and fix recent quality problems. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File) Ford’s changes at the top aimed at faster decision-making
    Detroit • Earlier this week, Ford Motor Co. replaced company veteran Mark Fields as CEO with Jim Hackett, a relative newcomer to the auto industry. Fo...
    Updated May 28 2017 01:51 pm   |     |   Share
  • U.S. agency won’t let company resume drilling for gas pipeline
    Columbus, Ohio • A federal agency has told a company building a high-pressure natural gas pipeline it cannot resume drilling beneath creeks in southea...
    Updated May 27 2017 04:00 pm   |     |   Share



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  • FILE - In this Mar. 17, 2017, file photo, Assemblyman David Chiu, D-San Francisco, Chair of the Assembly Committee on Housing and Community Development, right, speaks in Los Angeles. California Democrats are expanding their efforts to resist President Donald Trump’s crackdown on illegal immigration with bills aimed at limiting how much private business people can cooperate with federal immigration authorities. A bill that would bar landlords from disclosing tenants’ immigration status passed the Assembly on Monday, May 22, 2017. A measure prohibiting employers from letting immigration agents into their worksites without a warrant cleared a key committee Friday, May 26, 2017. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File) California bills target private business to help immigrants
    Sacramento, Calif. • California Democrats are expanding their efforts to resist President Donald Trump’s crackdown on immigrants in the country illega...
    Updated May 27 2017 04:00 pm   |     |   Share
  • In this Friday, May 26, 2017 photo, workers set up in a tent to welcome drivers back to the Uber offices in Austin, Texas. Uber and Lyft, the ride-hailing company giants who left Texas’s capital city in a huff a year ago over local fingerprint requirements for drivers, are set to return after state lawmakers stepped in. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, file) With new law, Lyft, Uber set to return to Texas capital city
    Austin, Texas • Ride-hailing giants Uber and Lyft, which left Texas’s tech-savvy capital city a year ago over local fingerprint requirements for drive...
    Updated May 27 2017 10:39 am   |     |   Share
  • Briefs: Target, aerospace, Wild Tribute
    State nets $222,000 from Target suit over data breach in 2013 Utah will receive $222,663 as part of an $18.5 million settlement that 47 states and th...
    Updated May 27 2017 01:05 am   |     |   Share
  • (Above, IM Flash Technologies, a joint venture of Intel and Micron, produces flash memory devices for use in consumer electronics. Information technology and software like IM Flash’s make up a significant portion of the state’s exports.   Photo by Leah Hogsten/The Salt Lake Tribune)   9/9/08 Lehi Utah exports hit $3 billion milestone in first quarter of 2017
    Utah exports hit the $3 billion mark in the first quarter of 2017 — a milestone number, even though it represented just a 1.66 percent increase over t...
    Updated May 26 2017 09:06 pm   |     |   Share
  • In this Thursday, May 4, 2017, photo, a construction worker works on an apartment high-rise in Miami. On Friday, May 26, 2017, the Commerce Department will release its second of three estimates of growth for the January-March quarter as measured by the gross domestic product. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz) U.S. growth upgraded to still-slow 1.2 percent
    Washington • The U.S. economy began 2017 with a whimper — though not quite as weak a whimper as the government had first estimated. The gross domestic...
    Updated May 26 2017 01:00 pm   |     |   Share
  • In this Wednesday, May 17, 2017, photo, used Infiniti Q50 luxury sedans await buyers at a dealership in the Detroit suburb of Novi, Mich. Leases are ending on a large number of Q50s and other cars, flooding the market with quality used cars. (AP Photo/Tom Krisher) Off-lease used cars are pushing prices down
    Detroit • In 2014, Infiniti leased more than 28,000 Q50 luxury sedans for as little as $329 per month in a growing U.S. market. The leases accounted f...
    Updated May 26 2017 01:00 pm   |     |   Share
  • Weekly recalls: Spinner toys, wall sconces
    Several models of battery-operated ride-on toys are being recalled because the acceleration pedal can stick, posing a hazard to children. Other recall...
    Updated May 26 2017 12:57 pm   |     |   Share
  • Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis, left, and White House chief economic adviser Gary Cohn talk before a meeting between President Donald Trump and President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Junker and European Council President Donald Tusk, at European Union headquarters, Thursday, May 25, 2017, in Brussels. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) Adviser differs with coal-loving president
    Washington • President Donald Trump has vowed to revive the coal industry and regularly promises to “put our miners back to work.” But one of his top ...
    Updated May 26 2017 12:54 pm   |     |   Share
  • Specialist Meric Greenbaum works at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, May 26, 2017. Stocks are opening a bit lower after a six-day winning streak. (AP Photo/Richard Drew) U.S. stocks still after push to record highs
    New York • U.S. stocks were little changed Friday afternoon in quiet trading ahead of the Memorial Day holiday. Household goods companies were rising ...
    Updated May 26 2017 01:48 pm   |     |   Share
  • In this Wednesday, May 17, 2017, photo, used Infiniti Q50 luxury sedans await buyers at a dealership in the Detroit suburb of Novi, Mich. Leases are ending on a large number of Q50s and other cars, flooding the market with quality used cars. (AP Photo/Tom Krisher) Flood of off-lease used cars push prices down, upend market
    Detroit • In 2014, Infiniti leased more than 28,000 Q50 luxury sedans for as little as $329 per month in a growing U.S. market. The leases accounted f...
    Updated May 26 2017 11:51 am   |     |   Share
  • People walk by an electronic stock board showing the Hang Seng Index at a bank, in Hong Kong, Friday, May 26, 2017.  Asian stock markets are mixed Friday as investors weighed Wall Street’s latest gains on strong earnings reports against the latest oil production cut that dragged down crude prices and commodity shares.(AP Photo/Kin Cheung) World stocks dip, oil price stabilizes after slide
    Hong Kong • World stock markets mostly weakened Friday as investors watched the G-7 summit of leaders and oil prices stabilized after falling sharply ...
    Updated May 26 2017 10:30 am   |     |   Share
  • Fairclough is leaving AAA after 21 years
    After 21 years of providing safety tips and gas-price information for AAA Utah, Rolayne Fairclough is moving on. The longtime spokeswoman for the nati...
    Updated May 26 2017 01:37 pm   |     |   Share
  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Donald Trump pose for a family photo with G7 leaders at the Ancient Greek Theater of Taormina, Friday, May 26, 2017, in Taormina, Italy. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) Trump ruffles feathers by calling Germans ‘bad’ — on trade
    Taormina, Sicily • President Donald Trump has said Germans are “bad” for having a large trade surplus with the United States, drawing attention to a c...
    Updated May 26 2017 10:03 am   |     |   Share
  • Dirty family secret is behind JBS’s $20 billion buying spree
    When beef tycoons Joesley and Wesley Batista sat down with Brazilian prosecutors last month and told them all they knew about the metastatic corruptio...
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  • Retirement savings gap seen reaching $400 trillion by 2050
    Longer life spans and disappointing investment returns will help create a $400 trillion retirement-savings shortfall in about three decades, a figure ...
    Updated May 26 2017 09:42 am   |     |   Share
  • |  Courtesy of Nu Skin Enterprises  Truman Hunt, CEO of Nu Skin Enterprises of Provo, center right, rang the closing bell Monday at the New York Stock Exchange, joined on his left by Sandie Tillotson, cofounder and senior vice president. The company that markets nutritional supplements and personal care products through independent distributors is marking its 25th anniversary in business. Nu Skin is making a presentation to investors in New York on Tuesday. Hunt also was joined at the NYSE by other Nu Skin executives and, to his right, Wang K’uan Ming and Chen Ming Chu, top distributors in Taiwan who bid $67,000 at a company charity auction to be able to participate in the ceremony. Nu Skin had Utah’s top-paid CEO, with $10.3M paycheck
    A new survey finds the top-paid CEO in Utah made $10.3 million last year as the head of Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc. The report released Thursday by The ...
    Updated May 25 2017 07:39 pm   |     |   Share
  • Facebook CEO and Harvard dropout Mark Zuckerberg delivers the commencement address at Harvard University commencement exercises, Thursday, May 25, 2017, in Cambridge, Mass., (AP Photo/Steven Senne) Zuckerberg urges Harvard grads to build a world of ‘purpose’
    New York • Mark Zuckerberg returned Thursday to Harvard, where he launched Facebook and then dropped out, telling graduates it’s up to them to bring p...
    Updated May 25 2017 06:54 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this March 6, 2017, file photo, home equity loan rates are among the loan rates displayed at a bank in North Andover, Mass. U.S. housing equity now equals 58 percent of home values, the highest such point since 2006. Yet borrowing against that equity has barely budged from post-recession lows, which helps explain why consumer spending remains weak eight years after the Great Recession ended. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File) U.S. home equity is back, so why aren’t more people borrowing?
    Washington • Alicia Johnson and her husband wanted to renovate their home last fall but ran into a roadblock: When they tried to refinance their mortg...
    Updated May 25 2017 07:15 pm   |     |   Share
  • Average US 30-year mortgage rate falls to 3.95 pct, 2017 low
    Long-term U.S. mortgage rates fell this week to their lowest levels of the year. The benchmark 30-year rate dipped below the key 4 percent mark. Mortg...
    Updated May 25 2017 08:45 am   |     |   Share
  • In this Friday, May 12, 2017, photo, Associated Press journalists Scott Mayerowitz and Candice Choi pose at New York’s LaGuardia Airport while traveling together to compare the experiences of elite travelers with status and those without. (AP Photo/Scott Mayerowitz) Lounges vs. lines: Testing travel with and without perks
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