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September 2, 2015

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  • General Mills sets ambitious goal for greenhouse gas cuts

    2 days, 14 hours ago

    (AP) GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. — General Mills has set an ambitious goal of reducing its greenhouse gas emissions 28 percent by 2025 — not just within its own operations but from farm to fork to landfill. CEO Ken Powell, in outlining ...

  • U.S. stocks close nearly flat after a wild week

    4 days, 17 hours ago

    (AP) U.S. stocks ended the day little changed Friday, letting investors breathe a little easier after a week where both the highs and lows were extreme. The market gave investors a hard jolt the first two days of trading this week ...

  • U.S. economy’s second quarter went from solid to stellar

    5 days, 15 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy staged a far bigger rebound last quarter than first thought, outpacing the rest of the developed world and bolstering confidence that it will remain sturdy in coming months despite global headwinds. The economy as ...

  • With eye on future foreign flights, Vegas airport to grow

    5 days, 16 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Airport officials say they're doubling the number of international gates in Las Vegas with the expectation that foreign travel to the destination will climb. McCarran International Airport director Rosemary Vassiliadis told a governor-appointed panel looking at ...

  • U.S. stocks rise after Chinese market surges

    5 days, 19 hours ago

    (AP) Investors were in a buying mood again on Thursday, driving U.S. stocks higher for the second straight day as they took advantage of this month's heavy sell-off. The rally came a day after the stock market delivered its biggest gain ...

  • Despite stock fall, financial health of many is still solid

    6 days, 19 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Many Americans have just absorbed a financial beating — at least as measured by their stock holdings. It's the kind of blow that can feed a sense of helplessness about retirement, college savings and higher-than-expected bills. But ...

  • U.S. stocks rebound to log best day in 4 years

    6 days, 19 hours ago

    (AP) An afternoon surge Wednesday gave the stock market its best day in close to four years, as stocks rebounded from a six-day slump. The three major U.S. indexes dropped six days in a row heading into Wednesday on concern that ...

  • U.S. stocks reverse in final hour; Dow falls 205 points

    7 days, 13 hours ago

    (AP) Just when it looked as if the bleeding had stopped, it started up again. A rally in U.S. stocks evaporated in the minutes before the closing bell Tuesday, sending the Dow Jones industrial average down more than 200 points and ...

  • U.S. stocks surge after China cuts rates to help economy

    7 days, 16 hours ago

    (AP) Stocks surged Tuesday afternoon on Wall Street, erasing some of the heavy losses of a day earlier, after China cut interest rates to try to boost the world's second-largest economy. Traders around the world welcomed the move, which came after ...

  • Federal ban on sports betting upheld by appeals panel

    7 days, 17 hours ago

    (AP) ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The federal ban on sports betting in all but four states was upheld Tuesday, dealing a blow to New Jersey's latest effort to expand gambling options to help its struggling casino and racetrack industries. But ...

  • $30M battery recycling plant breaks ground in Nevada

    8 days, 10 hours ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — A California company has broken ground on a $30-million battery recycling plant in Nevada that federal officials say will be the first of its kind in the world. AquaMetals is building the plant at the Tahoe ...

  • U.S. stocks pare losses after 1,000-point Dow plunge

    8 days, 15 hours ago

    (AP) U.S. stocks slumped again Monday, with the Dow Jones industrial average plunging more than 1,000 points at one point in a sell-off that sent a shiver of fear from Wall Street to Main Street. Stocks regained some of that ground ...

  • U.S. stocks plunge in early trading after Chinese stock rout

    8 days, 19 hours ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock markets plunged in early trading Monday following a big drop in Chinese stocks. The Dow Jones industrial average fell more than 1,000 points in early trading and the Standard & Poor's 500 index fell ...

  • Regulators schedule meetings on Yucca Mountain nuclear dump report

    11 days, 15 hours ago

    (AP) The federal agency reviewing plans for the long-stalled Yucca Mountain national nuclear waste dump in Nevada has set dates and places of public meetings about revisions to an environmental report released earlier in August that called the impacts of a ...

  • Barrel of U.S. crude oil drops below $40

    11 days, 16 hours ago

    (AP) NEW YORK — A barrel of U.S. crude fell below $40 per barrel for the first time since the end of the global economic crisis. Friday's fall, to $39.86, was just the latest indicator of a vast shift in the ...

  • Deleted online information never actually goes away, experts say

    11 days, 16 hours ago

    (AP) NEW YORK — The Ashley Madison hack is a big reminder to all Web users: If you submit private data online, chances are it will never fully be deleted. The hackers, who stole the data about a month ago and ...

  • Fears over China and Greece push down U.S. stocks for 2nd day

    11 days, 16 hours ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are dropping sharply for a second day following a sell-off in major indexes around the world on growing evidence that China's economy is slowing. The new bout of global selling followed news of a ...

  • Greek banks to reopen; restrictions remain

    1 month, 15 days ago

    (AP) Greek banks are reopening Monday after a forced three-week closure, but restrictions on cash withdrawals will remain. In a decree Saturday, the Greek government kept the daily cash withdrawal limit at 60 euros ($65) but added a weekly limit. For ...

  • Battle involving college, closed casino is part of Caesars bankruptcy case

    3 months, 8 days ago

    (AP) ATLANTIC CITY — A southern New Jersey college's battle over a failed deal to convert a former casino into a satellite campus is now part of Caesars Entertainment's bankruptcy case in Illinois. Stockton University filed a claim in the case ...

  • Siena hotel-casino in Reno will change hands again

    3 months, 29 days ago

    (AP) The Siena Hotel Spa Casino in downtown Reno is changing hands for the second time in its 14-year history. The Reno Gazette-Journal reported that Grand Siena LLC said it has agreed sell the eight-story, 214-room property on the Truckee River ...

  • AT&T fires president over racist text; $100M lawsuit goes on

    4 months, 6 days ago

    (AP) LOS ANGELES — AT&T Inc. on Tuesday confirmed that it has fired Aaron Slator, a president who became the subject of a $100 million discrimination lawsuit for using his work phone to send racially offensive images. "There is no place ...

  • No NHL expansion yet, but Bettman has fee in mind: $500 million

    4 months, 10 days ago

    (AP) NEW YORK — NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman might not yet have anything definitive to say about expansion, though he does have a fee in mind. How's $500 million sound? Without committing to what the price might be, Bettman told a ...

  • Las Vegas bullish on Mayweather-Pacquiao megafight

    4 months, 10 days ago

    (AP) [{"text":"Dispute resolved, tickets for Mayweather-Pacquiao bout go on sale today","url":"http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2015/apr/22/deal-reached-tickets-mayweather-pacquiao-bout-sale/"},{"text":"Bayless picked as third man in ring for Mayweather-Pacquiao","url":"http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2015/apr/21/veteran-referee-kenny-bayless-picked-third-man-rin/"},{"text":"Can Mayweather-Pacquiao match the prefight hype?","url":"http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2015/apr/21/mayweather-pacquiao-fight-hype/"},{"text":"Is Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s loyalty to MGM strong enough to extend career to open new arena? ","url":"http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2015/apr/18/floyd-mayweathers-loyalty-mgm-enough/"},{"text":"Manny Pacquiao ...

  • Lawmaker introduces industrial marijuana farming bill

    5 months, 19 days ago

    (AP) CARSON CITY — A Nevada lawmaker is introducing a bill that would allow industrial marijuana farming. Democratic Sen. Tick Segerblom, the primary sponsor of SB 305, said the bill would create regulations for an industrial hemp industry in the state. ...

  • Newly introduced state bills may bring reduced fees for owners of vehicles and businesses

    5 months, 19 days ago

    (AP) CARSON CITY — A Democratic assemblyman hopes to give the middle class a break by lowering vehicle registration fees, wants to give business owners a break by getting rid of the annual $100 license fee. Democratic Assemblyman Richard Carrillo is ...

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