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February 12, 2016

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  • U.S. stocks edge mostly higher in late trading

    3 months, 4 days ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks reversed course and moved higher Tuesday afternoon, setting the market up to break a four-day losing streak. The leaders included some of the best-performing sectors of 2015, including consumer discretionary stocks and health care companies. ...

  • Apple leads tech stocks lower as U.S. market extends slump

    3 months, 4 days ago

    (AP) NEW YORK — Stocks are edging lower Tuesday afternoon, extending a slump that has brought the market lower for the past four trading days. Tech stocks fell, led by a decline in Apple after analysts at Credit Suisse said a ...

  • Honda recalling 25,300 cars due to air bag issue

    3 months, 7 days ago

    (AP) NEW YORK — Honda is recalling more than 25,000 cars in the U.S. to replace the rear grab rail brackets, which it says could interfere with the deployment of a side curtain air bag. The carmaker says no such instances ...

  • State scrutiny of daily fantasy sports grows

    3 months, 28 days ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — As more states scrutinize the daily fantasy sports industry, the office of Nevada's attorney general said it used DraftKings' own words and online images as evidence the sites qualify as gambling. A day after Nevada regulators ...

  • U.S. stocks mostly lower in midday trading; DuPont jumps

    4 months, 9 days ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks were mostly lower in midday trading Tuesday, taking a pause after five straight days of gains. DuPont's shares soared on news that its embattled CEO will retire, while biotechnology companies sank again. Energy stocks climbed ...

  • Las Vegas company buying Cripple Creek casino in Colorado

    4 months, 11 days ago

    (AP) CRIPPLE CREEK, Colo. — A $30 million deal is in the works to buy one of the most prominent casinos in Cripple Creek. Las Vegas-based Full House Resorts is planning to buy Bronco Billy's Casino and Hotel, which is the ...

  • Paycheck mystery: More jobs and fewer people but limp raises

    4 months, 12 days ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON — Companies have posted a record number of job openings just when a diminished proportion of Americans are either working or looking for work. That combination ought to push up pay. Yet it hasn't worked out that way, at ...

  • Las Vegas sees 3.6 million people in August, up 1.6 percent

    4 months, 14 days ago

    (AP) The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority says 3.6 million people traveled to the destination in August representing growth of 1.6 percent compared to a year ago. The agency that markets Sin City to travelers said the average daily room ...

  • Sluggish start for U.S. stocks after rough quarter

    4 months, 14 days ago

    (AP) NEW YORK — U.S. stocks started a new month lower a day after the market wrapped up its worst quarter in four years. Exxon Mobil, Chevron and other oil producers bucked the trend early Thursday, following crude oil higher. KEEPING ...

  • The Notes: Sept. 27-Oct. 3

    4 months, 17 days ago

    (AP) Treasure Island and Miomni Gaming launched a sports betting app, available on Android and iOS. Valley Bank of Nevada opened a business loan center at 4343 E. Sunset Road, Henderson. WGU Nevada added a bachelor of science in business — ...

  • VW facing ‘tsunami’ of legal trouble in emissions scandal

    4 months, 18 days ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Who knew about the deception, when did they know it and who directed it? Those are among questions that state and federal investigators want answered as they plunge into the emissions scandal at Volkswagen that has cost ...

  • Asia stocks lackluster as Japan falls, Fed speech awaited

    4 months, 21 days ago

    (AP) TOKYO (AP) — Asian stocks were lackluster Thursday as Japan's index fell following a three-day holiday and investors awaited a speech from the U.S. Federal Reserve chief. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 dropped 2.3 percent to 17,647.45 and Hong Kong's ...

  • Wynn Interactive withdraws N.J. online license application

    4 months, 23 days ago

    (AP) [{"text":"The Sun's gaming coverage","url":"http://vegasinc.com/business/gaming/"}] ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — Casino mogul Steve Wynn is passing on Atlantic City, again. In the decades since he left the Jersey shore for the more prosperous sands of Las Vegas, the casino mogul has repeatedly ...

  • U.S. rejects protections for greater sage grouse across West

    4 months, 23 days ago

    (AP) BILLINGS, Mont. — The greater sage grouse, a ground-dwelling bird whose vast range spans 11 Western states, does not need federal protections, the Interior Department said Tuesday, following a costly effort to reverse the species' decline without reshaping the region's ...

  • Starbucks: Mobile order-and-pay now available nationally

    4 months, 23 days ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Starbucks says its mobile app that lets people order and pay in advance will be available nationally starting Tuesday. That means lattes, breakfast sandwiches and other items you want could theoretically be waiting for you by ...

  • U.S. stocks head lower on renewed concerns about global growth

    4 months, 23 days ago

    (AP) NEW YORK — The U.S. stock market swung lower on Tuesday as falling commodity prices pulled raw-material producers and oil companies down. Drugmakers also dropped, adding to their losses from Monday. KEEPING SCORE: The Standard & Poor's 500 index sank ...

  • Stocks advance ahead of Federal Reserve decision

    4 months, 29 days ago

    (AP) NEW YORK — Stocks posted solid gains Wednesday ahead of a closely watched decision by the Federal Reserve on whether or not to raise interest rates. Beer companies gained on word of a possible deal between two giant brewers, and ...

  • Business offers online shopping with a personal touch

    5 months, 1 day ago

    (AP) Address: 3930 Howard Hughes Parkway, Suite 400, Las Vegas Phone: 866-843-2454 Email: customerservice@bikini.com Website: bikini.com Hours and days of operation: 24/7, online and by appointment; plus twice-weekly pop-ups at the Wynn through October Owned/operated by: Remark Media In business since: ...

  • Muslim worker says she was wrongly suspended

    5 months, 8 days ago

    (AP) A Muslim flight attendant for ExpressJet says she was wrongly suspended from her job last month because she refused to serve alcohol to passengers, citing her religious beliefs. Charee Stanley, a Detroit-based flight attendant for ExpressJet, filed a discrimination complaint ...

  • Marking Labor Day, Obama extends contractors paid sick leave

    5 months, 8 days ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Showing solidarity with workers on Labor Day, President Barack Obama will sign an executive order Monday requiring paid sick leave for employees of federal contractors, including 300,000 who currently receive none. The White House wouldn't specify the ...

  • Fox News anchor sues over toy hamster

    5 months, 10 days ago

    (AP) An anchor for Fox News is suing Hasbro for more than $5 million over a toy hamster that shares her name — and possibly even her resemblance. Harris Faulkner sued Hasbro this week over its plastic Harris Faulkner hamster, sold ...

  • Man famous for MIT blackjack exploits to address casinos

    5 months, 11 days ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — A man who wouldn't be welcome to play blackjack in any Las Vegas casino will be the keynote speaker at the gambling industry's annual Global Gaming Expo. Organizers of G2E announced Friday that Jeffrey Ma who ...

  • Ruling: More Nevada workers eligible for higher minimum wage

    5 months, 11 days ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Carson City judge's recent decision about Nevada's two-tier minimum wage law could mean more workers are eligible for the higher $8.25 per hour rate, rather than the $7.25 allowed if the employer provides health insurance. ...

  • U.S. stocks drop as mixed jobs report keeps investors guessing

    5 months, 11 days ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — It's an old adage that investors hate uncertainty. Unfortunately for them, they got more of it on Friday. The stock market has been volatile for weeks on concern that China's economy is slowing more rapidly than ...

  • U.S. employers added 173K jobs in August; rate falls to 5.1 percent

    5 months, 11 days ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. unemployment rate fell to a seven-year low in August as employers added a modest 173,000 jobs, a key piece of evidence for the Federal Reserve in deciding whether to raise interest rates from record lows ...

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