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Year-to-Year Taxable Sales Up in Nevada

Posted: 1:29 PM - Nevada officials are reporting that taxable sales statewide were up nearly 7 percent in November, compared with the same month a year earlier.

International Flights Boost Vegas Traffic

Posted: 2:05 PM - A 12.5 percent increase in the number of international travelers last year helped push passenger traffic at McCarran International Airport to its highest level in six years.

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    Trouble has been looming over the oil patch since crude prices began falling last summer. But only now are the long-feared effects of a bust starting to ripple through the energy ecosystem.
  • Super Bowl Challenge for Box Makers: 12.5 Million Pizzas
    Super Bowl Sunday is the biggest day of the year for takeout pizza, with Americans expected to order about 12.5 million pies. That also makes it the biggest day for companies that make corrugated pizza boxes.
  • Amazon Delivers $214 Million in Profit
    Amazon posted higher-than-expected net income for the fourth quarter, despite sales growth below forecasts. The e-commerce giant’s spending continued to weigh on its bottom line.
  • Hard-Driving Uber Gives Compromise a Try
    Facing roadblocks, ride-sharing service Uber is trying to present a softer side to its aggressive push into global markets.
  • For McDonald's, a CEO With Fresh Perspective
    In tapping Steve Easterbrook as its new chief executive, McDonald’s has opted for a company insider with an unusual attribute: an outsider’s perspective.
  • Cheap Oil Sours Big-Ticket Energy Projects
    Chevron’s big-budget exploration projects, conceived during an era of high energy prices, are starting to produce their first barrels of oil as a global glut is making the payoff from such projects less certain.
  • Senate Passes Keystone XL Bill
    The Senate on Thursday passed legislation approving the Keystone XL pipeline, moving the GOP-controlled Congress one step closer to a showdown with President Obama over the long-stalled project.
  • Google Revenue Hurt by Rising Dollar
    The rising dollar claimed another victim as Google’s revenue grew slower than expected. Absent the dollar’s impact, revenue would have risen roughly 20%.
  • Which Future Lies Ahead for BuzzFeed?
    BuzzFeed, the eight-year-old news website that pioneered the “listicle,” has many imitators but now must prove that its growth model is sustainable and that “native ads” can generate measurable returns for brands.
  • Alibaba Sales Disappoint; Firm Rebuts China Claims
    Alibaba reported disappointing revenue growth, while a senior executive defended the e-commerce giant against Chinese government allegations that it failed to crack down on fakes.
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