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Nevada Casino Win Down 1% Year-to-Year

Updated: 08/28/2015 - Nevada regulators say the state's casinos kept nearly $923 million of what was gambled in July for a 1 percent decrease from the same month last year.

Teleperformance USA Announces 500 Jobs With New Contact Center

Updated: 08/27/2015 - The Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada has announced that Teleperformance USA, a company that outsources multi-channel customer experience management, is opening a new contact center in Reno and hiring up to 500 employees.
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Stocks Up Big for Second Day in a Row

Posted: 08/27/2015 - U.S. stocks are closing sharply higher after China's main stock index logged its biggest gain in eight weeks. A report also showed that the U.S. economy expanded at a much faster pace than previously estimated.

Airline Deals Pop Up as Airlines Wage Limited Fare Wars

Posted: 08/27/2015 - Don't expect widespread sales or cheap flights home for Thanksgiving. But a number of cities are seeing ridiculously low prices at off-peak hours - prices the industry has spent the years trying to eliminate.

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  • Apple's Ad Blockers Rile Publishers
    Apple’s move to make it easier to block ads on iPhones and iPads is troubling publishers and heightening tensions with its Silicon Valley neighbors like Google.
  • U.S. Port Traffic Hinted at China Slowdown
    Long before investors lost faith in the Chinese stock market, something seemed amiss at the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles. The number of containers coming from China was up, but beginning in 2013, fewer loads were being sent in the other direction.
  • Facebook Adds Tool to Detect Unauthorized Posts of Video
    Facebook, under fire from top Web-video creators who say it fails to prevent their videos from being posted without permission, is trying to make it easier for them to protect their content, particularly when videos go viral.
  • VW Is Told to Shed Suzuki Stake
    An international court has ordered Volkswagen of Germany to sell its nearly 20% stake in Suzuki, allowing the Japanese auto maker to extricate itself from the tie-up after a four-year struggle.
  • Eni Reports Huge Natural-Gas Discovery off Egypt
    Eni SpA said it made a massive natural-gas discovery off the coast of Egypt in what the Italian oil-and-gas company is calling the largest ever find in the Mediterranean Sea.
  • Fed Appears to Hold Line on Rate Plan
    Federal Reserve officials emerged from a week of head-spinning financial turbulence largely sticking to their plan to raise U.S. interest rates before the end of the year.
  • In Japan, Foreigners Fill Workforce Gaps
    Non-Japanese are taking a bigger role in powering Japan’s economy, as a labor shortage impels the nation to overcome its longstanding resistance to foreign workers.
  • For Emerging Markets, 2015 Isn't 1997
    Capital Account: Falling currencies aren’t a sign that a repeat of the 1997 emerging-market crisis is brewing. But China’s slowdown and the accompanying slump in commodity prices are exposing structural weaknesses those economies have neglected for too long, Greg Ip writes.
  • Fed's Fischer: 'Good Reason' to Think U.S. Inflation Will Move Higher
    The Fed‘s Stanley Fischer said there is “good reason” to think sluggish U.S. inflation will firm and move back toward the U.S. central bank’s 2% annual target, touching on a significant assessment facing the Fed ahead of its September policy meeting.
  • Suppliers Feel Pain as Coal Miners Struggle
    As big coal miners struggle, their equipment suppliers—thousands of businesses sprinkled throughout Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio and Kentucky—are scrambling to find new customers anywhere they can.
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