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Argentina: Scandal Widens Over Swiss Bank Accounts

9 mins ago - Argentina's tax agency says the country's top cable TV operator, a former professional soccer player and a lawmaker are among the owners of some 4,000 secret Swiss bank accounts used to evade taxes.

Hackers Force Message On Websites Via US Firm

Updated: 11/27/2014 - A U.S. firm that helps connect more than 700 companies with customers through social media says a Syrian group hacked the company's web address to upload a message to other websites.

Lawmakers May Decide Uber's Place In Nevada

Updated: 11/27/2014 - Uber Technologies' legal battle with Nevada's highly regulated taxi industry over Internet ride-sharing may be headed back to the political arena now that a judge has at least temporarily banned Uber's unlicensed operations statewide.

Reno Judge Blocks Uber Startup in Nevada

Posted: 11/25/2014 - A Washoe County district judge has granted the state's request for a preliminary injunction to block the ride-sharing company Uber Technologies from operating in Nevada.

Vegas Air Travel Up in October

Posted: 11/25/2014 - Airport officials say 3.8 million travelers flew into and out of Las Vegas in October, more than the same month a year ago.

Holiday Shopping Pitfalls

Posted: 11/24/2014 - If you want to stay within your budget when doing your holiday shopping, it's best to have a plan ahead of time.
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Early Christmas Buzz at the Summit Mall

Posted: 11/23/2014 - Thanksgiving is still nearly a week away, but many of your neighbors gathered Saturday night to trim the tree and sing Christmas carols at your favorite shopping centers. Is it too early to celebrate Christmas?
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Economic News

  • For Retail, a Mix of Hope and Fear
    The U.S. economy has grown strongly since stumbling at the beginning of the year. The holiday shopping season will help determine if 2014 ends with a bang.
  • Mortgage Lenders Set to Relax Standards
    Some of the largest U.S. mortgage lenders are preparing to ease standards for borrowers after the release of new guidelines this month from mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
  • Soft New-Home Sales Weigh on Recovery
    New-home sales are soft despite historically low interest rates and a healing labor market, weighing on the U.S. economic recovery.
  • Oil Prices Fall After OPEC Stays Put
    OPEC members agreed to stick to the oil-producer group’s existing output target—a move that would require modest cuts in production but which stops well short of the stronger action some members had called for to bolster prices.
  • New Entrepreneurs Find Pain in Spain
    Europe’s unemployment crisis has compelled hundreds of thousands of people to try to reinvent themselves as entrepreneurs. But these inexperienced business operators are flying into harsh headwinds.
  • Japan Inflation Slows in October
    Japan’s inflation rate hit the lowest level in a year last month, as weak consumer demand and falling oil prices pose a challenge to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s efforts to defeat deflation.
  • China to Launch Bank Deposit Insurance
    China’s central bank is readying a plan to set up a bank deposit-insurance system that would pave the way for banks to freely compete for depositors.
  • Amid Global Slowdown, U.S. Growth Keeps Looking Better
    The economy expanded at its fastest pace in more than a decade during the spring and summer, showing the U.S. has strengthened its economic footing despite increasing global uncertainty.
  • U.S. Jobless Claims Rise to 313,000
    The number of Americans seeking first-time jobless benefits leapt last week but remained at a level suggesting steady job growth.
  • New-Home Sales Rose in October
    New-home sales rose slightly in October after sharp downward revisions to prior months’ levels, a sign that demand in the sector isn’t gaining momentum this fall.

US Business News

  • Europe Targets U.S. Web Firms
    Europe escalated its war against U.S. technology superpowers as the Continent’s two largest economies and the European Parliament backed efforts to rein in the influence of Apple, Facebook and Google.
  • New Entrepreneurs Find Pain in Spain
    Europe’s unemployment crisis has compelled hundreds of thousands of people to try to reinvent themselves as entrepreneurs. But these inexperienced business operators are flying into harsh headwinds.
  • For Retail, a Mix of Hope and Fear
    The U.S. economy has grown strongly since stumbling at the beginning of the year. The holiday shopping season will help determine if 2014 ends with a bang.
  • Oil Prices Fall After OPEC Stays Put
    OPEC members agreed to stick to the oil-producer group’s existing output target—a move that would require modest cuts in production but which stops well short of the stronger action some members had called for to bolster prices.
  • Twitter Co-Founder Sells Some Shares
    One of Twitter’s founders has sold some of his stock in the social-media company for the first time, shedding about 1.2% of his nearly 9.5% stake.
  • Cox Communications Sued by Music Publishers
    Two music publishers are suing Cox Communications, saying the cable company is deliberately turning a blind eye to illegal downloading by its broadband subscribers.
  • British Airways' Parent Saves on Plumbing
    Tired of flushing money away, British Airways parent IAG has sought to cut costs in unusual places, like its lavatories.
  • BG Group Boss's Share Package Questioned
    Shareholder-advisory group PIRC has recommended that BG Group investors reject a controversial share award company’s incoming chief executive, in one of the biggest revolts against executive pay in the U.K. in recent years.
  • Rio Tinto, BHP Chart Divergent Courses
    As BHP Billiton executives work on plans to slim down their business, their counterparts at Rio Tinto are taking a different tack.
  • GoPro Developing Consumer Drones
    GoPro is developing its own line of consumer drones to expand from its core business of making wearable video cameras popular with surfers and other sports enthusiasts.
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