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Oreos Get Thin, Going for 'Sophisticated'

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Posted: 5:27 AM - Oreos are getting a skinny new look, and its maker says the new cookie is a "sophisticated" snack for adults that isn't meant to be twisted or dunked.

Aetna to Buy Humana in $37 Billion Deal

Posted: 07/03/2015 - Health insurer Aetna Inc. has made a deal to buy competitor Humana Inc. in a $37 billion deal the companies say would create the second-largest managed care company.

Nevada: Hot For Hops?

Posted: 07/02/2015 - Could northern Nevada be the next hot spot for hops? That's what some people are hoping to find out through an experimental hops farm. Located at UNR Experimental Agriculture Farm, you can see it from the McCarran Boulevard as you head into Sparks.

New Cigarette Tax Makes Impact on Local Businesses

Updated: 07/02/2015 - It's now more expensive for smokers in the Silver State. The new tax on cigarettes started July 1. Local businesses around the area are afraid the hike will change a smoker's habit.
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  • Controversial Greek Finance Minister Resigns
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  • Outcome Takes Eurozone Into the Unknown
    However Greeks had voted Sunday would have heralded a period of turmoil. But with a resounding victory for the “no” vote, Greece and the eurozone are taking a leap into the unknown.
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    The latest wage data were disappointing for American workers, but several other measures of earnings are much more upbeat, creating a confusing picture as Fed officials weigh raising interest rates.
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