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DOE Awards Geothermal Research Grants in Nevada

Updated: 04/27/2015 - The Energy Department has awarded grants to scientists in five western states to develop research for a national lab aimed at tapping hard-to-get-to geothermal energy they say someday could provide enough power to supply 100 million homes.

Nugget Plans Job Fair May 5

Posted: 04/27/2015 - To fill current openings and in anticipation of the busy summer season, the Nugget Casino Resort is holding a job fair to hire for several positions.

Keeping it Local: The Isles Teashop

Posted: 04/27/2015 - At a cozy cottage on Center Street in Midtown, The Isles Teashop is brewing up something special. The quaint little shop is known from bringing a little bit of the British Isles to America with high tea.

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  • For Sale: Used Oilfield Machinery
    Forests of idle drilling rigs, piles of pipe and ranks of empty trucks are a new and tangible sign of the financial trouble sweeping the oil patch.
  • Ford Profit Down for Quarter
    Ford Motor Co. reported net income was down 7% in the first quarter as profitability in North America and Asia was offset by losses in Europe and South America.
  • Pricier Gadgets Help Apple
    Apple is pulling off a feat rarely seen in any industry, much less the cutthroat world of consumer electronics: gaining market share while also commanding higher prices.
  • French Minister Riles Renault
    How France’s economy minister outmaneuvered Renault’s Carlos Ghosn by striking an options deal with Deutsche Bank to temporarily buy shares in Renault, letting it double its power over the car maker.
  • Oil Prices Hit BP Profit
    BP reported a sharp drop in first-quarter profit compared with a year earlier and saw its cash flow squeezed as oil prices hit their lowest mark in six years.
  • U.K. Economy Slows Ahead of Election
    The U.K. economy slowed, casting a shadow over the government’s economic track record less than two weeks before a closely fought national election.
  • China Readies Fresh Easing to Tackle Specter of Debt
    China’s central bank is planning to launch a fresh credit-easing program, as Beijing’s flagship plan to restructure trillions of dollars of local-government debt hits snags.
  • China's Growth Is Mystery
    The official first-quarter GDP growth of 7% is overstated, experts agree, but pinning down the real number is a head-scratcher.
  • U.S., Japan Take On Hurdles to Pacific Trade Deal
    The U.S. and Japan, nearing an accord designed to transform ties between the economic rivals and open the way for a trade pact among 12 Pacific nations, still face differences.
  • Nepal Quake Economic Toll Expected to Be Massive
    The economic impact of Nepal’s 7.8-magnitude earthquake is expected to be immense.
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