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Hackers Force Message On Websites Via US Firm

Updated: 10:06 PM - 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: 12:19 PM - 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.
  • 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 Set 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 eventually allowing 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.
  • U.S. Pending Home Sales Fall 1.1% in October
    The number of contracts signed to buy previously owned homes fell in October, a new sign of an uneven housing recovery.

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.
  • 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.
  • In Thailand, Firms Add Apprentices
    An increasing number of companies in Thailand, including many in the auto industry, are rolling out apprenticeship programs aimed at beefing up the country’s workforce.
  • EU Poised to Approve Lower-Cost Rockets
    European politicians are poised to approve a new generation of lower-cost rockets, partly in response to competition from U.S. launch providers, government and aerospace-industry officials say.
  • Coke, SABMiller Strike Africa Deal
    Coca-Cola and SABMiller have struck a new multimillion-dollar brand and bottling deal as the companies, two of the world’s biggest drinks makers, eye a bigger share of the African beverage market.
  • Firm Makes Water-Jet Bet
    American Industrial Partners bets it can transform ’water-jet technology,’ which slices through glass, metal and granite, into a bigger and faster-growing business.
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