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Daily fantasy sports sites aim to make Nevada comeback

August 23, 2016 • Business, EntertainmentComments (0)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Daily fantasy sports websites that were shut down in Nevada because they didn’t have gambling licenses want to get back in the game, but officials who set policy for the gambling mecca of Las Vegas weren’t impressed. A representative for daily fantasy sports companies Fan Duel and Draft Kings proposed a [&hellip...

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Haslam rejects criticism of petroleum tank cleanup board

August 23, 2016 • BusinessComments (0)

FRANKLIN, Tenn. (AP) — Republican Gov. Bill Haslam says his administration opposed legislation passed this year to allow the state to eliminate fees paid for underground storage tanks like those at his family-owned Pilot Flying J chain of truck stops. The...

New Mexico developer buying Isle of Capri

August 23, 2016 • BusinessComments (0)

WESTLAKE, La. (AP) — The Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc. has agreed to sell its Westlake property for about $134.5 million to a New Mexico developer. If the deal is approved by the Louisiana Gaming Control Board, Kicks Entertainment — an entity of Laguna...

Business Highlights

August 22, 2016 • BusinessComments (0)

Divided America: Diverse millennials are no voting monolith The oldest millennials — nearing 20 when airplanes slammed into New York City’s Twin Towers — are old enough to remember the relative economic prosperity of the 1990s, and when a different...

People with disabilities can soon enroll in savings plans

August 22, 2016 • BusinessComments (0)

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Starting in November, Michigan residents with disabilities will be able to enroll in special tax-free savings accounts without jeopardizing their access to public assistance. Lt. Gov. Brian Calley, who signed the legislation last year,...

Daily fantasy sports cleared to resume in New York state

August 22, 2016 • BusinessComments (0)

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — DraftKings, FanDuel and three other daily fantasy sports operators were cleared to resume business in the state on Monday, just in time for the approaching NFL season and Major League Baseball playoffs. New York’s Gaming Commission...

Christie faces decision on raising minimum wage to $15

August 20, 2016 • BusinessComments (0)

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie is facing a deadline to act on raising New Jersey’s minimum wage to $10.10 an hour in the next year and to at least $15 over the next five. The Republican Christie has criticized the proposal, which the...

Farmers seek tax credit for donations to food pantries

August 20, 2016 • BusinessComments (0)

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Each year New York farmers give millions of pounds of apples, squash, corn or other agricultural products to the state’s food banks. Now they’re looking to get some credit for those good deeds — a tax credit. Legislation...

Expert says MNsure plea for more insurers is ‘distress call’

August 20, 2016 • BusinessComments (0)

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Regulators are making a last-ditch push to recruit more health plans to the MNsure exchange for 2017, particularly insurers that are willing to sell coverage outside the Twin Cities metropolitan area. Open enrollment for 2017 health plans...

How the Dow Jones industrial average fared on Friday

August 19, 2016 • BusinessComments (0)

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks took small losses Friday to end a quiet week of trading. Energy companies fell as a rally in oil prices faded and investors continue to sell the safe assets they favored earlier this year. Technology and materials companies made...