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Poker tables keep decreasing on Nevada casino floors

March 25, 2017 • BusinessComments (0)

In this Feb. 27, 2013 file photo, dealer Han Kim, center, gathers up chips after a hand of Texas Hold ’em at a poker room in Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas. Unlike the 2000s when casinos competed to lure fans of the game, poker’s appeal has been weakening during this decade. Strip casinos had 405 [&hellip...

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NYC says Trump Tower resident wrongly rented out on Airbnb

March 25, 2017 • BusinessComments (0)

This Nov. 15, 2016, file photo, shows Trump Tower in New York. Yelena Yelagina, who owns an apartment at Trump Tower is being fined $1,000 by New York City after they say she wrongly rented it on Airbnb. A New York state law levies fines against people who...

Owner of leaking Alaska pipeline to halt natural gas flow

March 25, 2017 • BusinessComments (0)

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The governor of Alaska says the owner of an underwater pipeline leaking processed natural gas will temporarily shut down gas production that feeds into the line. The office of Gov. Bill Walker said Saturday that Hilcorp Alaska has...

Hiring rises in 11 US states last month, gains widely spread

March 24, 2017 • BusinessComments (0)

This Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016, file photo, shows the Illinois Department of Employment Security office in Springfield, Ill. On Friday, March 24, 2017, the Labor Department reports on state unemployment rates for February. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)...

Trump OKs Keystone pipeline, calling it ‘great day’ for jobs

March 24, 2017 • BusinessComments (0)

President Donald Trump, flanked by Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, left, and Energy Secretary Rick Perry, is seen in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington Friday, March 24, 2017, during the announcing of the approval of a permit to build the...

Stocks wobble, finish mixed as GOP pulls plug on health bill

March 24, 2017 • BusinessComments (0)

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks flirted with sharp losses but managed a mixed finish after Republicans canceled a vote on their health care bill because it became clear the bill would fail. Hospital stocks soared in response, while companies that stand to...

A look at clothing companies that are closing stores

March 23, 2017 • BusinessComments (0)

In this Friday, March 17, 2017, photo, shoppers exit a J.C. Penney store in the Georgia Square Mall in Athens, Ga. J.C. Penney said the company plans to close 138 stores, with liquidation sales there starting in April 2017. Most of the stores will be shut by...

Virgin America will be the latest airline brand to disappear

March 23, 2017 • BusinessComments (0)

In this Monday, April 4, 2016, file photo, a Virgin America plane taxis past an Alaska Airlines plane waiting at a gate, at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Seattle. Alaska said Wednesday, March 22, 2017, that it will retire the Virgin brand, probably...

Stock rally sputters after vote on health bill is delayed

March 23, 2017 • BusinessComments (0)

In this Friday, Nov. 13, 2015, file photo, the American flag flies above the Wall Street entrance to the New York Stock Exchange. U.S. stocks are treading water early Thursday, March 23, 2017, as investors wait for news about the fate of the Republican-backed...

Hard times for Sears as retailer notes doubt about future

March 22, 2017 • BusinessComments (0)

Sears signage is shown on its department store in Brooklyn’s Flatbush neighborhood, Wednesday, March 22, 2017, in New York. Sears, once the monolith of American retail, says that there is “substantial doubt” that it will be able to keep its...