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Wynn share loss wipes out $2.2 billion in stock market value

Wynn Resorts Ltd. ended Wednesday worth billions less than its value at breakfast. Shares in the gaming giant fell by $21.71, or 16.6 percent, on volume of about 15.7 million shares — nearly eight times average volume. Based on the 101.52 million outstanding shares reported by Google Finance, the loss wiped out about $2.2 billion in market capitalization.

Taxable sales rise 9.1 percent across Nevada

Consumers continued to boost their spending across Nevada in February. Taxable sales jumped statewide to $3.83 billion in the month, up 9.1 percent compared with $3.51 billion in February 2014, the state Department of Taxation said Tuesday.

U.S. job growth brakes sharply, clouds Fed rate hike timing

U.S. employers added the fewest number of jobs in more than a year in March, the latest sign of weakness in the economy and one likely to further delay an anticipated interest rate increase by the Federal Reserve. Nonfarm payrolls rose 126,000 last month, less than half February’s pace and the smallest gain since December 2013, the Labor Department said on Friday.