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Dow closes above 18,000 for first time in record day

In a year full of market milestones, Wall Street crushed a couple more Tuesday, lifting the Dow Jones industrial average past the 18,000-point mark for the first time and delivering the Standard & Poor’s 500 index its second record-high close in two days.

Here’s the take away from Obama’s year-ender speech

2014 will soon come to a close and President Obama delivered an end-of-year speech covering an array of timely topics, including: the Sony hacks, Cuba and tax code provisions.

New iris scanners tout quick trip through McCarran security

Developers of a new biometric scanning system that verifies passenger identities at airports are the first to admit that some customers like the idea of having their irises scanned because it looks so cool.

Obama, daughters visit DC book store on Small Biz Saturday

President Barack Obama and his teenaged daughters, Sasha and Malia, went to an independent book store in Washington to buy books as a way to promote Small Business Saturday, an event aimed at boosting small businesses.

LGBT business owners get capital ideas in Washington

The National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce brought a handful of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender business owners to Washington, D.C., for seminars about professional growth and paired them with mentors.

JetBlue adds checked bag fee to new airfare class

JetBlue Airways announced Wednesday that it will charge certain customers for their first checked bag, yielding to pressure from analysts who criticized the airline for not adding fees in step with other carriers.

Lighter Ford F-150 truck production begins; sales in December

Ford Motor Co on Tuesday is scheduled to begin production of its redesigned, aluminum-intensive F-150 full-size pickup truck, a key profit generator for the No. 2 U.S. automaker that will go on sale next month.

It’s back: McRib makes its return to McDonald’s

Grab some extra napkins — that saucy McDonald’s McRib sandwich is back. In nearly all of its Southern Nevada stores, the sandwich has officially made its return, according to a McDonald’s Corp. spokeswoman.

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