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The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. said it will place two full-time employees in Las Vegas to help borrowers who had loans with banks that failed.

Casino shuts Rat Pack’s Tahoe hangout

RENO — Before the Strip ruled the gambling world, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr. helped make the Cal Neva Lodge one of Nevada’s coolest casinos in the early 1960s.

Retail index places Las Vegas near bottom

Soft job growth and continued weakness in the housing market are keeping Las Vegas near the bottom of a national retail index, a report from Marcus & Millichap real estate investment firm showed.

Nevada gaming stocks improve

The fortunes of Nevada’s publicly traded gaming stocks showed improvements in March.
Just two of the 10 businesses followed in the Applied Analysis Gaming Index showed declines in average daily stock prices in the month.

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Facebook is about to change the way it asks its users to connect to brands on the site. Instead of asking people to “become a fan” of companies such as Starbucks, Facebook will let them click on a button that indicates they “like” the brand.

Nevada’s taxable sales down 8.1 percent

New taxable-sales statistics show some long-suffering sectors of the Nevada economy enjoyed growth in January.

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