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Dow Jones plummets 300 points in 1 day

The Dow Jones industrial average tumbled more than 300 points Thursday, its worst one-day drop since February. The plunge snapped a string of five straight monthly gains, and pushed the blue-chip index to a slight loss for the year.

At Zappos, happy hour is part of the company meeting

The Zappos quarterly “all hands” meeting ended just before 4:30 p.m. with CEO Tony Hsieh telling the 52 workers brave enough to lead various “Open Space” chat sessions that they could keep the company laptops they used to take notes.

Tesla taps Reno as potential Gigafactory site

It’s official: Tesla Motors has broken ground on a stretch of land outside Reno that could serve as the site for its forthcoming $5 billion battery factory.

Boyd’s online business brightens otherwise soft quarter

Boyd Gaming Corp.’s profits and revenue declined in the second quarter because of continued weakness in many regional markets. The company’s online gaming business in New Jersey, however, was a bright spot.

Billionaire Packer linked to key Strip parcel

The long dormant site that once housed the New Frontier and was subject of the Strip’s most expensive real estate could become active once again. Bloomberg News Service reported Thursday that Australian billionaire James Packer had acquired a portion of the loan covering the 34.5-acre site and would consider building a hotel-casino on the land.

CEO down in the mouth over rival dental sponsorship

Bill Butier, president of Las Vegas-based Access Health Dental, was chagrined when he saw signs for another dental company while he was strolling around Cashman Field.

Long-lived and prosperous: con to feature 100 sci-fi luminaries

The convention, which begins Thursday and runs through Sunday, will feature visits from more than 100 “Star Trek” luminaries — including, at one point or another, at least four “Star Trek” captains

Caesars installs separate management in operating entity

Caesars Entertainment Corp. continued its efforts to address its gaming industry-high $23 billion in long-term debt Wednesday by installing separate management in one of the company’s operating entities with the intention for a public listing of the business.

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