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Top trends in breast-cancer technology – speed, precision

Breast-cancer technology is getting faster and more precise. Where mammograms were once cold and painful, they are now more comfortable and more accurate. Where treatment used to take 30 minutes a day for a period of six weeks, it now takes a 90 seconds and only one week.

Battle Born Venture Program seen as catalyst to mobilize private investment

With $5 million to invest, it’s not the largest venture program, but Nevada economic development officials expect the Battle Born Venture Program to serve as a vehicle to mobilize private investment in startup companies statewide.

Underwriter of Caesars stock deal buys 10.34 million shares

Caesars Entertainment Corp. said Tuesday it sold more than 10.34 million shares of its common stock to the underwriter of its public offering in two separate transactions, collecting more than $200 million in proceeds.

Clergy band together to fight East Boston casino

BOSTON — More than 30 religious leaders from a variety of faiths have joined a new group to fight a proposed casino at Suffolk Downs in East Boston.

Report: Nevada home prices up 25 percent over last August

A new report shows Nevada led the country in home price gain in August. Corelogic reported Tuesday that prices were up 25.9 percent over last August. The nation overall saw prices rise 12.4 percent year-over-year.

Amazon to hire 70,000 seasonal workers

Amazon.com says it is hiring 70,000 full-time seasonal workers around the U.S. to fill orders during the holiday season.

Boyd CEO Smith appointed to SkyWest board

Boyd Gaming Chief Executive Officer Keith Smith was one of two new board members appointed Tuesday to SkyWest Inc., a St. George, Utah-based company that operates regional airline operators SkyWest Airlines and ExpressJet Airlines.

Ex-local rep for taxi drivers sues former union

A former local representative for taxicab drivers filed suit against his former union for accepting a contract earlier this year with Las Vegas largest cab company.