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Weekly U.S. jobless claims drop 42,000

WASHINGTON — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits dropped by 42,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 338,000, the biggest drop since November 2012. But economists say the figures from late November and December are warped by seasonal volatility around the Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s holidays.

Delta will honor cheap airfares sold after glitch

Some lucky fliers capitalized on a computer glitch Thursday and scored some really cheap flights on Delta Air Lines. Certain Delta fares on the airline’s own website and other airfare booking sites were showing up incorrectly, offering some savvy bargain hunters incredible deals.

Amazon refunds shipping as UPS misses some Christmas deliveries

Amazon.com, the largest online retailer, offered $20 gift cards and refunds on shipping charges after United Parcel Service said overwhelming volume left it unable to deliver some packages by Christmas.

Experts worry tablets are making kids dumb

Tablet computers are so easy to use that even a 3-year-old can master them. And that has some pediatricians and other health experts worried.

Payday loan managers with Las Vegas ties to pay $100,000 in penalties

The managers of an illegal payday loan business with operations in Las Vegas have been ordered to pay $100,000 in penalties and forfeit more than $1 million in outstanding loans, according to a final settlement announced by California regulators.

McCarran passenger numbers unchanged in November

The recent modest uptick in passenger traffic at McCarran International Airport was halted in November, as the numbers year over year were unchanged, figures released Tuesday show.

BrightSource, Coyote Springs divorce messy

In Tuesday’s closing arguments at the trial over the 2011 business divorce between BrightSource and Coyote Springs Investment LLC., attorney James Pisanelli derided the idea that everybody goofed.

Agenda shaking up the trade show status quo

Today the streetwear-focused trade show pops up in New York City, Long Beach and Las Vegas, and Levant has plans to expand overseas. And it all started with the entrepreneur noticing something lacking in the major fashion trade show world: a place for boutique brands.

Plastic surgery procedures spike during holidays

When Henderson registered nurse LaRhonda Morris returns to work after Christmas, her colleagues might notice that she somehow looks — refreshed. What’s Morris’ secret? A little help from the kinds of needles you won’t find on Christmas trees.

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