Monthly Archives: December 2013

‘Safe’ investments like gold were hit hard in 2013

Posted by Las Vegas Sun Stories: Business and Economy on December 31, 2013
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Being safe left some investors sorry in 2013. That's because some financial assets that are considered safe and steady lost money.

S&P 500 index has its best year since 1997

Posted by Las Vegas Sun Stories: Business and Economy on December 31, 2013
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The stock market closed out a record year with more all-time highs on Tuesday, giving U.S. indexes their biggest annual gains in almost two decades.

State Supreme Court dismisses shareholders’ suit against MGM Resorts

Posted by Las Vegas Sun Stories: Business and Economy on December 31, 2013
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The Nevada Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected the appeal of two unhappy shareholders of MGM Resorts International — known as MGM Mirage at the time of filing — who complained that current and former officers and directors, including the late Gov. Kenny Guinn, conducted illegal insider trading.

Chicago trader wins $557,000 in LVH football handicapping contest

Posted by Las Vegas Sun Stories: Business and Economy on December 31, 2013
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The newest champion of football handicapping is a Chicago trader who consults for a major professional team and lectures on sports modeling. David Frohardt-Lane won the premier sports handicapping contest Sunday, taking home $557,850.

Netflix tests new price tiers for streaming video service

Posted by Las Vegas Sun Stories: Business and Economy on December 31, 2013
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Netflix is testing new price plans for streaming video as it tries to lure more viewers. Among the plans being tested are a $6.99-a-month plan that allows only one video stream to be watched at once, and a $9.99-a-month plan that allows three streams.

PokerStars looks to states beyond New Jersey

Posted by Las Vegas Sun Stories: Business and Economy on December 31, 2013
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PokerStars, the world's largest online poker website, says it is seeking to offer online gambling in other states even as it continues pursuing a license to do it in New Jersey.

Enjoy science? Alright with tight quarters? Interested in space? A North Las Vegas company has the job for you

Posted by Las Vegas Sun Stories: Business and Economy on December 31, 2013
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If you enjoy science and won’t get claustrophobic living with others in a spacecraft, Bigelow Aerospace has the job for you. The North Las Vegas company is seeking “mature, well-adjusted” adults with technical backgrounds to work part time in astronaut simulation studies.

With drone testing, Nevada expects job opportunities to soar

Posted by Las Vegas Sun Stories: Business and Economy on December 31, 2013
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The state’s political, educational, research and business leaders are salivating over what they predict will be a $2.5 billion opportunity to bring up to 15,000 jobs to the state, at an average income of $62,000.

Tax preparer arrested in filing of false returns

Posted by Las Vegas Sun Stories: Business and Economy on December 31, 2013
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A Las Vegas tax preparer was arrested Monday after being indicted earlier this month on charges of filing false tax returns, according to the Internal Revenue Service.

Unlikely Tower Mates

Posted by WSJ on December 30, 2013
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A Maryland developer plans to build a residential tower in Jersey City catering to college students who want to live off campus in a more modern quarters and working adults stung by a short supply of rental apartments.