N.J. casino stays fresh with a new tenure limit

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – When the Revel mega-casino opens in May, many of its dealers, beverage servers and other customer-service workers will be young, attractive and sexy.And a policy the casino is...

DATE: Dec. 17, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Better manufacturing, jobs news send stocks higher

NEW YORK – Stronger reports on the job market and manufacturing sent stocks slightly higher Thursday. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 45.33 points, or 0.4 percent, to 11,868.81. The Dow lost...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

You don’t have to do all shopping before Christmas

NEW YORK – When Emily Russell’s two young sons wake up on Christmas morning, they’ll find that Santa left them a note instead of the videogames they requested.“Hey, I couldn’t get by your house...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Business Briefs

Weatherization manager hired at 4CORE The Four Corners Office for Resource Efficiency has permanently hired Kirk Coppinger as weatherization program manager, starting Dec. 5.Coppinger is replacing...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Stock gains fade as Fed warns of market strains

NEW YORK – A late afternoon slide pulled stock indexes lower after the Federal Reserve held off on any new steps to boost the economy. The Fed cautioned that strains in global financial markets...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Retail sales helping economy eke out growth slowly, surely

WASHINGTON – Economic growth is picking up in the final three months of the year, fueled by higher consumer spending, rising business stockpiles and modest increases in hiring.The start of the...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Farmers had their best year in decades

ST. LOUIS – An Illinois farmer made so much money this year he made loan payments on one tractor a year in advance and exchanged some older ones for newer models. An Iowa farmer upgraded his...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Holidays challenge nonprofits

Besides a season of shopping and food, local economic-development and business professionals say the holiday season’s history of charitable giving holds critical cues for the local economy.That’s...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Some reject retirement, keep working even into 90s

DALLAS – At 91, Maxine Bennett still works six days a week at her jewelry store: keeping the books, helping customers and occasionally going on buying trips.Retirement’s not for her. “At 65, I was...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Girl’s cards capture outdoors

BOULDER (AP) Hannah Isenhart has gotten up close and personal with black bears, photographing several roaming around Yellowstone National Park.She has captured images of moose exploring the Teton...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Business tax credit could get ax

State tax credits for businesses in areas of the region designated as economically distressed could be in jeopardy next year. And in the meantime, businesses that take advantage of the credits will...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Shoppers say ‘ho-hum’ not ‘ho, ho, ho’ to sales

Sale, schmale. Used to be, customers would come running when stores cut prices. But these days, more Americans are becoming blasé about bargains.Jennifer Beasley recently left a Toys R Us in Cary,...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

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