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  • Wynn Resorts 2Q profit rises on Las Vegas strength

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Wynn Resorts Ltd.'s second-quarter earnings increased 57 percent, bolstered by strong results in Las Vegas. The casino operator's adjusted profit topped analysts' estimates, but revenue missed Wall Street's view. The Las Vegas-based company said net income rose to...

  • Waste Management selling subsidiary for $1.94B

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    HOUSTON (AP) — Waste Management is selling a subsidiary to Energy Capital Partners for $1.94 billion as part of its effort to focus on its core business. It is selling Wheelabrator Technologies Inc., which owns or runs 17 waste-to-energy facilities and four independent...

  • Waste Management 2Q results mixed

    Updated: 22 hr ago

    HOUSTON (AP) — Waste Management Inc. on Tuesday reported that its second-quarter profit fell 14 percent. Its adjusted profit topped analysts' expectations, but revenue fell short of Wall Street's view. The Houston-based garbage and recycling hauler also announced that it is selling...

  • Study: 35 percent in US facing debt collectors

    Associated Press
    Updated: 22 hr ago

    WASHINGTON — More than 35 percent of Americans have debts and unpaid bills that have been reported to collection agencies, according to a study released Tuesday by the Urban Institute. These consumers fall behind on credit cards or hospital bills. Their mortgages, auto loans or...

  • TGI Friday's closure in Colorado Springs could open door to Arizona-based restaurant

    By rich laden rich.laden@gazette.com -
    Updated: 23 hr ago

    Casual restaurant chain TGI Friday's has closed its longtime northern Colorado Springs location, and Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery might be waiting in the wings to take over the space and enter the local market. Friday's, whose parent company is headquartered in suburban Dallas,...

  • Senate Dems seek to split GOP on export bank

    Yesterday

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Familiar with the Export-Import Bank? Most voters in Louisiana and Virginia probably aren't either. Yet Democratic Sens. Mary Landrieu and Mark Warner are building campaign events around the bank's proposed reauthorization. They portray it as a job creator that...

  • Despite good news, benefit programs face problems

    Yesterday

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite some good news, Medicare and Social Security still face long-term financial problems as millions of baby boomers reach retirement. Social Security's disability program is already in crisis as it edges toward the brink of insolvency. The trustees who...

  • T-Mobile deal helps Rhapsody hit 2M paying subs

    Yesterday

    SEATTLE (AP) — Rhapsody says its partnership with T-Mobile has helped boost its number of paying subscribers to more than 2 million, up from 1.7 million in April. Last month, Rhapsody teamed up with T-Mobile on a new service called unRadio. It allows users to stream randomly...

  • Fashion industry, retailers and the gender binary

    Updated: Mon, Jul 28, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — As a transgender woman who began her transition about a year ago, Kylie Jack is still figuring out her fashion style, but she wanted one thing right away: well-fitting bras. Friends recommended Petticoat Fair in Austin, Texas, where she lives. The lingerie shop is...

  • Darden CEO to step down amid Olive Garden troubles

    Updated: Mon, Jul 28, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Darden Restaurants CEO and Chairman Clarence Otis is stepping down as the company fights to fix its flagship Olive Garden chain following its contested sale of Red Lobster. The company, based in Orlando, Florida, also said Monday that it's changing its corporate...

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