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  • Casino chiefs talk about industry vulnerability Wednesday, 3 Oct 2012 | 4:48 PM ET

    But the chief executives of Las Vegas- based MGM Resorts International and Las Vegas Sands Corp. differed during a keynote panel discussion with four other industry leaders at the Global Gaming Expo about whether states or the federal government are best able to provide oversight.

  • US cities with the highest and lowest unemployment Wednesday, 3 Oct 2012 | 4:13 PM ET
  • Unemployment rates in August for Western US cities Wednesday, 3 Oct 2012 | 3:43 PM ET
  • Unemployment falls in nearly 90 pct. of US cities Wednesday, 3 Oct 2012 | 1:29 PM ET

    WASHINGTON-- Unemployment rates fell in August in nearly 90 percent of large U.S. metro areas, mainly because more people gave up looking for work. The Labor Department said Wednesday that unemployment rates dropped in 329 large cities, the most in four months.

  • LifeLock falls in 1st day of trading on NYSE Wednesday, 3 Oct 2012 | 11:26 AM ET

    NEW YORK-- Shares of LifeLock fell more than 3 percent in its first day of trading as the online provider of identity theft protection services priced its initial public offering below the anticipated range. LifeLock disclosed in a September regulatory filing that it expected the offering of 15.7 million shares to price between $9.50 and $11.50 each.

  • Plan calls for shuttering part of PNM power plant Wednesday, 3 Oct 2012 | 10:51 AM ET

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.-- Months of wrangling over the best way to curb pollution from a PNM Resources Inc. coal-fired power plant that serves more than 2 million customers in the Southwest have given way to a proposal that could see New Mexico transition to cleaner sources of energy to meet its electricity demands.

  • Outside money fills airwaves in tight Senate races Wednesday, 3 Oct 2012 | 9:54 AM ET

    INDIANAPOLIS-- Campaign cash from outside political groups is flooding into conservative states with close Senate races like Indiana, Arizona and Montana, where residents are more accustomed to local news promos between football games than the relentless, often snarky attack ads.

  • US begins flying home deported Mexicans Wednesday, 3 Oct 2012 | 9:12 AM ET

    SAN DIEGO-- The U.S. government began flying Mexican deportees home on Tuesday in a two-month experiment aimed at relieving Mexican border cities overwhelmed by large numbers of people ordered to leave the United States, some who fall prey to criminal gangs.

  • Online schools face backlash as states question results Wednesday, 3 Oct 2012 | 7:54 AM ET

    In Maine, New Jersey and North Carolina, officials have refused to allow new cyber-schools to open this year, citing concerns about poor academic performance, high rates of student turnover and funding models that appear to put private-sector profits ahead of student achievement.

  • Benefits seen in hormone use early in menopause Wednesday, 3 Oct 2012 | 12:02 AM ET

    A new study may reassure some women considering short-term use of hormones to relieve hot flashes and other menopause symptoms. JoAnn Manson, preventive medicine chief at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. She was a study leader and will discuss results Wednesday at a conference of the North American Menopause Society in Orlando, Fla..

  • UPDATE 1-LifeLock IPO prices below range at $9 Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 7:05 PM ET

    Oct 2- Theft and fraud protection services provider LifeLock priced its initial public offering at $9 a share on Tuesday, below the expected range, an underwriter said. LifeLock, founded in 2005, charges customers $10 to $25 a month for fraud protection services. In fiscal 2011, LifeLock's revenue grew 20 percent to $193.9 million.

  • LifeLock IPO prices below range at $9 Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 6:30 PM ET

    Oct 2- Theft and fraud protection services provider LifeLock priced its initial public offering on Tuesday below its expected range at $9, an underwriter said. The Tempe, Arizona- based firm raised $141.3 million by pricing 15.7 million shares as planned. It had intended to price at a range of $9.50 to $11.50.

  • Gambling exec: Time short for US online poker regs Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 6:05 PM ET

    LAS VEGAS-- With billions of dollars at stake, the head of the gambling industry's main lobbying group sounded a pessimistic note Tuesday about the prospect of Congress passing Internet regulatory laws this year.

  • *Associates working at fry's food stores and smith's food in Arizona ratified. new labor agreement with ufcw local 99. Phoenix, Tucson, and throughout Arizona.

  • *G-Resources, latest miner to be hit by protests, halts operations. *Indonesia gold output seen to fall in 2012, but to recover to 2011 level in 2013.

  • Gambling exec: Online regulations unlikely in 2012 Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 2:26 PM ET

    LAS VEGAS-- It doesn't look like Congress will pass Internet gambling regulatory laws this year, the head of the industry's main lobbying group said Tuesday, as he cast online wagering hosted by sites overseas as one of the biggest threats to the casino industry in the United States.

  • Mobile Mini Chairman, CEO Bunger to step down Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 1:43 PM ET

    TEMPE, Ariz.-- Mobile Mini says Chairman, President and CEO Steven Bunger will step down from those posts at the end of the year. Bunger has worked at Mobile Mini since 1983 and served in various roles. Mobile Mini Inc., which is based in Tempe, Ariz., says a new CEO is expected to be in place when Bunger departs or shortly after that.

  • Home price changes in each state in August Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 1:37 PM ET
  • Home price changes in 25 largest US metro areas Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 1:04 PM ET
  • Immigrant advocates blast Brown vetoes in Calif. Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 8:41 AM ET

    Jerry Brown on Monday for last-minute vetoes of bills that could have brought sweeping change to the state's large foreign-born population. They said signing those bills could have further distinguished California as immigrant-friendly compared to states such as Arizona and Alabama, which have been cracking down on illegal immigration.