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WASHINGTON-- The White House is going to great lengths to discourage defense contractors from sending layoff warnings to employees in the days before the presidential election, an effort Republicans are denouncing as politically motivated.
--U.S. emergency transport services provider Rural/Metro announced very weak EBITDA for the June 2012 quarter, well below our expectations, driven by a significant charge for uncollectible receivables. --Cash flow is also negative for fiscal-year 2012, whereas we had been expecting modest positive cash flow.
Our biggest challenge is converting the 25 to 35 year old to becoming participants in our industry, "said Brian Gamache, chief executive of slot machine maker WMS Industries Inc at the annual Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas.
PHOENIX-- The city of Phoenix and a developer who was poised to demolish a Frank Lloyd Wright- designed home have reached an agreement that will put any work on hold while a search continues for a buyer, a city official confirmed Wednesday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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..
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.
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.
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.
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.