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The Rhode Island Airport Corp. announced Tuesday that Germany- based Condor Airlines will begin offering two round-trip flights per week to Frankfurt, starting in June. "This new international service will give Rhode Island travelers a direct, affordable connection to Frankfurt and Europe.
WASHINGTON— U.S. home prices rose in July but at a slower rate compared with earlier this year. Real estate data provider CoreLogic said Tuesday that prices rose 7.4 percent in July from July 2013. But CoreLogic's monthly figures aren't adjusted for seasonality, such as increased buying that occurs in warm weather.
LAS VEGAS— Officials cut the ribbon Tuesday on the South Beach-inspired Delano Las Vegas, the renamed and renovated property on the campus of Mandalay Bay that was previously known as THEhotel.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.— Atlantic City's newest casino— and its biggest, costliest flop— went out with barely a whimper. Revel Casino Hotel opened a little more than two years ago amid high hopes of turning around Atlantic City's struggling casino market.
PROVIDENCE, R.I.— Former Treasurer Frank Caprio is seeking a second term against a political newcomer frustrated with Rhode Island's failure to rebound from the recession. Seth Magaziner, a 31- year-old investment professional, has promised to bring a fresh perspective to state government and use the treasurer's office to promote economic growth.
MACAU, Sept 1- Gambling revenue in the world's biggest gaming hub Macau fell 6.1 percent in August on an annual basis, the third consecutive monthly decline this year as a stepped up campaign against corruption and falling housing prices in China sapped demand from high-rolling VIP customers.
LOS ANGELES— Five states are on the short list for a $5 billion factory that Tesla Motors plans to build so it can crank out batteries for a new generation of electric cars. The package of economic incentives that each state offers will help determine where Tesla builds the factory— Nevada, California, Texas, Arizona or New Mexico.
LOS ANGELES— From the start, little has been typical about Tesla Motors' plan for a $5 billion factory to make batteries for a new generation of electric cars. This spring, Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced that Tesla would take the extremely unusual step of spending millions to prepare sites in two states— or perhaps even three— before the finalist was chosen.
Putting the cart before the horse, the U.S. Department of Energy recently asked companies for ideas on how the government should get the rail cars needed to haul 150- ton casks filled with used, radioactive nuclear fuel. The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission and Department of Transportation share responsibility for regulating shipments.
Casinos are closing in Atlantic City, while new ones are opening in Maryland and Massachusetts.
ELKO, Nev.— A state panel has approved regulations guiding oil and gas exploration companies' use of hydraulic fracturing, better known as fracking, in Nevada. Kate Fay, a representative of Houston- based Noble Energy Inc., praised the regulations.
LAS VEGAS— A top federal water administrator said Friday that several myths stand in the way of broad agreements needed to deal with increasing demand for water in the drought-stricken and over-allocated Colorado River basin.
LAS VEGAS— Nevada gambling revenue rose less than 1 percent in July compared with the same month last year, with nearly a 5 percent gain on the Las Vegas Strip offsetting declines in Reno, Stateline on Lake Tahoe's south shore, and Wendover on the Utah line, the state Gambling Control Board reported Thursday.
CINCINNATI— Low-fare carrier Frontier Airlines announced Thursday it is doubling its service from the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport. Frontier will begin daily flights to Dallas-Fort Worth on Oct. 26, with multiday service also coming to Las Vegas; Phoenix; and Orlando and Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
DALLAS— A federal court has ruled that FedEx Corp. improperly classified about 2,300 drivers in California as independent contractors instead of employees.
Aug 27- New Jersey's Atlantic County, which includes the struggling gambling mecca of Atlantic City, saw the biggest employment drop of all U.S. metropolitan areas in July compared to the same time last year, according to preliminary U.S. Labor Department data on Wednesday.
MESA, Ariz.— Inside a nondescript garage-like workshop nestled between restaurants, a flower shop and jewelry stores along Main Street, ideas are taking shape. "It's all about sharing what we know with one another," said Mitch Altman, 57, founder of a similar setup in San Francisco called Noisebridge.
Burger King plans expansion of Tim Hortons. Burger King said Tuesday it will buy Tim Hortons in an $11 billion deal that would create the world's third largest fast-food chain.
Las Vegas led with a 15.2 percent gain. But prices in Las Vegas, Phoenix, Miami and Tampa, Florida, are still at least 33 percent below their housing bubble peaks of almost a decade ago. But buying remains 4.3 percent below the July 2013 level, according to the National Realtors Association.
PROVIDENCE, R.I.— The improving national economy is finally spurring job growth and pushing the unemployment rate down in Rhode Island, according to the state's top labor official. Now with a rate of 7.7 percent, Rhode Island moved out of last place and is tied with Michigan and Nevada, ahead of last place Mississippi and Georgia.