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  • The site, already partly occupied by warehouses and distribution facilities for Wal-Mart, Amazon and Federal Express, is where Elon Musk's electric car maker Tesla Motors plans a factory to make batteries, helped by more than $1 billion of incentives provided by Nevada. For Gilman, this dry, desolate slice of Storey County is where the old Nevada, symbolized by...

  • Asian stocks down on recovery, Ebola worries Thursday, 2 Oct 2014 | 12:16 AM ET

    KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 index lost 1.7 percent to 15,815.45 points and South Korea's Kospi fell 0.9 percent to 1,973.31. SLOW GERMAN DATA: A survey showed German manufacturing unexpectedly contracted in September for the first time in 15 months, the latest sign Europe is being hurt by sanctions imposed on Russia over its role in Ukraine.

  • Oct 1- U.S. apartment vacancy rate rose by 10 basis points in the third quarter, while new construction accelerated to its second-highest quarterly rise since the fourth quarter of 2002, real estate research firm Reis Inc said in a report. New York remained the most expensive market in the country with effective rents registering $3,185 per month, a 47 percent...

  • METALS-London copper edges up as dollar rally pauses Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 9:10 PM ET

    SYDNEY, Oct 2- London copper recovered slightly from three and a half month lows on Thursday in very thin volumes, with the dollar softening ahead of a key European Central Bank meeting. *The Shanghai Futures Exchange is shut for a week of holidays and will reopen Oct. 8. *Dwindling demand hurt factory activity across much of Asia and Europe in September, and mixed...

  • SINGAPORE, Oct 2- Gold added to small gains from the day before on Thursday, buoyed by risk-averse sentiment as weak global manufacturing data in the United States unnerved equity markets. *Stock markets worldwide closed out the first day of the fourth quarter on a weak note on Wednesday, weighed by disappointing manufacturing data from Europe and the United...

  • DIARY - Top economic Events to Oct 16 Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    Treasury Secretary Jack Lew, U.S. Deputy Secretary Sarah Bloom Raskin participate in open meeting of the President's Advisory Council on Financial Capability for Young Americans in Washington- 1300 GMT. RICHMOND- Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond and the Kiel Institute for the World Economy hold two-day conference on "The Labor Market After the Great...

  • BUENOS AIRES, Oct 1- Argentina's central bank chief resigned on Wednesday after a long tussle with the Economy Ministry and was replaced with a regulator considered sympathetic to the interventionist stance of a government battling one of the world's highest inflation rates. The move drew a sharp negative reaction in financial markets, with the price of...

  • Allegiant Travel President and COO Levy resigns Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 6:30 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Allegiant Travel said Wednesday that President and Chief Operating Officer Andrew Levy resigned his executive roles and will step down from the board of directors. He has been with the company for 13 years, and has been president of Allegiant since 2009. Allegiant said Chairman and CEO Maurice Gallagher Jr. will share Levy's duties with executive...

  • Final Glance: Health Care Equipment companies Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 6:20 PM ET

    Becton, Dickinson& Co. fell$. 21 or. 2 percent, to $113.60. Covidien rose $2.17 or 2.5 percent, to $88.68. PerkinElmer fell$. 75 or 1.7 percent, to $42.85.

  • Final Glance: Education companies Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 6:20 PM ET

    Apollo Group fell$. 17 or. 7 percent, to $24.98. Career Education Corp. rose$. 03 or. 6 percent, to $5.11. Strayer Education Inc. rose$. 20 or. 3 percent, to $60.08.

  • Final Glance: Utilities companies Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 6:20 PM ET

    American Electric Power Co. rose$. 17 or. 3 percent, to $52.38. Consolidated Edison Inc. Holding Co. rose$. 28 or. 5 percent, to $56.94. Dominion Resources Inc. rose$. 17 or. 2 percent, to $69.26.

  • Final Glance: Gold companies Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 6:20 PM ET

    Barrick Gold Corp. rose$. 09 or. 6 percent, to $14.75. Gold Fields rose$. 09 or 2.3 percent, to $3.99. Newmont Mining Corp. fell$. 04 or. 2 percent, to $23.01.

  • Final Glance: Department Store Retail companies Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 6:20 PM ET

    Kohl's Corp. fell$. 62 or 1.0 percent, to $60.41. Macy's Inc. fell$. 42 or. 7 percent, to $57.76. Nordstrom fell$. 79 or 1.2 percent, to $67.58.

  • Final Glance: Oil companies Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 6:20 PM ET

    BP PLC fell$. 27 or. 6 percent, to $43.68. ConocoPhillips fell $1.52 or 2.0 percent, to $75.00. Exxon Mobil Corp. fell $1.19 or 1.3 percent, to $92.86.

  • NYSE stocks posting largest volume increases Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 6:20 PM ET

    NEW YORK— A look at the 10 biggest volume gainers on New York Stock Exchange at the close of trading:. AZZ Inc.: Approximately 677,700 shares changed hands, a 496.4 percent increase over its 65- day average volume. The shares rose$. 19 or. 5 percent to $41.96.

  • Final Glance: Credit Card companies Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 6:20 PM ET

    American Express Co. fell $1.47 or 1.7 percent, to $85.81. Capital One Financial Corp. fell $1.01 or 1.2 percent, to $80.61. Discover Financial Services fell$. 86 or 1.3 percent, to $63.53.

  • Final Glance: Leisure companies Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 6:20 PM ET

    Las Vegas Sands Corp. fell$. 97 or 1.6 percent, to $61.24. MGM Resorts International fell$. 67 or 2.9 percent, to $22.11. Marriott International Inc. fell $1.96 or 2.8 percent, to $67.94.

  • Final Glance: Construction companies Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 6:20 PM ET

    Fluor fell$. 90 or 1.3 percent, to $65.89. Foster Wheeler fell$. 51 or 1.6 percent, to $31.11. Quanta Services Inc. fell $1.19 or 3.3 percent, to $35.10.

  • Nasdaq stocks posting largest volume decreases Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 6:20 PM ET

    Auburn National Bancorp: Approximately shares changed hands, a 99.8 decrease from its 65- day average volume. Carolina Bank Holdings Inc.: Approximately shares changed hands, a 99.5 decrease from its 65- day average volume. NB&T Financial Group: Approximately shares changed hands, a 99.3 decrease from its 65- day average volume.

  • Final Glance: Restaurant companies Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 6:20 PM ET

    Brinker International Inc. fell$. 65 or 1.3 percent, to $50.14. Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. fell $4.36 or. 7 percent, to $662.23. Darden Restaurants Inc. fell$. 51 or 1.0 percent, to $50.95.