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A member enters the building of Culinary Workers Union, Local 226, February 13, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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Mitch Kelly
June 29, 2020 - 5:52 am
On Monday, The Culinary Union plans to publicly announce that they're filing a lawsuit on behalf of members who work in casinos on the Las Vegas Strip in order to protect workers and their families from the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace.
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Model homes and for sale signs line the streets as construction continues at a housing plan in Zelienople, Pa., Wednesday, March 18, 2020. U.S. home sales jumped in February to their highest level in 13 years, a trend that will almost certainly be reversed as the viral outbreak keeps more people at home. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
Associated Press
June 22, 2020 - 7:34 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Existing home sales in the U.S. plunged 9.7% in May. It was the third straight monthly decline and further evidence of the harm the virus pandemic has done to the housing market. The National Association of Realtors said Monday that the monthly decline pushed sales down to a...
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father and daughter taking a selfie in the kitchen
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Mitch Kelly
June 19, 2020 - 8:57 am
This weekend is all about the dads, as retailers and consumers alike are gearing up for Father’s Day 2020.
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FILE - In this June 4, 2020, file photo, a customer walks out of a U.S. Post Office branch and under a banner advertising a job opening, in Seattle. The U.S. government will issue its latest snapshot Thursday, June 18, of the layoffs that have left millions unemployed but have slowed as businesses have increasingly reopened and rehired some of their laid-off workers. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
Associated Press
June 18, 2020 - 7:23 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — About 1.5 million laid-off workers applied for U.S. unemployment benefits last week, a historically high number, even as the economy increasingly reopens and employers bring some people back to work. The latest figure released Thursday marked the 11th straight weekly decline in...
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Nila Davis (L) deals cards to Becky Lewis of Texas at a blackjack table with plexiglass safety shield dividers at Excalibur Hotel & Casino after the Las Vegas Strip
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Mitch Kelly
June 18, 2020 - 5:49 am
Citing a declining use of masks as the reason, the Nevada Gaming Control Board on Wednesday is now requiring table game players to wear face coverings inside casinos if those tables do not have shields or partitions between players.
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Mitch Kelly
June 18, 2020 - 5:27 am
The Wynn Resort will be the first hotel on the strip to reivive its buffet since casinos were allowed to reopen back on June 4th. But it's not the buffet you'd remember.
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Now Hiring sign
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Mitch Kelly
June 18, 2020 - 5:09 am
According to the Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation’s May 2020 economic report, employment in Nevada is up 32,700 jobs over the month and the unemployment rate declined to 25.3 percent.
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Animation of the new Circa resort downtown
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Mitch Kelly
June 17, 2020 - 9:21 am
The owner of the currently under-construction Circa Hotel downtown says his place will be ready to open by the end of the year.
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This April 17, 2015 photo shows stacks of gambling chips on a roulette table at the Tropicana Casino and Resort in Atlantic City, N.J. On June 16, 2020, the American Gaming Association, the casino industry's national trade group, called on state gambling regulators to make it easier for gamblers to use cashless betting options during the coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)
Associated Press
June 16, 2020 - 7:06 am
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The American casino industry wants gambling regulators to make it easier to adopt cashless payment transactions on the casino floor, citing a desire to help customers avoid handling money during the coronavirus outbreak. In a report released Tuesday, the American Gaming...
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Unemployment insurance form and clipboard on a desk.
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Mitch Kelly
June 12, 2020 - 9:17 am
Finalized data from the Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation (DETR) show initial claims for unemployment insurance totaled 10,748 for the week ending June 6, down 589 claims, or 5.2 percent compared to last week’s total of 11,337.
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