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MGM Resorts adopts smoke-free policy for Vegas Strip casino

LAS VEGAS (AP) — One of the last Las Vegas Strip resorts to reopen after coronavirus closures will be the first to be smoke-free, MGM Resorts International announced Monday. Park MGM will prohibit tobacco smoke inside when it opens Sept. 30, said Anton Nikodemus, president and chief ...

Tech falters again as Wall Street ends its worst week in months

NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street closed out its worst week since June with another day of churning trading Friday, as big technology stocks resumed their suddenly weakened ways. The S&P 500 rose 1.78, or 0.1%, to 3,340.97, but only after a roller-coaster day where a gain of 0.9% gave way to ...

United Kingdom inks trade deal with Japan just as EU talks sour

LONDON (AP) — The U.K. secured its first major post-Brexit trade deal on Friday after signing an agreement with Japan just as discussions with the European Union appeared to be teetering on the brink of collapse. The deal, which is largely a rollover of one the U.K. enjoyed as a member of ...

US stocks turn lower again as a wild trading week continues

Technology and energy companies led a broad sell-off on Wall Street Thursday that wiped out nearly all of the market’s gains from a strong rally the day before. The S&P 500 lost 1.8% after having been up briefly by 0.8% in the early going. The slide cut deeply into the benchmark ...

Bargain chain Century 21 to shut down after nearly 60 years

NEW YORK (AP) — Century 21 Stores — a destination for bargain hunters looking for fat deals on designer dresses and shoes, cosmetics and housewares for nearly 60 years — has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and is winding down its business, shutting all 13 stores across New York, New ...

Stocks bounce back on Wall Street as tech bloodletting halts

NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street snapped back to life on Wednesday, recovering from its worst stretch of losses in months, as the bloodletting for big technology stocks came to at least a temporary halt. Apple, Amazon and other tech companies that suddenly lost their momentum late last week on ...

Luxury goods giant LVMH cancels $14.5B deal for Tiffany

NEW YORK (AP) — Luxury goods giant LVMH is ending its takeover deal of jewelry retailer Tiffany & Co., saying the French government had requested a delay to assess the threat of proposed U.S. tariffs. Wednesday’s announcement came after the deal’s value had been eroded by wider ...

Tech’s sudden sell-off continues; Nasdaq sinks 10% in three days

NEW YORK (AP) — Big technology stocks tumbled again on Tuesday, continuing the Icarus-like flight path for companies that just a week ago were the high-flyers carrying Wall Street to record heights. The S&P 500 fell 95.12, or 2.8%, to 3,331.84 and clinched its first three-day losing ...

Bring in the experts: It’s time to secure your home network

Not all that long ago, managing your home network’s security didn’t involve much more than installing an antivirus program on your PC. If only it were still so simple. It’s no longer just about protecting the computer on which you may be working from home and the laptops the kids may ...

Stocks claw back some losses on another rocky day

The stock market closed out its worst week in more than two months Friday as a second straight day of turbulent trading ended with more losses. The S&P 500 fell 0.8%, although the index did claw most of the way back from a 3.1% skid earlier in the day. A slide in technology stocks again ...