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US stocks fall sharply on bleak Chinese manufacturing report

Ken Sweet, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 10:03am

More signs of weakness in China's economy are sending stocks and the price of oil sharply lower.

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Amazon to let Prime members download videos

Mae Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 10:01am

Amazon is upping the ante in the streaming-video competition with downloadable videos.

US factory output up in August at slowest pace since May '13

Paul Wiseman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 9:41am

A strong dollar and China's economic slowdown dragged growth at U.S. factories to the lowest level since May 2013.

US construction spending reaches highest level in 7 years

Josh Boak, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 9:30am

U.S. construction spending in July climbed to its highest level in more than seven years, boosted by an increase in the building of houses, factories and power plants.

IMF head: Global growth likely to be weaker than expected

Niniek Karmini, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 8:41am

Global economic growth is likely to be weaker than earlier expected and will remain at moderate levels, the head of the International Monetary Fund said Tuesday.

Group asks court to stop Nevada tax package repeal effort

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 10:31am

A Nevada PAC is asking a court to block efforts to repeal the entire $1.1 billion tax package that Nevada lawmakers passed this spring.

Valeant steps in to work on psoriasis drug with AstraZeneca

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 10:10am

Canadian drugmaker Valeant will work with British competitor AstraZeneca on a potential treatment for psoriasis a few months after biotech giant Amgen said it was ending research on the drug because of a link to suicidal thoughts and behavior.

US auto market remains bright spot as China pulls back

Dee-Ann Durbin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 10:02am

U.S. auto sales remain a bright spot in a global car market encountering turbulence in important countries such as China.

Strict medical pot testing rules stifle dispensary supplies

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 9:51am

Nevada labs are nixing pounds of medical marijuana that don't meet state standards, putting a premium on pot and delaying at least one dispensary from opening.

Key Democrat: Senate will uphold Obama on Iran nuke deal

Erica Werner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 9:31am

A key Democrat predicted Tuesday that there will be enough votes in the Senate by week's end to uphold an expected veto by President Barack Obama of a resolution disapproving the Iran nuclear deal.

Turmoil returns to markets after weak economic data from China

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 9:21am

One analyst says yesterday's "relatively peaceful markets are a distant memory."

Auditor general: school audits will reflect budget impasse

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 9:10am

Pennsylvania's elected fiscal watchdog says his department's audits of school districts will now include costs resulting from the state government's budget impasse.

US university starts 'virtual classroom' for students

Collin Binkley, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 9:01am

The newest classroom at Harvard University's business school has no desks or chairs. Instead, the professor teaches facing a towering digital screen that stretches from wall to wall, filled with the live video feeds of up to 60 students tuned in from their computers.

Canadian PM denies recession despite 2 negative quarters

Rob Gillies, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 9:01am

Canadian Prime Minister and election candidate Stephen Harper is declining to say the country is in recession despite new data that shows that it is.

Grain mostly lower, livestock lower

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 8:41am

Grain futures were mostly lower in early trading Tuesday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Here is the latest Nevada news from The Associated Press

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 8:30am

Clark County residents could see their sales taxes rise next year if officials approve a proposal aimed at expanding the police force. The county commission is are expected to vote today on the so-called More Cops proposal, which would raise the county's sales tax rate from 8.1 percent to 8.15 percent. The Las Vegas Sun reports the latest version would allow Las Vegas police to hire another 133 officers, and would provide money for dozens more officers in Henderson, North Las Vegas, Mesquite and Boulder City.

Yahoo chief Mayer says she's pregnant with twins

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 8:10am

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is pregnant with identical twins.

US construction spending rises 0.7 percent in July to highest level in more than 7 years

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 8:00am

US construction spending rises 0.7 percent in July to highest level in more than 7 years.

Romania: prosecutor, tax official detained on bribe charges

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 7:41am

Romanian anti-corruption prosecutors have detained a prosecutor and a senior tax official on suspicion they took bribes from a businessman to resolve a court case in his favor.