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LAS VEGAS (AP) — State gambling regulators are giving a tax refund to 13 casino-hotels worth at least $700,000 total after the properties overpaid Nevada's live entertainment tax. The Nevada Gaming Commission approved the settlement agreements with the casino-hotels in Las Vegas, Lake Tahoe, Laughlin and Reno.

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada officials are reporting that taxable sales statewide were up nearly 7 percent in November, compared with the same month a year earlier. A state Department of Taxation report says the $313.5 million collected from sales and use taxes represented a 5.7 percent increase year-to-year.

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Officials say a Delta Air Lines flight from Minneapolis made an emergency landing in Las Vegas with the co-pilot at the controls after the pilot was locked out of the cockpit. McCarran International Airport spokeswoman Christine Crews says none of the 168 people aboard Delta flight 1651 was injured, and the MD-90 aircraft wasn't damaged.

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval plans to announce the details of a $437 million tax proposal at a Carson City press conference. The Republican governor is giving specifics on Thursday about the business licensing tax change he first announced in his State of the State address earlier in January.

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