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Storied Sahara casino reborn as SLS Las Vegas; First major Strip resort to open since downturn
LAS VEGAS, Nev. - The Moroccan-themed Sahara casino that once hosted the Rat Pack and the Beatles is opening as the SLS Las Vegas after a complete transformation.
Yellen says shifts in job market since Great Recession make Fed rate decisions more difficult
WASHINGTON - Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Friday that the Great Recession complicated the Fed's ability to assess the U.S. job market and made it harder to determine when to adjust interest rates.
The high cost of higher education
Post-secondary students in B.C. expect to spend an average of $1,201 on back-to-school purchases this year — slightly above the national average of $1,121. One-third of them will be relying on the assistance of family or friends to cover those costs, while another 25 per cent will pay with a credit card.
Canadians are indebted ... and stressed about it
Canadians are planning to take on $19,534 in household debt over the next year — a number that climbs to $31,084 in B.C., according to a BMO report. The “psychology of debt” report, released Friday, found most people plan to pay off their debts within seven years. In the meantime, stress from those debt levels is affecting their daily lives.
Don Cayo: Change in federal foreign aid policy shuts out a lot of talent and expertise
Imagine running a business with the help of dedicated, competent volunteers who ask for little more than expense money in return for knocking themselves out in pursuit of your objectives.