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Nevada among top five states with highest home price increases

By Anna CuiEBC Las Vegas Bureau (Eagle News) — Home prices across the U.S. increased 18% year over year through July 2021, according to the recently released CoreLogic Home Price Insights report. While all states showed annual increases, home appreciation …

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Business expo draws crowd in Gallup

By Ener OcampoEBC Las Vegas Bureau GALLUP, New Mexico — Residents and vendors from the healthcare industry to car dealers and food trucks came together during the Annual Business Expo held at the McKinley County Courthouse Square in historic downtown …

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Teamsters attempt to unionize Amazon warehouse in Canada

By: Thomas I. LiknessEBC News Service (Eagle News) — Amazon faces a challenge from the Teamsters union which is trying to organize one of the e-commerce giant’s fulfillment centers near Edmonton. The union has applied to the Alberta Labour Relations …

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Hackers steal records of 40 million T-Mobile customers

T-Mobile notified customers of a data breach that compromised the records of over 40 million current and past customers. Eagle News Service. (Eagle News) — T-Mobile announced Wednesday that hackers attacked the U.S. wireless company, stealing personal information of more …

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Samsung announces two new foldable smartphones

  (Eagle News) — Two new mobile phones were introduced by technology giant Samung — the Galaxy Z Fold3 and Z Flip3. As their names imply, what sets these new phones apart are their foldable screens. While this is not …

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TikTok tops Facebook as most downloaded app of 2020

  (AFP) — TikTok was the world’s most downloaded app last year, overtaking Facebook and its messaging platforms, market tracker App Annie said Tuesday. The Chinese-owned video app surged in popularity despite efforts by former president Donald Trump to ban it …

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Facebook shuts down vaccine disinformation ‘laundromat’

  (AFP) — Facebook on Tuesday said it shut down a disinformation operation which sought to spread Covid-19 vaccine hoaxes by duping social network influencers into backing false claims. The leading social network labeled the operating a “disinformation laundromat” which …

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Reward card program launched to boost consumer spending in Rhode Island

By Karl Ojeda EBC New York Bureau PROVIDENCE, RI (Eagle News) — To help boost the local economy, guests who stay at participating hotels in Rhode Island will receive another added perk to their travel itinerary. The “GoProvidence Pass” program …

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Zoom looks to dial-in on pandemic success and expand personal customer service

  (Eagle News) — Have you ever been in a situation where you tried to use video conferencing software, only for it to not work properly? Maybe you couldn’t hear everyone else in the conference, or they couldn’t see your …

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Canada-US border to reopen to fully vaccinated Americans August 9

By: Thomas I. Likness EBC News Service (Eagle News) — Border restrictions are being eased to allow fully vaccinated Americans to enter Canada for non-essential reasons, the Canadian government said Monday. Beginning August 9, American who have been fully immunized …

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Parts of US seeing ‘robust’ growth despite shortages, inflation: Fed

  (AFP) — The US economy saw “moderate to robust growth” in recent weeks as it bounced back from the Covid-19 pandemic despite rising prices and shortages of supplies, a Federal Reserve report said Wednesday. Some of the fastest growth …

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Era of space tourism begins: When will you be booking your flight?

  (Eagle News) —On Sunday history was made as Sir Richard Branson became the first traveler into space via a privately owned company: his own Virgin Galactic. With other privately owned companies such as Jeff Bezos’s Blue Origin and Elon …

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