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MONDAY, FEB. 8, 2016





Apollo Education to go private in $1.1B deal

NEW YORK – Apollo Education is being taken private in a $1.1 billion deal by a consortium led by private investment firm The Vistria Group. Shares jumped more than 24 percent in trading Monday morning. The announcement comes about a ...

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SUNDAY, FEB. 7, 2016



BBB Tip of the Week: Cable, utility company scams

Con artists pretend to be from cable companies and utilities providers of electricity, water and gas, in order to steal from consumers. During severe weather conditions that knock out services, con artists have been known to go door-to-door impersonating utility workers. They ask for cash payment to restore services, approaching people when they are most vulnerable.

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Week Ahead

Tuesday Let’s Talk Shop: Small Business Administration – Learn more about resources offered by the Small Business Administration and other regional partners to help your business start, grow and thrive. 7-8 a.m., CenterPlace Regional Event Center, 2426 N. Discovery Place, Spokane Valley. Free. Register at http://spokanevalleychamber.chambermaster.com/events/details/let-s-talk-shop-small-business-adminstration-913 or (509) 924-4994.

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FRIDAY, FEB. 5, 2016

Card dealer Wei Li, center left, deals a game of blackjack to patrons Wednesday at Twin River Casino, in Lincoln, R.I. (Steven Senne / Associated Press)

Tattoos, martial arts and poker? Casinos wooing millennials

BOSTON – Casinos worried that millennials aren’t getting into traditional gambling like their parents and grandparents are bringing in tattoo studios, mixed martial arts competitions and other offbeat attractions to attract a younger clientele. In New England, where a regional casino war is afoot, Connecticut’s Foxwoods is remaking one of its gambling floors – now christened “The Fox” – as a hip, fun scene in the sprawling 30-year-old casino complex.

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