Metro-East News

Daily business briefing: Freelancing increases

A new survey finds that more Americans identify themselves as freelancers. About 53 million, or one in three, consider themselves freelancers. Read more here.

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Lawmakers in Washington state have passed a bill that would abolish the existing payday loan system and create a new one based on the system created five years ago in Colorado. Learn more here.

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Tourism in Las Vegas has expanded into a $50 billion industry. Find out more here.

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In Connecticut, a new poll has found that 75 percent of the state’s citizens oppose casino expansion. For more information, read here.

-Will Buss, BND business writer

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