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Nevada Sales Up 2.1% in January

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Taxable sales in Nevada rose 2.1% in January over the same month last year, helped in part of notable gains in the state's tourism sector.
 
A report Thursday from the state Department of Taxation shows Nevada merchants sold $3.5 billion in goods during the month. Taxable sales rose 4.1% in Clark County and 7.5% in Washoe County.
 
The state collected $277 million in gross taxes based on the total sales.
 
Despite the increase, only five of Nevada's 17 counties posted sales gains.
 
Accommodations and sales at bars and restaurants had sizeable gains in January compared with the same month in 2013. Both are key indicators on the health of Nevada's vital tourism industry.
 
Accommodations jumped more than 80%, while bars and restaurants rose nearly 8%.  (AP)

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