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Nevada Sales Up 4.6% in February

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Taxable sales in Nevada rose 4.6% in February over the same month a year ago, with several sectors reporting strong gains.
 
In a report released Tuesday, the Department of Taxation says Nevada merchants sold $3.5 billion in goods in February, on which the state collected $280 million in gross taxes.
 
Sales in Clark County were up 10.4%, while Washoe County in northern Nevada saw a 10.7% gain.
 
Statewide, eight of Nevada's 17 counties reported increased sales activity.
 
Sales of durable goods increased 8.3%, while vehicle and parts sales rose 6.2%.
 
Bar and restaurant sales posted a 10.2% increase and accommodations rose 3.6%. Both are indicators on the health of Nevada's vital tourist industry.
 
On the flip side, construction sales fell 77%.  (AP)

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