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Sunday 31 January 2016
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Morning News Alert: Facebook, (NASDAQ:FB), Delta Air Lines, (NYSE:DAL), Las Vegas Sands, (NYSE:LVS)

During Thursday’s Morning trade, Shares of Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB), gained 0.73% to $82.39.

Facebook Inc. is starting to implement a rule to require considering at least one minority candidate for open positions, similar to the “Rooney Rule” the NFL used to enhance diversity of the teams’ coaching staff, according to Bloomberg.

The rule went into effect in some Facebook departments in the last few months, according to a person familiar with the matter. If it assists enhance the presence of people who are black, Latino or otherwise minorities, it will be implemented at the social network widely. Facebook spokeswoman Genevieve Grdina confirmed the effort, while declining to comment further.

Facebook is set to release its workforce diversity statistics soon, declaring for the second year in a row that more work is needed at the company to enhance the presence of women and minorities. Technology companies counting Apple Inc. and Google Inc. are also working to address the issue with new recruiting methods, retention strategies and funding of nonprofit groups that assist enhance the pipeline of candidates. Bloomberg Reports.

Facebook, Inc. operates as a social networking company worldwide. It provides a set of development tools and application programming interfaces that enable developers to integrate with Facebook to create mobile and Web applications.

Shares of Delta Air Lines, Inc. (NYSE:DAL), declined -0.29% to $40.68, during its current trading session.

The experience at Los Angeles International Airport’s Terminal 5 recently reflects the style of the city and its travelers as Delta Air Lines, unveils the completion of a three-year terminal-wide refurbishment, counting the airline’s first private check-in lounge, Delta ONE at LAX. The $229-million Delta project was accomplished in partnership with Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) and the City of Los Angeles.

Since 2009, Delta has been the fastest-growing carrier at LAX* and recently offers flights to the most important cities for L.A.’s entertainment, technology, health care, and automotive industries. The facility enhancements at Terminal 5 are part of the airline’s investment at LAX as Delta continues to grow its network in this global gateway.

“These upgrades to Terminal 5 are transforming visitors’ first and last impressions of Los Angeles,” said Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti. “This investment by Delta is the latest in our now more than $8 billion overhaul of LAX. Whether by upgrading nearly all of our terminals, bringing in ridesharing services to pick up passengers, or connecting the nation’s second-busiest airport to rail, we’re making LAX a world-class airport befitting a city that is the global capital of creativity, innovation and possibility. I am thrilled that Delta is growing its presence here in Los Angeles.”

Additionally, a renovated Sky Club offers more space and an improved customer experience, counting 100 additional seats; new shower suites and renovated bathrooms; an updated food area with cafe seating; and new furnishings and fixtures. New restaurants and shops in Terminal 5 feature celebrity chefs and retail brand names that reflect the cuisine, culture and lifestyle of Los Angeles.

Delta Air Lines, Inc. provides planned air transportation for passengers and cargo worldwide. The company operates in two segments, Airline and Refinery. Its route network comprises various gateway airports in Amsterdam, Detroit, Los Angeles, Minneapolis-St. Paul, New York-LaGuardia, New York-JFK, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Salt Lake City, Seattle, and Tokyo-Narita.

Finally, Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE:LVS), gained 1.09%, and is now trading at $53.06.

Las Vegas Sands Corp. (LVS) declared a new corporate citizenship commitment to provide homeless youth in the Las Vegas area raised educational resources and support during the summer school break, when they are at a higher risk to lose focus on their education.

Through donations to local service organizations Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth (NPHY) and STREET Teens, LVS will assist more homeless teens focus on their academic and professional futures by providing strengthened educational sites and assistance that are accessible year-round, counting technology, personal support and scholarships.

Summer months magnify the challenges homeless youth face because they don’t have the infrastructure of school as a safe haven or educational alternative. Locally, more than 9,000 students in the Clark County Unified School District were considered homeless or children in transition last year.

Homeless youth have some of the highest school dropout rates. About 75 percent of homeless youth nationally have dropped out or will drop out of school, according to the National Conference for State Legislatures.

Las Vegas Sands Corp. develops, owns, and operates integrated resorts in Asia and the United States. The company owns and operates The Venetian Macao Resort Hotel, Sands Cotai Central, the Four Seasons Hotel Macao, the Plaza Casino, and the Sands Macao in Macau, the People’s Republic of China.

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