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MGM Mirage to cut 440 jobs: report

A sign for the MGM Grand casino stands in front of casinos (R) owned by the Mandalay Resort Group on The Strip in Las Vegas, Nevada, June 14, 2004. Las Vegas casino operator MGM Mirage has said it is cutting 440 jobs, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday, signaling the effect of a slowing economy on the casino industry. REUTERS/Steve Marcus/ Las Vegas Sun SM

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Las Vegas casino operator MGM Mirage MGM.N has said it is cutting 440 jobs, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday, signaling the effect of a slowing economy on the casino industry.

A significant part of the cuts will be made in Las Vegas where MGM Mirage owns 10 properties, the report said, quoting the casino operator’s spokesman Alan Feldman.

“It’s no secret: Business levels are down,” Feldman was quoted as saying in the report.

MGM Mirage representatives were not immediately available for comment.

Reporting by Aarthi Sivaraman; editing by Rory Channing

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