High Gas Prices Hit Nevada Brothels

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Business is down 25 percent in Nevada's brothels, which depend on truckers who are now feeling the pinch of high gas prices. So the Shady Lady Ranch is offering gas cards to lure people in, and the Moonlite Bunny Ranch has a deal called "double your stimulus" for folks who bring in their federal tax rebate checks.


Good morning. I'm Ari Shapiro.

Nevada's brothels depend on truckers for business. And as high gas prices hurt truckers, ladies of the evening have started feeling the pinch. Business is down 25 percent. Answer: promotions. The Shady Lady Ranch is offering gas cards to lure people in, and the Moonlite Bunny has a deal called double your stimulus. Bring in your economic stimulus check from the government and get double the services.


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