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For more than two years, the major Las Vegas gambling companies have resisted Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s call to consider building a major casino resort in New York and help him revive an upstate economy wracked by unemployment and declining opportunities. To see the full story, click here.
Typically when stocks are added to the S&P 500, there is a flurry of buying as the stocks are actually inserted into the index and index funds. There is also a constant scan on Wall Street for what stocks could be added to the venerable index next. Many portfolio managers look through the largest cap names trying to ascertain which ...
Wired got a tour of Apple's new solar field in Yerrington and data center in Sparks. Apple is close to its goal of powering all its facilities 100 percent by renewable energy. Its corporate campuses and data centers are now at 94 percent renewable and rising. (In 2010 it was 35 percent.) The next step is to extend the efforts ...
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Crimea's plans to become the world's next Las Vegas have received the blessing of President Vladimir Putin, who presented a bill to the State Duma that could transform the formerly Ukrainian peninsula into Russia's fifth official gambling zone. To see the full story, click here.
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Robin Leach, 72, wobbled up to Citizens Kitchen and Bar here looking neither rich nor famous. Best known for excitedly profiling the mega-rich on 1980s-era television (“Champagne wishes and caviar dreams!”), Mr. Leach on this recent Saturday afternoon was wearing a beat-up blue baseball cap, and his much-parodied British accent was a bit muted. Getting down to the business of ...
An MMA apparel company says it will give a cash reward to the first fighter to knock out Ronda Rousey. To see the full story, click here.
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The Spice Girls are set to reunite for a Las Vegas residency — without Victoria Beckham, who is incidentally celebrating her 40th birthday. To see the full story, click here.
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Not many cities evoke as many instant associations as Las Vegas. Maybe you think of the Rat Pack, showgirls and mobsters sipping martinis. Or perhaps it's bachelorettes and bros on a bender that everyone hopes won't end up on Facebook. But there's much more to the city than just sin... To see the full story, click here.
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In the mood for a marijuana-laced brownie or lemon bar? Imagine walking into a pot dispensary, bypassing the line and getting the snacks you need from a vending machine. It could... To see the full story, click here.
Deutsche Bank AG (DBK) is in talks with potential buyers of its Cosmopolitan resort in Las Vegas as it tries to end a six-year, money-losing venture into casino development, people with knowledge of the matter said. To see the full story, click here.
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President Obama made history in 2008 as the first African American president in U.S. history. But according to data in a fascinating new Pew Research Center study, a majority of Americans describe the president as "mixed race," while just more than a quarter (27 percent) call him "black." To see the full story, click here.
The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority this week launched what it claims is the first national mainstream tourism television commercial that celebrates same-sex relationships. Separately, an episode of the ABC sitcom “Modern Family” last month featured a gay bachelor party and showcased gay-themed events Las Vegas has to offer. To see the full story, click here.
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Some of the heaviest hitters on the religious right are pressuring GOP leaders to cross off Las Vegas as a potential host city for its 2016 convention, warning that putting the next convention in Sin City will harm the party’s image and drive away supporters. Dallas already pitches itself as... To see the full story, click here.
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Despite many of the Las Vegas sports books losing small on Connecticut’s 60-54 win over Kentucky in the national championships game on Monday, the biggest risk on the day turned out to be the final game posted in baseball, the Rockies and White Sox. To see the full story, click here.
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On paper, national Republican apparatchiks are considering a half-dozen mighty American cities for the site of their summer 2016 convention. The general sentiment, though, is that they’re really down to four long shots and two heavyweights: Sin City and Big D. To see the full story, click here.