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  • Battle involving college, closed casino is part of Caesars bankruptcy case

    1 month, 4 days ago

    (AP) ATLANTIC CITY — A southern New Jersey college's battle over a failed deal to convert a former casino into a satellite campus is now part of Caesars Entertainment's bankruptcy case in Illinois. Stockton University filed a claim in the case ...

  • Siena hotel-casino in Reno will change hands again

    1 month, 26 days ago

    (AP) The Siena Hotel Spa Casino in downtown Reno is changing hands for the second time in its 14-year history. The Reno Gazette-Journal reported that Grand Siena LLC said it has agreed sell the eight-story, 214-room property on the Truckee River ...

  • AT&T fires president over racist text; $100M lawsuit goes on

    2 months, 2 days ago

    (AP) LOS ANGELES — AT&T Inc. on Tuesday confirmed that it has fired Aaron Slator, a president who became the subject of a $100 million discrimination lawsuit for using his work phone to send racially offensive images. "There is no place ...

  • No NHL expansion yet, but Bettman has fee in mind: $500 million

    2 months, 6 days ago

    (AP) NEW YORK — NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman might not yet have anything definitive to say about expansion, though he does have a fee in mind. How's $500 million sound? Without committing to what the price might be, Bettman told a ...

  • Las Vegas bullish on Mayweather-Pacquiao megafight

    2 months, 6 days ago

    (AP) [{"text":"Dispute resolved, tickets for Mayweather-Pacquiao bout go on sale today","url":"http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2015/apr/22/deal-reached-tickets-mayweather-pacquiao-bout-sale/"},{"text":"Bayless picked as third man in ring for Mayweather-Pacquiao","url":"http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2015/apr/21/veteran-referee-kenny-bayless-picked-third-man-rin/"},{"text":"Can Mayweather-Pacquiao match the prefight hype?","url":"http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2015/apr/21/mayweather-pacquiao-fight-hype/"},{"text":"Is Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s loyalty to MGM strong enough to extend career to open new arena? ","url":"http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2015/apr/18/floyd-mayweathers-loyalty-mgm-enough/"},{"text":"Manny Pacquiao ...

  • Lawmaker introduces industrial marijuana farming bill

    3 months, 15 days ago

    (AP) CARSON CITY — A Nevada lawmaker is introducing a bill that would allow industrial marijuana farming. Democratic Sen. Tick Segerblom, the primary sponsor of SB 305, said the bill would create regulations for an industrial hemp industry in the state. ...

  • Newly introduced state bills may bring reduced fees for owners of vehicles and businesses

    3 months, 15 days ago

    (AP) CARSON CITY — A Democratic assemblyman hopes to give the middle class a break by lowering vehicle registration fees, wants to give business owners a break by getting rid of the annual $100 license fee. Democratic Assemblyman Richard Carrillo is ...

  • Volkswagen recalls 38,000 cars due to fire risk

    6 months, 1 day ago

    (AP) NEW YORK — The Volkswagen Group of America is recalling about 38,000 cars because a fuel leak in the engine may cause a fire. The automaker said no injuries or accidents have been reported. The recall covers 2014 to 2015 ...

  • PlayStation, Xbox outages spark debate over hacker claims

    6 months, 5 days ago

    (AP) SAN FRANCISCO — Sony's PlayStation network remained offline Friday on the second day of an outage that began roiling the online world just as eager video game players were unwrapping new consoles on Christmas morning. Microsoft's Xbox Live service, which ...

  • Holiday deliveries improve, but hiccups continue

    6 months, 5 days ago

    (AP) NEW YORK — Christmas came on time this year for most people. After FedEx and UPS failed to deliver some presents in time for Christmas last year, the two package carriers improved their performance this holiday season. FedEx delivered more ...

  • On Black Friday, many shop, others make statements

    7 months, 3 days ago

    (AP) An estimated 600,000 Nevada shoppers hit stores on Black Friday while others used the day to make a point on behalf of the retail workers who stocked the shelves and rang up the purchases. Members of the AFL-CIO delivered letters ...

  • Obama picks ex-P&G head to lead Veterans Affairs

    1 year ago

    (AP) President Barack Obama plans to nominate former Proctor & Gamble executive Robert McDonald as the next Veterans Affairs secretary, as the White House seeks to shore up an agency beset by treatment delays and struggling to deal with an influx ...

  • Customer trumps Waffle House rule, gives $1,000 tip directly to server

    1 year ago

    (AP) RALEIGH, N.C. — A server at a North Carolina Waffle House has received a $1,000 Mother's Day tip directly from her customer after the restaurant refused to give it to her because it was left on a credit card. Shaina ...

  • McDonald’s offers seasoned french fries in test markets

    1 year, 1 month ago

    (AP) NEW YORK — McDonald's says it plans to start testing seasoned french fries at select U.S. locations starting Friday. The world's biggest hamburger chain says the test of its "Shakin' Flavor Fries" will take place at restaurants in northern California ...

  • Ford’s Fields to replace Mulally as CEO July 1

    1 year, 1 month ago

    (AP) DEARBORN, Mich.— Mark Fields, who helped turn Ford Motor Co.'s North American operations into a sales and profit powerhouse, will take over from Alan Mulally as CEO on July 1. The 53-year-old Fields has been Ford's chief operating officer since ...

  • Sands 1Q profit beats predictions, thanks to Macau

    1 year, 2 months ago

    (AP) Las Vegas Sands Corp. said its first-quarter net income rose 36 percent due to a strong performance in Macau, the world's largest gambling market. Billionaire CEO Sheldon Adelson said Thursday the company delivered growth in every sector of business in ...

  • Cyber cops: Target hackers may take years to find

    1 year, 2 months ago

    (AP) Secret Service investigators say they are close to gaining a full understanding of the methods hackers used to breach Target's computer systems last December. But the agency says it could take years to identify the criminals who stole some 40 ...

  • Wal-Mart jumps into the money transfer biz, loudly

    1 year, 2 months ago

    (AP) Wal-Mart is delving deeper into financial services at its stores and shaking up the money transfer business. The world's largest retailer introduced a new money transfer service Thursday that it says will cut fees for its low-income customers by up ...

  • Mozilla CEO resigns after furor over gay rights

    1 year, 2 months ago

    (AP) MOUNTAIN VIEW, CALIF. — Mozilla co-founder Brendan Eich is stepping down as CEO after protests of his support of a gay marriage ban in California. The Mountain View-based nonprofit maker of the Firefox browser had promoted him last week. At ...

  • Samsung hooks unsuspecting Obama as phone ad star

    1 year, 2 months ago

    (AP) NEW YORK — The latest pitchman in Samsung's marketing machine: an unwitting President Barack Obama. Boston Red Sox baseball player David Ortiz snapped a selfie with the president at a White House event using a Samsung phone and tweeted it ...

  • S&P 500 notches another record after hiring report

    1 year, 2 months ago

    (AP) NEW YORK — Stocks closed higher for a fourth straight day on Wednesday after a report on hiring provided another encouraging sign that the economy is emerging from its winter slump. The Standard & Poor's 500 index closed at a ...

  • Workers at some downtown Las Vegas casinos vote to allow strike

    1 year, 3 months ago

    (AP) Union members at several downtown Las Vegas casinos have voted overwhelmingly to authorize a strike if bargaining doesn't yield a new contract. A statement from Culinary Union Local 226 said that more than 99 percent voted for the authorization. The ...

  • BofA to spend $9.33 billion in FHFA settlement

    1 year, 3 months ago

    (AP) Bank of America will spend $9.33 billion to resolve a dispute over mortgage securities with the Federal Housing Finance Agency, the regulator that oversees Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The agency sued 18 financial institutions in September 2011 over their ...

  • As trade talks begin, Europe wants its Parmesan back

    1 year, 3 months ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON— Would Parmesan by any other name be as tasty atop your pasta? A ripening trade battle might put that to the test. As part of trade talks, the European Union wants to ban the use of European names like ...

  • Stocks stumble, then mostly recover in late trade

    1 year, 4 months ago

    (AP) NEW YORK — Stocks were mostly higher in late trading Friday as the market mostly recovered from an afternoon stumble. The Standard & Poor's 500 index edged further into record territory, but weakness in technology stocks held back the Nasdaq ...

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