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  • In hospitality industry, sexual misconduct often part of job

    5 days, 12 hours ago

    (AP) CHICAGO — One woman recalls how a general manager at a Chicago-area restaurant where she worked told her that if security cameras recorded him reaching between her legs and grabbing her genitals he could simply "edit that out." Another woman ...

  • Jackpot elusive for three new upstate New York casinos

    17 days, 19 hours ago

    (AP) SCHENECTADY, N.Y. — Three new upstate New York casinos have so far failed to generate the big payoffs they projected, meaning less money shared with towns, cities and counties. Slot machine and table game revenue from casinos in the Finger ...

  • Suit challenges Trump's pick for consumer financial bureau

    19 days, 1 hour ago

    (AP) President Donald Trump's appointment of his budget director as interim director of a consumer financial protection agency championed by Democrats was challenged in a lawsuit filed in federal court Sunday night. Leandra English, the federal official elevated to the position ...

  • Tech firms scrounging for skilled workers training their own

    22 days, 15 hours ago

    (AP) RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. — Some information technology companies are growing so concerned about not find enough digital talent that they're training their own. IBM, Amazon and Microsoft all now have apprenticeship programs that pay workers learning on-the-job while they ...

  • EasyJet to take over planes from bankrupt Air Berlin

    1 month, 18 days ago

    (AP) BERLIN — Budget airline easyJet says it has reached an agreement with Air Berlin to buy parts of the bankrupt German airline as part of a 40-million euro ($46 million) deal. The British airline said Saturday in a statement it ...

  • Already a major gambling state, Pennsylvania is poised for a big expansion

    1 month, 18 days ago

    (AP) HARRISBURG, Pa. — Lawmakers in Pennsylvania, which is second only to Nevada in commercial casino revenues, voted Thursday to approve the biggest expansion of gambling in the state since casinos were legalized more than a decade ago. Desperate to find ...

  • How major US stock indexes fared on Friday

    1 month, 19 days ago

    (AP) Some of the biggest companies in the world had their best day in years Friday as Microsoft and Alphabet soared following strong third-quarter reports, as did online retail giant Amazon. U.S. stocks set more records as their winning streak extended ...

  • Las Vegas airport records another 4-million-passenger month

    1 month, 20 days ago

    (AP) Las Vegas aviation officials say the county's airport is on track to break its year-end record as September marked the seventh consecutive month it logged more than 4 million passengers. Figures from the Clark County Department of Aviation show that ...

  • Not at home? Amazon wants to come in and drop off packages

    1 month, 21 days ago

    (AP) NEW YORK — Would you let a stranger in your house to drop off a package? Amazon hopes so. The online retailer said Wednesday that it will launch a service next month called Amazon Key that would allow delivery people ...

  • Losses at Trump's Scottish resorts doubled last year

    2 months, 9 days ago

    (AP) NEW YORK — A financial report filed with the British government shows Donald Trump is losing millions for a third year in a row on a couple of his biggest investments: his Scottish golf resorts. A report from Britain's Companies ...

  • Surveys show upbeat economic, investment outlook for Japan

    2 months, 15 days ago

    (AP) TOKYO — The Bank of Japan's quarterly "tankan" survey shows an improved outlook for the world's third largest economy. The survey released Monday indicated growing shortages of factory capacity that could drive manufacturing investment to help drive growth. However, economists ...

  • Hugh Hefner's company lives on, though as a shadow of itself

    2 months, 15 days ago

    (AP) NEW YORK — Playboy Enterprises has outlived the founder of its iconic magazine, though largely as a shadow of its former self. Hugh Hefner's Playboy, a magazine founded to celebrate his "Playboy Philosophy" of sexual freedom, influenced sexual mores and ...

  • MGM to match employee donations to civil rights groups

    3 months, 28 days ago

    (AP) One of the largest employers in Nevada is launching a donation match program benefiting civil rights organizations in light of the deadly Charlottesville protests. MGM Resorts International, the largest casino operator on the Las Vegas Strip, said Friday that it ...

  • New Ford CEO says company will balance present with future

    4 months ago

    (AP) DETROIT — The new CEO of Ford Motor Co. says the company isn't taking its eyes off the present as it prepares for transportation in the future. Jim Hackett, who replaced Mark Fields in May, says new mobility projects such ...

  • German governor defends asking VW to vet speech on automaker

    4 months, 11 days ago

    (AP) BERLIN — The governor of one of Germany's biggest states says he allowed Volkswagen to vet a 2015 speech about the automaker's diesel scandal. German weekly Bild am Sonntag has reported that VW, which is part-owned by Lower Saxony state, ...

  • US stocks back to records as corporate profits keep rising

    4 months, 23 days ago

    (AP) NEW YORK — U.S. stock indexes returned to their winning ways Tuesday, and the Standard & Poor's 500 index headed for a record after corporate profits continued to come in better than analysts expected. McDonald's and Caterpillar were among the ...

  • Trump wants new NAFTA deal to cut trade deficit with Mexico

    5 months ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump vowed Monday to boost U.S. manufacturing by cutting the $64 billion trade deficit with Mexico as he showcased products made in all 50 states — everything from a fire truck to a baseball bat. "No ...

  • US retail sales fall for a 2nd month as consumers pull back

    5 months, 4 days ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON — Americans curtailed their shopping in June, with less spending at restaurants, department stores and gasoline stations. The spending pullback came despite a healthy job market and suggests that economic growth could remain sluggish. Retail sales fell 0.2 percent ...

  • Black homeowners struggle as US housing market recovers

    5 months, 9 days ago

    (AP) [{"text":"More real estate coverage","url":"https://vegasinc.com/business/real-estate/"}] SAN FRANCISCO — Yul Dorn and his wife raised their son and daughter in a three-bedroom home crammed with family photos, one they bought in a historically African-American neighborhood in San Francisco more than two decades ...

  • Air bag maker Takata bankruptcy expected Monday in Japan, US

    5 months, 23 days ago

    (AP) DETROIT — Drowning in a sea of lawsuits and recall costs, Japanese air bag maker Takata Corp. is expected to seek bankruptcy protection in Tokyo and the United States early Monday. Takata was done in by defective air bag inflators ...

  • With tech giants back in charge, stocks hit records again

    5 months, 29 days ago

    (AP) NEW YORK — Apple and other big-name technology stocks got back to their winning ways Monday and helped drive U.S. indexes once again to record heights. The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose 20.31 points, or 0.8 percent, to 2,453.46 ...

  • Let your purse-onality be your guide

    6 months, 7 days ago

    (AP) Who hasn’t stared in admiration at a photo of a carefree-looking blogger and her new Chloe Faye handbag, romping around in stylish flats like she owns the internet? The bag would look good whether she wore distressed jeans or a ...

  • Iran company finalizes deal with Boeing to buy 60 planes

    6 months, 8 days ago

    (AP) Iran company finalizes deal with Boeing to buy 60 planes TEHRAN, Iran — Iran's official IRNA news agency is reporting that the country's Aseman Airlines has finalized a deal to purchase 60 planes from the American company Boeing. The Saturday ...

  • Toshiba to pay $3.68 billion for Westinghouse reactors in US

    6 months, 8 days ago

    (AP) TOKYO — Money-losing Japanese nuclear and electronics company Toshiba Corp. will pay $3.68 billion toward the construction of two reactors in Georgia by its U.S. unit Westinghouse, which has filed for bankruptcy protection. Tokyo-based Toshiba said Saturday the payment, under ...

  • British Airways cancels flights amid global computer outage

    6 months, 22 days ago

    (AP) LONDON — British Airways canceled all flights from London's Heathrow and Gatwick airports Saturday as a global IT failure causes severe disruption for travelers. The airline said it was suffering a "major IT systems failure" around the world. It didn't ...

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