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  • LAS VEGAS— The bankrupt operating division of casino empire Caesars Entertainment Corp. wants more time to file its reorganization plan to get out from under about $18 billion in debt. Caesars Entertainment Operating Co. lawyers filed a motion this week asking a bankruptcy judge in Chicago to allow the company six more months to file its own plan exclusively.

  • LAS VEGAS— Elaine Wynn said Thursday she has her ex-husband Steve Wynn's endorsement in her battle to remain on the board of the casino-hotel company they co-founded. Elaine Wynn cited statements the Wynn Resorts Ltd. CEO made on Charlie Rose's interview show this week that he didn't agree with the board's decision not to re-nominate her.

  • Rick Barclay said Thursday that he hoped to prevent his fight with federal regulators from turning into the kind of high-profile standoff at a Nevada ranch last year. The Oath Keepers' website said the group was not trying to confront the Bureau of Land Management, and Emerick said the group was vetting everyone who showed up. Bureau of Land Management spokesman...

  • LOS ANGELES— Former rap music mogul Marion "Suge" Knight was hospitalized again on Thursday after a judge ordered him to stand trial on murder and attempted murder charges filed after he ran over two men in a parking lot. The latest trip came after Superior Court Judge Ronald Coen rejected Knight's argument that he acted in self-defense when he was viciously...

  • April 15- A consortium of private equity firm TPG Capital LP and Chinese conglomerate Fosun International Ltd is in the final stages of negotiations to acquire Cirque du Soleil, according to people familiar with the matter. The price that TPG and Fosun were negotiating with Laliberté could not be learned, but sources close to the process had previously stated...

  • ST. LOUIS, April 15- The U.S. Treasury Department's anti-money laundering unit may soon issue a civil penalty to Caesars Entertainment Corp over anti-money laundering lapses unearthed during a probe underway for roughly two years, two sources familiar with the matter. The sources added that the Justice Department, which had also been probing the casino...

  • McDonald's relations with franchisees hit new low-survey Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 1:40 PM ET

    LOS ANGELES, April 15- McDonald's Corp's relations with its U.S. franchisees have hit a fresh low as the fast-food giant's new chief executive fights to turn around its domestic business amid fierce competition, according to a survey released Wednesday. said one of the 32 franchisees participating in the monthly survey, published by Janney Capital Markets...

  • Bills would allocate $9.5M for technology job training Tuesday, 14 Apr 2015 | 12:37 PM ET

    CARSON CITY, Nev.— There's a small issue with large technology companies like Tesla and Switch expanding to Nevada— the state doesn't have nearly enough qualified and trained workers to meet the expected demand. The shortage has led Nevada lawmakers to consider bills that would allocate nearly $10 million toward high-tech workforce development at state...

  • LAS VEGAS— The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority says it has a pretty good idea who visited the destination last year: 45- year-old married people making $40,000 or more, with one-third of them coming from neighboring California. They came in pairs and left the kids— if any— at home, spending $281.88 on food and drinks, $149.77 to shop and budgeting $530.11...

  • The products are sold online and by some retailers and gyms, the FDA said in a statement Monday. The FDA says consumers who have taken the supplements should watch out for potential signs of adverse effects, including unexplained fatigue, abdominal or back pain or discolored urine. Charles Lee, a senior scientist with the FDA, in a statement.

  • The company filed its definitive proxy statement with shareholders on Monday ahead of its May 28 annual meeting encouraging votes for MGM's board nominees, 11 incumbents, and not for those nominated by the investment firm Land and Buildings. Land and Buildings is directly asking shareholders in its own proxy statement to elect four other directors to the...

  • LAS VEGAS— Allegiant Air's pilots have agreed not to strike while a federal judge in Las Vegas weighs arguments from their union and the airline's management. The company and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 1224 will return to U.S. District Court on Wednesday and Thursday to present more evidence and testimony. Allegiant specializes in...

  • LAS VEGAS— Shawn Seipler is on a mission to save lives with soap. The non-profit initiative, now called Clean the World, has since grown to include industrial recycling facilities in Las Vegas, Orlando and Hong Kong, cities where hotels are plentiful and used bars of soap can be gathered easily by the thousands. William Schaffner, a professor of preventative...

  • MERCURY, Nev.— Several members of Congress are heading to the mothballed site of a proposed radioactive waste dump in the Nevada desert amid new talk about a decades-old problem— where to dispose of spent nuclear fuel stored at commercial reactors around the U.S. Shimkus said the trip did not signal a resumption of the Yucca Mountain program because Congress...

  • LAS VEGAS— An advisory firm has recommended shareholders show their dissatisfaction with the state of affairs at Wynn Resorts in an upcoming election of board members. Elaine Wynn, who co-founded the casino operator with her ex-husband, company CEO Steve Wynn, is in a battle for re-election to the board. The proxy advisory firm said it has "significant concerns"...

  • LAS VEGAS— The King will not appear at Elvis Presley's Graceland Wedding Chapel that is coming soon to Las Vegas— exactly how Priscilla Presley wants it. Priscilla Presley knows some might prefer a jumpsuit-wearing, sideburn-donning wedding official with a bit of swivel to his hips. "This is all first-class," she told the Associated Press recently.

  • April 1- A U.S. judge on Wednesday issued an order temporarily blocking Allegiant Air pilots from striking after they announced a Thursday walkout. Allegiant sued the pilots union in U.S. District Court in Las Vegas on Monday, saying it had violated the Railway Labor Act by moving to strike before the parties had exerted every effort to settle their disputes.

  • NEW YORK, March 27- A former JetBlue Airways Corp pilot whose midair meltdown forced an emergency landing of a 2012 flight on Friday sued the carrier for $14.9 million, saying it should have grounded him because it knew he was incapable of flying. Clayton Osbon, 52, filed his lawsuit in Manhattan federal court three days after the crash of a Germanwings plane in the...

  • JetBlue sued by ex-pilot who had midair meltdown Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 5:24 PM ET

    NEW YORK, March 27- A former JetBlue Airways Corp pilot whose midair meltdown forced an emergency landing of a 2012 flight on Friday sued the carrier for $14.9 million, saying it should have grounded him because it knew he was incapable of flying. Clayton Osbon, 52, filed his lawsuit in Manhattan federal court three days after the crash of a Germanwings plane in the...

  • "Pawn Stars" Harrison looks toward the future Thursday, 19 Mar 2015 | 7:14 PM ET
    Rick Harrison, owner of the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop, waits as a camera crew prepares to shoot an episode of Pawn Stars at his shop in Las Vegas, April 3, 2013.

    "Pawn Stars" star Rick Harrison isn't sitting still despite his pawn shop's success.