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  • Nightlife king faces queries from gaming regulator Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 8:55 PM ET

    LAS VEGAS— A Los Angeles nightlife entrepreneur who revamped Las Vegas' Sahara Hotel and Casino into a hipper, sleeker destination is getting ready to defend his past again so he can obtain a Nevada gambling license after admitting recent cocaine use and explaining his curious business dealings with felons. "What he has run into is history," said Michael Green, a...

  • Existing gambling sites in New York state Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 4:58 PM ET

    A New York panel decided to recommend only three sites for upstate gambling casinos instead of four amid an increasingly saturated gambling market. Here's a look at the other sites where gamblers already can go in New York. —Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway, Yonkers;.

  • Xi's visit to Macau deals cold deck to VIP gamblers Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 4:00 PM ET

    HONG KONG, Dec 18- As Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives in Macau this weekend for his first official visit in five years, the message from Beijing is clear: the world's biggest gambling centre cannot remain a one-industry town. China extended a crackdown on illicit money transfers into Macau, giving its Economic Crimes Investigation Bureau access to...

  • Leaked Sony emails show Loeb influence on studio execs Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 3:11 PM ET

    TOKYO/ BOSTON, Dec 17- Sony Corp movie executives kept up a dialogue with hedge fund titan Daniel Loeb, even after rebuffing the billionaire investor's proposal to sell up to one-fifth of the studio's entertainment business, leaked emails show. Loeb's New York- based Third Point took a 7 percent stake in the company in May 2013 and suggested that proceeds from a...

  • Nevada regulators reject tribal solar plant again Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 11:35 AM ET

    LAS VEGAS— Nevada regulators on Wednesday refused a second request to waive competitive bids for utility company NV Energy to buy solar power from a proposed solar generation station on the Moapa River Paiute Indian Reservation outside Las Vegas. Proponents said they hope the company will try again, while state Bureau of Consumer Protection chief Eric...

  • New York panel recommends 3 upstate resort casinos Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 2:00 AM ET

    The Gaming Facility Location Board chose sites in Sullivan, Schenectady and Seneca counties and decided not to recommend a fourth license amid an increasingly saturated gambling market where consumers have more options closer to home. Voters last year authorized up to four casinos in three upstate regions: the Albany- Saratoga area, the Southern...

  • Nightclub company Hakkasan to buy The Light Group Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 7:00 PM ET

    Hakkasan Group, whose name is affixed to a five-story nightclub and dining experience at the MGM Grand hotel-casino, is buying The Light Group and its 22 nightclubs, day clubs and restaurants. The remaining 10 percent owned by The Light Group's founders is also part of the $36 million price tag. The purchase would add another 22 nightclubs, day clubs and...

  • Pact reached before trial over flawed Vegas hotel Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 6:11 AM ET

    LAS VEGAS— A last-minute settlement avoided trial Tuesday in a massive civil breach-of-contract lawsuit involving casino giant MGM Resorts International and six of seven contractors on a never-opened Las Vegas Strip tower called the Harmon. Several jurors gasped when Clark County District Court Judge Elizabeth Gonzalez announced the parties reached...

  • *Dow Chemical to supply quantum dot material to LG. SEOUL, Dec 16- South Korea's LG Electronics Inc will launch a new range of high-tech TVs in early 2015, beefing up its line-up while it strives to cut costs that make its prized light-emitting diode sets too expensive for most consumers. A spokesman for the world's No. 2 TV maker after domestic rival Samsung...

  • SEOUL, Dec 16- LG Electronics Inc, the world's No. 2 television maker behind South Korean compatriot Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, said on Tuesday it will launch quantum dot television sets in early 2015.. Japan's Sony Corp is so far the only major TV maker selling quantum dot models. Dow is building a factory in South Korea to make quantum dot material using...

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  • Correction: Tech Diversity-Making It Happen story Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 2:26 PM ET

    SANTA CLARA, Calif.— In a story Dec. 10 about efforts to diversify the technology industry, The Associated Press misspelled the name of a computer coding camp co-founded by Liliana Monge. SANTA CLARA, Calif.— Civil rights leader Jesse Jackson spent most of this year pressuring the technology industry into facing up to the glaring scarcity of women, blacks and...

  • BOSTON— New hurdles are emerging for Wynn Resorts as it prepares to build a $1.6 billion resort casino on the Everett waterfront after winning the lucrative casino license for the Boston area. Somerville filed a lawsuit last week against the state Gaming Commission asking a state court judge to void the Wynn license. Meanwhile, the gambling commission's staff...

  • Passengers, airlines can't afford late 1st flight Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 11:09 AM ET

    DALLAS— For years, Southwest was the most punctual of big U.S. airlines, so its tumble toward the bottom of government rankings for on-time arrivals was stunning. Southwest officials needed to fix an ill-fated decision to squeeze more flights into the schedule. "If you're late out of the driveway in the morning, you're probably going to be a little bit late to work,"...

  • Tech summit addresses industry's lack of diversity Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 9:30 AM ET

    The challenges, along with some of the potential solutions, were explored Wednesday at a Silicon Valley summit organized by Jackson and his group, Rainbow Push. In a show of their commitment, Google, Apple, Facebook and more than other 20 other tech companies sent representatives to the forum held at the Santa Clara, California, headquarters of a Silicon Valley...

  • With future uncertain, Colorado shields its water Tuesday, 9 Dec 2014 | 4:10 PM ET

    DENVER— With demand increasing across the West, Colorado is drawing up a strategy to keep some of the trillions of gallons of water that gushes out of the Rocky Mountains every spring— most of which flows downstream to drought-stricken California, Arizona, Nevada and Mexico. He referred to the Colorado River Compact of 1922 that covers water allocations to...

  • Cosmopolitan resort CEO to leave by end of year Tuesday, 9 Dec 2014 | 3:58 PM ET

    LAS VEGAS— The CEO of The Cosmopolitan on the Las Vegas Strip, who led the hotel-casino from its opening to its pending $1.73 billion sale, is leaving by the end of the year. John Unwin was first tapped by Deutsche Bank AG to be CEO of the 2,960- room property in 2009 as it moved forward with building the swanky high-rise after the original developer defaulted on the...

  • Judge orders Uber to cease operations in Spain Tuesday, 9 Dec 2014 | 11:42 AM ET

    MADRID, Dec 9- A Madrid judge has ordered U.S.-based online car booking company Uber to cease operations in Spain, the latest ban on the popular service. The judge on Tuesday imposed an injunction on services after a request by the Madrid Taxi Association, which is preparing a legal case against Uber accusing it of unfair competition. The company also faces legal...

  • Lawyer hints at new findings in Blake Griffin case Monday, 8 Dec 2014 | 12:08 PM ET

    LAS VEGAS— A lawyer for Blake Griffin says prosecutors need to see results of a defense investigation into a man's claim that the Los Angeles Clippers star attacked him in a Las Vegas Strip nightclub. Attorney Richard Schonfeld suggested Monday the findings shed new light on a man's claim that Griffin attacked him early Oct. 19 at Tao nightclub at the Venetian...

  • White House focuses on computer science in schools Monday, 8 Dec 2014 | 6:04 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Smartphones and laptops have become essential tools for today's teenagers. The White House wants to help change that direction. The school districts encompassing New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami, Las Vegas, Houston and Fort Lauderdale, Florida, are committing to offer the course in high school or middle school.