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  • Business Highlights Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 5:44 PM ET

    Yellen: Job market makes Fed hesitant on rate hike. JACKSON HOLE, Wyoming— If anyone thought Janet Yellen might clarify her view of the U.S. job market in her speech here Friday, the Federal Reserve chair had a message:. North Texas, SMU and Troy University will begin beer sales to the general public this season.

  • Reid apologizes for Asian jokes at Vegas luncheon Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 1:44 PM ET

    LAS VEGAS— Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid apologized Friday for jokes he made about Asians during a luncheon of business leaders in Las Vegas earlier this week. The Democrat was addressing the city's Asian Chamber of Commerce on Thursday when he told the audience, "I don't think you're smarter than anybody else, but you've convinced a lot of us you are."

  • Watch out Vegas, millennials are here!     Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 1:31 PM ET

    The SLS Las Vegas is opening its doors tonight. CNBC's Jane Wells reports the 1,600 room hotel casino is catering to millennials and young hipsters who prefer clubbing to gambling.

  • In-flight entertainment has new meaning     Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 11:53 AM ET

    Andy Johnson, Love Cloud Vegas founder, put a bed in a plane and is charging from $600 to $1,400 so people can join the mile high club. CNBC's Jane Wells has the details.

  • Vegas' storied Sahara casino reborn, transformed Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 10:37 AM ET

    LAS VEGAS— The Moroccan-themed Sahara casino that once hosted Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and the Beatles seemed a lost cause in 2011, when its owners declared the 59- year-old property unprofitable and shut it down with little more than a vague promise to return.

  • SLS stages Las Vegas comeback     Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 7:54 AM ET

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports on the new SLS Las Vegas, built on the site of the old Sahara and the first new resort to open in there in five years.

  • Vegas offering all but marriage to LGBT tourists Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 2:36 AM ET

    LAS VEGAS— While gay couples still can't get married in the marriage capital of the world, Las Vegas wants to let them know they— and their money— are more than welcome to the buffet of other activities Sin City has to offer.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 19- Uber has enlisted David Plouffe, President Barack Obama's 2008 campaign manager, to devise and run its global political and branding strategy, as the fast-expanding car rides-on-demand startup runs into stiff resistance in some cities.

  • Emerging solar plants scorch birds in mid-air Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 12:01 AM ET

    Federal wildlife investigators who visited the BrightSource Energy plant last year and watched as birds burned and fell, reporting an average of one "streamer" every two minutes, are urging California officials to halt the operator's application to build a still-bigger version.

  • Atlantic City fears closing casinos may be eyesore Sunday, 17 Aug 2014 | 9:47 AM ET

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.— Before summer ends, Revel, Trump Plaza, the Showboat and the Atlantic Club will be shuttered ex-casinos, leaving Atlantic City officials looking for a way to avoid having dark, empty shells on its signature Boardwalk.

  • Aug 16- When the $2.4 billion Revel Casino opened its doors in 2012, the curvy blue-glass tower was hailed as the wave of the future for Atlantic City, New Jersey.

  • Nevada jobless rate steady at 7.7 percent in July Friday, 15 Aug 2014 | 9:38 AM ET

    LAS VEGAS— Nevada's unemployment rate held at 7.7 percent in July compared with June, but it dropped compared with where it was a year earlier, state officials said Friday. The state Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation reported that Nevada's unemployment rate was down 2.2 percentage points from July 2013.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 15- Large global banks are facing increased pressure from U.S. regulators to clamp down on casino money-laundering as the government pushes the industry to police not only its own transactions but customers' as well.

  • App to hail taxis, limos launches in Las Vegas Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 2:08 PM ET

    LAS VEGAS— Las Vegas visitors can now hail a ride from a taxi or limo company using their smartphone, even if they can't use the popular ridesharing apps available in many other U.S. cities. It also adds a $5 fee to each ride hailed through the app; that money goes to Ride Genie. The vehicles typically cost about $50 an hour, including a $5 fuel surcharge.

  • Celine Dion cancels all shows, cites family health Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 9:49 AM ET

    The superstar vocalist canceled concerts that were slated through March 22, 2015, including a tour of Asia planned for the fall and regular shows at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, show organizers announced Wednesday.

  • Atlantic City casinos out of luck?     Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 7:41 AM ET
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    Revel is the latest casualty for the struggling New Jersey gambling center. Tom Ballance, Borgata Hotel & Casino COO, reveals his plans to keep the doors open at Borgata. You have to give people a reason to drive here, says Ballance.

  • New road makes trip to Grand Canyon Skywalk faster Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 6:09 PM ET

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz.— Officials from the Hualapai Tribe gathered Tuesday for a ceremonial grand opening of a road that had been a major headache for tourists headed to the Grand Canyon Skywalk.

  • Southwest braces as Lake Mead water levels drop Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 5:59 AM ET

    The receding shoreline at one of the main reservoirs in the vast Colorado River water system is raising concerns about the future of a network serving a perennially parched region home to 40 million people and 4 million acres of farmland.

  • Caesars posts bigger 2Q loss Monday, 11 Aug 2014 | 5:09 PM ET

    LAS VEGAS— Caesars Entertainment Corp. on Monday reported a wider loss in its second quarter. The Las Vegas- based company posted a loss of $466.4 million, or $3.24 per share, compared with a loss of $212.2 million, or $1.69 per share, in the same quarter a year earlier.

  • LOS ANGELES/ NEW YORK, Aug 10- The return of the "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" earned $65 million in ticket sales at U.S. and Canadian movie theaters over the weekend, easily winning a box office battle with Marvel's outer space hit "Guardians of the Galaxy."