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  • World Series of Poker starts this week with new events Tuesday, 26 May 2015 | 2:39 AM ET

    The Colossus represents the lowest buy-in in 35 years with players ponying-up $565 each to win their share of a $5 million prize pool, with the winner likely walking away with nearly $600,000. The 45- year-old event now owned by Caesars Interactive Entertainment Inc. is also spreading the wealth for its $10,000 no-limit Texas Hold' em main event and hosting an...

  • MACAU— Macau is doubling down even as the odds change. Macau's casino operators are undaunted. They're also optimistic Beijing's support for Macau's long term development from a seedy, vice-ridden backwater into a glitzy Asian destination will draw a growing numbers of middle class families from across the region looking for more than just gambling.

  • EAST DUBUQUE, Illinois, May 25- Mario Enriquez says there's no real trick to getting great fuel mileage in a big truck. Enriquez averaged 9.74 miles per gallon from February to April in an International ProStar made by Navistar International Corp. For that, his employer, Mesilla Valley Transportation, awarded him a Nissan Versa compact car.

  • LAS VEGAS— A Nevada judge has decided a wrongful termination case against Macau- based Sands China Ltd. and Sands Chairman Sheldon Adelson can stay in Nevada largely because of the influence Adelson wielded over the company, often from several thousand miles away. Clark County District Court Judge Elizabeth Gonzalez issued her ruling Friday afternoon after...

  • Shake Shack extends run on "chicken shack" talk Friday, 22 May 2015 | 2:04 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shake Shack's shares surged to another record high Friday, fueled in part by speculation that the hamburger chain could be thinking about dishing out chicken. Last month, a unit apparently tied to Shake Shack's parent company applied to trademark the words "Chicken Shack" for chicken sandwiches. Earlier this month, Shake Shack Inc. reported...

  • ST LOUIS, May 22- A federal grand jury is probing a Los Angeles- area casino following allegations by state authorities the business allowed some players to evade transaction reporting requirements and possibly launder money, a source said. The grand jury is probing the operations of the Gardena- based Normandie Casino, the source said. Lauren Miller, general...

  • Felix Rappaport, president and chief executive officer of Foxwoods, said the 315,000- square-foot Tanger Outlets with 80 stores is intended to attract visitors who don't necessarily play the slot machines or work the poker tables. Foxwoods, which is promoting the Tanger Outlets with weekend activities that include a tightrope walk 80 feet up by Nik Wallenda,...

  • U.S. airlines ramp up competition, capacity in Dallas Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 6:45 PM ET

    May 20- The shares of U.S. airlines plunged on Wednesday on concerns that several big carriers are gearing up for a fare war, with Dallas as ground zero. Southwest said the acquisition of two airport gates at its Dallas Love Field hub will contribute to the increase. American Airlines Group Inc President Scott Kirby said during a transportation conference on...

  • NEW YORK, May 20- JetBlue Airways Corp believes it had no way to know it should have grounded a former pilot before his midair meltdown forced an emergency landing, and that his $14.9 million damages lawsuit should be dismissed. "There is absolutely nothing JetBlue could have done to prevent the unforeseeable and scary events" caused by Clayton Osbon's erratic...

  • Lawmakers reverse course, preserve foreclosure mediation Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 12:03 PM ET

    CARSON CITY, Nev.— Nevada lawmakers who earlier this month sought to pull the plug on a program that helps homeowners fend off foreclosure reversed course Wednesday, voting to extend the program for another two years. Members of a joint Assembly and Senate budget committee voted to keep the Foreclosure Mediation Program in place for the next biennium with the...

  • LAS VEGAS— Boxing fans across the country or at least their lawyers are calling the hyped-up fight between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. a fraud. They want their money back, and then some. The lawsuits from several different states say fans may have decided not to pay $89 or $99 for the pay-per-view fight if they had known the fighter wasn't in tip-top...

  • MANILA, Philippines— Robert de Niro and his business partners formally opened Asia's first Nobu Hotel in Manila on Monday as the luxury brand gears up for global expansion. De Niro and his Nobu Hospitality partners, renowned chef Nobu Matsuhisa and Hollywood producer Meir Teper, led the ribbon cutting with Australian billionaire James Packer and Macau tycoon...

  • CARSON CITY, Nev.— At its height, Nevada was ground zero for the Great Recession. But while Nevada's jobless and foreclosure rates still rank high relative to other states, the raw numbers have plummeted. "We've turned the corner on this one," said Assemblyman Randy Kirner, R- Reno.

  • The enemy of my enemy? GOP baits Left vs. Clinton Sunday, 17 May 2015 | 10:28 AM ET
    Democratic presidential hopeful and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks during a round table discussion, April 20, 2015, in Keene, N.H.

    America Rising has sent out a steady stream of posts attacking Hillary Clinton, some of them specifically designed for liberals.

  • INDIANOLA, Miss.— Outside Indianola, B.B. King was a blues superstar, a guitar legend who inspired Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton and countless other musicians. He would stay there practically all day, "said Ruthie King, a 65- year-old who is not related to the bluesman. B.B. King, born as Riley B. King, died at 89 on Thursday at his home in Las Vegas.

  • At Sharp, decline marked by over-confidence, drift Friday, 15 May 2015 | 12:35 AM ET

    TOKYO, May 15- In private conversations early last year, executives at Japanese display maker Sharp Corp dubbed their new client "winning horse," reckoning. Within months, however, Sharp found it was sharing Xiaomi revenue as upstart rival Japan Display also struck a deal to supply the Chinese firm with its "in-cell" displays. Once among the top display suppliers to...

  • LAS VEGAS— Federal prosecutors in Nevada have added a conspiracy allegation and re-filed Internet bookmaking charges against a Malaysian businessman who won a recent court ruling that his rights were violated in an FBI search of his Las Vegas Strip hotel suite. Phua remains in Las Vegas under house arrest after posting $2 million cash bond and surrendering a...

  • The Las Vegas Strip hotel-casino that once hosted Frank Sinatra, Liberace and other big-name performers closed May 4, and a liquidation sale opened to the public there Thursday. The Riviera Hotel and Casino's new owners— the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority— plan to demolish the 60- year-old building by year's end and replace it with an expanded...

  • Why Ted Cruz is wowing some of Wall Street's money-men Thursday, 14 May 2015 | 1:00 AM ET

    NEW YORK, May 14- Presidential candidate Ted Cruz, a Tea Party favorite and leading figure in the 2013 government shutdown that rattled investors, isn't the kind of politician who usually wins a lot of friends among Wall Street campaign donors. Despite the uncompromising rhetoric, Cruz is winning praise from some potential Wall Street donors, including bankers...

  • *First-qtr profit $0.56/ shr vs est $0.62. May 13- Macy's Inc forecast a lower second-quarter profit as it marks down merchandise received late due to a strike at West Coast ports and foreign tourists spend less as the dollar stays strong. Macy's, which operates the upscale Bloomingdale's chain as well as its namesake stores, said first-quarter profit and sales...