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  • LAS VEGAS— Adult film production migrated from California to Nevada after voters in Los Angeles County approved a law requiring condom use on set. Nevada health officials said Friday that they're considering strict brothel-style regulations for a booming adult film industry following the announcement last month that two male performers tested positive...

  • Caesars bankruptcy venue decision near Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 3:30 PM ET

    LAS VEGAS— Delaware or Chicago: Troubled casino giant Caesars Entertainment Corp. should find out early next week where a subsidiary's Chapter 11 bankruptcy case will be decided. Caesars prefers Chicago, where its Caesars Entertainment Operating Co. filed for bankruptcy protection filed Jan. 15. Based only on previous cases, that may be easier to do in Chicago...

  • LAS VEGAS— Las Vegas Sands CEO Sheldon Adelson will take the same title at his company's subsidiary in Macau, Asia's gambling mecca near Hong Kong. Las Vegas Sands owns the Venetian and Palazzo on the Las Vegas Strip, as well as properties in Macau and Singapore. Las Vegas Sands President Robert Goldstein has been appointed interim president of Sands China.

  • SAN FRANCISCO— More than $300,000 in world-class wine stolen from a famed Napa Valley restaurant has been recovered from a private cellar on the other side of the country. The Yountville establishment is rated three stars in the Michelin guide and twice has been named the world's best by Restaurant Magazine. Still, those in the tight-knit Napa Valley wine...

  • Got Battery? Lots of low battery hacks but no quick fix Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 11:06 AM ET

    NEW YORK— At a cozy watering hole in Brooklyn's Bedford- Stuyvesant neighborhood, bartender Kathy Conway counted four different phone chargers behind the bar. Battery capacity has tripled since 1990, says K. M. Abraham, a professor at Northeastern University who researches batteries. Two billion mobile phones were shipped worldwide in 2014, 75 percent of...

  • Wynn Resorts unveils redesign of Massachusetts casino Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 2:03 AM ET

    BOSTON— Wynn Resorts unveiled a long-awaited redesign of its proposed Massachusetts casino on Thursday, giving state regulators a glimpse at a gently curving bronze glass hotel tower resembling those of its signature resorts in Las Vegas and Macau. Wynn won the Boston- area's lone casino license with a proposed $1.6 billion complex on roughly 33 acres on the...

  • The Brookings Institution and JPMorgan Chase ranked 300 major cities worldwide for economic performance last year.

  • Porno for the plus-sized is (ahem) getting bigger  Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 12:15 PM ET

    Plus-sized adult film star, Kelly Shibari, explains why everything is getting BIGGER.

  • APNewsBreak: US settles case over fake Facebook page Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 4:22 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Justice Department has reached a $134,000 settlement with a New York woman after federal drug agents used information from her cellphone to set up a fake Facebook page in her identity, a tactic that raised privacy concerns and led to a federal government review of the ruse, according to court papers filed Tuesday. After initially defending the...

  • This could save your family—and your legacy Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 4:10 PM ET

    The legacy you leave behind may be tarnished without careful planning. Here's why.

  • But focusing too hard on the pipeline, a frequent tactic of technology firms seeking to change their workforce, will benefit the chipmaker less than working on what happens inside Intel, diversity advocates say. Chief Executive Officer Brian Krzanich surprised a mostly male crowd at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas by unveiling a 2020 goal for Intel...

  • Why people pick Team Apple versus Team Android Monday, 19 Jan 2015 | 1:23 PM ET
    Samsung Galaxy Note Edge and Galaxy Note 4 smartphones on display at MBFW in New York.

    It's a common question of our time: "Which phone do you use?"

  • Jan 16- Pilots at Allegiant Air have voted overwhelmingly to authorize a strike after two years of contract talks, empowering their union to request U.S. government approval for a walkout, the union said in a release Friday. More than 98 percent of the 473 pilots who voted approved the strike, according to the Airline Professionals Association Teamsters Local...

  • The company operates two data center facilities in Las Vegas, providing security, power and cooling for stacks of thousands of servers owned by more than 1,000 clients that include eBay, Xerox, Zappos, Amazon, DreamWorks, Shutterfly and the U.S. government. Switch's "supernap" project includes the development of a 500- mile fiber optic network it calls a "superloop"...

  • Wynn touts economic benefits of Everett casino Friday, 16 Jan 2015 | 6:57 AM ET

    BOSTON— Las Vegas casino mogul Steve Wynn told a gathering of more than 2,000 Boston- area real estate developers and other professionals he is confident his planned casino in Everett will became a major economic engine for the region. Wynn, the chairman and chief executive of Wynn Resorts, was the featured speaker Thursday at Colliers International's annual...

  • SAN FRANCISCO/ BEIJING/ SHANGHAI, Jan 16- China's Alibaba Group Holding Ltd plans a major move to win U.S. business this year, by offering American retailers new ways to sell to China's vast and growing middle class. Anchored by Alipay, the dominant Chinese electronic payments system that works closely with Alibaba and is controlled by its executives, the world's...

  • Wynn touts $1.6B casino in Boston appearance Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 6:59 PM ET

    BOSTON— Casino mogul Steve Wynn, in his first public appearance in Massachusetts since winning the lucrative Boston- area gambling license, promised on Thursday that his $1.6 billion resort for the Everett waterfront will echo the "grand hotels" of the past, offering the largest hotel rooms outside of Las Vegas and other luxury amenities. In his roughly 25-...

  • It's no secret that a unit of casino giant Caesars Entertainment Corp. owes billions of dollars to lenders, hedge funds and investments firms stemming from a $30.7 billion buyout in 2008 that was paid for, primarily, with debt. Gordon Ramsay Pub& Grill locations are inside Caesars Palace and planned for its Caesars Atlantic City property. The restaurant chain...

  • WILMINGTON, Delaware/ CHICAGO Jan 15- The operating unit of Caesars Entertainment Corp, the largest U.S. casino company, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Thursday in Chicago to cut $10 billion of debt, but a Delaware judge intervened to halt the case before it got started. The bankruptcy was filed overnight by Caesars Entertainment Operating Company Inc and 179...

  • Pennsylvania casino revenues drop for second year Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 2:25 PM ET

    "Increased competition from surrounding states, which are also offering conveniently located casinos to its highest populations centers such as in Pennsylvania, continues to be the biggest impact to growth here," said gaming board spokesman Dough Harbach. Yet Pennsylvania fared well compared to next-door neighbor New Jersey, whose gambling industry...