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  • SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 30- Ride service Uber, which is trying to enhance its image after several controversies, on Friday released the findings of a report on its handling of passenger data and said it would act on all the report's recommendations for improvements. Management at the San Francisco- based company, which announced the report's findings in a blog post,...

  • Recalls this week: space heaters, orbital sanders Friday, 30 Jan 2015 | 3:45 PM ET

    About 34,000 oil-filled space heaters are being recalled because they could spray heated oil, posing a scald hazard. Other recalled products this week include orbital sanders with a short-circuit hazard and candles that are a fire hazard. They were sold at Target and small department stores nationwide from August 2014 through November 2014.

  • The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority reported Friday that 3.1 million visitors came to Sin City in December, up 5.5 percent. Of those, 5.2 million visitors were attending one or more of the 22,103 conventions held in the Las Vegas area in 2014. Both figures are up compared to the year prior. Conventions held and meeting attendance dropped in December...

  • 5 groups vying for Massachusetts' final casino license Friday, 30 Jan 2015 | 12:32 PM ET

    BOSTON— The competition for Massachusetts' final casino license, reserved for the state's southeast region, is slowly coming into focus, as state regulators announced on Friday that Mass Gaming& Entertainment had met the application deadline. The company, an affiliate of Chicago- based Rush Street Gaming, joins New York- based KG Urban Enterprises, as potential...

  • LAS VEGAS— Officials say a Delta Air Lines flight from Minneapolis made an emergency landing in Las Vegas on Thursday with the co-pilot at the controls after the pilot was locked out of the cockpit. McCarran International Airport spokeswoman Christine Crews says none of the 168 people aboard Delta flight 1651 was injured, and the MD-90 aircraft wasn't damaged.

  • Lawmakers: Cut taxes for stars who play 4 nights in AC Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 4:32 PM ET

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.— Stars who play at least four nights in Atlantic City would be freed from having to pay state income taxes on all shows in the state that year under the latest proposal to revive the struggling seaside resort. Tom Kean Jr. and James Whelan introduced legislation Thursday designed to spur in Atlantic City the kind of artist-in-residency that big...

  • McDonald's new CEO faces onslaught of competition Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 4:27 PM ET

    NEW YORK— McDonald's new boss must feel like a freshly crowned king under siege. Last year, visits to convenience stores for prepared foods rose 3 percent, while visits to supermarkets were up 1 percent, representing millions of visits, according to The NPD Group. After seeing its own customer visits decline at established U.S. locations for two straight years,...

  • First-day frenzy forces Vegas White Castle to close Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 8:41 PM ET

    LAS VEGAS— A 24- hour White Castle location on the Las Vegas Strip that opened to long lines of the burger chain's fans had to close for more than two hours to restock after its grand opening. The Las Vegas Sun reports the restaurant reopened at about 3:15 p.m. Wednesday. White Castle is in the Best Western Plus Casino Royale on the Las Vegas Strip in between The...

  • Allegiant Travel beats 4Q profit forecasts Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 5:21 PM ET

    LAS VEGAS _ Allegiant Travel Co. on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter net income of $4.8 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.41 per share. Allegiant Travel shares have increased 17 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • LAS VEGAS— Macau couldn't bring the Las Vegas Sands' spirits down. "The new Macau is a little different than the old Macau, but still a wonderful Macau," said Robert Goldstein, Las Vegas Sands president and chief operating officer during the call. Las Vegas Sands reported higher fourth-quarter net income of $721.3 million and annual profit of $2.84 billion.

  • District Judge James Mahan in Las Vegas granted an SEC request that MRI International Inc and its owner, Edwin Fujinaga, be ordered to give up $544.4 million of illegal profit and interest, and to each pay a $20 million civil fine. But the SEC said the defendants ran an "extensive and egregious Ponzi scheme" in which they used new money to repay older investors, and...

  • Jan 28- The bankruptcy of the operating unit of Caesars Entertainment Corp's will proceed in Chicago, a victory for the casino company's private equity backers over its hedge fund creditors who wanted the case in Delaware. Bankruptcy Judge in Delaware sent shares of parent company Caesars Entertainment, which is controlled by Apollo Global Management and...

  • Jan 28- A U.S. bankruptcy judge said on Wednesday he would not transfer the bankruptcy filing of Caesars Entertainment Corp's operating unit to Delaware from Chicago, a victory for the company's private equity backers. Hedge funds creditors wanted the casino company's $10 billion debt-cutting plan reviewed under the legal standards of the Delaware court.

  • ATLANTA— The Republican Governors Association and its Democratic counterpart were the dominant players in making donations to pay for state-level elections in 2014. The two groups often served as pass-throughs for billionaires, unions and corporations seeking influence in statehouses nationwide. The RGA, which helped the GOP grow its roster of...

  • IGT misses 1Q profit forecasts Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 4:51 PM ET

    LAS VEGAS _ International Game Technology on Tuesday reported fiscal first-quarter earnings of $35 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 25 cents per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • Nevada jobless rate drops to 6.8 percent in December Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 9:43 AM ET

    LAS VEGAS— Nevada's unemployment rate dropped even further in December to reach a level unseen since June 2008, and the state ended the year with nearly 100,000 jobs more than it had at the depths of the recession, officials said Tuesday. The state's jobless rate dropped to a seasonally adjusted 6.8 percent in December, the Nevada Department of Employment,...

  • LAS VEGAS— Casino mogul Steve Wynn's base salary is shrinking from $4 million to $2.5 million and his rides on the company plane are no longer free, but if all goes well for Wynn Resorts Ltd. the 72- year-old CEO and chairman will see a boost from bonuses and stock incentives. Wynn's earnings will get bolstered based on how well the company performs, said Wynn...

  • 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.