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  • Hunter Newby describes himself as a real estate entrepreneur, even if he's not marketing houses or land. Newby is chief executive of Allied Fiber, a New York firm that is nearing completion of a broadband route from Miami to Atlanta. One of those weak points was exposed last month when vandals sliced a fiber-optic cable in the Arizona desert between Phoenix and...

  • LOS ANGELES— It sounds like a Swiss Army knife version of a TV game show: a combination of a venerable board game, state lotteries, Las Vegas and seasoned comedian Billy Gardell as host. The result is " Monopoly Millionaires' Club," a syndicated series that its creators say draws on the board game's "iconography"— Get Out of Jail and Pass Go cards and such— while morphing it...

  • Nevada casino regulators scold Caesars for bankruptcy Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 6:02 PM ET

    LAS VEGAS— Nevada gambling regulators called the bankruptcy of Caesars Entertainment Corp.' s debt-heavy subsidiary an embarrassment and lamented the company's inability to pay 63 former executives some $33 million in promised pension payments. The Nevada Gaming Commission pressed Caesars executives Thursday about the company's overall bankruptcy...

  • LAS VEGAS— Television personality Suzanne Somers is bringing a nightclub act to Las Vegas starting in May. It is the same property Somers performed at in the 1980 s when it was known as the Las Vegas Hilton. Tickets start at $65 plus taxes and fees for the 7 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday performances through May 16.

  • DENVER— Congress should cancel all VA employee bonuses and use the money to finish the budget-busting Denver veterans hospital, Colorado Rep. Coffman and other lawmakers are angry that the Department of Veterans Affairs awarded thousands of dollars in bonuses to its top construction official, Glenn Haggstrom, even though hospitals in Denver, Las Vegas, New...

  • CINCINNATI— A man extradited from Iraq on military contract bribery charges has pleaded guilty to three charges in an agreement with federal prosecutors, nearly seven years after he was first arrested in Las Vegas and then fled after cutting off an ankle monitor. Court documents trace the case's beginnings to May 2006 in Iraq, when Atilan met a U.S. Air Force...

  • LAS VEGAS— When a $415 million casino-hotel needed its immigration visa applications sped through for foreign investors in order to keep the business deal alive, Nevada Sen. Harry Reid leaned on the director of the agency overseeing the visa program to make it happen, according to a Homeland Security inspector general's report released Wednesday.

  • Trump Entertainment Resorts told The Associated Press that it notified Stockton University and Caesars Entertainment three months ago that it would not permit a college to operate next to the Taj Mahal. Trump Entertainment says that because it's in bankruptcy, it cannot waive its rights under the covenant "without receiving appropriate consideration."

  • ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.— Atlantic City has a 1 percent problem, and it has nothing to do with the richest of the rich. Only 1 percent of people who visit the East Coast gambling resort do so to attend a business meeting, according to Michael Massari, senior vice president of Caesars Entertainment. Also, Atlantic City captures only 1 percent of the $16 billion convention and...

  • WASHINGTON— Remember the Detroit man who walked 21 miles to work? A Brookings Institution report out Tuesday finds the number of jobs within typical commuting range dropped 7 percent between 2000 and 2012 in major U.S. metropolitan areas. Elizabeth Kneebone and Natalie Holmes of Brookings' Metropolitan Policy Program used U.S. Census Bureau data for 96 big...

  • California first to feel hydro-power crunch of drought Saturday, 21 Mar 2015 | 1:45 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— Flying over the Sierra Nevada as California entered its fourth year of drought, the state's energy chief looked down and saw stark bare granite cloaked in dirty brown haze— not the usual pristine white peaks heaped with snow that would run the state's hydroelectric dams for the year. But what California is experiencing is historically low...

  • LAS VEGAS— After Wynn Resorts Ltd. voted to oust her from the board, the company's co-founder Elaine Wynn is taking her fight online, setting up a campaign-style website in an effort to persuade shareholders to re-elect her. The ex-wife of casino mogul and Wynn Resorts chairman and CEO Steve Wynn launched the website Friday and included attachments to a "fight...

  • "Pawn Stars" Harrison looks toward the future Thursday, 19 Mar 2015 | 7:14 PM ET
    Rick Harrison, owner of the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop, waits as a camera crew prepares to shoot an episode of Pawn Stars at his shop in Las Vegas, April 3, 2013.

    "Pawn Stars" star Rick Harrison isn't sitting still despite his pawn shop's success.

  • LAS VEGAS— No one said it was going to be easy, and the bankruptcy of Caesars Entertainment's debt-heavy operations arm has been anything but as it appears to be growing even more complex and lengthier than expected. With some $18 billion in debt and tens of thousands of employees scattered around some 38 hotels and casinos, Caesars Entertainment Operating Co....

  • LAS VEGAS— A Nevada lawyer and three co-defendants have been found guilty of conspiracy and wire fraud in what a jury was told was a sweeping scheme to control homeowner associations and steer business to favored contractors and attorneys. The verdicts reached Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Las Vegas came after a two-week trial capping an investigation...

  • Wynn Resorts battle to oust Elaine Wynn intensifies Monday, 16 Mar 2015 | 2:31 PM ET

    LAS VEGAS— The effort to oust Steve Wynn's ex-wife Elaine Wynn from the board of the casino-resort company they started in 2002 intensified Monday with shareholders receiving direction from both sides. Wynn Resorts Ltd. urged shareholders to vote as soon as possible ahead of an April 24 meeting for its proposal that includes not re-nominating Elaine Wynn to...

  • NEW ORLEANS— Wealthy eccentric Robert Durst agreed Monday to face a murder charge in Los Angeles in the shooting 15 years ago of a mobster's daughter who vouched for him after his wife disappeared. The heir to a New York real estate fortune was arrested at a New Orleans hotel over the weekend and had a revolver on him, according to a police report.

  • March 12- A U.S. bankruptcy judge on Thursday ordered an independent examiner to investigate transactions by the operating unit of Caesars Entertainment Corp, which filed for Chapter 11 this year. Creditors have alleged that the operating unit is unable to pay its debts because the parent company looted it for the benefit of its controlling private equity...

  • HONG KONG, Mar 3- Gambling revenue in Macau, the world's biggest gaming hub, plunged by a record 49 percent in February, as wealthy players shied away from China's only legal casino hub following the economic slowdown and Beijing's crackdown on conspicuous spending. Revenue fell for the ninth consecutive month to 19.5 billion patacas in February, from 38 billion...

  • SINGAPORE/ MANILA, March 2- More than three years after opening ultra-luxe nightclub Pangaea in Singapore's glitzy Marina Bay Sands, owner Michael Van Cleef Ault is now betting that Manila's casinos will be able to draw rich punters and partygoers through his doors. The increase in the number of wealthy Chinese gamblers fleeing Macau amid Beijing's...