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  • US official airs 'myths' on Colorado River water Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 11:43 AM ET

    LAS VEGAS— A top federal water administrator said Friday that several myths stand in the way of broad agreements needed to deal with increasing demand for water in the drought-stricken and over-allocated Colorado River basin.

  • Nevada gambling revenue inches upward in July Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 10:18 AM ET

    LAS VEGAS— Nevada gambling revenue rose less than 1 percent in July compared with the same month last year, with nearly a 5 percent gain on the Las Vegas Strip offsetting declines in Reno, Stateline on Lake Tahoe's south shore, and Wendover on the Utah line, the state Gambling Control Board reported Thursday.

  • Frontier adds flights from Cincinnati-area airport Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 9:41 AM ET

    CINCINNATI— Low-fare carrier Frontier Airlines announced Thursday it is doubling its service from the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport. Frontier will begin daily flights to Dallas-Fort Worth on Oct. 26, with multiday service also coming to Las Vegas; Phoenix; and Orlando and Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

  • Aug 27- New Jersey's Atlantic County, which includes the struggling gambling mecca of Atlantic City, saw the biggest employment drop of all U.S. metropolitan areas in July compared to the same time last year, according to preliminary U.S. Labor Department data on Wednesday.

  • Business Highlights Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 5:41 PM ET

    Burger King plans expansion of Tim Hortons. Burger King said Tuesday it will buy Tim Hortons in an $11 billion deal that would create the world's third largest fast-food chain.

  • US home price gains slow in June Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 9:11 AM ET

    Las Vegas led with a 15.2 percent gain. But prices in Las Vegas, Phoenix, Miami and Tampa, Florida, are still at least 33 percent below their housing bubble peaks of almost a decade ago. But buying remains 4.3 percent below the July 2013 level, according to the National Realtors Association.

  • Charge! Guests recoil as hotels pile on fees Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 9:19 AM ET

    The real headache for many travelers is a quickly-growing list of hotel surcharges, even for items they never use.

  • Mimicking the airlines, hotels get fee-happy Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 3:00 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Forget bad weather, traffic jams and kids asking, "Are we there yet?" The real headache for many travelers is a quickly-growing list of hotel surcharges, even for items they never use. Guaranteeing two queen beds or one king bed will cost you, as will checking in early or checking out late.

  • Report: Tesla building I-80 supercharger station Saturday, 23 Aug 2014 | 2:37 PM ET

    TRUCKEE, Calif.— Tesla Motors Inc. is building a supercharger station in the Sierra Nevada north of Lake Tahoe where drivers of the company's electric cars can recharge for free along Interstate 80, a newspaper says.

  • Vegas' storied Sahara casino reborn, transformed Saturday, 23 Aug 2014 | 4:31 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.

  • 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.

  • Inside the SLS Las Vegas: An LA club guru bets big Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 1:46 PM ET
    Hanging above the "Center Bar," a Pepsi-branded LED display with 2.1 million pixels.

    As Sin City faces a shifting economic landscape, SLS Las Vegas is opening as the Strip's first major new casino hotel in five years.

  • 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.