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  • Recalls this week: hand trucks, ceiling fans Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 3:10 PM ET

    DETAILS: Cosco Home& Office Products 3- in-1 convertible aluminum hand trucks with model numbers 12-301 ABL and 12-301 ABL1. They were manufactured from January 2009 to October 2011. They were sold at Ace Hardware, Costco Wholesale Club, Lowe's, Price Mart and United Stationers and online at The Home Depot.com from March 2009 to October 2011.

  • Miss America Organization president is stepping down Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 2:26 PM ET

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.— The president of the Miss America Organization is stepping down after nearly two years at the helm. Pearce told The Associated Press that she wants to spend more time with her family. She helped lead the pageant during its return to Atlantic City in 2013 after a brief stint in Las Vegas.

  • TULALIP, Wash.— The Justice Department's announcement in December that it would allow the nation's Indian tribes to legalize and regulate marijuana on their reservations brought notes of caution— if not silence or opposition— from many tribes. Representatives of about 75 tribes from around the country converged on the Tulalip Indian Tribes' resort and casino...

  • MIAMI— As Florida lawmakers appear ready to allow key portions of the state's high-stakes gambling deal with the Seminole to expire, other gambling interests are watching keenly for openings in the multi-billion dollar industry if the tribe and Gov. The tribe owns six casinos in Florida, including the highly profitable Hard Rock Casinos in South Florida and...

  • Graceland brings Elvis back to his Las Vegas home Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 2:01 PM ET

    LAS VEGAS— Graceland will always be home, but Las Vegas is set to be Elvis Presley's home away from home yet again. Officials with Elvis Presley Enterprises Inc. and the Westgate Las Vegas casino-hotel revealed details Thursday of plans for "Graceland Presents Elvis: The Exhibition- The Show- The Experience" expected to open April 23, 59 years to the day when Elvis...

  • Southwest Gas beats 4Q profit forecasts Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 6:43 AM ET

    LAS VEGAS _ Southwest Gas Corp. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter profit of $58.7 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.21 per share. Southwest Gas shares have dropped 7 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Second golden eagle in 3 years killed at Nevada wind farm Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 2:57 PM ET

    Fish and Wildlife Service spokesman Dan Balduini said Wednesday he couldn't speculate about how the agency might respond after the second golden eagle in three years was found dead Feb. 9 at Spring Valley Wind Energy. Pattern Energy owns the facility in White Pine County, about 250 miles northeast of Las Vegas. Rene Braud, Pattern Energy's director of...

  • CARSON CITY, Nev.— Nevada higher education officials on Tuesday asked legislators for three times more money than the governor has proposed to ramp up construction of a medical school in Las Vegas. Nevada System of Higher Education officials presented their budget requests to a joint Assembly and Senate committee and asked for about $26 million for a medical...

  • Nevada lawmakers introduce competing equal pay bills Monday, 23 Feb 2015 | 4:31 PM ET

    CARSON CITY, Nev.— Nevada lawmakers are introducing competing bills aimed at closing the gender pay gap. Meanwhile, Republican Senate Majority Leader Michael Roberson is sponsoring SB 167, which would empower the state Equal Rights Commission to administer fines and strengthen Nevada discrimination protection law. Roberson said his bill, which was...

  • 'Money' Mayweather about to see plenty of it May 2 Monday, 23 Feb 2015 | 3:01 PM ET
    Boxing gloves featuring Floyd Mayweather Jr and Manny Pacquiao are seen during the Box Fan Expo at the Las Vegas Convention Center on September 13, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

    Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao will be fighting on May 2, in what will be the biggest boxing match of all time.

  • LAS VEGAS— Within six months, the Riviera hotel and casino on the Las Vegas Strip will be history now that the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority has approved a deal to buy it and demolish it. The agency's board members voted unanimously Friday with one member absent to spend up to $191 million to buy the 26- acre property on the north end of the Strip to make...

  • LAS VEGAS— Police: Suspect in Vegas road-rage killing told friends he fired 22 shots outside victim home.

  • CARSON CITY, Nev.— Nevada Sen. The Senate Revenue Committee on Friday reviewed SB94, a bill that would fix some of the administrative kinks in the current law and help restore the program after it was gutted during Nevada's effort to attract electric carmaker Tesla. "We'll still get the film companies," said Adam Kilbourn, who owns Black Raven Films in Las Vegas and...

  • LAS VEGAS— New York- based New Media Investment Group Inc. says it has reached an agreement to purchase the company that owns the Las Vegas Review-Journal and daily newspapers in six other states. New Media President and CEO Michael E. Reed said in a statement Thursday they will purchase "substantially all of the assets" of Stephens Media LLC for $102.5 million...

  • CARSON CITY, Nev.— Expanding tax breaks to aviation businesses would quickly create hundreds of good-paying jobs in Nevada, according to an economist who testified Thursday at a hearing for a pair of tax abatement bills that have support in both parties. Senate and Assembly members held a joint committee hearing on SB93 and AB161, which would expand tax...

  • LAS VEGAS— Las Vegas police: Suspect in woman's killing in road-rage shootout is being taken into custody.

  • Chairs: Shane Smith's $300,000 dinner  Thursday, 19 Feb 2015 | 6:27 AM ET

    The "Squawk Box" news team discusses some of the morning's most provocative headlines, including Vice CEO's pricey dinner in Las Vegas.

  • SANTA MONICA, California— Strap on the Samsung Gear S or the Sony SmartWatch 3 if you want to take a jog on the beach or head out for a bike ride without your phone clunking along. One of my frustrations with early smartwatches has been how little they can do on their own. Sure, your phone might be with you most of the time, but sometimes you want to leave it behind.

  • Bet on casino stocks: Pro  Tuesday, 17 Feb 2015 | 2:15 PM ET

    Joseph Greff, JPMorgan, looks at MGM and whether casino stocks are worth betting on.

  • LAS VEGAS— The aging Riviera hotel and casino on the Las Vegas Strip won't be long for this world if a plan from the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority to buy, demolish it and make way for a growing convention center gets the go-ahead Friday morning. The public agency charged with promoting the Las Vegas area wants to spend up to $191 million to buy the...