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  • Holiday travelers greeted by cheap gas, storms Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 11:49 AM ET

    The 23- year-old Georgia man had a car full of passengers when he pulled over Wednesday to fill up his tank in Atlanta. He hoped to make it to Chattanooga, Tennessee, within a few hours to see his 9- year-old goddaughter, who is being treated at the Ronald McDonald House. One traffic jam aside, the low gas prices made the cost a bit easier, he said, though he laughed about...

  • Nevada gambling revenue down 4 percent in October Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 9:51 AM ET

    LAS VEGAS— Nevada gambling revenue was down for the third month in a row compared with a year ago. Casinos kept $914 million of all the wagers and bets made in October, 4 percent short from the same time a year ago, according to the latest statistics from the Nevada Gaming Control Board. By looking at gambling revenues without it, analysts can get a clearer picture of...

  • China accuses west of blocking graft probe Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 1:29 AM ET

    Beijing's efforts to hunt down corrupt officials overseas are being hampered by western judges biased against China, according to a senior diplomat.

  • Cirque show scene returns after performer's death Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 3:43 PM ET

    LAS VEGAS— A key battle scene near the end of Cirque du Soleil's "Ka" show is returning more than a year and a half after a performer fell 94 feet to her death when a wire rope snapped during the stunt. Cirque du Soleil officials have invited reporters to a Dec. 3 preview of the scene's return at the MGM Grand hotel-casino on the Strip. After initially issuing several...

  • Foxwoods, biggest US casino, cuts back on gambling Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 12:54 PM ET

    HARTFORD, Conn.— Foxwoods, the largest casino resort in North America, is reducing its number of slot machines and table games to free up space for nightclubs and other new attractions as it adapts to fierce competition, the new CEO said in an interview with The Associated Press. Foxwoods and its local rival, Mohegan Sun, already have been losing revenue to casinos in...

  • Judge in Reno blocks Uber's ride-sharing in Nevada Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 11:16 AM ET

    RENO, Nev.— A Washoe County District Court judge granted the state's request late Tuesday for a court order blocking the ride-sharing company Uber Technologies from operating unregulated in Nevada, saying Uber's refusal to comply with the necessary state licensing requirements could put the public's safety at risk. Freeman's ruling came after Nevada...

  • US home price gains slow for 10th straight month Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 9:05 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— U.S. home prices rose in September at the slowest pace in more than two years, reflecting modest sales gains and a rising number of available homes. The Standard& Poor's/Case-Shiller 20- city home price index, released Tuesday, increased 4.9 percent in September from 12 months earlier. But that's down from 5.6 percent in August and the smallest gain...

  • TOKYO/ SEOUL, Nov 24- South Korea looks like the consolation prize as Japan's $15 billion casino dream fades, a setback for companies such as Las Vegas Sands Corp that envisioned a new gaming hub rivalling Las Vegas in 2020.. Japan is seen as the biggest unclaimed prize, a market that research firm Union Gaming estimated would generate $15 billion in annual...

  • Obama defends moves on immigration Sunday, 23 Nov 2014 | 10:09 AM ET

    HENDERSON, Nev.— President Barack Obama is shrugging off Republican criticism of his actions to lift the threat of deportation from millions of immigrants living illegally in the United States. In an interview broadcast Sunday on ABC's "This Week," Obama said it was important that he act unilaterally to prioritize the deportation of criminals and recent...

  • LAS VEGAS, Nov 21- President Barack Obama defended his decision to bypass Congress and overhaul U.S. immigration policy on his own on Friday, saying he was forced to act because House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner would not let legislation come to a vote. With many Americans skeptical of his decision to bypass Congress and impose an immigration...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 21- U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner said on Friday that President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration had sabotaged chances for bipartisan legislation and vowed to lead a fight to block the order. Obama is set to sign the order, the biggest U.S. immigration changes in a decade, later on Friday at a high school in Las...

  • Nevada jobless rate down to 7.1 percent in October Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 9:45 AM ET

    LAS VEGAS— Nevada's unemployment rate fell to a six-year low in October and reached a level not seen since the early stages of the recession that rattled the state's economy. The Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation reported Friday that Nevada's October jobless rate was 7.1 percent, which is down from 7.3 percent in September and 9.4 percent...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 20- Following is the full text of President Barack Obama's speech on Thursday on his plans for immigration, as prepared for delivery, according to a White House statement:. "My fellow Americans, tonight, I'd like to talk with you about immigration. For more than 200 years, our tradition of welcoming immigrants from around the world has given us a...

  • Jay Leno cancels gig at Vegas firearms trade show Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 5:39 PM ET

    LAS VEGAS— Comedian Jay Leno canceled a planned appearance at a firearms trade show on the Las Vegas Strip after learning that a group representing victims of gun violence was gathering signatures urging him not to attend, his publicist said Thursday. Leno made the decision when he was told the Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade Show is hosted by the National...

  • MGM, Wynn to take on $1 billion debt for projects Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 3:47 PM ET

    MGM Resorts International and Wynn Resorts Ltd. disclosed their plans in separate financial filings with federal regulators. MGM Resorts said it planned to issue $1 billion in notes due in 2023 to pay for a variety of costs including the construction of its $800 million MGM Springfield project in Massachusetts and $1.2 billion MGM National Harbor...

  • Longer visas for Chinese could spur US tourism Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 11:59 AM ET

    Chinese visitors are already familiar faces in major U.S. destinations such as New York City, San Francisco and Las Vegas, but other parts of the country could also see some a boost. "One simple decision like this... is going to reap tremendous benefits to the country," said Chris Thompson, president and CEO of Brand USA, the public-private partnership responsible for...

  • Florida woman latest to accuse Cosby of forced sex Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 12:38 AM ET

    BOCA RATON, Fla.— A Florida woman who came forward Thursday became the fourth in recent weeks to say Bill Cosby gave her pills that made her feel groggy then forced himself on her sexually. Therese Serignese, now 57 and a nurse in Boca Raton, said the television icon raped her in 1976 when she was 19 years old following a show in Las Vegas. Bill Cosby was behind me, having...

  • Caesars reveals plan after creditor walks away Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 7:10 PM ET

    LAS VEGAS— Overwhelmed with debt and seeking a way out from under it, Caesars Entertainment Corp. floated a plan that would have turned its most debt-heavy division into a real estate investment trust divided into two companies— one to own the casinos and hotels, and one to rent and manage them. The plan was first proposed to creditors Oct. 28, and after a creditor...

  • Utah lawmaker questions city water going to NSA Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 6:05 PM ET

    SALT LAKE CITY— A Utah lawmaker concerned about government spying on its citizens is questioning whether city water service should be cut off to a massive National Security Agency data storage facility outside Salt Lake City. Marc Roberts, of Santaquin, said there are serious questions about privacy and surveillance surrounding the center, and several Utah...

  • Oneidas plan casino outlet mall amid competition Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 9:41 AM ET

    ALBANY, N.Y.— With new casino competition looming, the Oneida Indians announced plans Wednesday to develop a luxury outlet center with about 60 stores at their Turning Stone Resort Casino. Ground will be broken in the spring on the complex, which will be developed, leased and operated by Connecticut- based Gordon Group Holdings. Gordon Group has developed retail...