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  • BOSTON— New hurdles are emerging for Wynn Resorts as it prepares to build a $1.6 billion resort casino on the Everett waterfront after winning the lucrative casino license for the Boston area. Somerville filed a lawsuit last week against the state Gaming Commission asking a state court judge to void the Wynn license. Meanwhile, the gambling commission's staff...

  • Passengers, airlines can't afford late 1st flight Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 11:09 AM ET

    DALLAS— For years, Southwest was the most punctual of big U.S. airlines, so its tumble toward the bottom of government rankings for on-time arrivals was stunning. Southwest officials needed to fix an ill-fated decision to squeeze more flights into the schedule. "If you're late out of the driveway in the morning, you're probably going to be a little bit late to work,"...

  • Tech summit addresses industry's lack of diversity Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 9:30 AM ET

    The challenges, along with some of the potential solutions, were explored Wednesday at a Silicon Valley summit organized by Jackson and his group, Rainbow Push. In a show of their commitment, Google, Apple, Facebook and more than other 20 other tech companies sent representatives to the forum held at the Santa Clara, California, headquarters of a Silicon Valley...

  • With future uncertain, Colorado shields its water Tuesday, 9 Dec 2014 | 4:10 PM ET

    DENVER— With demand increasing across the West, Colorado is drawing up a strategy to keep some of the trillions of gallons of water that gushes out of the Rocky Mountains every spring— most of which flows downstream to drought-stricken California, Arizona, Nevada and Mexico. He referred to the Colorado River Compact of 1922 that covers water allocations to...

  • Cosmopolitan resort CEO to leave by end of year Tuesday, 9 Dec 2014 | 3:58 PM ET

    LAS VEGAS— The CEO of The Cosmopolitan on the Las Vegas Strip, who led the hotel-casino from its opening to its pending $1.73 billion sale, is leaving by the end of the year. John Unwin was first tapped by Deutsche Bank AG to be CEO of the 2,960- room property in 2009 as it moved forward with building the swanky high-rise after the original developer defaulted on the...

  • Judge orders Uber to cease operations in Spain Tuesday, 9 Dec 2014 | 11:42 AM ET

    MADRID, Dec 9- A Madrid judge has ordered U.S.-based online car booking company Uber to cease operations in Spain, the latest ban on the popular service. The judge on Tuesday imposed an injunction on services after a request by the Madrid Taxi Association, which is preparing a legal case against Uber accusing it of unfair competition. The company also faces legal...

  • Lawyer hints at new findings in Blake Griffin case Monday, 8 Dec 2014 | 12:08 PM ET

    LAS VEGAS— A lawyer for Blake Griffin says prosecutors need to see results of a defense investigation into a man's claim that the Los Angeles Clippers star attacked him in a Las Vegas Strip nightclub. Attorney Richard Schonfeld suggested Monday the findings shed new light on a man's claim that Griffin attacked him early Oct. 19 at Tao nightclub at the Venetian...

  • White House focuses on computer science in schools Monday, 8 Dec 2014 | 6:04 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Smartphones and laptops have become essential tools for today's teenagers. The White House wants to help change that direction. The school districts encompassing New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami, Las Vegas, Houston and Fort Lauderdale, Florida, are committing to offer the course in high school or middle school.

  • BlackBerry, NantHealth launch cancer genome browser Sunday, 7 Dec 2014 | 10:44 PM ET

    TORONTO, Dec 7- BlackBerry Ltd and NantHealth, a healthcare-focused data provider, launched a secure cancer genome browser on Sunday, giving doctors the ability to access patients' genetic data on the BlackBerry Passport smartphone. "Our partnership with BlackBerry has really been able to create a scalable super-computer in the palm of the hands of the doctor,"...

  • TORONTO, Dec 1- Intel Corp said on Monday it has acquired PasswordBox, a Montreal- based identity management service that gives users a convenient way to log into websites and applications from any device without having to type or remember passwords. The Santa Clara, California- based chipmaker said PasswordBox will become part of the Safe Identity...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Obama to address immigration Thursday night Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 1:00 PM ET
    President Barack Obama

    The president will make his immigration announcement Thursday night, followed by a rally at a Las Vegas high school with Harry Reid on Friday.

  • $10 Million winning poker moment  Friday, 14 Nov 2014 | 12:22 PM ET

    The 45th Annual World Series of Poker finished this week in Las Vegas. 26-Year old Swedish professional and 2014 WSOP Champion Martin Jacobson, speaks to Scott Wapner, about the moment he won.

  • Nov 13- Hachette Book Group and Amazon.com Inc said on Thursday they reached a multi-year agreement for e-book and print book sales after months of fighting that pitted authors, agents and publishers against the world's largest online retail store. Amazon, which pulled several of Hachette's books from its inventory, will immediately resume selling all of...

  • LAS VEGAS, Nov 12- Amazon.com Inc plans to build data centers in every large country over time as part of a broader investment push that will eventually make the Internet retailer's cloud computing arm the largest part of its business. He added that Amazon plans to build data centers in "virtually every large country" over time. Amazon stunned investors after...

  • UPDATE 1-International Market Centers files for IPO Monday, 10 Nov 2014 | 6:01 PM ET

    Nov 10- International Market Centers Inc, a provider of showroom space to home furniture and decor companies such as Bassett Furniture Industries and La-Z-Boy Inc, filed with U.S. regulators for an initial public offering of common stock. The company, formed in 2011 by funds affiliated with Bain Capital LLC and Oaktree Capital Management LP, said it intended to...

  • International Market Centers files for IPO Monday, 10 Nov 2014 | 5:38 PM ET

    Nov 10- International Market Centers Inc, a provider of showroom space to home furniture and decor companies, filed with U.S. regulators on Monday to raise about $200 million in an initial public offering of common stock. The Las Vegas- based company listed Barclays Capital, Credit Suisse Securities and Wells Fargo Securities among underwriters to the IPO.