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  • Despite the blockbuster's continued dominance, "Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2" did better than expected, pulling in a solid $24 million across 3,633 locations. However, "Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2" could not match the $31.8 million debut of the first film in the Blart chronicles. With a modest $30 million production budget, the sequel will be profitable, Sony execs said.

  • April 15- A consortium of private equity firm TPG Capital LP and Chinese conglomerate Fosun International Ltd is in the final stages of negotiations to acquire Cirque du Soleil, according to people familiar with the matter. The price that TPG and Fosun were negotiating with Laliberté could not be learned, but sources close to the process had previously stated...

  • ST. LOUIS, April 15- The U.S. Treasury Department's anti-money laundering unit may soon issue a civil penalty to Caesars Entertainment Corp over anti-money laundering lapses unearthed during a probe underway for roughly two years, two sources familiar with the matter. The sources added that the Justice Department, which had also been probing the casino...

  • McDonald's relations with franchisees hit new low-survey Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 1:40 PM ET

    LOS ANGELES, April 15- McDonald's Corp's relations with its U.S. franchisees have hit a fresh low as the fast-food giant's new chief executive fights to turn around its domestic business amid fierce competition, according to a survey released Wednesday. said one of the 32 franchisees participating in the monthly survey, published by Janney Capital Markets...

  • New golf association's mantra: 'Face it, you suck' Friday, 10 Apr 2015 | 1:02 PM ET
    The Mediocre Golf Association: You’ll never win the Green Jacket, but that doesn’t mean you can’t be a winner.

    "We are striving to be the best that we can achieve, but the best that we can achieve is at a mediocre level," says the MGA's co-founder.

  • April 1- A U.S. judge on Wednesday issued an order temporarily blocking Allegiant Air pilots from striking after they announced a Thursday walkout. Allegiant sued the pilots union in U.S. District Court in Las Vegas on Monday, saying it had violated the Railway Labor Act by moving to strike before the parties had exerted every effort to settle their disputes.

  • Pilot who suffered midair breakdown sues JetBlue Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 9:23 AM ET
    JetBlue

    A pilot who suffered a midair breakdown in 2012 is suing JetBlue, alleging the company knew of his mental instability. USA TODAY reports.

  • Porn industry flirts with new shelter: Las Vegas Saturday, 28 Mar 2015 | 3:00 PM ET
    An aerial view of the Grand Bazaar Shops

    As public health concerns mount, the porn industry may decamp California, and embark into the arms of a new suitor to its west.

  • NEW YORK, March 27- A former JetBlue Airways Corp pilot whose midair meltdown forced an emergency landing of a 2012 flight on Friday sued the carrier for $14.9 million, saying it should have grounded him because it knew he was incapable of flying. Clayton Osbon, 52, filed his lawsuit in Manhattan federal court three days after the crash of a Germanwings plane in the...

  • JetBlue sued by ex-pilot who had midair meltdown Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 5:24 PM ET

    NEW YORK, March 27- A former JetBlue Airways Corp pilot whose midair meltdown forced an emergency landing of a 2012 flight on Friday sued the carrier for $14.9 million, saying it should have grounded him because it knew he was incapable of flying. Clayton Osbon, 52, filed his lawsuit in Manhattan federal court three days after the crash of a Germanwings plane in the...

  • Las Vegas casino industry on the mend: Caesars CEO   Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 11:51 AM ET
    Las Vegas casino industry on the mend: Caesars CEO

    It's been a tough few years for casino operators in Las Vegas, but Caesars CEO Gary Loveman said things are getting better.

  • "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.

  • Native tribes debate entering legal pot business Thursday, 19 Mar 2015 | 1:31 PM ET
    Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park in southeastern Utah.

    Many Native American tribes are grappling with the idea of growing marijuana on reservation land.

  • 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...

  • 3 housing hot spots   Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 2:19 PM ET
    3 housing hot spots

    With a combination of good job growth, easy comps, and inventory, David Goldberg, UBS analyst, explains which three locations are housing hot spots.

  • Feds raid 'maternity hotels' to bust birth tourists Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 2:18 PM ET
    Image from a website that federal authorities say was used to recruit Chinese women to come to the U.S. to have their babies.

    California apartment complexes that doubled as "maternity hotels" for Chinese women who want made-in-America babies were raided early Tuesday.

  • 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...

  • Porn gets back to its basics: High-tech Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 11:54 AM ET
    An attendee at the 2015 Adult Entertainment Expo in Las Vegas demos the Oculus virtual reality glasses.

    The porn industry may be at the cusp of a technological renaissance as virtual reality gains momentum.

  • Snapshot of Las Vegas real estate   Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 4:00 PM ET
    Snapshot of Las Vegas real estate

    Power House takes a look at Las Vegas, Nevada, with a focus on the suburb of Providence. Cynthia Silver of Century 21 has the details.