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  • *Expects deal to add 135 mln stg to events revenue in 2015. Oct 1- Communications and events company UBM Plc said it would buy trade show organizer Advanstar Communications for $972 million, becoming the top events organizer by revenue in the United States, but its shares fell on concern it had overpaid.

  • Oct 1- Communications and events company UBM Plc said it would acquire Advanstar Communications, a privately-held trade show organizer, for $972 million in cash to increase its focus on the events business in North America. Shares in the FTSE -250 company fell more than 3 percent on Wednesday to their lowest in more than two years.

  • Jackpot! Gambling's impact on the US economy Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 2:05 PM ET
    Las Vegas, Nevada.

    The American Gaming Association's first report on the industry's impact on the economy found that, despite big money, gaming firms have had to adapt.

  • Meet creative mind behind slot machine games     Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 1:58 PM ET

    Brad Rose designs slot machine games for WMS, part of Scientific Games. He's debuting new products at the Global Gaming Expo, and explains how he recruits college grads more used to videogames than slots.

  • Vegas doubles down on different future     Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 12:51 PM ET

    A new park and arena is being built as casino alternatives in Las Vegas, reports CNBC's Jane Wells.

  • Gaming's big bet on social     Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 8:31 AM ET

    CNBC's Jane Wells provides a sneak peek on how the gaming industry is changing its strategy to attract new customers into the casinos.

  • DIARY - Top Economic Events to Oct 13 Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    LONDON- Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee member David Miles speaks at London School of Economics and Political Science- 1730 GMT. VIENNA- ECB Executive Board member Sabine Lautenschlaeger speaks at the annual supervisory conference in Vienna on the topic: "National supervision within a European system- getting the balance right"- 0745 GMT.

  • WASHINGTON/ DETROIT, Sept 29- Verizon. Simply put, the type of network Verizon uses isn't global. So far, AT&T has announced deals with brands at eight automakers and Verizon is trailing with four announced deals.

  • Sin City's tech rehab     Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 11:23 AM ET

    Could downtown Las Vegas be the next Silicon Valley? Nellie Bowles of Re/Code, discusses how Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh is turning Sin City into landing spot for tech startups.

  • Wynn, 72, and his company Wynn Resorts Ltd filed suit against Chanos, founder of New York- based hedge fund Kynikos Associates LP, in federal court in San Francisco.

  • Long and wacky reign of Bill Gross, the 'Bond King' Friday, 26 Sep 2014 | 11:04 AM ET
    Bill Gross

    Bill Gross is one of the most respected and colorful investors on Wall Street, the New York Times reports.

  • MACAU, Sept 25- Macau's casino junket operators are feeling the squeeze as China's anti-corruption drive has blown a hole in the world's biggest gambling hub.

  • General Motors appoints its first cybersecurity chief Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 6:43 PM ET

    BOSTON/ DETROIT, Sept 23- General Motors Co on Tuesday named an engineer to serve as its first cybersecurity chief as the No. 1 U.S. automaker and its rivals come under increasing pressure to better secure their vehicles against hackers. "So that's the competitive advantage we're trying to really put in place for General Motors."

  • Sept 18- UBM Plc, a British communications and events company, confirmed that it was in talks to acquire Advanstar, a privately held U.S. trade show organiser. Reuters reported on Tuesday that UBM was in advanced talks to acquire Advanstar for around $900 million. 1/ 8 ID: nL1N0RH0ZO.

  • Sept 17- Two years after it began flying tourists over the Grand Canyon, Air Methods Corp is looking to expand its U.S. travel business as a lucrative sideline to its air ambulance services. Chief Executive Aaron Todd, however, expects tourism to be a significant driver of revenue for Air Methods as U.S. consumer confidence returns.

  • Crocs trying to monopolize marketplace, competitor says Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 5:51 PM ET

    Sept 11- A family-owned, Nevada- based shoe company is taking on the giant shoe maker Crocs, accusing it of creating a monopoly by suing smaller competitors and putting them out of business. In a lawsuit filed on Wednesday in federal court in Nevada, USA Dawgs said Crocs Inc was using "sham" patent lawsuits in order to "litigate its competition out of the market."

  • TORONTO/ LAS VEGAS, Sept 11- BlackBerry has acquired a U.K- based mobile technology start-up whose software allows users to have multiple phone numbers on the same device, the Canadian tech firm said on Thursday. The purchase of Movirtu helps BlackBerry ramp up its portfolio of services to cater to the needs of its core base of corporate and government clients.

  • TORONTO/ LAS VEGAS, Sept 11- BlackBerry Ltd said on Thursday it has acquired Movirtu, a provider of virtual identity solutions, as part of its move to continue building out its portfolio of value-added services that cater to the needs of its core base of corporate and government clients.

  • CARSON CITY, Nev., Sept 10- Nevada lawmakers convened in special legislative session on Wednesday to consider tax breaks and other incentives worth an estimated $1.3 billion to clinch a deal hammered out by Governor Brian Sandoval with Tesla Motors Inc. to build a massive battery factory in the state.

  • Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler told a wireless industry trade show he counted on them to prove their big interest in buying spectrum from television stations.