• Study: Gambling industry worth $240B, 1.7M jobs Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 1:45 PM ET

    LAS VEGAS— U.S. casinos and the makers of the games found inside had a $240 billion economic impact and employed 1.7 million people in 2013, a study shows. The group's annual G2E Global Gaming Expo is being held this week at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas.

  • Sagebrush habitat fuels $1B in recreation spending Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 9:02 AM ET

    Hunters, campers, fishermen and others spent more than $623 million directly within 50 miles of Bureau of Land Management property in sagebrush ecosystems across more than 61 million acres, said the report by ECONorthwest, an economic consulting firm founded in Oregon in 1974..

  • US home prices rise at slowest pace in 20 months Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 9:02 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— U.S. home prices in July increased at the slowest pace in 20 months, reflecting sluggish sales and a greater supply of houses for sale. The Standard& Poor's/Case-Shiller 20- city home price index rose 6.7 percent in July from 12 months earlier. That's down from an 8.1 percent gain in June and the smallest increase since November 2012.

  • Las Vegas lands 3rd weekly nonstop Swiss flight Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 6:11 AM ET

    LAS VEGAS— Tourists flying between Las Vegas and Zurich will have another nonstop flight. Airline officials say they've carried more than 14,000 travelers to Las Vegas in almost four months. The airline website says the flight from Zurich to Las Vegas is about 11 hours.

  • 2nd bidder named in auction of failed Revel casino Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 1:58 AM ET

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.— A Canadian asset management firm that owns casinos in Las Vegas and the Bahamas has been identified as a second bidder in the ongoing bankruptcy auction of the failed Revel Casino Hotel in Atlantic City. That firm is vying with Florida developer Glenn Straub for the right to buy the $2.4 billion Revel for pennies on the dollar.

  • 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.

  • Another card system hack at Supervalu, Albertsons Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 5:44 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Card data of Supervalu and Albertsons shoppers may be at risk in another hack, the two supermarket companies said Monday. Supervalu said the malware was installed on a network that processes card transactions at several chains, but it believes data was only taken from certain checkout lanes at four Cub Foods stores in Minnesota.

  • Business Highlights Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 5:36 PM ET

    Microsoft to offer early look at next Windows. SAN FRANCISCO— Microsoft plans to offer a glimpse of its vision for Windows this week, as its new CEO seeks to redefine the company and recover from missteps with its flagship operating system.

  • 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.

  • Report: Gambling industry paid out $38B in taxes Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 12:19 PM ET

    LAS VEGAS— The gambling industry nationwide paid out a jackpot-worthy $38 billion in federal, state and local taxes in 2013, according to a report from the American Gaming Association. The Associated Press obtained a copy of the report's tax revenue figures before its release Tuesday.

  • Examples of 2014 videos showing police using force Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 12:14 PM ET

    Dramatic cellphone video recorded by stopped motorists and obtained by a newspaper shows federal land management rangers and a Nevada Highway Patrol trooper scuffling with a 20- year-old man before he was fatally shot on a road outside Las Vegas. MARCH 16: Albuquerque, New Mexico.

  • 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.

  • Nevada gambling revenue down 4 percent in August Friday, 26 Sep 2014 | 9:47 AM ET

    LAS VEGAS— Nevada gambling revenue fell nearly 4 percent in August, bedeviled by the baccarat table game. Casinos brought in $920 million in August, down from $955 million a year ago, Nevada Gaming Control Board officials said Friday. Of the $35 million drop statewide, $24 million was due to weaker baccarat revenue.

  • Judge in Russia hacking case boots law firm Friday, 26 Sep 2014 | 4:09 AM ET

    SEATTLE— A federal judge on Friday told the New York law firm of Fox Rothschild that its lawyers cannot represent a Russian man charged with hacking businesses across the U.S.

  • MGM sues men proposing pot shop over trademark Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 6:31 PM ET

    LAS VEGAS— A single apostrophe won't be enough to separate M life and M'Life in the minds of customers, according to an MGM Resorts International trademark lawsuit against two people who want to open a marijuana dispensary. There should be no confusion, he said, because his business and MGM Resorts are in distinctly different trades.

  • At a glance: Gasoline prices by state Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 4:56 PM ET

    The usual autumn decline of the price of gasoline is getting an assist from lower global oil prices. Up to 30 states could see an average price below $3 a gallon by the end of the year. Source: AAA, OPIS and Wright Express.

  • Firm pays fine for not reporting mine pollution Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 2:06 PM ET

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced the settlement Thursday with Veris Gold USA, a subsidiary of the Vancouver- based Veris Gold Corp.. Veris Gold failed to properly report the chemical releases and other waste-management activities at its Jerritt Canyon mine in Elko County about 50 miles north of Eureka, the EPA said.

  • Court to hear arguments in jury award cap case Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 12:42 PM ET

    HELENA, Mont.— The Montana Supreme Court will hear arguments in an appeal of a $52 million verdict awarded to an office supply company, one of two cases that could determine whether the state's $10 million cap on jury awards for punitive damages will stand.

  • Utah to appeal ruling in 'Sister Wives' case Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 11:44 AM ET

    SALT LAKE CITY— Utah's attorney general has decided to appeal a ruling that struck down parts of the state's anti-polygamy law in what marked a significant victory for the family on the reality TV show "Sister Wives" and polygamous families living in Utah.

  • Las Vegas airport traffic up 3.4 percent in August Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 9:54 AM ET

    LAS VEGAS— Officials say passenger traffic at McCarran International Airport jumped 3.4 percent in August compared with a year earlier. Data released Thursday show more than 3.7 million people arrived and departed from the Las Vegas airport in August.