• The site, already partly occupied by warehouses and distribution facilities for Wal-Mart, Amazon and Federal Express, is where Elon Musk's electric car maker Tesla Motors plans a factory to make batteries, helped by more than $1 billion of incentives provided by Nevada. For Gilman, this dry, desolate slice of Storey County is where the old Nevada, symbolized by...

  • Sheldon Adelson criticizes Internet gambling Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 9:54 PM ET

    LAS VEGAS— Billionaire Sheldon Adelson repeated his distaste for Internet gambling during a talk Wednesday night at the G2E Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas, saying there was no reason casinos should be in the pockets of every single American. Throughout the talk that touched on topics such as international gambling destination Macau and New Jersey's...

  • DIARY - Top economic Events to Oct 16 Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    Treasury Secretary Jack Lew, U.S. Deputy Secretary Sarah Bloom Raskin participate in open meeting of the President's Advisory Council on Financial Capability for Young Americans in Washington- 1300 GMT. RICHMOND- Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond and the Kiel Institute for the World Economy hold two-day conference on "The Labor Market After the Great...

  • Allegiant Travel President and COO Levy resigns Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 6:30 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Allegiant Travel said Wednesday that President and Chief Operating Officer Andrew Levy resigned his executive roles and will step down from the board of directors. He has been with the company for 13 years, and has been president of Allegiant since 2009. Allegiant said Chairman and CEO Maurice Gallagher Jr. will share Levy's duties with executive...

  • Nevada city plans festival to celebrate blue jeans Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 5:08 PM ET

    RENO, Nev.— Nevada tourism officials are planning a three-day festival in Reno next fall to celebrate and promote the city as the birthplace of what became modern blue jeans. "Those of us fortunate to live and work in Reno-Tahoe USA now like to brag,' We have copper rivets in our genes,'" said Chris Baum, CEO of the Reno-Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority.

  • Black Press buys Hawaii and Washington newspapers Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 5:07 PM ET

    The Garden Island newspaper on Kauai also is owned by Oahu Publications, which is a subsidiary of Black Press. The purchase of The Daily World of Aberdeen, Washington, and three weeklies by another Black Press subsidiary closed Wednesday. Black Press plans to continue printing both Hawaii newspapers on the Big Island.

  • Delta and General Mills are big market movers Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 4:30 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Wednesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:. Delta Air Lines Inc., down $1.25 to $34.90. General Mills Inc., down 47 cents to $49.98.

  • *Republicans plan to force a vote if they win Senate. The $10 billion Keystone project to connect Canadian oil sands with U.S. refineries will top the list of Republican energy priorities if they gain control of the Senate after the Nov. 4 midterm elections.

  • Oct 1- An affiliate of Brookfield Asset Management won the auction for Atlantic City, New Jersey's bankrupt Revel Casino Hotel with a $110 million bid, but within hours the losing bidder told Reuters he planned to fight the sale. Asked if he would challenge the auction result in court, Florida developer Glenn Straub told Reuters by phone: "absolutely."

  • *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.

  • Revel auction still taking bids, did not adjourn Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 12:45 AM ET

    ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey— The bankruptcy auction of Atlantic City's former Revel Casino Hotel ground into its third day early Wednesday as lawyers for the bankrupt resort continued to weigh bids.

  • Casino mogul says experience, not gambling, is key Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 8:58 PM ET

    LAS VEGAS— Steve Wynn had some advice. That's why after he recently won the opportunity to build Boston's first casino-hotel, he said he has grand plans for a property that will feature an entry akin to those in Las Vegas, but will tuck slot machines and table games away. The industry has been rattled by troubles in Atlantic City.

  • 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.

  • Revel auction off till Monday; $98M top bid Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 1:58 AM ET

    Brookfield Asset Management, which owns casinos in Las Vegas and the Bahamas, bid $98 million for Revel on Tuesday. It's vying with Florida developer Glenn Straub for the right to buy the $2.4 billion Revel for pennies on the dollar. Brookfield owns the Hard Rock Hotel& Casino in Las Vegas and the Atlantis Paradise Island in the Bahamas.

  • 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.