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  • Senate to vote on highway money as deadline looms Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 3:19 AM ET

    Under a schedule outlined by Majority Leader Harry Reid, D- Nev., the Senate would take up that bill Tuesday. But senators who say the House bill uses budgetary gimmicks to pay for roads and bridges or who want to force Congress to act before the end of the year on a long-term plan to pay for transportation programs are expected to offer amendments.

  • Study: 35 percent in US facing debt collectors Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 12:02 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— More than 35 percent of Americans have debts and unpaid bills that have been reported to collection agencies, according to a study released Tuesday by the Urban Institute.

  • 'Pawn Stars' TV star plans stores near famous shop Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 4:27 PM ET

    LAS VEGAS— The long parade of tourists who regularly stop by the downtown Las Vegas shop featured on the History Channel reality show "Pawn Stars" could soon have something better to do while waiting in line.

  • SC congressmen say SRS has money for fuel project Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 11:24 AM ET

    SAVANNAH RIVER SITE, S.C.— Federal legislators have secured enough money to make sure a nuclear fuel project at the Savannah River Site goes forward, according to South Carolina Gov. Last fall, Haley invited Moniz to visit the Savannah River Site, a sprawling complex along the South Carolina- Georgia border.

  • Charles Russell art fetches millions at auction Sunday, 27 Jul 2014 | 4:26 PM ET

    RENO, Nev.— A total of 30 Charles M. Russell works fetched millions of dollars at auction in Reno, with one painting symbolizing the railroad's effect on American Indians drawing $1.9 million and another depicting a Native American chief selling for $1.1 million.

  • NEW YORK, July 25- Cynk Technology shares plummeted to close down about 85 percent on Friday after a trading suspension was lifted, but the stock was only being exchanged in private deals.

  • NEW YORK, July 25- Cynk Technology shares plummeted more than 80 percent on Friday after the end of a trading suspension, but the stock was only being exchanged in private deals.

  • Vegas visitation up 3.1 percent in June Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 2:08 PM ET

    LAS VEGAS— The number of visitors coming to Las Vegas jumped 3.1 percent in June compared with a year earlier, helped by a lift in convention attendance. Convention attendance climbed 13.7 percent year-over-year mostly because shows that weren't held in Las Vegas last year rotated in and because of a new show.

  • IPO Roundup: El Pollo Loco soars in debut Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 1:10 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Wall Street is still hungry for fast-casual restaurant chains. Others, including Zoe's Kitchen Inc., Potbelly Corp. and Noodles& Co., also climbed in their initial public offerings.

  • Nevada gambling revenue jumps 14 percent in June Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 9:45 AM ET

    LAS VEGAS— Nevada casino revenue shot up more than 14 percent in June, thanks to a banner month on the Las Vegas Strip and continued growth in baccarat, according to a report released Friday.

  • Eau Canada: Caravan totes water to Detroit Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 12:42 PM ET

    DETROIT— A caravan of Canadians bringing jugs with 1,000 liters of water arrived in Detroit on Thursday afternoon in a symbolic protest against the bankrupt city shutting off water to residents who haven't paid their bills. Eleven vehicles passed through the Detroit Windsor Tunnel under the Detroit River.

  • TicketNetwork, Connecticut reach legal settlement Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 12:09 PM ET

    HARTFORD, Conn.— Online ticket exchange TicketNetwork Inc. and three other companies have settled a legal dispute that should make it easier for consumers to know they are buying tickets on the secondary market, not directly from events, Connecticut's attorney general and consumer protection commissioner said Thursday.

  • Las Vegas airport traffic up 1.3 percent in June Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 10:15 AM ET

    LAS VEGAS— Passenger traffic at McCarran International Airport has climbed up 1.3 percent compared with a year earlier. Data released Thursday show nearly 3.7 million people arrived and departed from the Las Vegas airport in June. The number of passengers flying domestically was up 1.8 percent, while international traffic was up 9.2 percent for the month.

  • Senate bill targets companies that move overseas Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 11:36 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Senate voted Wednesday to advance an election-year bill limiting tax breaks for U.S. companies that move operations overseas. The Senate voted 93-7 to begin debating the bill, which would prevent companies from deducting expenses related to moving operations to a foreign country.

  • Delay sought in Atlantic City casino closings Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 4:49 PM ET

    James Whelan, a former Atlantic City mayor, and Assemblymen Vince Mazzeo and Chris Brown wrote Tuesday to the state Casino Control Commission asking for the delay.

  • Democrats to unveil $2.7B bill on alien children Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 2:44 AM ET

    With just two weeks before lawmakers' sacrosanct August break, progress is decidedly mixed on several must-pass items due to Capitol Hill partisanship, heightened by midterm elections and the Obama administration's conflicting signals to Congress.

  • Southwest, South score low on child-welfare index Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 12:28 AM ET

    New Mexico, Nevada, Louisiana and Arizona round out the bottom five states. Tennessee was one of five states that showed the biggest improvements in the last year, moving from 39th to 36th. In education, a focus of major reform in Tennessee the last few years, the state improved from 42nd to 37th.

  • REFILE-FACTBOX-Hacking talks axed over the years Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 3:03 PM ET

    2008- Three MIT undergrads canceled a Def Con talk in Las Vegas on hacking the "Charlie Card" payment cards for Boston's subway system after a federal court issued an injunction.

  • FACTBOX-Hacking talks axed over the years Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 3:01 PM ET

    2008- Three MIT undergrads canceled a Def Con talk in Las Vegas on hacking the "Charlie Card" payment cards for Boston's subway system after a federal court issued an injunction.

  • The talk was canceled at the request of attorneys for Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, where the speakers work as researchers, the spokeswoman, Meredith Corley, told Reuters.