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  • US official airs 'myths' on Colorado River water Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 11:43 AM ET

    LAS VEGAS— A top federal water administrator said Friday that several myths stand in the way of broad agreements needed to deal with increasing demand for water in the drought-stricken and over-allocated Colorado River basin.

  • Nevada gambling revenue inches upward in July Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 10:18 AM ET

    LAS VEGAS— Nevada gambling revenue rose less than 1 percent in July compared with the same month last year, with nearly a 5 percent gain on the Las Vegas Strip offsetting declines in Reno, Stateline on Lake Tahoe's south shore, and Wendover on the Utah line, the state Gambling Control Board reported Thursday.

  • Frontier adds flights from Cincinnati-area airport Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 9:41 AM ET

    CINCINNATI— Low-fare carrier Frontier Airlines announced Thursday it is doubling its service from the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport. Frontier will begin daily flights to Dallas-Fort Worth on Oct. 26, with multiday service also coming to Las Vegas; Phoenix; and Orlando and Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

  • Court rules against FedEx in drivers' labor case Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 6:57 PM ET

    DALLAS— A federal court has ruled that FedEx Corp. improperly classified about 2,300 drivers in California as independent contractors instead of employees.

  • Aug 27- New Jersey's Atlantic County, which includes the struggling gambling mecca of Atlantic City, saw the biggest employment drop of all U.S. metropolitan areas in July compared to the same time last year, according to preliminary U.S. Labor Department data on Wednesday.

  • Hackerspaces help techies turn ideas into reality Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 3:44 AM ET

    MESA, Ariz.— Inside a nondescript garage-like workshop nestled between restaurants, a flower shop and jewelry stores along Main Street, ideas are taking shape. "It's all about sharing what we know with one another," said Mitch Altman, 57, founder of a similar setup in San Francisco called Noisebridge.

  • Business Highlights Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 5:41 PM ET

    Burger King plans expansion of Tim Hortons. Burger King said Tuesday it will buy Tim Hortons in an $11 billion deal that would create the world's third largest fast-food chain.

  • US home price gains slow in June Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 9:11 AM ET

    Las Vegas led with a 15.2 percent gain. But prices in Las Vegas, Phoenix, Miami and Tampa, Florida, are still at least 33 percent below their housing bubble peaks of almost a decade ago. But buying remains 4.3 percent below the July 2013 level, according to the National Realtors Association.

  • Rhode Island benefits from improving US economy Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 11:31 AM ET

    PROVIDENCE, R.I.— The improving national economy is finally spurring job growth and pushing the unemployment rate down in Rhode Island, according to the state's top labor official. Now with a rate of 7.7 percent, Rhode Island moved out of last place and is tied with Michigan and Nevada, ahead of last place Mississippi and Georgia.

  • Charge! Guests recoil as hotels pile on fees Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 9:19 AM ET

    The real headache for many travelers is a quickly-growing list of hotel surcharges, even for items they never use.

  • Mimicking the airlines, hotels get fee-happy Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 3:00 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Forget bad weather, traffic jams and kids asking, "Are we there yet?" The real headache for many travelers is a quickly-growing list of hotel surcharges, even for items they never use. Guaranteeing two queen beds or one king bed will cost you, as will checking in early or checking out late.

  • Report: Tesla building I-80 supercharger station Saturday, 23 Aug 2014 | 2:37 PM ET

    TRUCKEE, Calif.— Tesla Motors Inc. is building a supercharger station in the Sierra Nevada north of Lake Tahoe where drivers of the company's electric cars can recharge for free along Interstate 80, a newspaper says.

  • 4 Kochs took genes, money in different directions Saturday, 23 Aug 2014 | 9:13 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— They are the outsized force in modern American politics, the best-known brand of the big money era, yet still something of a mystery to those who cash their checks. He's grounded in the Kansas soil of their birth.

  • Vegas' storied Sahara casino reborn, transformed Saturday, 23 Aug 2014 | 4:31 AM ET

    LAS VEGAS— The Moroccan-themed Sahara casino that once hosted Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and the Beatles seemed a lost cause in 2011, when its owners declared the 59- year-old property unprofitable and shut it down with little more than a vague promise to return.

  • Business Highlights Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 5:44 PM ET

    Yellen: Job market makes Fed hesitant on rate hike. JACKSON HOLE, Wyoming— If anyone thought Janet Yellen might clarify her view of the U.S. job market in her speech here Friday, the Federal Reserve chair had a message:. North Texas, SMU and Troy University will begin beer sales to the general public this season.

  • Reid apologizes for Asian jokes at Vegas luncheon Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 1:44 PM ET

    LAS VEGAS— Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid apologized Friday for jokes he made about Asians during a luncheon of business leaders in Las Vegas earlier this week. The Democrat was addressing the city's Asian Chamber of Commerce on Thursday when he told the audience, "I don't think you're smarter than anybody else, but you've convinced a lot of us you are."

  • The action, part of the Elliott's quest to recover around US $1.7 bn in claims from its decade-long dispute with the sovereign, will target financial institutions including Citigroup, HSBC and Standard Chartered, the source said.

  • Vegas' storied Sahara casino reborn, transformed Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 10:37 AM ET

    LAS VEGAS— The Moroccan-themed Sahara casino that once hosted Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and the Beatles seemed a lost cause in 2011, when its owners declared the 59- year-old property unprofitable and shut it down with little more than a vague promise to return.

  • Card cheat who used invisible ink gets casino ban Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 10:43 AM ET

    NEW LONDON, Conn.— A New Jersey man has been banned from Connecticut's casinos after pleading guilty to using invisible ink to mark cards at one. Bruce Koloshi of Summit, New Jersey, was sentenced Wednesday to the 10 months he served since his arrest last September at Mohegan Sun.

  • Progressive slots link New Jersey, Nevada casinos Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 9:51 AM ET

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.— A long-planned initiative to create bigger jackpots by linking casino slot machines in New Jersey and Nevada is up and running. The New Jersey Gaming Enforcement Division says the progressive slots system links 100 machines in Atlantic City with 600 in Nevada.