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  • MGM Resorts reports 3Q loss from casinos, expenses Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 8:30 AM ET

    LAS VEGAS _ MGM Resorts International on Thursday reported a third-quarter loss of $20.3 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 6 cents per share. Analysts expected $2.48 billion, according to Zacks.

  • Employers Holdings posts 3Q profit Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 5:03 AM ET

    RENO, Nev. _ Employers Holdings Inc. on Thursday reported earnings of $15.2 million in its third quarter. On a per-share basis, the Reno, Nevada- based company said it had net income of 47 cents. Employers Holdings shares have declined 36 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • DC (and these states) may go to pot next week Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 7:12 AM ET

    Voters in D.C. and in two states will decide on measures to legalize marijuana.

  • Judge denies order to stop Uber in Nevada Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 6:11 AM ET

    LAS VEGAS— A judge has denied a request from Nevada's attorney general to temporarily shut down the ride-sharing company Uber's operations in the state. Clark County District Court Judge Douglas Herndon refused to issue the temporary order sought by the Nevada Transportation Authority on Wednesday, saying Uber doesn't pose immediate risks to public...

  • Wynn reports 3Q drop in Macau, rise in Las Vegas Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 5:53 PM ET

    LAS VEGAS— Las Vegas was good to Wynn Resorts Ltd. in the third quarter but not enough to make up for a stormy three months in Macau. Wynn reported Tuesday that the company's revenue dropped 1.4 percent to $1.37 billion in the quarter as gains in Vegas were offset by a decline in Macau, its biggest market. A majority of Wynn Resorts revenue— $942 million in the third...

  • Wynn tops Street 3Q forecasts Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 5:04 PM ET

    LAS VEGAS _ Wynn Resorts Ltd. on Tuesday reported third-quarter net income of $191.4 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.82 per share. Analysts expected $1.36 billion, according to Zacks.

  • Blackjack, baccarat drag Nevada gambling wins down Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 9:43 AM ET

    LAS VEGAS— Two card games were to blame for a less lucrative September in Las Vegas. The Nevada Gaming Control Board reported Tuesday that casinos statewide brought in $902 million last month, a 6 percent drop compared to a year ago. "It's a little disappointing," said Michael Lawton, senior research analyst for the Nevada Gaming Control Board.

  • Ex-Boeing worker gets 20 months for kickbacks Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 9:42 AM ET

    ST. LOUIS— A former Boeing Co. procurement officer has been sentenced to 20 months in federal prison for his role in a bribery scheme involving military aircraft parts. Forty-eight-year-old Deon Anderson of the St. Louis area was sentenced Monday after previously pleading guilty to conspiring with prospective Boeing subcontractors in California, Nevada...

  • US home price gains slow for 4th straight month Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 9:10 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— U.S. home prices grew more slowly in August amid modest sales, a trend that could help make homes more affordable in the months ahead. The annual price gain in Las Vegas braked sharply to just 10.1 percent from 12.8 percent in July. Prices rose 9 percent in San Francisco from a year earlier, down from 10.5 percent.

  • Bruno Mars joins Rock in Rio; Vegas venue revealed Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 7:18 AM ET

    LAS VEGAS— MGM Resorts International and the organizers of Rock in Rio USA announced additions to the music festival's lineup Monday and offered a glimpse of what to expect when the event comes to Las Vegas next year. Bruno Mars and Ed Sheeran will join Taylor Swift, Metallica and No Doubt performing on the main stage during the festival, which takes place May 8-9...

  • Flawed casino tower at center of Vegas trial Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 6:30 AM ET

    While general contractor Tutor Perini Corp., its subcontractors and the casino company fought over who was to blame, the rest of the glitzy and glassy $8.5 billion development opened in 2009 on the CityCenter site. On Tuesday, six years after problems were found, jury selection began in Nevada state court for a massive breach-of-contract trial with as much as...

  • *Reports loss of 12 cents per share. WASHINGTON, Oct 27- T-Mobile US Inc on Monday posted record subscriber growth in the third quarter on the back of aggressive marketing campaigns, but booked wider-than-expected losses due to the cost of integrating its MetroPCS network. Revenue rose 10 percent to $7.35 billion, in line with Wall Street forecasts of $7.4...

  • Housing market in Ohio on rebound post-recession Monday, 27 Oct 2014 | 12:01 AM ET

    CLEVELAND— The housing market in Ohio is on the rebound after a steep drop in prices during the recession that took hold in 2008. That economic decline was the result of Wall Street's bad bets on risky subprime mortgages. In Ohio, housing prices tumbled starting around 2007 and had not improved by the time Gov. Prices in Franklin County increased 6.4 percent, while...

  • The market is taking a breather, "said Jim Farrell, head of Omaha, Nebraska- based Farmers National, the largest U.S. farm management company. There hasn't been a high number of transactions, "said Randal Fransen, incoming president of the Illinois Society of Professional Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers. "There still isn't much land on the market," said Randy Hertz,...

  • Avis Budget buying licensee for $210M Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 11:49 AM ET

    PASIPPANY, N.J.— The Avis Budget Group is acquiring a Budget Car Rental licensee for southern California and Las Vegas for approximately $210 million, plus the cost of its vehicle fleet. The acquisition of the licensee, which Avis Budget said Friday is Budget Car Rental's largest in North America, is expected to increase earnings and add $100 million in revenue.

  • Nevada puts stop to ridesharing Uber for now Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 8:01 AM ET

    LAS VEGAS— It didn't take long for Uber to come to a screeching halt in Nevada. District Court Judge James Russell in Carson City has blocked Uber from offering any rides in the state through at least Nov. 7. Uber launched its service in Las Vegas, Reno and Carson City on Friday after months of rumors that included recruitment posts on Craigslist and cryptic...

  • Britney Spears to get Vegas key, 'Britney Day' Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 6:11 AM ET

    LAS VEGAS— Caesars Entertainment says pop star Britney Spears will get a key to the Las Vegas Strip and celebrate with her own dedicated day. The Las Vegas- based casino giant announced Thursday that it would host "Britney Day" at The LINQ Promenade starting at 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 5. Caesars says that starting at 8 a.m., the first 100 people who prove that they, too, are named...

  • California startup unveils gun technology for cops Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 4:01 AM ET

    WATSONVILLE, Calif.— A Silicon Valley startup has developed technology to let dispatchers know when a police officer's weapon has been fired. Santa Cruz County Sheriff Phil Wowak, whose agency is among two testing the technology, said it will allow the sheriff's office to see whether deputies are in trouble and unable to ask for assistance.

  • Allegiant flight returns safely to Vegas airport Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 3:52 PM ET

    LAS VEGAS— An Allegiant Airlines flight returned shortly after takeoff to McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas after a report of possible engine trouble. Allegiant spokesman Micah Lillard says flight 580 took off for Bellingham, Washington, about 9 a.m. PDT Thursday and landed safely less than 15 minutes later, after the crew reported unusual...

  • Feds to gather 'nuisance' mustangs in Nevada Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 12:26 PM ET

    RENO, Nev.— Federal wranglers plan an unusual wild horse roundup near the Nevada- Utah line, where ranchers and rural residents say protected mustangs are knocking down fences and impregnating domesticated mares. The Bureau of Land Management intends to conduct what it describes as a public safety and nuisance gather of about 120 wild horses beginning next...