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  • White House veto threat shelves possible tax plan Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 3:25 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— A White House veto threat appears to have put on ice a congressional effort to permanently renew a handful of generous tax breaks for businesses and individuals. The White House immediately weighed in with a veto threat, saying Congress should also make permanent a top Obama administration priority: extending more generous tax credits for the...

  • White House vows to kill deal to extend tax breaks Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 4:55 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— The White House is working feverishly to quickly scuttle a congressional effort to permanently renew generous tax breaks for businesses and individuals, saying a plan brewing on Capitol Hill favored corporations over the working class. The White House immediately weighed in with a veto threat, saying Congress should also make permanent a top...

  • Cirque show scene returns after performer's death Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 3:43 PM ET

    LAS VEGAS— A key battle scene near the end of Cirque du Soleil's "Ka" show is returning more than a year and a half after a performer fell 94 feet to her death when a wire rope snapped during the stunt. Cirque du Soleil officials have invited reporters to a Dec. 3 preview of the scene's return at the MGM Grand hotel-casino on the Strip. After initially issuing several...

  • Foxwoods, biggest US casino, cuts back on gambling Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 12:54 PM ET

    HARTFORD, Conn.— Foxwoods, the largest casino resort in North America, is reducing its number of slot machines and table games to free up space for nightclubs and other new attractions as it adapts to fierce competition, the new CEO said in an interview with The Associated Press. Foxwoods and its local rival, Mohegan Sun, already have been losing revenue to casinos in...

  • Judge in Reno blocks Uber's ride-sharing in Nevada Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 11:16 AM ET

    RENO, Nev.— A Washoe County District Court judge granted the state's request late Tuesday for a court order blocking the ride-sharing company Uber Technologies from operating unregulated in Nevada, saying Uber's refusal to comply with the necessary state licensing requirements could put the public's safety at risk. Freeman's ruling came after Nevada...

  • Schumer to Dems: Make government help workers Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 10:16 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Senate Democrats' top message man is urging the party leftward in the wake of crushing midterm election losses, saying working Americans want a robust government that will promote education access, labor bargaining rights, progressive taxes and more. At a Washington news conference, New York Democratic Sen. Schumer's remarks came a few weeks...

  • US home price gains slow for 10th straight month Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 9:05 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— U.S. home prices rose in September at the slowest pace in more than two years, reflecting modest sales gains and a rising number of available homes. The Standard& Poor's/Case-Shiller 20- city home price index, released Tuesday, increased 4.9 percent in September from 12 months earlier. But that's down from 5.6 percent in August and the smallest gain...

  • GOP wisdom shifts on immigration Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 2:05 PM ET

    Less than two years ago, party leaders solemnly declared after an exhaustive study that the GOP "must embrace and champion comprehensive immigration reform." Scott Walker, who is considering a 2016 White House bid, said alongside nodding colleagues at the Republican Governors Association annual conference in Florida. Having claimed the Senate majority in...

  • TOKYO/ SEOUL, Nov 24- South Korea looks like the consolation prize as Japan's $15 billion casino dream fades, a setback for companies such as Las Vegas Sands Corp that envisioned a new gaming hub rivalling Las Vegas in 2020.. Japan is seen as the biggest unclaimed prize, a market that research firm Union Gaming estimated would generate $15 billion in annual...

  • Obama defends moves on immigration Sunday, 23 Nov 2014 | 10:09 AM ET

    HENDERSON, Nev.— President Barack Obama is shrugging off Republican criticism of his actions to lift the threat of deportation from millions of immigrants living illegally in the United States. In an interview broadcast Sunday on ABC's "This Week," Obama said it was important that he act unilaterally to prioritize the deportation of criminals and recent...

  • Analysis: Veto gives Obama edge on immigration Saturday, 22 Nov 2014 | 3:48 AM ET

    "We alone, I say it openly, we the Senate are waiting in our duty to stop this lawless administration and its unconstitutional amnesty," said one of them, Sen. In remarks on the Senate floor, according to his office, he was channeling Cicero, the ancient Roman orator. House Speaker John Boehner and Senate leader Mitch McConnell want none of that.

  • LAS VEGAS, Nov 21- President Barack Obama defended his decision to bypass Congress and overhaul U.S. immigration policy on his own on Friday, saying he was forced to act because House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner would not let legislation come to a vote. With many Americans skeptical of his decision to bypass Congress and impose an immigration...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 21- U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner said on Friday that President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration had sabotaged chances for bipartisan legislation and vowed to lead a fight to block the order. Obama is set to sign the order, the biggest U.S. immigration changes in a decade, later on Friday at a high school in Las...

  • Unemployment rates fall in two-thirds of US states Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 10:35 AM ET

    The Labor Department said Friday that unemployment rates rose in just 5 states, the fewest since April. Employers added jobs in 38 states and cut them in 12. The biggest gains occurred in California, which added 41,500; Texas, which gained 35,200; and Florida, which added 34,400.. Nevada reported the largest job loss, a decline of 7,300, followed by New York, where...

  • Nevada jobless rate down to 7.1 percent in October Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 9:45 AM ET

    LAS VEGAS— Nevada's unemployment rate fell to a six-year low in October and reached a level not seen since the early stages of the recession that rattled the state's economy. The Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation reported Friday that Nevada's October jobless rate was 7.1 percent, which is down from 7.3 percent in September and 9.4 percent...

  • Paramount Gold posts 1Q loss Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 7:27 AM ET

    WINNEMUCCA, Nev. _ Paramount Gold and Silver Corp. on Friday reported a loss of $2.9 million, or 2 cents per share, in its fiscal first quarter. The company, based in Winnemucca, Nevada, posted revenue of $33,000 in the period. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 20- Following is the full text of President Barack Obama's speech on Thursday on his plans for immigration, as prepared for delivery, according to a White House statement:. "My fellow Americans, tonight, I'd like to talk with you about immigration. For more than 200 years, our tradition of welcoming immigrants from around the world has given us a...

  • Jay Leno cancels gig at Vegas firearms trade show Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 5:39 PM ET

    LAS VEGAS— Comedian Jay Leno canceled a planned appearance at a firearms trade show on the Las Vegas Strip after learning that a group representing victims of gun violence was gathering signatures urging him not to attend, his publicist said Thursday. Leno made the decision when he was told the Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade Show is hosted by the National...

  • MGM, Wynn to take on $1 billion debt for projects Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 3:47 PM ET

    MGM Resorts International and Wynn Resorts Ltd. disclosed their plans in separate financial filings with federal regulators. MGM Resorts said it planned to issue $1 billion in notes due in 2023 to pay for a variety of costs including the construction of its $800 million MGM Springfield project in Massachusetts and $1.2 billion MGM National Harbor...

  • Longer visas for Chinese could spur US tourism Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 11:59 AM ET

    Chinese visitors are already familiar faces in major U.S. destinations such as New York City, San Francisco and Las Vegas, but other parts of the country could also see some a boost. "One simple decision like this... is going to reap tremendous benefits to the country," said Chris Thompson, president and CEO of Brand USA, the public-private partnership responsible for...