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  • McDonald's dropping human antibiotics from chicken Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 9:56 AM ET

    NEW YORK— McDonald's says it plans to start using chicken raised without antibiotics important to human health and milk from cows that are not treated with the artificial growth hormone rbST. "This really does move the ball quite a bit," said Gail Hansen, a senior officer with the antibiotic resistance project with The Pew Charitable Trusts.

  • CARSON CITY, Nev.— Nevada Republicans are looking to significantly change how the state's public employee benefits system operates. The Assembly Committee on Government Affairs reviewed the first details of AB 190 on Tuesday to committee rooms in Las Vegas and Carson City packed with worried public employees. Reno Republican Assemblyman Randy Kirner...

  • The casino is getting $14 million from the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority toward the $15 million total cost of both projects. The projects illustrate two trends underway in what until recently was the nation's second-largest gambling market after Nevada, but which has slipped into 3rd place behind Pennsylvania. And it also lets the Borgata...

  • SALT LAKE CITY— Several hundred people gathered Monday at rallies in Utah and Nevada to demonstrate their opposition to efforts by some Western states to seize control of federal lands. Inside the Utah state Capitol in Salt Lake City, more than 200 people held signs that read, "Protect Wild Utah" or "No Utah land grab." They listened to speeches from leaders of...

  • HONG KONG, Mar 3- Gambling revenue in Macau, the world's biggest gaming hub, plunged by a record 49 percent in February, as wealthy players shied away from China's only legal casino hub following the economic slowdown and Beijing's crackdown on conspicuous spending. Revenue fell for the ninth consecutive month to 19.5 billion patacas in February, from 38 billion...

  • Caesars Acquisition posts 4Q profit Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 4:57 PM ET

    LAS VEGAS _ Caesars Acquisition Co. on Monday reported fourth-quarter net income of $1.2 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. Caesars Acquisition shares have fallen 25 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Caesars Acquisition, Earnings Report.

  • LAS VEGAS— LAS VEGAS— The gambling gods were not kind to Caesars Entertainment Corp. in the fourth quarter. The losing streak at Caesars Palace, along with the costs to start up new restaurants and properties as well as overhead expenses, was enough to offset encouraging new revenue from its properties online and on the ground, said Caesars Entertainment CEO Gary...

  • Wynn Resorts wants Steve Wynn's ex-wife off board Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 2:03 PM ET

    In a proxy statement for investors filed Friday the company's board said it would not re-nominate insider Elaine Wynn to the board because of conflict of interest concerns and a legal complaint she has pending against the company's CEO and ex-husband Steve Wynn. In 2012, Elaine Wynn sued CEO Steve Wynn to nullify an amended stockholder's agreement...

  • ORLANDO, Fla.— As Florida's housing market tanked seven years ago, construction worker David Rager saw jobs dry up. In a recent survey of more than 900 contractors by Associated General Contractors of America, 83 percent said they were having trouble filling craft positions. Given the amount of building going on, "it's going to be interesting because we're going to...

  • SINGAPORE/ MANILA, March 2- More than three years after opening ultra-luxe nightclub Pangaea in Singapore's glitzy Marina Bay Sands, owner Michael Van Cleef Ault is now betting that Manila's casinos will be able to draw rich punters and partygoers through his doors. The increase in the number of wealthy Chinese gamblers fleeing Macau amid Beijing's...

  • Berkshire Hathaway's 4Q profit declines 17 percent Saturday, 28 Feb 2015 | 9:23 AM ET

    OMAHA, Neb.— Berkshire Hathaway Inc. said Saturday that its fourth quarter profit slid 17 percent because of declines in the paper value of its investments and derivative contracts. Berkshire's quarterly profit declined to $4.16 billion, or $2,529 per Class A share, on $48.3 billion in revenue. Those were $3.96 billion, or $2,412 per share, which is up from $3.78...

  • House Roll Call: Approving 1-week DHS funding bill Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 10:25 PM ET

    The 357-60 roll call Friday by which the House approved a bill to fund the Homeland Security Department for one week. The bill goes to President Barack Obama for his signature. Republicans— Aderholt, X; Brooks, N; Byrne, Y; Palmer, N; Roby, Y; Rogers, Y.

  • Recalls this week: hand trucks, ceiling fans Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 3:10 PM ET

    DETAILS: Cosco Home& Office Products 3- in-1 convertible aluminum hand trucks with model numbers 12-301 ABL and 12-301 ABL1. They were manufactured from January 2009 to October 2011. They were sold at Ace Hardware, Costco Wholesale Club, Lowe's, Price Mart and United Stationers and online at The Home Depot.com from March 2009 to October 2011.

  • Miss America Organization president is stepping down Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 2:26 PM ET

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.— The president of the Miss America Organization is stepping down after nearly two years at the helm. Pearce told The Associated Press that she wants to spend more time with her family. She helped lead the pageant during its return to Atlantic City in 2013 after a brief stint in Las Vegas.

  • TULALIP, Wash.— The Justice Department's announcement in December that it would allow the nation's Indian tribes to legalize and regulate marijuana on their reservations brought notes of caution— if not silence or opposition— from many tribes. Representatives of about 75 tribes from around the country converged on the Tulalip Indian Tribes' resort and casino...

  • MIAMI— As Florida lawmakers appear ready to allow key portions of the state's high-stakes gambling deal with the Seminole to expire, other gambling interests are watching keenly for openings in the multi-billion dollar industry if the tribe and Gov. The tribe owns six casinos in Florida, including the highly profitable Hard Rock Casinos in South Florida and...

  • Graceland brings Elvis back to his Las Vegas home Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 2:01 PM ET

    LAS VEGAS— Graceland will always be home, but Las Vegas is set to be Elvis Presley's home away from home yet again. Officials with Elvis Presley Enterprises Inc. and the Westgate Las Vegas casino-hotel revealed details Thursday of plans for "Graceland Presents Elvis: The Exhibition- The Show- The Experience" expected to open April 23, 59 years to the day when Elvis...

  • Southwest Gas beats 4Q profit forecasts Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 6:43 AM ET

    LAS VEGAS _ Southwest Gas Corp. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter profit of $58.7 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.21 per share. Southwest Gas shares have dropped 7 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • SALT LAKE CITY— A panel of Utah lawmakers gave initial approval Thursday to a proposal that would allow residents of the conservative state who have chronic and debilitating diseases to consume edible medical marijuana products. A Senate committee voted 3-2 to approve the bill and send it to the full Senate after a nearly two-hour debate about the legal and...

  • Monarch Casino beats Street 4Q forecasts Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 7:09 PM ET

    RENO, Nev. _ Monarch Casino& Resort Inc. on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $3.8 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 14 cents per share. Analysts expected $44.6 million, according to Zacks.