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  • 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...

  • Takata quality chief shuns national air bag recall Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 10:43 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The global quality chief of Takata Corp. apologized and an official from Honda acknowledged the automaker broke a disclosure law as a Senate committee put the spotlight on a growing problem with exploding air bags. Hiroshi Shimizu, Takata's senior vice president of quality, said the Japanese parts supplier is "deeply sorry and anguished" about...

  • Florida woman latest to accuse Cosby of forced sex Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 12:38 AM ET

    BOCA RATON, Fla.— A Florida woman who came forward Thursday became the fourth in recent weeks to say Bill Cosby gave her pills that made her feel groggy then forced himself on her sexually. Therese Serignese, now 57 and a nurse in Boca Raton, said the television icon raped her in 1976 when she was 19 years old following a show in Las Vegas. Bill Cosby was behind me, having...

  • Caesars reveals plan after creditor walks away Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 7:10 PM ET

    LAS VEGAS— Overwhelmed with debt and seeking a way out from under it, Caesars Entertainment Corp. floated a plan that would have turned its most debt-heavy division into a real estate investment trust divided into two companies— one to own the casinos and hotels, and one to rent and manage them. The plan was first proposed to creditors Oct. 28, and after a creditor...

  • Utah lawmaker questions city water going to NSA Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 6:05 PM ET

    SALT LAKE CITY— A Utah lawmaker concerned about government spying on its citizens is questioning whether city water service should be cut off to a massive National Security Agency data storage facility outside Salt Lake City. Marc Roberts, of Santaquin, said there are serious questions about privacy and surveillance surrounding the center, and several Utah...

  • Oneidas plan casino outlet mall amid competition Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 9:41 AM ET

    ALBANY, N.Y.— With new casino competition looming, the Oneida Indians announced plans Wednesday to develop a luxury outlet center with about 60 stores at their Turning Stone Resort Casino. Ground will be broken in the spring on the complex, which will be developed, leased and operated by Connecticut- based Gordon Group Holdings. Gordon Group has developed retail...

  • Giant theme park expo highlights new fun for 2015 Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 5:04 AM ET

    Those are just two of the new theme park attractions opening in 2015, announced this week at The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions Expo in Orlando, Florida. It's the theme park industry's biggest trade show, with 27,000 attendees, 1,000 exhibitors and nine miles of aisles snaking along the Orange County Convention Center in...

  • Grand Canyon offers incentive for quieter aircraft Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 2:42 PM ET

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz.— Air tour operators at the Grand Canyon would be able to take more visitors over the most popular flight routes under a proposed incentive to make aircraft quieter. "They can kind of manage within their own fleet how they want to do it, but it would give companies credit for truly quieter technology," said Robin Martin, chief of planning and compliance...

  • Huge solar plant lags in early production Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 2:23 PM ET

    Sprawling across roughly 5 square miles of federal desert near the California- Nevada border, the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System opened in February, with operators saying it would produce enough electricity to power a city of 140,000 homes. So far, however, the plant is producing about half of its expected annual output for 2014, according to...

  • Wind firm sues to block release of bird-death data Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 11:55 AM ET

    Pacificorp of Portland, Oregon, is seeking an injunction in U.S. District Court in Utah to prevent the Interior Department from releasing information it considers confidential. The Obama administration has said it planned to turn over the material to The Associated Press, which sought it from the Interior Department in March 2013 under the U.S.

  • Court to consider when second mortgage can be void Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 9:43 AM ET

    The justices will consider two appeals from Bank of America, which asserts that bankrupt homeowners should not be able to "strip off" a second loan even if they are underwater on primary loans. Both cases involve Florida homeowners who were allowed to nullify second loans held by Bank of America. The Atlanta- based 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed both...

  • Uber, Nevada taxi legal battle gets complicated Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 6:11 AM ET

    LAS VEGAS— A legal battle between Nevada's highly regulated taxi industry and ride-sharing company Uber has gotten complicated as two state judges laid claim to hearing the same case. Uber attorneys, in filings Monday with Nevada's Supreme Court, also accused the state of shopping for a courtroom. Hours after Uber launched its ride-sharing services Oct. 24 in...

  • States working to fix hobbled health care websites Sunday, 16 Nov 2014 | 1:34 PM ET

    The Massachusetts website, designed by the same contractor that worked on the troubled federal website, performed so poorly it prompted a public apology from Gov. Massachusetts was one of several states where the ambition of running their own health insurance marketplace inside a new federal system ran into a harsh reality. Others, like Maryland and...

  • Ultimate Gaming closes Nevada online poker site Friday, 14 Nov 2014 | 1:54 PM ET

    After shutting down its operations in New Jersey, the company announced Friday that it had closed its Ultimate Poker online business in Nevada, too, citing trouble making a profit as long as online gambling is limited to a pool of players in single states, so far just three nationwide. The company, owned by Las Vegas- based neighborhood casino-hotel company...

  • Governors team up to tackle drought crisis Friday, 14 Nov 2014 | 11:07 AM ET

    SACRAMENTO, Calif.— The governors of California and Nevada met Thursday at a forum aimed at coming up with the best ways to cope with the unprecedented drought affecting the western U.S., now in its third year. "I think the drought will test our imagination and our science, our technology and our political capacity to collaborate," California Gov.