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  • Sept 16- A federal appeals court on Tuesday threw out a jury order requiring Apple Inc to pay VirnetX Holding Corp $368.2 million in damages for infringing four patents concerning technology for providing security over the Internet.

  • Self-driving cars now need a permit in California Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 10:01 AM ET

    LOS ANGELES— Computer-driven cars have been testing their skills on California roads for more than four years— but until now, the Department of Motor Vehicles wasn't sure just how many were rolling around. Google's souped-up Lexus SUVs are the biggest fleet, with 25 vehicles. Google alone is closing in on 1 million miles.

  • New Jersey loses 4th casino as Trump Plaza closes Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 1:39 AM ET

    The 30- year-old casino at the heart of the Boardwalk shut its doors at 6 a.m. Tuesday, becoming the fourth Atlantic City casino to close this year. Beset by crushing debt, fleeing customers and run-down facilities, Trump Plaza had been the town's worst-performing casino for years.

  • Sept 15- Massachusetts' highest court on Monday threw out a lawsuit seeking to block Tesla Motors Inc from selling its luxury electric cars directly to consumers in the state, enabling it to bypass traditional dealerships.

  • Sept 15- Massachusetts' highest court on Monday threw out a lawsuit seeking to block Tesla Motors Inc from selling its luxury electric cars directly to consumers in the state, enabling it to bypass traditional dealerships.

  • PARIS, Sept 15- Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn is preparing to cut battery manufacturing, people familiar with the matter said, in a new reversal on electric cars that has reopened deep divisions with alliance partner Renault.

  • Report: Wealth gap stunts Nev. tax revenue growth Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 12:02 AM ET

    LAS VEGAS— The amount of money Nevada gets from taxes is growing at a much slower pace than it did decades ago, a statistic that a new report attributes in part to the widening gap between the incomes of the top 1 percent of earners and everyone else.

  • US wealth gap putting the squeeze on state revenue Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 12:01 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Income inequality is taking a toll on state governments. "Rising income inequality is not just a social issue," said Gabriel Petek, the S&P credit analyst who wrote the report. Stagnant pay for most people has compounded the pressure on states to preserve funding for education, highways and social programs such as Medicaid.

  • Pia Zadora badly hurt after Vegas golf cart fall Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 7:27 PM ET

    LAS VEGAS— Entertainer Pia Zadora has been hospitalized with serious head and leg injuries after a fall from a motorized golf cart driven by her teenage son near their northwest Las Vegas home. Zadora's husband, Mike Jeffries, tells the Las Vegas Sun the singer-actress suffered a head injury and a compound ankle fracture in the Thursday evening accident.

  • Tesla Q&A: Tesla's Nevada 'gigafactory' FAQs Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 7:19 PM ET

    SPARKS, Nev.— Now that Gov.

  • Allegiant CEO sells $25M in shares back to company Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 1:25 PM ET

    LAS VEGAS— The CEO of Allegiant Travel has sold $25.2 million in stock back to the company, using up most of the available authority in Allegiant's share-buyback program.

  • Southwest seeks to add flights to Costa Rica Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 10:58 AM ET

    DALLAS— Southwest said Friday that it has asked the U.S. government for permission to fly between Baltimore and San Jose, Costa Rica, as the fourth-biggest U.S. carrier continues to expand its international ambitions.

  • Lanes of Vegas-Salt Lake City freeway may reopen Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 6:48 AM ET

    LAS VEGAS— Assessment teams tallied 139 flood-damaged homes and put the projected the cost of local road repairs at $667,000 in northeast Clark County, where road crews worked Thursday to reopen a washed-out stretch of Interstate 15 about 50 miles outside Las Vegas.

  • Nevada governor enacts Tesla tax break package Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 5:27 AM ET

    CARSON CITY, Nev.— Calling it one of the most important pieces of legislation in Nevada history, Gov. One lawmaker said it was the most important development in Nevada since the construction of the Hoover Dam southeast of Las Vegas during the Great Depression.

  • Nevada governor enacts Tesla tax break package Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 12:18 AM ET

    CARSON CITY, Nev.— Calling it one of the most important pieces of legislation in Nevada history, Gov. One lawmaker said it was the most important development in Nevada since the construction of the Hoover Dam southeast of Las Vegas during the Great Depression.

  • CARSON CITY, Nev.— Nevada lawmakers approve incentives to bring Tesla Motors' $5 billion battery factory to state.

  • CARSON CITY, Nevada, Sept 11- Nevada lawmakers on Thursday moved forward a package of bills to provide $1.3 billion in tax breaks and other incentives to Tesla Motors, taking crucial steps toward clinching a deal for the electric car company to build a massive factory in the state.

  • Business Highlights Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 5:57 PM ET

    Launched in 2006 to a flurry of media coverage, the Mountain View, California- based company seemed to have every strategic advantage: millions in startup cash, celebrity endorsements, and a chief executive married to one of the co-founders of Google. RadioShack warns of possible Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

  • Crocs trying to monopolize marketplace, competitor says Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 5:51 PM ET

    Sept 11- A family-owned, Nevada- based shoe company is taking on the giant shoe maker Crocs, accusing it of creating a monopoly by suing smaller competitors and putting them out of business. In a lawsuit filed on Wednesday in federal court in Nevada, USA Dawgs said Crocs Inc was using "sham" patent lawsuits in order to "litigate its competition out of the market."

  • TORONTO/ LAS VEGAS, Sept 11- BlackBerry has acquired a U.K- based mobile technology start-up whose software allows users to have multiple phone numbers on the same device, the Canadian tech firm said on Thursday. The purchase of Movirtu helps BlackBerry ramp up its portfolio of services to cater to the needs of its core base of corporate and government clients.