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  • July 16- Italian lottery operator GTECH SpA said it will buy Las Vegas- based slot machine maker International Game Technology for $4.7 billion in cash and stock to increase its scale and offerings in the global gaming market. The company has received binding commitments of $10.7 billion from Credit Suisse, Barclays and Citigroup to finance the deal.

  • Boston refuses arbitration with Wynn Resorts Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 11:17 AM ET

    BOSTON— State gambling regulators are weighing how to respond to Boston Mayor Marty Walsh's refusal to participate in arbitration with Wynn Resorts for a financial compensation deal. The Las Vegas- based casino giant proposes a $1.6 billion resort in neighboring Everett as it competes with Mohegan Sun for the sole state gambling license for the Boston area.

  • NEW YORK, July 14- Federal prosecutors are developing a criminal fraud case hinged on whether General Motors made misleading statements about a deadly ignition switch flaw, and are examining activity dating back a decade, before GM's 2009 bankruptcy, according to multiple sources familiar with the investigation.

  • HONG KONG, July 11- A former Macau business partner of Las Vegas Sands Corp accused the casino operator of misappropriating trade secrets and is suing Sands for at least $5 billion in profits that it says are owed via their joint ownership of copyright related to a casino license bid.

  • Fred Buenrostro admitted that he intentionally conspired with a former California Public Employees' Retirement System board member and others to accept bribes and devise a fraudulent scheme involving Calpers' investments.

  • July 11- U.S. regulators on Friday suspended trading in Cynk Technology Corp, citing possible market manipulation in the one-time penny stock whose market value rocketed within weeks from less than $20 million to more than $6 billion.

  • Former Macau partner sues Las Vegas Sands for $5 bln Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 4:17 PM ET

    HONG KONG, July 11- A former Macau business partner of Las Vegas Sands Corp accused the casino operator of misappropriating trade secrets and is suing Sands for at least $5 billion in profits that it says are owed via their joint ownership of copyright related to a casino license bid.

  • Einhorn flush with luck in poker's 'Main Event' Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 2:37 PM ET
    Greenlight Capital President David Einhorn sits at a poker table in Atlantic City, N.J.

    Billionaire hedge fund manager David Einhorn is still alive after three days (and nearly 30 hours of play) in the World Series of Poker Main Event.

  • The SEC followed with its own suspension shortly afterward, extending the trading hiatus until July 24. The SEC said its decision came "because of concerns regarding the accuracy and adequacy of information in the marketplace and potentially manipulative transactions in Cynk's common stock."

  • CHICAGO, July 11- U.S. farmland values have remained strong this summer despite falling crop prices, but that could change heading into the busy annual auction season at year's end, auctioneers say. "I'm surprised how strong land values have been," said Randy Hertz of Hertz Farm Management in Nevada, Iowa.

  • ATLANTIC CITY, N.J., July 10- After 19 years working as a cook at Atlantic City's Showboat Casino, Dave Rose is counting the weeks until he and about 2,000 fellow workers lose their jobs when the casino is shuttered at the end of the summer.

  • BOSTON, July 10- Microsoft Corp said it has freed at least 4.7 million infected personal computers from control of cyber crooks in its most successful digital crime-busting operation, which interrupted service at an Internet-services firm last week.

  • ATLANTIC CITY, N.J., July 10- After 19 years working as a cook at Atlantic City's Showboat Casino, Dave Rose is counting the weeks until he and about 2,000 fellow workers lose their jobs when the casino is shuttered at the end of the summer.

  • BOSTON, July 9- Microsoft Corp has dropped a lawsuit against Vitalwerks Internet Solutions that alleged the privately held Web services firm failed to take proper steps to prevent its systems from being abused by cybercriminals.

  • CHICAGO, July 8- Federal regulators widened the recall of salmonella-tainted chicken produced by Foster Farms to include products believed to have been sent to military bases in five states to feed personnel and their families, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture on Tuesday.

  • CHICAGO, July 8- Federal regulators widened the recall of salmonella-tainted chicken produced by California- based Foster Farms to include products believed to have been send to military bases in five states to feed personnel and their families, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture on Tuesday.

  • July 2- U.S. strip mall vacancies fell slightly in the second quarter, while retail mall vacancies remained unchanged, real estate research firm Reis Inc said in a report.

  • July 1- U.S. apartment vacancy rate was unchanged in the second quarter, while new construction rebounded as weather improved, real estate research firm Reis Inc said in a report released on Tuesday.

  • BOSTON, June 30- Microsoft Corp launched what it hopes will be the most successful private effort to date to crack down on cyber crime by moving to disrupt communications channels between hackers and infected PCs.

  • BOSTON, June 30- Microsoft Corp launched what it hopes will be the most successful private effort to date to crack down on cyber crime by moving to disrupt communications channels between hackers and infected PCs.