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  • LAS VEGAS— U.S. authorities say billionaire Sheldon Adelson's casino company is paying almost $7 million to settle a foreign corrupt practices investigation of the firm's former relationship with a consultant in Macao and China. Justice Department and FBI officials said Thursday the agreement with Las Vegas Sands Corp. resolves a probe into more than $60...

  • Jan 19- Las Vegas Sands Corp agreed to pay a $6.96 million criminal penalty to end a U.S. Department of Justice probe into whether it violated a federal anti-bribery law by making payments to a consultant to help it do business in China and Macau. The resolution of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act case follows Las Vegas Sands' related $9 million civil settlement...

  • Health insurance doctor and patient

    Advocacy group, American Progress Action Fund, ACAWorks.org, has already collected more than 3,000 testimonials since it soft-launched after the election.

  • Quarterback Derek Carr #4 of the Oakland Raiders is helped off the field with a broken leg against the Indianapolis Colts in the fourth quarter on December 24, 2016 at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum in Oakland, California.

    The Raiders have been unhappy with their stadium in northern California.

  • LAS VEGAS— A 30- year-old man who admitted illegally importing and selling counterfeit contact lenses across the U.S. without a prescription has been sentenced in Las Vegas to nearly four years in federal prison. District Judge James Mahan also ordered Melnik to pay $200,000 in restitution and forfeit $1.2 million in proceeds derived from the sales.

  • BOSTON/ BEIJING, Jan 18- The hedge fund investment firm founded by Anthony Scaramucci said it will sell a majority of itself to RON Transatlantic EG and an arm of Chinese aviation and tourism conglomerate HNA Group, four days after Scaramucci took a position in President-elect Donald Trump's administration. For HNA Group, which announced about $20 billion of...

  • The Trump International Hotel and Tower in Chicago.

    At the Club Quarters hotel, an employee acknowledged that requests for a room without a view of Trump's buildings happened "frequently," reports NBC News.

  • A drone flies near the Statue of Liberty in New York.

    In October, the FAA proposed a $1.9 million fine, but today announced the fine would only be $200,000, Recode reports.

  • CHICAGO— A federal judge gave the thumbs-up Tuesday to a plan to reorganize a subsidiary of casino giant Caesars Entertainment Corp., clearing the way for the operating unit to exit bankruptcy two years after filing for Chapter 11 protection with $18 billion in debt. District Judge Benjamin Goldgar in Chicago is a "major milestone," said Mark Frissora, CEO of the...

  • LAS VEGAS— There's a new thrill on the streets of downtown Las Vegas, where high- and low-rollers alike are climbing aboard what officials call the first driverless electric shuttle operating on a public U.S. street. The oval-shaped shuttle began running Tuesday as part of a 10- day pilot program, carrying up to 12 passengers for free along a short stretch of the...

  • LAS VEGAS— Nevada's biggest casinos combined to turn a profit in fiscal 2016 for the first time in eight years, but it wasn't due to gambling winnings, according to an annual report by state regulators. Room rentals and fees helped resorts generate income of almost $979 million from total revenues of $25.2 billion in the year ended last June 30, the state Gaming...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 11- Dan and Kelly Neubeck do not know what sunk the deal to buy their dream house in Chicago last fall. The process was rolling along after they signed the contract for a full-price offer, but somehow their love was unrequited. "It is difficult to not quickly become attached to a home that you really want," said Dan Neubeck, 37, who works for the city of Chicago.

  • Jan 11- In April 2015, a sworn statement submitted in a Nevada lawsuit between rival casino moguls Steve Wynn and Japan's Kazuo Okada contained an unusual assertion. Its author said Wynn's head of security had asked to meet him in Japan and then persuaded him to travel to the United States to talk to federal agents pursuing a different matter: a criminal bribery...

  • But as that plan falters, partly under the weight of China's corruption crackdown, Packer has taken cash out of the Crown Resorts business and pulled back in both Las Vegas and Macau in the past two months- unsettling even seasoned investors who say they need to know what the alternative is for the company. A series of technology investments by Packer, largely in...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 11- Dan and Kelly Neubeck do not know what sunk the deal to buy their dream house in Chicago last fall. The process was rolling along after they signed the contract for a full-price offer, but somehow their love was unrequited. "It is difficult to not quickly become attached to a home that you really want," said Dan Neubeck, 37, who works for the city of Chicago.

  • NEW YORK— Donald Trump says his business is "great," and you'll have to trust him on that. One of the few things an outsider can know for sure is that it's a complex and opaque hodgepodge of an empire scattered around the globe. Trump has interests in 500 companies in about 20 countries.

  • LAS VEGAS, Jan 8- Automotive suppliers and automakers are expanding alliances to develop self-driving car technology that can serve multiple automakers, as the race to put such vehicles on the road separates companies that can go it alone from those that need help sharing the financial and technical burdens. "What's going on in the industry right now is like a...

  • LAS VEGAS, Jan 8- Automotive suppliers and automakers are expanding alliances to develop self-driving car technology that can serve multiple automakers, as the race to put such vehicles on the road separates companies that can go it alone from those that need help sharing the financial and technical burdens. "What's going on in the industry right now is like a...

  • LAS VEGAS, Jan 8- Automotive suppliers and automakers are expanding alliances to develop self-driving car technology that can serve multiple automakers, as the race to put such vehicles on the road separates companies that can go it alone from those that need help sharing the financial and technical burdens. "What's going on in the industry right now is like a...

  • Jan 6- Amazon.com Inc's digital assistant appeared almost everywhere at the CES technology show this week in Las Vegas, even making an unexpected appearance on rival Google's Android system. Most strikingly, Chinese firm Huawei Technologies Co, which manufactures smartphones running on the Android operating system produced by Alphabet Inc's Google,...