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  • *Estimated HK $1.57 tln a year channelled through Macau. HONG KONG, Aug 30- Just days after authorities raided five pawn shops in the Chinese territory Macau, many of the neon-lit stores in the world's biggest gambling hub are still letting punters make fake purchases to skirt rules on how much cash they can take out of China. The transaction, which took less than 10...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 27- Caesars Entertainment Corp on Thursday moved a step closer toward a possible trial with bondholders, as a Manhattan federal judge refused to hold the gaming company liable to help repay $7 billion of debt owed by its main operating unit. District Judge Shira Scheindlin rejected requests by bond trustees BOKF NA and UMB Bank NA that Caesars be...

  • LAS VEGAS— Las Vegas plans to double the number of international gates at McCarran International Airport with the expectation that foreign travel to the destination will climb as officials seek out prized direct flights, particularly with Asia. McCarran International Airport director Rosemary Vassiliadis said Thursday that construction to convert...

  • Airfare deals pop up as airlines wage limited fare wars Wednesday, 26 Aug 2015 | 12:46 PM ET

    Don't expect widespread sales or cheap flights home for Thanksgiving. Fliers have been able to fly Chicago to Boston for $80 roundtrip, San Francisco to Las Vegas for $67 roundtrip and New York to Los Angeles, with a connection, for $150 roundtrip. "This is the big break consumers have been waiting for in response to lower fuel prices," says Seth Kaplan, managing...

  • LAS VEGAS, Aug 24- President Barack Obama on Monday expanded his push for greater renewable energy adoption, announcing fresh financial incentives for solar power development and use. The steps include an additional $1 billion in loan guarantees for new research projects and near-term savings for homeowners using renewable energy. The moves are part of...

  • LAS VEGAS— President Barack Obama brought presidential star power to tout the benefits of solar electricity in Western states during an annual green power conference Monday in Las Vegas hosted by U.S. Obama headlined an event that Reid has nurtured as Democratic leader of the Senate to seek support for new executive actions and other efforts aimed at making...

  • BOSTON— Massachusetts' top transportation official says Wynn has adequately addressed traffic and transit issues surrounding its planned $1.7 billion casino project for the Everett waterfront. She said Wynn's plan for transit-related improvements in the area, including a commitment to invest over $7 million into subway operations, will address...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 24- The White House on Monday expanded its push for greater renewable energy adoption, announcing fresh financial incentives for solar panels, smart grid technology and other alternative energies for homeowners and builders. President Barack Obama will travel to Las Vegas, Nevada later on Monday to unveil the new steps, which include an...

  • LAS VEGAS— President Barack Obama on Monday accused fossil fuel interests and other critics of his energy policies of trying to restrict consumers from accessing solar, wind and other renewable sources in order to protect the status quo. "That's not the American way," Obama said in a speech at a green energy conference in Las Vegas. He singled out billionaire...

  • SALT LAKE CITY— The world's largest outdoor retail show considered moving to other cities with more lodging and convention space but chose to stay in Utah after attendees revealed an overwhelming desire to keep the expo at the foot of the mountains in Salt Lake City, officials said Monday. The Outdoor Retailer Show— which is staged twice a year and brings the...

  • ST. LOUIS, Aug 22- Caesars Entertainment Corp has agreed to pay $20 million to settle U.S charges over anti-money laundering lapses and will enter into a deferred prosecution agreement with the Justice Department, said a source familiar with the matter. A spokeswoman for Caesars did not immediately respond to a request for comment, nor did spokesmen for the...

  • BOSTON— Citing traffic concerns, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey is calling upon state environmental officials to deny Wynn Resorts a key permit for its $1.7 billion casino project at the Everett waterfront. Healey said in a letter Friday to the state's environmental affairs secretary that Wynn should not get the permit until a plan is in place...

  • To the beat of drummers and under the watchful eye of Las Vegas police, Culinary Union members and others began a short march Friday from Las Vegas Boulevard to the Trump International Hotel Las Vegas, where they say they are rallying because the hotel has blocked efforts to organize its workforce. "Donald Trump says he wants to' make America great again,'" said...

  • Virginia City saloon owner denied gambling license Thursday, 20 Aug 2015 | 5:04 PM ET

    LAS VEGAS— A California man who bought two saloon casinos in Virginia City will be forced to sell them after Nevada regulators said he was unfit to be involved in the state's gambling industry. The Nevada Gaming Commission unanimously denied Vincent Michael Malfitano a license on Thursday and barred him from being the casinos' landlord. He bought the Delta...

  • Remark Media announced Thursday it was buying the website that boasts 3.4 million monthly visitors from family-owned Greenspun Corp., based in Henderson, in a deal expected to close in mid-September. A Remark financial filing said the deal includes $15.5 million in cash and $9.5 million in Remark stock, $10 million in future stock options and up to $3 million...

  • LAS VEGAS— An airport official says a commercial airliner bound from New York to Los Angeles made an unscheduled stop in Las Vegas after pilots reported a concern about an engine. The flight departed New York at 6:35 p.m. Wednesday and had been due to arrive in Los Angeles at 10:09 p.m.. An online schedule shows the flight departed Las Vegas just before midnight...

  • TRINITY, Fla.— Tears still spring into Debbie Cooley-Guy's eyes when she thinks about her dream home, with its wide, sweeping porch. It overlooked a bayou filled with wading birds, a glittering blue pool and the space for not only a 12- foot Christmas tree, but a grand piano as well. She bought the home in a suburb west of Tampa for $637,000 in 2002. Seven years later, after...

  • The Internet and telecommunications provider blocked personal mobile hotspots of convention visitors and exhibitors who used their own data plans instead of paying Smart City's fees for Wi-Fi signals, the FCC said. Smart City President Mark Haley said the company has occasionally used technologies to prevent wireless devices from interfering with...

  • NEW YORK— Did the website address you just went to really end with ". vegas" instead of ". com"? Companies, organizations and people are starting to forsake the familiar ". com" and ". org" Internet address suffixes, using instead hundreds of new ones like ". legal,"''. restaurant, "''. solutions,"''. movie "and". nyc "that have been coming on the market since early 2014. Some U.S. companies have...

  • LAS VEGAS— A lawyer for owners of the Las Vegas Review-Journal newspaper told a Nevada judge on Tuesday that her decision to hear a profit-sharing dispute with crosstown rival and joint-operating partner the Las Vegas Sun will be appealed. Review-Journal attorney Steve Morris told Clark County District Court Judge Elizabeth Gonzalez that arbitration, not...