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  • LAS VEGAS _ Caesars Acquisition Co. on Tuesday reported second-quarter net income of $7.8 million. Caesars Acquisition shares have fallen 37 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Caesars Acquisition, Earnings Report.

  • LAS VEGAS— Caesars Entertainment Corp.' s new president and CEO said Tuesday the company is getting savvier at deciding which gamblers get freebies and which don't, helping to boost its profit margins for earnings before costs in the second quarter. The company's quarterly earnings no longer include its bankrupt subsidiary Caesars Entertainment Operating...

  • DETROIT— The company that makes car radios that friendly hackers exploited to take control of a Jeep Cherokee says its other infotainment systems don't have the same security flaw. Harman International CEO Dinesh Paliwal said Tuesday that the hackers used a cellular connection to get to the radio, which they used to control critical functions such as brakes...

  • LAS VEGAS— Casino giant MGM Resorts International has a cost-cutting and revenue-boosting plan it says will earn it an extra $300 million annually before taxes and other costs by 2017, with most centering on the Las Vegas Strip. MGM Resorts CEO Jim Murren said during a Tuesday conference call to discuss MGM's better-than-anticipated second-quarter...

  • Scientific Games reports 2Q loss Monday, 3 Aug 2015 | 5:12 PM ET

    LAS VEGAS _ Scientific Games Corp. on Monday reported a loss of $102.2 million in its second quarter. The average estimate of eight analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 91 cents per share. Scientific Games shares have risen 18 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • HAGERSTOWN, Md.— The new owner of the Rocky Gap Casino Resort in western Maryland is in no hurry to make changes. Las Vegas- based Golden Entertainment Inc. plans a patient approach to running the 200- room hotel, 18- hole golf course and casino inside Rocky Gap State Park near Cumberland, 130 miles west of Baltimore, Chairman Blake Sartini said Monday.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 3- Macy's Inc said on Monday the department store chain will expand same day delivery services to nine cities and metropolitan areas this month, pushing into an aggressive field dominated by e-commerce giant Amazon.com Inc.. Macy's, the nation's largest department store chain, said it will now offer same day delivery to customers in 17...

  • To Cheryl Hendricks in parched California, it's simple: To put food on the table "we rely on agriculture." She and her husband are taking shorter showers and removing lawn in response to California's four-year drought, but for growers and ranchers "it's more important for them to have it. In California, for example, agriculture accounts for 80 percent of all water...

  • HONG KONG, Aug 3- Gaming revenue in Macau fell 34.5 percent in July from the previous year, hovering around five-year lows as wealthy Chinese punters stayed away from the world's biggest gambling hub. Gambling revenue fell year-on-year to 18.6 billion patacas, according to data released by the Macau government on Monday. Macau is the only legal casino hub in...

  • Subway sandwich artists set world record in Las Vegas Saturday, 1 Aug 2015 | 10:53 PM ET

    LAS VEGAS— Subway's "sandwich artists" cranked out a record number of their lunchmeat masterpieces in Las Vegas on Saturday. Franchisees and employees from around the world set a Guinness World Record for the "most people making sandwiches simultaneously" when 1,481 people built subs at the same time during the brand's annual convention in Las Vegas.

  • US STOCKS-Wall Street ends lower as weak oil weighs Friday, 31 Jul 2015 | 4:37 PM ET

    July 31- Wall Street ended on a sour note on Friday as a drop in energy stocks eclipsed wage data that supported expectations that the U.S. Exxon Mobil shares dropped 4.58 percent while Chevron lost 4.89 percent after reporting poor quarterly earnings due to weak oil prices. That's what this market has been about since we've been in such a tight trading range this...

  • July 31- Wall Street was mixed on Friday as a drop in energy companies' stocks was offset by expectations the U.S. Exxon Mobil shares fell 3.5 percent while Chevron was down 3.9 percent after reporting poor quarterly earnings due to weak oil prices. This definitely puts a lower probability on that, "said Stanley Sun, interest rate strategist at Nomura Securities...

  • SPARKS, Nev.— Fifteen years after Nevadans voted to legalize it, medical marijuana was sold legally in the state for the first time Friday at a dispensary in a strip mall about 5 miles east of downtown Reno. Dressed in polo shirts, tie-dyes and button-downs, about 75 people with medical marijuana cards lined up outside Silver State Relief, between a sub shop and pizza...

  • Roche drug maker probed in Romanian graft case Friday, 31 Jul 2015 | 10:40 AM ET

    Roche Romania told The Associated Press it was "fully cooperating" with anti-graft prosecutors and would provide the requested information. Some 61 homes and offices were searched in Bucharest and in the northwest of the country on Tuesday in a probe centered on a number of medical institutes and the way certain cancer medicines were purchased and...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, July 30- Location-tracking devices that communicate with a major satellite network operated by Globalstar Inc can have their transmissions intercepted or mimicked with false data, a U.S. security researcher said on Thursday. Globalstar, of Covington, Louisiana, has sold hundreds of thousands or millions of the devices, which are widely used for...

  • BOSTON/ DETROIT, July 30- A researcher is advising drivers not to use a mobile app for General Motors Co's OnStar vehicle communications system, saying hackers can exploit a security flaw in the product to unlock cars and start engines remotely. Kamkar released the video a week after Fiat Chrysler Automobiles recalled some 1.4 million vehicles after hacking...

  • LAS VEGAS— Owners of a soon-to-close coal-fired power plant outside Las Vegas have agreed to pay $4.3 million to settle a lawsuit and clean up contamination that neighboring Native Americans blame for health problems and water pollution. Some $1.5 million of the funds from NV Energy and the California Department of Water Resources are earmarked for a...

  • BOSTON/ DETROIT, July 30- A researcher is advising drivers to halt the use of a mobile app for General Motors Co's OnStar vehicle communications system, saying hackers can exploit a security flaw in the product to remotely unlock cars and start engines. "White-hat" hacker Samy Kamkar posted a video on Thursday saying he had figured out a way to "locate, unlock and...

  • Vice president of flight operations Greg Baden and director of flight safety Michael Wuerger were at the controls of the July 23 flight with 144 passengers on board, the airline said. The plane left Las Vegas more than an hour behind schedule, according to tracking service FlightAware.com. The airline said that's because a passenger had a medical emergency in...

  • Bleisure: Table for one? Dining alone on a business trip Thursday, 30 Jul 2015 | 12:53 PM ET

    NEW YORK— A business trip might leave you too tired to venture out for dinner. Elizabeth McCourt, a headhunter and executive coach with her own company, McCourt Leadership Group, is a foodie who loves trying great restaurants when she travels, from Alice Waters' Chez Panisse in Berkeley, California, to Paul Prudhomme's K-Paul's Louisiana Kitchen in New Orleans.