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  • At an event in Los Angeles, Jia promised "disruptive pricing" reminiscent of how it bundles video subscriptions with smartphone and smart TV purchases in China. Vizio is based in Irvine, California, and has been the No. 2 TV brand in North America behind Samsung for the past seven years, according to research firm IHS Markit. Vizio founder and CEO William Wang will...

  • LAS VEGAS _ Las Vegas Sands Corp. on Monday reported second-quarter profit of $328 million. The average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 56 cents per share. Las Vegas Sands shares have increased 9 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • BOSTON— Wynn Resorts has fended off a challenge to a key state environmental permit as it looks to finally start construction on its nearly $2 billion Boston- area casino. Wynn said it will immediately start construction on the resort casino complex planned for the Mystic River waterfront in Everett once the environmental license is in hand.

  • Trendon Shavers, who operated Bitcoin Savings and Trust, was also ordered by U.S. Shavers, a Prosper, Texas, resident who went by "pirateat40" online, was arrested in November 2014, two months after a federal judge in Texas ordered him to pay $40.7 million in a related U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission civil lawsuit. Prosecutors said from 2011 to 2012, Shavers,...

  • LAS VEGAS— Donald Trump's hotel in Las Vegas and the powerful Culinary Union have settled claims of unfair labor practices involving two employees, union officials said Thursday. The agreement provides $1,500 to Alma Zamarin and $9,700 to Michael Campus, the union said. The agreement approved in June by Brian Baudreau, managing director of Trump Ruffin...

  • The Wall Street bank helped 1 MDB, which was founded by Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak in September 2009, raise $6.5 billion in three bond sales in 2012 and 2013 to invest in energy projects and real estate to boost the Malaysian economy. Prosecutors said the money was used to buy artwork, including paintings by Vincent Van Gogh and Claude Monet, luxury...

  • NEW YORK, July 20- Leonardo DiCaprio bought the movie rights for what would be "The Wolf of Wall Street" back in 2007. Directed by Martin Scorsese and starring DiCaprio as real-life convicted stockbroker Jordan Belfort "The Wolf of Wall Street," went on to make $400 million at the worldwide box office, get five Oscar nominations, and win a Golden Globe for the popular...

  • Prosecutors said the money was used to buy artwork, including paintings by Vincent Van Gogh and Claude Monet, luxury properties in New York and London and gambling debts in Las Vegas. The FBI and other U.S. regulators, including New York's Department of Financial Services, have been investigating Goldman Sachs' business relationship with 1 MDB.

  • WASHINGTON— The United States moved Wednesday to recover more than $1 billion that federal officials say was stolen from a Malaysian wealth fund by people close to prime minister Najib Razak, money that was used for high-end real estate, artwork and production of the Hollywood film, "The Wolf of Wall Street." The diverted funds paid for luxury properties in New...

  • DALLAS— Delta Air Lines Inc.' s second-quarter profit beat expectations despite lower revenue, and the company plans to limit its growth in a bid to push fares higher. Notably, Delta will reduce flights this winter between the U.S. and U.K. partly because of uncertainty over the economic fallout from the U.K.' s decision to leave the European Union.

  • ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.— MGM Resorts International's purchase of Boyd Gaming's 50 percent stake in Atlantic City's top casino has received regulatory approval in New Jersey. The Casino Control Commission on Wednesday voted, 3-0, to approve lease agreements needed for the sale that will give MGM full control of the property. Boyd will get $900 million, plus half of...

  • LAS VEGAS— A Nevada judge scuttled a plan to build on the historic site of the first racially integrated casino in Las Vegas, citing infighting in the would-be development firm and a better offer from another buyer. Clark County District Court Judge Elizabeth Gonzalez's ruling on Tuesday came seven weeks after a groundbreaking ceremony was held at the Moulin...

  • The deal is backed by private equity firms Silver Lake Partners LP and KKR& Co LP as well as investment firms owned by billionaire Michael Dell and his family. The company's parent Zuffa LLC, which gets its name from the Italian word for "fight", is controlled by casino moguls Frank and Lorenzo Fertitta. UFC Chief Executive and Chairman Lorenzo Fertitta will no...

  • NEW YORK, July 5- The FBI in New York City has undisclosed probes into about 30 suspected insider trading schemes, the agency said, in a sign investigators remains focused on building cases despite a court ruling that could curtail such prosecutions. The Federal Bureau of Investigation's New York office has about 50 ongoing insider trading investigations,...

  • JERUSALEM, July 4- Nochi Dankner, once one of Israel's most powerful tycoons who lost his business empire in the global economic downturn, faces up to five years in jail after a Tel Aviv court found him guilty on Monday of manipulating share prices. But in February 2012, after things had turned sour for his business empire, Dankner propped up the price of shares in his...

  • Hertz's deal with Uber will allow drivers in Los Angeles to rent cars from certain off-airport Hertz locations. The deal could be expanded to other areas in the United States, Hertz said. Hertz, which piloted a similar partnership with Lyft in Las Vegas and Denver last year, said it would also rent cars in Los Angeles and San Francisco.

  • NEW YORK, June 23- A year after Travis Kelso-Turner and his husband got married, their to-do list of financial tasks still daunts them. That landmark Supreme Court decision in June 2015 is making a significant impact on the finances of the LGBT community because of the large increase in the number of same-sex married couples, surveys have found.

  • NEW YORK, June 23- A year after Travis Kelso-Turner and his husband got married, their to-do list of financial tasks still daunts them. That landmark Supreme Court decision in June 2015 is making a significant impact on the finances of the LGBT community because of the large increase in the number of same-sex married couples, surveys have found.

  • NEW YORK, June 23- Federal prosecutors in Manhattan are pursuing insider trading cases on a pace not seen since 2012- before a major appellate ruling limited their ability to bring charges against hedge fund managers and other traders. Since May alone, those charged include famed Las Vegas sports gambler William "Billy" Walters and hedge fund manager Sanjay...

  • Michael Steven Sandford, a 19-year-old British national, was arrested at the Treasure Island hotel in Las Vegas.