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  • Aug 17- Daniel Negari could not be clearer- his company is not for sale. XYZ.com LLC's founder and CEO Negari says he was literally shaking with excitement when he read Google Inc's announcement that. xyz would host the website of the tech giant's new company, Alphabet Inc.. The 29- year-old entrepreneur, who has offices in Beverly Hills and Las Vegas, told Reuters on...

  • Aug 10- Hamburger chain Shake Shack Inc, known for its indulgent hormone- and antibiotic-free burgers and sides, on Monday reported better-than-expected quarterly profit and sales, sending its shares up 8.3 percent in after-hours trading. For the second quarter, Shake Shack's same restaurant sales included 16 domestic company-operated units- six of which...

  • Aug 10- Hamburger chain Shake Shack Inc, known for its indulgent hormone- and antibiotic-free burgers, rich shakes and crinkle-cut french fries, on Monday reported better-than-expected quarterly profit and sales, sending its shares up 8 percent in after-hours trading. For the second quarter, Shake Shack's same restaurant sales included 16 domestic...

  • LAS VEGAS, Aug 6- Google Inc and Samsung Electronics Co will release monthly security fixes for Android phones, a growing target for hackers, after the disclosure of a bug designed to attack the world's most popular mobile operating system. The change came after security researcher Joshua Drake unveiled what he called Stagefright, hacking software that allows...

  • BRIDGEPORT, NJ, Aug 6- As the Federal Reserve puzzles over what is holding back U.S. wages and productivity six years into the economic recovery, a pasta sauce company in New Jersey may offer some answers. Chelten House Products makes private-label sauces and dressings for high-end grocers such as Whole Foods, Trader Joe's and Kroger, and has doubled its workforce...

  • Aug 6- Tesla Motors Inc said on Thursday it has sent a software patch to address security flaws in the Tesla Model S sedan that could allow hackers to take control of the vehicle. Kevin Mahaffey, chief technology officer of cybersecurity firm Lookout, and Marc Rogers, principal security researcher at Cloudflare, said they decided to hack a Tesla car because the...

  • Hackers turn off Tesla Model S at low speed - FT Thursday, 6 Aug 2015 | 7:47 AM ET

    Kevin Mahaffey, chief technology officer of cybersecurity firm Lookout, and Marc Rogers, principal security researcher at Cloudflare, said they decided to hack a Tesla car because the company has a reputation for understanding software than most automakers, the FT said. The hack will be detailed at cybersecurity conference Def Con in Las Vegas on Friday, the FT...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • NEW YORK, July 27- A professional racecar driver is in talks to settle a U.S. regulator's lawsuit accusing him of participating in a deceptive payday lending scheme, as federal prosecutors decide whether to bring criminal charges, according to court filings. Lawyers for Scott Tucker, who competes on U.S. and European circuits, said in a filing on Friday in Las Vegas...

  • Two cities may get NHL teams—but it won't be easy Thursday, 23 Jul 2015 | 11:45 AM ET
    A Quebec Nordiques fan shows his support for their return to the NHL.

    Las Vegas and Québec City have filed for new NHL franchises, but based on past expansion teams, they would face a daunting task.

  • July 22- Casino operator Las Vegas Sands Corp's said cost cutting at its Macau properties helped it post better second-quarter earnings, compared with the first quarter, sending its shares up about 4 percent. Las Vegas Sands performed well in a tough Macau environment, Morningstar analyst Dan Wasiolek said. Las Vegas Sands said net income attributable to the...

  • UPDATE 1-Caesars faces bankruptcy after losing key ruling Wednesday, 22 Jul 2015 | 3:41 PM ET

    CHICAGO/ WILMINGTON, Del., July 22- Caesars Entertainment Corp may be closer to joining its operating unit in bankruptcy after a federal judge refused to protect the casino company from creditor lawsuits seeking up to $11 billion, sending its stock plummeting. Caesars and its private equity backers Apollo Global Management LLC and TPG Capital, said staying...

  • RAGLAN, New Zealand, July 20- Deep in New Zealand's dairying heartland, drone maker Aeronavics tests aircraft designed to corner the fast-growing emerging market for unmanned aerial vehicles in the film and television business. Who "and the" Twilight "films is one of a stable of New Zealand firms that are using the country's reputation for innovation in the film...