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  • WASHINGTON, April 26- Lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday debated resurrecting the stalled Yucca Mountain spent nuclear fuel dump in Nevada, a project critics say is hindered by the lack of an easy transport route. Representative John Shimkus, an Illinois Republican, has proposed draft legislation to restart the licensing of Yucca...

  • Wynn Resorts board has given a new $1.5 billion resort the green-light

    Wynn Resorts plans to start building the first phase of its $1.5 billion lagoon-themed Las Vegas resort, the company said Tuesday.

  • WASHINGTON, April 26- Lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives will debate legislation on Wednesday to breathe life into the stalled Yucca Mountain spent nuclear fuel dump in Nevada, but critics say the project is hindered by the lack of an easy transport route. Representative John Shimkus has proposed draft legislation to restart the licensing of Yucca...

  • WASHINGTON, April 25- FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said on Tuesday the top U.S. telecommunications regulator would launch a "comprehensive review" of media regulations and overhaul rules that restrict consolidation among media companies, potentially opening the door to a wave of deals among broadcasters and newspapers. In 2016, the FCC under Democratic President...

  • WASHINGTON, April 25- FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said on Tuesday the top U.S. telecommunications regulator would launch a "comprehensive review" of media regulations and overhaul rules that restrict consolidation among media companies, potentially opening the door to a wave of deals among broadcasters and newspapers. In 2016, the FCC under Democratic President...

  • At a speech to broadcasters in Las Vegas, the FCC chief said the commission will vote on May 18 to start the review. The National Association of Broadcasters has asked the FCC to reconsider the decision, saying "broadcasters must be permitted to achieve economies of scale and scope. In 2016, the FCC under Democratic President Barack Obama voted to retain nearly...

  • At a speech to broadcasters in Las Vegas, the FCC chief said the commission will vote May 18 to start the review. In 2016, the FCC under President Barack Obama voted to retain nearly all rules limiting cross-ownership of newspapers, radio and TV stations in the same market. Struggling newspaper companies had pushed for the FCC to relax the restrictions.

  • *Qatar Airways close to Italy's Meridiana deal. DUBAI, April 24- Qatar Airways will finalise a long-negotiated agreement to buy 49 percent of Italy's Meridiana in the coming days, and soon apply to Qatar's sovereign wealth fund to start an Indian airline. Qatar Airways will sign the agreement with Italy's second biggest airline in the next "few days", Chief...

  • *Qatar Airways apply for Indian airline licence. *Qatar Airways close to Italy's Meridiana deal. DUBAI, April 24- Qatar Airways plans to start direct flights to San Francisco early next year as part of efforts to expand its routes into the United States.

  • WASHINGTON, April 19- Honda Motor Co Ltd said on Wednesday a driver of a 2002 Accord was seriously injured after a faulty Takata air bag inflator ruptured during a March 3 crash in Las Vegas, Nevada. Honda has said at least 10 deaths and more than 150 injuries in the United States are linked to the inflators in its vehicles. This month, a federal judge in Detroit said he...

  • WASHINGTON, April 19- Honda Motor Co Ltd said on Wednesday a driver of a 2002 Accord was seriously injured after a faulty Takata air bag inflator ruptured during a March 3 crash in Las Vegas, Nevada. Honda has said at least 10 deaths and more than 150 injuries in the United States are linked to the inflators in its vehicles. Earlier this month, a federal judge in Detroit...

  • WASHINGTON, April 19- Honda Motor Co said Wednesday a driver of a 2002 Accord was seriously injured after a Takata air bag inflator ruptured during a March 3 crash in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Japanese automaker said the faulty inflator was not installed by a dealer but likely a salvaged part from a junk yard. Honda said it has purchased more than 60,000 salvaged Takata...

  • April 6- An attorney defending Las Vegas sports gambler William "Billy" Walters against insider trading charges told jurors on Wednesday that prosecutors introduced testimony about star golfer Phil Mickelson to cover up the weakness of their case. In a closing argument in Manhattan federal court, lawyer Barry Berke said prosecutors brought in evidence...

  • April 5- A U.S. prosecutor on Wednesday urged jurors in Manhattan federal court to convict Las Vegas sports gambler William "Billy" Walters on insider trading charges, describing a pattern of "repeated conduct that can only be described as brazen." Attorney Brooke Cucinella said Walters' trading and phone records proved that he traded in Dean Foods Co stock based...

  • April 5- U.S. stocks rose on Wednesday in a broad-based rally, spurred by private-sector employment data that blew past expectations and boosted investors' confidence in the strength of the economy. "The real driver of this leg up heading into earnings season is all about economic data," said Peter Kenny, senior market strategist at Global Markets Advisory Group,...

  • MACAU, March 29- Overseas visitors are an increasingly common sight in Chinas gambling territory of Macau which is trying to diversify an economic model that has depended on mainland high rollers for more than a decade. Now the government has hearkened calls to reposition Macau as a tourism destination, with the number of international visitors growing 8...

  • Housing is in high demand in most of the nation, but the housing recovery is becoming increasingly uneven, depending on location.

  • Shares of the company closed down 12.3 percent at $7.98 on the Nasdaq. The managing director of a Bangladesh- based textile firm said his company is using only a handful of its production lines to manufacture products for Sears' 2017 holiday sales. Mark Cohen, the former chief executive of Sears Canada and director of retail studies at Columbia Business School in...

  • March 22- A lawyer defending Las Vegas sports gambler William "Billy" Walters against insider trading charges on Wednesday sought to discredit former Dean Foods Chairman Tom Davis, who told jurors he used a special "bat phone" to give Walters confidential tips. Lawyer Barry Berke's cross-examination, which began on the fourth day of trial in Manhattan federal...

  • DUBAI, March 22- Amazon.com Inc has agreed in principle to buy Dubai- based internet retailer Souq.com, one of the best-known names in the Middle East's online shopping market, sources familiar with the deal said on Wednesday. Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates are among the top markets worldwide for mobile phone penetration.