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  • Las Vegas resident Michael Catania was surprised when he plugged his name into MissingMoney.com, a website for unclaimed-property searches, and learned that Massachusetts was holding money for him from a forgotten bank certificate of deposit. The adjunct music professor had lived in four states over the past decade, including Massachusetts, where he had...

  • NEW YORK— On Saturday, the U.S. government plans to cede control of some of the internet's core systems— namely, the directories that help web browsers and apps know where to find the latest weather, maps and Facebook musings. Probably not, although the subject has become a hot political issue for some conservatives. Here's a look at the systems in question and what's...

  • LAS VEGAS— A poor showing from the high-roller game of baccarat and two fewer weekend days pushed Nevada gambling revenue down 5.2 percent in August compared with the same month last year, according to figures released Thursday. The Nevada Gaming Control Board said casinos in the state won just $861 million in August— the lowest monthly total since June 2015.

  • LAS VEGAS— Union members are calling on the public to boycott Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's businesses nationwide because he isn't negotiating a contract with the more than 500 eligible workers at his high-rise Las Vegas hotel. The group is the parent organization of the Culinary Union, which represents about 57,000 Las Vegas- area...

  • The U.S. Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, which regulates large banks, will offer guidance on how banks evaluate foreign banking risks and make decisions on whether to shut down accounts, agency head Thomas Curry said at a Las Vegas conference for anti-money laundering specialists.

  • WASHINGTON— While Donald Trump won't publicly release his income tax returns, the New York businessman has turned them over when it suited his needs— if he stood to make a profit, needed a loan or when a judge forced him. Nevada, Michigan, Missouri, Indiana and other state gaming officials also had access to multiple years of his returns. Missouri officials are...

  • WASHINGTON— While Donald Trump won't publicly release his income tax returns, the New York businessman has turned them over when it suited his needs— if he stood to make a profit, needed a loan or when a judge forced him. Pennsylvania gaming regulators were given at least five years' worth and eight boxes full of Trump's tax documents. Nevada, Michigan, Missouri,...

  • GUANICA, Puerto Rico— Puerto Ricans are buying rice produced on the island for the first time in nearly 30 years. Agriculture is a small part of the economy in Puerto Rico, well behind manufacturing, finance and tourism. Congress gave the territory some breathing room in June with legislation to enable the restructuring of what the governor has called its "...

  • JERSEY CITY, N.J.— Donald Trump says "you don't learn that much from tax returns," a dubious assertion that has renewed attention on his refusal to release documents that could shed light on his tax rate, charitable giving and foreign business ties. Trump's Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton, was happy to seize on the issue, questioning in the first presidential...

  • CHICAGO, Sept 27- Caesars Entertainment Corp said on Tuesday it has struck a crucial $5 billion deal with most of its casino operating unit's creditors, resolving billions of dollars in legal claims and paving the subsidiary's way out of a costly bankruptcy. The Las Vegas- based company's main operating unit, Caesars Entertainment Operating Co Inc, filed in...

  • CHICAGO, Sept 27- Caesars Entertainment Corp said on Tuesday it has struck a crucial $5 billion deal with most of its casino operating unit's creditors, resolving billions of dollars in legal claims and paving the subsidiary's way out of a costly bankruptcy. The Las Vegas- based company's main operating unit, Caesars Entertainment Operating Co Inc, filed in...

  • CHICAGO, Sept 27- Hold-out creditors of Caesars Entertainment Corp's bankrupt operating unit accepted a sweetened $5 billion deal on Tuesday that could finally extricate the casino company from a costly bankruptcy. Following are key events in the $18 billion bankruptcy of the Las Vegas- based casino group's main operating unit, Caesars Entertainment...

  • The Las Vegas- based company's main operating unit, Caesars Entertainment Operating Co Inc, filed for bankruptcy in January 2015. Under the agreement, which still needs approval from the U. S Bankruptcy Court in Chicago, first-lien bank lenders will recover roughly 115 cents on the dollar, about 1 cent less than previously agreed upon. Junior creditors, who had...

  • The Las Vegas- based company's main operating unit, Caesars Entertainment Operating Co Inc, filed for bankruptcy in January 2015. The deal still needs approval from the U. S Bankruptcy Court in Chicago. Under the agreement, Caesars and its private equity owners, Apollo Global Management and TPG Capital Management, offered junior creditors an increased recovery...

  • McConnell is looking for a way out of the legislative box canyon that doesn't include capitulating on Flint, which GOP leaders fear would start a revolt among House tea party conservatives. The Senate has passed $220 million worth of aid to Flint and other cities grappling with lead-tainted water and want the package added to the temporary spending bill.

  • ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.— A New York firm hopes to be the first in the world to install skill-based slot machines on casino floors in which the main determining factor in how much a player can win is his or her ability to play the game. GameCo told The Associated Press on Tuesday that it is ready to put machines in the three Atlantic City casinos owned by Caesars...

  • ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.— New Jersey gambling regulators and a Canadian Mohawk tribe are cracking down on illegal internet gambling by blocking unapproved sites from accepting bets from New Jersey and other U.S. states through a data center on tribal land. The company provides technical services to data centers and serves several New Jersey online gambling...

  • RENO, Nev.— Eldorado Resorts plans to make more than $50 million in improvements at its three casinos in downtown Reno over the next three years, company officials announced Monday. The project scheduled to begin before the end of this year includes the renovation of 4,100 guest rooms, new restaurants and casino upgrades at the Eldorado, Silver Legacy and Circus...

  • Sept 26- Caesars Entertainment Corp is "optimistic" of finally reaching a $5 billion agreement with creditors to push its main operating unit out of a long and costly bankruptcy, the Las Vegas- based casino group said in a statement on Monday. The company's main operating unit, Caesars Entertainment Operating Co Inc, filed for Chapter 11 protection in January 2015...

  • CHICAGO, Sept 23- Shares of Caesars Entertainment Corp slid on Friday as creditors thrashed out the terms of a sweetened $5 billion deal that could finally extract the casino company from a costly bankruptcy. The company's main operating unit, Caesars Entertainment Operating Corp Inc, or CEOC, filed for bankruptcy in January 2015. The latest offer from Caesars...