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  • EPA: Clean water rule in effect despite court ruling Friday, 28 Aug 2015 | 2:37 PM ET

    The EPA says the rule, which took effect Friday in more than three dozen states, will safeguard drinking water for millions of Americans. The House has ignored a White House veto threat and passed a bill to block it, and a Senate committee has passed a measure that would force the EPA to withdraw and rewrite it. The senators— two Democrats and two Republicans— said in an...

  • CARSON CITY, Nev.— Baccarat revenues in Nevada casinos continue to disappoint, but better showings among slot machines are helping reduce the hit in state gambling revenues. The Nevada Gaming Control Board reported Friday that Nevada casinos kept nearly $923 million of what was gambled in July, a figure that's 1 percent down from the same month last year.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 27- Caesars Entertainment Corp on Thursday moved a step closer toward a possible trial with bondholders, as a Manhattan federal judge refused to hold the gaming company liable to help repay $7 billion of debt owed by its main operating unit. District Judge Shira Scheindlin rejected requests by bond trustees BOKF NA and UMB Bank NA that Caesars be...

  • LAS VEGAS— Las Vegas plans to double the number of international gates at McCarran International Airport with the expectation that foreign travel to the destination will climb as officials seek out prized direct flights, particularly with Asia. McCarran International Airport director Rosemary Vassiliadis said Thursday that construction to convert...

  • Airfare deals pop up as airlines wage limited fare wars Wednesday, 26 Aug 2015 | 12:46 PM ET

    Don't expect widespread sales or cheap flights home for Thanksgiving. Fliers have been able to fly Chicago to Boston for $80 roundtrip, San Francisco to Las Vegas for $67 roundtrip and New York to Los Angeles, with a connection, for $150 roundtrip. "This is the big break consumers have been waiting for in response to lower fuel prices," says Seth Kaplan, managing...

  • Pentagon probing alleged distorting of war intelligence Wednesday, 26 Aug 2015 | 12:18 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Pentagon's inspector general is investigating an allegation that the military command overseeing the anti-Islamic State campaign distorted or altered intelligence assessments to exaggerate progress against the militant group, a defense official said Wednesday. The investigation was first disclosed by The New York Times.

  • Back from death's door, Resorts casino is now profitable Wednesday, 26 Aug 2015 | 2:14 AM ET

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.— As recently as five years ago, Resorts Casino Hotel was near death, struggling to survive against bigger, newer Atlantic City casinos. In December 2009, Resorts' then-owners Colony Capital were within hours of handing over the keys to lenders and walking away from the casino. Months later, veteran casino executive Dennis Gomes and New York real...

  • Unwired reports 4Q loss Tuesday, 25 Aug 2015 | 4:39 PM ET

    RENO, Nev. _ Unwired Planet Inc. on Tuesday reported a fiscal fourth-quarter loss of $9 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. On a per-share basis, the Reno, Nevada- based company said it had a loss of 8 cents. Keywords: Unwired Planet, Earnings Report.

  • LAS VEGAS, Aug 24- President Barack Obama on Monday expanded his push for greater renewable energy adoption, announcing fresh financial incentives for solar power development and use. The steps include an additional $1 billion in loan guarantees for new research projects and near-term savings for homeowners using renewable energy. The moves are part of...

  • LAS VEGAS— President Barack Obama brought presidential star power to tout the benefits of solar electricity in Western states during an annual green power conference Monday in Las Vegas hosted by U.S. Obama headlined an event that Reid has nurtured as Democratic leader of the Senate to seek support for new executive actions and other efforts aimed at making...

  • BOSTON— Massachusetts' top transportation official says Wynn has adequately addressed traffic and transit issues surrounding its planned $1.7 billion casino project for the Everett waterfront. She said Wynn's plan for transit-related improvements in the area, including a commitment to invest over $7 million into subway operations, will address...

  • $30M battery recycling plant breaks ground in Nevada Monday, 24 Aug 2015 | 12:57 PM ET

    RENO, Nev.— A California company has broken ground on a $30- million battery recycling plant in Nevada that federal officials say will be the first of its kind in the world. The U. S Department of Agriculture guaranteed a $42 million business loan for the Oakland- based company to complete the world's first commercial-scale electro-chemical lead battery and...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 24- The White House on Monday expanded its push for greater renewable energy adoption, announcing fresh financial incentives for solar panels, smart grid technology and other alternative energies for homeowners and builders. President Barack Obama will travel to Las Vegas, Nevada later on Monday to unveil the new steps, which include an...

  • LAS VEGAS— President Barack Obama on Monday accused fossil fuel interests and other critics of his energy policies of trying to restrict consumers from accessing solar, wind and other renewable sources in order to protect the status quo. "That's not the American way," Obama said in a speech at a green energy conference in Las Vegas. He singled out billionaire...

  • SALT LAKE CITY— The world's largest outdoor retail show considered moving to other cities with more lodging and convention space but chose to stay in Utah after attendees revealed an overwhelming desire to keep the expo at the foot of the mountains in Salt Lake City, officials said Monday. The Outdoor Retailer Show— which is staged twice a year and brings the...

  • The Federal Aviation Administration approved a plan last week that allows drones to be flown up to 1,200 feet above the entire state and permits flights at night, a combination that makes North Dakota unique, since other test sites are limited to a 200- foot blanket and daylight hours. Alaska, New York, Nevada, Texas and Virginia also were selected in December 2013...

  • ST. LOUIS, Aug 22- Caesars Entertainment Corp has agreed to pay $20 million to settle U.S charges over anti-money laundering lapses and will enter into a deferred prosecution agreement with the Justice Department, said a source familiar with the matter. A spokeswoman for Caesars did not immediately respond to a request for comment, nor did spokesmen for the...

  • BOSTON— Citing traffic concerns, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey is calling upon state environmental officials to deny Wynn Resorts a key permit for its $1.7 billion casino project at the Everett waterfront. Healey said in a letter Friday to the state's environmental affairs secretary that Wynn should not get the permit until a plan is in place...

  • To the beat of drummers and under the watchful eye of Las Vegas police, Culinary Union members and others began a short march Friday from Las Vegas Boulevard to the Trump International Hotel Las Vegas, where they say they are rallying because the hotel has blocked efforts to organize its workforce. "Donald Trump says he wants to' make America great again,'" said...

  • Economic issues occupied a small portion of the GOP's first presidential primary debate last month, a stark contrast from the primary debates of 2012, which focused heavily on jobs and the economy. In Nevada, which will pick Republican and Democratic nominees Feb. 20, unemployment is still high at 6.8 percent. Nevada has added about 45,000 jobs in the past year,...