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  • LAS VEGAS, July 28- Hackers attending this weekend's Def Con hacking convention in Las Vegas were invited to break into voting machines and voter databases in a bid to uncover vulnerabilities that could be exploited to sway election results. "We encourage you to do stuff that if you did on election day they would probably arrest you," said Johns Hopkins computer...

  • LAS VEGAS, July 28- A U.S. congressional panel this week asked 22 government agencies to share documents on Moscow- based cyber firm Kaspersky Lab, saying its products could be used to carry out "nefarious activities against the United States," according to letters seen by Reuters. The committee asked the agencies for all documents and communications about...

  • LAS VEGAS, July 28- Hackers attending this weekend's Def Con hacking convention in Las Vegas were invited to break into voting machines and voter databases in a bid to uncover vulnerabilities that could be exploited to sway election results. Fears of digital election interference have grown since the end of last year, when top U.S. intelligence agencies said...

  • NEW YORK, July 27- Trump Hotels, diversifying from a longtime focus on the luxury market, has about 10 hotels in the pipeline for its recently announced midscale American Idea chain, Chief Executive Eric Danziger said in an interview with Reuters. The new chain, the product of conversations last year between President Donald Trump's sons Donald Trump Jr. and Eric...

  • LAS VEGAS, July 28- Hackers attending this weekend's Def Con hacking convention in Las Vegas will have a chance to break into voting machines and voter databases in a bid to uncover vulnerabilities that could be exploited to sway election results. Such concerns have been growing since the end of last year, when news surfaced that top U.S. intelligence agencies...

  • WASHINGTON— Dealing a serious blow to President Donald Trump's agenda, the Senate early Friday rejected a measure to repeal parts of former President Barack Obama's health care law after a night of high suspense in the U.S. Capitol. McConnell put the health bill on hold and announced that the Senate would move onto other legislation next week.

  • LAS VEGAS, July 27- The surge in far-flung and destructive cyber attacks is not good for national security, but for an increasing number of hackers and researchers, it is great for job security. "Hosting big parties has enabled us to meet more talent in the community, helping fill key positions and also retain great people," said Jen Ellis, a vice president with...

  • OAKDALE, Minneapolis- Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis President Neel Kashkari participates in a moderated question-and-answer session before a Woodbury Area/ St. Paul Chamber of Commerce event- 1720 GMT. FRANKFURT- ECB Governing Council meeting. THURSDAY, AUGUST 3 LONDON- Bank of England to release Inflation Report 1100 GMT.

  • OAKDALE, Minneapolis- Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis President Neel Kashkari participates in a moderated question-and-answer session before a Woodbury Area/ St. Paul Chamber of Commerce event- 1720 GMT. FRANKFURT- ECB Governing Council meeting. THURSDAY, AUGUST 3 LONDON- Bank of England to release Inflation Report 1100 GMT.

  • LAS VEGAS _ Boyd Gaming Corp. on Thursday reported second-quarter net income of $48.6 million. The average estimate of seven analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 30 cents per share. Five analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $598.3 million.

  • NEW YORK, July 27- Trump Hotels, diversifying from a longtime focus on the luxury market, has about 10 hotels in the pipeline for its recently announced midscale American Idea chain, Chief Executive Eric Danziger said in an interview with Reuters. The new chain, the product of conversations last year between President Donald Trump's sons Donald Trump Jr. and Eric...

  • July 27- The publisher of marijuana enthusiast magazine, "High Times," plans to take the company public, High Times Holding Corp announced Thursday, as an increasing number of U.S. states legalize the drug. Oreva Capital, which in June announced it had bought a controlling stake in High Times for $70 million, is selling the company to special purpose acquisition...

  • NEW YORK, July 27- Famed Las Vegas sports gambler William "Billy" Walters was sentenced on Thursday to five years in prison, following his April conviction in one of the highest profile U.S. insider trading trials in years. District Judge Kevin Castel in Manhattan pronounced the sentence. The case has drawn more attention because of Walters' dealings with...

  • NEW YORK— A Las Vegas gambler linked to golfer Phil Mickelson was sentenced Thursday to five years in prison by a judge who said the businessman collected tens of millions of dollars illegally in the stock market to seem like "a winner" to himself and others. He noted Walters was a minor celebrity in Las Vegas with a private plane, a $17 million West Coast home and $175...

  • LAS VEGAS— Casinos in Nevada won 2.9 percent more from gamblers in the fiscal year that ended in June, compared with the year before, the Nevada Gaming Control Board said Thursday. For the 12 months from July 2016 to June 2017, so-called "casino win" in Nevada totaled more than $11.4 billion, according to a monthly regulatory report. "We had a nice year," senior control...

  • July 27- The publisher of marijuana enthusiast magazine, "High Times," plans to take the company public, High Times Holding Corp announced Thursday, as an increasing number of U.S. states legalize the drug. Oreva Capital, which in June announced it had bought a controlling stake in High Times for $70 million, is selling the company to special purpose acquisition...

  • WASHINGTON, July 27- U.S. Senate Republicans begin another push on Thursday to unravel Obamacare, seeking to wrap up their seven-year offensive against former Democratic President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law that extended insurance coverage to millions. The skinny bill's details will be released at some point on Thursday, before the Senate...

  • LAS VEGAS _ MGM Resorts International on Thursday reported second-quarter net income of $210.6 million. The average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 28 cents per share. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $2.66 billion.

  • WASHINGTON, July 27- U.S. Senate Republicans begin their final push on Thursday to unravel Obamacare, seeking to wrap up their seven-year offensive against former Democratic President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law that extended insurance coverage to millions. The skinny bill's details will be released at some point on Thursday, before the Senate...

  • WASHINGTON, July 27- U.S. Senate Republicans begin their final push on Thursday to unravel Obamacare, seeking to wrap up their seven-year offensive against former Democratic President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law that extended insurance coverage to millions. The skinny bill's details will be released at some point on Thursday, before the Senate...