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  • LAS VEGAS— In a story April 19 about a woman injured by an exploding air bag inflator, The Associated Press reported erroneously that there is no federal law prohibiting salvage yards from selling recalled parts taken out of wrecked cars. LAS VEGAS— A Nevada crash that nearly killed a young woman has exposed a hole in the government's efforts to get dangerous...

  • WASHINGTON— Vice President Mike Pence swore in Alex Acosta as the nation's new labor secretary Friday, filling out President Donald Trump's Cabinet as he approaches his 100th day in office. The oath-taking came after the Senate's 60-38 confirmation vote Thursday, in which eight Democrats and one independent joined Republicans in voting yes.

  • LAS VEGAS _ Scientific Games Corp. on Thursday reported a loss of $100.8 million in its first quarter. The average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 74 cents per share. Scientific Games shares have climbed 64 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • WASHINGTON— The Senate on Thursday confirmed Alex Acosta as Labor secretary, filling out President Donald Trump's Cabinet as he approaches his 100th day in office. Tim Scott, R- S.C., spoke for many Republicans with a statement issued just after the vote saying he hopes Acosta's focus will be "promoting labor policies that are free of unnecessarily burdensome...

  • CHICAGO, April 27- At least 10 major U.S. airports say their rules prevent security officers from physically removing passengers from airplanes unless a crime is committed, meaning they would normally avoid incidents such as the one involving the passenger dragged off a United Airlines flight in Chicago. Officials at 10 of the busiest U.S. airports- in Atlanta,...

  • LAS VEGAS _ MGM Growth Properties LLC on Thursday reported a key measure of profitability in its first quarter. The Las Vegas- based real estate investment trust said it had funds from operations of $118.7 million, or 49 cents per share, in the period. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for funds from operations of 48...

  • LAS VEGAS— MGM Resorts beat first-quarter earnings expectations on the strength of revenue increases at its domestic resorts, stoked by the acquisition of the Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa and the opening of MGM National Harbor in December. The average estimate of seven analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 26 cents per share.

  • WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump "has no intention" of releasing his tax returns to the public, says Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, asserting Americans have "plenty of information" about the president's financial matters. For decades, presidents have released their tax returns. But Trump has so far refused, saying that he would share the tax documents only...

  • RENO, Nev. _ Employers Holdings Inc. on Wednesday reported first-quarter net income of $23.2 million. Employers Holdings shares have climbed 1.5 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Employers Holdings, Earnings Report.

  • 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...

  • LAS VEGAS _ Las Vegas Sands Corp. on Wednesday reported first-quarter earnings of $480 million. The average estimate of seven analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 62 cents per share. Las Vegas Sands shares have climbed 11 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump "has no intention" of releasing his tax returns to the public, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said Wednesday, asserting Americans have "plenty of information" about the president's financial matters. For decades, presidents have released their tax returns. But Trump has so far refused, saying that he would share the tax...

  • 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...

  • NEW YORK— Stock indexes wobbled between modest gains and losses Wednesday, as the White House unveiled broad outlines of its plan to slash tax rates but left many of the details to be determined. The White House delivered a big number Wednesday, when officials said they hope to cut the top corporate tax rate to 15 percent from 35 percent. But many specifics are still...

  • 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...

  • RENO, Nev. _ Monarch Casino& Resort Inc. on Tuesday reported first-quarter net income of $4.9 million. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $51.3 million. Monarch Casino shares have risen 13 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • LAS VEGAS _ Allegiant Travel Co. on Tuesday reported first-quarter earnings of $41.6 million. The average estimate of eight analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $2.58 per share. Allegiant Travel shares have declined 1.5 percent since the beginning of the year.