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  • BOSTON— Wynn Resorts has fended off a challenge to a key state environmental permit as it looks to finally start construction on its nearly $2 billion Boston- area casino. Wynn said it will immediately start construction on the resort casino complex planned for the Mystic River waterfront in Everett once the environmental license is in hand.

  • WASHINGTON— Unemployment rates ticked up noticeably in six states in June, even as employers continued to add jobs and the hiring outlook improved. A similar trend played out in five other states: Nevada and Oregon each saw a 0.3 percent increase, while rates went up 0.2 points in California, Maine and South Dakota. South Dakota had the nation's lowest rate in June,...

  • Trendon Shavers, who operated Bitcoin Savings and Trust, was also ordered by U.S. Shavers, a Prosper, Texas, resident who went by "pirateat40" online, was arrested in November 2014, two months after a federal judge in Texas ordered him to pay $40.7 million in a related U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission civil lawsuit. Prosecutors said from 2011 to 2012, Shavers,...

  • LAS VEGAS— Donald Trump's hotel in Las Vegas and the powerful Culinary Union have settled claims of unfair labor practices involving two employees, union officials said Thursday. The agreement provides $1,500 to Alma Zamarin and $9,700 to Michael Campus, the union said. The agreement approved in June by Brian Baudreau, managing director of Trump Ruffin...

  • The Wall Street bank helped 1 MDB, which was founded by Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak in September 2009, raise $6.5 billion in three bond sales in 2012 and 2013 to invest in energy projects and real estate to boost the Malaysian economy. Prosecutors said the money was used to buy artwork, including paintings by Vincent Van Gogh and Claude Monet, luxury...

  • July 20- Tesla Motors Inc Chief Executive Elon Musk Wednesday unveiled an ambitious plan to expand the company into electric trucks and buses, car sharing and solar energy systems. In a blog post titled "Master Plan, Part Deux," Musk sketched a vision of an integrated carbon-free energy enterprise offering a wider range of vehicles, and products and services...

  • July 20- Tesla Motors Inc Chief Executive Elon Musk Wednesday unveiled an ambitious plan to expand the company into electric semi trucks and buses, car sharing and solar energy systems. In a blog post titled "Master Plan, Part Deux," Musk sketched a vision of an integrated carbon-free energy enterprise offering a wider range of vehicles, and products and services...

  • NEW YORK, July 20- Leonardo DiCaprio bought the movie rights for what would be "The Wolf of Wall Street" back in 2007. Directed by Martin Scorsese and starring DiCaprio as real-life convicted stockbroker Jordan Belfort "The Wolf of Wall Street," went on to make $400 million at the worldwide box office, get five Oscar nominations, and win a Golden Globe for the popular...

  • RENO, Nev. _ Monarch Casino& Resort Inc. on Wednesday reported second-quarter net income of $5.7 million. Monarch Casino shares have increased almost 4 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Monarch Casino, Earnings Report.

  • July 20- Tesla Motors Inc Chief Executive Elon Musk said Wednesday he will roll out a new master plan for the electric luxury car maker this evening, after hints he intends to make Tesla a renewable energy enterprise offering products and services beyond vehicles. Musk told more than 4 million Twitter followers that a "post should go live on Tesla website" around...

  • Prosecutors said the money was used to buy artwork, including paintings by Vincent Van Gogh and Claude Monet, luxury properties in New York and London and gambling debts in Las Vegas. The FBI and other U.S. regulators, including New York's Department of Financial Services, have been investigating Goldman Sachs' business relationship with 1 MDB.

  • WASHINGTON— The United States moved Wednesday to recover more than $1 billion that federal officials say was stolen from a Malaysian wealth fund by people close to prime minister Najib Razak, money that was used for high-end real estate, artwork and production of the Hollywood film, "The Wolf of Wall Street." The diverted funds paid for luxury properties in New...

  • *Adds $200 million for 2016 Obamacare losses. *Optum unit revenue rises 51.5 percent to $20.6 billion. Next year, it will exit most of the two dozen states where it sells individual insurance on the exchanges but still has plans to sell in Nevada, New York and Virginia.

  • UnitedHealth's second-quarter earnings jumped 11 percent to beat investor expectations even though the nation's largest health insurer took a bigger hit than expected from coverage linked to the Affordable Care Act. But another strong gain from UnitedHealth's Optum segment helped push the company's total net income up to $1.75 billion from $1.59...

  • Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh said in a news release that he would disclose details of the Volkswagen suit on Tuesday that accuses VW of violating state environmental laws and defrauding regulators. New York state and Massachusetts are filing separate lawsuits related to the same issue, according to a source. New York state said last month it had...

  • COLUMBUS, Ohio— A political group in swing-state Ohio is using the game "Pokemon Go" for a purpose beyond catching cute Pikachu: registering voters. The Democrat-backed NextGen is dropping "lures," which draw the cartoon monsters hunted by "Pokemon Go" players, at game locations called Pokestops in parks and on campuses in Cleveland, Cincinnati, Columbus and Toledo,...

  • DALLAS— Delta Air Lines Inc.' s second-quarter profit beat expectations despite lower revenue, and the company plans to limit its growth in a bid to push fares higher. Notably, Delta will reduce flights this winter between the U.S. and U.K. partly because of uncertainty over the economic fallout from the U.K.' s decision to leave the European Union.

  • SAN FRANCISCO/ DETROIT, July 13- Tesla Motors Inc has ended a program that guaranteed the resale value of its cars, and lowered the starting price of its Model X crossover, the high-profile electric vehicle maker said on Wednesday. Within the next 12 months, Tesla has disclosed it could pay a maximum of $192.4 million to cover resale value guarantees on 4,209...

  • ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.— MGM Resorts International's purchase of Boyd Gaming's 50 percent stake in Atlantic City's top casino has received regulatory approval in New Jersey. The Casino Control Commission on Wednesday voted, 3-0, to approve lease agreements needed for the sale that will give MGM full control of the property. Boyd will get $900 million, plus half of...

  • LAS VEGAS— A Nevada judge scuttled a plan to build on the historic site of the first racially integrated casino in Las Vegas, citing infighting in the would-be development firm and a better offer from another buyer. Clark County District Court Judge Elizabeth Gonzalez's ruling on Tuesday came seven weeks after a groundbreaking ceremony was held at the Moulin...