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  • NEW YORK, July 13- U.S. luxury department store operator Barneys New York Inc is exploring options that include a bankruptcy filing, as it struggles with high rents and changing consumer tastes, people familiar with the matter said on Saturday. The nearly 100- year-old retailer, known for its high-end designer collection, is working with law firm Kirkland& Ellis...

  • The Alphabet Inc subsidiary is testing complimentary Wi-Fi in its robotaxis in greater Phoenix, where hundreds of the company's identical, driverless minivans have been carrying paying riders since December. "When I push the Waymo button I know exactly the product I'm buying," said Jordan Ranous, 26, a Phoenix bank analyst who said he takes four Waymo round...

  • June 19- UnitedHealth Group Inc won anti-trust approval to buy DaVita Inc's primary and urgent care unit for $4.3 billion, the Federal Trade Commission said on Wednesday. The FTC approved the deal on condition that it sell a Las Vegas facility to Utah- based to Intermountain Healthcare. The deal was announced in December 2017 as $4.9 billion but was reduced last...

  • LAS VEGAS, June 6- Amazon.com Inc Chief Executive Jeff Bezos said on Thursday he expects there will be commercial robots in the next 10 years that can grasp items as reliably as humans, a development that could automate warehouse work around the world. The remark, made on stage at Amazon's "re: MARS" conference in Las Vegas, underscored how companies and university...

  • LAS VEGAS, June 6- Jeff Bezos, Amazon.com Inc's chief executive and founder, said on Thursday he expects the challenge of building robots for commercial use that can grasp items as efficiently as human hands will be solved in the next 10 years.

  • LAS VEGAS, June 5- Amazon.com Inc has a new drone that will be delivering packages to customers in months, the chief executive of the company's consumer business said on Wednesday. The new drone takes off and lands vertically like a helicopter, is more stable than prior models and can spot moving objects better than humans can, making it safe, division CEO Jeff Wilke...

  • SYDNEY, May 31- Australian casino giant Crown Resorts Ltd saw its shares tumble on Friday, after a surprise $1.2 billion selldown by founder James Packer to Hong Kong's Melco Resorts& Entertainment Ltd dampened hopes for a full buyout. Crown shares fell 5% in morning trade on Friday to their lowest since April 8, the day before Crown disclosed the Wynn indicative...

  • Edwin Fujinaga, 72, the former chief executive of MRI International Inc, was sentenced by Chief Judge Gloria Navarro of the Nevada federal court, following his conviction last November on 20 counts of mail fraud, wire fraud and money laundering. Fujinaga was also ordered to forfeit $813.3 million and make $1.13 billion of restitution, according to the U.S....

  • Las Vegas- based Wynn received its Massachusetts license in 2013, allowing it to go ahead with building the 671- room Encore Boston Harbor in Everett, Massachusetts. A deal would be complicated for MGM, which has a casino in Springfield, as according to the state's gaming commission Massachusetts forbids companies from holding more than one casino license in...

  • Las Vegas- based Wynn received its Massachusetts license in 2013, allowing it to go ahead with building the 671- room Encore Boston Harbor in Everett, Massachusetts. A deal would be complicated for MGM, which has a casino in Springfield, as Massachusetts forbids companies from holding more than one casino license in the state, according to a Boston Globe report,...

  • WASHINGTON, May 14- Walmart Inc is stepping up its battle with Amazon.com Inc by offering one-day delivery without a shipping fee, weeks after Amazon announced a similar offer- a move that will intensify the race to deliver orders to shoppers faster. On April 25, Amazon said it plans to deliver packages to members of its loyalty club Prime in just one day and expects...

  • The Galaxy Macau casino and hotel, developed by Galaxy Entertainment Group Ltd., stands illuminated at night in Macau, China, on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019.

    There could be more mergers and acquisitions in the gambling industry, particularly in the Asia Pacific region, said Adam Dawes, a senior investment advisor at financial services company, Shaw and Partners.

  • BOMBARDIER CONFIRMS A CHALLENGER 601, EN ROUTE FROM LAS VEGAS TO MONTERREY, MEXICO, WENT MISSING ABOUT 150 NAUTICAL MILES FROM MONCLOVA, MEXICO.

  • April 18- Japan has extradited a father and son to the United States to face charges in Las Vegas over their alleged roles in a $1.5 billion Ponzi scheme that bilked thousands of Japanese residents. The U.S. Department of Justice on Thursday announced the extradition of Junzo Suzuki and Paul Suzuki five months after the conviction of Edwin Fujinaga, the former...

  • April 10- U.S. lawmakers proposed a bill on Wednesday that would require major tech companies to detect and remove any discriminatory biases embedded in their computer models, underscoring Washington's growing interest in regulating Silicon Valley. Senator Cory Booker and Representative Yvette Clarke, both Democrats, joined Wyden in introducing the bill,...

  • WASHINGTON, April 5- President Donald Trump, hammering on a favorite theme, proposed another idea on Friday for cracking down on what he describes as a crisis of undocumented immigration and drug trafficking on the U.S.- Mexico border. Praising Mexico for moving recently against drug traffickers, Trump said, "If they continue that, everything will be fine.

  • BOSTON, April 2- Massachusetts gaming regulators on Tuesday released an investigative report concluding that former executives of Wynn Resorts Ltd concealed sexual misconduct allegations against the casino operator's billionaire founder, Steve Wynn. The Massachusetts Gaming Commission released the report at the start of a three-day hearing focused...

  • The engineer, Guangzhi Cao, copied more than 300,000 files related to Autopilot source code as he prepared to join China's Xiaopeng Motors Technology Company Ltd, the Silicon Valley carmaker said in the lawsuit filed in a California court. Separately, Tesla lawyers on Wednesday filed a lawsuit against four former employees and U.S. self-driving car startup...

  • NEW YORK, March 18- The streaming digital sports service ESPN+ will become the exclusive distributor of pay-per-view events for the Ultimate Fighting Championship in the United States, the companies announced on Monday. The events will begin on April 13, almost exactly a year since parent company Walt Disney Co launched ESPN+ to retain viewers as traditional...

  • March 14- Apple Inc on Thursday launched a television advertising campaign promoting its stance on data privacy, seeking to differentiate itself from tech industry rivals such as Alphabet Inc's Google and Facebook Inc that have become the target of regulatory scrutiny over the issue. TV stations Thursday and run throughout the National Collegiate...