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  • LAS VEGAS— Mario Batali's three Las Vegas Strip restaurants will shut down July 27, officials said Friday, as the celebrity chef faces sexual misconduct allegations from multiple women. Batali& Bastianich Hospitality Group partner Joe Bastianich sent a letter to nearly 300 workers about the closures of Carnevino Italian Steakhouse, B&B Ristorante and Otto...

  • LAS VEGAS, May 24- The increasing popularity of electric vehicles may create a crunch for supplies of cobalt in the early-to-mid 2020 s, miners and analysts say, adding that small operators trying to start up mines outside Africa could play a bigger role over time in satisfying demand for the metal used in rechargeable batteries. More than 100 companies mining or...

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    Las Vegas casinos could watch tens of thousands of employees walk off the job for the first time in more than three decades after union members voted Tuesday to authorize a strike at any time starting June 1.

  • LAS VEGAS— Hundreds of unionized Las Vegas casino workers are making their way into a university arena where they're set to vote on whether to strike. Members of the Culinary Union are casting ballots in two sessions Tuesday. Lewis Thomas, a utility porter at the Tropicana casino-hotel, says he hopes the vote will be a wake-up call for casino operators.

  • A former software engineer at Uber filed a lawsuit against the ride-hailing service on Monday.

  • LAS VEGAS— Tens of thousands of casino workers in Las Vegas whose contracts expire next week planned to vote Tuesday on whether to authorize a strike, a move that could leave more than 30 properties without unionized housekeepers, bartenders, servers and other key employees. They work at properties on the Las Vegas Strip and downtown Las Vegas, including Caesars...

  • LAS VEGAS— Tens of thousands of casino workers in Las Vegas whose contracts expire next week were preparing to vote on whether to authorize a strike, a move that could leave more than 30 properties without unionized housekeepers, bartenders, servers and other key employees. They work at properties on the Las Vegas Strip and downtown Las Vegas, including Caesars...

  • May 21- A former software engineer at Uber Technologies Inc filed a lawsuit on Monday against the ride-hailing service on Monday, claiming she was subjected to years of sexual harassment there and subjected to retaliation for complaining about it. "Uber is moving in a new direction," including by implementing a new salary and equity structure, overhauling...

  • WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif.— Recreational marijuana sales became legal in California this year, and the industry is targeting tourists as well as locals, with tours, shops, lodging and ads. And there are cannabis bus tours, too, like Green Line Trips, with stops at local pot dispensaries along with stops at attractions like Griffith Park. MedMen, one of several marijuana...

  • LAS VEGAS— A massive high-tech, sphere-shaped venue that will host concerts and other events while engaging multiple senses will break ground this summer in Las Vegas, officials announced Friday. The New York- based Madison Square Garden Company revealed details of the 18,000- seat, futuristic-looking facility it is developing in partnership with Las Vegas...

  • LAS VEGAS— A massive high-tech, sphere-shaped venue that will host concerts and other events while engaging multiple senses will break ground this summer in Las Vegas, officials announced Friday. The New York- based Madison Square Garden Company revealed details of the 18,000- seat, futuristic-looking facility it is developing in partnership with Las Vegas...

  • EVERETT, Mass.— Wynn Resorts has completed the costly cleanup of the former chemical plant site where it's building a $2.5 billion Boston- area casino. The Las Vegas company says it recently completed remediation and cleanup work on the 33- acre waterfront site in Everett. The casino was recently rebranded Encore Boston Harbor following allegations of sexual...

  • *VW brand to skip Oct 2-3 Paris auto show. *VW group may spend 50 mln euros on Paris show- analyst. BERLIN/ PARIS, May 17- Volkswagen will not display its core brand at the Paris motor show this year, the latest and most prominent carmaker to swerve the biennial industry gathering.

  • *VW brand to skip Oct 2-3 Paris auto show. *VW group may spend 50 mln euros on Paris show- analyst. Other brands staying away from the Oct. 2-3 Paris show include Ford, PSA Group's Opel and Volvo Cars, owned by China's Zhejiang Geely Holding Group, spokespeople for the three carmakers said.

  • *VW brand to skip Oct 2-3 Paris auto show. BERLIN, May 17- Volkswagen's core autos brand will skip the Paris motor show this year, the company said on Thursday, becoming the latest and most prominent carmaker to ditch the biennial industry gathering in the French capital. Since the VW emissions scandal erupted in 2015, Europe's largest automotive group has scaled...

  • Shareholders gathered in Las Vegas for the company's annual meeting learned of the many corporate initiatives implemented since the resignation of founder Steve Wynn amid sexual misconduct allegations earlier this year. Shareholders asked CEO Matt Maddox about the company's project near Boston, operations in Macau and its political contributions, but...

  • "Purdue's deception lined the pockets of its owners and led to the deaths and hospitalization of thousands of Nevadans," Nevada state Attorney General Adam Laxalt said in a statement. Similar unfair and deceptive trade practices lawsuits were filed in Florida, North Carolina, North Dakota, Tennessee and Texas. In Tennessee, Attorney General Herbert Slatery...

  • NEW YORK, May 15- A Lamborghini costs about 23 bitcoins, which might not seem like much, unless you owned the cryptocurrency in December, in which case you could have bought one of the $200,000 luxury cars for just 10 of them. "This is like the Glastonbury of crypto," said attendee Shane Brett, likening the event to a large music festival held in Britain.

  • LAS VEGAS— Ahead of Wynn Resorts annual shareholders meeting, the casino operator's four female directors sought to reassure employees the company is committed to moving onto a new chapter following the sexual misconduct scandal that engulfed its founder earlier this year. Wynn Resorts employs 25,000 people worldwide. Shareholders earlier this year...

  • MGM Resorts International Chairman and CEO Jim Murren

    MGM Resorts International has been planning for the day the U.S. Supreme Court allowed sports betting, CEO Jim Murren says.