Top News & Analysis Nevada

  • HOUSTON, Jan 16- Buoyed by concluding a big pay raise for steel workers last month, a United Steelworkers union top negotiator squares off on Wednesday against oil companies seeking to win a 24 percent wage hike for 30,000 refinery and chemical employees. The union's co-negotiator, USW International Vice President Tom Conway, is a 6- foot-tall former Bethlehem...

  • Jan 15- A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday upheld a judgment worth $440 million that was won by intellectual property licensing firm VirnetX Inc against Apple Inc in a patent infringement case. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit denied Apple's appeal of a 2016 jury verdict originally valued at $302 million that grew to $440 million with interest,...

  • Jan 15- A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday upheld a judgment worth $440 million that was won by intellectual property licensing firm VirnetX Inc against Apple Inc in a patent infringement case. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit denied Apple's appeal of a 2016 jury verdict originally valued at $302 million that grew to $440 million with interest,...

  • Jan 15- Shares of British betting companies, which have been pushing into the United States market because of tighter regulations at home, fell after the U.S. Department of Justice called for wider restrictions on all gambling on the internet. The 2011 reading of the federal law, which came into effect in 1961, prohibits certain types of gambling in the United...

  • *Spot gold had risen 0.2 percent to $1,288.83 per ounce by 0117 GMT. *People familiar with the three days of trade talks in Beijing said hopes are mounting that the top Chinese negotiator, Vice Premier Liu He, will visit Washington this month to meet with his negotiating counterparts. President Donald Trump threatened on Thursday to use emergency powers to bypass...

  • LAS VEGAS, Jan 9- Take a glance at the vehicle displays shown at CES and you could be forgiven for thinking you are at the movies. But its super-sized display- supplied by China's BOE Technology Group- is proving an undeniable trend in the automotive world, fueled by the rise of more connected cars. "The screens are the window to the digital world," said Gorden Wagener,...

  • LAS VEGAS, Jan 9- South Korean oil buyers are expected to restart Iranian oil imports in late January or early February, the head of South Korea's SK Innovation, which owns South Korea's biggest oil refiner SK Energy, said on Wednesday. "As South Korea received a waiver and has been in talks with Iran about the first import volume, it seems could be brought in late in...

  • Jan 9- Advanced Micro Devices Inc on Wednesday unveiled its next generation smaller and power-efficient computer chip and a graphics processor, aiming at bigger rivals Intel Corp and Nvidia Corp.. Chief Executive Officer Lisa Su, during a keynote address at the ongoing Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, gave a preview of AMD's third-generation Ryzen CPU...

  • Jan 8- Dutch chipmaker NXP Semiconductors NV said on Tuesday it will team up with French chip firm Kalray SA to craft computers for self-driving cars, in an effort they hope will ease the path to winning future approval of their computers from safety regulators. NXP has long supplied chips to the automotive market and boasts deep ties in that industry, one reason...

  • LAS VEGAS, Jan 8- As vehicles get smarter, your car will be keeping eyes on you. This week at CES, the international consumer electronics show in Las Vegas, a host of startup companies will demonstrate to global automakers how the sensor technology that watches and analyzes drivers, passengers and objects in cars will mean enhanced safety in the short-term, and...

  • Jan 7- Intel Corp said on Monday at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas that it is working with Facebook Inc to finish a new artificial intelligence chip in the second half of this year. The chips are Intel's gambit to retain hold of a fast-growing segment of the artificial intelligence computing market but will face competition from similar chips from...

  • Jan 7- Intel Corp said on Monday at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas that it is working with Facebook Inc to put the final touches on a new artificial intelligence chip in the second half of this year.

  • LAS VEGAS, Jan 7- Toyota Motor Corp's automated safety technology "Guardian" will be available "in the 2020 s," Gill Pratt, chief executive officer of the Toyota Research Institute, said on Monday in Las Vegas. The model is more limited than Toyota's full self-driving system, which it labels its "Chauffeur" technology, but "the car if it needed to could drive itself, Pratt...

  • Jan 2- Wall Street edged higher in a choppy session on Wednesday, as gains in energy and bank stocks helped offset a drop in the healthcare sector and worries about a global economic slowdown. The S&P, Dow Industrials and Nasdaq all fell 1.5 percent or more early in the day, before recovering to flit between gains and losses, ensuring Wall Street started the new year...

  • *Dow off 0.13 pct, S&P flat, Nasdaq up 0.12 pct. Jan 2- Wall Street was little changed on Wednesday, clawing back from losses of more than 1 percent earlier, as gains in energy and bank stocks helped offset worries about a global economic slowdown. "There was a bounce back in oil prices which contributed to pushing markets higher," said Randy Frederick, vice president of...

  • Anti-Trump Billionaire Tom Steyer hosts a town hall meeting on December 4, 2018 in Charleston, South Carolina. Steyer, founder of NextGen America and Need to Impeach, is testing the waters for a 2020 presidential run.

    Steyer is part of a large list of potential candidates for the Democratic Party's nomination in 2020. The tour could be a make-or-break stretch for his presidential ambitions.

  • *Wall St set to snap three straight weeks of losses. The week started off with Wall Street's worst-ever Christmas Eve drop, followed by Dow Jones Industrial Average's record 1,000- plus point surge on Wednesday and a stunning reversal late on Thursday that ensured two days of gains. "We're seeing some big moves today, and I expect the wild ride to continue, like the...

  • Dec 27- Crude oil output has more than doubled in New Mexico over the last four years, making it the No. 3 producer among U.S. states, but a January change in state leadership to Democratic control has industry executives fearing tougher regulations are coming. Incoming New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham and state land commissioner Stephanie Garcia...

  • New York, Dec 11- The S&P 500 and the Dow closed marginally lower after volatile trading on Tuesday as investors swiveled their focus between China-U.S. trade talks, President Donald Trump's threat to shut down the U.S. government and political uncertainty in Britain. Late in the session, the BBC reported that enough letters were submitted by Conservative...

  • Dec 6- Ride-hailing company Lyft Inc beat bigger rival Uber Technologies Inc in filing for an initial public offering on Thursday, defying the recent market jitters and taking the lead on a string of billion-dollar-plus tech companies expected to join Wall Street next year. San Francisco- based Lyft, last valued at about $15 billion in a private fundraising...