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  • WASHINGTON— U.S. home prices jumped in February as buyers compete fiercely over a dwindling number of properties for sale. The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller national home price index released Tuesday jumped 6.3 percent in February from a year earlier, matching December's increase. That jump was the largest in nearly three years.

  • LOS ANGELES— Sony Pictures Entertainment Chairman Tom Rothman assured theater owners Monday that his studio is dedicated to appealing to a range of audiences— from global franchises such as "Spider-Man" and "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" series to family films, action pics, comedies and even Quentin Tarantino's Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt film "Once Upon a...

  • Toronto- based Barrick, which reported better-than-expected adjusted earnings, said its focus would increasingly be on growth from its own projects and operations in Nevada and the Dominican Republic. The miner also said it had suspended work on a prefeasibility study on its massive Pascua-Lama gold and silver project in the Andes Mountains, which does not...

  • The world's biggest gold producer by production said its focus would increasingly be on growth from its own projects and operations in Nevada and the Dominican Republic. Toronto- based Barrick also said it has suspended work on a prefeasibility study on its massive Pascua-Lama gold and silver project on the border of Chile and Argentina as the venture does...

  • RICHMOND, Va.— Dominion Energy has long had unrivaled success at getting friendly legislation through the Virginia General Assembly, a political advantage that by some counts has been worth billions of dollars in profits. The parent company of the state's largest electric utility has massive sway in crafting Virginia's energy laws, including legislation...

  • LAS VEGAS— The ex-wife of Steve Wynn, who is also the biggest shareholder and co-founder of Wynn Resorts, is seeking the removal of one of the company directors overseeing an internal investigation into sexual misconduct allegations against the casino magnate. Elaine Wynn said in a filing Monday with U.S. regulators that John Hagenbuch is allied too closely...

  • On one side towers Alibaba Group Holding Ltd., China's e-commerce market leader, embodied by the black cat mascot of its Tmall platform. On the other is JD.com Inc., a fast-growing upstart represented by its white dog logo. Three are American companies with billions in annual revenue that rely on China for growth.

  • SHANGHAI— It was looking like a banner year for business in China. The company refused to sign an exclusive contract with Alibaba, and instead participated in a big sale promotion with its archrival, JD.com Inc. Tmall punished them by taking steps to cut traffic to their storefront, two executives told The Associated Press. As the Trump administration pushes...

  • SHANGHAI— It was looking like a banner year for business in China. The company refused to sign an exclusive contract with Alibaba, and instead participated in a big sale promotion with its archrival, JD.com Inc. Tmall punished them by taking steps to cut traffic to their storefront, two executives told The Associated Press. As the Trump administration pushes...

  • LAS VEGAS— A home invader wearing a ski mask is holding a woman hostage in her bedroom. The officer in this training exercise was a British tourist, and the victim and intruder were on a life-size video projection inside the Mob Museum in Las Vegas. The courthouse-turned-museum in downtown Las Vegas for years has showcased the area's storied past in organized...

  • NEW YORK— An audit of Facebook's privacy practices for the Federal Trade Commission found no problems even though the company knew at the time that a data-mining firm improperly obtained private data from millions of users— raising questions about the usefulness of such audits. It covers February 12, 2015 to February 11, 2017. "The FTC failed to protect the...

  • Employees work in the Mother Room at the Canopy Growth facility in Smith Falls, Ontario, Canada, Dec. 19, 2017.

    The fast-growing marijuana industry appears poised for supercharged growth after winning what cannabis entrepreneurs see as approval from the Trump administration.

  • Nine of those states and Washington, D.C., also have broad legalization where adults 21 and older can use pot for any reason. Michigan could become the 10th state with its ballot initiative this year. So we still have work to do even though we're legal in Colorado.

  • A former Las Vegas Strip casino dealer accused of a deadly shooting at a company picnic was captured in Texas after a sheriff's deputy ran a routine registration check on a car. The Oldham County sheriff's office said in a statement Thursday that the car with a Utah license plate was parked at a highway rest stop not far from the New Mexico border.

  • Marcus Hutchins, 23, pleaded not guilty after his arrest last year in Las Vegas before he boarded a flight home to England. U.S. prosecutors say Hutchins created and distributed malware known as Kronos and made incriminating statements to FBI agents after his arrest and in two jailhouse phone calls. For example, prosecutors say Hutchins signed a consent form...

  • LAS VEGAS— A disgruntled casino employee accused of shooting two executives at a company picnic in Las Vegas planned an escape and spent days on the run before a sheriff's deputy happened upon him sleeping in a car Thursday near a small Texas Panhandle town, authorities said. A deputy on routine patrol checked the license plate of a car parked at a highway rest...

  • Nine of those states and Washington, D.C., also have broad legalization where adults 21 and older can use pot for any reason. Michigan could become the 10th state with its ballot initiative this year. So we still have work to do even though we're legal in Colorado.

  • LAS VEGAS— Las Vegas- based Wynn Resorts expanded its board of directors Wednesday to 11 members, with the appointment of three women. Wynn Resorts disclosed in a securities filing this week that Wynn agreed to pay his ex-wife, Elaine Wynn, $25 million in a settlement ending the final piece of a civil case dating to 2012.. Elaine Wynn asked Wynn Resorts on Tuesday to...

  • LAS VEGAS _ Consumer Portfolio Services Inc. on Wednesday reported first-quarter profit of $3.1 million. On a per-share basis, the Las Vegas- based company said it had profit of 12 cents. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • The Brady Campaign sued Slide Fire after the devices were used in the Las Vegas massacre that killed 58 people. The manufacturer of bump stock devices like the ones used in the Las Vegas mass shooting last fall is shutting down its business. A message posted on the website of Texas- based Slide Fire says the company will stop taking orders at midnight on May 20.