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  • WASHINGTON, Feb 18- Democratic presidential contender Michael Bloomberg will sell Bloomberg LP, the financial information company that made him a billionaire, if he is elected to the White House in November, his campaign confirmed on Tuesday. The former New York mayor has said before he would likely sell Bloomberg LP if elected, which his campaign affirmed on...

  • Union members cheer during a rally at a canvass launch with U.S. Rep. and U.S. Senate candidate Jacky Rosen (D-NV) (not pictured) at the Culinary Workers Union Hall Local 226 on November 5, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

    The major Nevada union declined to make an endorsement after it criticized Bernie Sanders ahead of the state's presidential caucuses.

  • NASHUA, New Hampshire, Feb 13- Joe Biden's campaign held a victory party in a New Hampshire hotel ballroom on Tuesday evening. The back-to-back stumbles have created a difficult situation for Biden, who must perform well in upcoming contests in Nevada and South Carolina this month to show voters and donors that his candidacy remains viable.

  • MGM said it suspended operations at its two properties in Macau for a government mandated 15- day period, which started on Feb. 5 to prevent the spread of the infection locally. MGM added that it was difficult to weigh the fallout of the epidemic on its business as the suspension could be extended and customer traffic could fall further at its properties.

  • Murren, who has been at MGM since 1998, has been chairman and CEO since 2008.. Under Murren, MGM had said it would sell its Bellagio and Circus Circus resorts in Las Vegas in separate deals valued at about $5 billion, and had promised to use the proceeds from the deals to "build a fortress balance sheet" and return capital to shareholders. Last year, MGM announced plans...

  • Murren, who has been at MGM since 1998, has been chairman and CEO since 2008.. Under Murren, MGM had said it would sell its Bellagio and Circus Circus resorts in Las Vegas in separate deals valued at about $5 billion, and had promised to use the proceeds from the deals to "build a fortress balance sheet" and return capital to shareholders. Last year, MGM announced plans...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 10- President Donald Trump's 2021 budget proposed $150 million for the creation of a U.S. uranium reserve as the administration seeks to help struggling producers of the fuel for nuclear power reactors. The money, if approved by Congress, would begin the process of purchasing uranium, Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette told reporters in a...

  • But an embarrassing meltdown in the Iowa caucus vote count, and a dismal showing by Joe Biden, once seen as the safest choice to unseat the Republican incumbent, have only heightened fears among some Democrats that their party isnt up to the task. Tuesdays New Hampshire primary may do little to dispel the collective unease or help bridge the deep ideological...

  • But an embarrassing meltdown in the Iowa caucus vote count, and a dismal showing by Joe Biden, once seen as the safest choice to unseat the Republican incumbent, have only heightened fears among some Democrats that their party isnt up to the task. Tuesdays New Hampshire primary may do little to dispel the collective unease or help bridge the deep ideological...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 7- Uber Technologies Inc and Lyft Inc, the two leading U.S. ride-hailing companies, are on divergent paths as Uber pours money into money-losing side businesses while smaller rival Lyft focuses on moving people around. Uber operates in more markets around the world, although it has clashed with regulators in London and Germany and struggled in some...

  • President Donald Trump on Thursday said he opposes the long-delayed Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository in Nevada, reversing his policy on a project on which the United States has spent billions of dollars over decades but never opened. On Thursday, however, Trump wrote on Twitter: " Nevada, I hear you on Yucca Mountain and my Administration will RESPECT you!"

  • Volunteers tally votes during the first-in-the-nation Iowa caucus at the Southridge Mall in Des Moines, Iowa, U.S., on Monday, Feb. 3, 2020.

    A federal watchdog agency has admonished Homeland Security for its lack of election security preparation, with the presidential primary season underway.

  • *Rumours of planned merger with Freeport' completely wrong'. Feb 6- Barrick Gold Corp does not want to buy copper mining giant Freeport McMoRan Inc, although it is interested in its rival's flagship Grasberg mine in Indonesia, Chief Executive Mark Bristow said on Thursday. Rumors that Barrick, the world's second-largest gold miner, planned to bid for Freeport are "...

  • Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg waits by his tour bus ahead of adressing his supporters at Central Machine Works in Austin, Texas on January 11, 2020.

    Mike Bloomberg is outspending his rivals in the race to become the 2020 Democratic Presidential Nominee. His campaign spent $188 million during the fourth quarter of 2019. That's more money than any of his democratic competitors have raised over the entirety of this election cycle. But there's another big difference between those candidates and Bloomberg. Bloomberg didn't compete in the Iowa caucuses. Here's why and how he may still qualify for upcoming debates.

  • Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, speaks while his wife Jill Biden listens during a caucus night watch party in Des Moines, Iowa, U.S. on Monday, Feb. 3, 2020.

    On a conference call with some of Biden's top donors, campaign officials said they were confident Biden can win the two votes at the end of the month.

  • The miner said in May that it will review divestment options for South African assets and has sold its stake in their Sadiola project in Mali for $105 million as it looks to streamline its portfolio and focus on assets that deliver higher returns. Dushnisky said AngloGold, which has a primary listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, would also explore...

  • BANGALORE, Jan 29- SoftBank's second Vision Fund has led a new round of funding for Silicon Valley- based drug delivery firm Alto Pharmacy that valued it at over $1 billion, according to two people familiar with the development. Other existing investors including Greenoaks Capital and Jackson Square Ventures also participated in the Series D round, the sources...

  • Jan 24- The husband-and-wife owners of DC Solar, a California solar company that caused Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc to take a $377 million charge last year, pleaded guilty on Friday to involvement in an estimated $912 million Ponzi scheme. Jeff Carpoff, 49, pleaded guilty to money laundering and conspiracy to commit wire fraud, while Paulette...

  • Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced the rule at a meeting of the National Association of Home Builders in Las Vegas. Fourteen states, including New York and California, along with the District of Columbia said the EPA's proposal would end federal protection for half of the nation's wetlands and 15% of streams across the...

  • Jan 20- U.S. regulators have moved a step closer toward approving Lithium Americas Corp's Nevada mine for the white metal, launching a review process that could result in final permits to build by 2021.. The U.S. Department of the Interior filed paperwork to ask for public comment over the next year on the Thacker Pass project's environmental impact statement,...