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  • PRAGUE— When Czech entrepreneur Robert Hasek began jogging with his dog, Darwin, the three-mile runs were making the bull terrier sick with fatigue. People in the U.S. will spend $72.1 billion this year on pet products and care, up 3.6 percent on the year in an industry that has grown steadily since the mid-90's, according to the American Pet Products Association.

  • SPRINGFIELD, Mass.— Standing on Springfield's Main Street, the nearly $1 billion resort casino meant to spark a downtown renaissance doesn't immediately scream Las Vegas glitz. Instead, two modest signs bearing the MGM initials are set against a backdrop of low-slung brick and stone facades meant to blend with— not dominate— the historic streetscape of this...

  • NEW YORK/ BOSTON, Aug 17- Several Tesla Inc shareholders have told Reuters they are concerned that the electric car maker will have to pay more to fund its growth if it becomes a private company and loses the ability to sell new shares to stock market investors. The issue has come to the fore as a special Tesla board committee considers Chief Executive Elon Musk's...

  • Placer County Superior Court Judge Michael W. Jones rejected Sierra Watch's claims this week that the expansion of the Village at Squaw Valley would violate the California Environmental Quality Act. "The court's unequivocal ruling in favor of Placer County demonstrates that Sierra Watch's claims were false, there was no CEQA violation as it relates to the...

  • PARIS— Hundreds of people, among them scores of chefs and students of the culinary arts from around the world, gathered Friday to pay their respects to one of the masters of French cuisine, the late French chef Joel Robuchon. Prominent Michelin-starred French chef Alain Ducasse and a delegation from Japan were among those who attended. Celebrity chef Thierry...

  • A former member of Tesla's internal investigations team, Karl Hansen, filed a tips, complaints and referrals form to the SEC about the Gigafactory on Aug. 9, Hansen's attorney Stuart Meissner said in a news release. Whistleblowers can receive 10 percent to 30 percent of penalties the SEC collects. Hansen alleges Tesla failed to disclose that it received written...

  • A former member of Tesla's internal investigations team, Karl Hansen, filed a tips, complaints and referrals form to the SEC about the Gigafactory on Aug. 9, Hansen's attorney Stuart Meissner said in a news release. Whistleblowers can receive 10 percent to 30 percent of penalties the SEC collects. Hansen alleges Tesla failed to disclose that it received written...

  • LAS VEGAS— A woman who says she was raped by casino mogul Steve Wynn in Chicago in the early 1970 s and gave birth to his daughter in a gas station restroom has provided a sworn statement containing inconsistencies about dates, names and other things she said happened to her. The discrepancies raise questions about the information she provided to Las Vegas police...

  • NEW YORK— A tight labor market and a shrinking pool of talented workers make "I'm quitting" some of the most dreaded words a small business owner can hear. Staff turnover is a fact of life, but it's particularly painful at small companies competing with larger businesses for workers. But he also discovered after talking to employees that they felt the culture in his...

  • LAS VEGAS _ Remark Media Inc. on Tuesday reported second-quarter net income of $3.4 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. On a per-share basis, the Las Vegas- based company said it had profit of 10 cents. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • RENO, Nev.— A federal judge has thrown out a defamation lawsuit a Western art collector filed against a prestigious auction house and the owner of a Reno gallery who claimed an early 20th century cowboy painting he sold for $750,000 was a fake. The judge in Reno dismissed the lawsuit last week against Peter Stremmel Galleries, the Coeur d'Alene Art Auction of...

  • LAS VEGAS _ Switch Inc. on Monday reported second-quarter net income of $821,000. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 3 cents per share. Six analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $102.5 million.

  • That's the question confronting Florida election officials who are pushing back against reports that an 11- year-old hacked a replica of the state's election website. An 11- year-old boy got into Florida's site within 10 minutes, while an 11- year-old girl did it in 15 minutes, according to the organizers of the event called DEFCON Voting Machine Hacking...

  • "It took one of our tools out of the toolbox," said John Swartout, an adviser to Colorado Gov. Nevada, Oregon and Utah also expressed opposition or concern. A spokeswoman for the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, which issued the directive, said the agency would work with the governors on "adjusted" plans.

  • RENO, Nev.— William A. "Bill" Galt, the founder of The Good Earth restaurant chain who was considered a health food pioneer, has died. Galt launched The Good Earth in 1975 and started at a 22- seat restaurant in Reno. Contributions in his memory can be sent to the nonprofit William Galt Organic Farmers Scholarship Fund in care of the Reno law offices of Diaz and Galt,...

  • LAS VEGAS, Aug 10- Def Con, one of the world's largest security conventions, served as a laboratory for breaking into voting machines on Friday, extending its efforts to identify potential security flaws in technology that may be used in the November U.S. elections. We think it's important, "said Jeanette Manfra, assistant secretary of cybersecurity and...

  • LAS VEGAS, Aug 10- Def Con, one of the world's largest hacker conventions, will serve as a laboratory for breaking into voting machines this week, extending its efforts to identify potential security flaws in technology that may be used in the November U.S. elections. The three-day "Voting Village," which opens in Las Vegas on Friday, also aims to expose...

  • LAS VEGAS— Tech billionaire and advocate of crime victims Henry T. Nicholas III is facing drug counts after being arrested along with a woman Tuesday at a Las Vegas Strip casino-resort. Nicholas was arrested on suspicion of trafficking heroin, cocaine, meth and ecstasy, Las Vegas police officer Larry Hadfield said Thursday. Nicholas' attorney, David Chesnoff,...

  • HENDERSON, Nev. _ Spectrum Pharmaceuticals Inc. on Thursday reported second-quarter net income of $13.7 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $28 million. Access a Zacks stock report on SPPI at https://www.zacks.com/ap/SPPI.

  • RENO, Nev. _ Amerco on Wednesday reported fiscal first-quarter earnings of $127.8 million. On a per-share basis, the Reno, Nevada- based company said it had profit of $6.53. Amerco shares have climbed nearly 1 percent since the beginning of the year.