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New casino, restaurants brighten downtown Vegas

November 13, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Downtown Grand Las Vegas CEO Seth Schorr makes remarks during the ribbon-cutting ceremony of the Downtown Grand Las Vegas, located at 206 N. 3rd Street, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013. The urban hotel-casino, which opened in October, joins the Downtown3rd community in the former location of the Lady Luck. (AP Photo/Las Vegas Review-Journal, Samantha Clemens) LOCAL...

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Negotiators report little progress in budget talks

November 13, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis. listens to testimony on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday Nov. 13, 2013, during a Congressional Budget Conference. House and Senate budget negotiators say they’re not close to an agreement but...

Venezuela’s Maduro poised to get decree powers

November 12, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

In this photo provided by Miraflores Presidential Press Office, Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro holds up fist in solidarity at a transport workers rally in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013. Maduro says he’ll present evidence in the...

Guilty plea in Miss Teen USA extortion case

November 12, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Aug. 10, 2013, file photo provided by Miss Universe, Miss California Teen USA 2013 Cassidy Wolf is crowned Miss Teen USA 2013 at Paradise Island, Bahamas. Computer science student Jared james Abrahams, 19, pleaded guilty Tuesday, Nov. 12,...

Cubans heartened by possible reversal of 3-D ban

November 12, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

In this Oct. 28, 2013 photo, a man watches a 3D movie inside a private movie theater in Havana, Cuba. The government may be backing off an unpopular economic crackdown barely a week after it was announced. The issue centers on a ban announced Nov. 2 on the...

Seat belts on commercial buses delayed 45 years

November 12, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – This March 2, 2007 file photo shows a charter bus carrying the Bluffton University baseball team from Ohio after it plunged off a highway ramp early in Atlanta and slammed into the I-75 pavement below. Safety advocates compare the buses to...

Senate votes to advance specialty pharmacy bill

November 12, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Sen. David Vitter, R-La., walks to the Senate at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013. Vitter cast the lone vote in opposition to a bill designed to tighten government oversight of pharmacies that custom-mix prescription drugs, a measure to make...

All day shopping frenzy on Thanksgiving?

November 12, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012, file photo, shoppers stand in line outside a Best Buy department store before the store’s opening at midnight. Thanksgiving is slowly becoming just another shopping day as at least a dozen major retailers...

US stocks fall as earnings disappoint

November 12, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Trader John Liotti, left, and specialist Anthony Rinaldi work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013. Stocks are mostly lower in early trading on Wall Street, led by a decline in utilities stocks. (AP Photo/Richard Drew) NEW YORK...

Gov’t reaches agreement to allow airline merger

November 12, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – This Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013 file photo shows an American Airlines plane and a US Airways plane at parked at Washington’s Ronald Reagan National Airport. On Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013, the Justice Department says it has reached an agreement to...