Merger talks between Barrick Gold Corp, Newmont Mining Corp. stall, but interest remains high

Talks between Barrick Gold Corp and Newmont Mining Corp about a potential merger have snagged, but sources close to the situation say the companies remain keen to reach a deal and discussions are likely to resume. Analysts and some investors have long thought a deal, particularly involving their major operations in Nevada, was logical from a cost-cutting perspective.

IGT earnings tumble 66 percent

Slot machine manufacturer International Game Technology, which has corporate headquarters in both Las Vegas and Reno, said Tuesday earnings dropped 66 percent during the second quarter.

Confirmed Oregon stalker fatally shot by police

Authorities say Kelly Swoboda, a 49-year-old man fatally shot by a Portland officer last month, had been stalking young women in a van that he converted into a “moveable dungeon” with chains and handcuffs after one of his victims managed to escape from it in January.

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LEFTOVERS: NBC adds sequins to Derby day

The Kentucky Derby is just 11 days away and NBC, which is televising the first leg of thoroughbred horse racing’s Triple Crown, has beefed up its coverage by bringing in figure skating champions Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski.


‘Daily Show’ host Stewart takes shots at Bundy

“The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” was on a break last week when Cliven Bundy and the BLM were doing their dance in Bunkerville. But fear not, snark fans. Stewart returned on Monday night and wasted no time giving his take on America’s most famous rancher and the militia men who have his back.