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Agent testifies about raid on gambling operation

The FBI had to move up a raid on an international gambling operation at Caesars Palace in July because word had slipped out about the investigation, a state gaming agent testified Wednesday.

SEC filing: Perini to receive approximately $189.5 million on lien claims

Tutor Perini Corp., the general contractor behind CityCenter and a party in a massive construction defect case involving the development’s Harmon Hotel, said Wednesday it would receive “total net settlement proceeds” of approximately $189.5 million on its lien claims.

New York awards three casino licenses; Caesars rejected

NEW YORK — New York state approved three casino developments worth $1.4 billion on Wednesday that promise to add more than 5,000 jobs to the sluggish upstate economy and generate around $300 million in tax revenues for state coffers, but a proposal by Las Vegas-based Caesars Entertainment did not make the cut.

Las Vegas Council approves soccer stadium subsidy

The Las Vegas City Council voted 4-3 to approve a stadium subsidy deal with a development partner seeking to bring a Major League Soccer team to play at the $200 million stadium.

Nevada Power moving toward ending reliance coal by ‘19

A long-term plan that will allow Nevada Power to permanently end its reliance on coal-generated electricity by 2019 was approved Wednesday by the Nevada Public Utilities Commission and will be accepted by the utility, NV Energy President and CEO Paul Caudill said.

New York company signs lease for major industrial building

A New York-based company, in a sign of a growing demand for space and strengthening of the economy, has signed a lease for the largest speculative industrial building constructed in Southern Nevada since the Great Recession.

Federal consumer bureau sues Sprint over ‘cramming’

The U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Wednesday filed a lawsuit against Sprint Corp. over unauthorized charges on customers’ cellphone bills, a practice known as cramming, in the agency’s first foray into mobile payments.

5 Christmas scams to avoid this year

As technology advances and criminals get more creative with identity theft practices, new waves of holiday scams are cropping up that can compromise the good cheer of the season.

Crumbled buildings, cannons symbolize current status of Macau

In Macau, there are spectacular images of the city’s downtown Peninsula skyline from the Ruins of St. Paul. Above the church site is Mount Fortress, built by Jesuits to protect the Portuguese colony. The crumbled buildings and cannons serve as a metaphor for the current state of the Chinese gaming enclave.

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