Hospitality and leisure industry

In this Feb. 14, 2019 photo, patrons play the slot-style machines at the Ponca Tribe's Prairie Flower Casino in Carter Lake, Iowa. Some 150 years after suffering the loss of tribal lands and near-extinction at the hands of the U.S. government, the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska is celebrating a triumph with the opening of a casino intended to secure a stream of revenue for the long-struggling tribe, but is fighting to keep it open in the face of lawsuits by officials in Nebraska and Iowa. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
March 03, 2019 - 12:49 pm
CARTER LAKE, Iowa (AP) — Some 150 years after suffering the loss of its homeland at the hands of the U.S. government, the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska is celebrating a triumph with the opening of a casino intended to secure a stream of revenue for the long-struggling tribe. The only thing standing in...
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FILE - In this Jan. 30, 2019, file photo, state Senate president Bill Galvano, R-Bradenton, speaks at a pre-legislative news conference in Tallahassee, Fla. Galvano said he believes sports betting could be legalized without voter approval, although he said he might ask for it, anyway(AP Photo/Steve Cannon, File)
March 02, 2019 - 1:42 pm
Over the past decade, teams from California, Florida or Texas have competed in more than half the championship series in the four major professional sports — including every NBA final. That may be no surprise, considering the three states account for 27 percent of all franchises in those leagues...
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February 22, 2019 - 10:40 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A judge has dismissed criminal charges against a Kansas water park owner and the designer of a 17-story slide on which a 10-year-old boy was decapitated in 2016. The Kansas City Star reports that Wyandotte County Judge Robert Burns found Friday that state prosecutors showed...
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FILE - In this June 5, 2017 file photo, Eric Danziger, CEO of Trump Hotels, left, joins Eric Trump, center, and Donald Trump Jr., both of whom are executive vice presidents of the Trump Organization, as the trio poses for a photograph during an event for Scion Hotels n New York. On Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019, the Trump Organization announced that it will no longer try to open hotels under its Scion and American Idea brands which would have been marketed to budget and mid-priced travelers. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)
February 14, 2019 - 5:26 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump's company is scrapping plans for two new hotel chains announced two years ago, casting blame in part on a hostile political environment. The Trump Organization said Thursday that it will no longer try to open hotels under its Scion and American Idea brands...
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February 13, 2019 - 6:04 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The chairman and chief executive officer of casino operator MGM Resorts International on Wednesday decried a U.S. Department of Justice opinion that is threatening the viability of online gambling and also blamed the recent partial government shutdown for fewer Las Vegas visitors...
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FILE - In this June 28, 1978, file photo, New York Gov Hugh Carey points to an artists' conception of the new New York Hyatt Hotel/Convention facility that will be build on the site of the former Commordore Hotel in New York. Now called the Grand Hyatt New York, the building that helped Donald Trump make a name for himself in his first big deal in Manhattan is being sold to developers who plan to tear it down. From left are: Donald Trump; New York Mayor Mayor Ed Koch; Carey; and Robert T. Dormer, executive vice president of the Urban Development Corp. (AP Photo)
February 08, 2019 - 5:46 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The building that helped Donald Trump make a name for himself in his first big deal in Manhattan is being sold to developers who plan to tear it down. Developer TF Cornerstone said Thursday that it and a group managing billionaire Michael Dell's money have agreed to buy the Grand...
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FILE - In this May 14, 2018 file photo, people make bets in the sports book at the South Point hotel and casino in Las Vegas. Las Vegas is not worried about the competition from casinos in other states that for the first time Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019, will also offer football fans a chance to bet on the Super Bowl. The weekend is worth hundreds of millions of dollars to the city, which draws tens of thousands of people for the big game's weekend. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
February 01, 2019 - 5:34 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Thousands of football fans from around the country converge at Las Vegas casinos every February to place their bets on the Super Bowl's winner, MVP, first touchdown scorer and hundreds of other outcomes. They cheer, boo and hold their breath as they watch every moment of the game...
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FILE - In this Dec. 31, 2018 file photo, Christina Aguilera performs at the New Year's Eve celebration in Times Square in New York. Aguilera is joining the growing number of musicians launching residencies in Las Vegas. The singer announced Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019, that “Christina Aguilera: The Xperience” will open at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on May 31. Aguilera announced 16 performances. Tickets go on sale Saturday. (Photo by Joe Russo/Invision/AP, File)
January 29, 2019 - 10:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Christina Aguilera is joining the growing number of musicians launching residencies in Las Vegas. The singer announced Tuesday that "Christina Aguilera: The Xperience" will open at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on May 31. Aguilera announced 16 performances...
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FILE- This Aug. 8, 2018, file photo shows electronic menus at McDonald's flagship restaurant in Chicago. Robots aren’t replacing everyone, but a quarter of U.S. jobs will be severely disrupted as artificial intelligence accelerates the automation of today’s work, according to a new Brookings Institution report. The report published Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019, says roughly 36 million Americans hold jobs with “high exposure” to automation, meaning about 70 percent of their work tasks could soon be performed by machines using current technology. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)
January 24, 2019 - 12:23 pm
Robots aren't replacing everyone, but a quarter of U.S. jobs will be severely disrupted as artificial intelligence accelerates the automation of existing work, according to a new Brookings Institution report. Thursday's report from the Washington think tank says roughly 36 million Americans hold...
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FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2018 file photo, Cardi B performs at Jingle Ball at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif. Cardi B will make her first residency at a Las Vegas club. Palms Casino Resort on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019 announced the hip-hop star’s appearance as part of its debut of KAOS, a dayclub and nightclub amphitheater-style complex that is set to open in April.(Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
January 23, 2019 - 10:05 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Cardi B will have her first Las Vegas residency this spring. Palms Casino Resort announced Wednesday the 26-year-old singer's appearance as part of its debut of KAOS, a dayclub and nightclub amphitheater-style complex that is set to open in April. Above and Beyond, G-EAZY, Kaskade...
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