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A founder who sold his startup for $200 million paid for all 160 employees to party with him in Vegas — 'On a scale of 1 to OMFG, it was probably a 10'.

BustleIf you're in your twenties, and you sell your company for more than $200 million, what do you do to celebrate? For the three cofounders of Bleacher Report, the answer was a trip to Las Vegas. But they didn't just buy their own way. They also paid for all of their 160 employees to join them in Vegas. In an ...

- Business Insider - US

Pence: Administration backs Israel abroad, business at home.

LAS VEGAS — Vice President Mike Pence is assuring the Republican Jewish Coalition that he and President Donald Trump will work tirelessly on foreign and domestic issues important to the group, such as enacting business-friendly policies at home and…

- Billings Gazette - US

RJC names former senator, Norm Coleman, as chairman.

LAS VEGAS , The Republican Jewish Coalition replaced its longtime chairman, David Flaum, with Norm Coleman, the former U.S. senator for Minnesota. The RJC board voted Coleman in on Friday during its annual leadership meeting in Las Vegas. Statements by both men in the RJC release noted Republican successes during the ten ...

- JTA - US

Pence pledges Trump will keep Iran from going nuclear, walks back Jerusalem promise.

LAS VEGAS , Vice President Mike Pence pledged to Jewish Republicans that the Trump administration would never allow' Iran to develop a nuclear weapon, but walked back President Donald Trump's promise to move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem. We told the ayatollahs of Iran they should check the calendar, there's a new president ...

- JTA - US

Five minutes with the Caitlyn Shipley, owner of Charm City Helicopters.

Caitlyn Shipley found her calling at age 20 in the cockpit of a helicopter.While visiting a friend who worked at a tour company in Las Vegas, she met a pilot who offered to take her up. "I fell in love with it immediately," she said. "I had never experienced that kind of freedom before in my entire...

- Baltimoresun.com - US

Decades later, Nevada Legislature tries for a do-over to ratify Equal Rights Amendment.

Nevada state Sen. Pat Spearman knew her resolution was 35 years late. But that wasn't the point. The resolution called on Nevada to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment, which came close to becoming part of the U.S. Constitution, but never did because fewer than three-quarters of the states ratified...

- Los Angeles Times - US

Pence: Administration backs Israel abroad, business at home.

LAS VEGAS " Vice President Mike Pence is assuring the Republican Jewish Coalition that he and President Donald Trump will work tirelessly on foreign and domestic issues important to the group, such as enacting business-friendly...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Pence tells Jewish group world will know US supports Israel.

LAS VEGAS — Vice President Mike Pence assured the Republican Jewish Coalition that he and President Donald Trump will work tirelessly on...

- Townhall.com - US

Actress Claims Conservative Site Stole Her Photo to Create 'Fake News' Persona.

If 2016 was the year of “fake news,” then 2017 is going to be a year of “fake news” litigation. Laura Hunter, a model and commercial actress, filed suit this week in Las Vegas, accusing a conservative site of stealing her name and image to create a fake online persona. Hunter lives in Seattle and...

- Variety - US

The DeanBeat: Should you bring up Trump's travel ban politics at a video game award event?.

Video games are a great form of escapism. And the game industry celebrated them last night at the DICE Awards, the equivalent of the Oscars of gaming, and the DICE Summit 2017 conference this week in Las Vegas. Amid the celebratory fun, I noticed something was missing. The show normally confronts issues head on, ...

- VentureBeat - US

Despite Possible Crackdown, Nevada Will Allow Recreational Pot Sales In July.

Yesterday, White House spokesman Sean Spicer said that he expects the Justice Department to ramp up its efforts against non-medical marijuana. In spite of that statement, Nevada says it still plans to allow recreational pot sales to begin this summer. In November, 54% of Nevada voters said yes to a measure that legalizes ...

- The Consumerist - US

This self-driving semi company wants to make truckers' jobs easier

If a new startup has its way, highways might soon be filled self-driving semi trucksEmbark, which emerged from stealth mode to launch publicly Friday, is the latest autonomous long haul solution to hit the road. The company claims its semi trucks will be able to self-navigate freeway routes from exit to exit without any ...

- Mashable! - US

Billionaire Adelson Reaps Benefits From Big Republican Donations

Investing in politics is finally paying off for billionaire casino owner Sheldon Adelson.The dividends will be displayed this weekend as some of the nation's top fundraisers assemble at his Venetian hotel in Las Vegas for the annual meeting of his signature political...

- Newsmax - US

Nevada plans July pot sales despite warning of US crackdown

CARSON CITY, Nev. — Nevada still plans to launch recreational marijuana sales in July despite warnings this week of a federal crackdown by...

- Townhall.com - US

A pugnacious take on markets

Book review: A Man For All Markets: Beating The Odds, From Las Vegas To Wall StreetA Man For All Markets is an entertaining read for those who want to beat the markets, says Matthew Partridge. The post A pugnacious take on markets was first published on MoneyWeek.

- MoneyWeek - UK

Trump administration sets sights on state recreational marijuana laws

Thus far into his presidency, President Trump has largely ignored the legalization of recreational marijuana. I do believe you'll see greater enforcement of it,' said Mr. Spicer. Eight states – Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, Alaska, Colorado, Massachusetts, and Maine – and Washington, D.C. have legalized both ...

- Yahoo! News - US

'Do not go into media if you do not have very thick skin': Founder of Bustle and Bleacher Report explains how he built 2 companies worth hundreds of millions by age 33

Sarah Jacobs Bryan Goldberg, 33, is the founder of Bustle, a digital-media startup with 55 million monthly readers that covers everything from politics to "The Bachelor." Its latest valuation puts it on par with Goldberg's last startup, Bleacher Report, which sold for about $200 million to Turner Broadcasting. In his ...

- Business Insider - US

Embark's self-driving truck is ready to assist human drivers

Self-driving trucking startup Embark is revealing its tech for the first time, showing off a competitor for Uber's Otto that uses neural networks and deep learning to teach trucks how to drive themselves through their own processes of practice and trial and error. Embark's trucks are also approved to test on Nevada roads, ...

- TechCrunch - US

Audit: Nevada education reforms promising, need more data

- Education Week - US

MGM Resorts may invest $10 billion in Japan, says CEO

James Murren, visiting chairman and chief executive officer of major U.S. casino operator MGM Resorts International, says his company may consider investing $10 billion in integrated resort operations in Japan. Japan's integrated resort market could be “much bigger than Las Vegas,” Murren said on Thursday. ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Turns Out You Can't Confirm Someone Who Wants to Destroy the EPA Without Angry Voters Showing Up

On Wednesday, two GOP lawmakers from Nevada faced angry voters who complained about Trump, the GOP agenda, and Sen. Dean Heller's vote to confirm Scott Pruitt to lead the Environmental Protection Agency. Reno Gazette-Journal caught the Chamber of Commerce luncheon on video, which captures an interesting exchange about ...

- Mother Jones - US

Try a famous Chinese chicken dish in a Las Vegas strip mall

Food lovers can expand their worldview with this Southeast Asian specialty in Sin City.        

- USA TODAY - US

Big casinos set their sights on Georgia

The effort to legalize casino gambling in Georgia comes as The world's largest casino corporations have set their sights' on the state, The Wall Street Journal reports, hoping state legislators will consider opening up one of the nation's last untapped regional markets to full-service gambling.' Seven corporations including ...

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

Oscar Ayodi, Frank Wanyama make Kenya 7s squad for Las Vegas and Vancouver

The team leaves for Las Vegas on Saturday.

- Daily Nation - KE

Oscar Ayodi, Frank Wanyama make Kenya 7s squad for Las Vegas and Sydney

The team leaves for Las Vegas on Saturday.

- Daily Nation - KE

Will the Juice Be Let Loose? Nevada Parole Board to Decide

O.J. Simpson, once affectionately known as 'Juice' by friends and former-fans worldwide, could soon be a free man. O.J. was convicted nearly a decade ago in a sports memorabilia heist in Las Vegas, where he, along with others, were arrested for the armed robbery of a sports memorabilia dealer.......

- FindLaw - US

No evidence that Utah teen was abducted by sex traffickers in Las Vegas

Missing Utah teenager Sarah Dunsey was not kidnapped and there is no evidence any crime has occurred in Las Vegas, police have disclosed to DailyMail.com. The 17-year-old is said to have left the MGM Grand hotel with two men willingly...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Man held after gunshot in Vegas fight rapper, hip hop group

LAS VEGAS " A Florida man is facing felony charges after police say a shot was fired during a fight between the three-member hip hop music group Migos and rapper Sean Kingston outside a Las Vegas Strip conference venue.Police...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Florida man facing felony charges after shot reportedly fired during fight between Migos and Sean Kingston

AP Photo / Tami ChappellLAS VEGAS — A Florida man is facing felony charges after police say a shot was fired during a fight between the three-member hip hop music group Migos and rapper Sean Kingston outside a Las Vegas Strip conference venue. Police Officer Danny Cordero says the shot was fired in the air, and no one ...

- Business Insider - US

Tesla is considering building up to 5 Gigafactories

YouTube/Above RenoTesla is considering building up to five Gigafactories, the company said in its fourth-quarter earnings report on Wednesday. Tesla is currently building Gigafactory 1 in Sparks, Nevada that is slated to operate in full capacity in 2018. The Gigafactory is Tesla's massive battery cell production facility. ...

- Business Insider - US

Here's how many games Vegas thinks your favorite MLB team will win this season

The Chicago Cubs are once again the favorite to be the best team during Major League Baseball's regular season, according to the Westgate Las Vegas Superbook . With spring training now under way, the Cubs have an over/under win total of 95.5, three games better than their over/under win total prior to the 2016 season, and ...

- Business Insider - US

Two school teachers who stopped working after 8 years with $1 million in the bank reveal how they stayed motivated to save

Joe and Ali OlsonJoe and Ali Olson are living their dream. After just eight years in the workforce, the couple, each in their early 30s, were able to retire from their jobs as public school teachers in August 2015 and begin traveling the world — now with their 1-year-old daughter, Annabelle, in tow. By living frugally and ...

- Business Insider - US

Business › Las Vegas Sands CEO says Japan casino resort could cost up to $10 billion

A resort hosting casinos in Japan could cost up to $10 billion to build, Las Vegas Sands Corp's chief said, as the casino operator looks to win operating rights in what is widely expected to become the world's second-biggest casino market. "It would be at least what we paid in…

- Japan Today - JP

DICE Awards turn 20: How gaming's Academy Awards have grown

Anniversaries have a way of creeping up on us. The game academy's annual DICE Awards event is now in its 20th year, while the DICE Summit event is in its 17th. I've been to all of the summits, which gather the elite of the game industry in Las Vegas every year. I'll be going to

- VentureBeat - US

Nevada considers fracking ban

Nevada could become the third state in the nation to ban hydraulic fracturing.         

- USA TODAY - US

Dick Cheney will intro Pence at Republican Jewish Coalition event

Former Vice President Dick Cheney is slated introduce the current vice president, Mike Pence, at the Republican Jewish Coalition's meeting in Las Vegas this week. The two are scheduled to speak on Friday evening. An RJC spokesman, Fred Brown, confirmed the plans. The annual gathering, which begins on Thursday evening and ...

- POLITICO - US

Soulja Boy says boxing match with Chris Brown is off

LAS VEGAS — It looks like the highly anticipated boxing showdown between singer Chris Brown and rapper Soulja Boy could be off.Both hip-hop...

- Townhall.com - US

Soulja Boy claims Chris Brown has pulled out of their celebrity fight

The rapper claims that Chris Brown has pulled out of their celebrity boxing match in Las Vegas.

- BBC - UK

Xiaomi courts U.S. interest while flirting with expansion

In a nearly 5,000 square-foot ballroom at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada on a Thursday morning in early January, Xiang Wang walked onto the stage to represent a young company that had been in the limelight for the past six years: Xiaomi. As vice president for global business and intellectual property strategy, ...

- VentureBeat - US

State Police officials under fire for expensive road trip

Thousands of dollars in overtime was paid to Louisiana State Police officials to drive across the country and stay at a Las Vegas resort and casino and the Grand Canyon on their way to a law enforcement conference in California, records show.

- Times-Picayune - US

Utah teen allegedly abducted by sex traffickers in Las Vegas is found

A 17-year-old Utah girl missing for more than a month and believed to have been kidnapped into sex slavery has been found and returned home. A day earlier her mother made an emotional plea to get her daughter back. Two men who...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

A nutritionist explains why all sugar is the same

Andy Bellatti is a registered nutritionist based in Las Vegas. He explains why all sugar is the same regardless of whether it comes in the form of brown sugar, honey, agave or regular white sugar. Follow BI Video: On Twitter

- Business Insider - US

Las Vegas aims to attract tourists from India

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority would like to bring in more people who come to visit friends and relatives from India who have settled in the USA.

- eTurboNews - US

Study finds underage, fearful women in Vegas sex trafficking

A yearlong academic study of sex trafficking in Las Vegas is providing a glimpse into a shadowy world beneath the neon glow where underage girls, threatened by pimps, solicit for … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

Study finds underage, fearful women in Vegas sex trafficking

LAS VEGAS — A yearlong academic study of sex trafficking in Las Vegas is providing a glimpse into a shadowy world beneath the neon glow where...

- Townhall.com - US

Study finds underage, fearful women in Vegas sex trafficking

LAS VEGAS " A yearlong academic study of sex trafficking in Las Vegas is providing a glimpse into a shadowy world beneath the neon glow where underage girls, threatened by pimps, solicit for business in casinos, on streets and...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Chaffetz Calls for Wider Probe of US Agent Key in Standoff

U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz of Utah has called for a wider probe of a federal Bureau of Land Management agent who played a key role in the standoff with Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy before coming under investigation for his activities at Burning Man.

- Newsmax - US

Welcome To Happy Hour: There's Now A Champagne Vending Machine

You can get just about anything from a vending machine nowadays: Snapchat glasses, meat, used cars, shoes, the list goes on. But if you find yourself in need of a libation for a celebration, you're out of luck — unless you're in Las Vegas, home to the country's first Champagne vending machine.  Travel & Leisure reports ...

- The Consumerist - US

Reuters Video: Cher and Las Vegas have got each other again, babe

The legendary singer opens a new show on the city's famed strip. Alicia Powell reports. — Reuters

- The Malay Mail - MY

Singer Cher and Las Vegas are back together again

LAS VEGAS, Feb 18 — The legendary singer opened a new residency show in Sin City on February 8. Titled Classic Cher,' the concert at the Monte Carlo's Park Theater, features some of her greatest hits like If I Could Turn Back Time and...

- The Malay Mail - MY

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