LAS VEGAS (AP) - In a deal that would more than double its size, Pinnacle Entertainment said Friday that it will buy rival Ameristar Casinos for about $869 million, plus take on $1.9 billion of its debt.
Pinnacle owns seven U.S. casinos and a racetrack, and is developing another gaming property.
By MAE ANDERSONAP Retail Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - Will Santa's sleigh be late?
A record number of Americans took to the Web to order holiday gifts after retailers flooded their inboxes with offers of extra discounts, free shipping and easy returns.
By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO and CANDICE CHOIAP Retail Writers
NEW YORK (AP) - Midwesterners aren't the only ones who could get slammed by the storm that's expected to bring heavy snow, winds and rain to the middle of the country over the next couple of days.
By JENNIFER AGIESTAAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - When it comes to the top news stories of 2012, the public and the press generally agreed on the year's most important events, according to nationwide polls conducted by the Pew Research Center and an Associated Press survey of news editors.
By SOPHIA TAREENAssociated Press
CHICAGO (AP) - Former White House chief of staff Bill Daley said Thursday that he's "seriously" considering a run for Illinois governor in 2014, a move that would represent a major Democratic primary challenge to Gov.
By DONNA CASSATAAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The House on Thursday overwhelmingly passed a $633 billion defense bill for next year despite Pentagon complaints that it spares outdated but politically popular weapons at the expense of the military's ability to fight.
The vote was 315-107 and
By ANGELA DELLI SANTIAssociated Press
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Newark Mayor Cory Booker, perhaps New Jersey's highest-profile Democrat, has ruled out a bid for governor next year and is eyeing a run for U.S.