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First, he has hinted at choosing Florida Governor Charlie Crist as his running mate. Florida likes its Republican Governor, whose own Election Day ads referred to him as a “Ronald Reagan Republican”. Crist hasn’t suffered the backlash brought on by the unpopularity of the current Republican administration.
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The US dollar this week hit a 6 month high against the euro and it might not be done just yet.
CHICAGO (MarketWatch) -- Dan Ahrens has been on a serious losing streak in Las Vegas but since he always bets on the house, he's confident that his luck will soon change.
Ahrens is manager of the Ladenburg Thalmann Gaming and Casino Fund, which is down more than 40% over the past 12 months as investors sell gambling stocks in the wake of an accelerating decline in visitation and gambling revenue in Sin City and elsewhere.
"The selling has been very overdone," Ahrens said. "Gaming revenues are down somewhat in Vegas but it is far from a ghost town.
Everest Poker's parent company GigaMedia's second-quarter results revealed revenues were up 31% on same period last year to US$52.5m, with operating income growing 18% to US$11.9m.
England's largest bookmaker, Ladbrokes, is said to be considering accepting US poker bets in a move sure to rattle the industry.
Mort Saltzman of the Sacramento Bee on Wednesday warned not to get overly worked up about legalized online poker
A sure sign the US economy is in trouble - Starbucks is closing 600 of 11,168 stores and 16 in Las Vegas alone (10 percent of all Starbucks in Sin City).
Starbucks' surge and contraction mirror the Las Vegas economy, said Keith Schwer, director of the Center for Business and Economic Research at the University of Nevada in Las Vegas. ``We've gone from having a better unemployment situation than the national economy to one that is slightly less.''
A new online bank catering to online gambling enthusiasts has opened and offers fast and secure online money transfer services.
Lots of people use PayPal but the online payment solution seems to care little about customer privacy.
The Wall Street Journal reports that UBS will close private-banking operations for U.S. clients:
Virgin Mobile is asking teens to take off their clothes and strip in front of the camera then submit the videos for public airing.
Oh, but it's all in the name of charity.
They asked kids to post videos of themselves stripping to music. In exchange, clothing companies would provide donations of new clothes based on the number of times the videos were viewed. Called "Strip2Clothe," the campaign carries the tagline, "You take off yours, we donate ours."
The online predictions market - Intrade - which is based out of Dublin, Ireland and takes bets from US citizens, today added Wachovia Bank to its growing list of banks with odds of closing.
A recession is brewing. Coffee at more than 600 Starbucks stores will stop being brewed as a result.
24/7 Wall Street has released odds on the next major airline to go out of business. The website has actually posted odds on the next major bankruptcy across various industries with three major airlines: American, United and Northwest, respectively, being listed among the most vulnerable. '
A Florida man was sentenced to 5.5 years prison time for his role in a Bitcoin exchange money laundering scheme as well as the hacking of JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Many businesses have shut down because operators failed to do the proper accounting of the money they thought the company had brought in.