A lawmaker accused of using his political influence to benefit an illegal gambling ring pleaded guilty Tuesday to two misdemeanor charges.
Business & Financial
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. '
With more than 632,000 followers, the Dublin-based betting firm appears to have violated Twitter provisions.