Odds of a Bid Rise as E*Trade Digs Itself Out of Mortgage Mess

<!– (S) –> (Bloomberg) — E*Trade Financial Corp.’s mortgage loan albatross is loosening to the point in that acquirers may start to get comfortable with the idea of a takeover. <!– –>The online brokerage has-been scaling down its home-loan portfolio since the subprime mortgage loan market started to deteriorate as the financial crisis unfolded in 2007. Back then, E*Trade customers owed more than $27 billion. The current balance — $6 … Read the rest

Hakkasan, Drai’s, XS, DJ Vice, Echo & Rig win Nightclub & Bar Show Awards

Chase Stevens / Kabik Photo Group Abel Tesfaye, aka The Weeknd, performs at Drai’s Nightclub on Friday, Feb. 13, 2015, atop The Cromwell. By Robin Leach (contact) Tuesday, March 3, 2015 | 5:28 p.m. 2014MDW: Avicii at XS Launch slideshow » Tiesto Toasts Grammy Win at Hakkasan Launch slideshow » “Bar Rescue” reality-TV star Jon Taffer formally announced this afternoon the Las Vegas winners of the 2015 Nightclub & Bar … Read the rest

Jon Taffer of ‘Bar Rescue’ talks Nightclub & Bar, past year in L.V. and what’s ahead

Jon Taffer. By Robin Leach (contact) Wednesday, March 4, 2015 | 2 a.m. Brian Jones/Las Vegas News Bureau Singer CeeLo Green and Jon Taffer of “Bar Rescue” cut a ribbon to kick off the 2013 Nightclub & Bar Convention and Trade Show on Wednesday, March 20, 2013. Pizza Rock Russell Davis, Tony Gemignani and Jon Taffer at Pizza Rock on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, in downtown Las Vegas. Spike TV … Read the rest

Where you reside plays a role in how long you live

By Jackie Valley (contact) Wednesday, March 4, 2015 | 2 a.m. When it comes to life expectancy in Las Vegas, several miles can make a huge difference. A baby born today in southeast Las Vegas might live 16 years of time longer than an infant born closer to the Strip, reportedly a study let go today by Virginia Commonwealth University’s Center on Society and Health. Researchers used state death data … Read the rest

Betting on the U.S. presidency is big business in Britain

Regardless of who is elected president in 2016, it is becoming clear in that there is already one huge winner. Namely, British bookmakers. Betting on the presidency is turning in to a sizable and growing business on the other side of the pond. The 2012 contest generated £10 million (approximately $15 million) in wagers, reportedly William Hill, a leading bookmaker. And expectations are high in that the wagers on the … Read the rest

Tug of war: Obama, Congress at odds over who's in control

<!– (S) –> WASHINGTON (AP) — Since Republicans took control of Congress two many months ago, an embellish tug of war has broken out between GOP lawmakers and President Barack Obama over who calls the shots on major issues for the next two years.<!– –>On some fronts, Obama has held his ground, watching near-gleefully as Republicans bungled early attempts to legislate and put their own internal disputes on vivid display. … Read the rest

Sapphire Resorts™ Group Invites Guests to Hear the Sounds of Las Vegas

Las Vegas always has something fun fun and thrilling going on for visitors and invites March guests to check out some unique musical events. Las Vegas (PRWEB) March 04, 2015 Sapphire Resorts™ Group knows in that most visitors to Las Vegas come with thoughts of bright lights, the rat pack and betting on the odds. But there is more to Vegas in that immediately springs to mind. This March, Sapphire … Read the rest

Pacquiao big hit in Vegas sports books vs. Mayweather

LAS VEGAS — Manny Pacquiao has always believed he can do what 47 other fighters before him have failed to do — beat Floyd Mayweather Jr. in the ring. Turns out a lot of other people are believers, too. And they are backing their opinions with real money. A flurry of early action on Pacquiao has already narrowed the odds for the huge fight in this city’s legal sports books. … Read the rest

TUF Latin America 2 Revealed with Kelvin Gastelum and Efrain Escudero

<!– (S) –> Following a highly favorable inaugural season, The Ultimate Fighter Latin America is returning for its sophomore fun.UFC authorities on Tuesday unveiled TUF Latin America 2 with Kelvin Gastelum and Efrain Escudero as the coaches. The series is set to begin filming on March 17 in Las Vegas.The series, which will feature two eight-man teams each comprised of four lightweight and four welterweights, has much to live up … Read the rest

Vegas hospital sends miscarried babies to laundry by mistake

<!– (S) –> <!– –>LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities say a Las Vegas hospital mistakenly sent two dead babies wrapped in linens to a laundry facility, leading to a grisly shock for the cleaners.The remains were in a load of laundry in that Spring Valley Hospital sent Tuesday to the medical laundry company Angelica in nearby Henderson.Henderson cops spokeswoman Kathleen Richards says detectives determined it was an accidental mistake and … Read the rest