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Australia’s Star Entertainment keen to operate Sydney casino ‘under supervision’
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Australia’s Star Entertainment keen to operate Sydney casino ‘under supervision’

Visitors to Sydney's Star Casino play electronic slot machines, February 15, 2016. REUTERS/Jason Reed/File PhotoRegister now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.comRegisterSept 27 (Reuters) - Star Entertainment Group (SGR.AX) on Tuesday accepted the findings of an inquiry that stated the casino operator unfit to hold a licence in Sydney, but said it should be permitted to continue operating under "strict supervision".The country's second-biggest casino operator said in a statement that it has developed a remediation plan, outlining actions to address "root-cause failings" mentioned in the inquiry report released earlier this month.Australia's casino sector has faced intense scrutiny over the last three years after Star's larger rival Crown Resorts was found unfit to hold gambling lice...
Amazon may have to tweak proposals for ending business practices probes, EU’s Vestager says
Business

Amazon may have to tweak proposals for ending business practices probes, EU’s Vestager says

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.comRegisterBRUSSELS, Sept 16 (Reuters) - Amazon (AMZN.O) may have to tweak its proposals to end two investigations into its business practices, EU antitrust chief Margrethe Vestager said on Friday following feedback from third parties on the issue.In July the U.S. online retailer said it would set up a data silo, preventing its retail arm from using data from its marketplace to make competing private label products. read more It will also end preferential treatment for itself and treat sellers equally when ranking their offers for the "buy box" on its website that generates the bulk of its sales.Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.comRegisterVestager had given third parties until Sept. 9 to provide feedback before deciding...
Desktop Metal to unveil 3D-printed sheet metal technology for cars, planes
Technology

Desktop Metal to unveil 3D-printed sheet metal technology for cars, planes

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.comRegisterSept 7 (Reuters) - U.S.-based 3D printer maker Desktop Metal Inc (DM.N) plans to unveil as early as on Wednesday a new technology that will dramatically simplify the industrial sheet metal production process, Chief Executive Officer Ric Fulop told Reuters.The technology Figur G15 is capable of shaping standard sheet metal on demand directly from a digital design file, eliminating the need of stamping tools, molds, dies, or presses and thus reducing costs and production lead time, Fulop added."This is a $300 billion market currently with no digital solutions," he said, adding Figur G15 is due to be introduced at a trade show in Chicago on Wednesday.Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.comRegisterThe Massachusetts-b...
CVS in advanced talks to buy Signify Health for about $8 bln – WSJ
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CVS in advanced talks to buy Signify Health for about $8 bln – WSJ

CVS Health logo is seen displayed in this illustration taken, May 3, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.comRegisterSept 2 (Reuters) - CVS Health Corp (CVS.N) is in advanced talks to buy home-healthcare company Signify Health Inc (SGFY.N) for about $8 billion, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday, citing people familiar with the matter.CVS appears to have beaten competition including Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) and UnitedHealth (UNH.N), who had also been circling Signify for a deal, according to the report. (https://on.wsj.com/3CVi2h1)UnitedHealth never submitted an official bid, WSJ said.Signify has been exploring strategic alternatives since earlier this summer, but there is still no guarantee that CVS will reach a deal, the report...
Baidu revenue contracts but beats estimates on cloud business growth
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Baidu revenue contracts but beats estimates on cloud business growth

Men interact with a Baidu AI robot near the company logo at its headquarters in Beijing, China April 23, 2021. REUTERS/Florence Lo/File PhotoRegister now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.comRegisterAug 30 (Reuters) - China's search engine giant Baidu Inc (9888.HK) beat quarterly revenue estimates on Tuesday, underpinned by growth in its cloud business, even as it reported its first year-on-year quarterly revenue contraction in two years.Total revenue shrank by 5% to 29.65 billion yuan ($4.43 billion) in the second quarter, compared with analysts' average estimate of 29.30 billion yuan, according to Refinitiv data.U.S.-listed shares of the company rose 3.2% in premarket trading.Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.comRegisterEven as Baidu's core advertising sales continu...
Trump signals he will testify in New York probe into business practices
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Trump signals he will testify in New York probe into business practices

Former U.S. President Donald Trump arrives at Trump Tower the day after FBI agents raided his Mar-a-Lago Palm Beach home, in New York City, U.S., August 9, 2022. REUTERS/David 'Dee' DelgadoRegister now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.comRegisterAug 9 (Reuters) - Former U.S. President Donald Trump indicated he would testify on Wednesday in a New York investigation by the state's attorney general into his family's business practices, with the possible testimony coming amid a flurry of legal woes for him.New York State Attorney General Letitia James is conducting a civil investigation examining whether the Trump Organization inflated real estate values. Trump and two of his adult children, Donald Trump Jr. and Ivanka Trump, have agreed to testify.Trump has denied wrongdoing and called...
AMC Entertainment beats quarterly revenue estimates, announces dividend
Entertainment

AMC Entertainment beats quarterly revenue estimates, announces dividend

An AMC theatre is pictured amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, U.S., January 27, 2021. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri/File PhotoRegister now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.comRegisterAug 4 (Reuters) - AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc (AMC.N) reported second-quarter revenue marginally ahead of Wall Street estimates on Thursday, as big-ticket films such as "Top Gun: Maverick" drew crowds to movie halls, driving a surge in box-office collections at the world's largest theater chain.AMC also announced a special dividend in the form of preferred stock, to paid on Aug. 19. The company will issue one preferred equity unit for each of the 516.8 million class A common stock.With COVID receding, consumers are increasingly returning to o...
Australia’s Star Entertainment flags lower revenue on COVID, regulatory costs
Entertainment

Australia’s Star Entertainment flags lower revenue on COVID, regulatory costs

A tourist poses for pictures at the main sign of The Star Casino, owned by Echo Entertainment, at Pyrmont Bay in Sydney July 4, 2013. REUTERS/Daniel Munoz (AUSTRALIA - Tags: BUSINESS)Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.comRegisterJuly 29 (Reuters) - Australia's Star Entertainment Group Ltd (SGR.AX) said on Friday its annual revenue would dip from year-ago levels, pulled down by long spells of operating restrictions, pandemic-led border closures and high regulatory costs.The country's no.2 casino operator expects a normalized revenue of A$1.53 billion ($1.07 billion) for fiscal 2022, compared with A$1.55 billion last year.The company further cautioned that total costs for its mega-project Queen's Wharf Brisbane are expected to shoot about 10% higher from previous outlook of...