HONOLULU (AP) — Gov. David Ige on Monday asked residents to be ready for more tough times ahead as the state grapples with a large budget shortfall caused by a coronavirus pandemic that's pummeled the tourism industry, but said improved tax revenue forecasts mean he’s not currently seeking broad-based tax increases.
NEW YORK (AP) — A head-scratching David and Goliath story is playing out on Wall Street over the stock price of a money-losing video game retailer.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly on Monday proposed moving the state's tourism division into the Department of Commerce, in an effort to boost an economy that has suffered a downturn due to the coronavirus pandemic.
CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline jumped 10 cents a gallon over the past two weeks to $2.45.
CHICAGO (AP) — Restaurants and certain bars across Chicago and suburban Cook County opened their doors to customers Saturday for the first tim…
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Democratic state lawmaker criticized Pennsylvania’s vaccine rollout as muddled on Friday — saying other states are doing a much better job at distribution and communication — while unions representing police and prison guards expressed outrage at having been shoved farther back in line for COVID-19 shots.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Online sports betting and casino games will start in Michigan at noon Friday, an expansion of options for gamblers who now wager through offshore sites.
NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump is returning to a family business ravaged by pandemic shutdowns and restrictions, with revenue plunging more than 40% at his Doral golf property, his Washington hotel and both his Scottish resorts over the past year.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Businesses that want to operate fantasy sports betting in the 47 Louisiana parishes that approved it two years ago can start applying in February, under action by the state gambling board Thursday.
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A bill to expand sports gambling in Washington state beyond Indian casinos and into privately-owned card rooms has been introduced in the state Legislature for the second consecutive year.
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka reopened to foreign tourists on Thursday after a nearly 10-month pandemic closure that cut deeply into the Indian Ocean island nation's lucrative travel industry.
HONOLULU (AP) — Kauai ended a tourism shutdown earlier this month by allowing interisland travelers to return to the island, but the impact of the coronavirus on the economy is having devastating consequences.
NEW YORK (AP) — The founder and CEO of MyPillow, who amplified President Donald Trump's claims of election fraud, said a backlash against his company has begun after a mob stormed the U.S. Capitol this month.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Beset by state-ordered closures during the pandemic, casinos and other gambling operators in Pennsylvania reported a drop in 2020's revenues of more than one-fifth the previous year, even as their take from online gambling and sports betting skyrocketed.
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The economic consequences of the coronavirus pandemic have hit Nevada particularly hard, complicating budget planning in a state that levies no state income tax on residents and relies on tourism and hospitality industry revenue.
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — With coronavirus restrictions forcing bars and restaurants to seat customers outside in the dead of winter, many are scrambling to nab erratic supplies of propane that fuel space heaters they’re relying on more than ever to keep people comfortable in the cold.
DANVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Officials in an eastern Illinois city are still hopeful their community can land a casino, despite delays in the state's…
CHICAGO (AP) — The spread of COVID-19 has slowed enough to ease restrictions in three Illinois regions but in other areas, including Chicago, …
NEW YORK (AP) — Americans cut back on spending in December for the third-straight month as a surge in virus cases kept people away from stores during the critical holiday shopping season.
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. retail sales fell 0.7% in December as shoppers kept away from stores as virus cases rose.
As vaccinations continue across the U.S., some companies are offering financial incentives to encourage their workers to get the shots.
FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey horse racing track is making its move to catch up with the pack in the state's hot sports betting market.
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