Las Vegas Sands Corp.’s Chinese unit is increasing scrutiny of Macau junket operators in a move that may lead to a shakeout among the middlemen who account for two- thirds of the betting in the world’s largest casino hub, a person familiar with the matter said.
Republican activist Jim Righeimer fought unions for two decades before getting elected in November to the City Council in Costa Mesa , the Southern California city that’s home to the second-largest shopping mall in the U.S.
Seritage Realty Trust’s homepage seeks to dazzle prospective tenants with illustrations of gleaming retail properties featuring landscaped parking lots filled with cars and shoppers. Seritage promises visitors “the locations you need in virtually every major U.S. market.”
Newport Beach, California, where four ranking lifeguards earned more than the town’s $109,677 median household income in 2012, may partially disband its municipal ocean rescue to deal with rising pension costs.
Bitcoin, the virtual money former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan called “a bubble,” was accepted as payment in the purchase of a Tesla Motors Inc. Model S electric car at a California Lamborghini dealership.
Some Americans think Bitcoin is an Xbox game. Others think it might be an iPhone app. The majority have no idea it’s a virtual currency they can use to buy everything from T-shirts to Tesla Motors sedans, according to a Bloomberg National Poll.
Scott J. Palmer joined Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP as a partner in the firm’s intellectual property practice group in Beijing. Palmer joins from Baker & McKenzie LLP in Beijing, where he led the firm’s Beijing IP practice.