Old photographs adorn the mantelpiece in Lee John Mynhardt’s living room. In one, he’s standing beside his parents and sister. In another, he’s all smiles as he wraps his arms around some college buddies.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said investors are showing confidence in Atlantic City as Revel AC Inc. plans to file for a prepackaged bankruptcy that will reduce its debt burden by more than $1 billion.
Nevada went to bust from boom in a decade as population growth, once the fastest in the U.S., slowed to almost zero while homeowners struggled with plunging values and the nation's highest unemployment rate.
Mike Thomas, a retired salesman for a truck manufacturer, says odds are that he’ll stop driving 45 minutes five days a week from Ohio to play slot machines at Hollywood Casino in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.
The telephone rings nonstop these days at Endless Ink in Reno, Nevada, where the Super Bowl run of Colin Kaepernick has tattoo seekers waiting four months to use the same artist as the San Francisco 49ers’ quarterback.
The package arrived at Cindy Lohman’s home in Great Mills, Maryland, just two weeks after she learned that her son, Ryan, a 24-year-old Army sergeant, had been killed by a bomb in Afghanistan. It was a thick, 9-inch-by- 12-inch envelope from Prudential Financial Inc ., which handles life insurance for the Department of Veterans Affairs.