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Delegates arrive at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida, on Aug. 30, 2012.

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Delegates arrive at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida, on Aug. 30, 2012.

Six Cities Make Cut for 2016 Republican National Convention

Six cities stayed alive today as possible venues for the 2016 Republican National Convention following a party panel’s vote. The survivors of the first-round cuts: Cincinnati, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, Kansas City and Las Vegas. The winner will likely be picked...

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Billionaire Sheldon Adelson, chairman and chief executive officer of Las Vegas Sands Corp., leaves a news conference at the 11th CLSA Japan Forum in Tokyo on Feb. 24, 2014.

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Billionaire Sheldon Adelson, chairman and chief executive officer of Las Vegas Sands Corp., leaves a news conference at the 11th CLSA Japan Forum in Tokyo on Feb. 24, 2014.

‘Sheldon Primary’ Opens at Venetian – Host Rides Maybach to Dinner

Remember the Republican National Convention? Fuggedabout it. The real screening of potential Republican Party candidates is taking place in Las Vegas, starting with a private “VIP” party in the private airplane hangar of casino magnate Sheldon Adelson,  the 10th richest...

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Brownstones in the Brooklyn borough of New York on Feb. 25, 2014.

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Brownstones in the Brooklyn borough of New York on Feb. 25, 2014.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 13.2%

A 20-city index of home prices rose 13.2 percent year-over-year through January. That’s the smallest annual gain since August, according to the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Index. “Price appreciation on a year-over-year basis has eased in recent months as higher mortgage...

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A program before former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush speaks during a Long Island Association luncheon on Feb. 24, 2014 in Woodbury, New York.

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A program before former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush speaks during a Long Island Association luncheon on Feb. 24, 2014 in Woodbury, New York.

Jeb Bush’s Journey: Doing What it Takes, Whether Running or Not

Jeb Bush is doing what someone running for president does. That doesn’t mean he is running for president. All he offers today is a simple e-smile. The former two-term Florida governor is on the road this week and next raising...

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The Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida, on Aug. 30, 2012.

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The Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida, on Aug. 30, 2012.

Republican National Convention: 2016 Earlier Than Past Nominations

The 2016 Republican National Convention will be held earlier in the summer than past conventions have convened. And the party will probably announce the site in August. So says Reince Priebus, the RNC chairman, explaining that a convention starting either...

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Showgirls walk along Fremont Street in downtown Las Vegas.

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Showgirls walk along Fremont Street in downtown Las Vegas.

Vegas: Odds of Winning 2016 RNC?

Imagine the headlines: Republicans Rolling the Dice on 2016. Imagine Harry Reid’s headache. Imagine Howard Stern’s show. The Nevada Host Committee, Inc. announced today that it will make a formal bid to bring the 2016 Republican National Convention to Las...

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The California High-Speed Rail station in San Jose, California, is seen in this artist rendering released to the media on Feb. 14, 2011.

Source: California High-Speed Rail Authority via Bloomberg

The California High-Speed Rail station in San Jose, California, is seen in this artist rendering released to the media on Feb. 14, 2011.

Bullet Train to Nowhere: Reid at Wheel

The notion of building a bullet train through the desert from California to Las Vegas — so hot a few years ago that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid became the kingmaker of which of two projects might win U.S. funding...

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CEO of Las Vegas Sands Corp. Sheldon Adelson.

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CEO of Las Vegas Sands Corp. Sheldon Adelson.

Adelson Hosting Christie Fundraiser — Online Gambling on the Table

Written with Elise Young Sheldon Adelson, the chief executive of Las Vegas Sands Corp. who last month called online gambling “a cancer,” will host a fundraiser today for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. The Republican governor, who’s favored to win...

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The Strip in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Photograph by Ronda Churchill/Bloomberg

The Strip in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Staycations Yield to Vegas, Margaritaville: Sure Rebound Signs

DJ Steve Aoki sprayed champagne on attendees before selecting some to surf the crowd on an inflatable raft during opening week of the Hakkasan night club in Las Vegas last month. The five-story, $100 million-plus addition to the MGM Grand...

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