Pro: Borgata uses booze, sexy servers to distract gamblers

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A professional gambler accused of cheating an Atlantic City casino out of $9.6 million by seeking an unfair edge at cards says the casino has its own method of gaining an advantage:...

Gap to end on-call scheduling

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gap Inc. is ending its practice of requiring workers to remain on-call for short-notice shifts after an inquiry from New York's attorney general.

A Gap spokeswoman says the decision...

Texas judge wants $10M set aside in 'Fifty Shades' case

DALLAS (AP) — A Texas judge has told lawyers for an Australian woman and her publishing company to set aside $10 million for a former business partner who says she was defrauded out of her rightful share from the...

Freeport-McMoRan cuts more spending; Icahn discloses stake

PHOENIX (AP) — Activist investor Carl Icahn said late Thursday that he has taken an 8.5-percent stake in Freeport-McMoRan, just hours after the mining company announced cost cuts and lower spending in response to...

Sprint offers DirecTV customers free year of phone service

NEW YORK (AP) — Sprint is offering DirecTV customers one free year of cellphone service in a bold move aimed at the satellite TV company's new owner, AT&T.

AT&T, which bought DirecTV for $48.5 billion in...

For the first time, 1 billion people used Facebook in a day

NEW YORK (AP) — For the first time, a billion people used Facebook in a single day on Monday.

CEO Mark Zuckerberg marked the occasion with a post on his Facebook page, saying that one out of seven people on...

Jury: Cable company largely responsible in fatal blast

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Time Warner Cable must pay nearly $6 million as part of a lawsuit alleging it was largely responsible for a fatal natural gas explosion that leveled an upscale Kansas City restaurant, jurors...

Company: Settlement reached in lawsuit over Gulf oil leak

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A New Orleans energy company said Thursday it has reached a settlement agreement with environmental groups in a lawsuit stemming from the company's failed efforts to stop a decade-old,...