Business & Economy
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iPhones getting bigger, pricier

by Kiley Crossland
Posted 9/12/18, 03:35 pm

Apple showcased three new iPhones Wednesday, including the new iPhone XS Max, with the largest phone display the tech company has ever manufactured. The Max has an 6.5-inch edge-to-edge screen and will sell for $1,100, $100 more than last year’s iPhone X. The iPhone XS, an update to last year’s model, will stay at $1,000, and a new iPhone XR, made with cheaper materials in an effort to reach customers who don’t want to pay the higher price tag, will sell for about $750. The XS models come out Sept. 21, while the XR is due out on Oct. 26.

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NBA cuts deal to share data with casino giant MGM Resorts

by Les Sillars
Posted 8/01/18, 12:11 pm

The NBA and WNBA will now share official data with MGM Resorts International, officials announced Tuesday, becoming the first major U.S. professional sports leagues to cut a deal with a casino. The agreement positions the leagues to cash in on the anticipated growth of sports betting across the country, but also crosses the decades-old line between pro sports and the gambling industry.

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Legalized sports betting gears up for NFL season

by Les Sillars
Posted 7/30/18, 10:55 am

Two Atlantic City, N.J., casinos owned by Caesars Entertainment will start taking sports bets this week, while another two Ceasars operations in Mississippi will do so in mid-August, just in time for the start of the NFL season. Following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in May to permit states to legalize sports betting, dozens of gambling companies have applied for licenses to operate in New Jersey, hoping to get in on the multibillion-dollar opportunity.

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