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Daniel Lewis ‘ Orange Capital posted a solid return for the first quarter, according to the returns of the majority of stocks from its equity portfolio. The fund had a total of 11 positions at the end of 2014, out of which 10 stakes are represented by companies with a market cap of over $1.0 billion.

'Duck Dynasty' musical premieres in Las Vegas

Producer Tommy Mottola and television personalities Korie Robertson and Willie Robertson attend the “Duck Commander Musical” premiere at the Crown Theater at the Rio Hotel & Casino on April 15, 2015, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo Credit: Getty Images / Ethan Miller LAS VEGAS – There is no shortage of beards, camo, hunting and God alongside a bit of recent real-life scandal in “Duck Commander Musical.”

New luxury vacation lofts will transform iconic corner of downtown Austin

As early as July, there will be a new spot to vacation – or staycation – in Austin. Top Trip Rentals , a vacation rental property company based in Austin, has announced the launch of Littlefield Lofts, part of a multimillion dollar exterior remodel happening at 119 E. Sixth St., across from the historic Driskill Hotel .

Gaming Commission hiring private counsel for cities' lawsuit

State gambling regulators are hiring their own private counsel as they face lawsuits from the cities of Boston, Revere and Somerville over a license awarded to Wynn Resorts for a casino in Everett. The move is an attempt to avoid legal issues that could arise if the attorney general’s office, which represents the state and its agencies, were to defend the Massachusetts Gaming Commission from the civil litigation as the office pursues a criminal case involving the sale of land for the casino.

An artist's conception of the proposed Plainridge Park Casino in Plainville, Mass.

Massachusetts is inching closer to the official launch of its casino industry, as Penn National Gaming submitted revised plans Thursday for a slot parlor slated to open in June along the Rhode Island border while regulators highlighted steps the state still needs to complete before it can oversee gambling operations. Plans for Plainridge Park still call for a gambling floor with 1,250 slot machines but other parts of the $225 project have changed slightly, according to a report submitted to the Massachusetts Gaming Commission.

Steve Wynn Caught in Middle of Ex-Wife, Board Proxy Fight

Elaine Wynn said Thursday she has her ex-husband Steve Wynn’s endorsement in her battle to remain on the board of the casino-hotel company they co-founded. Elaine Wynn cited statements the Wynn Resorts Ltd. CEO made on Charlie Rose’s interview show this week that he didn’t agree with the board’s decision not to re-nominate her.

Jepsen says casino bill could prompt challenges

Attorney General George Jepsen warned Connecticut legislative leaders Wednesday that a bill allowing the state’s two federally recognized tribes to open jointly operated casinos could face legal challenges from other gambling entities who claim the legislation is unconstitutional. He said the proposed legislation also raises legal issues that “pose significant uncertainties and potentially serious ramifications for the existing gaming relationship between the state and the tribes,” which currently provides tens of millions of dollars annually to Connecticut’s budget.

5 Things to Expect from the 50th ACM Awards

It’s the 50th anniversary of country music’s biggest night, and Luke Bryan says he and co-host Blake Shelton are ready to bring their A-game. Sunday’s ACM Awards will honor the biggest names in country music and is set to feature an all-star slate of performances from rising stars to a long-awaited reunion.

Kennesaw State receives $5 million to name Culinary Sustainability and Hospitality program

The University System of Georgia’s Board of Regents today approved the naming of the Michael A. Leven School of Culinary Sustainability and Hospitality at Kennesaw State University. Michael Leven, a veteran hospitality industry executive and president and CEO of the Georgia Aquarium, made a commitment of $5 million to name Kennesaw State University’s School of Culinary Sustainability and Hospitality.

Reid, Graham In Civil Union To Pass RAWA

As Congress gets back to work, Capitol Hill conservatives are anxious about the anxious about the out-in-the-open partnership between retiring Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid and Sen. Lindsey O. Graham to ban web-based gambling. Reid said he confers with Graham on the legislation for a federal ban web-gambling and the two men agreed to let the House pass its bill first in the same March 27 interview Reid gave to Joe Schoenmann , host of KNPR’s ” State of Nevada ” program that featured first-time-long-time President Barack Obama .

Firm Criticizes Wynn's Compensation as Proxy Battle Brews

Investor advisory firm Glass Lewis said in a report Friday that Wynn Resorts’ compensation earned a D grade for paying executives more than peers but performing worse. The report is at least the second to criticize the company’s compensation practices while analyzing the company’s proxy battle with Elaine Wynn.

Orlando Mayor Dyer: Casinos could lead to 'next Atlantic City' in FL

But in a YouTube video that went online late last week , Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer warns that the expansion of the casino gaming industry could put the Sunshine State on a similar path. Goodbye Mickey, hello Snookie? The video was produced by Protecting Florida’s Future, an Aventura-based political action committee chaired by Juan-Carlos “J.C.” Planas, a former prosecutor and Republican politician who served in the Florida House of Representatives from 2002 through 2010.

Duke Energy gives $3 million to committee tied to Gov. Pat McCrory

In four payments from June to December 2014, Duke sent the Republican Governors Association a total of $3,050,000 A new analysis of government records reveals that Duke Energy – the world’s largest private electric utility – began writing unusually large checks to the national Republican Governors Association while Gov. Pat McCrory and Republican lawmakers debated how to respond to the company’s giant spill of coal ash sludge into the Dan River. In four payments from June to December 2014, Duke sent the Republican Governors Association a total of $3,050,000 – more than 10 times its previous record donation to the RGA.