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MGM Resorts International's Las Vegas Strip properties this year, getting a free drink for throwing a few coins in a slot may become a thing of the past now that some Strip resorts have started using automated systems to determine who gets comped."/>
Free drinks for slot play? Not so fast [Las Vegas Sun]
Lifetime Brands, Inc. has acquired the US-based cookware company Copco product line from US-based craft and celebration provider Wilton Brands LLC, the company said. The acquisition is expected to be accretive to the company's diluted earnings per share in 2016. Terms of the acquisition were not announced."/>
Lifetime Brands Acquires Copco Cookware Product Line
Lofts@Euclid officially open [St. Louis Post-Dispatch]
Ford's Chariot expands to Austin [Detroit Free Press]
Garmin co-founder Min Kao-- alone among Kansas City area residents-- landed on this year's Forbes 400 list of the richest Americans. Kao has outlasted other area billionaires whose fortunes have not grown fast enough to keep up with the top-400 ranking. Neal Patterson, CEO of Cerner Corp., and Gary Burrell, Kao's co-founder at Olathe-based Garmin, each fell off the ranking last year."/>
Garmin co-founder is only one from KC area to make Forbes 400 mega-rich list [The Kansas City Star]
Facebook already having gained higher traction among users. But the micro-blogging site is now looking to change all that. This festival season, Twitter, which is moving away from its 140- character limit, wants to push its video offerings."/>
Twitter bets big on video this Diwali [Hindustan Times, New Delhi]
Dick's Sporting Goods is hiring about 60 people for its second El Paso store, which is scheduled to open in November in West El Paso, the company reported this week. Dick's, a national chain based in Pittsburgh, plans to open a store in the former Sports Authority store location in the Sunland Plaza shopping center at 801 Sunland Park Drive. El Paso is one of 31 Sports Authority store leases Dick's won in a Sports Authority bankruptcy in June, the company reported in a Securities..."/>
Dick's Sporting Goods hiring for 2nd El Paso store [El Paso Times, Texas]
Boston Pizza Royalties Income Fund announced today a cash distribution to unitholders of 11.5 cents per unit for September 2016. The distribution will be payable to unitholders of record at the close of business on October 21, 2016 and will be paid on October 31, 2016. The Fund periodically reviews distribution levels based on its policy of stable and sustainable distribution flow to unitholders. The trustees of the Fund have approved..."/>
Boston Pizza Royalties Income Fund Announces September 2016 Distribution
GameStop, a family of specialty retail brands that makes the most popular technologies affordable and simple, announced today that more than 1,600 of its stores across the country will be open for the 12:01 a.m. EDT October 13 launch of PlayStation ® VR-- a new virtual reality system for PlayStation ® 4.. "Virtual reality will transform how users experience interactive entertainment," said Bob Puzon, senior vice president of merchandising at GameStop. ""/>
GameStop to Open Doors at Midnight for PlayStation(R)VR Launch
Planet Fitness is making the trek to Huntsville with a new 26,000- square-foot gym at The Fountain Shopping Center, developer RCP confirmed Thursday. The fast-growing fitness center is launching its first Huntsville location at the development. The "Judgment Free Zone" will include workout equipment, small classes, instructors and other features at the property next to Books-A-Million at the corner of University Drive and Memorial Parkway."/>
Renovations, Planet Fitness coming soon to The Fountain project in Huntsville [Alabama Media Group, Birmingham]

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