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Scientific Games strikes $3.3B deal to buy Bally

 
FILE - In this June 6, 2007 file photo, Bally Technologies slot machines are showcased at the Palms hotel-casino in Las Vegas. Scientific Games on Friday, Aug. 1, 2014 said it will pay about $3.3 billion to buy slot machine maker Bally Technologies in a cash deal that expands its casino management system portfolio.

Scientific Games plans to pay about $3.3 billion to buy Bally Technologies in a deal that would combine makers of gambling equipment ranging from slot machines to instant-win lottery games.

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FILE - In this March 13, 2014, file photo, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. The CIA's insistence that it did not spy on its Senate overseers collapsed July 31 with the release of a stark report by the agency's internal watchdog documenting improper computer surveillance and obstructionist behavior by CIA officers. Feinstein said in a statement: "The investigation confirmed what I said on the Senate floor in March — CIA personnel inappropriately searched Senate intelligence committee computers in violation of an agreement we had reached, and I believe in violation of the constitutional separation of powers."

    CIA director reverses himself on Senate spying

    For months, CIA Director John Brennan stood firm in his insistence that the CIA had little to be ashamed of after searching the computers of the Senate Intelligence Committee. His defiant posture quickly collapsed after a devastating report by his own inspector general sided against the CIA on each key point of the dispute with the Senate.

  • New law to bans handheld devices while driving

    Motorists travelling through New Hampshire are seeing electronic highway signs warning them about distracted driving — the first messages in what will become a full-blown public awareness campaign about a law that banning the use of all hand-held electronic devices while driving.

  • New York state expands punishable 'revenge porn'

    New York state is expanding the definition of "revenge porn" punishable with fines and jail by adding another category of images that can't be posted online without the subject's consent.

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