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Top Stories: Lodging & Gaming
Toronto Hotel Workers Celebrate Precedent-Setting Contract
Workers at Toronto's downtown and airport Hilton hotels have ratified their latest collective agreement seven months before the contract deadline in what union officials say is a new sign of labour strength in the city's hospitality sector. 
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Hilton New York Does Away with Room Service But Adds an Ice Bar
The Hilton New York on Sixth Avenue did away with room service last month (much to the horror of the hotel world) but it looks like they want to make it up to us by opening a Minus 5 Ice Bar in their lobby instead. File this under: Things That Make You Go Hmm....  
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Will New York's Casino Plan Really Work?
Like many small towns in New York's borscht belt, Ellenville was fairly prosperous throughout the 20th century. The town had a factory for Channel Master, a leader in TV antennas, and the Nevele, a classic Catskills resort. These days, though, nearly half of Ellenville's adults don't work. 
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American Casino & Entertainment Properties LLC and ACEP Finance Corp. Announce the Expiration of their Previously Announced Tender Offer
American Casino & Entertainment Properties LLC ("ACEP"), and ACEP Finance Corp. (together with ACEP, the "Company") today announced the expiration of their previously announced tender offer (the "Tender Offer") to purchase for cash any and all of their outstanding 11% Senior Secured Notes due 2014 (the "Notes"). No Notes were tendered by any Holders after 5:00 p.m., New York City Time, on June 20, 2013.  
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Top Stories: Healthcare
The Hospital CEO's Ultimate Dashboard: What to Check Daily, Quarterly and Yearly
The job of a hospital CEO can be overwhelming. There are so many areas to oversee, decisions to make and problems to solve. If you aren't careful, you'll spend your whole day responding and reacting instead of laser-focusing on the issues that drive results.   
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Health Care's Digital Shift Moving Along, But Will It Meet Deadlines?
Roughly 40% of doctors and 44% of hospitals had adopted a basic electronic health records system through 2012, which brings the question of whether health-care providers will be able to meet pending deadlines for dragging themselves into the digital age. 
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White House To Delay Parts Of Health Care Law, Hires Firm To Help Meet Oct. 1 Deadline
The Obama administration announced Friday that it would significantly scale back the health law's requirements that new insurance marketplaces verify consumers' income and health insurance status. 
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Top Stories: Human Resources
Americans Don't Take Vacation Even Though It's One Of The Best Benefits Around
In my first real job as an attorney, I made a huge mistake: I assumed I would have some time off. I had so much faith, in fact, that I made arrangements to fly home to visit my parents on Christmas Eve. But our office didn't close on Christmas Eve. And people in my office didn't take time off. 
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How New Immigration Reform Measures Impact Your Workplace

Late in June, the U.S. Senate passed an immigration reform bill. President Obama has urged the House of Representatives to pass the bill quickly. What will happen? Well, that's anyone's guess.

But one thing is certain...

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Justice Department Enters into Memorandum of Understanding with National Labor Relations Board
The Justice Department announced today that the Civil Rights Division's Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices (OSC) has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the National Labor Relations Board, formalizing a collaborative relationship that allows both agencies to share information,
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Delay In Obamacare - What You Need To Know
The Obamacare employer mandate has been delayed by a year to 2015, meaning that many businesses can push back providing worker health insurance a bit longer. 
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