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Las Vegas Poker Player Reunited With Lost $300,000

Originally published on Wed December 25, 2013 7:04 pm

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DAVID GREENE, HOST:

And in that brings us to our last word in business on this Christmas morning. It's cold, hard cash.

That is what a passenger left behind in a Las Vegas taxicab. The driver first thought the brown bag sitting on the backseat contained chocolate. Turns out it was filled with something a lot sweeter. Six thick bundles of $100 bills, in total, 300,000 bucks. The driver handed the bag in to his office - the responsible thing to do. The office tracked down the amazingly absent-minded passenger, not surprisingly a well-known poker player. There was no immediate word on whether this unnamed high-roller gave the cabbie an extra Christmas tip or not.

That's the business news on MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm David Greene.

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