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Tourists walk along the Las Vegas Strip in this April 28, 2011, file photo.
Las Vegas visitor traffic up 3 percent in October
Nov. 27, 2014
Tourism officials say nearly 3.6 million people visited Las Vegas in October, up 3.2 percent compared with a year ago. The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority said Wednesday that ...
Uber West Coast Regional Manager William Barnes sits in the back of a car during a photo shoot Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, in Las Vegas.
Uber temporarily suspends ride-sharing service in Nevada
Nov. 27, 2014
Uber Technologies' legal battle with Nevada's highly regulated taxi industry over Internet ride-sharing may be headed back to the political arena now that a judge has at least temporarily banned Uber's unlicensed operations statewide. Whether his restraining order put the brakes on ...
Uber removes racy blog posts on prostitution, one-night stands
Nov. 26, 2014
Uber tracks and analyzes a lot more than you'd think -- from your one-night stands to the prevalence of prostitutes in your favorite pick-up location.
4 Las Vegas casino companies earn top marks for LGBT practices
Nov. 25, 2014
Four Las Vegas casino companies earned perfect scores this year on a major advocacy group’s annual rating of corporate practices toward ...
A Southwest Airlines flight approaches McCarran International Airport with the Luxor in the background.
Passenger traffic up at Las Vegas airport for October
Nov. 25, 2014
Airport officials say 3.8 million travelers flew into and out of Las Vegas in October, more than the same month a year ago. Officials with McCarran International Airport said Tuesday that the number of travelers was up ...
An Allegiant Air jet takes off from McCarran International Airport on Friday, Aug. 26, 2011.
Allegiant offering bargain flights in Thanksgiving promotion
Nov. 25, 2014
Allegiant Air is getting in on Thanksgiving sales mania again and — like many retail stores — it’s betting that customers will start bargain-hunting in the middle of the night. The Las Vegas-based discount carrier said ...
Nevada taxable sales climb about 4 percent in September
Nov. 25, 2014
Nevada taxable sales rose about 4 percent in September compared to the same month a year ago, the 49th consecutive month of increases. The Nevada Taxation Department reported ...
In this Aug. 30, 2009, file photo, Caitlin and Lynne Byers play the slot machines at Foxwoods Resort and Casino in Mashantucket, Conn. Foxwoods, North America’s largest casino resort, is reducing the number of slot machines and table games to free up space for nightclubs and other new attractions as it adapts to fierce competition from neighboring states, the new CEO said in an interview Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, with The Associated Press.
Foxwoods, biggest U.S. casino, cuts back on gambling
Nov. 25, 2014
Foxwoods, the largest casino resort in North America, is reducing its number of slot machines and table games to free up space for nightclubs and other new attractions as ...
Rachel Wenman, director of business development, David Leibner, center, CEO/founder, and Stewart Christensen, product manager, are shown at the "It's On Me" offices Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014. It's On Me is a mobile gifting application that allows users to send gifts, like drinks, dinner reservations and show tickets, to friends in real time.
Las Vegas startup lets you buy someone a drink from anywhere with Internet connection
Nov. 25, 2014
Now you can send gifts with a few swipes across the face of a smartphone. And in Las Vegas there’s a company hoping to make the practice easier for gifters while driving more business to the local economy ...
A man is reflected on an entrance door of the headquarters of Honda Motor Co. in Tokyo, Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013.
Honda admits failing to report deaths, injuries
Nov. 24, 2014
Honda is admitting that it failed to report more than 1,700 injury and death claims about its vehicles to ...
An exterior view of Caesars Palace on Thursday, June 6, 2013.
Caesars says default notice ‘meritless’
Nov. 24, 2014
Caesars Entertainment Corp., which is in the midst of trying to cut its debt, disclosed Monday that it received a default notice from one of its banks. But the casino operator said the notice was "meritless." In a Securities and Exchange Commission filing, Caesars said ...
Justices soon may decide Uber case’s venue
Nov. 24, 2014
The Nevada Supreme Court could decide as early as Monday whether a judge in Reno or one in Las Vegas should hear a bid by state taxi regulators and limousine firms to block ...
The Game, a restaurant which replaced T.G.I. Friday's at Suncoast, has more than 100 TVs, according to a news release.
Restaurant undergoes transformation at Suncoast; retailers flock to Miracle Mile
Nov. 24, 2014
A restaurant new to the Suncoast is boasting more than 100 linear feet of TVs for sports viewing. The former TGI Fridays at the resort has transformed into the Game, which is designed to combine the sports-frenzied atmosphere of a sports book with the intimacy and comfort of an upscale sports bar and grill. ...
The USS Riverboat Tour of Laughlin on Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014.
Get a taste of what Las Vegas used to be — in Laughlin
Nov. 24, 2014
When I arrived, the town charmed me with its Strip-like Casino Drive along the Colorado River — except Laughlin’s main drag takes about seven minutes to drive from one end to the other. On the Strip, you’re lucky if you can get back to your car in seven minutes.
Circus Couture’s “Unlocked” raised $162,770 for the Children’s Specialty Center of Nevada, the state’s only nonprofit, specialized outpatient clinic that treats children with cancer. Circus Couture include talents from Las Vegas’ artists and community leaders.
The Notes: Philanthropy, Nov. 23-29
Nov. 23, 2014
In the Notes: Public Education Foundation, Bennett Family Foundation, Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas, HELP of Southern Nevada, Las Vegas Hospitality Association, City National Bank, Station Casinos, Communities in Schools of Nevada, Windermere Foundation, and more ...

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