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Guest column: How to prepare to become a franchisee
Aug. 2, 2015
Operating local franchises of a larger company has many advantages, including attracting customers with brand recognition, benefiting from the company’s marketing efforts, and utilizing the company’s proven, streamlined operating processes ...
Bump in credit-card debt of Las Vegans almost double national rate
Bump in credit-card debt of Las Vegans almost double national rate
July 31, 2015
Las Vegas had the second-fastest rate of debt growth among the 25 largest metro areas, Equifax said. The valley trailed — albeit barely — another area synonymous with America’s real estate bust ...
An exterior view of Caesars Palace.
5 things to keep in mind as the Caesars bankruptcy progresses
July 31, 2015
More than six months after a major division of Caesars Entertainment Corp. filed for bankruptcy, it’s still unclear exactly how the company will emerge on the other side. Caesars wants a Chicago bankruptcy court to ...
In this April 29, 2015 file photo, a Dell laptop computer running Windows 10 is on display at the Microsoft Build conference in San Francisco.
Microsoft says 14 million computers now running Windows 10
July 30, 2015
Microsoft says its new Windows 10 operating system is now running on more than 14 million computers, two days after the software was released as ...
CVS, 3758 Las Vegas Blvd. South, is shown on Feb. 9, 2015.
Lawsuit accuses CVS of overcharging for generic drugs
July 30, 2015
CVS Health Corp. deliberately overcharged some pharmacy customers for generic drugs by submitting claims to their insurance companies at ...
A Fresh & Easy market near South Decatur Boulevard and West Cactus Avenue in Las Vegas on Monday, March 19, 2012.
3 Fresh & Easy stores in eastern Las Vegas Valley are set to close
July 30, 2015
Three more Fresh & Easy grocery stores are going out of business in Las Vegas after failed attempts to increase revenue. The stores set to close are in ...
In this Thursday, May 9, 2013, file photo, two Allegiant Air jets taxi at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas.
Allegiant executives were flying plane that ran low on fuel
July 30, 2015
Two executives with pilot licenses were flying the Allegiant Air jet that made an emergency landing at a closed airport because it nearly ran out of fuel. Allegiant ...
Bankruptcy court denies Caesars Entertainment’s quick appeal
July 30, 2015
A bankruptcy court that ruled lawsuits against Caesars Entertainment Corp. would not be halted as the company's debt-heavy subsidiary attempts to emerge from Chapter 11 has also denied the casino company's effort to fast-track an appeal of ...
Tesla employees work on Model S cars at the Tesla factory Thursday, May 14, 2015, in Fremont, Calif.
Tesla offers first incentive in owner referral program
July 29, 2015
Electric car maker Telsa Motors Inc. is offering its first incentive, $1,000 to new-car buyers who are referred by current Tesla owners. Owners who make a referral also will get ...
The watery entrance of Wynn Macau.
Beaten again by Macau, Wynn Resorts profits drop 72 percent in second quarter
July 29, 2015
Revenue from Wynn’s Macau operations was $617 million, down 35.8 percent compared with the second quarter of 2014. CEO Steve Wynn said that Macau “continues to be more of a question than ...
An exterior schematic of Euphoria Wellness, opening soon as a medical marijuana dispensary, during an open house Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, in Las Vegas.
Marijuana dispensary says business going to pot amid opening delays
July 29, 2015
Frustrated by months of delays, a medical marijuana dispensary is requesting internal Clark County records and threatening a lawsuit to get the store open. It passed state and ...
In this Thursday, May 9, 2013, photo, an airline ground worker guides an incoming Allegiant Air jetliner at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas.
Allegiant’s second-quarter earnings are up 62 percent from last year
July 29, 2015
The airline, with small base fares and a large menu of add-on fees, flew more people in the second quarter compared with a year earlier but, to fliers’ delight, charged less money per ticket ...
An aerial view of a neighborhood in the southwest part of the Las Vegas Valley taken from a helicopter May 21, 2012.
Las Vegas ranked last in report on large cities’ housing market health
July 29, 2015
Las Vegas’ housing industry is stronger today than it was after the economy collapsed, but it’s still bogged down by an array of problems — and according to a new report, it’s the unhealthiest market in America. Personal-finance website WalletHub ...
Consumer Reports ranks Centennial Hills as best hospital in region at avoiding infections
July 29, 2015
Centennial Hills Hospital is a local leader in preventing potentially-deadly infections.
A view of construction on the Ikea Las Vegas on Tuesday, July 28, 2015, at Durango Drive and Sunset Road. The store is expected to open next summer.
With Ikea building, a major project finally sprouts at Sunset and Durango
July 29, 2015
When Ikea was in talks to buy a big piece of land in Las Vegas, executives wanted to keep it hush-hush. They even gave the deal a code name in honor of Nevada: “Project Silver.” “I named it myself,” Ikea spokesman Joseph Roth said. Ikea, the popular ...

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