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July 27, 2016

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Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis stands with local Raiders fans after a meeting of the Southern Nevada Tourism Infrastructure Committee on Thursday, April 28, 2016, at UNLV.
Fate of the Raiders: 5 big questions about Las Vegas stadium project
July 27, 2016
As local leaders prepare to meet again to discuss building a 65,000-seat stadium to bring the Oakland Raiders to Las Vegas, numerous questions remain about the project. Backers and tourism officials are still working through essential issues, including ...
A Tesla battery pack is displayed during a media tour of the new Tesla Gigafactory Tuesday, July 26, 2016, in Sparks. It's Tesla Motors' biggest bet yet: a massive, $5 billion factory in the Nevada desert that could almost double the world's production of lithium-ion batteries by 2018.
3 takeaways from Tesla Gigafactory unveiling
July 27, 2016
When Tesla CEO Elon Musk unveiled a second “master plan” for his company last week, two key parts were to broaden its electric vehicle line to ...
Las Vegas Fire and Rescue Capt. Richard Birt is petitioning to "bring back solar" in the wake of changes to NV Energy's rates for customers equipped with rooftop panels. His home, about 50 miles northwest of Las Vegas, is actually run off the grid, but he thinks it's important to help push Nevada's energy giant "into the future."
Las Vegas fire captain gathers petitions to reinstate previous solar rates
July 27, 2016
Las Vegas Fire and Rescue Capt. Richard Birt will present a petition letter with signatures from more than 500 valley firefighters to a governor-appointed energy task force today urging ...
In this May 23, 2014 file photo, grocery and dairy assistant Reyna DeLoge stocks dairy products that only use milk from pasture-raised cows, at Vitamin Cottage Natural Grocers, in Denver. As Americans continue turning away from milk, an industry group is pushing back at its critics with a social media campaign trumpeting the benefits of milk.
Grocery chain expanding to North Las Vegas, Henderson
July 26, 2016
A Colorado grocery chain is expanding to the Las Vegas Valley. Natural Grocers said today that it would open two stores, in North Las Vegas and Henderson, on Aug. 9. Natural Grocers has a store in Reno, and its entry to the Las Vegas area follows …
New homes are shown under construction at Lake Las Vegas on Sunday, April 10, 2016, in Henderson.
Sale prices for new homes edge up in Las Vegas, nearing boom-era record
July 26, 2016
Las Vegas homebuilders this year are selling more houses, pulling more permits and booking higher prices than they were in 2015, a new report shows. Buyers picked up 3,422 new homes in Clark County this year through June, up 12.7 percent from the same period last year, according to ...
A sign outside Yahoo’s headquarters Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015, in Sunnyvale, Calif.
Verizon could boost Yahoo ad targeting, but challenges ahead
July 25, 2016
Verizon's deal for Yahoo could give the phone company a stronger foothold in digital advertising as it takes what it knows about its customers' whereabouts and combines that with Yahoo's popular destinations and AOL's ...
The Venetian on Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015, on the Las Vegas Strip.
Earnings down 30.1 percent for Las Vegas Sands
July 25, 2016
Las Vegas Sands, the casino company that operates the Venetian and Palazzo on the Strip as well as resorts in Macau and elsewhere, reported its second-quarter earnings today ...
The Data: July 24-30
July 25, 2016
All of the information your business needs: Bid opportunities, bankruptcies filed and building permits issued. To add to our data, email us at
The case for long-range financial forecasting
July 25, 2016
The “how” of financial forecasting is pretty dry, but analysis has its charms. Think of it as solving a puzzle or unpacking a mystery.
Tony Broadbent poses in his McDonald's restaurant at Buffalo Drive and Charleston Boulevard Monday, June 27, 2016. Broadbent, who started working at McDonald's when he was 16 years old, is now a franchise owner with three locations in the valley.
Las Vegas McDonald's franchisee: ‘All worthwhile things in life take sacrifice and time’
July 25, 2016
Tony Broadbent talks about his rise from a 16-year-old part-time employee to an owner of multiple restaurants, as well as his commitment to Ronald McDonald House Charities and what a pro sports team can do for Southern Nevada.
Chef Bradley Manchester of Glutton Restaurant in Downtown Las Vegas.
Chef’s message: Indulge yourself
July 25, 2016
Chef Bradley Manchester opened his restaurant in 2015 in downtown Las Vegas and quickly received positive reviews. He changes the menu often to keep regulars excited and to attract new customers. Just don’t call it Gluten.
The List: Chambers of commerce, July 24, 2016
July 25, 2016
Find out about chambers of commerce. This week, we rank them by employees as of June 23.
Jeffrey Hankins watches his drive off the both tee at the Club at Sunrise golf course, 5483 Club House Dr., Sunday, July 17, 2016.
Las Vegas golf has reached a pivotal point
July 25, 2016
It was a sweltering 106 degrees when Megan Mashore adjusted her stance under the shade of a Topgolf roofline. Music, chatter and the thwack of clubs smashing golf balls filled the air around her. In front of her, the Las Vegas Strip glittered. “Just swing, right?” she said, eliciting chuckles from her husband, their two young boys and ...
People on the Move: July 25-30
July 25, 2016
In the People: Megan Comfort, Leilani Carreño, Marcel Mack, Dr. Daisy Cortes, Casey Korder, John L. Smith, Brad Stith, Anne P. Browne and more ...
Paul McCartney performs at The Joint at The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada April 19, 2009.  RD / Kabik / Retna Digital
Here are 21 things to love about the Hard Rock Hotel as it turns 21
July 24, 2016
The Hard Rock Hotel has come of age. In March, the purple-hued landmark on Paradise Road and Harmon Avenue turned 21. And we’re still celebrating. Here are 21 Things We Love about HRH. As they say, let’s …