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December 1, 2015

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Uber mechanics inspect an applicant's vehicle within their inspection area about the Uber Activation Center at Hampton Inn Tropicana on Wednesday, September 16, 2015.
Key question in the Uber/Lyft fight: Should driver lists be required?
Dec. 1, 2015
Consider it the taxi companies’ last stand. As the Clark County Commission nears the end of a monthslong effort to regulate ride-hailing companies like Uber and Lyft, the taxi companies are standing firm that ...
A JetBlue Airbus 320 descends for a landing at Reagan National Airport in Washington, Sunday, June 24, 2012.
JetBlue considers a new approach to training pilots
Dec. 1, 2015
JetBlue wants to recruit a few flight students with no flying experience and train them to become pilots. The airline says applicants would still need to meet minimum requirements including ...
Tourists take photos at the Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign Saturday, March 14, 2015, on the Strip.
Number of Las Vegas visitors hits 3.8 million in October, up 5.6 percent
Nov. 30, 2015
The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority says nearly 3.8 million people visited the destination in October, an increase of 5.6 percent compared to a year ago. The agency ...
SolarCity workers practice installing solar panels at the company's new facility in Las Vegas.
SolarCity opens training facility in Las Vegas
Nov. 30, 2015
For rooftop solar panel installers, walking on shingles or Spanish tile on sloped roofs is second nature, but it’s not an innate skill. That’s why SolarCity will acclimate ...
Three of Station Casinos' property general managers are women: Carol Thompson at Green Valley Ranch, Lydia Mason at Texas Station and Stacy Stagg at Fiesta Rancho. They are pictured here at Hank’s Fine Steaks & Martinis at Green Valley Ranch.
Three Stations Casinos employees climb the corporate ladder — in heels
Nov. 30, 2015
The gaming industry traditionally has been dominated by men, but three women have risen to impressive heights at Station Casinos. They spoke with us about their journey up the corporate ladder and offered advice to young people who want to work their way up to become executives ...
Now we can seriously get down to recycling in this community
Nov. 30, 2015
With Republic Services’ new plant up and running, Southern Nevadans’ well-meaning efforts will not be in vain.
In this Feb. 2, 1998 file photo, work crews attempt to repair a damaged pier caused by waves that reached 15 feet from the massive El Nino-driven storm in Ventura, Calif. Evidence is mounting that the El Nino ocean-warming phenomenon in the Pacific will spawn a rainy winter in California, potentially easing the state's punishing drought but also bringing the risk of chaotic storms like those that battered the region in the late 1990s.
El Niño is here: Keep your umbrella handy
Nov. 30, 2015
When the water gets warmer in the Pacific Ocean, precipitation increases in the Southwestern United States, and people start talking about El Niño. But what exactly is ...
The Data: Nov. 29-Dec. 6
Nov. 30, 2015
All of the information your business needs: Bid opportunities, bankruptcies filed and building permits issued. To add to our data, email us at
Nick Nasrollahi is a franchisee for and handful of Checkers restaurants.
Former refugee is living an American dream
Nov. 30, 2015
The chief operating officer of Food in the Fast Lane, better known as Checkers to its customers, talks about his climb up the corporate ladder in the fast-food industry and the philosophy that motivates him to make the most out of any situation.
New health care model puts results first
Nov. 30, 2015
By rewarding comprehensive care that results in improved health, medical organizations are working to prevent further health issues down the road, helping to control medical costs in the long run.
Beth Tom and Dave Kimler own Santa’s Wrap, which began as a pop-up seasonal concept but now has a permanent space. It also has expanded its product line.
Santa’s Wrap not just for Christmas anymore
Nov. 30, 2015
Beth Tom and Dave Kimler opened their seasonal pop-up store in 2012 but have since expanded their product sales and secured a permanent location that allows them to do business throughout the year.
People on the Move: Nov. 29-Dec. 5
Nov. 30, 2015
In the People: Jose Navarro, Stephanie Bolton, Vince Telles, Cecila Darr, Miranda LaBlanc, Jennifer Nichols, Amber Beason, Blake Sartini, Ricardo Regner, Kimani Williams, and more ...
Hotels and casinos can be seen last week along the Cotai Strip in Macau. The once-booming gambling industry in Macau now confronts an array of obstacles, from restrictive local policies to China’s economic slowdown.
For Macau’s casinos, challenges appear on multiple fronts
Nov. 28, 2015
As gambling revenue has dropped over the past year, Macau’s casino developers have been making a huge bet on mass-market tourism, with big investments in hotel rooms, retail space, shows and family-oriented attractions. Developers are collectively spending about $20 billion on ...
Local shops hoping Small Business Saturday generates big interest
Nov. 27, 2015
Small Business Saturday is a nationwide initiative that began in 2010 to encourage consumers to shop at their local mom-and-pop stores. Sandwiched between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, it’s a reminder that ...
Jay Schuurman, 26, of Sacramento, Calif. competes in the masters acrobatic portion of the World Pizza Games, part of the International Pizza Expo, at the Las Vegas Convention Center Wednesday, March 14, 2012. Schuurman took first place in the masters division.
Accordionists, door makers and tribologists: Las Vegas’ colorful mix of conventions
Nov. 26, 2015
You may not know what tribologists are, but they know Las Vegas. The scientists are among a broad range of groups that hold conventions or trade shows in Sin City, where such other organizations as ...

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