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December 7, 2016

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A real estate sales report from January suggests that the housing market in Las Vegas will maintain a steady course this year on Tuesday, February 9, 2016.
Home resale price gains heat up amid typically slow season
Dec. 7, 2016
Christmas came early for the local real-estate community with news that housing resale prices edged upward in November, defying the usual trend for ...
Construction workers are seen in the through uncompleted D section of new Tesla Motors Inc., Gigafactory, Tuesday, July 26, 2016, in Sparks, Nev. 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. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
Tesla receives $8 million in tax credit for Gigafactory
Dec. 6, 2016
While it was widely reported that Tesla received $1.3 billion in incentives from the state of Nevada to build its factory east of Reno, the automaker has only received ...
The Data: Dec. 4-10
Dec. 5, 2016
All of the information your business needs: Bid opportunities, bankruptcies filed and building permits issued. To add to our data, email us at research@vegasinc.com.
Nevada leaders look to Oregon for insights on recreational marijuana
Dec. 5, 2016
“I wish we would have taken some of the steps your state has taken; we’d be so much further along,” Oregon State Sen. Ginny Burdick said to a group of Nevada lawmakers and ...
The List: Heavy equipment dealers, Dec. 4, 2016
Dec. 5, 2016
Find out about Heavy equipment dealers. This week, we rank them by number of employees as of Nov. 30.
New chairs for slot players is one of the improvements at the Palms, said Palms Vice President and General Manager Michael Jerlecki. Station Casinos completed its acquisition of the Palms in October.
What's next for the Palms?
Dec. 5, 2016
It’s appropriate that the Palms, which hosted the reality TV show “The Real World” and was a hangout for young celebrities and rock stars, has had its share of drama over the years. Now, 15 years after it opened, the resort is facing midlife with new owner Station Casinos. Questions about its future resemble those a middle-aged man might ask himself ...
People on the Move: Dec. 4-10
Dec. 5, 2016
In the Notes: Anthony Ruiz, Todd Kessler, Dr. Trina Wiggins, Patricia Morelli, Deborah O'Keefe, Erik Foley, Kathleen Wilde, Sallie Doebler and more ...
Tim and Pamela Billow opened their first Marco’s Pizza franchise in 2006 and opened two more in 2008.
For pizza franchisee, even the recession had a silver lining
Dec. 5, 2016
Pamela and Tim Billow opened their first pizza franchise in Southern Nevada in 2006. And although the Great Recession hit not long after and forced them to make adjustments, the lessons of that financial crisis positioned them for growth.
Chuck Esposito, the Race & Sports Book Director for Sunset Station Casino poses for a photo inside the Sports book at Sunset Station on October 5, 2016.
Relationships, passion for industry make coming to work every day exciting for sports book director
Dec. 5, 2016
The race and sports book director at Sunset Station talks about recent renovations, the rise in popularity of sports betting, his favorite sport and the excitement of being in a sports book on game day.
Prepare your business for legal marijuana
Dec. 5, 2016
The worst that can happen is for otherwise legitimate and highly regulated businesses to be used for illegal or “sort of legal” marijuana transactions. Because the industry is still largely unbanked, there is always room for abuse when large amounts of cash are involved.
An artists' rendering shows a possible site for an NFL stadium near Blue Diamond Road and Las Vegas Boulevard South. The land is owned by Las Vegas wholesale clothing magnate and real estate developer Fred Nassiri.
Las Vegas real estate developer Fred Nassiri offering another possible NFL stadium site option
Dec. 4, 2016
With the Clark County Stadium Authority Board seemingly settled on two possible locations for its proposed 65,000-seat stadium, another site has emerged. Las Vegas wholesale clothing magnate and real estate developer Fred Nassiri hopes the board will consider his plot of land located at Blue Diamond Road and Las Vegas Boulevard South ...
A chocolate ring box filled with chocolates from JinJu Chocolates Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013.
Small businesses, big bonuses: Shopping local for the holidays unearths rare finds
Dec. 4, 2016
Don’t underestimate the power of gifts bought from local indie joints (or their ability to earn you cred for being thoughtfully cool).
Chinese lions and a dragon perform a ceremony at the entrance of the Lucky Dragon during its grand opening Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016.
Lions, dragon and fireworks in Las Vegas: Lucky Dragon celebrates grand opening
Dec. 3, 2016
Vibrant Chinese lions bounced to thumping drums and splashing cymbals in a ceremony held at the entrance of the Lucky Dragon on Saturday afternoon. The lively presentation — which also included a ribbon cutting, a Chinese dragon and firecrackers — marked the Asian-themed casino's grand opening ...
Stocks tread water as big dividend payers jump and banks dip
Dec. 2, 2016
Investors are making a small move back to traditionally safe assets Friday afternoon after rallying over the last few weeks. Bond prices are rising, as are real estate, telecommunication and ...
Vice president of Hainan Airlines Hou Wei joins with the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority to announce from Drai's Pool at the Cromwell that Hainan Airlines will be making their first nonstop service to Las Vegas on Thursday, August 4, 2016.
Las Vegas welcomes 1st direct commercial flight from Beijing
Dec. 2, 2016
A little glitz and a sampling of a Las Vegas Strip dance and acrobatic performance are marking the arrival of the first direct commercial airline flight ...