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Nevada unemployment at lowest level since June 2008
Nov. 21, 2014
Nevada’s unemployment rate fell to 7.1 percent in October, down from 7.3 percent the previous month and the lowest level since June 2008. The state Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation reported ...
An exterior view of Caesars Palace, June 6, 2013.
Sorting out Caesars: How company slid into distress, and what’s next
Nov. 21, 2014
With Caesars appearing to be poised to file for bankruptcy as soon as January, the company's future could be complicated. Here's an explanation of what's happening, and what could happen as ...
Valley Electric Association, a utility based in Pahrump, plans to open a satellite office in early 2015 at the Red Rock Business Center in southwest Las Vegas. The office complex is pictured above on Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014.
Pahrump electric utility to open Las Vegas office
Nov. 20, 2014
A Pahrump electric utility is opening a satellite office in Las Vegas. Valley Electric Association, which serves about 45,000 people, has signed a lease for 6,500 square feet in Red Rock Business Center between Russell and Sunset roads just east of the 215 Beltway, in the southwest valley.
Wynn Resorts official disputes report of money-laundering probe
Nov. 20, 2014
Wynn Resorts spokesman Michael Weaver disputes a report the company is under investigation for breaking money-laundering laws. Weaver issued a statement Thursday after ...
A view of new home construction in Summerlin Wednesday, July 30, 2014.
Builders struggle as new-home sales slow
Nov. 20, 2014
Southern Nevada homebuilders continue to struggle this year, with lower sales and a rising volume of canceled deals, a new report shows. Local developers sold ...
In this June 6, 2007, file photo, Bally Technologies slot machines are showcased at the Palms hotel-casino in Las Vegas.
Regulators OK $5.1 billion merger of gaming technology companies
Nov. 20, 2014
Nevada regulators today approved the merger of Scientific Games and Bally Technologies, paving the way for two of the biggest gaming technology companies to become an even larger combined entity. The state Gaming Commission ...
Casinos push back on Massachusetts gambling limits
Nov. 20, 2014
In a rarely used tactic meant to address gambling addiction, Massachusetts may require casinos to reward their customers for voluntarily setting limits on how much time and money they spend at slot machines under a proposal being considered by ...
Euphoria Wellness, seen here during an open house Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, is opening soon as a medical marijuana dispensary with built-in security measures including bulletproof glass and mesh-lined walls and ceilings.
One of Nevada’s 1st marijuana dispensaries prepares for grand opening
Nov. 19, 2014
If everything goes according to plan, Joe Lamarca will sell the first buds of medical marijuana from his dispensary in the southwest valley on Jan. 12. But after more than a year of ...
The Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health is seen Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014.
Is relief from Alzheimer’s disease on the horizon?
Nov. 19, 2014
The Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health hopes to enroll 10 to 15 people with Alzheimer's disease in a study of a drug that could ...
A Quick Stop loses slot machine license over stolen cigarettes
Nov. 18, 2014
A food mart in Las Vegas, caught selling stolen cigarettes to customers, has agreed to have its state gaming license revoked. The Nevada Gaming Control Board and Quick Stop Food Mart filed ...
Staffers at Bikini.com use their office studio space to capture their products as an online retailer that has "pop up" shops at some of the most popular day clubs along the Strip, Friday, Nov. 16, 2014.
Need a swimsuit? Bikini.com delivers in 60 minutes or less
Nov. 18, 2014
You might call it a "bikini on demand" — and it's already happening at some of Las Vegas’ most popular day clubs. Las Vegas-based lifestyle blog and bikini dealer Bikini.com spent last summer doing business at pop-up stands at XS, Encore and the Pool at the Palms. Company heads say that list might grow ...
Toyota’s new fuel cell vehicle Mirai arrives at a charge station near Toyota's showroom Monday, Nov. 17, 2014, in Tokyo.
Toyota to start sales of fuel cell car next month
Nov. 18, 2014
There will only be a few hundred, and they won't be cheap, but Toyota is about to take its first small step into the unproven market for emissions-free, hydrogen-powered vehicles. The world's largest automaker announced Tuesday that it will begin selling fuel cell cars in ...
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. The ride sharing company has begun operations in Nevada.
Uber court hearing delayed until Friday
Nov. 17, 2014
Uber was back in court briefly today, fighting to keep its ride service operating in Las Vegas. But a dispute over whether the court case should play out in Las Vegas or Reno led to ...
The exterior of New York-New York Hotel & Casino on Thursday, June 6, 2013 on the Las Vegas Strip.
Restaurants on the way to New York-New York; SLS buffet closes temporarily
Nov. 17, 2014
A pair of long-awaited restaurants are poised to add flavor to New York-New York. Also, a call center bringing hundreds of jobs holds a ribbon-cutting, restaurants and a bakeshop open throughout the Las Vegas Valley, and ...
Royal Ink Graphic Design & Illustration, Monday Nov. 10, 2014.
Design studio takes pride in giving clients personal touch
Nov. 16, 2014
Rafael Rivas treats each of his clients as unique entities and caters design work to their needs. And, he says, his is a rare firm that really wasn’t affected by the Great Recession.

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