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Oakland Raiders fans watch during the first half of an NFL football game against the Cleveland Browns, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015, in Cleveland.
Raiders owner Mark Davis intrigued by Las Vegas as NFL city
Feb. 5, 2016
Owner Mark Davis has a sly response when it comes to his interest in moving the Oakland Raiders to Sin City. "First off, what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas," he cracked with a grin Friday. As hard as Davis tried to keep the attention Friday on an ...
An exterior photo of the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
Keith Moyer named editor of Las Vegas Review-Journal
Feb. 5, 2016
The family of billionaire casino magnate Sheldon Adelson says the Las Vegas Review-Journal has a new editor. Review-Journal publisher Craig A. Moon said in a statement Friday that ...
Budweiser Clydesdales make their way down Las Vegas Boulevard to help celebrate the grand opening of Beer Park at Paris Las Vegas on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016.
Beer garden debuts on Strip; fitness center opens in southwest valley
Feb. 5, 2016
Raise your glass, beer fanatics! The Las Vegas Strip has welcomed a two-level bar that has a collection of 100 beers, with 36 of them available on tap ...
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, left, laughs as Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis talks to the media after an NFL owners meeting Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016, in Houston. The owners voted to allow the St. Louis Rams to move to a new stadium just outside Los Angeles, and the San Diego Chargers will have an option to share the facility. The Raiders, who also wanted to move to the area, could move to Los Angeles if San Diego doesn't.
Sheldon Adelson, the NFL and Las Vegas: A perfect match?
Feb. 5, 2016
Although it hasn't been said that Sheldon Adelson would end up with an ownership state in the Raiders, no one would claim that he doesn't fit ...
Marco Krapels, senior vice president of strategy for SolarCity, speaks to supporters gathered at Town Square to rally for restoration of lower rooftop solar rates, Monday Jan. 25, 2016.
Why Nevada legislators are mostly staying out of the fray on solar energy
Feb. 5, 2016
Despite lobbying by rooftop solar companies to restore lower rates for their customers, Nevada legislators appear reluctant to step in. Why? Because while several agree that existing customers should get to keep their old rates, they're awaiting a decision from the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada on the issue that could determine ...
A screenshot of a Cox Communications website page announces that Cox and Nexstar Broadcasting Group reached agreement to air programming from CBS affiliate KLAS-TV in Las Vegas, Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016.
Deal reached to restore KLAS-TV on Cox cable
Feb. 4, 2016
Cable giant Cox Communications and KLAS-TV parent company Nexstar signed a new contract today to put the Las Vegas CBS affiliate back on the air. Cox spokesman ...
Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, greets supporters during a caucus night rally, Monday, Feb. 1, 2016, in Des Moines, Iowa.
Cruz, Clinton set pace in Nevada campaign donations
Feb. 4, 2016
As Sen. Ted Cruz celebrated his win over front-runner Donald Trump on Monday in the Iowa caucuses, he'd already scored a quieter victory in ...
Real estate developer Barry Fieldman with his new venture, the automated cocktail maker called a Smartender, on Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016.
Libation automation: L.V. investors’ Smartender mixes cocktails at touch of a button
Feb. 4, 2016
Barry Fieldman is known in Las Vegas for developing Showcase mall, the retail property decorated with a giant Coke bottle and M&M’s along the Strip. Now he’s on another mission: Overhaul the bartending business with rapid-fire, machine-made cocktails with this invention ...
Realtors Robin Camacho, right, and her son Jordan Camacho, center, look through one of the main rooms of a home for sale with John Bergeson of Los Angeles, Aug. 24, 2010 in Las Vegas.
Investor interest in Las Vegas homes continues to drop
Feb. 3, 2016
In another sign that housing investors are clearing out of Las Vegas, such buyers picked up a larger share of homes nationally than in Southern Nevada in 2015 ...
Exterior view of the NV Energy building Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, in Las Vegas.
Group proposes ballot measure to break NV Energy’s monopoly
Feb. 3, 2016
A group filed a ballot measure today that would create a competitive electricity market in Nevada to effectively end NV Energy’s monopoly ...
In this Oct. 3, 2011, file photo, Sumner Redstone arrives at the premiere of "Footloose" in Los Angeles.
Ailing media mogul Sumner Redstone resigns as chair of CBS
Feb. 3, 2016
Sumner Redstone, the ailing 92-year-old media mogul who controls media giants CBS and Viacom, has stepped down as executive chairman of CBS amid a courtroom battle over his health and mental capacity. CBS Chief Executive Leslie Moonves will replace him as chairman. Redstone's resignation took effect Tuesday, leaving him ...
This Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, photo shows the Tahoe Reno Industrial Center in Sparks.
Tesla factory investment, hiring lag state projections
Feb. 3, 2016
Tesla increased the workforce and capital investment at its 5.5 million-square-foot Northern Nevada battery factory in the last quarter of 2015, according to a report this week from ...
A screen grab shows a message to Cox cable subscribers that CBS affiliate television station KLAS Channel 8 has pulled its programming, Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016.
Cox offering subscribers an alternative to watch Super Bowl
Feb. 3, 2016
As Cox Communications and KLAS-TV parent company Nexstar continue contract negotiations, the cable giant is offering an alternative for its 353,000 blacked-out Las Vegas customers to ...
The Las Vegas Strip is shown from above in this 2015 image.
Las Vegas ranked No. 9 on Penske list of top moving destinations
Feb. 3, 2016
Days after Henderson popped up on a similar list, Las Vegas has made Penske Truck Rental's annual list of the top moving destinations in the U.S. The moving company announced today ...
Treasure Island owner Phil Ruffin is shown after an interview at his office Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016. Ruffin and his wife, Oleksandra Nikolayenko, donated $1 million to veterans groups at Donald Trump's campaign event last week.
Why Phil Ruffin thinks Trump would be ‘brilliant’ president
Feb. 3, 2016
Treasure Island owner Phil Ruffin says he and his friend Donald Trump don't agree on everything. But that hasn't stopped Ruffin from being a strong supporter of Trump’s campaign. "I think he's brilliant," Ruffin said. "Usually, you don't get that quality of person running ...

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