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Jeni’s 2nd ice cream company to stop production
April 23, 2015
A second ice cream company has shut down production this week after health officials found listeria in a sample of its frozen treats. Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams of Ohio said on its website that it recalled all ...
Market data is displayed on the screens at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York, Thursday, April 23, 2015. The Nasdaq composite closed at a record high for the first time since the dot-com bubble of 2000.
Nasdaq sets record high, 15 years after dot-com bubble
April 23, 2015
Fifteen years, one month and thirteen days. That's how long it took the Nasdaq composite index to close above the record it set at the apex of the dot-com bubble. The Nasdaq rose 20.89 points, or 0.4 percent, to 5,056.06, above the record of 5,048.62 it set on March 10, 2000. In many ways, the crossing of that threshold is purely ...
This Feb. 11, 2011, file photo shows the Comcast logo on one of the company's vehicles in Pittsburgh.
Reports say Comcast plans to drop $45B Time Warner Cable bid
April 23, 2015
Comcast is abandoning its $45.2 billion purchase of Time Warner Cable, according to media reports. Bloomberg News and The New York Times both said Thursday that the cable company is planning to drop the bid after pushback from regulators. They both cited ...
Joseph Brown resigns from Nevada Gaming Commission
April 23, 2015
Nevada Gaming Commissioner Joseph Brown is stepping down from his post on the top regulatory body for the casino industry. Brown has been a member of the Gaming Commission for more than ...
The Gold Strike hotel and casino in Jean is shown in this file photo.
Gaming Commission approves sale of Gold Strike in Jean
April 23, 2015
Nevada gaming regulators today signed off on the new ownership of the Gold Strike casino, paving the way for associated development along the freeway in the area ...
Elaine Wynn speaks during a Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce Business Power Luncheon on Wednesday, May 8, 2013, at the Rio.
In Wynn vs. Wynn, Elaine faces two company-backed rivals for board seat
April 23, 2015
On Friday, stockholders will decide the outcome of Elaine Wynn’s heated campaign to stay on the board of Wynn Resorts by determining whether they prefer her or ...
Aerial view of Las Vegas Valley.
Report: 55 percent of Nevada homes in foreclosure also heavily underwater
April 22, 2015
Being underwater on your mortgage doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll lose your house to lenders. But more often than not, it does in Nevada, a new report shows ...
A Delta plane taxis on the runway at McCarran International Airport on October 10, 2014.
Longest runway at Las Vegas airport reopens after resurfacing
April 22, 2015
A runway at the Las Vegas airport closed since October as part of a $67 million resurfacing project has been reopened ahead of schedule, according to the Clark County Department of Aviation. The first phase of construction on ...
Sands Cotai Central, which sits just across from Venetian Macau.
Macau hampers Las Vegas Sands financial results in 1st quarter
April 22, 2015
Las Vegas Sands, the casino company that runs the Venetian and Palazzo on the Strip, reported its first-quarter earnings today. The Macau casino industry has continued to suffer amid a crackdown by the Chinese government on corruption that ...
In this Thursday, May 9, 2013, photo, an airline ground worker guides an incoming Allegiant Air jetliner at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas.
Allegiant pilots say pay raise hardly a goodwill gesture in labor dispute
April 22, 2015
With Allegiant Air pilots threatening to go on strike, top boss Maurice “Maury” Gallagher seems to be trying one method to keep them happy and in the cockpit: a pay raise ...
A view of model homes in a Ryland Homes subdivision at Buffalo and Diablo drives in the Southwest valley Sunday, April 5, 2015.
New-home sales, prices pick up steam in March
April 22, 2015
The Las Vegas homebuilding industry picked up the pace in recent months as sales volume climbed and developers laid out more construction plans. Builders sold 543 new homes in Southern Nevada in March, bringing the year’s ...
New Tesla battery will be paired with rooftop solar panels
April 22, 2015
Tesla Motors says it is ready to unveil plans for two new battery products, including one that will be paired with residential rooftop solar panels to provide ...
Nevada Senate Majority Leader Michael Roberson speaks during Senate floor debate on Gov. Brian Sandoval's tax proposal to overhaul the state's business license fees at the Legislative Building in Carson City on Tuesday, April 21, 2015.
For Democrats, Senate’s passage of Sandoval tax plan is bittersweet
April 22, 2015
Session after session, Democrats in the Nevada Legislature failed to pass a tax increase. When they finally got their wish on Tuesday, however, it came with an asterisk in that ...
Clark County Coroner Michael Murphy stands in an autopsy room Monday, April 20, 2015, at the Coroner's Office. Murphy is leaving for a job with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
‘Never be afraid to show emotion’: What death has taught Clark County coroner
April 22, 2015
After 13 years at the helm of an office that handled more than 15,000 deaths last year, Mike Murphy will say goodbye to the Clark County coroner's office and continue his mission of ...
Developers of the 45-story condo tower Sky Las Vegas, pictured on April 21, 2015, are trying to sell 65 units in a bulk sale.
Developers selling 65 condos in bulk at Strip tower
April 21, 2015
Another bulk-condo sale has hit the market in Las Vegas. Developers of Sky Las Vegas, a 45-story luxury residential tower on the north Strip, have listed ...

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