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Aerial views of the Las Vegas Strip on Friday, March 27, 2015, including the Rock in Rio USA site, MGM Arena behind New York-New York and Monte Carlo and Pawn Mall.
Sandoval forms group to boost Southern Nevada tourism
July 6, 2015
Gov. Brian Sandoval signed an executive order today that creates a committee devoted to tourism improvement projects in Southern Nevada
The lots at Ascaya are ready for mountain-mansion development, with reservations now being accepted to begin the purchasing process, on Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, in Henderson.
First luxury home being built in Henderson mountains
July 6, 2015
Ascaya, the long-delayed luxury-home community blasted out of the Henderson mountains, is getting its first house. A groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled Tuesday to celebrate construction of the first home at ...
An advertisement from Lyft seeking drivers in Las Vegas.
Ride-hailing companies recruiting drivers in Las Vegas
July 6, 2015
Disruptors, start your engines: Ride-hailing companies Uber and Lyft are recruiting drivers in Las Vegas in anticipation of their launch later this summer. Lyft has blanketed social media and ...
Dan Hughes, owner of two Batteries Plus Bulbs stores, poses in his North Las Vegas location, 2546 E Craig Road, Monday, June 22, 2015.
From cars to electronics, battery store makes everything run
July 6, 2015
Batteries Plus Bulbs provides local consumers and businesses access to more than 50,000 types of batteries, light bulbs and accessories ranging from the common to the obscure ...
Drones fly at the Autel booth during the International CES Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015, in Las Vegas.
Nevada’s drone industry prepares for takeoff
July 6, 2015
Drones, once regarded as only military weapons or hobbyists’ toys, appear poised to become mainstream in the United States and already have become big business in Nevada. Steve Hill, executive director the Governor’s Office of Economic Development, has estimated Nevada’s drone industry could have an economic impact of up to $8 billion annually ...
Favil West, co-founder and president of the Foundation Assisting Seniors, poses in the charity's equipment storage warehouse in Sun City Anthem Tuesday, March 10, 2015. The nonprofit organization is dedicated to improving the quality of life for seniors.
Nonprofit leader: ‘We believe this program will save lives’
July 6, 2015
Last year, the Foundation Assisting Seniors responded to more than 10,000 requests for assistance services, including nonmedical health assistance, limited home-maintenance assistance, loans of mobility equipment and funding for senior support groups ...
Guest column: Franchising is another avenue for entrepreneurs
July 5, 2015
Franchise systems make extensive use of contracts, which govern all aspects of the business relationship. Historically, contracts have addressed mainly the rights of the franchiser. Recently, some systems (e.g. Taco Bell) have introduced more balanced and shorter contracts. Studies have shown that franchisees often sign contracts without legal representation and end up regretting it ...
In this photo taken Wednesday, July 1, 2015, the New Balance-proposed 950v2 sneaker, which has passed military testing, is displayed at one of company's manufacturing facilities in Boston. New Balance is pressing the Pentagon to buy American-made footwear for the troops instead of sneakers from rival Nike that are made in China.
Military recruits still not using American-made sneakers
July 2, 2015
Last April, the Department of Defense announced military recruits would start using athletic shoes 100 percent made and manufactured in America, in recognition of a law Congress passed in 1941 requiring the department give preference to ...
Music icon, actor and designer Lenny Kravitz joined Sarkis Izmirlian, Baha Mar Chairman and CEO, onstage to celebrate the partnership announcement between Kravitz Design and Baha Mar.
Bahamas concerned about U.S. ruling for casino-resort developer
July 2, 2015
The Bahamas attorney general expressed frustration Thursday with a decision by the developer of a $2.5 billion hotel-and-casino project in Nassau to file for ...
Congressman Cresent Hardy, R-Nev., attends a Memorial Day Ceremony at Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery on Monday, May 24, 2015, in Boulder City.
Hardy failed to pay over $5 million in taxes, loans for his private businesses
July 2, 2015
U.S. Rep. Cresent Hardy, a freshman Republican from Mesquite, is intimately familiar with the green tufts framed by the craggy desert at his hometown’s Falcon Ridge Golf Course. After all, in 2005, he designed the par-71, 18-hole course. An oasis of water and grass planted in a hardscrabble basin, it reflects Hardy’s ambition, the region’s turbulent real estate market — and the lawmaker’s failure to pay ...
In this June 16, 2015, photo in New York, real estate mogul Donald Trump delivers remarks during his announcement that he will run for president of the United States.
NYC to review Trump contracts after controversial remarks
July 1, 2015
New York City officials are reviewing the city's contracts with Donald Trump after statements the GOP presidential hopeful made about ...
Dotty's near Eastern and Serene in Henderson is shown Thursday, March 24, 2011.
Las Vegas still wrestling with rules for tavern gaming
July 1, 2015
The Las Vegas City Council decided today to tackle a technically complicated and politically charged issue that has vexed state and local officials in Nevada for years — how to regulate slot machine gaming in bars. The decision arose ...
Shrubs grow from cracks in the Searchlight Airport runway Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014, in Searchlight.
Bought out of foreclosure, Searchlight airpark could become a draw for RC enthusiasts
July 1, 2015
Bill and Joan Turnbull of Seattle bought the roughly 40-acre property — off U.S. 95 at the southern edge of Searchlight, about 60 miles south of Las Vegas — out of foreclosure for $400,000. They don’t have “hard and fast plans” for the property but are thinking of ...
GOP presidential candidate Marco Rubio speaks to the media while stopping at the World Famous Gold & Silver Pawn Shop during his first visit to Las Vegas as declared candidate Thursday, May 28, 2015.
Congressional push to ban online gaming gains prominence with Rubio
July 1, 2015
The GOP senator's support for an effort to ban gambling on the Internet makes him a key champion for a cause close to the heart of ...
In this Monday, Jan. 12, 2015, file photo, Nike Chairman Phil Knight walks near the field before the NCAA football playoff championship game between Ohio State and Oregon in Arlington, Texas. Knight plans to step down and says he wants Nike President and CEO Mark Parker to succeed him.
Nike co-founder Knight will step down as chairman
June 30, 2015
Nike Chairman Phil Knight, who turned a business selling shoes out of the back of his car into the world's most valuable sports brand, has announced plans to ...

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