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Workers install a rotator hinge at First Solar’s energy plant near Cholame, Calif., Aug. 18, 2016. Apple recently received a federal designation for its energy subsidiary that allowing it to become a wholesale seller of electricity, and will purchase the electricity generated by the plant to power its stores in California.
As energy use rises, corporations turn to their own green utility sources
Aug. 24, 2016
The words are stenciled on the front of the Apple Store, a glass box sandwiched between a nondescript Thai restaurant and a CVS pharmacy in downtown Palo Alto ...
Howard Johnson restaurant to close; 1 remains
Aug. 23, 2016
One of the last two Howard Johnson restaurants will close in a couple of weeks, taking with it its fried clam strips and ice cream — and a slice of …
In this Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015, photo, an employee in the software development department of DraftKings, a daily fantasy sports company, walks past screens displaying the company's online system stats in Boston.
Daily fantasy sports could make a comeback in Nevada
Aug. 23, 2016
Daily fantasy sports websites that were shut down in Nevada because they didn't have gambling licenses want to get back in the game, but officials who set policy for the gambling mecca of Las Vegas weren't impressed. A representative for daily fantasy …
4 health-focused locations to open at District at Green Valley Ranch
Aug. 23, 2016
The District at Green Valley Ranch will get a healthy makeover this winter. Four retailers …
Travelers at the baggage claim in McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas, Aug. 4, 2016. The airport decided as part of a renovation in 2005 to become fully capable of incorporating radio chips into the bag-checking and sorting system. It has handled 160 million chip-tagged bags in the last 10 years.
Las Vegas at forefront of chip technology for checked luggage
Aug. 23, 2016
The airline industry and some airport managers are intent on improving the luggage-tracking rate by looking beyond the 30-year-old baggage bar code. They are adopting ...
Daily fantasy sports cleared to resume in New York state
Aug. 22, 2016
DraftKings, FanDuel and three other daily fantasy sports operators were cleared to resume business in New York on Monday, just in time for the approaching NFL season and Major …
Speedo USA, 3 other sponsors drop Lochte
Aug. 22, 2016
Less than 24 hours after the close of the Rio Olympics, Ryan Lochte took a major financial hit Monday for a drunken incident he initially tried to pass off as an …
People on the Move: Aug. 21-27
Aug. 22, 2016
In the Notes: Mo Nemati, Stephanie Deines, Deborah Danielson, Christianne Klein, Jim McKusick, Cyndi Compan, Richard Metzler, Jared Smith, Jim Anderson and more ...
A birds-eye view of the Las Vegas Strip at dusk, Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2016.
View From The Top: What's right with Las Vegas
Aug. 22, 2016
There seem to be two types of essays penned in local papers about life in Las Vegas: the born-and-raised local who defends the city unconditionally and the skeptical transplant who constantly bemoans what it lacks. Well, as an adopted Las Vegan who has lived on both coasts and abroad, I’ve found much to like.
The owners of the White Sands Motel at 3889 Las Vegas Blvd. South are trying to sell the shuttered, decades-old property for $25 million on Saturday, August 13, 2016. .
How much is a dilapidated Strip motel worth?
Aug. 22, 2016
The faded motel sign on Las Vegas Boulevard invites drivers to pull in, but a quick glance would easily persuade them to keep going. No slot machines, nightclubs, restaurants or even a bed with clean sheets over here. …
Chipper Pastron, founder and partner of MCC Hospitality Group, started working in the food and beverage industry as a teenager and says he knew right away it was his passion.
Restaurateur: On and off the menu, never fear innovation
Aug. 22, 2016
The owner of MCC Hospitality Group talks about the importance of trying new things in business, his longtime love of the food service industry and the fictitious character whose leadership he finds admirable.
Updated overtime rules can improve management
Aug. 22, 2016
Establishing trust and eliciting commitment to results from employees is a key management task. And knowing what work is expected and the approximate effort to produce it is core to good management.
A Virgin Atlantic passenger jet takes off from McCarran International Airport Tuesday, August 2, 2016.
Las Vegas could experience slight turbulence in international tourism
Aug. 22, 2016
Americans comprise the bulk of Las Vegas’ 40 million-plus annual visitors, but international tourists are much more lucrative per person, as they stay longer and spend more money. But lately, this segment of the economy has …
Mitch Britten, CEO of Thrive Cannabis Marketplace, poses at the medical marijuana dispensary, Tuesday, May 17, 2016.
In Nevada, marijuana industry is growing up
Aug. 22, 2016
With prominent businesspeople throwing their hats into the medical marijuana ring and Nevada’s regulatory history, CEO Mitch Britten says the state is fertile ground for the budding industry.
The Data: Aug. 21-27
Aug. 22, 2016
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