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This Jan. 10, 2014, file photo shows passengers as they maneuver through one of the cramped hallways at at New York's LaGuardia Airport.
New York Gov. Cuomo announces new LaGuardia Airport
July 27, 2015
A year after comparing New York's LaGuardia Airport to "some Third World Country," Vice President Joe Biden helped unveil an ambitious plan Monday to rebuild its collection of aging terminals into a modern, unified hub while easing congestion by ...
Bitcoin company teams with Mike Tyson for Las Vegas ATMs
Bitcoin company teams with Mike Tyson for Las Vegas ATMs
July 27, 2015
Bitcoin Direct LLC, a company that registered in Nevada in April, is hoping to make the former heavyweight champion the face of the virtual ...
Bamboo Pool at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas is shown after a fire burned decorative palm trees Saturday, July 25, 2015, on the Strip.
Decorative trees that fueled Cosmopolitan fire aren't regulated by county codes
July 27, 2015
Ron Lynn of the county’s Department of Building and Fire Prevention said current codes govern physical structures such as pool decks and cabanas, but plants and outdoor ...
The People: July 26-August 1
July 27, 2015
In the People: John Collier, James Hsu, George Tu, John Wojcik, Ralph Nietrzeba, Rajeev Chhabra, Vicki Rousseau, Toni Corbin, Jeri Crawford, Lorraine Marshall ...
From left, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., and Sen. Charles Schumer, D-NY., participate in a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, on June 11, 2015. The Senators called on Senate Majority Leader McConnell to quickly move forward with a real path to extending the life of the Export- Import bank. In a symbolic vote, 65 senators voted in favor of extending the bank.
Failure to reauthorize Export-Import Bank upsets business owners
July 27, 2015
On July 1, Congress went into recess without voting to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank, an 81-year-old federal credit agency that provides financial support to help U.S. companies sell goods overseas and allows businesses such as Innova Technologies to export goods even when private insurers are hesitant to partake in risky investments ...
WuHu Noodle, which offers Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese and Thai cuisine, is open at the Silverton. (COURTESY PHOTO)
The Notes: July 26-August 1
July 27, 2015
In the Notes: Downtown Container Park, Matt Smith Physical Therapy, Nevada Title Company, Dutch Bros. East Vegas, AT&T ...
An employee for Text Safe Teens talks to attendees at Tech.Co’s regional startup competition Thursday, July 23, 2015, at the Gold Spike in downtown Las Vegas.
Tech startups go head to head in Las Vegas contest
July 24, 2015
Two teens are sitting in a car. They are smiling, laughing and the driver is looking down at her smartphone when, out of nowhere, a truck slams into the side of their car. The windows shatter ...
In this Thursday, May 9, 2013, file photo, two Allegiant Air jets taxi at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas.
Las Vegas airport sees 3.9 million passengers in June
July 24, 2015
Airport officials in Las Vegas say 3.9 million people flew in and out of the destination in June, a 5.8 percent increase compared to a year ago. McCarran International Airport released statistics Friday that show traffic ...
Desert Springs Hospital launches new cardiac program
July 24, 2015
Desert Springs Hospital has opened a cardiac rehabilitation unit to strengthen patients’ heart muscles and help them adopt healthier lifestyles. Called “Phase II” cardiac rehab, the personalized program ...
StoryBook Homes is planning to build an apartment complex at the northwest corner of Grand Canyon Drive and Tropicana Avenue, as seen Sunday, July 19, 2015.
With luxury complex, homebuilder making leap to Las Vegas’ apartment market
July 24, 2015
The partially built site at Tropicana Avenue and Grand Canyon Drive was supposed to have pricey condos years ago, but previous owners lost the project, dubbed the Mercer, to foreclosure during the recession ...
The Las Vegas Club is shown Thursday, July 23, 2015, in downtown Las Vegas.
Las Vegas Club’s plan for drugstore selling packaged liquor upsets other casinos
July 24, 2015
Public documents show that the casino asked the city of Las Vegas for permission to turn 13,810 square feet of its space into a drugstore that would sell packaged liquor, which has long been a contentious issue on the tourist-focused part of Fremont Street. A drugstore would be the biggest development for the Las Vegas Club since it stopped taking reservations for its hotel rooms after ...
The exterior of the Tropicana on the Las Vegas Strip.
Revenue and earnings rise for Penn National, which is buying Tropicana
July 23, 2015
President and CEO Timothy Wilmott reiterated in a statement today that his company expects to complete its two-phase plan for the Tropicana in the next three to five years ...
In this photo taken Saturday, April 25, 2015, Nevada Sen. Tick Segerblom and Ronald Dreher, government affairs director for Peace Officers Research Association of Nevada, pass by an area with marijuana plants under cultivation as Nevada lawmakers, their staffers and lobbyists toured two retail and grow operations for medical and recreational marijuana in northeast Denver.
Unfilled state regulatory jobs could delay medical marijuana openings in Las Vegas
July 23, 2015
Dozens of medical marijuana businesses in Las Vegas could face delays in their opening dates. The state isn’t rethinking the law that legalized the growth and sale of cannabis for ...
The San Diego Transcript building in seen in San Diego, Calif., on Wednesday, July 22, 2015. The Daily Transcript of San Diego said Wednesday it will publish its last edition Sept. 1, ending a nearly 130-year run in the newspaper business.
San Diego’s Daily Transcript to close after nearly 130 years
July 22, 2015
The Daily Transcript of San Diego said Wednesday it will publish its last edition Sept. 1, ending a nearly 130-year run in the newspaper business ...
A view of a neighborhood with three-story homes in Las Vegas, April 4, 2013.
Home purchases by investors in Las Vegas now on par with national rate
July 22, 2015
Institutional investors — those who purchase at least 10 homes annually — bought 1.9 percent of homes sold in the Las Vegas area in the first half of the year. That’s down from ...

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