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This Aug. 9, 2011, file photo, shows a Wall Street street sign near the New York Stock Exchange, in New York.
U.S. stocks close out their worst month in 3 years
Aug. 31, 2015
August was a brutal month for investors. Fears about a slowdown in China's economy and concerns about when the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates pushed stocks sharply lower this month. While the market recovered much of the ground it lost, the Standard & Poor's 500 index still finished ...
MountainView Hospital
Growing demand at MountainView Hospital prompts $90 million expansion
Aug. 31, 2015
MountainView Hospital is embarking on a $90 million expansion that will unfold over the next 18 months and significantly increase the hospital’s patient capacity ...
Super Bowl XLV Sunday at Lagasse's Stadium at the Palazzo.
Are you ready to watch some football?
Aug. 31, 2015
Las Vegas doesn’t have its own NFL team, but the city is passionate about pro football. Between the bettors and the transplants from states that do have teams, the valley has a dedicated fan base that craves a good watch party. So we put together a list of some of the best spots to enjoy your game, your grub and your beverage.
Ken Goodrich in his office in Las Vegas, Nev. on Aug. 19, 2015.
‘Overcoming seemingly insurmountable obstacles is the foundation of a great company’
Aug. 31, 2015
Ken Goodrich is a Las Vegan who started his company at age 25 with little knowledge of business. He made his share of mistakes but, driven by a philosophy of making positive daily impacts, has persevered.
Elizabeth Blau, founder and CEO of  Blau and Associates, at Andiron Steak & Sea on Thursday, March 26, 2015, in Downtown Summerlin.
Restaurateur has helped Las Vegas food scene evolve into culinary hot spot
Aug. 31, 2015
The well-known restaurateur who recently opened Andiron Steak & Sea at Downtown Summerlin discusses what it takes to survive in the Las Vegas food industry, her commitment to charitable work and why she thinks Yelp has gone overboard.
All that remains of a stream that had once run through the Patch of Heaven church camp property in Parhump owned by pastor Victor Fuentes and wife Annette on Tuesday, July 28, 2015.
Who really has rights to Nevada land?
Aug. 31, 2015
Standoffs between private landowners and the federal government, which owns most of Nevada’s land, have been well-publicized. The latest has a religious twist, with ...
Water safety activist Joseph Vassallo, president of Paragon Pools, was named the Kidde Hero of the Week for his Float Like A Duck program. Using a sidekick named Duckie, Vassallo teaches families about water safety.
The Notes: Philanthropy, Aug. 30-Sept. 5
Aug. 31, 2015
In the Notes: American Cancer Society Las Vegas, Three Square Food Bank, Amerigroup Nevada, NV Energy, McDonald's, Fremont Street Experience, Tronox, Cox Las Vegas, Port of Subs, David Bohnett Foundation, Gay and Lesbian Center of Southern Nevada and more ...
The Data: Aug. 30-Sept. 5
Aug. 31, 2015
All of the information your business needs: Bid opportunities, bankruptcies filed and building permits issued. To add to our data, email us at
Tips for employers who want to test for drugs
Aug. 31, 2015
There are many factors to keep in mind when testing employees for drugs.
Lights are shown on the Riviera facade Sunday, May 3, 2015, before the casino closed.
Icon of Old Vegas will live on
Aug. 31, 2015
The Riviera has closed, but it will not be forgotten. Parts of it will remain on display elsewhere, and for now the building is still being put to use ...
Children reach to pet a South American coati at Roos-N-More in Moapa. The nonprofit business is not technically a zoo but does have hundreds of animals.
Accidental zoo holds out hope that it can remain open
Aug. 31, 2015
When veterinarians Valerie and Jay Holt moved in 2006 to a rural neighborhood in Moapa with a pack of 15 kangaroos and wallabies, they had no intention of starting a zoo. But after adding lemurs, a monitor lizard, an alligator, snakes, birds and other exotic species to a menagerie that grew to more than 200 animals, that’s exactly what they ended up with. In 2009, they started ...
Know where your restaurant is going, and how it will get there
Know where your restaurant is going, and how it will get there
Aug. 31, 2015
Industry experts offer advice on securing a location for a new restaurant. Running the numbers, choosing the right space and negotiating a lease are among the areas that can be problematic for people looking to open their own food service shop.
General Mills sets ambitious goal for greenhouse gas cuts
Aug. 30, 2015
General Mills has set an ambitious goal of reducing its greenhouse gas emissions 28 percent by 2025 — not just within its own operations but from farm to fork to landfill.
UFC fighter Frank Mir, right, sends a kick to the head of trainer Angelo Reyes during training at Hybrid Performance in preparation for his Labor Day weekend fight in the co-main event of UFC 191 against Andrei Arlovski on Friday, August 14, 2015.
Las Vegas legend Frank Mir has plenty of fight left in him
Aug. 30, 2015
Frank Mir, a Las Vegas hometown hero and former UFC heavyweight champion, faces a quick turnaround between fights. Having just beaten Todd Duffee in July, he gets less than two months to prepare for ...
Why NV Energy needs to step up its solar-power game
Aug. 30, 2015
Nevada has an opportunity for a sea change in its approach to meeting energy needs, and the utility should embrace it ...

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