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The Notes: March 22-28
March 22, 2015
Pizza Rock, JuiceFarm, Aire Serv of Las Vegas, the Grand Canal Shoppes, Right Now Air, Searchlight Healthcare Clinic, the Silverton and more ...
The Data: March 22-28
March 22, 2015
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The billionaires club is full of possible medical school donors
The billionaires club is full of possible medical school donors
March 22, 2015
UNLV officials are looking for wealthy donors to help support the medical school. Good thing Las Vegas isn't lacking billionaires ...
Nest now: Home design trends for 2015
March 22, 2015
Armed with some basic design tips, a little creativity and a budget that can run the gamut from high to low depending on your comfort level, you easily can make your home feel unique, personal and on point with the latest trends ...
UNLV is in the planning stages for a medical school in which the first class would graduate in the year 2021. Above, UNLV nursing school students run through a simulation with a medical mannequin at the Clinical Simulation Center at Shadow Lane campus in Las Vegas. The nursing program is celebrating its 50th year at the university.
From the ground up: UNLV medical school taking shape
March 22, 2015
Supporters say Las Vegas’ first allopathic medical school will improve health care in Southern Nevada and be an economic driver. To make that happen, though, UNLV and Nevada System of Higher Education officials say they need nearly $27 million up front from the state ...
9 apps to help your business
9 apps to help your business
March 22, 2015
Business owners and managers always are game to try new tricks to increase productivity, manage employees and expenses more efficiently and interact better with clients and customers. Desktop computers have all but replaced paper for business management, and now, mobile applications are getting their turn.
Dr. Douglas Fife is part of the Southern Hills Skin Cancer tumor board, which meets monthly to discuss challenging or rare skin cancer cases and plan how best to help patients.
Tattoo removal is just the beginning for local business
March 22, 2015
Surgical Dermatology & Laser Center is a dermatology practice that specializes in Mohs micrographic surgery and reconstruction for skin cancer, laser tattoo removal, acne scar therapy and laser resurfacing.
Low cost of oil may not spark economic recovery
March 22, 2015
Crude oil prices dropped from about $100 a barrel in July to a low of about $44 on March 6. Lower crude prices lead to lower gasoline prices and cheaper travel to Las Vegas by car. Spending less on gas also puts more money in the pockets of visitors and residents alike. But the net effect of falling gas prices on consumption depends on a 65-year-old theory of consumer spending by Milton Friedman ...
Attorney Mark Riccardi is regional managing partner of Fisher & Phillips, a labor and employment law firm.
Law firm partner: ‘I can bask in the reflected glory of my people’
March 22, 2015
Mark Ricciardi, regional managing partner of Fisher & Phillips, founded the firm’s Las Vegas office and has represented hotels, casinos, financial institutions, manufacturers, government agencies and other businesses since 1987 — including a case that went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court ...
Defense attorney John Arrascada, left, with Harvey Whittemore at his side talks to the media after Whittemore's arraignment Thursday, June 7, 2012, in Reno.
Top Nevada court extends Whittemore law suspension to 2017
March 20, 2015
The Nevada Supreme Court ordered a four-year suspension of Harvey Whittemore's law license Friday, more than doubling the punishment a state bar panel recommended after the ex-lobbyist and developer was convicted two years ago of ...
This undated photo shows Powerball jackpot winner Marie Holmes, second from left, after she received a check from North Carolina Education Lottery executive director Alice Garland, second from right, in Raleigh, N.C. To the left is financial adviser Dexter Perry and attorney Charles Francis, right. Holmes, a single mother of four, came forward Monday, Feb. 23, 2015, as one of three winners in a huge Powerball jackpot.
Lottery proposal: Lifeline for Nevada education, or dead on arrival?
March 20, 2015
Amid all the discussion in Carson City about improving education, one piece of legislation is refloating an old, but likely ill-fated, idea to help fund Nevada’s bottom-tier school system: creating a state lottery. Assembly joint resolution No. 6 would ...
Tariq Ibraham, owner of Evapor8, a hookah lounge and vapor boutique, blows water vapor from an e-cigarette after a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Neonopolis in downtown Las Vegas Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013. Store manager Ahmed Tebha looks on at right.
From pawn shops to guns and ammo, the top 10 most popular store types in Nevada
March 20, 2015
The chic shops lining the Strip may be big draws among tourists, but they’re hardly Nevada’s most popular retail destinations. The collaboration found that video game stores are ...
Aerial view of Las Vegas Valley.
As home prices slow, tougher for homeowners to get ‘above water’
March 19, 2015
Las Vegas’ once-huge rate of underwater homeowners keeps improving, but as price-growth slows, the flow of borrowers escaping upside-down status has ...
4 found guilty in homeowner association fraud trial
March 18, 2015
A Nevada lawyer and three co-defendants have been found guilty of conspiracy and wire fraud in what a jury was told was a sweeping scheme to control homeowner associations and steer business to ...
This Wednesday, March 11, 2015, photo shows Mayor Don Guardian on Atlantic City's Boardwalk — the most valuable spot on the Monopoly board game. The game turns 80 years old on March 19, 2015.
80 years later, how would Atlantic City-based Monopoly look?
March 17, 2015
Monopoly is turning 80. Based on the real-life streets of Atlantic City, Monopoly is one of the world's most popular board games. The greed-driven game, in which competitors try to buy up ...

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