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A $350K Rolls-Royce, $225K ’Vette and more: See the cars in the upcoming Rogers Museum auction
Feb. 27, 2015
More than 230 vehicles will go up for auction Saturday at the Jim Rogers Classic Car Museum, ranging from a 1915 Model T to an exotic electric-powered car produced in 2012. Proceeds will go to the Rogers Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to ...
Realtor Helen Riley and Fafie Moore, a Realty Executives owner/broker, leave a home being offered for sale in Henderson on Monday, April 8, 2013.
Report: House flipping in Las Vegas has scaled back but remains lucrative
Feb. 26, 2015
House flippers are slowing down in Las Vegas and making less money than investors nationally, but they’re still doing plenty of deals here and ...
Nevada taxable sales up 10.2 percent in December
Feb. 26, 2015
Taxable sales in December were strong in Nevada, up 10.2 percent compared to the same month in 2013. The state Department of Taxation reported ...
Interview with UMC CEO Mason VanHouweling on Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015.
From turmoil to turnaround? UMC’s new CEO discusses hospital’s status
Feb. 26, 2015
Amid turmoil, turnover and changes brought on by the Affordable Care Act, UMC turned a corner last year, new CEO Mason VanHouweling said. "I think the community is going to be pleasantly surprised with ...
A home at the Desert Garden condo complex, 1720 W. Bonanza Road, shown above on the right Monday, Feb. 23, 2015, sold for $10,000 in cash in 2014, the cheapest resale in the area last year. The estate at 99 Hawk Ridge Drive in Summerlin, left, sold for $8 million in cash in 2014, the most expensive resale in the area last year.
A tale of two ‘bargains’: One Las Vegas home sold for $8M, the other for $10K
Feb. 25, 2015
At the base of Las Vegas’ western mountain range, a mansion in the Ridges, one of the wealthiest and most exclusive areas of town, has a movie theater with a 15-foot screen, a fitness room, a 4,600-square-foot guest house and a sleek pool area fit for a boutique hotel.
This Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, photo taken in Newark, N.J., shows smartphones displaying Uber car availability in New York.
Uber partners with Starwood, giving hotel points for rides
Feb. 24, 2015
Uber is partnering with hotel chain Starwood to give riders a bit more incentive to choose the ride-hailing service over a taxi. Uber passengers can now earn one Starwood rewards point for each dollar they spend on ...
Nevada agency to host construction job fair at Cashman Center
Feb. 24, 2015
Looking for a job in construction? The state Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation and Nevada JobConnect will host a free construction job fair ...
Six former Food 4 Less stores reopening as Smith’s
Six former Food 4 Less stores reopening as Smith’s
Feb. 24, 2015
A $25 million makeover turning six Food 4 Less discount grocers in the Las Vegas Valley into Smith’s Food & Drug stores is nearing completion. Management will reopen the stores as ...
A construction worker is shown in this file photo from early 2008, when Las Vegas was starting to feel the effects of the Great Recession.
Beyond unemployment: A look at where Las Vegas jobs are coming back
Feb. 24, 2015
For the first time in years, new-year economic forecasts are optimistic. A recent jobs reports showed the state’s lowest unemployment rate and highest number of employers since 2008. Compounded with Las Vegas’ record number of visitors in 2014 and Nevada’s booming population, all signs point to a successful ...
Number of Nevada employers hits record high
Feb. 23, 2015
Nevada’s employer count hit a record high in the fourth quarter of 2014. The number of employers in the state grew to 61,200 from October to December last year ...
Pinches' torta al pastor.
A club reopens, the Strip gets even more shopping and taco lovers have another reason to rejoice
Feb. 23, 2015
A new outdoor shopping experience on the strip will entertain tourists in the coming months, and a number of new restaurants across the valley will surely have locals’ stomachs growling. Also this month, a recreation center closes ...
Whistleblowers: Be ready for the blowback
Whistleblowers: Be ready for the blowback
Feb. 22, 2015
Workers who want to blow the whistle on corruption within their companies should prepare themselves before moving forward. Even if they are right about their suspicions, they can face retaliation from their employer — and unless they take the right steps, the law may not protect them from being fired.
Devin Brooks, CEO of Brooks Behavioral Healthcare Center, poses in a waiting room at the center in North Las Vegas Sunday, Jan 11, 2015.
Helping the community thrive is priority No. 1
Feb. 22, 2015
The president and CEO of Brooks Behavioral Health Center gives advice for those struggling with substance abuse and talks about his hands-on management style and why it’s so important to him as a local to give back to the community.
The Notes: Feb. 22-28
Feb. 22, 2015
In the Notes: MGM Resorts International, Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas, Vox Solid Communications, Spring Valley Hospital and more ...
People on the Move: Feb. 22-28
Feb. 22, 2015
In the People: Drs. Keith Brill, Amit Garg, Jocelyn Ivie and Donna Miller; Dr. Joseph Johnson, Lawrence Weekly, Chuck Bowling, Bill Noonan, Tom Jenkin, Joel Just, David Stone, Katie Lever, Ruby Jacenko, Todd MIchaels, Thomas Jingoli and more ...

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