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SLS debuts amid high expectations; skateboarding shop to ride park’s success
Aug. 25, 2014
The new SLS Las Vegas is expected to reinvigorate the north end of the Strip, as a paint-and-sip store opens to the Henderson public. Meanwhile, a skateboarding store sets up shop, and ...
The Data: Aug. 24-30
Aug. 24, 2014
All of the information your business needs: Bid opportunities, bankruptcies filed and building permits issued. To add to our data, email us at [email protected]
What the Strip has lost, downtown has gained
Aug. 24, 2014
The Dunes? Gone. Hacienda? Gone. Landmark? Sahara? Gone and gone. And gone is the spaciousness on the Strip, where a half-century ago each hotel and casino stood apart and singular, and Denny’s, McDonald’s and other respites from the casinos lived on corners, surrounded by parking lots ...
Nancy Syzdek, a lecturer at the Greenspun School of Journalism and Media Studies, poses in her office at UNLV Monday, Aug. 11, 2014.
Get your message across in the office
Aug. 24, 2014
Experts in office communication share tips on how to make the most out of your meetings and how to conduct yourself in emails with employees ...
Simple Environmental Service Group owners, from left, include Gary Basson, Sonia Ayala, Ken Feinberg, Danielle Basson, Vince Collet, Jon Metcalf and Alberto Ayala.
Company wastes no opportunity to streamline clients’ recycling
Aug. 24, 2014
"We are the true definition of a waste and recycling management company. We are there from start to finish and do not bail on our clients."
David Siegel, founder and CEO of Westgate Resorts, talks with media before being hoisted more than 200 feet to remove the LVH letters off his newly purchased property Tuesday, July 1, 2014, in Las Vegas.
Lawsuit: Siegel stiffed old family friend
Aug. 24, 2014
Business has gotten personal between the daughter of prominent real estate agent David Atwell (who died in November) and timeshare mogul David Siegel, who recently bought ...
In this Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, photo, a waitress works during the pre-launch rehearsal at the new restaurant Nazdarovie, where the reproduction of a Soviet propaganda poster hangs over the bar area in Havana, Cuba. The new retro-Soviet restaurant serves minty mojitos, but they come mixed with vodka instead of the traditional white rum.
Havana retro-Soviet restaurant a nod to nostalgia
Aug. 22, 2014
There's no rice, beans or fried plantains at Havana's newest private restaurant. You can order a minty mojito, but it'll come mixed with vodka instead of the traditional white rum. The waiters speak Russian, and patrons are expected to order in that language if they want ...
This Aug. 20, 2014 photo released by NBC shows host Jimmy Fallon, left, dumping a bucket of ice water over the head of actress Lindsay Lohan as she participates in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," in New York.
Ice bucket challenge may change the nonprofit world
Aug. 22, 2014
The ice bucket challenge's phenomenal success is making other charitable organizations rethink how they connect with a younger generation of potential donors. Since the ALS Association began tracking the campaign's progress ...
A look at the new SLS Las Vegas on Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014.
With its small casino floor, is SLS offering a look at the future of Las Vegas?
Aug. 22, 2014
At about 60,000 square feet, the casino floor at SLS Las Vegas is smaller than many on the Strip. But the new resort's operators say they're confident that ...
This Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, file photo shows a Bank of America sign in Philadelphia.
Bank of America settlement likely to benefit few
Aug. 21, 2014
Bank of America's record $16.65 billion settlement for its role in selling shoddy mortgage bonds — $7 billion of it geared for consumer relief — offers a glint of hope for desperate homeowners. The settlement requires the second-largest U.S. bank to ...
Homes for sale are shown in the Villas at Black Mountain development near Horizon Ridge Parkway and Gibson Road in Henderson Wednesday, June 1, 2011.
U.S. housing recovery appears to be back on track
Aug. 21, 2014
A fourth straight monthly increase in sales of existing homes provided the latest evidence Thursday that the U.S. housing market is rebounding from a weak start to the year. Housing has been a drag on an otherwise strengthening economy, in part because ...
The Fourth of July from atop Allure Las Vegas on Friday, July 4, 2014, in Las Vegas. SLS Las Vegas, set to open in August, is pictured here.
Just in time: SLS Las Vegas gets gaming license
Aug. 21, 2014
State regulators today gave final approval of a gaming license for SLS Las Vegas, two days before the new resort and casino opens on ...
NV Energy agrees to drop proposed rate hike
Aug. 21, 2014
NV Energy has agreed with consumer advocates to abandon a proposed $37 million rate increase for Las Vegas-area customers. The utility filed a stipulation today ...
The Fourth of July from atop Allure Las Vegas on Friday, July 4, 2014, in Las Vegas. SLS Las Vegas, set to open in August, is pictured here.
SLS signals better times for Las Vegas Strip, broker says
Aug. 21, 2014
The opening of SLS Las Vegas this weekend signals better prospects for development on the Strip, although it probably won’t usher in a pre-recession craze. That was one message delivered Wednesday by ...
The view from Ascaya atop the mountain-mansion development has a fine view of the Strip on Wednesday, August 20, 2014.
Sales of Henderson mountainside mansion lots underway at Ascaya
Aug. 21, 2014
If you want to live on a Henderson mountainside, hundreds of feet above the valley floor, get ready to pay big and build big. Ascaya is ...

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