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December 1, 2015

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Local shops hoping Small Business Saturday generates big interest
Nov. 27, 2015
Small Business Saturday is a nationwide initiative that began in 2010 to encourage consumers to shop at their local mom-and-pop stores. Sandwiched between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, it’s a reminder that ...
Jay Schuurman, 26, of Sacramento, Calif. competes in the masters acrobatic portion of the World Pizza Games, part of the International Pizza Expo, at the Las Vegas Convention Center Wednesday, March 14, 2012. Schuurman took first place in the masters division.
Accordionists, door makers and tribologists: Las Vegas’ colorful mix of conventions
Nov. 26, 2015
You may not know what tribologists are, but they know Las Vegas. The scientists are among a broad range of groups that hold conventions or trade shows in Sin City, where such other organizations as ...
Nevada taxable sales up 5.1 percent in September
Nov. 25, 2015
Taxable sales, one indicator of the Nevada economy, rose by 5.1 percent in September, the 57th straight month of increases. Sales reached $4.4 billion, with seven of Nevada’s 17 counties reporting ...
The Priscilla nuclear bomb is detonated over Frenchman Flat on June 24, 1957.  The test was one of a series of controversial nuclear tests codenamed Operation Plumbbob.   The 37 kiloton bomb was detonated at 700 feet above the valley floor via hot air balloon. Operation Plumbbob sought to take advantage of the nuclear tests with training exercises, war games and lectures for military personnel on how the atom bomb would change the way wars would be fought, culminating in the actual explosions every 5 days during the late spring and summer of 1957.
With billions at stake, contractors eye bid to operate National Security Site
Nov. 25, 2015
Major contractors, including Lockheed Martin, are exploring bids on a multibillion-dollar opportunity to operate the Nevada National Security Site, the 1,360-square-mile tract once used for nuclear tests and now largely for research on security, emergency response and arms control. The contract, estimated to be worth ...
Dapper Companies recently purchased three properties in the historic Huntridge area of Downtown Las Vegas and has started redeveloping them. Shown is 1120 E. Charleston Blvd., the Huntridge Shopping Center, on November 19, 2015.
Developer spending millions to halt decay in Las Vegas’ Huntridge area
Nov. 25, 2015
Las Vegas investor J Dapper plans to spend a few million dollars to revive a collection of downtrodden properties clustered around the intersection of Maryland Parkway and Charleston Boulevard. And he’s hoping ...
In this Thursday, May 9, 2013, photo, an Allegiant Air jetliner flies over the the the New York-New York Hotel & Casino after taking off from McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas.
Las Vegas airport traffic grows to 4.1 million in October
Nov. 24, 2015
The number of people traveling to and from Las Vegas is once again growing. McCarran International Airport released statistics on Monday showing Las Vegas had 6.4 percent more passengers in October than ...
A view of the SkyVue project across from Mandalay Bay on Monday, Nov. 23, 2015, on Las Vegas Boulevard South. The project was to be the site of an observation wheel.
Site of stalled SkyVue observation wheel for sale on the south Strip
Nov. 24, 2015
After the recession clobbered Las Vegas, real estate investor Howard Bulloch still had big plans for the south Strip, landing approvals to build an amusement park and breaking ground on a 500-foot observation wheel across from Mandalay Bay. “Every airplane that flies in and out of Vegas will fly past that wheel,” he said in spring 2012. Months later, however ...
The renovation of the Smith's at 10616 S. Eastern Ave., Henderson, included the addition of a made-to-order pizza counter with a brick oven.
Westgate welcomes Italian dining spot; store fills in Gap at Downtown Summerlin
Nov. 24, 2015
An Italian restaurant arrives at the Westgate as another shutters at the Rio. Meanwhile, a Smith's renovation adds a range of new services to the store ...
Carpenters work on a home in the Ridges Las Vegas, a luxury residential community in Summerlin, Thursday, June 11, 2015.
Report: Troubles in housing market remain like ‘unwanted house guest’
Nov. 23, 2015
Las Vegas builders sold the fewest homes and pulled the fewest permits in months in October, a new report shows. And while business this year remains above ...
Father Max Oliva is a priest who has written a book on the moral and ethical practices people should use when engaging in business transactions. The author of 7 books lives near the St. Christopher Catholic Church and is a fan of the stained glass in its chapel.
Thou shalt have integrity: Las Vegas priest advises businesspeople about ethics
Nov. 23, 2015
Max Oliva talks about the kind of advice he offers, the variety of people who seek his counsel, and how Las Vegas differs from Canada, where he used to minister.
The List: Credit Unions
Nov. 23, 2015
Find out about credit unions, ranked by assets as of Sept. 30, 2015.
Technology executives lauded by Cox Business, VEGAS INC
Nov. 23, 2015
The fifth annual Las Vegas Top Tech Exec Awards, a collaboration between Cox Business and VEGAS INC, recognizes Southern Nevadans who are helping shape the future ...
Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas speaks at the Black Hat conference Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015, in Las Vegas. The annual computer security conference draws thousands of hackers and security professionals to Las Vegas.
Criminals aren’t the only ones breaking in
Nov. 23, 2015
Meet a lock picker, an urban explorer, a safe cracker and a computer hacker who all call Southern Nevada home. Some of what they do is legal, and encouraged. Some ...
Off the Strip co-owner Tom Goldsbury within his restaurant at The Linq.
Restaurateur: Be aware of the entire experience, not just your performance
Nov. 23, 2015
The founder of the restaurant Off the Strip talks about his emphasis on customer service, the people he most admires and what other restaurants he likes to visit.
Is your business ready to expand its market overseas?
Nov. 23, 2015
Exporting brings many potential benefits, but it's not for everyone.

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