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Brett Warner watches as Alisa Palson works on a project at HeatSync Labs on Sunday, July 27, 2014, in Phoenix. Palson, 22, started attending HeatSync to make clothing and accessories that mimic characters from movies and video games for conferences she attended.
Hackerspaces help techies turn ideas into reality
Aug. 27, 2014
Inside a nondescript garage-like workshop nestled between restaurants, a flower shop and jewelry stores along Main Street, ideas are taking shape. At HeatSync Labs, the tables are littered with computer chips, pens, pads and tools while the room is abuzz with ...
This Aug. 25, 2014, picture shows the Horseshoe Casino in Baltimore. The casino opened its doors Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, and it's the last of five to open in Maryland after lawmakers legalized gambling in the state.
Baltimore’s first casino highlights gaming trend toward urban areas
Aug. 27, 2014
At the Horseshoe Casino's grand opening, showgirls adorned in gold glitter, beaded loincloths, feather headdresses and fuchsia false eyelashes stood atop pedestals in the courtyard, while VIP patrons in high heels and higher hemlines downed glass after glass of champagne. The glitz and glamour Tuesday ...
A Japan Airlines jet taxis to a gate at McCarran International Airport on Friday, July 7, 2000.
Las Vegas airport traffic up 1.9 percent in July
Aug. 27, 2014
Passenger traffic at McCarran International Airport has climbed up 1.9 percent compared with a year earlier. Data released Wednesday show more than 3.7 million people ...
Las Vegans’ credit card debt rising faster than you might think
Aug. 26, 2014
Southern Nevadans are swiping their credit cards more often and racking up debt faster than most consumers nationally. Residents of the Las Vegas metro area had ...
In this Jan. 20, 2014, photo, actress Lindsay Lohan addresses reporters during a news conference at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. Lohan is suing the makers of "Grand Theft Auto." The actress says the latest video game installment used her image and created a character based on her without her permission.
Video game makers: Lindsay Lohan sued us for attention
Aug. 26, 2014
The makes of the "Grand Theft Auto" video games say Lindsay Lohan sued to get attention when she asserted the games' latest installment features a character based on her. In Manhattan court papers made public Tuesday ...
Judge to rule in rent dispute between pizzeria, Tivoli Village
Aug. 26, 2014
A resolution is in sight in a two-year rent dispute between the owners of Radio City Pizzeria and the slowly developing Tivoli Village at Queensridge. Clark County District Court Judge Gloria Sturman this week is expected to ...
The neon sign at Silver Sevens Hotel & Casino is shown in this, July 1, 2013, file photo.
Former Caesars exec named CEO of Affinity Gaming
Aug. 26, 2014
Affinity Gaming, a Las Vegas-based casino company with properties in Nevada, Colorado and the Midwest, announced today that it hired a Caesars Entertainment veteran as its new CEO. Michael Silberling is succeeding David Ross ...
SLS Las Vegas
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 ...
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."
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 ...
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]
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 ...

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