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Cameron Cerf holds a protest sign with Southwest Airlines employees at the entrance to Love Field in Dallas, Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014. Saying Southwest Airlines is neglecting workers and its customers, baggage handlers are bringing attention to the company's slide in on-time performance as they seek a new contract after three years of negotiations.
Southwest bag workers picketing over flight delays
Dec. 16, 2014
Saying Southwest Airlines is neglecting workers and its customers, baggage handlers are bringing attention to the company's slide in on-time performance as they seek a new contract. Workers picketed and handed out leaflets to passengers at Denver and ...
A view of the Harmon tower in CityCenter on Friday, Nov. 14, 2014. The planned 47-story tower, stopped at 26 floors, is being demolished by MGM Resorts.
Settlement reached in lawsuit over flawed Strip hotel tower
Dec. 16, 2014
A last-minute settlement avoided trial Tuesday in a massive civil breach-of-contract lawsuit involving casino giant MGM Resorts International and six of seven contractors on ...
Frank Martin, founder of Martin-Harris Construction, one of Las Vegas' biggest contractors, recently sold the company and is poised for retirement within 2 years on Thursday, December 10, 2014.
Q+A: Las Vegas contractor talks city’s colorful past, surviving recession, stepping aside
Dec. 16, 2014
Frank Martin, the 67-year-old co-founder of Martin-Harris Construction, helped build Las Vegas, turning dirt lots into schools, office buildings and casinos. His company was hit hard by the recession, but survived. But now, with business improving, Martin is ready to call it a ...
An exterior view of Caesars Palace on Thursday, June 6, 2013.
Caesars misses $225 million interest payment
Dec. 15, 2014
Caesars Entertainment Corp. officials say they won't make a $225 million interest payment due Monday on some of its debt as the company keeps negotiating with senior bondholders to restructure the company's finances. ...
Report: Nevada among top states for mortgage fraud
Dec. 15, 2014
Mortgage fraud is rising nationally and remains more active in Nevada than in almost every other state, a new report shows. Some 74 percent of U.S. home loans last year involved ...
An exterior view of the Golden Nugget in downtown Las Vegas on Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013.
$15 million renovation at Golden Nugget completed; popular comic book store plans comeback
Dec. 15, 2014
A $15 million renovation has given the Golden Nugget’s Gold Tower a sparkling look. Also, restaurant openings spread across the Las Vegas Valley, Cox Communications celebrates added services, and a popular comic-book retailer ...
1950's thru 1960's Aprons for purchase at Amberjoys Vintage Closet in downtown Las Vegas. Aprons retail anywhere between $20 and $60.
Shop local: A guide to the perfect Christmas gifts, right around the corner
Dec. 15, 2014
Sure, you can hit up a big-box retailer or department store when looking for gifts, but why not shop local? You can support your community, find something unique and snag some great deals. Here are some suggestions ...
The Notes: Dec. 14-20
Dec. 14, 2014
In the Notes: Showtime Tours of Las Vegas, Abbott Law Chartered, Catapult Global, DEQ Systems, FBM, HT Precision Technologies, MAC Cosmetics, FirstService Residential, National Licensing Services, Barley's Casino & Brewing Company and more ...
Talks Westgate L.V. plans
Lawsuit against Westgate owner dismissed, for now
Dec. 14, 2014
Heather Atwell vows to continue the fight ...
Did Tesla Motors open doors for Apex industrial park?
Dec. 14, 2014
Since opening more than 20 years ago, Apex Industrial Park has found itself stuck. Businesses are reluctant to locate there because there’s not enough water to support manufacturing and other ...
Let it snow, let it snow — please, let it snow
Dec. 14, 2014
Across the country, the winter sports industry has increasingly struggled with unpredictable winters and decreasing snowpack, phenomena attributed to climate change. ...
Emily Rawlings, left, owns Dynamic Music Therapy. Bailey Hinz is an independent contractor.
Singing the praises of music therapy
Dec. 14, 2014
The biggest challenge about running her business isn’t outperforming the competition, Emily Rawlings says — it’s educating the community about the existence and benefits of music therapy.
The Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign isn't actually in Las Vegas.
Are you in Las Vegas? You may be surprised
Dec. 14, 2014
Just because you’re strolling down the Strip, doesn’t mean you’re in Las Vegas. When Las Vegas incorporated in 1911, landowners could choose to remain unaffiliated with the new city. That’s why today, most of the Strip — from Sahara Avenue to Mandalay Bay — sits in unincorporated Clark County. You’d think most locals would know that, but ...
The Data: Dec. 14-20
Dec. 14, 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]
Nonprofit trying to tackle Nevada’s mental illness crisis
Dec. 14, 2014
The Nellie Bly Leadership Society was formed to focus on raising funds and awareness to help those in need of help.

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