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In this Monday, Jan. 12, 2015, file photo, Nike Chairman Phil Knight walks near the field before the NCAA football playoff championship game between Ohio State and Oregon in Arlington, Texas. Knight plans to step down and says he wants Nike President and CEO Mark Parker to succeed him.
Nike co-founder Knight will step down as chairman
June 30, 2015
Nike Chairman Phil Knight, who turned a business selling shoes out of the back of his car into the world's most valuable sports brand, has announced plans to ...
In this April 23, 2013, file photo, a JetBlue plane takes off in view of the air traffic control tower at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Seattle.
After resisting for years, JetBlue adds checked bag fee
June 30, 2015
The era of free checked suitcases on JetBlue has come to an end. The airline proudly proclaimed itself a holdout on fees for years, allowing passengers to check one bag for free. Now it will charge up to $25 for checked luggage. The move leaves Southwest Airlines as the ...
A Crispy Turkey Sandwich served at PDQ on April 6, 2015.
Now open: Video game bar, Starbucks and chicken galore
June 30, 2015
Las Vegas recognizes history with a popular coffee chain, returns to “old school” with the opening of a mom-and-pop shop, and looks to the future with ...
In this June 26, 2015, photo, President Barack Obama speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. The Obama administration will propose requiring overtime pay for workers who earn nearly $1,000 per week, three individuals familiar with the plan said Monday, June 29.
Obama to propose making 5 million more eligible for OT
June 29, 2015
The Obama administration will propose requiring overtime pay for workers who earn nearly $1,000 per week, three individuals familiar with the plan said Monday, more than doubling the current threshold and ...
Exterior view of the NV Energy building Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, in Las Vegas.
Switch, Sands, Wynn mum at PUC meeting
June 29, 2015
Continuing the effort to cut ties with the state’s largest power provider, representatives from the casino and energy industries met with officials from the ...
Las Vegas car dealerships settle with FTC over deceptive ads
June 29, 2015
A Las Vegas car dealership accused of using deceptive ads reached a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission with the help of Nevada's former attorney general. The FTC announced Monday that two dealerships ...
Terry Downey, president and general manager of Aliante, has little time or patience for pessimism.
Aliante Gaming leader: Innovation adds to casino’s success
June 29, 2015
Terry Downey had retired after a long and successful career with Station Casinos. But he was talked back into working and became president and general manager of Aliante Gaming, which runs Aliante Casino and Hotel in North Las Vegas ...
Construction continues on a medical project being financed by Meadows Bank on June 19, 2015 in Las Vegas. The project site is on Wigwam Avenue just east of Eastern Avenue.
Commercial real estate is slowly making a comeback, but banks are being more cautious
June 29, 2015
Southern Nevada’s banks have drastically cut back on construction and development lending since the market tanked. They’ve boosted profits and overall lending, but when it comes to real estate development, bankers aren’t opening the vault nearly as often as they did during the go-go years last decade ...
Sola Salons are stand-alone suites where stylists, manicurists, estheticians, massage therapists and others can rent space without feeling like someone else’s employees.
Salon’s business model: Empower professionals to work for themselves
June 28, 2015
As a new concept in salon ownership, it took some time and creative marketing to help salon professionals understand how Sola is different from a traditional salon. Elegantly furnished, individually-sized stand-alone salon suites allow them to be their own boss ...
Taxi cab drivers gather Friday, May 29, 2015, in front of Caesars Palace to protest Uber, the ride-hailing service trying to break into the Las Vegas market. Laws signed by Gov. Brian Sandoval opened the door, but there remain details to be worked out before Uber drivers can pick up customers on the Strip.
Ride-hailing services revving up again in Nevada
June 28, 2015
After a thwarted launch last year and four months of intense lobbying at the Nevada Legislature, Uber now can legally operate its ride-hailing service in Nevada, thanks to a pair of laws signed last month ...
Nevada falls 16 spots to No. 45 in CNBC’s rankings of top states for business
June 26, 2015
“The Silver State offers a ready supply of employees, but the workforce is tarnished by the worst education system in the country,” the report said ...
Casino mogul James Packer's group has filed plans with Clark County for a Strip resort known as Alon Las Vegas. A photo of a rendering of Alon, taken Friday, June 26, 2015, is shown above.
Vision for Alon Las Vegas, resort on former New Frontier site, is filed with county
June 26, 2015
Plans filed with Clark County late last month show a two-tower, 1,100-room project called Alon Las Vegas to be built on the 34.6-acre site just north of Fashion Show mall ...
A view of model homes in a Ryland Homes subdivision at Buffalo and Diablo drives in the southwest valley Sunday, April 5, 2015.
New-home prices, sales and permits up this year in Southern Nevada
June 26, 2015
Las Vegas homebuilders are gaining speed with rising sales, prices and construction plans, a new report shows. Builders sold 527 new homes in Southern Nevada last month, bringing the year’s total to 2,360, a year-to-year ...
In this file photo, long lines form outside a security checkpoint at McCarran International Airport.
Boxing, special events lift Las Vegas airport to busiest May since 2007
June 26, 2015
Airport officials say the number of travelers flying into and out of Las Vegas in May jumped 5.7 percent to nearly 4 million passengers. McCarran International Airport officials reported ...
Nurse practitioner Francine Clegg puts in an airway in a patient in the University Medical Center ER on Friday, March 13, 2015, under the direction of attending physicians.
Despite court’s ruling on Affordable Care Act, expect new debate in Nevada
June 26, 2015
With the U.S. Supreme Court ending the latest GOP attack on the Affordable Care Act on Thursday, Nevada will now see a new wave of debate about President Barack Obama’s landmark law. Two policy areas in the state will likely emerge as ...

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