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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 ...
A foreclosed home on Airview Court, in a neighborhood near Tenaya Way and Russell Road, is shown Thursday, June 25, 2015.
Home repossessions are rising as banks start to clear out foreclosure backlog
June 26, 2015
Lenders are ramping up foreclosures in Southern Nevada, seizing homes that in many cases likely have been in default — and possibly empty and in disrepair — for a considerable ...
A man operates a joystick for a skill-based bonus game on an IGT slot machine during the Global Gaming Expo (G2E) at the Sands Expo Center on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012.
Regulators begin the tricky task of forming rules for skill-based slot games
June 24, 2015
Nevada's effort to make casino floors feel more like arcades advanced Wednesday as gaming regulators started crafting the rules that will govern the introduction of skill into the state’s slot machines. The Gaming Control Board ...
Report: Tesla meeting hiring, investment requirements for gigafactory
June 24, 2015
Tesla Motors’ Reno gigafactory has hired nearly 600 Nevada residents since construction began last year, according a report from the Governor’s Office of Economic Development. The lithium-ion battery plant ...
The Heisman Trophy won in 1984 by Boston College quarterback Doug Flutie is displayed at Plainridge Park Casino in Plainville, Mass., Tuesday, June 23, 2015. The casino, a slot machine parlor, opened Wednesday, June, 24, 2015. The Plainridge Park Casino represents the first gambling destination to open since state lawmakers approved a casino law in 2011.
Massachusetts’ first slots parlor opens to eager gamblers
June 24, 2015
The start of casino gambling in Massachusetts kicked off Wednesday as the state's first slots parlor, Plainridge Park Casino, officially opened for business to a large and eager crowd of gamblers. Hundreds of special guests cheered as casino officials and state gambling regulators cut a ceremonial ribbon held by two women dressed like Las Vegas showgirls. "It's showtime!" state Gaming Commission Chairman Stephen Crosby declared, calling it ...
The Ikea logo is shown on the side of the warehouse-sized store during the grand opening of New York City's first Ikea on Wednesday, June 18, 2008, in the Red Hook section of Brooklyn. The company plans to open its first Nevada store in the Las Vegas-area.
Ikea raises minimum wage for U.S. workers 2nd year in a row
June 24, 2015
Ikea's U.S division is raising the minimum wage for the second year in a row as the Swedish ready-to-assemble furniture chain looks to improve its relations with workers and reduce ...
Clark County unemployment hits lowest level since 2008
June 23, 2015
The state Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation reported Tuesday that there were an estimated 68,862 jobless people compared with 73,600 in April, when the rate was 7.2 percent ...
Merger deal involving Las Vegas-based Sartini Gaming moves ahead
June 23, 2015
Shareholders in the parent company of the Rocky Gap Casino Resort near Cumberland, Maryland, have approved a proposed merger with Las Vegas-based Sartini Gaming Inc. Lakes Entertainment Inc. of Minnetonka, Minnesota, announced ...
Gary Bettman, commissioner of the NHL, addresses the crowd as Bill Foley, chairman of Fidelity National Financial Inc., Black Knight and FIS, listens during the "Let's Bring Hockey to Las Vegas!" press conference Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015, at MGM Grand Ballroom.
NHL in Las Vegas this week — and possibly for good
June 23, 2015
Putting a major league team here permanently felt like a matter of time. MGM Resorts International and the Anschutz Entertainment Group, which owns Staples Center in Los Angeles, broke ground in 2014 on a privately financed arena, scheduled to ...
In this Thursday, May 9, 2013, file photo, two Allegiant Air jets taxi at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas.
Allegiant Air adding Florida flights from Rochester in October
June 23, 2015
Nevada-based Allegiant Air says it will start non-stop service from Rochester to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, this fall. The discount air carrier owned by Allegiant Travel Co. and Monroe County officials announced ...
In this Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, photo, marijuana matures in ideal conditions at the Medicine Man dispensary and grow operation in northeast Denver.
Two years after getting green light, why hasn’t marijuana industry sparked to life?
June 23, 2015
Not a single gram of marijuana has been sold by any Nevada dispensary, despite it being two years since the Legislature approved a system of growing facilities and ...
Taylor Swift performs at Rock in Rio USA on Friday, May 15, 2015, in Las Vegas.
Apple’s about-face reveals cracks in music industry
June 22, 2015
Apple's abrupt about-face on paying royalties for songs during a three-month free-trial period for its new music service was a symbolic victory for superstar Taylor Swift and other artists, and a shrewd business move by Apple, at a time when ...
Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk speaks at a press conference after Nevada was chosen as the new site for a $5 billion car battery gigafactory, which will be built east of Reno. Several hundred people attended the media event at the Capitol in Carson City, Nev., on Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Cathleen Allison)
Reno bets Tesla gigafactory will erase image as downmarket Las Vegas
June 22, 2015
Elon Musk’s sprawling factory outside Reno, Nevada, won’t start making batteries until next year, and local residents are already talking up the “Tesla effect.” Tesla employees have begun relocating from ...
Martha Stewart hosts a book signing for her new book Dinner at Home at Williams-Sonoma in Las Vegas on Dec. 8, 2009.
Martha Stewart Living acquired for $353 million
June 22, 2015
Martha Stewart single-handedly changed the game for home decorating and cooking in the late 1990s, becoming the "it" designer for all things domestic. But the announcement on Monday of an acquisition of her media and merchandising empire in a deal that ...

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