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A Fresh & Easy market near South Decatur Boulevard and West Cactus Avenue in Las Vegas on Monday, March 19, 2012.
3 Fresh & Easy stores in eastern Las Vegas Valley are set to close
July 30, 2015
Three more Fresh & Easy grocery stores are going out of business in Las Vegas after failed attempts to increase revenue. The stores set to close are in ...
In this Thursday, May 9, 2013, file photo, two Allegiant Air jets taxi at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas.
Allegiant executives were flying plane that ran low on fuel
July 30, 2015
Two executives with pilot licenses were flying the Allegiant Air jet that made an emergency landing at a closed airport because it nearly ran out of fuel. Allegiant ...
Bankruptcy court denies Caesars Entertainment’s quick appeal
July 30, 2015
A bankruptcy court that ruled lawsuits against Caesars Entertainment Corp. would not be halted as the company's debt-heavy subsidiary attempts to emerge from Chapter 11 has also denied the casino company's effort to fast-track an appeal of ...
Tesla employees work on Model S cars at the Tesla factory Thursday, May 14, 2015, in Fremont, Calif.
Tesla offers first incentive in owner referral program
July 29, 2015
Electric car maker Telsa Motors Inc. is offering its first incentive, $1,000 to new-car buyers who are referred by current Tesla owners. Owners who make a referral also will get ...
The watery entrance of Wynn Macau.
Beaten again by Macau, Wynn Resorts profits drop 72 percent in second quarter
July 29, 2015
Revenue from Wynn’s Macau operations was $617 million, down 35.8 percent compared with the second quarter of 2014. CEO Steve Wynn said that Macau “continues to be more of a question than ...
An exterior schematic of Euphoria Wellness, opening soon as a medical marijuana dispensary, during an open house Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, in Las Vegas.
Marijuana dispensary says business going to pot amid opening delays
July 29, 2015
Frustrated by months of delays, a medical marijuana dispensary is requesting internal Clark County records and threatening a lawsuit to get the store open. It passed state and ...
In this Thursday, May 9, 2013, photo, an airline ground worker guides an incoming Allegiant Air jetliner at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas.
Allegiant’s second-quarter earnings are up 62 percent from last year
July 29, 2015
The airline, with small base fares and a large menu of add-on fees, flew more people in the second quarter compared with a year earlier but, to fliers’ delight, charged less money per ticket ...
An aerial view of a neighborhood in the southwest part of the Las Vegas Valley taken from a helicopter May 21, 2012.
Las Vegas ranked last in report on large cities’ housing market health
July 29, 2015
Las Vegas’ housing industry is stronger today than it was after the economy collapsed, but it’s still bogged down by an array of problems — and according to a new report, it’s the unhealthiest market in America. Personal-finance website WalletHub ...
Consumer Reports ranks Centennial Hills as best hospital in region at avoiding infections
July 29, 2015
Centennial Hills Hospital is a local leader in preventing potentially-deadly infections.
A view of construction on the Ikea Las Vegas on Tuesday, July 28, 2015, at Durango Drive and Sunset Road. The store is expected to open next summer.
With Ikea building, a major project finally sprouts at Sunset and Durango
July 29, 2015
When Ikea was in talks to buy a big piece of land in Las Vegas, executives wanted to keep it hush-hush. They even gave the deal a code name in honor of Nevada: “Project Silver.” “I named it myself,” Ikea spokesman Joseph Roth said. Ikea, the popular ...
Allegiant pilot says jet from Las Vegas low on fuel, makes emergency landing
July 28, 2015
The Federal Aviation Administration is looking into why an Allegiant Air pilot declared a plane to be so low on fuel it needed to make an emergency landing last week in ...
Commercial printer Digital Lizard expanding in Las Vegas
July 28, 2015
The new building will transform the company's Las Vegas operations into a high-tech fulfillment center that customers can access online 24 hours a day, seven days a week, Digital Lizard said Tuesday in a news release ...
UGG store, steakhouse open in Las Vegas; downtown bar shutters
July 28, 2015
A bank, shoe store, steakhouse and indoor play center for kids all opened in the Las Vegas Valley this week. Plus: Another Downtown bar has closed its doors ...
Cherry Creek II, UNLV's 26,000 processor supercomputer, is stored at Las Vegas data company Switch, pictured here.
Broken on arrival, UNLV’s supercomputer is now stronger than ever
July 28, 2015
When Intel unloaded the highly anticipated machine, casings were crushed and electronic connections destroyed. The Intel crew assembling the whole thing ...
This Jan. 10, 2014, file photo shows passengers as they maneuver through one of the cramped hallways at at New York's LaGuardia Airport.
New York Gov. Cuomo announces new LaGuardia Airport
July 27, 2015
A year after comparing New York's LaGuardia Airport to "some Third World Country," Vice President Joe Biden helped unveil an ambitious plan Monday to rebuild its collection of aging terminals into a modern, unified hub while easing congestion by ...

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