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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 sales, prices pick up steam in March
April 22, 2015
The Las Vegas homebuilding industry picked up the pace in recent months as sales volume climbed and developers laid out more construction plans. Builders sold 543 new homes in Southern Nevada in March, bringing the year’s ...
New Tesla battery will be paired with rooftop solar panels
April 22, 2015
Tesla Motors says it is ready to unveil plans for two new battery products, including one that will be paired with residential rooftop solar panels to provide ...
Clark County Coroner Michael Murphy stands in an autopsy room Monday, April 20, 2015, at the Coroner's Office. Murphy is leaving for a job with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
‘Never be afraid to show emotion’: What death has taught Clark County coroner
April 22, 2015
After 13 years at the helm of an office that handled more than 15,000 deaths last year, Mike Murphy will say goodbye to the Clark County coroner's office and continue his mission of ...
Nevada Senate Majority Leader Michael Roberson speaks during Senate floor debate on Gov. Brian Sandoval's tax proposal to overhaul the state's business license fees at the Legislative Building in Carson City on Tuesday, April 21, 2015.
For Democrats, Senate’s passage of Sandoval tax plan is bittersweet
April 22, 2015
Session after session, Democrats in the Nevada Legislature failed to pass a tax increase. When they finally got their wish on Tuesday, however, it came with an asterisk in that ...
Developers of the 45-story condo tower Sky Las Vegas, pictured on April 21, 2015, are trying to sell 65 units in a bulk sale.
Developers selling 65 condos in bulk at Strip tower
April 21, 2015
Another bulk-condo sale has hit the market in Las Vegas. Developers of Sky Las Vegas, a 45-story luxury residential tower on the north Strip, have listed ...
Budget carrier adds Las Vegas flights to Copenhagen, Stockholm
April 21, 2015
Norwegian Air Shuttle, a popular low-cost international carrier, will make its Las Vegas debut this fall with nonstop flights between Las Vegas and Copenhagen, Denmark, or Stockholm, Sweden. The new routes are ...
In this Thursday, May 9, 2013, photo, Allegiant Air flight attendant Chris Killian prepares his passengers for the Laredo, Texas-bound flight before it pushes back from the terminal at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas.
Allegiant Air lags in passenger satisfaction survey
April 20, 2015
U.S. airlines get some of the worst consumer reviews of any industry in America, and Las Vegas’ hometown carrier, Allegiant Air, lags below average, a new report shows. Allegiant ranked sixth for passenger satisfaction among ...
Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberte speaks at a news conference Monday, April 20, 2015, in Montreal. Cirque du Soleil has signed a deal to sell a majority stake in the famed circus group to U.S. private equity firm TPG for a reported $1.5 billion.
Cirque du Soleil sells majority stake to private equity
April 20, 2015
The founder of the Cirque Du Soleil said Monday he is giving up the majority stake in his circus troupe that has wowed audiences worldwide for 30 years and propelled him from street performer to billionaire. What was once a small troupe of vagabonds has grown to a 4,000-person operation headquartered in Montreal that will now ...
Army veteran Cristina Alfonso-Zea, 29, poses at her home Tuesday, March 3, 2015. Now employed in IT with a casino company, she previously served in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Programs aimed at getting veterans back to work
April 19, 2015
Several programs are available to help reintroduce military personnel to civilian life ...
The Data: April 19-25
April 19, 2015
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Stephanie Ann Vehon owns Image Empowering and the Style Psychology Academy, a three-semester program that offers certification programs in personal styling and image consulting.
Because like it or not, image matters
April 19, 2015
Stephanie Ann Vahon is in the business of style. For nine years, she has worked as a consultant for individual and corporate clients. And now she’s started a program to train others to be certified image consultants.
Mommy Diaries: How self-described hot mess manages to be mother, business owner
April 19, 2015
I’m a 33-year-old wife, mother, business owner and hot mess.
Nevada Blind Children’s Foundation received $10,000 from Ledcor Construction’s employee giving campaign.
The Notes: Philanthropy, April 19-25
April 19, 2015
In the Notes: Firefighters of Southern Nevada Burn Foundation, Nevada Blind Children’s Foundation, PT’s Entertainment Group, Nacho Daddy, Discovery Children’s Museum and more ...
Henderson commercial real estate broker Joe DeSimone, shown Thursday, April 16, 2015, has taken charge of Railroad Pass. Changes at the historic property are already taking place.
‘Make it shine’: New owner offers light at end of tunnel for Railroad Pass
April 17, 2015
Once a lonely outpost among MGM Resorts' holdings, Railroad Pass is getting some attention under its new owner, Joe DeSimone. The new boss — whose background is in real estate, not gaming — is planning several significant changes that will affect ...
Elaine Wynn speaks during a Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce Business Power Luncheon on Wednesday, May 8, 2013, at the Rio.
Elaine Wynn wins advisory backing in board battle
April 16, 2015
Elaine Wynn has secured a third-party advisory endorsement in her contentious campaign for re-election to the board of Wynn Resorts making her tied with her opponents as the public fight approaches ...

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