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August 26, 2016

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  • Apple boosts iPhone security after Mideast spyware discovery
    Aug. 25, 2016
    A botched attempt to break into the iPhone of an Arab activist using hitherto unknown espionage software has trigged a global upgrade of Apple's mobile operating system, researchers said Thursday. The spyware took advantage of ...
  • A Southwest Airlines passenger jet takes off from McCarran International Airport Tuesday, August 2, 2016.
    Las Vegas airport traffic up in July with 4.1 million passengers
    Aug. 25, 2016
    The Las Vegas airport saw more than 4.1 million passengers in July, marking another month of growth. McCarran International Airport released statistics Thursday that show traffic was up ...
  • Elvis impersonator Brendan Paul sings at the wedding of Rhonda and Erik Williams, of Celebration, Fla., Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2001, at the Graceland Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas.
    Wedding chapel owner follows dreams from rural Kentucky to Las Vegas
    Aug. 24, 2016
    At the Graceland Wedding Chapel, you can have your ceremony — be it a marriage, vow renewal or even a joke ceremony that will really get your Facebook friends reeling — in the presence of, and accompanied by songs from, The King ...
  • Workers install a rotator hinge at First Solar’s energy plant near Cholame, Calif., Aug. 18, 2016. Apple recently received a federal designation for its energy subsidiary that allowing it to become a wholesale seller of electricity, and will purchase the electricity generated by the plant to power its stores in California.
    As energy use rises, corporations turn to their own green utility sources
    Aug. 24, 2016
    The words are stenciled on the front of the Apple Store, a glass box sandwiched between a nondescript Thai restaurant and a CVS pharmacy in downtown Palo Alto ...
  • Howard Johnson restaurant to close; 1 remains
    Aug. 23, 2016
    One of the last two Howard Johnson restaurants will close in a couple of weeks, taking with it its fried clam strips and ice cream — and a slice of …
  • In this Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015, photo, an employee in the software development department of DraftKings, a daily fantasy sports company, walks past screens displaying the company's online system stats in Boston.
    Daily fantasy sports could make a comeback in Nevada
    Aug. 23, 2016
    Daily fantasy sports websites that were shut down in Nevada because they didn't have gambling licenses want to get back in the game, but officials who set policy for the gambling mecca of Las Vegas weren't impressed. A representative for daily fantasy …
  • Wynn Las Vegas is shown in this Sept. 30, 2015, photo.
    Penny slot fortune: Hawaii woman wins $10.7M jackpot at Wynn Las Vegas
    Aug. 23, 2016
    The woman, from Oahu, Hawaii, was playing an IGT Megabucks Wynn Wheel machine with $3 wagers around 9 p.m. when she it the jackpot ...
  • Daily fantasy sports cleared to resume in New York state
    Aug. 22, 2016
    DraftKings, FanDuel and three other daily fantasy sports operators were cleared to resume business in New York on Monday, just in time for the approaching NFL season and Major …
  • Speedo USA, 3 other sponsors drop Lochte
    Aug. 22, 2016
    Less than 24 hours after the close of the Rio Olympics, Ryan Lochte took a major financial hit Monday for a drunken incident he initially tried to pass off as an …
  • Chipper Pastron, founder and partner of MCC Hospitality Group, started working in the food and beverage industry as a teenager and says he knew right away it was his passion.
    Restaurateur: On and off the menu, never fear innovation
    Aug. 22, 2016
    The owner of MCC Hospitality Group talks about the importance of trying new things in business, his longtime love of the food service industry and the fictitious character whose leadership he finds admirable.
  • Mitch Britten, CEO of Thrive Cannabis Marketplace, poses at the medical marijuana dispensary, Tuesday, May 17, 2016.
    In Nevada, marijuana industry is growing up
    Aug. 22, 2016
    With prominent businesspeople throwing their hats into the medical marijuana ring and Nevada’s regulatory history, CEO Mitch Britten says the state is fertile ground for the budding industry.
  • People on the Move: Aug. 21-27
    Aug. 22, 2016
    In the Notes: Mo Nemati, Stephanie Deines, Deborah Danielson, Christianne Klein, Jim McKusick, Cyndi Compan, Richard Metzler, Jared Smith, Jim Anderson and more ...
  • Updated overtime rules can improve management
    Aug. 22, 2016
    Establishing trust and eliciting commitment to results from employees is a key management task. And knowing what work is expected and the approximate effort to produce it is core to good management.
  • The Data: Aug. 21-27
    Aug. 22, 2016
    All of the information your business needs: Bid opportunities, bankruptcies filed and building permits issued. To add to our data, email us at research@vegasinc.com.
  • The List: Residential real estate brokerages, Aug. 22, 2016
    Aug. 22, 2016
    Find out about residential real estate brokerages. This week, we rank them by by total 2015 local resale volume as of July 1.
  • A Virgin Atlantic passenger jet takes off from McCarran International Airport Tuesday, August 2, 2016.
    Las Vegas could experience slight turbulence in international tourism
    Aug. 22, 2016
    Americans comprise the bulk of Las Vegas’ 40 million-plus annual visitors, but international tourists are much more lucrative per person, as they stay longer and spend more money. But lately, this segment of the economy has …
  • The owners of the White Sands Motel at 3889 Las Vegas Blvd. South are trying to sell the shuttered, decades-old property for $25 million on Saturday, August 13, 2016. .
    How much is a dilapidated Strip motel worth?
    Aug. 22, 2016
    The faded motel sign on Las Vegas Boulevard invites drivers to pull in, but a quick glance would easily persuade them to keep going. No slot machines, nightclubs, restaurants or even a bed with clean sheets over here. …
  • A birds-eye view of the Las Vegas Strip at dusk, Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2016.
    View From The Top: What's right with Las Vegas
    Aug. 22, 2016
    There seem to be two types of essays penned in local papers about life in Las Vegas: the born-and-raised local who defends the city unconditionally and the skeptical transplant who constantly bemoans what it lacks. Well, as an adopted Las Vegan who has lived on both coasts and abroad, I’ve found much to like.
  • United States' Erik Kynard competes in the high jump finals during the athletics competitions of the 2016 Summer Olympics at the Olympic stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
    Viewing numbers down, streaming up for Olympics
    Aug. 16, 2016
    While NBC's prime-time television ratings are down, fans are clearly seeking out the Olympics on other …
  • Gawker sold to Univision after Hulk Hogan case
    Aug. 16, 2016
    Spanish-language broadcaster Univision won an auction Tuesday for Gawker Media, which was put on the block in the aftermath of a $140 million judgment against it in the Hulk Hogan …
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