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People wait in line at the Essence cannabis dispensary in Las Vegas, Saturday, July 1, 2017, as recreational sales of marijuana begin.
Why weed could cut into liquor sales across Nevada
Aug. 23, 2017
In three of the first four states to start legal recreational pot sales, an increasing number of consumers are choosing bud over Budweiser. That conclusion comes from a study by New York-based investment and research firm Cowen and Co. In Colorado, Oregon and Washington, domestic beer sales for ...
Tourists take photos at the Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign Saturday, March 14, 2015, on the Strip.
Vegas visitors can use electronic wallet for hotels, show tickets — but not for gambling
Aug. 22, 2017
Next time you visit Las Vegas, you might be able to leave your credit cards at home. Many hotel-casino resorts along the city’s famed Strip now let guests use their digital wallets to pay for ...
Customers at the Essence cannabis shop on Las Vegas Boulevard South line up as sales of recreational marijuana began at midnight in Nevada on Saturday, July 1, 2017.
Nevada Gaming Commission to hash over weed and casinos
Aug. 22, 2017
Nevada’s legalization of recreational marijuana has made life easier for users but more difficult for gaming companies, something the Nevada Gaming Commission hopes to address in a ...
The List: Residential real estate brokerages, Aug. 20, 2017
Aug. 21, 2017
Find out about residential real estate brokerages. This week, we rank them by total 2016 local resale volume.
Business professionals offer advice on asking for a raise
Business professionals offer advice on asking for a raise
Aug. 21, 2017
While asking for a raise often is ticklish and seldom easy, employees can overcome their trepidation — and often get what they deserve — by having facts at hand and the confidence that brings.
From the flea market to the stock market
Aug. 21, 2017
My humble background is why I’ll always have a soft spot in my heart for feisty entrepreneurs. Forty years ago, I was there. I was a small-business owner who had a great idea that I brought to life.
Owners, Clyde and Esther Kim at TUPS Classic Sandwiches in Las Vegas, Nev. on June 30, 2017.
Sandwich shop owner: Consistency, quality are keys to success
Aug. 21, 2017
Clyde Kim opened his lunch spot in 2015, the latest business venture for a man who says his entrepreneurial spirit is inspired by his parents. He’s been in business for himself since 2001 — cafes, pizza restaurants, motels, sushi — but has found his bliss making sandwiches.
The Grape Expectations team from left, KJ Howe, professor of yeastology, Mike Schoenbaechler, winemaker/owner, Chad Evans, head of production and Patty Peters, chief wine wench/owner, at the winemaking school in Henderson Tuesday, July 25, 2017.
Come for the wine, return for the community
Aug. 21, 2017
The part-owner of Grape Expectations discusses the four stages of the winemaking process, shares tips for those interested in creating their own wine, and explains why her team thinks of the workplace as more of a community than a workplace.
People on the Move: Aug. 20-26
Aug. 21, 2017
In the Notes: Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie, Opportunity Village, Mary Croughan, Colin Cowie Lifestyle, Fisher Phillips, Nomad Corporate Yoga, Aria, Hospital Corp. of America and more ...
The Data: Aug. 20-26
Aug. 21, 2017
All of the information your business needs: Bid opportunities, bankruptcies filed and building permits issued. To add to our data, email us at [email protected]
Unions offer tools to battle income inequality
Aug. 20, 2017
I believe in America, in equality and in the women and men who work hard and play by the rules to provide a better life for themselves and their family. So with summer coming to a close and Labor Day just around the corner, it seems the right time to ...
The exterior of the MGM Grand on Thursday, June 6, 2013 on the Las Vegas Strip.
MGM to match employee donations to civil rights groups
Aug. 19, 2017
MGM Resorts International, the largest casino operator on the Las Vegas Strip, said Friday that it would match employee donations made to the ...
Dealer Richard Pope, left, works as Court Manuel, center, and Ed Wanson, right, play at Mint Poker, Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017, in Houston. The games at Mint Poker, which opened three months ago, are played in a large, quarter-circle-shaped room lined with ceiling-to-floor windows that illuminate the club with natural light during the day. Several of the more than 20 poker tables almost always have full games going, even during the middle of the afternoon.
Stacked odds, Texas laws don’t deter new poker club
Aug. 19, 2017
Michael Eakman, a poker aficionado from a young age, has hosted poker tournaments from around the country, but Texas gambling laws have long ...
This Wednesday, March 1, 2017, photo shows an exterior view of the headquarters of Uber in San Francisco.
For Uber, a quiet investor becomes a sudden thorn
Aug. 18, 2017
For the past week, Uber’s board members have been embroiled in conversations over a thorny question: What to do about ...
Pictured at left is Boulevard Books and Video (though the name isn't listed on the marquee), one of six adult emporiums affected by a revised city ordinance.
Restrictions on downtown Las Vegas sex shops loosened
Aug. 17, 2017
Could a facelift for a sex shop help reduce blight in downtown Las Vegas? It may seem counterintuitive, but Councilman Bob Coffin believes the answer is yes, and his fellow Las Vegas City Council members supported the idea ...