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An exterior photo of the Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino in Buffalo, N.Y., Aug. 3, 2017. The New York state government and the Seneca tribe — who once tossed burning tires on the New York State Thruway during a conflict over state taxes — are once again at odds, after the tribe stopped making contractual payments to the state from its casinos in June.
New York’s bet on new casinos has yet to hit jackpot
Sept. 24, 2017
This was to be a year of celebration for New York’s booming gambling industry, with gleaming new casinos opening, rapturous bettors flocking in and a win-win for the state, with a torrent of new taxes pouring into government coffers at no cost to anyone but ...
Tariff case moving forward, despite solar industry objections
Sept. 22, 2017
A trade case pursuing solar product tariffs is moving forward after a commission found that imports had injured the domestic solar cell industry, a move that opponents say ...
Couples watch the show at Bellagio Fountains on Monday, March 16, 2015, on the Las Vegas Strip.
‘Show’ time: MGM Resorts’ new ad campaign impresses the experts
Sept. 22, 2017
The first ad in MGM Resorts International’s massive new “Welcome to the Show” campaign featured cinema-like video of the company’s properties and attractions interspersed with written text such as “Mankind was not born to be bored” and “We invented MGM to entertain the human race.” What it didn’t ...
Clear Channel Outdoor-Las Vegas President Adam Barthelmess, left, and Aaron Rouse, special agent in charge of the Las Vegas Division of the FBI, speak during a news conference Sept. 21, 2017, to announce a billboard campaign to fight human trafficking.
Las Vegas billboard campaign aimed at combating human trafficking
Sept. 21, 2017
As part of an effort to combat human trafficking, Las Vegas commuters today will begin seeing electronic billboards showing a woman’s mouth being covered by ...
Pahrump utility sells transmission lines to Dallas company
Sept. 20, 2017
Valley Electric Association, a Pahrump-based utility, announced today it has sold its 230-kilovolt transmission system to GridLiance, a Dallas-based operator of transmission systems, for ...
A rendering shows plans for a new building at the Harry Reid UNLV Research & Technology Park.
UNLV technology park expects to construct third building soon
Sept. 19, 2017
The UNLV Harry Reid Research & Technology Park in the southwest valley appears ready to begin construction on a new building. Representatives of the ...
This image provided by MGM Resorts International shows an architectural rendering of a casino proposed for Bridgeport, Conn., announced on Monday, Sept. 18, 2017, by MGM Resorts International and The RCI Group.
MGM announces plans for a new casino in Connecticut
Sept. 18, 2017
MGM Resorts International revealed plans on Monday for a $675 million waterfront casino in Connecticut's largest city, the latest salvo in a competition with two Native American tribes that run two of the world's largest casinos in the southeastern part of the state. MGM is already building ...
Anti-fracking suit seeks to block oil drilling on BLM land
Sept. 18, 2017
Environmentalists have filed an anti-fracking lawsuit in Nevada to block an effort to expand oil and gas drilling on federal land. Two national conservation groups say the Bureau of Land Management is ...
The Notes: Sept. 17-23
Sept. 18, 2017
In the Notes: Michael Bruner, Whitney White, Michael Vallante, Daniel LeCavalier, Larry Ruvo, Dr. Charles “Chip” Martin, Edward Farrell and more ...
The answer may be found within the question
Sept. 18, 2017
Problem-solving and creativity are the same. When we are solving problems, we evaluate our circumstance, identify opportunities, visualize scenarios and judge the results before we act.
Metro Diner owners Tony Grappo, left, and Tony Alonge pose for a photo on location, Thursday, July 13, 2017.
Diners get what they want when they want it
Sept. 18, 2017
Metro Diner, which was featured on the Food Network’s “Diners, Drive-ins and Dives,” offers new takes on classic dishes, such as fried chicken and waffles with homemade strawberry butter and Charleston shrimp and grits. Longtime Las Vegas restaurateur ...
Sidetracks that lead forward: Business professionals say distractions in the workplace, managed correctly, can be beneficial
Sidetracks that lead forward: Business professionals say distractions in the workplace, managed correctly, can be beneficial
Sept. 18, 2017
A recent University of California, Irvine study showed it took up to 23 minutes to recover from a distraction — small wonder then that work environments full of social-media busybodies and shiny objects can sap productivity. On the other hand, employers with some of the most celebrated work environments and cultures, such as Zappos and Google, offer diversions and luxe spaces to let employees get away from their desks. They argue that productivity increases if the brain is given breaks throughout the day.
Celebrating the 2017-18 Angel Awards
Celebrating the 2017-18 Angel Awards
Sept. 18, 2017
The winners of Greenspun Media Group's Angel Awards exemplify the caring and compassion found throughout Southern Nevada. We're happy to shine a spotlight on people and businesses like ...
Dr. Steven DeLisle is passionate about treating patients with special needs, and created the Saving Smiles scholarship to help such patients who are under-resourced. (Christopher DeVargas/staff)
Dentist’s advice: Treat patients like family
Sept. 18, 2017
The owner of Children’s Dentistry talks about his passion for helping patients with special needs, the importance of good staff morale in the workplace and the possibility that he would one day run for public office.
The List: Nonprofit foundations, Sept. 17, 2017
Sept. 18, 2017
Find out about nonprofit foundations. This week, we rank them by assets reported to the Internal Revenue Service as of Aug. 1 ...