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The Fourth of July from atop Allure Las Vegas on Friday, July 4, 2014, in Las Vegas. Trump International Tower is pictured here.
Trump hotels slammed with fake 's--thole' ratings on Yelp
Jan. 16, 2018
People angered by President Donald Trump's reported remark that African nations and others are "shithole countries" have taken aim at ...
In this Wednesday, June 1, 2016, file photo, Nestle Butterfinger and Crunch candy bars are arranged for a photo in New York.
Nestle selling U.S. candy business for $2.8 billion
Jan. 16, 2018
Swiss food and drink giant Nestle is selling its U.S. candy business to Italy's Ferrero for about $2.8 billion in cash. Ferrero will take over iconic chocolate brands Butterfinger and Crunch bars, as well as the ...
People look through Sony PlayStation VR headsets after a Sony news conference at CES International, Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
CES tech show breaks data, exhibit space records
Jan. 15, 2018
Las Vegas’ largest convention, the CES tech show, broke several records this year. The show, which showcases the latest in consumer electronics, drew more than 175,000 attendees, with more than 3,900 exhibitors. This year, the show spanned 2.75 million square feet of ...
This $750K converted, all-electric Corvette could hit 220 mph
Jan. 15, 2018
One of the fastest electric cars on the market right now started out as a Corvette. Automotive startup Genovation Cars has converted a Chevrolet C7 Corvette into an all-electric supercar that ...
Johnny McMahon learned the value of customer service during his 20-plus years working in the hospitality industry. Recently, he became president and chief operating officer of SpeedVegas.
Exec's thrills: Business, sports, fast cars, educating children
Jan. 15, 2018
The president and chief operating officer of SpeedVegas talks about his appreciation for customer service, names his favorite car to drive and explains his passion for improving education in Nevada.
Five trends in gaming for 2018 and beyond
Jan. 15, 2018
Technology advancements have continually changed the landscape of the gaming industry, and will continue an upward trajectory this year.
Chris Barish, left, and Joe Isidori own Black Tap Burgers Las Vegas, the brand’s first location outside of New York Guests at the Venetian can try Black Tap’s burgers and gravity-defying milkshakes across from the resort’s poker room.
Crafty restaurant taps into the Las Vegas food scene
Jan. 15, 2018
Chris Barish and Chef Joe Isidori have brought crazy shakes and burger salads to the Strip.
The Data: Jan. 14-20
Jan. 15, 2018
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]
The List: 2018 conventions, Jan. 14, 2018
Jan. 15, 2018
Find out about conventions scheduled for 2018. This week, we rank them by expected attendance.
Tools of neuroscience deliver new insights about consumer behavior
Tools of neuroscience deliver new insights about consumer behavior
Jan. 15, 2018
Marketers are always looking for ways to understand consumers and their sometimes-confounding decisions. Neuroscience, the study of how the brain and nervous system function, seems to offer a crucial edge.
The Notes: Philanthropy, Jan. 14-20, 2018
Jan. 15, 2018
In the Notes: Glenda Bona, Ralph Sgamma, Ronald McDonald House Charities, USA Dawgs, Governors Highway Safety Association, Helix Nevada, Henderson Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Smith Center for the Performing Arts and more ...
This Jan. 31, 2014, photo shows a game of Texas Hold 'Em under way on a computer screen in Atlantic City.
Lawmakers to Justice Department: Keep online gambling legal
Jan. 14, 2018
Federal lawmakers who represent New Jersey from both parties have asked the U.S. Justice Department to keep internet gambling legal. In a letter ...
A bird's-eye view of the Las Vegas Strip at dusk, Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2016.
Where is Las Vegas on the business cycle? Six experts weigh in
Jan. 12, 2018
Positive economic news continues through early 2018, furthering a trend from last year’s strong stock market and employment numbers. Locally, hotels are adding convention space and remodeling rooms, the Fontainebleau and Alon deals generated buzz on the Strip and ...
Nevada commission to consider $27M tax refund for AT&T
Jan. 11, 2018
The Nevada Tax Commission will consider approving a nearly $27 million tax refund for AT&T after officials say the company paid sales and use taxes it didn't owe to the state. The Reno Gazette-Journal reports state tax auditors are recommending for ...
In this Monday, Oct. 16, 2017, photo, Migdawlaw Yisrael, a staffer at the University of Alabama at Birmingham's Hill Student Center, pushes a large Amazon Dash button, in Birmingham, Ala. The large Dash buttons are part of the city's campaign to lure Amazon's second headquarters to Birmingham.
Las Vegas, others won't say what they're offering to lure Amazon headquarters
Jan. 11, 2018
State and local governments have been more than happy to play up the amenities they think make their locations the best choice for Amazon's second headquarters. But many of them will not disclose the tax breaks or other financial incentives they are offering the online giant. More than 15 states and ...