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January 22, 2017

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Peaceful debates after peaceful transfer of power
Jan. 22, 2017
Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States on Jan. 20. Rather than soothe the raw partisanship that plagued the election and its aftermath, it seemed to stoke discord, from the boycott by Democratic members of Congress to the massive protests near the White House and continued strife on social media.
Las Vegas Sands Corp. owns the Venetian and Palazzo.
Las Vegas Sands paying $7 million to settle corrupt practices probe
Jan. 19, 2017
Billionaire Sheldon Adelson's casino company is paying almost $7 million to U.S. authorities to end a more than five-year corrupt practices investigation of ...
US stock indexes stay stuck; bond yields and dollar rise
Jan. 18, 2017
U.S. stock indexes stuck to their holding pattern Wednesday, as the Standard & Poor's 500 index entered its most listless stretch of trading in more than three years ...
Nevada jobless rate falls to 5.1 percent; lowest in 9 years
Jan. 17, 2017
Nevada's unemployment rate ended 2016 at 5.1 percent, the lowest in nine years. The Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation reported Tuesday that in a year-to-year comparison, the jobless rate was ...
In this May 9, 2013, file photo, a worker pushes shopping carts in front of a Wal-Mart store in La Habra, Calif.
Wal-Mart to add about 10,000 retail jobs in the U.S.
Jan. 17, 2017
Wal-Mart plans to add about 10,000 retail jobs in the U.S. as it opens new stores and expands existing locations. The world's biggest retailer said Tuesday that its plans will also generate about 24,000 construction jobs. The jobs will come from the opening of 59 new, expanded and ...
The List: Taxicab operators, Jan. 16, 2017
Jan. 16, 2017
Find out about taxicab operators. We rank them by revenue from first 11 months of 2016.
A drone takes flight during a groundbreaking ceremony held at Nevada State College for the HUVR or Henderson Unmanned Vehicle Range on Jan. 4, 2017.
Broad acceptance of drones — and industry growth — depends on smart regulation
Jan. 16, 2017
Drone industry leaders and government officials bantered during a CES panel discussion last week on regulation, specifically what needs to be done to create a clear set of guidelines from the federal level on down to the neighborhood streets. The race, as both sides see it, is against time: one major accident involving a drone could cause public panic and knee-jerk political response before those working on a comprehensive solution can present their case.
This time, Southern Nevada’s economic growth is sustainable
Jan. 16, 2017
What a wonderful time to be doing business in Las Vegas. Our community has come a long way from the Great Recession. We are achieving record visitor volume, our unemployment rate is near 5 percent and long-awaited commercial developments have been completed and are flourishing.
Keys to combating proliferating pessimism
Jan. 16, 2017
Many lean on New Year’s resolutions in an attempt to promote positive life changes, but reports indicate that upward of 25 percent of people who made resolutions had already failed at keeping them within seven days.
The Data: Jan. 15-21
Jan. 16, 2017
All of the information your business needs: Bid opportunities, bankruptcies filed and building permits issued. To add to our data, email us at
Marcus Mollmann is CEO of Closetbox, which opened a Southern Nevada location last October and serves 53 markets across 38 states. The company picks up boxes and furniture from customers’ homes, then stores the items at its guarded facility. The company also delivers items back to customers’ homes and, given notice, allows clients to visit the facility to grab their possessions.
Closetbox offers self-storage, sans the hardest parts
Jan. 16, 2017
Marcus Mollmann and his wife, Katy, came up with the idea for their business when they needed some extra hands around the house following the birth of their twins.
Glen Meadows, director of ancillary gaming at Station Casinos, worked with the late Bobby Dean to create Station’s $600K Big Bingo Weekend, a four-day event.
At Station, versatility is a prized characteristic
Jan. 16, 2017
The corporate director of ancillary gaming at Station Casinos offers thoughts on how to be successful in the gaming industry, the importance of education reforms and the shift in societal norms that makes it acceptable to carry on a telephone conversation while standing in line at the bank.
Don't be a bad boss
Don't be a bad boss
Jan. 16, 2017
Business professionals discuss the pitfalls of being too critical of employees, and not critical enough. As with many aspects in life, the sweet spot lies somewhere in the middle ...
The Notes: Philanthropy, Jan. 15-21
Jan. 16, 2017
In the Notes: Senior Helpers, Inspirada, Station Casinos, Walker Furniture, Clark County Fire Department, Penta Building Group, Albertsons Foundation, Veterans Integration Program, Communities In Schools of Nevada, City National Bank and more ...
Cory Nelson is the president of The Blind Center of Nevada which helps blind citizens become self-sufficient and provides activities and programs for them to participate in.
Putting people on a path to greatness
Jan. 15, 2017
The president of the Blind Center of Nevada talks about the organization's mission, his inspiration for working with the nonprofit group, and what advice he has for people who want to get involved.