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Brothel owner calls for action against illegal prostitution
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
This sounds entertaining: Chicken Ranch brothel owner Kenneth Green has called a news conference for Friday in Las Vegas to demand that politicians do something about illegal prostitution here, which he calls a multibillion-dollar industry.
Gaming stocks: Is spring in the air?
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Wall Street credit analysts are out with more reports on the gaming industry and one has a decidedly "good news/bad news tone." CreditSights analysts Chris Snow and Frank Lee issued a report noting "spring is in the air" -- a reference to investors warming up to gaming securities as optimism builds about the broader economy.
Dan Rather talks with dancer, homebuilder 'feeling the pain'
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Longtime journalist Dan Rather has been in town, interviewing people for a story airing tonight on the economic troubles in Las Vegas.
Despite inventory, builder breaks ground on office space
Monday, April 20, 2009
Concerns about a glut of office and retail space in the Las Vegas Valley aren't stopping some brave developers from adding even more space to the market.
Speculative office market takes hit; Sahara poker tourney planned
Friday, April 17, 2009
The latest report on the Las Vegas office market shows, again, there's a dramatic imbalance between supply and demand.
Harrah's, General Growth hit with negative reports
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Wall Street credit raters on Wednesday unleashed a flurry of negative reports involving Las Vegas, with Harrah's and General Growth Properties receiving much of the attention.
'Social media' helping businesses spread their message
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Type "gastric band Las Vegas" into Google and the top result is for the Gastric Band Institute, with the header "Free Informational Seminar on Gastric Band and Bypass Surgery."
Porter says lobbying is booming; tourism goes mobile
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Former Congressman Jon Porter is included in a Bloomberg News story on the booming lobbying industry and the revolving door between Congress and lobbying companies.
Doing the math on possible sale of MGM properties
Monday, April 13, 2009
With a tsunami of unfilled hotel rooms likely to hit Las Vegas in 2010, it's time for a reality check on the MGM Mirage asset sale story.
Chamber of Commerce sues publishers for royalties
Friday, April 10, 2009
The economic slowdown apparently isn't the only financial issue facing the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce. The chamber, which laid off staff this week, also filed suit seeking advertising revenue and royalties from the publisher of two of its publications.
More construction defect suits filed
Thursday, April 9, 2009
One of the occupations in Las Vegas that appears to have good job security is for construction defect attorneys, for both plaintiffs and defendants.
A grim economic forecast; Harrah's shines light on volunteering
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Everyone is pulling for the Las Vegas economy to turn around, and soon. But forecaster after forecaster is being extra cautious. After all, just a year ago few realized how deep the recession would be both locally and nationally.
Strip performer sued; Earth Hour leaves power grid unharmed
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Where's the money? That's what Las Vegas attorneys are asking illusionist Steve Wyrick. A marketing company last month sued Wyrick, two performers and several businesses associated with him, alleging they failed to pay for advertising expenses for shows at Wyrick's theater.
Supply of hotel rooms; report shows Vegas bargains
Monday, April 6, 2009
One of the reasons newspapers, magazines and companies issue "Best of" and "Worst of" lists is to generate readership and attract customers. Keeping that in mind, we couldn't resist sharing this:
Brothel owner responds; wireless convention brings in 40,000
Friday, April 3, 2009
Dennis Hof, owner of one of Nevada's legal brothels, has weighed in on a proposal for the state to ease its budget troubles by imposing a $5 per-day excise tax on customers of prostitutes.

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