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Sands Chairman and CEO Sheldon Adelson.
Sands 1Q profit beats predictions, thanks to Macau
April 24, 2014
Las Vegas Sands Corp. said its first-quarter net income rose 36 percent due to a strong performance in Macau, the world's largest gambling market. Billionaire CEO Sheldon Adelson said Thursday the company delivered …
Desert landscape is shown outside a Southwest Medical Associates location in Las Vegas on Aug. 3, 2009.
Subtle surprises fuel today’s green business tactics
April 24, 2014
Born of the hippie, flower-child culture of the 1960s, the modern environmentalist movement in business today is in many ways about ...
A home for sale in Henderson.
Mortgage lenders see big drop in business with end of refi boom
April 24, 2014
Residential mortgage lending has been in a nosedive since the end of the refinancing boom last year, heralding leaner times for ...
Caesars, Pinnacle among those pursuing upstate New York casinos
April 24, 2014
Groups hoping to secure the rights to open a casino in upstate New York include hometown business owners as well as gambling giants like Caesars, Genting Group and Foxwoods, state gambling officials announced Thursday. In all...
Terminal 3 at McCarran International Airport
Passenger traffic at Las Vegas airport hits 3.7 million in March
April 24, 2014
Passenger traffic at McCarran International Airport continued its upward trajectory in March. Data released today shows...
A view of Mandalay Bay taken from a helicopter Monday, May 21, 2012.
$66 million expansion planned for Mandalay Bay convention center
April 24, 2014
The Mandalay Bay resort in Las Vegas announced a $66 million expansion project that will boost its convention center from the seventh-largest to the fifth-largest in the United States. Company officials said Thursday...
Casino industry representatives and exhibitors watch an online poker game during industry's G2E conference, Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011, in Las Vegas.
New Jersey finds ‘poker tourism’ increasing for online games
April 24, 2014
On any given Sunday, Mike Azzaro will travel from his home in Yonkers, N.Y., to a Ramsey, N.J., hotel room for the night. The reason is not glamorous, but it is profitable ...
With a swipe of the smartphone, loyalty punch cards becoming obsolete
April 24, 2014
The days of the "buy-10-get-one-free" loyalty punch card are as numbered as the ...
Seattle Seahawks' Heath Farwell leads his team onto the field during the first half of the NFL football NFC Championship game against the San Francisco 49ers Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Spurned in attempt to buy NFC Championship tickets, Las Vegan sues NFL, Seahawks
April 23, 2014
A Las Vegas football fan has filed a federal lawsuit seeking $50 million because he couldn’t buy tickets to the NFC Championship game in Seattle due to …
In this Thursday, May 9, 2013, photo, an Allegiant Air jetliner flies over the the the New York-New York Hotel & Casino after taking off from McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas.
Allegiant Travel reports 7 percent rise in quarterly earnings
April 23, 2014
The parent company of Las Vegas-based Allegiant Air, a discount carrier that connects small cities to resort destinations, reported earnings today for the quarter ending March 31. The carrier, with small base fares and lots of add-on fees...
Joe Downtown: Just opened, O Face doughnuts already packing them in
April 23, 2014
The mere fact that two of its morning offerings contained bacon is a sign that O Face is on the right track. Another sign: by 10 a.m., a rush of customers...
A Spirit Airlines jet takes off from McCarran International Airport on Friday, Aug. 26, 2011.
Spirit to offer nonstop daily service from McCarran to Kansas City
April 23, 2014
Low-fare carrier Spirit Airlines today announced it would offer daily nonstop flights between Las Vegas and Kansas City beginning …
In this file photo, originally released by HBO in 2007, Edie Falco portrays Carmela Soprano and James Gandolfini is Tony Soprano in a scene from one of the last episodes of the hit HBO dramatic series "The Sopranos." Amazon is teaming up with HBO, the first such streaming arrangement agreed to by the cable network, in a deal that will make available to Amazon Prime members some classic TV like "The Sopranos" and "The Wire."
Amazon snares classic shows in deal with HBO
April 23, 2014
Fans of classic HBO shows like "The Sopranos" and "The Wire" will soon have access to those series and more through Amazon Prime in the first online streaming deal signed by the cable network. Starting on May 21...
Sheldon Adelson, chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Las Vegas Sands Corp., listens to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie during the Republican Jewish Coalition Spring Leadership Meeting at the Venetian Saturday, March 29, 2014.
Adelson to address UNLV Hotel College students
April 22, 2014
Casino mogul Sheldon Adelson will discuss the hospitality industry with UNLV Hotel College students next month. Adelson, board chairman and CEO of Las Vegas Sands, will talk about leadership challenges ...
How "banked" are you?
Nevada looks bad in report on financial literacy
April 22, 2014
Do you have a rainy day fund? If you're a Nevadan and you don't, you're apparently ...

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