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November 25, 2014

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Nevada taxable sales climb about 4 percent in September
Nov. 25, 2014
Nevada taxable sales rose about 4 percent in September compared to the same month a year ago, the 49th consecutive month of increases. The Nevada Taxation Department reported ...
In this Aug. 30, 2009, file photo, Caitlin and Lynne Byers play the slot machines at Foxwoods Resort and Casino in Mashantucket, Conn. Foxwoods, North America’s largest casino resort, is reducing the number of slot machines and table games to free up space for nightclubs and other new attractions as it adapts to fierce competition from neighboring states, the new CEO said in an interview Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, with The Associated Press.
Foxwoods, biggest U.S. casino, cuts back on gambling
Nov. 25, 2014
Foxwoods, the largest casino resort in North America, is reducing its number of slot machines and table games to free up space for nightclubs and other new attractions as ...
Rachel Wenman, director of business development, David Leibner, center, CEO/founder, and Stewart Christensen, product manager, are shown at the "It's On Me" offices Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014. It's On Me is a mobile gifting application that allows users to send gifts, like drinks, dinner reservations and show tickets, to friends in real time.
Las Vegas startup lets you buy someone a drink from anywhere with Internet connection
Nov. 25, 2014
Now you can send gifts with a few swipes across the face of a smartphone. And in Las Vegas there’s a company hoping to make the practice easier for gifters while driving more business to the local economy ...
A man is reflected on an entrance door of the headquarters of Honda Motor Co. in Tokyo, Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013.
Honda admits failing to report deaths, injuries
Nov. 24, 2014
Honda is admitting that it failed to report more than 1,700 injury and death claims about its vehicles to ...
An exterior view of Caesars Palace on Thursday, June 6, 2013.
Caesars says default notice ‘meritless’
Nov. 24, 2014
Caesars Entertainment Corp., which is in the midst of trying to cut its debt, disclosed Monday that it received a default notice from one of its banks. But the casino operator said the notice was "meritless." In a Securities and Exchange Commission filing, Caesars said ...
Justices soon may decide Uber case’s venue
Nov. 24, 2014
The Nevada Supreme Court could decide as early as Monday whether a judge in Reno or one in Las Vegas should hear a bid by state taxi regulators and limousine firms to block ...
The Game, a restaurant which replaced T.G.I. Friday's at Suncoast, has more than 100 TVs, according to a news release.
Restaurant undergoes transformation at Suncoast; retailers flock to Miracle Mile
Nov. 24, 2014
A restaurant new to the Suncoast is boasting more than 100 linear feet of TVs for sports viewing. The former TGI Fridays at the resort has transformed into the Game, which is designed to combine the sports-frenzied atmosphere of a sports book with the intimacy and comfort of an upscale sports bar and grill. ...
The USS Riverboat Tour of Laughlin on Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014.
Get a taste of what Las Vegas used to be — in Laughlin
Nov. 24, 2014
When I arrived, the town charmed me with its Strip-like Casino Drive along the Colorado River — except Laughlin’s main drag takes about seven minutes to drive from one end to the other. On the Strip, you’re lucky if you can get back to your car in seven minutes.
Why start a small business in Las Vegas?
Nov. 23, 2014
Despite the many challenges of starting a business, Las Vegas business owners say the rewards are plenty.
Cecilia Darr calls the concierges at Venetian the best sales team in town. “We don’t know everything, but we will find it,” she says.
‘I do not understand people who are negative’
Nov. 23, 2014
A concierge supervisor talks about common and unusual requests she receives, her biggest pet peeve and what prompted her to start a new career in the hospitality industry after working for many years as a respiratory care practitioner.
Circus Couture’s “Unlocked” raised $162,770 for the Children’s Specialty Center of Nevada, the state’s only nonprofit, specialized outpatient clinic that treats children with cancer. Circus Couture include talents from Las Vegas’ artists and community leaders.
The Notes: Philanthropy, Nov. 23-29
Nov. 23, 2014
In the Notes: Public Education Foundation, Bennett Family Foundation, Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas, HELP of Southern Nevada, Las Vegas Hospitality Association, City National Bank, Station Casinos, Communities in Schools of Nevada, Windermere Foundation, and more ...
Survive gift-giving season at the office
Nov. 23, 2014
Experts offer advice on what to give, and what not to give, your co-workers ...
Q & A focus on Patricia Barba of Patty's Closet Fashion Boutique on Thursday, November 12, 2014.
Home-grown fashion plate keeps customers’ style in mind
Nov. 23, 2014
Juan and Patty Barba had seemingly bad timing in opening a clothing shop — a year before the Great Recession. But by focusing on customer service, they have carved out their niche in the industry.
Fireworks are seen above the towers at SLS Las Vegas during the grand-opening celebration Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, on the Strip.
SLS off to rough start but looking forward to 2015
Nov. 23, 2014
Scott Kreeger talks with John Katsilometes about the struggles experienced at the north Strip’s newest resort, as well as plans for next year.
The Data: Nov. 23-29
Nov. 23, 2014
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