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An exterior view of the Wynn and Encore Tuesday, November 15, 2011.
Wynn Resorts 2nd-quarter profit rises on Las Vegas strength
July 29, 2014
Wynn Resorts Ltd.'s second-quarter earnings increased 57 percent, bolstered by strong results in Las Vegas. The casino operator's adjusted profit topped...
Synek's co-founder Steve Young, left, and Strategic Director Michael Werner show their "Keurig machine for beer," for which a successful Kickstarter campaign has seen them raise more than $648,000 for development, manufacturing and marketing expenses.
‘Keurig machine for beer’ gets outpouring of interest
July 29, 2014
At the end of a 30-minute interview with Steve Young this month, a colleague of the beer entrepreneur checked his smartphone, leaned over and told him, “We just made another $5,000.” By then, Young was checking his phone many, many times a day. Since the 28-year-old launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter on June 24 for what has been dubbed the “Keurig machine for beer,” the St. Louis resident said he’s getting a thousand messages daily from people around the world inquiring about the product, eight months before it’s available for sale.
Pedestrians stroll with drinks at the Fremont Street Experience Thursday, July 17, 2014.
Police facing bigger crowds on streets downtown, on the Strip
July 28, 2014
Downtown’s rebirth is gaining so much steam and the way tourists are enjoying Las Vegas is changing so fundamentally that it’s forcing Metro Police to change the way they ...
Worker killed in accident at Ocean Spray facility in Henderson
July 28, 2014
An Ocean Spray worker died from injuries he suffered in an accident at the company’s Henderson distribution center on Saturday. Ocean Spray confirmed in a statement that...
In this Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2005, file photo, customers walk past a Family Dollar store at Hickory Grove Market in Charlotte, N.C. Dollar Tree is buying rival discount store Family Dollar in a cash-and-stock deal valued at about $8.5 billion, the companies announced Monday, July 28, 2014.
Dollar Tree buying Family Dollar for $8.5 billion
July 28, 2014
Dollar Tree is buying rival discounter Family Dollar, giving it a wider reach in the intensifying fight for deal-seeking customers. The $8.5 billion deal will give Dollar Tree more than 13,000 stores in the U.S. and Canada. The current leading discounter...
A chocolate ring box filled with chocolates from JinJu Chocolates Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013.
Chocolatier makes move to Container Park; grocery chain Sprouts up across valley
July 28, 2014
JinJu Chocolates stirs up sweet offerings in its new downtown home as a coffee and doughnut heavyweight opens a new Las Vegas location. Also around town, a growing grocery chain is celebrating its newest location, and ...
A view of Woodlawn Cemetery Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013. Opened in 1914 on 10 acres of donated land, Woodlawn, the oldest cemetery in Las Vegas, is coming up on its 100th anniversary.
Everything you want to know about death in Las Vegas
July 27, 2014
Who deals with dead bodies? How much does a funeral cost these days? Are you allowed to scatter someone's ashes on the Strip? How are organs harvested from the deceased? Funeral home directors and others who work in the death industry answer questions you may be afraid to ask ...
Westgate Resorts founder David Siegel has his photo taken at the unveiling of the new sign for the former LVH Wednesday, July 22, 2014.
Westgate owner climbs high again; Agassi stays grounded in Reno
July 27, 2014
David Siegel was raising crane again, while Andre Agassi was raising money for UNR and Greg Maddux was being praised in Cooperstown, N.Y. ...
From left, Paula Newman, Alexandra Davis, Susan Lara and Brenda Gunsallus work on their application for a medical marijuana dispensary and production facility Wednesday, July 16, 2014.
Group of women trying to break into pot business ‘for the right reasons’
July 27, 2014
Five women say they want to sell medical marijuana because they've each known someone who could benefit from it.
The Data: July 27-Aug. 2
July 27, 2014
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]
Business owner Abdul Nasser Karouni has been waiting since 2012 to become a U.S. citizen.
Citizenship delayed: Las Vegas businessman caught in limbo after questioning by FBI
July 27, 2014
When the citizenship process goes smoothly, it typically takes five or six months for someone to go from application to taking the oath of allegiance. In the case of Lebanese immigrant Abdul Nasser Karouni, it's been almost two years, and a lot of scrutiny in airports ...
Atlantic City is no Las Vegas, and it never was
July 27, 2014
New Jersey's gaming hub is collapsing because it didn't have the DNA advantages that have made Southern Nevada sustainable ...
A car arrives at valet during the opening of the Downtown Grand Las Vegas Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas Sunday, October 27, 2013.
Navigating the rules of the valet
July 27, 2014
Where can you valet? When? How much do you tip? What happens if your car is damaged?
Teazled CEO Dina Proto displays gay and lesbian greeting cards at her office Monday, July 21, 2014. Teazled is a company that makes "traditional greeting cards for nontraditional familes."
As LGBT-owned companies come out of the closet, they find support in business community
July 27, 2014
With same-sex marriage rapidly becoming legal and accepted nationwide, business owners and others who market to this demographic are in position to grow.
Wells Fargo Bank, Nevada HAND, the city of Las Vegas, Neighborworks America, Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada and Metro Police broke ground on the new Boys & Girls Club’s Desert Pines facility.
The Notes: Philanthropy, July 27-Aug. 2
July 27, 2014
In the Notes: Wells Fargo Bank, Nevada HAND, Neighborworks America, Johnson Jacobson Wilcox CPAs, Las Vegas Sands Corp., Clean the World, the Engelstad Family Foudnation, Roseman University of Health Sciences, United Way of Southern Nevada, Southland Industries, Cabo Wabo Cantina, HELP of Southern Nevada, Gold Coast Promotions, One Hour Air Conditioning, and more ...

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