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January 27, 2015

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Nevada unemployment rate dips to 6.8 percent in December
Jan. 27, 2015
Nevada’s unemployment rate last month dropped to 6.8 percent, its lowest since June 2008 and down from 9 percent in December 2013. The rate was also down from ...
President Barack Obama listens at right as U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch speaks in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington on Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, where the president announced he would nominate Lynch to replace Attorney General Eric Holder.
Gaming lobby entering debate on Obama’s pick for attorney general
Jan. 27, 2015
Seeking a federal crackdown on illegal gambling, the gaming industry’s leading Capitol Hill lobby is wading into the debate over President Obama’s pick to be ...
A KB Home roof is tiled during the Super Saturday sales event at the master-planned community of Inspirada on Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014.
2014 not a robust year for Las Vegas homebuilders
Jan. 27, 2015
Las Vegas homebuilders, after bouncing back strong from the recession, had a lackluster 2014. Sales volume dropped hard, prices were volatile, and after ramping up construction plans in the first half of the year, developers pulled back sharply ...
Las Vegas philanthropists to meet to talk strategies, successes
Jan. 27, 2015
About 150 philanthropists will gather Feb. 6 for the fourth annual Philanthropy Leaders Summit at Las Vegas City Hall. The agenda will include local and national speakers sharing new and time-honored fundraising and operating strategies. ...
Las Vegas limo company gets $200,000 fine for shorting its workers
Jan. 26, 2015
A Las Vegas limousine company has been fined $232,317 for illegally withholding pay from nearly 500 employees. An investigation found that limousine and shuttle bus service Executive Las Vegas made improper ...
Protesters to rally against high payday lending fees
Jan. 26, 2015
With federal regulators scrutinizing payday lenders, activists in Las Vegas and across the country will take to the streets to protest an industry known for its sky-high fees. The Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada plans to ...
Blake Sartini in the Gold Bar, a private enclave in Golden Gaming headquarters, on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012.
Golden Gaming to take over Maryland casino in merger with Minnesota company
Jan. 26, 2015
Golden Gaming is growing again — this time beyond state lines. The Nevada tavern and slot route operator announced ...
In this Monday, Jan. 12, 2015, photo, a man takes pictures of Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.
Attorneys battle over venue for Caesars bankruptcy case
Jan. 26, 2015
A court battle over whether the bankruptcy case of casino giant Caesars Entertainment Corp. should proceed in Delaware or in Illinois was postponed Monday because of a snowstorm bearing down on the East Coast. The judge presiding over ...
This Thursday, April 26, 2007, file photo shows Mattel company headquarters in El Segundo, Calif. Mattel on Monday, Jan. 26, 2015 said CEO Bryan Stockton has resigned after about three years of leading the struggling maker of Barbie dolls and Hot Wheels cars. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)
Mattel CEO resigns, toy maker results miss expectations
Jan. 26, 2015
Mattel Chairman and CEO Bryan Stockton has resigned after the struggling maker of Barbie dolls and Hot Wheels cars reported fourth-quarter results that fell far short of analyst expectations. Shares of the El Segundo, California, company slipped in Monday morning trading. The company said longtime board member ...
In his line of work, Rick Harrison comes across plenty of jewelry, including championship rings from professional sports teams. Athletes often use the rings as collateral for loans.
The ultimate pawnshop treasure
Jan. 26, 2015
The 14-karat, white-gold Super Bowl ring encrusted with 143 diamonds is hard to miss in the display case at Gold & Silver Pawn Shop on Las Vegas Boulevard North. But store ...
Off the Strip, a bistro and bar, opened last week at the Linq.
White Castle makes Las Vegas debut; restaurants open at Lou Ruvo Center, Linq, Aria
Jan. 26, 2015
New restaurants are making their way downtown and on the Strip, from upscale dining to healthy to-go options. A local clothing boutique, Haute Chix, is closing, and White Castle lovers can celebrate as ...
Every little trade show counts for Southern Nevada’s economy
Jan. 25, 2015
The International Swizzle Stick Collectors Association is a real thing, and we welcome its members with open arms ...
Epic Thrift Store, 3145 E. Tropicana Ave. in Las Vegas, on Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015.
Thrift shopping: What’s old can be new again
Jan. 25, 2015
Finding a bargain is in style these days, and thrift shops are great places to start. Don’t worry about the musty smell the clothes sometimes have. That can be taken care of.
The Data: Jan. 25-31
Jan. 25, 2015
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The Notes: Jan. 25-31
Jan. 25, 2015
In the Notes: Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Boyd Gaming, Diabetes Treatment Center, First American Trust and more ...

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