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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 ...
A movie clip plays on a "Jurassic Park"-themed video slot machine by International Game Technology (IGT)during the G2E convention at the Sands Expo Center Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013.
Slot-maker IGT reports slide in quarterly earnings
April 22, 2014
Las Vegas-based IGT, a manufacturer of slot machines and casino game management systems, reported earnings today for the quarter ending...
Carpenters frame a home at a residential construction site in the west side of the Las Vegas Valley in Las Vegas, April 5, 2013.
New home sales down, but prices up
April 22, 2014
Las Vegas homebuilders sold fewer houses and cut back on construction plans last quarter, but they enjoyed a continued rise in prices. Developers in Southern Nevada sold...
Las Vegas Sands Corp. owns the Palazzo and Venetian resorts.
Is Las Vegas Sands poised for spot on the S&P 500?
April 22, 2014
http://247wallst.com/investing/2014/04/22/deutsche-bank-identifies-next-sp-500-candidates/
This Friday, March 21, 2014, shows a home for sale in Shaker Heights, Ohio.
Sales of US existing homes slip to a 20-month low
April 22, 2014
Sales of existing U.S. homes slipped in March to their lowest level since July 2012 as rising prices and a tight supply of available homes discouraged many would-be buyers. The National Association of Realtors said Tuesday that...
Marketing manager Bobby Alexander, right, talks with Kathy Darling inside the new Costco Business Center on Martin Luther King Boulevard on Feb. 11, 2009.
How to make wholesale clubs worth the cost
April 22, 2014
Big discounts await shoppers at wholesale membership clubs like Sam's Club, BJ's and Costco, and shoppers swear by them to save money. For small-business owners who need to buy in bulk, and for large families, paying ...
Realtor Helen Riley and Fafie Moore, a Reality Executives owner/broker, leave a home being offered for sale in Henderson on Monday, April 8, 2013.
Report: Las Vegas home prices continue steady surge
April 21, 2014
Las Vegas home values keep on climbing. The median home value in the quarter ending March 31 was $170,900, up 22 percent from a year earlier. The growth rate was ...
A couple plays an electronic craps machine during the opening of the casino floor at the Cromwell, formerly Bill's Gamblin' Hall & Saloon, on the Las Vegas Strip and Flamingo Avenue, Monday, April 21, 2014.
Cromwell’s casino floor officially open for business
April 21, 2014
Caesars Entertainment, owner of the renovated resort at Las Vegas Boulevard and Flamingo Road, opened the Cromwell’s 40,000-square-foot casino floor at 4 p.m. today. The casino has 434 slot machines and 66 table games. Some of the hotel’s 188 rooms also ...
Employees wear green shirts near Apple's familiar logo displayed with a green leaf at the Apple Store timed to coincide with an annual celebration of Earth Day in Sydney, Tuesday, April 22, 2014.
Apple shows off new Nevada facilities and efforts to shrink carbon footprint
April 21, 2014
http://www.wired.com/2014/04/green-apple/
(Left to right) Ashlee Jacobsen, her friend Zane Cordes, 11, brother Aldan Jacabsen, 11, and sister Megan Jacobsen, 8, watch the movie, "Monsters University," at the American Dream drive-in theater in Powell, Wyoming, on September 14, 2013. (Mel Melcon/Los Angeles Times/MCT)
Movie ticket prices edge up in 1st quarter compared to last year
April 21, 2014
Average movie ticket prices dropped in the first quarter of this year from the end of 2013, but were still slightly higher than ...
The Stratosphere Tower welcomed James Kennedy, Birmingham, England, right, as its 40 milllionth visitor. Paul Hobson, left, vice president and general manager, greets Kennedy.
Stratosphere Tower welcomes its 40 millionth visitor
April 21, 2014
James Kennedy’s visit today to the Stratosphere Tower was more than one in a million. Kennedy, a Birmingham, England, resident visiting Las Vegas for the first time, was singled out this morning …
Guy Fieri takes a "selfie" with a fan's camera outside his first Las Vegas restaurant, Guy Fieri's Vegas Kitchen & Bar on Friday, April 4, 2014.
Guy Fieri begins new adventure; Tommy Rocker’s in Henderson takes final bow
April 21, 2014
Guy Fieri makes his Las Vegas restaurant debut as two dining spots close in Henderson. High-end retailer Kitson comes to town ...
Alex Bieniecki shows his "We The People" tattoo at a camp near Bunkerville Tuesday, April 15, 2014.
The world through militia eyes
April 20, 2014
Militiamen descended on Bunkerville from all over the nation to help Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy reclaim his cattle from the federal agency that had rounded some of them up because Bundy had not paid grazing fees for more than 20 years. We got a close-up view of their encampment.

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