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In this Oct. 11, 2014, photo, Earvin "Magic" Johnson addresses the audience after receiving the Brass Ring Award for his humanitarian efforts at the 2014 Carousel of Hope Ball at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif.
Magic Johnson ready to assist tech in diversity
Oct. 22, 2014
Retired Los Angeles Laker Magic Johnson became famous for dishing out assists to his teammates during his Hall of Fame basketball career. Now, as an entrepreneur focused on minority markets ...
The Trump Taj Mahal casino and resort is pictured Sept. 10, 2014, in Atlantic City, N.J.
Casino owner: Taj Mahal to stay open throughout November
Oct. 22, 2014
Trump Entertainment Resorts is dropping its threat to close Atlantic City's Taj Mahal casino on Nov. 13. The company said Wednesday it still cannot guarantee the Taj Mahal won't close by the end of the year, but added it will definitely remain open throughout ...
An Allegiant Airlines jet takes off from McCarran International Airport on Friday, Aug. 26, 2011.
Allegiant Travel earnings down 17 percent for 3rd quarter
Oct. 22, 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 third quarter ending Sept. 30. Allegiant, with small base fares and lots of add-on fees, said its average total fare ...
A view of the white "bathtub" ring around Lake Mead Monday, Aug. 18, 2014. Taken in the area near Callville Bay Resort & Marina.
Company’s water conservation contest offers cash prizes for students
Oct. 22, 2014
Las Vegas K-12 students have a chance to turn ideas about water conservation into cash, courtesy of ...
Las Vegas-based casino owner Full House Resorts looks for buyer
Oct. 22, 2014
Full House Resorts Inc., the casino and hotel operator, said Wednesday that it is putting itself up for sale. The company, based in Las Vegas, evaluated strategic alternatives and decided that ...
The grand opening of SLS Las Vegas on Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, on the Strip.
SLS helping keep north Strip from going south, nearby business operators say
Oct. 22, 2014
For businesses on the north end of the Strip, the opening of the tourist corridor's first casino since the recession — SLS Las Vegas — hasn't been a game-changer. But it has led to ...
This Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013, photo shows a Target retail chain logo on the exterior of a Target store in Watertown, Mass.
Target offers free shipping on all holiday items
Oct. 21, 2014
Target Corp. is offering for the first time free shipping on all items for its online holiday customers, including even $6 lipsticks, as the discounter throws itself in the ring to compete better with ...
A view of the pool at Oasis at Gold Spike in downtown Las Vegas on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. The Oasis, a boutique hotel owned and operated by the Downtown Project, officially unveiled renovations during a tour Tuesday.
Downtown Project shows off Oasis boutique hotel
Oct. 21, 2014
The Downtown Project has entered the hotel business. The $350 million campaign to transform the once-blighted area around East Fremont Street now includes a 44-room boutique hotel ...
Pro leagues, NCAA file to stop New Jersey sports betting
Oct. 21, 2014
The four major U.S. pro sports leagues and the NCAA have made another court filing in their efforts to stop New Jersey from allowing legalized sports betting. The order to show cause was filed ...
The 2013 Global Rallycross finals at Festival Grounds on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013, across from the Luxor.
Linq to host Red Bull Global Rallycross auto race
Oct. 21, 2014
Auto racing is coming to the Linq next month. The Strip’s fledgling open-air mall and entertainment complex will host the 2014 Red Bull Global Rallycross championship finale Nov. 4 and 5. The race will be held at the ...
This Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, photo shows a McDonald’s Big Mac at a McDonald’s in Robinson Township, Pa.
McDonald’s CEO outlines changes as sales slide
Oct. 21, 2014
McDonald's CEO Don Thompson said Tuesday the company hasn't been keeping up with the times and that changes are in store for its U.S. restaurants. Starting in January, Thompson said McDonald's will "simplify" its menu to make room for restaurants to offer options that are best-suited for their regions. To offer greater customization, he also said the company planned to ...
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Phone provider CenturyLink to plug into Switch’s data fortress
Oct. 21, 2014
The region’s dominant telephone provider is setting up shop at Switch’s 1.7 million-square-foot SUPERNAP data center. As part of a business agreement announced Monday, customers of CenturyLink will now have access to ...
A view of Atomic Liquors, the oldest standing bar in Las Vegas, on Fremont Street, June 27, 2012.
Seller of Atomic Liquors building buys bank-owned office building
Oct. 21, 2014
A few months after selling the Atomic Liquors building to Downtown Project, the bar’s bosses have plunked down a few million for an office building in ...
Licensed clinician Hala Fawal practices drawing blood from a patient using a dummy Monday, Oct. 6, 2014, in Anniston, Ala. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has developed an introductory training course for licensed clinicians.
Preparing for an Ebola outbreak
Oct. 20, 2014
They fly into McCarran International Airport with their credit cards, their luggage and their plans to enjoy the type of fun only Las Vegas can offer. But with them arrives a risk to us — invisible, yet potentially just as dangerous as the weapons that the airport security system is designed to detect. The threat is an outbreak of contagious disease like Ebola, and Las Vegas is more vulnerable to it than ...
Golfsmith International has opened a store as part of the Downtown Summerlin project, which opened Oct. 9.
Golfsmith swings into valley; Freakin’ Frog offers specials as hiatus nears
Oct. 20, 2014
A golf-store giant is in full swing in Las Vegas, and its arrival will be highlighted by giveaways and a contest. Elsewhere, eateries centered on burgers and seafood emerged; a bar-and-beer-store fixture near UNLV plans sales and events, and ...

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