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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
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
(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.
The Notes: April 20-26
April 20, 2014
In the Notes:, Thunder Valley Casino Resort, NightlifeHire, Global Cash Access Holdings, Palm Mortuary and more ...
Bungalow Clothing owner Rob Wright says his online retailer has eliminated the worst aspect of shopping for clothes online while preserving the best parts of the experience.
Try on clothes before you buy them — online
April 20, 2014
Bungalow Clothing is solving the Achilles heel of online apparel shopping: not being able to try things on before buying them. Through a reconfiguration of the shopping process ...
Recipe for success not so complicated
April 20, 2014
In an odd way, the struggles at Wild, the pizza restaurant on the first floor of the Ogden, could be a good thing for the Downtown Project ...
People on the move: April 20-26
April 20, 2014
In this week's edition: Drs. Barry Nahin, Emily Peterson and Ethan Cruvant; Lynn Stange, Darris Peterson, Jennifer Gaynor, Molly Castano, Kristin Weddingfeld, Flerine Atienza, Stephanie Lane, Karen Javier, Mark Weinberg, Deborah Danielson and more ...

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