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First-time jobless claims up slightly in December
Jan. 22, 2015
The number of Nevadans filing first-time claims for unemployment benefits ticked up 1.1 percent last month compared to December 2013. A total of 18,222 people filed claims ...
Wynn Resorts unveiled a new tower design for its planned Massachusetts casino on Thursday,  Jan. 22, 2015.
Wynn redesign of Massachusetts casino has a familiar look
Jan. 22, 2015
Wynn Resorts unveiled a new tower design for its planned Massachusetts casino today, and it should look familiar to anyone who’s seen the Wynn or Encore in Las Vegas. Massachusetts gaming regulators awarded the Boston-area casino license to Wynn’s $1.6 billion project last year, but they requested ...
In this June 5, 2014, photo, a man walks past a Google sign at the company's headquarters in Mountain View, Calif.
Reports: Google planning to sell wireless phone plans
Jan. 21, 2015
Google is planning to sell wireless phone service directly to customers using the networks of Sprint and T-Mobile. That's according to reports Wednesday in ...
Greg Willbond takes a closer look at the North Face exhibit at the Outdoor Retailer Show, Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, in Salt Lake City. As the lucrative biannual outdoor retailer show kicks off in Salt Lake City this week, expo organizers say they're set to convene a group of industry leaders to discuss whether it makes sense to move the show out of Utah.
Outdoor gear show could ditch SLC for Las Vegas
Jan. 21, 2015
As the lucrative biannual outdoor retailer show kicks off in Salt Lake City this week, expo organizers say they're set to convene a group of industry leaders to discuss whether ...
This artist's rendering released Wednesday, March 27, 2013, by Wynn Resorts shows a proposed resort casino on the banks of the Mystic River in Everett, Mass.
Mohegan Sun joins lawsuit challenging Wynn casino license in Massachusetts
Jan. 21, 2015
Mohegan Sun is suing Massachusetts gambling regulators over their decision to award the Boston-area casino license to a rival. The Connecticut-based casino company ...
Open from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily, the Coffee Cup in downtown Boulder City is a breakfast-all-day sort of place and a true original.
Diner serves its customers a hearty dish of nostalgia
Jan. 21, 2015
Here I am again, at a counter seat inside my favorite family-owned breakfast joint, watching spicy Tex-Mex omelets, chicken-fried steaks, peanut-butter pancakes and buttered-up waffles whiz past, my bottomless coffee cup refilled with a flick of the wrist. To my left is David, a UNLV geology professor; to my right is Tammy, a ...
Attendees look over new Smith & Wesson handguns during the 2014 SHOT Show (Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade) at the Sands Expo & Convention Center on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014. The show features more than 1,600 exhibitors covering 630,000 square feet and attracts more than 62,000 attendees.
Guns, hunting featured at SHOT trade show in Las Vegas
Jan. 20, 2015
Organizers say they expect 60,000 gun enthusiasts, hunters and outdoor gear providers for a big annual trade show this week in Las Vegas. The 37th Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show began ...
Will fracking be a boom or bust in Nevada?
Will fracking be a boom or bust in Nevada?
Jan. 20, 2015
Oil derricks and drilling rigs define landscapes across the West. But they seldom are seen in the dusty, wind-swept basins of Northern Nevada. Those days, though, soon may be over ...
Crowds pack the Hard Rock Hotel's Rehab pool party.
More than 200 jobs open for summer pool, restaurant workers
Jan. 19, 2015
It’s not exactly pool weather in Las Vegas, but resorts already are gearing up for the summer with a number of hiring calls for pool, dayclub and restaurant workers. If you’re looking for a summer gig, consider grabbing your swimsuit and ...
The California Noodle House recently opened at the California in downtown Las Vegas. Boyd Gaming officials say the opening is part of a companywide effort to revitalize nongaming offerings at its properties.
New restaurants pop up in Las Vegas, an old favorite closes
Jan. 19, 2015
New restaurants are popping up all over the valley, while the Aria says ciao to an Italian favorite. Handel’s Ice Cream makes it way from the Midwest to Las Vegas, while Town Square adds ...
Gamblers check their notes as they wait in line to place bets on Super Bowl XLVIII at the Las Vegas Hotel Superbook, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014.
Sports book, typically ahead of its time, is due for an update
Jan. 18, 2015
There is a lot of wasted space above the crowd at the Westgate Superbook. That will change.
Four steps to being granted federal money
Jan. 18, 2015
Without earmarks for legislators to bring home the bacon, the process for getting funding is longer, more complex ...
The Notes: Jan. 18-24
Jan. 18, 2015
In the Notes: Urban Turban, UnitedHealthcare, Southern Nevada Home Builders Association, East West Bank, Southern Nevada Human Resources Association, SuperShuttle, Off The Strip, Coral Academy of Science, Vox Solid Communications, Smashburger and more ...
People on the Move: Jan. 18-24
Jan. 18, 2015
In the People: Kolleen Kelley, Jon Krieg, Christine Tassone, Donna Demarco, Alan Diskin, Maria Blondeaux, Lauren Taylor Whitaker, Max Tappeiner, Steve Arcana, Marc Rubinstein and more ...
Moms run past retail stores during Stroller Strides, a Fit4Mom exercise class at Town Square, Monday, Dec. 22, 2014.
New moms hit their stride at exercise class
Jan. 18, 2015
Jessica Peralta, who teaches a fitness class for new mothers, can relate to her clientele — she's has three young daughters of her own.

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