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Casinos push back on Massachusetts gambling limits
Nov. 20, 2014
In a rarely used tactic meant to address gambling addiction, Massachusetts may require casinos to reward their customers for voluntarily setting limits on how much time and money they spend at slot machines under a proposal being considered by ...
Euphoria Wellness, seen here during an open house Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, is opening soon as a medical marijuana dispensary with built-in security measures including bulletproof glass and mesh-lined walls and ceilings.
One of Nevada’s 1st marijuana dispensaries prepares for grand opening
Nov. 19, 2014
If everything goes according to plan, Joe Lamarca will sell the first buds of medical marijuana from his dispensary in the southwest valley on Jan. 12. But after more than a year of ...
The Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health is seen Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014.
Is relief from Alzheimer’s disease on the horizon?
Nov. 19, 2014
The Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health hopes to enroll 10 to 15 people with Alzheimer's disease in a study of a drug that could ...
A Quick Stop loses slot machine license over stolen cigarettes
Nov. 18, 2014
A food mart in Las Vegas, caught selling stolen cigarettes to customers, has agreed to have its state gaming license revoked. The Nevada Gaming Control Board and Quick Stop Food Mart filed ...
Staffers at Bikini.com use their office studio space to capture their products as an online retailer that has "pop up" shops at some of the most popular day clubs along the Strip, Friday, Nov. 16, 2014.
Need a swimsuit? Bikini.com delivers in 60 minutes or less
Nov. 18, 2014
You might call it a "bikini on demand" — and it's already happening at some of Las Vegas’ most popular day clubs. Las Vegas-based lifestyle blog and bikini dealer Bikini.com spent last summer doing business at pop-up stands at XS, Encore and the Pool at the Palms. Company heads say that list might grow ...
Toyota’s new fuel cell vehicle Mirai arrives at a charge station near Toyota's showroom Monday, Nov. 17, 2014, in Tokyo.
Toyota to start sales of fuel cell car next month
Nov. 18, 2014
There will only be a few hundred, and they won't be cheap, but Toyota is about to take its first small step into the unproven market for emissions-free, hydrogen-powered vehicles. The world's largest automaker announced Tuesday that it will begin selling fuel cell cars in ...
Uber West Coast Regional Manager William Barnes sits in the back of a car during a photo shoot Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, in Las Vegas. The ride sharing company has begun operations in Nevada.
Uber court hearing delayed until Friday
Nov. 17, 2014
Uber was back in court briefly today, fighting to keep its ride service operating in Las Vegas. But a dispute over whether the court case should play out in Las Vegas or Reno led to ...
The exterior of New York-New York Hotel & Casino on Thursday, June 6, 2013 on the Las Vegas Strip.
Restaurants on the way to New York-New York; SLS buffet closes temporarily
Nov. 17, 2014
A pair of long-awaited restaurants are poised to add flavor to New York-New York. Also, a call center bringing hundreds of jobs holds a ribbon-cutting, restaurants and a bakeshop open throughout the Las Vegas Valley, and ...
It’s party time at the office
It’s party time at the office
Nov. 16, 2014
With holiday season approaching, companies share ideas about how to throw an appropriate celebration ...
Steve Wynn is interviewed by John Katsilometes of the Las Vegas Sun on Friday, Oct. 31, 2014, at Wynn Las Vegas.
Wynn a cheerleader for new Strip projects
Nov. 16, 2014
Anything would be better than the empty lot across the street from his properties, he said.
Assistant Sheriff Joe Lombardo speaks during a news conference at Metro Police headquarters Monday, June 9, 2014.
New sheriff: Budget is first item on agenda
Nov. 16, 2014
The sheriff-elect discusses the budget, how he views his role and his relationship with the union that didn’t endorse him.
Las Vegas real estate market is a wild ride
Nov. 16, 2014
Housing is a volatile business but seems more extreme in Las Vegas, with its long history of fast-paced construction, out-of-town investors and transient residents.
Royal Ink Graphic Design & Illustration, Monday Nov. 10, 2014.
Design studio takes pride in giving clients personal touch
Nov. 16, 2014
Rafael Rivas treats each of his clients as unique entities and caters design work to their needs. And, he says, his is a rare firm that really wasn’t affected by the Great Recession.
Travelers check in at the Allegiant Airlines counter Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, at McCarran International Airport. Allegiant is charging a $5 fee for printing boarding passes at the airport. The $5 charge boosted sagging quarterly earnings.
Allegiant fliers complaining about fees but still paying
Nov. 16, 2014
Las Vegas-based Allegiant racks up consistent profits selling cheap airplane tickets with a bevy of add-ons, but some people view its latest fee as particularly unreasonable. On Sept. 1, the airline began charging customers, with some exceptions, $5 to print a boarding pass at airport ticket counters. But fliers are paying, and the fee is padding Allegiant’s earnings ...
People on the Move: Nov. 16-22
Nov. 16, 2014
In the People: Therese Sam, Beth Hart, Jennie Bowman, Dr. Alfred Danielian, Andy Brignone, Chris Giunchigliani, Bobbette Bond, Linda Rheinberger, Scott Kreeger, Kevin Siegel, Eric Post, Jayne Post, Shelli Ryan, Julia Cocks, Kamran Foulad and more ...

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