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Westgate Resorts raising staff minimum wage to $10 per hour
Oct. 15, 2014
Westgate Resorts, which runs two properties in Las Vegas, announced today a companywide minimum wage increase to $10 per hour. The increase is effective ...
The shops at the Venetian Macau.
Las Vegas Sands 3Q revenue dips, profit grows
Oct. 15, 2014
Las Vegas Sands, the casino company that runs the Venetian and Palazzo resorts on the Strip, announced its third-quarter earnings ...
Surrounded by lawmakers and staff members at the Capitol in Carson City on Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014, Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval signs into law an unprecedented package of incentives to bring Tesla Motors' $5 billion battery factory to the state.
Transportation officials put Tesla highway project on fast track
Oct. 15, 2014
Nevada transportation officials are expediting plans to connect Interstate 80 east of Reno to U.S. Highway 50 near Silver Springs with the USA Parkway that was part of the deal that ...
Netflix headquarters in Los Gatos, Calif.
Netflix’s stock plunges as subscriber growth lags
Oct. 15, 2014
This is a sequel that Netflix shareholders never wanted to see: The world's largest Internet video service has once again turned off potential viewers with a price increase that is punishing the company's stock price. The backlash surfaced in a third-quarter earnings report that ...
Specialists Robert Tuccillo and Frank Masiello work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014.
A nauseating day for Wall Street as stocks plunge
Oct. 15, 2014
Fear drove Wall Street to one of its most dramatic, nauseating days in years on Wednesday. Investors fled stocks and poured into bonds as worries about a global ...
Dignity Health, parent company of the St. Rose Dominican hospitals network, plans to build an outpatient medical center at the northeast corner of Galleria Drive and Gibson Road in Henderson. The project site is pictured above on Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014.
Hospital group has renewed interest in Henderson medical campus
Oct. 15, 2014
Last year, Dignity Health executives backed out of building a hospital at Union Village, throwing a big wrench in the planned Henderson health care complex. But now ...
Diverse, ‘dynamic women’ to be focus of UNLV forum series
Oct. 15, 2014
Harriet Barlow, assistant vice president of the Office of Diversity Initiatives at UNLV, talks about the college's Diversity Leadership Forum Series, which will kick off Friday and focus on women ...
A view of the Smith Center for the Performing Arts in the Symphony Park development in downtown Las Vegas Monday Feb. 28, 2012.
Chamber of Commerce finds new home in downtown Las Vegas
Oct. 14, 2014
After leaving its offices at Town Square last year, a Las Vegas business group has found a new home in an unlikely place. The Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce is moving into the ...
Bob Elkins, shown Friday, March 28, 2014, is the former CEO of the Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada.
Clash with board led to shakeup at Gay and Lesbian Community Center
Oct. 14, 2014
A year after hiring a new chief executive, the Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada has already replaced him with a new top ...
People pack a street in Downtown Summerlin during grand opening festivities Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014. Grand opening events continue through Sunday.
Downtown Summerlin makes splashy entrance; Haze plans party-like exit
Oct. 13, 2014
After years of delays and construction, a massive array of shops, restaurants and entertainment options has made a splashy entrance in Summerlin. Meanwhile, new restaurants add flavor to ...
The Notes: Philanthropy, Oct. 12-18
Oct. 12, 2014
In the notes: City National Bank, Three Square Food Bank, Bank of Nevada, Dress for Success Southern Nevada, Nevada State Bank, America First Credit Union, MGM Resorts International, SBE Foundation, Allstate, Society for Information Management, Margaret "Poco" Davis, Caesars Foundation, Juliana McRae, Goodie Two Shoes Foundation and more ...
President and CEO John Sullivan is shown at First Security Bank in Las Vegas Tuesday, September 9, 2014.
Southern Nevada financial industry paranoid about pot business
Oct. 12, 2014
Although medical marijuana was legalized in the state, few so far have been willing to support the industry ...
Franchising physical therapy is a ‘win-win’ for Las Vegas business owner
Franchising physical therapy is a ‘win-win’ for Las Vegas business owner
Oct. 12, 2014
The owner of the former Werner Institute of Balance and Dizziness, now Fyzical Therapy & Balance Centers, explains why joining a national franchise is beneficial for him as a businessman as well as for the clients he serves.
The Data: Oct. 12-18
Oct. 12, 2014
All of the information your business needs: Bid opportunities, bankruptcies filed and building permits issued. To add to our data, email us at [email protected]
Jacob Bailey has created a haunted house in a hospital parking lot to benefit local nonprofit groups.
He puts a good scare into people — for the kids, of course
Oct. 12, 2014
Though he’d rather keep the focus on the Undead Maze and the organizations it benefits, Jacob Bailey said his own struggles with poverty have motivated him.

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