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A sign seen early Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, announces the closing of Trump Plaza Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City, N.J.
Another Atlantic City bust: Trump Plaza closes
Sept. 16, 2014
Trump Plaza Hotel & Casino closed its doors early Tuesday, the fourth Atlantic City casino to go belly-up so far this year. When it opened on May 14, 1984, Donald Trump called it ...
House panel: Safety agency mishandled GM recall
Sept. 16, 2014
The government's auto safety agency should have discovered General Motors' faulty ignition switches seven years before the company recalled 2.6 million cars to fix the deadly problem, a House committee majority charged Tuesday in a new report. The report by Republicans on ...
This photo shows an envelope that Marriott will be placing in 160,000 hotel rooms in the U.S. and Canada beginning this week to encourage guests to leave a tip for the person who cleans the room.
Envelopes in Marriott hotels invite tips for maids
Sept. 15, 2014
Do you leave a tip in your hotel room for the maid? Marriott is launching a program with Maria Shriver to put envelopes in hotel rooms to encourage tipping. Envelopes will be placed in 160,000 rooms in ...
In this Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014 photo, Myles Griffin, 74, poses for a photograph in front of his home in Philadelphia. Griffin has lived with his wife for 40 years in their three-bedroom row home and after retiring three years ago, the couple signed up for a reverse mortgage in May.
Why once-troubled reverse mortgages are poised for a rebound
Sept. 15, 2014
Advertised as a path to an affordable retirement, federally insured reverse mortgages are showing signs of a comeback, drawing the scrutiny of regulators seeking to ...
Tesla stock falls after Morgan Stanley note
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Las Vegas Weekly writer Ken Miller arrives at Machine Gun Vegas in the Ferrari 458 Italia, Thursday Nov 1, 2012.
So which would you pay for: Child or Ferrari?
Sept. 14, 2014
The cost of raising a child has become exorbitant, and it affects business owners as well as employees. So what can we do to offset those expenses?
Artist's rendering of proposed stadium.
Movement stalled on development in Symphony Park
Sept. 14, 2014
Despite major projects being built, 90 percent of the urban village is vacant ...
A 700 million-year-old metaquartzite and brass boulder is on display at the valet entrance at the new Delano Las Vegas on Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014.
The answer to a heavy query is the Rainbow Quarry
Sept. 14, 2014
As one hotel opens its doors and shows off a giant boulder in its lobby, another repurposes door handles to create a chandelier, and a third is holding a giant garage sale, of sorts. ...
The Data: Sept. 14-20
Sept. 14, 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]
This June 22, 2012, photo shows a Tesla Model S electric sedan outside the Tesla factory in Fremont, Calif.
What exactly is Tesla building up there?
Sept. 14, 2014
Tesla Motors chose Northern Nevada as the location for its lithium-ion battery plant. In five minutes, we’ll make you an expert on what a lithium-ion battery is, how it’s made and the difference between it and your standard Duracell. Actually, this one’s pretty complex, so maybe 10 minutes. ...
Rod Davis, Senior VP of Operations at Dignity Health Nevada, Thursday July 24, 2014.
Health care honcho says greater efficiency is on the horizon
Sept. 14, 2014
What will the nation's health care system look like in 25 years? The senior vice president of operations at Dignity Health Nevada weighs in on what's to come ...
A festivalgoer takes a selfie during Kaskade's set on Night 2 of the Electric Daisy Carnival on Saturday, June 21, 2014, at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Businesses compete for next generation’s spending
Sept. 14, 2014
The largest consumer group in history is entering the marketplace. Their wallets bulge with $1.68 trillion in buying power, and by 2020, they are expected to make up one-third of the adult population. They’re the millennials, the generation generally defined as being born between ...
Craig Sean Palacios and Tina Wichmann, owners of local architecture and interior design firm Bunnyfish Studios, Monday Sept. 8, 2014.
Firms helps guide Las Vegas with adaptive architecture
Sept. 14, 2014
A local architect and interior design firm is part community, part creativity and wholly dedicated to helping Las Vegas grow into an adaptive city in the vein of Chicago or San Francisco.
A rendering of the Project Neon Downtown Gateway.
Speeding work on road to Tesla plant won’t impact Las Vegas project
Sept. 12, 2014
The state Department of Transportation is considering speeding up a $100 million highway construction project that would improve access between Lyon County and ...
Maurice J. Gallagher Jr., chairman/CEO of Allegiant Air, walks through the company's new Airbus A319 passenger jet during an aircraft "open house" for employees at McCarran International Airport Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013. The new jet is more fuel efficient than the company's current jets.
Allegiant Travel boss sells back $25 million in stock
Sept. 11, 2014
Talk about a good payday. The parent company of discount carrier Allegant Air has bought back 200,000 shares at $126.20 apiece from ...

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