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Owner Robert Hutchison poses at Totally Olive, an olive oil and vinegar specialty store at 10271 S. Eastern Ave., in Henderson Monday Dec. 29, 2014. The store opened Dec. 3.
Want to put your own spin on a recipe? Try a different olive oil
Jan. 18, 2015
Robert and Maryann Hutchison are passionate about olive oil and customer service. They opened their business last year and are trying to get the word out about their products, which they let customers try before buying.
Merchandise at the nonprofit Dinosaurs & Roses thrift shop, 4310 E. Tropicana Ave., Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014.
Thrift shop owner: ‘Why give back to just one charity?’
Jan. 18, 2015
On East Tropicana Avenue near U.S. 95 sits Dinosaurs & Roses, a 7,000-square-foot thrift shop that offers a trove of furniture, clothing, books, music and antiques. There are vintage gowns, paintings by local artists and new furniture from the World Market Center. Truly a thrift hunter’s haven, the store also touts a negotiable pricing policy. But what sets the shop apart even more than its variety and bargains is that 20 percent of each purchase goes to local causes customers choose. Dinosaurs & Roses works with almost 40 nonprofit organizations and ...
Chad Hardy is founder and owner of Adventure Games, a team-building/activities businesses facilitator of such activities on Thursday, January 8, 2015.
How to get the team working together
Jan. 18, 2015
Professionals share ideas to build rapport among employees in fun, refreshing ways ...
An exterior view of Caesars Palace, June 6, 2013.
Caesars bankruptcy: What does it mean for company, consumers and employees?
Jan. 16, 2015
When the largest operating division of casino giant Caesars Entertainment filed for bankruptcy protection on Thursday, it was just the most ...
Midwife Donna Young has called for an investigation into why babies are dying in the oil-drilling boomtown of Vernal, Utah. Young is standing in Rock Point Cemetery near the grave of one of the 13 babies who died in 2013 in the city.
Utah oil town turns against midwife who asked about infant deaths
Jan. 16, 2015
Questions a midwife posed after the deaths of 13 babies in 2013 in Vernal, Utah, have unleashed angry and bitter feelings in this desert town of 35,000, where half the annual budget comes from oil and natural gas exploration. Even mothers of the deceased babies publicly insisted oil drilling wasn’t …
In this photo taken Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015, Ashley Green trims a marijuana flower at the Pioneer Nuggets marijuana growing facility in Arlington, Wash.
Growers struggle with glut of legal pot in Washington state
Jan. 15, 2015
Washington's legal marijuana market opened last summer to a dearth of weed. Some stores periodically closed because they didn't have pot to sell. Prices were through the roof. Six months later, the equation has flipped ...
A Southwest Airlines jet takes flight in this undated file photo.
U.S. fines Southwest record $1.6 million for long flight delays
Jan. 15, 2015
Southwest Airlines is being fined $1.6 million for not letting passengers get off planes that were stuck on the ground for hours during a freezing winter storm in Chicago. The storm hit during an increase in employees calling in sick, which the airline has said was widely seen as a protest against stalled contract negotiations. It is a record fine for ...
In this March 5, 2013, photo, a Canadian flag flies on the car of a customer's car parked in front of a Target store in Guelph, Ontario. On Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015, Target said it plans to exit Canada, citing the company didn't foresee operations being profitable there until at least 2021.
Target to shut all 133 Canada stores to stem massive losses
Jan. 15, 2015
Target is giving up on Canada. More than 17,600 employees will eventually lose their jobs when the U.S. discount retailer closes its 133 Canadian stores after only about two years to cut losses that went as high as a billion dollars a year. The company didn't see how to ...
A view of the Showcase Mall on Las Vegas Boulevard, Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015.
For $140 million, another portion of mall on Las Vegas Strip changes hands
Jan. 15, 2015
Less than a year after buying most of Showcase Mall, a group of New Yorkers has apparently bought another chunk of the Strip retail hub for big dollars. Jordache jeans founders the Nakash family, real estate investor Eli Gindi and home-curtains manufacturer Elyahu Cohen have teamed up, property records indicate, to buy ...
Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval delivers the State of the State address at the Legislature in Carson City on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013.
State of the State preview: Look for big announcement and lots of tax talk
Jan. 15, 2015
Normally a mix of legislative pageantry and policy talk, Gov. Brian Sandoval's State of the State address tonight is expected to provide breaking news about an economic development deal rumored to be ...
Pat Skorkowsky, Clark County School District superintendent, attends an editorial board meeting at the Las Vegas Sun Tuesday Jan. 21, 2014.
CCSD officials, business execs seek best practices in how schools spend
Jan. 14, 2015
Superintendent Pat Skorkowsky announced Wednesday that he and district officials have been poring over mountains of spending and academic data with local business leaders to ...
In this Monday, Jan. 12, 2015, photo, a man takes pictures of Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.
Caesars Entertainment division to file Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Thursday
Jan. 14, 2015
Lawyers for the operating division of Caesars Entertainment say the company will file Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the Northern District of Illinois on Thursday. The move is intended to ...
Houses passes bill easing rules regulating Wall Street
Jan. 14, 2015
The House has passed a bill to soften the landmark law reining in banks and Wall Street, advancing a key Republican priority more than six years after the financial crisis struck and brought on the Great Recession. The vote Wednesday was 271-154 on the legislation pushed by the newly bulked-up Republican majority in the House. Approval of the bill came ...
An aerial view of the Las Vegas Strip on Tuesday, March 13, 2012.
What does terrorism insurance program mean for Las Vegas? Quite a lot
Jan. 14, 2015
In its first week back, there was one thing virtually all of Congress could agree on: Las Vegas casinos and other large commercial businesses should be protected financially from a major terrorist attack. A bill to restart a federal program helping to do just that passed the new Republican Congress last week and was signed into law by President Barack Obama on Tuesday. The legislation renews a 2002 federal program that ...
A view of the UNLV campus Oct. 23, 2013.
Three take-aways from UNLV’s STEM summit
Jan. 13, 2015
Science, technology, engineering and math. They’re not exactly words that inspire raucous excitement, but with a shortage of qualified workers ...

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