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October 1, 2014

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Las Vegas Strip casinos can be seen behind new home construction in Summerlin Wednesday, July 30, 2014.
Report: Rising prices a drag on new-home sales
Sept. 24, 2014
Las Vegas homebuilders are stuck in the doldrums as buyers continue to shy away from hefty price tags, a new report shows. Local builders sold 530 new homes in August, bringing this year’s total to ...
Artist's rendering of proposed stadium.
Developers float new financing plan for proposed soccer stadium
Sept. 24, 2014
Developers behind a proposed $200 million downtown soccer stadium have floated a new financing plan that would cut the risk to the public in an attempt to boost the ...
This July 29, 2013, photo shows actor Mark Wahlberg at the premiere of "Two Guns" in New York. Wahlberg and his brothers, Donnie and Paul, are bringing their burger restaurant, Wahlburgers, to Las Vegas early next year.
New burger joint on the block: Wahlburgers coming to Las Vegas
Sept. 24, 2014
Wahlburgers, the Boston burger franchise owned by celebrity brothers Mark, Donnie and Paul Wahlberg, is coming to Las Vegas. The company announced this morning that ...
Developers of Union Village, the proposed $1.2 billion hospital-retail-residential project on Galleria Drive at U.S. 95 in Henderson, plan to hold a ceremonial groundbreaking Oct. 8. Above, workers install fencing around the project site on Monday, Sept. 22, 2014.
Long-planned Henderson health care complex poised to break ground
Sept. 24, 2014
Developers of a colossal Henderson health care project, years behind schedule, say they’re making progress on their plans and getting ready to build. Invitations have gone out to political leaders and businesspeople to attend a ceremonial groundbreaking Oct. 8 of Union Village, the proposed $1.2 billion ...
In this May 28, 2013, file photo, an outdoors sign for Walmart is seen in Duarte, Calif.
Finding a door into banking, Wal-Mart to offer checking accounts
Sept. 23, 2014
After years of thwarted efforts to break into banking, Wal-Mart is making its biggest foray yet into everyday financial services. The nation’s largest retailer is teaming up with ...
Mystic Falls Park, pictured here inside Sam's Town on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011, features a newly revamped laser light and water show.
Sam’s Town laser, water show temporarily closing
Sept. 23, 2014
People itching to check out the laser and water show at Sam’s Town better hurry up: It's going dark next month — temporarily. Sam’s Town announced today that ...
An exterior view of the California casino in downtown Las Vegas, Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013.
Boyd Gaming launches mobile sports-betting app
Sept. 23, 2014
Boyd Gaming announced today the launch of its new mobile sports-betting application. Called B Connected Sports, Boyd’s app is available ...
U.S. cracks down on companies moving overseas
Sept. 22, 2014
The Obama administration cracked down Monday on certain overseas corporate mergers and acquisitions, aiming to curb American companies from shifting their ownership abroad to ...
A sign indicating the future site of SpaceX launch site is placed outside of the tent where people gathered for the SpaceX groundbreaking ceremony at the Boca Chica Launch Site on the southern tip of Texas, Monday, Sept. 22, 2014.
SpaceX breaks ground on Texas rocket launch site
Sept. 22, 2014
The commercial rocket launches that could begin as early as 2016 in the southernmost tip of Texas will be a critical step toward one day establishing a human presence on ...
Mary Beth Earley of East Greenbush, N.Y., speaks against a casino in her town during a public meeting on casinos on Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, in Albany, N.Y. Supporters and critics of proposals for an Albany area casino are weighing in as three days of public hearings on casinos planned for upstate New York get underway. Earley holds a sign with the number of people who signed a petition opposing a casino.
Hundreds speak out on New York casino plans
Sept. 22, 2014
Supporters and critics of proposals for an Albany area casino weighed in Monday at the first of three days of public hearings on casinos planned for upstate New York. A state board reviewing 16 casino applications is ...
A customer shows off the new Apple iPhone 6 and 6 Plus at a store Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, in Tokyo.
Apple: 10 million iPhone 6 and 6 Plus sold
Sept. 22, 2014
Apple says it sold more than 10 million iPhone 6 and 6 Plus models, a record for a new model, in the three days after the phones went on sale. A year ago, Apple Inc. said it ...
Patrice Sabourin of France poses for a photo with Jules Jordan Video stars at the 2012 AVN Adult Entertainment Expo in the Hard Rock Hotel on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012.
Porn Wars: Is Las Vegas the new Silicone Valley?
Sept. 21, 2014
Las Vegas has a new vice. You might not notice it, but it’s happening all around, in industrial warehouses, luxury high-rises and the bedrooms of suburban homes. Porn is here, and more ...
Tim Thomas worked for McDonald's for 23 years and then moved up to own his own franchises, this one located along W. Cheyenne Ave.
Local McDonald’s magnate: ‘Dreams are good, but business plans are better’
Sept. 21, 2014
After a 23-year career at McDonald's Corp., Tim Thomas bought his own franchises. He shares the best business advice he has received and offers some of his own for would-be franchise owners.
The Notes: Sept. 21-27
Sept. 21, 2014
In the Notes: Venetian and Palazzo, Southern Hills Hospital, R&R Partners, Park House, Bosma Group, MountainView and Southern Hills hospitals, Millennium Staffing Solutions, Nevada Hospital Association and more ...
Remark Media CEO Shing Tao and CFO  Doug Osrow in the office of their humor website Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014
Tech company has its sights set on young money
Sept. 21, 2014
Millennials are attractive to advertisers because of their numbers and spending power; they are a demographic that few publicly traded companies have been able to exclusively target. So Remark tries to capture young people’s attention where they spend a lot of time ...

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