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March 31, 2015

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Malaysia-based Genting Group purchased the Echelon site in March and plans to revive the space with a multibillion-dollar resort. A rendering of the property is pictured.
Genting: Construction set to begin May 5 on Las Vegas megaresort
March 23, 2015
The north Strip site formerly home to the Stardust, then the scrapped Echelon project, is set to start coming to life again in less than two months when ...
An exterior view of the Cosmopolitan hotel-casino in Las Vegas.
Gaming group adds members, pushes for more security money in Las Vegas
March 23, 2015
The gaming industry’s Washington, D.C.-based lobbying group is continuing to grow while it pursues an aggressive agenda that includes pushing for more ...
Designing for a new generation of homeowners
Designing for a new generation of homeowners
March 23, 2015
The millennial generation is growing up, and they see value in owning a home. Roughly 42 percent of millennials say they want to buy a house in the next five years, compared with just 31 percent of Generation Xers, according to a Zillow survey. But their tastes differ from their parents’. Technology and outdoor living spaces rank high among their priorities, while curb appeal falls at the bottom of the list. While most millennials are focused on making living spaces more convenient and comfortable, fewer care about ...
The Data: March 22-28
March 22, 2015
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]
People on the Move: March 22-28
March 22, 2015
In the Notes: Kayla Pederson, Gary Kapral, Justine Kelleher, Adam Paul Laxalt, Cass Palmer, Thomas Brunet, Kyle Carlston and more ...
The Notes: March 22-28
March 22, 2015
Pizza Rock, JuiceFarm, Aire Serv of Las Vegas, the Grand Canal Shoppes, Right Now Air, Searchlight Healthcare Clinic, the Silverton and more ...
The billionaires club is full of possible medical school donors
The billionaires club is full of possible medical school donors
March 22, 2015
UNLV officials are looking for wealthy donors to help support the medical school. Good thing Las Vegas isn't lacking billionaires ...
Nest now: Home design trends for 2015
March 22, 2015
Armed with some basic design tips, a little creativity and a budget that can run the gamut from high to low depending on your comfort level, you easily can make your home feel unique, personal and on point with the latest trends ...
UNLV is in the planning stages for a medical school in which the first class would graduate in the year 2021. Above, UNLV nursing school students run through a simulation with a medical mannequin at the Clinical Simulation Center at Shadow Lane campus in Las Vegas. The nursing program is celebrating its 50th year at the university.
From the ground up: UNLV medical school taking shape
March 22, 2015
Supporters say Las Vegas’ first allopathic medical school will improve health care in Southern Nevada and be an economic driver. To make that happen, though, UNLV and Nevada System of Higher Education officials say they need nearly $27 million up front from the state ...
Owner Christy Delcid is shown behind the counter in Christy's Candy Shop at the Boulevard Mall Sunday, March 1, 2015.
Hispanic community, Boulevard mall forge bond after Great Recession
March 22, 2015
At Boulevard mall, traditional retailers J.C. Penney Co. and Macy’s share space with less familiar tenants: a Mexican candy shop, a salsa studio and a museum dedicated to ...
9 apps to help your business
9 apps to help your business
March 22, 2015
Business owners and managers always are game to try new tricks to increase productivity, manage employees and expenses more efficiently and interact better with clients and customers. Desktop computers have all but replaced paper for business management, and now, mobile applications are getting their turn.
Dr. Douglas Fife is part of the Southern Hills Skin Cancer tumor board, which meets monthly to discuss challenging or rare skin cancer cases and plan how best to help patients.
Tattoo removal is just the beginning for local business
March 22, 2015
Surgical Dermatology & Laser Center is a dermatology practice that specializes in Mohs micrographic surgery and reconstruction for skin cancer, laser tattoo removal, acne scar therapy and laser resurfacing.
Low cost of oil may not spark economic recovery
March 22, 2015
Crude oil prices dropped from about $100 a barrel in July to a low of about $44 on March 6. Lower crude prices lead to lower gasoline prices and cheaper travel to Las Vegas by car. Spending less on gas also puts more money in the pockets of visitors and residents alike. But the net effect of falling gas prices on consumption depends on a 65-year-old theory of consumer spending by Milton Friedman ...
Attorney Mark Riccardi is regional managing partner of Fisher & Phillips, a labor and employment law firm.
Law firm partner: ‘I can bask in the reflected glory of my people’
March 22, 2015
Mark Ricciardi, regional managing partner of Fisher & Phillips, founded the firm’s Las Vegas office and has represented hotels, casinos, financial institutions, manufacturers, government agencies and other businesses since 1987 — including a case that went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court ...
Defense attorney John Arrascada, left, with Harvey Whittemore at his side talks to the media after Whittemore's arraignment Thursday, June 7, 2012, in Reno.
Top Nevada court extends Whittemore law suspension to 2017
March 20, 2015
The Nevada Supreme Court ordered a four-year suspension of Harvey Whittemore's law license Friday, more than doubling the punishment a state bar panel recommended after the ex-lobbyist and developer was convicted two years ago of ...

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