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This image provided by the Pabst Mansion museum shows a postcard depicting the Pabst Brewery around 1900 in Milwaukee. A small group of Milwaukee residents want to revive the city's beer brewing tradition by buying Pabst Brewing Co. from a California executive in hopes of returning the brand's headquarters to its birthplace.
Milwaukee group wants to buy Pabst Blue Ribbon
April 4, 2014
Long before it was known for fine cheddar cheese or the Green Bay Packers, Wisconsin was famous for beer, especially the national brands brewed in Milwaukee: Schlitz, Blatz and Pabst Blue Ribbon. Now a small group of Milwaukee residents wants to revive...
In this Thursday March 13, 2014, file photo, job seekers line up to attend a marijuana industry job far in Downtown Denver.
US employers add 192,000 jobs; unemployment rate stays at 6.7 percent
April 4, 2014
U.S. employers added jobs at a solid pace in March and hired more in January and February than previously thought. Friday's government report sent a reassuring signal that the economy withstood a...
Uncle Bubba’s Oyster House chef and owner Bubba Hiers, who also is Paula Deen’s brother, grills oysters at the Savannah, Ga., restaurant on June 23, 2006.
Paula Deen restaurant at center of racism scandal closes
April 3, 2014
A wildly popular Georgia restaurant at the center of a lawsuit that left the reputation of famed Southern celebrity cook Paula Deen in shambles has reportedly closed. Uncle Bubba's Seafood & Oyster House announced the closure Thursday on ...
Officials announce $1.1 billion for cleanup of contaminated Henderson industrial site
April 3, 2014
More than $1 billion will be paid to a trust responsible for cleaning up a former chemical manufacturing site in Henderson that has led to contamination in Lake Mead. The money is part of a $5.15 billion settlement involving …
Nevada Sen. Dean Heller seeks compromise to extend unemployment benefits
April 3, 2014
The U.S. Senate today cleared the last procedural hurdle on an extension of unemployment benefits and a Nevada Republican is working ...
Electric Daisy Carnival creator Pasquale Rotella at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Joe Downtown: Electric Daisy promoter told to stay away from his downtown clubs
April 3, 2014
Pasquale Rotella, whose Insomniac Inc. puts on the popular Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas, has been banned by the city from visiting...
Mozilla CEO resigns after furor over gay rights
April 3, 2014
Mozilla co-founder Brendan Eich is stepping down as CEO after protests of his support of a gay marriage ban in California. The Mountain View-based nonprofit maker of the Firefox browser had promoted him
Zombies menace guests going through the Haunted Alley during Halloween in downtown Las Vegas on Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012.
Nevada ranked 8th among states in ability to survive zombie apocalypse
April 3, 2014
If — or when — the zombie apocalypse happens, states with the best economies will be those that simply survive. Fortunately, Nevada ranks No. 8 in the nation for highest likelihood of surviving the zombie apocalypse. Or so says …
Rick Harrison, co-owner of Gold & Silver Pawn Shop downtown.
Gold & Silver Pawn offers to sell McKinley wife’s tiara at cost to presidential library
April 3, 2014
The McKinley Presidential Library and Museum in northeast Ohio is hurriedly fundraising in hopes of buying a tiara that once belonged to President William McKinley's wife. The owners of Ida McKinley's diamond-accented headpiece sold it to Gold & Silver Pawn, the Las Vegas pawn shop featured in the History Channel show "Pawn Stars," the Akron Beacon Journal reported. Shop co-owner Rick Harrison has offered to sell the piece to the Canton museum for …
Boston Red Sox designated hitter David "Big Papi" Ortiz takes a selfie with President Barack Obama, holding a Boston Red Sox jersey presented to him, during a ceremony Tuesday, April 1, 2014, on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, where the president honored the 2013 World Series baseball champion Red Sox.
Samsung hooks unsuspecting Obama as phone ad star
April 2, 2014
The latest pitchman in Samsung's marketing machine: an unwitting President Barack Obama. Boston Red Sox baseball player David Ortiz snapped a selfie with the president at a White House event using a …
S&P 500 notches another record after hiring report
April 2, 2014
Stocks closed higher for a fourth straight day on Wednesday after a report on hiring provided another encouraging sign that the economy is emerging from its winter slump. The Standard & Poor's 500 index closed at a record high for the eighth time this year. The Dow Jones industrial average also rose …
Owner Gina Quaranto inside Blackbird Studios.
Joe Downtown: Add another to list of businesses departing Container Park
April 2, 2014
Yet another Container Park business will be leaving, this on the heels of the four other businesses announcing they'd vacate the recently opened downtown development by …
Deon Derrico speaks about the birth of his quintuplets during a news conference, Friday, Sept. 20, 2013, at Summerlin Hospital Medical Center in Las Vegas, following their births two weeks earlier in Phoenix.
Court hearing on fraud-related charges for father of quints delayed until June 20
April 2, 2014
Deon Derrico, the father of a set of Las Vegas quintuplets, will wait to have his day in court on real-estate fraud charges. This morning in North Las Vegas Justice Court, a preliminary hearing for Derrico was continued until …
Rep. Steven Horsford, D-Nev., responds to a question during a town hall meeting at the Cora Coleman Senior Center in Las Vegas on Thursday, March 28, 2013.
Nevada’s Steven Horsford named to powerful U.S. House committee
April 2, 2014
U.S. House Democrats voted to appoint Nevada Rep. Steven Horsford to the prestigious House Financial Services committee. The appointment will give Horsford influence on ...
Downtown's Container Park.
Joe Downtown: Group lauds Container Park as it pulls plug on 3 shops there
April 1, 2014
Three businesses operated by Future Restaurant Group are moving out of the Downtown Container Park, just a few months after ...

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