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A view of a neighborhood with three-story homes in Las Vegas, April 4, 2013.
Las Vegas home sales dip, but prices inch upward
Oct. 8, 2014
Despite a slowdown in sales, Las Vegas used-home prices inched past the $200,000 mark last month. The median price of single-family homes sold in September was ...
In this June 18, 2010, file photo, U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., center, helps as SolarCity employees Jarret Esposito, left, and Jake Torwatzky, install a solar panel on a home in south Denver.
SolarCity loan deal could propel rooftop market
Oct. 7, 2014
SolarCity will begin offering loans to homeowners for solar systems, a move that industry analysts say could reshape the market for rooftop solar and propel its ...
Las Vegas-based magician David Copperfield.
Whether in magic or business, relevancy, communication count, David Copperfield says
Oct. 7, 2014
What do a young entrepreneur and an illusionist have in common? Ask David Copperfield, the world-renowned master of illusion, and he’ll tell you the jobs are very much the same: from a demand to push limits to ...
This Aug. 9, 2011, file photo, shows a Wall Street street sign near the New York Stock Exchange, in New York.
U.S. stocks slide on global growth concerns
Oct. 7, 2014
U.S. stocks slid Tuesday on heightened concerns that the global economy is slowing. Industrial production in Germany, Europe's largest economy, dropped the most in five years and the International Monetary Fund trimmed its outlook for global growth this ...
Toy drive to benefit USO Las Vegas ends Oct. 15
Oct. 7, 2014
A toy drive spearheaded by a Las Vegas company will benefit military families who are supported by the USO Las Vegas.
Dotty's near Eastern and Serene in Henderson is shown Thursday, March 24, 2011.
Dotty’s owner protests proposed regulations for slot parlors
Oct. 7, 2014
Dotty’s owner Craig Estey made a rare public appearance at the Clark County Commission today to protest a new law he said is meant to put his company out of business. Estey said the proposed regulations would lead to ...
In this May 9, 2013, file photo, a worker pushes shopping carts in front of a Wal-Mart store in La Habra, Calif.
Wal-Mart cuts health benefits for some part-timers
Oct. 7, 2014
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. plans to eliminate health insurance coverage for some of its part-time U.S. employees in a move aimed at controlling rising health care costs of the nation's largest private employer. Starting Jan. 1, Wal-Mart told The Associated Press that it will no longer offer health insurance to ...
This Wednesday, July 23, 2014, photo shows casinos along the Atlantic City, N.J. boardwalk, from left, the Trump Taj Mahal Casino, with its Chairman Tower, the Showboat Casino Hotel and the Revel Casino Hotel.
Judge approves sale of Revel casino to Toronto firm
Oct. 7, 2014
A federal bankruptcy judge on Tuesday approved the sale of Atlantic City's former Revel Casino Hotel for 5 cents on the dollar to a Toronto asset management firm. Judge Gloria Burns approved the sale to Brookfield Asset Management for $110 million. She turned aside numerous objections from ...
Workers prepare for the opening of Downtown Summerlin on Monday, Oct. 6, 2014, in Las Vegas. The 106-acre development is at Sahara Avenue and the 215 Beltway.
Summerlin mall, stalled amid the recession, polishes for opening Thursday
Oct. 7, 2014
The Shops at Summerlin Centre was one of the most visible casualties of the real estate bust in arguably the hardest-hit market in the country. But now, with new owners and a new name — Downtown Summerlin — the project is finally opening. About 85 shops and eateries will be ...
Middle school students try out Samsung Electronics' Galaxy Note 4 at the company's showroom in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014.
Samsung expects lowest profit in over 3 years
Oct. 7, 2014
The world's biggest smartphone maker is suffering a stunning financial decline in the face of intense competition from Apple Inc. and upstart Chinese brands. In a preview to earnings due out this month, Samsung Electronics Co. said Tuesday its quarterly profit is estimated to have fallen ...
Harley-Davidson's Nevada sesquicentennial-themed motorcycle, celebrating the state's 150th anniversary
Harley-Davidson puts pedal to the metal; Fremont pizzeria calls it quits
Oct. 6, 2014
The motorcycle company that designed a custom Nevada sesquicentennial-themed motorcycle has opened an "attraction" on South Strip, and a Texas-based barbecue joint is settling in the northwest part of the valley …
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., walks with Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh on East Fremont Street during a tour of downtown Las Vegas on Tuesday, April 15, 2014.
What happens in downtown Las Vegas now, after layoffs?
Oct. 5, 2014
Although Tony Hsieh says his role with Downtown Project will not change, the community’s reaction to the possibility of his exit raised an important question: Just how reliant is downtown Las Vegas on Hsieh? Turmoil in the organization has left some business owners wondering about ...
A view of the Las Vegas Strip taken from a helicopter May 21, 2012.
Have we reason to fear terrorism on the Strip?
Oct. 5, 2014
As an American landmark, the Strip is in the limelight. That’s true for tourists, but also for terrorists. The question for Metro Police is: When terror threats emerge, how should police share them without needlessly scaring tourists and residents? Two recent but vague ...
A sign seen early Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, announces the closing of Trump Plaza Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City, N.J.
Las Vegas rebounds as Atlantic City spirals down
Oct. 5, 2014
On a Tuesday morning in September, employees of Atlantic City’s Trump Plaza braced themselves as news of the resort’s closure arrived. The announcement was hardly unexpected, but its sting was acute. It confirmed a sinister trend for the resort town: One-third of Atlantic City casinos have closed this year, three within the past month. And the decline is expected to continue. Meanwhile, Las Vegas continues to bounce back. Why? ...
Brent Hathaway, Ph.D., dean of the Lee Business School, stands about his books in his office at UNLV on Wednesday, August 27, 2014. He has presented his list of 10 of the most influential business biographies and autobiographies.
Recommended reading: Business biographies and autobiographies
Oct. 5, 2014
UNLV dean and others share thoughts on 10 books about the lives of influential U.S. entrepreneurs ...

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