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Hauntrepreneur Jason Egan stands inside Fright Dome that he designed at Circus Circus in Las Vegas on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013.
Fright Dome fires up ‘The Texas Chainsaw Massacre’
Aug. 15, 2014
In the horror-film genre, the most exciting form of massacre is, of course, a chainsaw massacre. Preferably achieved in the great state of Texas. Fright Dome is teaming with the great ...
In this Jan. 9, 2012, file photo, customers exit a Shop' Save grocery store in Mount Lebanon, Pa. Supervalu said Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, that a potential data breach may have impacted about 200 of its stores and reached stores it sold off last year.
Supervalu becomes latest to suffer data breach
Aug. 15, 2014
A data breach at Supervalu may have impacted as many as 200 of its grocery and liquor stores and potentially affected retail chains recently sold by the company in two dozen states. The announcement lengthens the list of retailers that have had...
Nevada jobless rate steady at 7.7 percent in July
Aug. 15, 2014
Unemployment in Nevada held steady at 7.7 percent in July, but the jobless rate was down 2.2 percent from July 2013. The national rate was 6.2 percent. The state Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation today reported...
Gamblers try their luck with slot machines during the opening of the casino floor at the Cromwell, formerly Bill's Gamblin' Hall & Saloon, on the Las Vegas Strip and Flamingo Avenue, Monday, April 21, 2014.
Three things we learned about Las Vegas and the gaming industry in the second quarter
Aug. 15, 2014
Though casinos did mostly well in Las Vegas during the second quarter this year, it wasn’t because of any nationwide gambling surge. In fact, it was in spite of ...
Plans for luxury homes in the Ascaya mountainside community in Henderson are back on track on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014.
Henderson mountain-mansion development Ascaya back in business
Aug. 15, 2014
Hong Kong billionaire Henry Cheng blasted away a Henderson mountaintop during the real estate bubble, with plans for mansions overlooking the valley from street names such as Heavens Edge, Stonecutter and Epic View. Now after years of sitting untouched, developers are gearing up to ...
An exterior view of the Cosmopolitan hotel tower Monday, March 11, 2013.
Cosmopolitan benefits from gaming revenue boost
Aug. 14, 2014
The company that operates the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas saw year-over-year increases in casino, hotel, entertainment and food and beverage revenues ...
First-time unemployment claims in July down from previous year
Aug. 14, 2014
The number of people submitting first-time claims for unemployment benefits rose in July compared to the previous month but was down compared to the same period a year ago. First-time claims were down...
This Dec. 27, 2013, photo shows the exterior of Caesars Atlantic City in Atlantic City N.J., with the Wild West facades of Bally's Atlantic City in the foreground.
8 arrested in daring New Jersey casino heist
Aug. 14, 2014
A recently fired casino security guard used his knowledge of when and where large sums of money would change hands to help plan and pull off a daring robbery that netted more than ...
Downtown casualty: Jen McCabe's Factorli was abandoned by Downtown Project after only a few months.
Joe Downtown: Is DTP’s sudden severing of ties with Factorli a sign of larger problems?
Aug. 13, 2014
Does manufacturing project Factorli's demise signify a lack of planning on Downtown Project's part?
The Fourth of July from atop Allure Las Vegas on Friday, July 4, 2014, in Las Vegas. The top of the Stratosphere is pictured here.
Stratosphere revenue up thanks to hotel increases
Aug. 13, 2014
American Casino & Entertainment, the Las Vegas company that owns the Stratosphere, Arizona Charlie’s and the Aquarius in Laughlin, announced its second quarter earnings today.
This Wednesday July 23, 2014, photograph 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.
Atlantic City’s Revel casino still talking with potential bidders
Aug. 13, 2014
A day after announcing it will shut down next month, Revel Casino Hotel told a bankruptcy court judge it is still negotiating with potential buyers. In a notice adjourning an auction of Revel thatt for Thursday, its lawyers say they are engaged in "ongoing negotiations" with...
A Bell Transportation limousine driver talks to passengers after picking them up at McCarran International Airport on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2009.
Catch a ride in Las Vegas with new smartphone app
Aug. 13, 2014
Starting today, hailing a limousine or town car in Las Vegas is as easy as hitting a button on your smartphone. The new Ride Genie app from locally-based Integrity Vehicle Solutions Co. is the first ...
Tourists pass by construction at the northeast corner of Sahara Avenue and Las Vegas Boulevard South on Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014. A Walgreens will occupy about half of the first floor. Wilger Enterprises is the general contractor on the project.
Long-abandoned corner of Las Vegas Boulevard and Sahara getting Walgreens
Aug. 13, 2014
It's paving over some colorful history, but a retail plaza with Walgreens is under construction on the north Strip and poised to bring more business to the struggling area. Sorenson Group Management broke ground this spring on a roughly 40,300-square-foot retail center at the northeast corner of Las Vegas Boulevard and Sahara Avenue. Walgreen Co. plans to open next spring, spokesman Phil Caruso said. The site was home to ...
Viva Veracruz, a music and dance show debuting Aug. 11, 2014, at Planet Hollywood, is an exploration of the culture and folklore of Veracruz, a state on Mexico's Gulf Coast. The show was funded by the state government of Veracruz.
What a trip: New show in Las Vegas melds entertainment with tourism promo
Aug. 13, 2014
The Mexican state of Veracruz has taken a new approach to marketing itself to tourists: It's launched a Las Vegas Strip show that features ...
Switch, a high-tech company that started 11 years ago in Las Vegas, now houses digital data for a number of Fortune 500 companies and the U.S. government in its expansive facilities.
Valley data center is among most secure in the world
Aug. 13, 2014
The hulking Switch SuperNAP 8 data storage facility in Enterprise may not look like much, but the data fortress keeps the servers of Fortune 500 companies such as eBay and Fox Broadcasting Network running around the clock. It takes a lot to ward off the mechanical and human error that routinely threaten servers’ operations, but the SuperNAP 8's system is among the most elaborate and secure in the world. Last week, the facility earned Tier IV Gold certification for Operational Sustainability, the top certification level available in the data storage industry.

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