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This 2012 file photo shows a home for sale in Henderson.
Median Las Vegas-area home prices dip below $200K
Nov. 6, 2014
Southern Nevada real estate agents say the area's median home price dipped below $200,000 in October. The Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors reported Thursday that median home prices were down 1.3 percent from September, but up 8.1 percent from the same time a year ago. Association chief Heidi Kasama says it's no surprise that home prices are declining and sales are slowing as the holidays draw nearer. She says sales ...
Subpoena fight resolved over FBI-Caesars search
Nov. 6, 2014
A federal judge in Las Vegas heard defense attorneys allege Thursday that the FBI improperly enlisted Caesars Palace officials to obtain a crucial search warrant before ...
A view of the las Vegas Strip looking northbound from a helicopter May 21, 2012.
Report: U.S. casino revenue up as economy strengthens
Nov. 6, 2014
Revenue at U.S. casinos jumped more than 6 percent in 2012, the first significant increase in three years as economic growth picked up speed and more casinos opened in several markets. But revenue generated by Indian casinos rose less than ...
The Gramercy development project is slated for completion soon by new owners Ofir Hagay and Benjy Garfinkle with WGH Partners on Wednesday, October 29, 2014. The tower at the failed Manhattan West (right) may be deconstructed or repurposed as things progress.  L.E. Baskow.
Work progressing on recession-stalled Beltway project
Nov. 6, 2014
The former ManhattanWest, the stylish retail, office and residential complex that sat unfinished for years at Russell Road and the 215 Beltway, is being being completed by WGH Partners, which also is finishing construction on an abandoned condo project on Cactus Avenue at Bermuda ...
In this Oct. 9, 2014, photo, a guest test drives Tesla Motors' new version of its Model S sedan, the P85D, in Hawthorne, Calif.
Tesla sets delivery record, but losses mount
Nov. 5, 2014
Electric car maker Tesla Motors set a record for deliveries of its Model S sedan in the third quarter, delighting investors even as its losses doubled from a year ago. Tesla said Wednesday it delivered 7,785 cars during the ...
An auction sign for a foreclosed home in Las Vegas bends in the wind, Nov. 17, 2010.
Henderson latest Southern Nevada city to launch home foreclosure registry
Nov. 5, 2014
In a region still stung by foreclosures, Henderson officials have kicked off the latest effort to track abandoned homes and prevent them from falling into disrepair. Nevada’s second-largest city this week launched a foreclosure registry at registerhenderson.com to monitor homes that are ...
Toy department manager Gayla Harris stocks shelves for Black Friday sales at a Wal-Mart store in Oklahoma City. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. says it plans to hire 60,000 temporary holiday workers for the crucial holiday season in 2014, an increase of nearly 10 percent from last year.
Job picture looks bright as seasonal hiring season kicks into high gear
Nov. 5, 2014
The holiday hiring forecast is looking bright, and those on the hunt for seasonal work should find more options and perhaps even higher wages than in ...
2nd Wheel of Fortune slot debuts in IGT social casino
Nov. 4, 2014
Another variation of the Wheel of Fortune slot machine is now offered in a free-to-play digital casino. International Game Technology announced today that the Wheel of Fortune Triple Extreme Spin game is available in ...
Children play at the new Mighty Mountain Fitness Area at Mountain's Edge Regional Park, unveiled Oct. 24 by Clark County officials.
Fitness area enlivens park; retailers join Downtown Summerlin, Town Square, Tivoli Village
Nov. 3, 2014
Outdoor enthusiasts, exercise junkies and families looking for free entertainment have reason to be excited thanks to the arrival of an expansive fitness area in the southwest Las Vegas Valley. Also, retail openings spread across ...
Like it or not, helmet law is for tourists’ own good
Nov. 2, 2014
If anything, the helmet requirement should apply more to scooter riders than those on motorcycles, at least in Las Vegas. Why? Let’s count the reasons ...
A view of Hoover Dam and Lake Mead shows canyon walls ringed with white mineral deposits indicating the drop in water levels Dec. 18, 2013.
Win-win: When Nevada gets paid to be promoted
Nov. 2, 2014
Its varied terrain and empty roads make this state a favorite for filming commercials.
The Notes: Nov. 2-8
Nov. 2, 2014
In the Notes: BMM Testlabs, KOA, Barrick Gold Corp., Smart City Networks, Aristocrat Gaming, 451 Marketing, Bally Technologies and more ...
Attorney James Pisanelli in his law firm Pisanelli Bice located in Las Vegas August 22, 2014.
Attorney’s advice: Surround yourself with smart people
Nov. 2, 2014
The law firm Pisanelli Bice hit the ground running four years ago, immediately securing high-profile cases in the gaming industry. One of the firm’s founding partners talks about how that success came about and what it takes to maintain ...
Nursing students John Ho and Jessica Patterson tend to Sim Mom who is feeling nauseous during a patient simulation lab with mannequins in the nursing program at Roseman University on Thursday, September 18, 2014. L.E. Baskow.
High-tech mannequin puts Roseman University students to the test in hospital situations
Nov. 2, 2014
“This is the worst headache I’ve ever had,” a pregnant patient complains as she lies in a mock hospital room at Roseman University in Henderson. The mom-to-be has come to seek treatment from the school’s student nurses, donating her time to be something of a guinea pig for the future health care professionals. The potential risks she faces by avoiding an actual hospital aren’t great, however, because ...
People on the Move: Nov. 2-8
Nov. 2, 2014
In the People: Dr. Sarah Ryan, Barbara Timmons-Strahl, Raymond Patterson, Tim Hollenbeck, Daniel Lucero, Michael Dimengo, Jeffrey Silver, Derrick HIll, John Cannito, Paul Caudill, Bart Roberts, Keith Causey, Brian Blakley, Jeff Dunham, Kurt Melien and more ...

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