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River Jangda is co-owner of, which sells gear for electronic festivalgoers on Oct. 30, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nev.
Get your business off the ground
Dec. 7, 2014
Local entrepreneurs in different stages of success share stories about their first steps and missteps ...
When it’s about education, let’s not cut corners
Dec. 7, 2014
It’s possible that Catherine Cortez Masto was the best candidate for the executive vice chancellor position filled by Chancellor Dan Klaich. Her credentials are not in dispute. But some regents are justifiably irked that they were not involved in the hiring process and a more extensive search was not undertaken.
The Catholic Charities new CEO Deacon Thomas Roberts in in their conference room on Tuesday, November 25, 2014.
Back on its feet, charity reaches for more
Dec. 7, 2014
On a recent Friday morning, dozens of people browsed shelves at the Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada food pantry, picking up canned food, produce and meat.
Trying to pick out that perfect holiday card for clients
Dec. 7, 2014
Do you order custom cards that show your logo and maybe a photo of key personnel — or the entire office in Santa hats? Do you purchase cards off the shelf or from your stationery supplier? Or — and this alternative can win you praise or ridicule — do you blast out e-cards?
The shuttered Crazy Horse Too gentlemen's club on Industrial Road, as seen Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014.
Change afoot backstage at infamous Las Vegas strip clubs
Dec. 7, 2014
Club Paradise will reopen in January, and Crazy Horse Too may have to change names if it wants to do the same ...
The Notes: Dec. 7-13
Dec. 7, 2014
In the Notes: St. Rose Dominican Hospitals, WestCare Nevada, C3/CustomerContactChannels, Sports Authority, the Pilates Studio, FirstService Residential, Ride Genie, Maverick Aviation Group and more ...
Edward Coulson, director of Lied Institute for Real Estate Studies and professor of economics, poses in Beam Hall at UNLV Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014.
Real estate was down, but across the country, it’s reviving — and nowhere more than here
Dec. 7, 2014
New to Las Vegas, the director of the Lied Institute for Real Estate Studies talks about the improvement in the real estate market, the increase in enrollment at UNLV and NIMBYism in the 16th century.
The Data: Dec. 7-13
Dec. 7, 2014
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]
Nothing Bundt Cakes co-owners Dena Tripp and Debbie Shwetz.
After 17 years, cake shop still on the rise in Southern Nevada
Dec. 7, 2014
Dena Tripp and Debra Schwetz have enjoyed 17 years of success in Southern Nevada with their brand of desserts. Their cakes have spread far and wide, with 100 bakeries open nationally ...
People on the Move: Dec. 7-13
Dec. 7, 2014
In the People: Greg Brower, Tina Quigley, Catherine Flynn, Linda Rheinberger, Tami Belt, Kathleen Simon, Tim Hacker, Heather Estus, Chris McElhone, Diana Bachmura, Steve George and more ...
Lorenzo Sartini, left, and Chris Porter are president and chief operating officer, respectively, of, a Las Vegas-based website aimed at delivering West-centric big-game hunting news, lifestyle content and tools.
New website gathers information for hunters in the West
Dec. 7, 2014
Lorenzo Sartini’s provides maps, reviews and more, and hopes soon to be able to streamline the tag-buying process ...
New Las Vegas tourism ad features Imagine Dragons
Dec. 6, 2014
The latest 'What Happens Here, Stays Here' Las Vegas ad campaign features a familiar musical act from ...
Players compete on the first day of the World Series of Poker main event Saturday, July 5, 2014, in Las Vegas. Players were vying for the $10 million first-place payout at the poker tournament. (AP Photo/John Locher)
Gambling association releases first-of-its-kind money laundering report
Dec. 6, 2014
Casinos, like banks and other institutions that deal with a lot of money, are required by law to vigilantly look out for financial transactions that may be illegal ...
Real estate blog ranks Henderson fifth safest city in U.S.
Dec. 5, 2014
Using Census data and FBI statistics to survey the country's 100 biggest cities, the blog placed​ Irvine, Calif., at the top of the list, followed by ...
This Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, photo taken in Newark, N.J., shows smartphones displaying Uber car availability in New York.
Is Uber car service really worth $40 billion?
Dec. 5, 2014
Can a company that didn't exist five years ago, an upstart with a knack for angering regulators with the power to close down its business, really be worth $40 billion? That is the figure that had investors from Wall Street to Silicon Valley abuzz a day after Uber announced it had received more money from venture capitalists than ...

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