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An artist's rendering shows the planned store The Market at 611 Fremont St. in downtown Las Vegas.
Downtown grocery store The Market plans to open Oct. 8
Sept. 4, 2014
The 6,000-square-foot space at 611 Fremont St. will offer a "full-scale urban grocery shopping experience," according to the opening announcement from a representative ...
The front of a Tesla sports car at a showroom in Menlo Park, Calif., on Dec. 9, 2008.
A guide to Nevada’s big deal with Tesla, Elon Musk
Sept. 4, 2014
News leaked out Wednesday that Nevada beat out four states to win Tesla's $5 billion lithium battery factory. This afternoon, Gov. Brian Sandoval will confirm ...
The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority wanted to spend up to $19 million for 4.8 acres of property on Convention Center Drive, including the Vegas Indoor Skydiving building, pictured Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014.
LVCVA’s sights set on $19M land buy for planned business district
Sept. 4, 2014
Las Vegas’ tourism bureau is continuing its real estate buying spree for its planned multibillion-dollar business district. The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority’s ...
Artist's rendering of proposed stadium.
Las Vegas officials face crucial vote on downtown soccer stadium
Sept. 3, 2014
The Las Vegas City Council has lined up a shot to net the city a downtown soccer stadium. But with lingering concerns about how much public money will be used, the question remains ...
Firefighters and rescue crews work among damage caused by a pipeline explosion and an ensuing massive fire in a residential neighborhood in San Bruno, Calif., Sept.10, 2010.
Judges recommend $1.4B penalty against PG&E
Sept. 2, 2014
California regulatory judges recommended a $1.4 billion penalty on Tuesday — the largest safety-related levy ever against a public utility in the state — for a fiery 2010 gas pipeline explosion that killed ...
A view of vacant land west of Mandalay Bay on Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014. Developer Jack Kashani is said to be buying the 63-acre parcel to build a two million-square-foot fashion-industry expo center.
Developer fashions plan for Las Vegas expo center off I-15 near Strip
Sept. 2, 2014
Developer Jack Kashani, who helped launch the World Market Center furniture-expo hall, has his sights on another massive showcase center for Las Vegas, even though his first one was marred by financial and legal woes. Kashani is rumored to be under contract to buy ...
Molly Malones Irish Pub located at 11930 Southern Highlands Parkway in Las Vegas, Nevada on August 28, 2014.
Here we grow again: PT’s parent company acquires four more taverns
Sept. 2, 2014
Golden Gaming, which owns PT’s Entertainment Group, plans to expand by adding four Irish-themed taverns in the Las Vegas Valley. They are ...
Bob Combs of R.C. Farms Inc. scoops up a bucket of freshly cooked food scraps for his pigs on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014.
What are the dirtiest jobs in Las Vegas? Come take a look — and a whiff
Aug. 31, 2014
They spend their days doing things like cleaning up fish feces and mucking around in pig slop. The work might sound gross, but it is crucial to the city’s economy and our residents’ well-being. And the people who work in some of Las Vegas' dirtiest jobs have a secret: They love what they do, and they ...
The Notes: Aug. 31-Sept. 6
Aug. 31, 2014
In the Notes: Verizon Wireless, Vegas PBS, Cobalt Data Centers, City National Bank, Creel Printing, Allstate Insurance Company, Nevada State Contractors Board, Nathan Adelson Hospice and more ...
Four Lights 3D Modeler Andrew Wong is with the self-producing and self-publishing video game company on Wednesday, August 27, 2014. Their first release is multiplayer tower defense game "Defenders of Time," slated for official release in September. L.E. Baskow
Serious business can be fun and games
Aug. 31, 2014
Las Vegas is long known for being on the forefront of gaming technology. But Four Lights LLC is a different kind of gaming technology that is part of the growing tech industry in the city ...
Odds are posted at the LVH sports book during the second round of the NCAA basketball tournament Thursday, March 20, 2014.
No need to be intimidated, rookie: Here’s a beginner’s guide to placing sports bets
Aug. 31, 2014
Sports betting can be mystifying to those who've never wagered on a game. But for those who want to get off the sideline, here's a basic introduction on how to start. The first step: Either position yourself in front of the betting board or grab a line sheet to find the team you want to wager on. To the left of the team name, there ...
James Vance, owner-operator of eight local McDonald's franchises, poses in his McDonald's at 6990 S. Rainbow Blvd. Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. Vance is also president of the Greater Las Vegas McDonalds Owner Operators Association. Since 1999, the local effort has awarded more than $3.1 million in Ronald McDonald House Charities scholarships, helping more than 1,300 Southern Nevada high school students.
Scholarship is an investment in kids’ future
Aug. 31, 2014
Two thousand dollars. It might seem like a small amount when talking about the cost of college. But $2,000 was a big deal this year for 148 Southern Nevada high school graduates who received college scholarships from the Ronald McDonald House Charities of ...
The Data: Aug. 31-Sept. 6
Aug. 31, 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]
People on the Move: Aug. 31-Sept. 6
Aug. 31, 2014
In the People: Annie Emprima-Martin, Joseph Miller, Alicia Ashcraft, Jeffrey Barr, Dr. Ashraf Osman, Michelle Nalepa, Kayla A. Rowzee, Julia Gilmour, Adam Porsborg, Michael Speciale, Marilyn Valenzuela, Dr. Susan Ritter, Joseph Decker, Gail Anderson, Dr. Shirley Rodriguez and more ...
Culinary and Bartenders union members with Station Casino workers and local faith leaders march from George E. Harris Elementary to Boulder Station to rally in support of fair jobs on Friday, August 29, 2014.
1,500 rally in latest Culinary effort to pressure Station
Aug. 29, 2014
Las Vegas casino workers, faith leaders and others marched to a rally at Boulder Station today in protest of what they described as unfair labor practices from Station Casinos. The demonstrators called on Station to ...

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