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December 22, 2014

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  • A Metropolitan Transit Authority subway train operator waits for red-light signal, controlled by a manual subway interlocking switch and signal system, to go green, in New York. Transit officials are now replacing the 1930s manual signal system with 21st-century digital technology that will allow more trains to travel closer together and a growing ridership to move around the city faster.
    NYC subways slowly upgrading from 1930s-era technology
    Dec. 21, 2014
    New York City's subways — the nation's biggest mass transit network — serve more than 6 million daily riders who depend largely on a signal system that dates back to the Great Depression.
  • Nigerian Islamic uprising poses regional threat
    Dec. 21, 2014
    Thousands of members of Nigeria's home-grown Islamic extremist Boko Haram group strike across the border in Cameroon, with coordinated attacks on border towns, a troop convoy and a major barracks.
  • Pakistan makes arrests in Taliban school carnage
    Dec. 21, 2014
    Authorities made several arrests in the case of the Taliban school attack that killed 148 in the northwestern city of Peshawar, on Sunday, officials said.
  • Mary Beth Hartleb owns Prism Global Management Group, which runs human resources operations for about 30 companies.
    When it comes to bad workers, should you fix them or fire them?
    Dec. 21, 2014
    When an employee isn’t working out, the boss has three choices: Get rid of him, tolerate substandard performance, or work with him to improve. Experts share their strategies for helping turn around bad hires, as well as reasons why it might be time to cut ties.
  • What will it take to repair education in Southern Nevada?
    Dec. 21, 2014
    We have schools that are falling apart. There are stories of children bringing hats and gloves to school for when the heat goes out.
  • Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, in Washington, D.C.
    What’s under the tree in Washington for Nevada’s delegation?
    Dec. 21, 2014
    What’s on your Christmas list? For Nevada’s members of Congress, it’s fair to say their wish lists extend beyond the new Taylor Swift album or an iPhone 6. It has been a rough year in Washington, especially for ...
  • Carol Thompson, vice president and general manager of Santa Fe Station, is an Air Force veteran.
    Santa Fe Station GM: Be a go-getter, but be a ‘go-giver,’ as well
    Dec. 21, 2014
    The vice president and general manager of Santa Fe Station talks about how her experience in the military translates in the hospitality industry, the most rewarding aspect of her job and the pride she takes in Station Casinos’ commitment to veterans.
  • Assistant Sheriff Joe Lombardo speaks during a news conference at Metro Police headquarters Monday, June 9, 2014.
    Explaining the More Cops tax: Where it’s been, where it’s going
    Dec. 21, 2014
    Over the past year, a proposal to raise Clark County’s sales tax rate to pay for more Metro Police officers has taken on so many incarnations, it’s easy to get lost following its political path.
  • Will NHL hockey work in Las Vegas?
    Dec. 21, 2014
    Here’s a look at how hockey has fared in other nontraditional markets ...
  • The Data: Dec. 21-27
    Dec. 21, 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]
  • Elmer Griggs assembles wheels and axles on toy cars at the Toys 4 Smiles workshop Monday, Dec. 8, 2014. The nonprofit organization started as a wood club in 2006 and will soon produce their 200,000th toy, said founder Rex Doty.
    Nonprofit group’s volunteers are like real-life Santa’s elves
    Dec. 21, 2014
    Rex Doty isn’t Santa Claus, and the volunteers who put in time for his nonprofit organization aren’t elves, but they may as well be to the children who benefit from the work they put in crafting toys from donated hardwood.
  • Matt Simo started a business just turning in picks for out-of-staters who want to play in Westgate Las Vegas’ NFL handicapping contest.
    Million-dollar middlemen: With sports contests booming, proxies bring betting to out-of-towners
    Dec. 21, 2014
    The business of proxy entries has grown with popularity of Westgate’s $2.1 million NFL handicapping contest — or is it the other way around?
  • Santa's Electric Night Parade on Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014, in Downtown Boulder City.
    Find small-town charm and holiday cheer in Boulder City
    Dec. 21, 2014
    Looking for an escape that’s not too far away and won’t bust your budget? Boulder City is a mere 11 miles southeast of Henderson, but it might as well be another planet compared with the Strip. In fact, Boulder City’s motto is “a world away for a day.” As such, it’s a great destination for ...
  • Terry Fancher, executive managing director at Stockbridge, speaks during a press conference at SLS Las Vegas on Friday, Aug. 22, 2014.
    A few months after opening, SLS has a new beginning
    Dec. 21, 2014
    The face of the resort's rebranding has been replaced ...
  • Marijuana, assisted suicide spark lively debate
    Dec. 21, 2014
    Green Valley High senior Jeffrey Horn gives us a glimpse of the social topics discussed at the Sun Youth Forum.
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