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September 19, 2014

Las Vegas Sun

How Gov. Sandoval overcame party politics to pass the Tesla deal 240-0

How Gov. Brian Sandoval overcame party politics to pass the Tesla deal 240-0

Posted 2:00 a.m.

Gov. Brian Sandoval had everything and everyone right where he wanted them. About 9:20 p.m. Sept. 11, the Nevada Legislature approved $1.3 billion in tax breaks to land ...

A rendering shows the $800 million MGM Springfield in Massachusetts.

MGM Resorts International

A rendering shows the $800 million MGM Springfield in Massachusetts.

Gaming

6 places in the United States where Las Vegas casino companies want to expand

Posted 2:00 a.m.

Wynn Resorts is far from the only major Las Vegas-based casino company seeking to expand its territory in the United States. New casino projects are popping up throughout the Northeast, for example, fueling an expansion of gaming in that region that is ...

Questions arise after driver freed in Stratosphere crash commits suicide

Questions emerge after driver freed in Stratosphere crash commits suicide

Updated 4:21 p.m.

A hotel room suicide of a man who was freed from jail after being accused of intentionally crashing his vehicle into the Stratosphere and declaring he wanted to ...

News

Alibaba poised to surge on the New York Stock Exchange

Alibaba banners hang outside the New York Stock Exchange on the day of the company's initial public offering Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, in New York.

Jason DeCrow / AP

Alibaba banners hang outside the New York Stock Exchange on the day of the company's initial public offering Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, in New York.

Updated 9:38 a.m.

Alibaba's stock is surging as the Chinese e-commerce powerhouse's begins its first day trading as a public company. The stock opened at $92.70 on the New York Stock Exchange on Friday morning, up 36 percent from the initial $68 per share price set Thursday evening. At Friday's opening price, the ...

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Michael Monge, Steve Wynn’s handpicked crooner, extended through ’15 at Encore

Vocalist Michael Monge is shown greeting guests during a performance at Eastside Lounge at Encore on Aug. 4, 2014.

In February, Michael Monge was singing at Bice Italian restaurant and lounge in Boca Raton, Fla. Steve Wynn happened to be in the audience that night and noted the vocal and even physical similarities between Monge and Wynn’s old friend ...

Posted 6:00 p.m.

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