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Applicants gather to be processed as today is the last day to submit applications to the Las Vegas Department of Planning for medical marijuana dispensaries, cultivation or production on Wednesday, July 23, 2014.
Marijuana entrepreneurs rush to meet application deadline
July 23, 2014
You will know them by the boxes they carry, because most don’t want to give their names. Wanna-be medical marijuana sellers, growers and producers flooded the Las Vegas Development Services Building on the last day to submit applications. Some came with just minutes to spare before ...
General Motors recalls another 718,000 cars and trucks
July 23, 2014
General Motors issued six more recalls on Wednesday, bringing its annual total to 60 recalls covering almost 30 million vehicles. The latest recalls cover almost 718,000 cars and trucks. The largest is for...
Roofers work on new homes at a residential construction site in the west side of the Las Vegas Valley in Las Vegas, April 5, 2013.
New-home sales hit the skids in first half of year
July 23, 2014
Despite a bump in sales last month, it’s been a slow year for local homebuilders. Southern Nevada developers sold 528 new homes in June, making it the best month of 2014, although ...
A lone bellman waits for customers at the entrance to the Trump Plaza, which is expected to close its doors as soon as Sept. 16, 2014, in Atlantic City, N.J. With gambling operations in other states pulling business from Atlantic City, the remaking of its defining industry is driving a furious effort to reimagine the New Jersey resort.
Atlantic City strives to rise even as its casinos fall
July 23, 2014
The booming Fourth of July weekend in Atlantic City belied the wrenching problems plaguing this New Jersey resort. In the winter and even midweek in the summer, Atlantic City — battered by storms, declining property values and, increasingly, crushing competition from gambling operations in neighboring states — is relatively quiet.
Coyote Springs Golf Course is the only completed element of the 43,000-acre Coyote Springs project.
Pardee Homes gives up land in long-stalled Coyote Springs project
July 23, 2014
Pardee Homes, the former lead residential builder at the Coyote Springs master-planned community, relinquished about 2,500 acres of land at the site an hour from ...
Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, speaks on stage during the introduction of the new iPhone 5c in Cupertino, Calif., Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013.
Apple posts biggest earnings gain in nearly 2 years
July 22, 2014
Apple's growth prospects are looking brighter as anticipation builds for the upcoming release of the next iPhone, a model that is expected to cater to consumers yearning for ...
Detroit retirees Mike Shane, left, and William Davis protest near the federal courthouse in Detroit on July 3, 2014.
Detroit retirees vote in favor of pension cuts
July 21, 2014
Workers and retirees approved pension cuts in Detroit's bankruptcy, the city announced Monday, a crucial step to emerging from the largest municipal insolvency in ...
Court upholds $1M judgment against firm in Wal-Mart customer’s death
July 21, 2014
On the night of June 2, 2004, Michael Born purchased a headlight from the Wal-Mart at 201 N. Nellis Blvd. He was installing it in his car in the store’s parking lot when Raymond Alton Garrett, then 37, approached Born, struck him in the head and …
Home on 6820 San Ricardo Ave.
Home prices rising, but still a ways to go
July 21, 2014
Waiting for rising home values to get back to the boom years? Don't get too excited — it’s going to be a while. ...
Sirloin and crab-topped shrimp at Outback Steakhouse.
G’day for Outback lovers in Henderson; frozen novelties pop up at new location
July 21, 2014
Henderson is getting a taste of the Outback once again. Elsewhere, another well-known national chain has opened a shop, and a late-night dining spot at Caesars Palace said goodbye. A gourmet popcorn shop serves up frozen novelties, and ...
Grandma and the business of automatic tipping
July 20, 2014
If a customer isn't given the option of whether to leave a tip, then it's really a fee, not a gratuity ...
Mario Guardado is the managing partner of Latin Media Group, which works to promote Las Vegas tourism to Brazilians through its website and online publication, Casino Billionaire.
Prospera la industria comercial
July 20, 2014
A growing number of Latinos have made the Las Vegas Valley their home, have fallen in love with its entrepreneurial spirit and are making their mark on the business community. Here are a few of their stories ...
The Data: July 20-26
July 20, 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]
Don Marrandino and Toby Keith.
Return of the man known as ‘Rockin Don’ is not very noisy — yet
July 20, 2014
Five years ago, Don Marrandino left Las Vegas after 20 years to return to his hometown, Atlantic City. But now he's back in Nevada, helping manage a hotel in Lake Tahoe and reshape the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas.
Paul Sergi is a UNLV alumnus and Pita Pit franchisee.
Pita Pit was the right fit
July 20, 2014
Pita Pit is a quick-service sandwich shop, but franchisee Paul Sergi Jr. is counting on nutrition to be its trump card. "We are the nutritional opposite of any sandwich that you will find anywhere in town," he says. "Instead of a loaf of bread containing a few veggies and fatty meats, Pita Pit utilizes a thin, low-carb, Lebanese-style pocket pita that we stuff with over 16 vegetables and lean meats."

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