Monthly Archives: July 2013

‘We’ll be back’: California union joins Culinary in latest protest of Cosmopolitan

Posted by Las Vegas Sun Stories: Business and Economy on July 31, 2013
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The rowdy sea of red and blue flooded a short stretch of Las Vegas Boulevard. About 3,000 workers from the Culinary Union and California School Employees Association rallied together for the 2,000 hospitality workers at Cosmopolitan.

How will plan to repay feds for unemployment benefits affect businesses? Nevada isn’t sure yet

Posted by Las Vegas Sun Stories: Business and Economy on July 31, 2013
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The state is moving forward to issue bonds to repay the federal government $590 million that was borrowed to pay unemployment benefits during the recession. But it’s still not settled how much more businesses will have to be assessed in unemployment taxes to pay off the bonds.

House approves lower rates on student loans

Posted by Las Vegas Sun Stories: Business and Economy on July 31, 2013
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A bipartisan bill that would reduce the costs of borrowing for millions of students passed the House on Wednesday and was heading to President Barack Obama for his signature.

NSA chief heckled at computer hacker’s conference in Las Vegas

Posted by Las Vegas Sun Stories: Business and Economy on July 31, 2013
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The head of the U.S. National Security Agency defended the government's much-criticized surveillance program against hecklers among a crowd of computer systems analysts Wednesday, but also had a challenge for them: If you don't like it, lend your talent to build a better one.

Hagel: Budget cuts could harm nation’s defense

Posted by Las Vegas Sun Stories: Business and Economy on July 31, 2013
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Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel warned Wednesday that the Pentagon may have to mothball up to three Navy aircraft carriers and order additional sharp reductions in the size of the Army and Marine Corps if Congress doesn't act to avoid massive budget cuts beginning in 2014.

House flipper makes $249,000 on sale to former lawmaker

Posted by Las Vegas Sun Stories: Business and Economy on July 31, 2013
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John Oceguera just got flipped. The former Nevada Assembly speaker and failed congressional candidate bought a two-story, 3,640-square-foot Las Vegas house a few weeks ago for $499,000 — less than two months after the seller got it for $250,000, property records show.

Mass resignations hit Metro review board; chairman cites sheriff’s refusal to fire officer involved in shooting

Posted by Las Vegas Sun Stories: Business and Economy on July 31, 2013
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Five members of Metro Police’s Use of Force Board have resigned, including the board’s chairman, who cited his disagreement over Sheriff Doug Gillespie’s decision not to fire an officer who mistakenly shot a man in the leg.

Food truck rotations begin Thursday in city’s new pilot program downtown

Posted by Las Vegas Sun Stories: Business and Economy on July 31, 2013
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Food trucks will begin whetting appetites Thursday at three preordained downtown Las Vegas locations. Through a city lottery conducted Monday, serving times and dedicated parking spaces were doled out to 16 participating food trucks. Their rotations begin Thursday.

Lowden to explore Republican bid for lieutenant governor

Posted by Las Vegas Sun Stories: Business and Economy on July 31, 2013
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Republican Sue Lowden, who rose to prominence in her failed U.S. Senate primary bid in 2010, announced today she will explore a run for lieutenant governor next year.

Construction worker falls 150 feet while working on MGM Grand sign

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A construction worker fell approximately 150 feet from the MGM Grand on this morning. When crews responded to the scene, the worker was alive but in critical condition. The worker was transported to University Medical Center's Trauma Center with undisclosed injuries.