Monthly Archives: October 2013

Ruling halts abortions at third of Texas’ clinics

Posted by Las Vegas Sun Stories: Business and Economy on October 31, 2013
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A third of the abortion clinics in Texas can no longer perform the procedure starting Friday after a federal appeals court allowed most of the state's new abortion restrictions to take effect.

Wal-Mart kicks off holiday shopping season online

Posted by Las Vegas Sun Stories: Business and Economy on October 31, 2013
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The world's largest retailer is pulling forward by nearly a month seven big deals on items like TVs and tablets that were originally reserved for the day after Thanksgiving and so-called Cyber Monday.

Property Investors Look Beyond London

Posted by WSJ on October 31, 2013
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London's hot property market has commercial-real-estate investors scouring the parts of Britain that they all but ignored in the years after the financial crisis.

Las Vegas sees visitor numbers dip slightly

Posted by Las Vegas Sun Stories: Business and Economy on October 31, 2013
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One fewer weekend day in September than last September translated into a 1.6 percent decline in visitation for the month, the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority said Thursday.

UNLV board begins process of once again pursuing stadium project

Posted by Las Vegas Sun Stories: Business and Economy on October 31, 2013
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A UNLV board will be seeking a project manager to lead efforts to study how local leaders can build an on-campus stadium after a previous two-year effort to build a stadium failed.

High court rules that foreclosure program’s mediation records are not public record

Posted by Las Vegas Sun Stories: Business and Economy on October 31, 2013
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The Nevada Supreme Court has ruled that mediation records are confidential in the case of a homeowner trying to save his property from foreclosure.

Experts from Google, other tech companies working on Obamacare website

Posted by Las Vegas Sun Stories: Business and Economy on October 31, 2013
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The Obama administration has recruited engineers from several prominent technology companies to help fix the technological problems preventing people from signing up for government-mandated health insurance.

New Penny Lane series to offer players at Boyd properties ‘more bonuses, more often’

Posted by Las Vegas Sun Stories: Business and Economy on October 31, 2013
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Penny slot players at Boyd Gaming's properties will start seeing more bonuses when a new line of Penny Lane slots roll out Nov. 1.

Nevada Supreme Court: Dealers can be required to share tips with managers

Posted by Las Vegas Sun Stories: Business and Economy on October 31, 2013
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The Nevada Supreme Court has ruled that casinos can require that tips received by table games dealers be shared with management employees. The court said that casinos in Las Vegas owned by Steve Wynn could change their tip policy to benefit employees other than the dealers receiving the gratuity.

Las Vegas consultant Tom Skancke to replace attorney general on transportation board

Posted by Las Vegas Sun Stories: Business and Economy on October 31, 2013
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Tom Skancke, a transportation specialist from Las Vegas, has been named to the Nevada Transportation Board by Gov. Brian Sandoval under a new law designed to give Southern Nevada more representation on the panel that makes funding decisions for state road projects.