Monthly Archives: February 2014

CCSD’s many at-risk kids should factor into funding formula, legislators are told

Posted by Las Vegas Sun Stories: Business and Economy on February 28, 2014
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Nevada is one of just eight states nationally that doesn’t take at-risk students into account in its funding formula. CCSD officials told legislators why "we should be embarrassed" about it.

Burger chain owner aims for sizzle with Maxim buy

Posted by Las Vegas Sun Stories: Business and Economy on February 28, 2014
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Seeking some sizzle, the owner of the Steak 'n Shake burger chain is buying men's magazine Maxim. Alpha Media Group Inc. put Maxim up for sale a year ago.

Retailer: Rival CEO posed as exec to steal secrets

Posted by Las Vegas Sun Stories: Business and Economy on February 28, 2014
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The CEO of a sporting goods chain who once appeared on the TV show "Undercover Boss" pretended to be an executive from a rival company in an effort to get confidential information, according to a lawsuit.

Las Vegas Sands: Some customer data was stolen in hacking

Posted by Las Vegas Sun Stories: Business and Economy on February 28, 2014
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Computer hackers stole some Las Vegas Sands customers' Social Security and driver's license numbers during a data breach earlier this month, the casino company said Friday. Las Vegas Sands Corp. said in a statement that the information about some patrons at...

How big is Tesla thinking? Battery factory would be size of five Las Vegas Convention Centers

Posted by Las Vegas Sun Stories: Business and Economy on February 28, 2014
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http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/177482-teslas-gigafactory-the-next-step-in-musks-domination-of-the-battery-powered-world

Stocks stumble, then mostly recover in late trade

Posted by Las Vegas Sun Stories: Business and Economy on February 28, 2014
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Stocks were mostly higher in late trading Friday as the market mostly recovered from an afternoon stumble. The Standard & Poor's 500 index edged further into record territory, but weakness in technology stocks held back the Nasdaq composite.

MGM Vegas, Delos Expand Stay Well Concept

Posted by Globe Street on February 28, 2014
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LAS VEGAS--The Stay Well collection on the 14th floor of the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino now offers 171 rooms and suites with special health and wellness features for guests.

Party on: Seven of 10 top-grossing U.S. nightclubs are in Las Vegas

Posted by Las Vegas Sun Stories: Business and Economy on February 28, 2014
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Trade publication 'Nightclub & Bar' revealed its 2014 Top 100 list of the nation's top-earning nightlife venues, with the clubs and lounges of the Las Vegas Strip dominating the rankings.

Nevada gambling revenues down 2.7 percent in January

Posted by Las Vegas Sun Stories: Business and Economy on February 28, 2014
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State officials say Nevada gambling revenue dropped 2.7 percent in January compared with the same time a year ago.

Is Tule Springs delay a threat to Nevada’s federal land-use law?

Posted by Las Vegas Sun Stories: Business and Economy on February 28, 2014
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Ice age fossil-rich federal land at Tule Springs in the Las Vegas Valley, long expected to receive congressional designation as a national monument, has landed in the middle of political squabbling. The stated reason is "technical issues," but the implications go beyond a monument designation. They could threaten the Southern Nevada Public Land Management Act, which has over the past 15 years helped fund wilderness improvements at areas including Lake Mead and Red Rock Canyon.