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Icahn: Benefit cuts ’essential sacrifice’ to keep Taj Mahal casino open

This Nov. 19, 2014, photo shows members of the Unite-HERE casino workers union marching in front of the Trump Taj Mahal casino in Atlantic City, N.,J. to protest benefit cuts a bankruptcy court judge imposed on Taj workers.

The battle for the future of the Trump Taj Mahal casino heated up Friday as the National Labor Relations Board urged a judge to restore workers' benefits and soon-to-be-owner Carl Icahn said the cuts are "an essential sacrifice that must be made" to keep the casino open. Icahn responded in a letter to ...

Economist: 2014 was pivotal year for Las Vegas

Business leaders from around the valley gathered at the Thomas & Mack Center this morning for the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce’s Preview 2015 conference and trade show. The forecasting and networking event ...

Las Vegas hosts a record 41.1 million visitors in 2014

Tourists pose in front of the iconic Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign in this file photo.

A record 41.1 million visitors descended on Las Vegas last year. The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority confirmed Friday what it had already been ...

Nevada casinos win $11 billion in 2014, a slight drop from 2013

Gamblers play roulette at the Eastside Cannery on Boulder Highway in this file photo.

Nevada’s gaming revenue declined slightly in 2014 after several years of consistent increases. The Gaming Control Board said casinos won a little more than $11 billion in 2014 ...

Q+A: Nevada’s top gaming regulator on his perspective as physician, why pot is no-no

Tony Alamo is the medical director of the Alamo Medical Clinic in Henderson.

Nevada’s top gaming regulator hasn’t made his professional career in the casino industry or in the law, but he’s plenty experienced with both of those fields anyway. A doctor by trade, Tony Alamo is the first non-attorney to serve as ...

2 suspects sought in sports book robbery at the M Resort

Police are looking for these two men, shown in images from surveillance cameras, who robbed the M Resort sports book at gunpoint late Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015.

Police are looking for two men they say robbed the M Resort sports book at gunpoint Wednesday night. The men entered the resort and headed to the sports book, pulling out ...

Another name added to Nevada’s casino ‘black book’

A Black Book, a State Gaming Control Board list of people excluded from Nevada casinos, is displayed at the Mob Museum in downtown Las Vegas Monday, Feb. 13, 2012. At right is a page on former mobster Tony "The Ant" Spilotro, who was removed from the book only after his death.

Gaming regulators have added another name to Nevada’s famous “black book,” a list of people barred from entering any of the state’s casinos. The Nevada Gaming Commission unanimously approved ...

Nevada health exchange names new chief operating officer

The Silver State Health Insurance Exchange announced today that a current staff member will become its next chief operating officer. Damon Haycock, the exchange’s ...

Griddle Cafe out, Northside Cafe in at SLS

The grand opening of SLS Las Vegas on Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, on the Strip.

Less than six months after opening, the Griddle Cafe at SLS will close this weekend. A new 24-hour diner, Northside Cafe, will take its place starting Feb. 1. The new restaurant ...

Taxable sales in Nevada up 6.9 percent in November

Taxable sales in November, one indicator of the economy, rose 6.9 percent from November 2013, the 52nd straight month of increases. The state Department of Taxation reported ...

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino opens at Lake Tahoe

Owners of the new Hard Rock Hotel & Casino at Lake Tahoe say thousands of people crowded onto the property for their much-anticipated grand opening in Stateline. Wednesday night's celebration included ...

Fed sees strengthening economy but stays ‘patient’ on rates

In this Jan. 15, 2015, photo, Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen is acknowledged by International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde, right, with British Prime Minister David Cameron, during a roundtable meeting at the IMF in Washington.

The Federal Reserve's outlook for the U.S. economy is steadily brightening. Yet the Fed will be "patient" in raising interest rates from ...

Many Nevadans’ personal finances put their economic future at risk, report says

Nevadans may not be on the edge of financial disaster anymore, but their personal finances remain among the worst in the country, with many unable to “build a ...

Las Vegas Sands has tough 4th quarter in China, but profits still up

Las Vegas Sands casino sits behind the Fishermans Wharf in Macau in this Feb. 7, 2006, photo.

Las Vegas Sands, the casino company that controls the Venetian and Palazzo on the Strip, reported its fourth-quarter and full-year earnings ...

White Castle reopens after closing to restock amid huge crowds

A line of customers waits to order sliders at the grand opening of White Castle at the Best Western Plus Casino Royale on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, on the Strip.

An influx of White Castle burger lovers caused the newly opened fast-food joint to close for more than two hours to restock. White Castle opened at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Casino Royale on the Strip, with ...