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Test program to shorten customs lines at Las Vegas airport

Travelers from an international flight wait in line at the passport check area at McCarran International Airport's Terminal 2 on Wednesday, April 23, 2010.

Overseas visitors coming to Las Vegas could soon be spending less time in customs lines. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced Thursday that McCarran International Airport will be...

Las Vegas airport traffic up 1.3 percent in June

A Southwest Airlines flight approaches McCarran International Airport with the Luxor in the background.

Passenger traffic at McCarran International Airport has climbed up 1.3 percent compared with a year earlier. Data released Thursday show nearly 3.7 million people arrived and departed from...

Marijuana entrepreneurs rush to meet application deadline

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.

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

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...

New-home sales hit the skids in first half of year

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.

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 ...

Atlantic City strives to rise even as its casinos fall

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.

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.

Pardee Homes gives up land in long-stalled Coyote Springs project

Coyote Springs Golf Course is the only completed element of the 43,000-acre Coyote Springs project.

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 ...

Apple posts biggest earnings gain in nearly 2 years

Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, speaks on stage during the introduction of the new iPhone 5c in Cupertino, Calif., Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013.

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 vote in favor of pension cuts

Detroit retirees Mike Shane, left, and William Davis protest near the federal courthouse in Detroit on July 3, 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 ...

Las Vegas man arrested at Pa. casino has gambling-cheat record

A Las Vegas man arrested over the weekend at a Pennsylvania casino has been on Nevada gambling regulators' radar as a casino cheat since 1999. Jubreal Chahine, 40, was spotted Saturday afternoon at ...

Court upholds $1M judgment against firm in Wal-Mart customer’s death

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 prices rising, but still a ways to go

Home on 6820 San Ricardo Ave.

Waiting for rising home values to get back to the boom years? Don't get too excited — it’s going to be a while. ...

G’day for Outback lovers in Henderson; frozen novelties pop up at new location

Sirloin and crab-topped shrimp at Outback Steakhouse.

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 ...

People on the Move: July 20-26

In the People: Ann Mackey Kling, Joanna Myers, Laura Hart, Sabrina Mansanas, John Travassos, Jeffrey Silver, Christal Allen, Selena Pope and more ...

Grandma and the business of automatic tipping

If a customer isn't given the option of whether to leave a tip, then it's really a fee, not a gratuity ...