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Sandoval names former casino exec to state Gaming Commission

Gov. Brian Sandoval today appointed a former longtime Northern Nevada casino executive to replace Joe Brown on the state Gaming Commission. Michonne Ascuaga, the former CEO of ...

Las Vegas woman wins $1.27 million at Aliante casino

Lisa Schmitz of Las Vegas hit a $1.27 million jackpot on a $1 Wheel of Fortune slot machine Saturday, April 25, 2015, at the Aliante casino in North Las Vegas.

A Las Vegas woman hit a jackpot worth more than $1 million Saturday night while playing a $1 Wheel of Fortune slot machine at the Aliante casino. Lisa Schmitz, a frequent visitor to ...

Should MGM branch out into real estate?

Real estate investment trusts could become a popular trend among local casino companies if MGM Resorts International, which owns MGM Grand (above), forms one. Already, Caesars Entertainment has asked a bankruptcy judge to allow the company to adopt the structure, and Penn National Gaming formed one for many of its properties, including the M Resort.

Investment firm Land and Buildings is pushing MGM Resorts to adopt a proposal the investors say could skyrocket shares as high as ...

More shops at Las Vegas Premium Outlets North; Frederick’s of Hollywood closes 3 locations

Las Vegas North Premium Outlets

An upscale Italian dining restaurant plans to open its first Nevada location next month in Henderson, and a famous jewelry line has announced its first stand-alone shop in Las Vegas. Also, as one popular shopping destination closed all of its locations, an outlet center announced plans to ...

Fried chicken gets a new twist: Asian fusion

Mochiko Chicken owners Sandra Lenska and Jerry Misa operated the acclaimed Dragon Grille food truck before opening their restaurant last year.

Mochiko Chicken is a true Asian fusion restaurant highlighting influences from the Hawaiian and Polynesian islands with half of the recipes from co-owner Jerry Misa's family, and some a systematic study of flavor and balance from collaborative works with several chefs from the Hawaiian Islands who now call Las Vegas home ...

The Notes: April 26 - May 2

In the Notes: Ruby’s Diner at Las Vegas McCarran International Airport, Real Gaming online poker, The Learning Center, Sunrun, Automated Passport Control kiosks ...

The Data: April 26-May 2

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For fertility doctor, helping couples conceive is the most rewarding part of the job

Dr. Eva Littman, founder and practice director of Red Rock Fertility Center, poses at the center Wednesday Sept. 24, 2014.

Dr. Eva Littman is founder and practice director at Red Rock Fertility Center, which offers a boutique-style approach to helping couples start a family ...

Getting to the top: Successful businesspeople share advice

When Kim Owens started working as a hostess at a restaurant during college, she was undecided on a major. She wouldn’t have guessed back then that she’d enjoy a long and successful career in the food industry.

Working your way up in the corporate world is no simple matter. It takes patience, ambition and perseverance. But it can be done. VEGAS INC caught up with three Southern Nevadans who started at the bottom ...

Guest column: Focus on education will keep Las Vegas fresh

The backbone of our attraction and retention of young talent lies in our higher education institutions. For example, it is crucial that the UNLV medical school obtain full initial funding from the state to attract well-educated, highly motivated professionals to our community. The med school is a good first step to begin to address one of our biggest needs: expanded and enhanced health care ...

Las Vegas bullish on Mayweather-Pacquiao megafight

On April 21, 2015, posters and other merchandise for the upcoming boxing match between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. are for sale at a store along the Strip in Las Vegas. The Mayweather-Pacquiao fight is packing Las Vegas on what already is usually a huge gambling weekend. Lots of businesses are predicting record hauls, including secondary ticket sellers, hotel companies, casinos, restaurants, bars, and the state's legal brothels.

Interested in coming to Vegas to be part of the matchup to end all matchups that Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao are selling? It's gonna cost you. One night next weekend at the MGM Grand, the fight venue, is running $1,600 ...

Elaine Wynn loses fight to stay on board of Wynn Resorts

Elaine Wynn speaks during a Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce Business Power Luncheon on Wednesday, May 8, 2013, at the Rio.

Elaine Wynn lost her fierce campaign to keep her seat on the board of Wynn Resorts today after stockholders voted in favor of two candidates endorsed by the company. Stockholders gathered this morning ...

Jeni’s 2nd ice cream company to stop production

A second ice cream company has shut down production this week after health officials found listeria in a sample of its frozen treats. Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams of Ohio said on its website that it recalled all ...

Traffic signals, crosswalks installed at Las Vegas welcome sign

A new traffic signal and crosswalk are shown Thursday, April 23, 2015, at the Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign on Las Vegas Boulevard.

With the flip of a switch, two new traffic signals were activated along Las Vegas Boulevard today, making it safer for pedestrians crossing the street to get to the ...

Nasdaq sets record high, 15 years after dot-com bubble

Market data is displayed on the screens at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York, Thursday, April 23, 2015. The Nasdaq composite closed at a record high for the first time since the dot-com bubble of 2000.

Fifteen years, one month and thirteen days. That's how long it took the Nasdaq composite index to close above the record it set at the apex of the dot-com bubble. The Nasdaq rose 20.89 points, or 0.4 percent, to 5,056.06, above the record of 5,048.62 it set on March 10, 2000. In many ways, the crossing of that threshold is purely ...