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Uber arrives in Las Vegas today; battles with taxi companies loom

Taxis wait at "the pit" for fares at McCarran International Airport. At any time, there are about 2,000 cabs on Las Vegas streets.

Technology company Uber has arrived in Las Vegas and plans to launch its ridesharing service today, a move that could spark an all-out battle with ...

Gaming industry could soon grow — or shrink — in these 5 places

The Revel resort, right, is shown next to the closed Showboat in Atlantic City, Monday, Sept. 1, 2014. Four of Atlantic City's 12 casinos have closed this year.

As Las Vegas’ major gaming companies are considering further domestic growth, states such as Massachusetts, New Jersey and California are themselves debating the expansion — or retraction — of gambling ...

Carl Icahn says Trump Taj Mahal likely to close

The Trump Taj Mahal casino and resort is pictured Sept. 10, 2014, in Atlantic City, N.J.

Billionaire investor Carl Icahn says the struggling Trump Taj Mahal casino "will almost certainly close." The would-be purchaser of the casino told the Associated Press on Thursday night that the casino's finances are ...

Report: Apex Industrial Park could create 57,960 jobs

North Las Vegas has big plans for the 7,000 acre Apex Industrial Park north of the city that could create thousands of jobs and billions of dollars in economic impact. But getting ...

Nevada solar plant workers get nearly $2 million in back pay

Federal labor officials have recovered almost $2 million in unpaid compensation for workers at a 1,600-acre solar-panel plant near Tonopah. The U.S. Department of Labor said today it recovered about $1.91 million in back wages and fringe benefits for ...

South Point poker website gets final approval

South Point’s online poker website, Real Gaming, received final approval from state gambling regulators today. Real Gaming became the third real-money online poker site to operate in Nevada when it ...

Stocks surge as U.S. companies report higher profits

This Aug. 9, 2011, file photo, shows a Wall Street street sign near the New York Stock Exchange, in New York.

Stocks are rising sharply in afternoon trading, driven by big profit gains from U.S. companies. Caterpillar and 3M led the gains among industrial stocks, which rose significantly more than the rest of the market. Caterpillar rose ...

Eric Trump talks Atlantic City, ‘Apprentice,’ return of pageants to Las Vegas

Eric Trump hosts a party at Trump International Hotel and Tower on Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, in Las Vegas.

“What did Las Vegas do that Atlantic City didn’t? You built the best restaurants, you built the best shows, you have Red Rock Canyon, you have an unbelievable airport and the best convention facilities in the world.”

Magic Johnson ready to assist tech in diversity

In this Oct. 11, 2014, photo, Earvin "Magic" Johnson addresses the audience after receiving the Brass Ring Award for his humanitarian efforts at the 2014 Carousel of Hope Ball at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif.

Retired Los Angeles Laker Magic Johnson became famous for dishing out assists to his teammates during his Hall of Fame basketball career. Now, as an entrepreneur focused on minority markets ...

Casino owner: Taj Mahal to stay open throughout November

The Trump Taj Mahal casino and resort is pictured Sept. 10, 2014, in Atlantic City, N.J.

Trump Entertainment Resorts is dropping its threat to close Atlantic City's Taj Mahal casino on Nov. 13. The company said Wednesday it still cannot guarantee the Taj Mahal won't close by the end of the year, but added it will definitely remain open throughout ...

Allegiant Travel earnings down 17 percent for 3rd quarter

An Allegiant Airlines jet takes off from McCarran International Airport on Friday, Aug. 26, 2011.

The parent company of Las Vegas-based Allegiant Air, a discount carrier that connects small cities to resort destinations, reported earnings today for the third quarter ending Sept. 30. Allegiant, with small base fares and lots of add-on fees, said its average total fare ...

Company’s water conservation contest offers cash prizes for students

A view of the white "bathtub" ring around Lake Mead Monday, Aug. 18, 2014. Taken in the area near Callville Bay Resort & Marina.

Las Vegas K-12 students have a chance to turn ideas about water conservation into cash, courtesy of ...

Las Vegas-based casino owner Full House Resorts looks for buyer

Full House Resorts Inc., the casino and hotel operator, said Wednesday that it is putting itself up for sale. The company, based in Las Vegas, evaluated strategic alternatives and decided that ...

SLS helping keep north Strip from going south, nearby business operators say

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

For businesses on the north end of the Strip, the opening of the tourist corridor's first casino since the recession — SLS Las Vegas — hasn't been a game-changer. But it has led to ...

Eric Trump: ‘We’ve had so much good luck. We’re buying everything around the world’

Eric Trump hosts a party at Trump International Hotel and Tower on Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, in Las Vegas.

I’ve known Eric Trump since he was a youngster, and he’s grown up as a duplicate of The Donald following in his father’s famous footsteps. They sound alike and talk alike.