The gambling industry is seeing historic revenue numbers

May 13, 2022
Pent up demand and the expansion of online gambling and sports betting are giving the industry a boost.
Casinos are putting up pre-pandemic numbers.
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Home repair demand helps grow this microbusiness during the pandemic

Mar 15, 2021
The owner of a handyman business in Las Vegas must decide whether or not to hire more employees to keep up with repair jobs.
Brad Hess is owner of Ace Handyman Services Summerlin, an individually owned and operated franchise of Ace Hardware in Las Vegas.
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Sheldon Adelson, casino mogul and GOP power broker, dies

Jan 12, 2021
The billionaire mogul and power broker who built a casino empire spanning from Las Vegas to China has died after a long illness.
The late Las Vegas Sands Corp. Chairman and CEO Sheldon Adelson speaks at the Global Gaming Expo (G2E) 2014 at the Venetian Las Vegas on Oct. 1, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nev.
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From Elvis to Lady Gaga

Jul 26, 2019
How Elvis Presley helped create artist residencies in Las Vegas.
At a midnight press conference after his opening, Elvis basked in the acclaim.
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What you need to know about CES 2019

Jan 8, 2019
Las Vegas and innovative tech - what more could you ask for?
The CES logo is seen inside the Las Vegas Convention Center during CES 2019 in Las Vegas on January 8, 2019.
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With mass trauma victims, Las Vegas hospitals are put to the test

Oct 3, 2017
After Sunday night’s shooting in Las Vegas, emergency responders rushed hundreds of people to hospitals in and around the city. Most hospitals in the country are built to provide elective, predictable care. Few in the country have the capacity to handle that sort of surge – so how does a hospital prepare for mass trauma? […]

After Las Vegas shooting, gun stocks spike temporarily

During his campaign, Trump has promised to defend the second amendment.
President Donald Trump makes a statement on the Las Vegas mass shooting. The gunman, identified as Stephen Paddock, 64, of Mesquite, Nevada, opened fire from the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino on the music festival, leaving at least 58 people dead and hundreds injured. Police have confirmed that one suspect is dead. The investigation is ongoing.
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