Las Vegas Business News

Planned sphere arena to use existing casino parking

Renderings, provided by the Madison Square Garden Company, of the proposed "MSG Sphere Las Vegas" arena project. The arena is a joint venture with Sands Corporation, to be built behind the Venetian and Palazzo. Its slated to open in 2020.

A planned spherical entertainment arena just off the Strip got the go-ahead today to utilize garages at nearby casinos to fulfill the majority of its parking requirement. Clark County commissioners approved zoning and land use permits at today’s meeting for the ...

Winning bid tossed in Pennsylvania casino license auction

Las Vegas Sands Corp. submitted the highest bid Wednesday in an auction for the rights to Pennsylvania's fourth mini-casino license, but ...

County considers beer, wine sales at hair salons

A client drinks beer while receiving a cut at Blind Barber Shop in New York, May 28, 2015. A proposed Clark County ordinance would approve alcohol service at salons, barbershops and spas.

One commissioner is concerned about expanding alcohol availability in a town with legal marijuana and other businesses already serving beer and wine ...

MGM says Mandalay Bay business recovering after Oct. 1 shooting

A view of the Mandalay Bay Friday, July 24, 2015.

Mandalay Bay is beginning to emerge from the cloud of the Oct. 1 mass shooting, but the Strip resort isn’t out of the woods yet, MGM Resorts International executives said today during ...

Court ruling fails to curb development plans at former Badlands golf course

Councilman Steve Seroka is shown at the site of the defunct Badlands Golf Course, surrounded by the Queensridge community, Monday, Feb. 19, 2018.

Residents are fighting the latest iteration of plans to develop housing on the site of the former Badlands Golf Club after a recent court ruling against the new owner of ...

Why investing in Las Vegas real estate makes sense

Uri Vaknin is a partner at KRE Capital.

While real estate in Las Vegas is always uplifted by the city’s universal appeal, it’s especially strong today because of prices that are highly affordable relative to other markets ...

The List: Engineering firms, Feb. 18, 2018

Find out about engineering firms. This week, we rank them by permanent local employees as of Feb. 1.

Power broker: 'Each of us has a profound effect on everyone we interact with every day'

Michael Yackira retired as CEO of NV Energy in 2014

The former CEO of NV Energy talks about the success of the Smith Center for the Performing Arts, diversifying Southern Nevada's economy and the legacy each person has the opportunity to leave.

The Notes: Philanthropy, Feb. 19, 2018

In the Notes: Bank of America, CBRE Cares, United Way of Southern Nevada, Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation, Andson Inc., Merideth Spriggs, Ronald McDonald House Charities, 411 Locals and more ...

Group shows grade school students the importance of saving money

Sonia Anderson, standing, looks on during the opening day of operations for her Piggy Bank Program–an on-campus banking education program for local elementary schools–at Decker Elementary School, Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018.

Sonia Anderson spent more than two decades working in the credit card counseling and debt management industry. Along the way, she noticed a trend among young borrowers ...

Are female-led companies the answer to sexual misconduct?

In this Jan. 15, 2014, file photo, Maria Contreras-Sweet, founder and board chairman of a Latino-owned community bank in Los Angeles, listens as President Barack Obama announces he will nominate her to head of the Small Business Administration in Washington. A group of investors led by a Contreras-Sweet offered to acquire Weinstein Co., rebrand it and install a female-led board of directors.

The Weinstein Co. thought it had found a path to survival. A group of investors led by a respected businesswoman offered to acquire the company, rebrand it and install a female-led board of directors. It was an ...

Picking the right home rental for a Mexico beach vacation

This Dec. 24, 2017, photo taken in Cozumel, Mexico, shows people relaxing by the pool in the yard of their Airbnb rental. Mexico is a popular vacation destination for winter and spring. But big decisions await travelers, especially those uninterested in the all-inclusive resorts that Cancun is known for.

Now with Airbnb, HomeAway and other sites, we have a plethora of houses to pick from, with photos from every angle and customer reviews ...

Kept out: How banks block people of color from homeownership

Rachelle Faroul, right, and her partner, Hanako Franz, sit outside their new home in Philadelphia, Nov. 11, 2017. “I had a fair amount of savings and still had so much trouble,” said Faroul, who was rejected twice by lenders.

Fifty years after the federal Fair Housing Act banned racial discrimination in lending, African Americans and Latinos continue to be routinely denied conventional mortgage loans at rates far higher than their white counterparts ...

U.S. home construction jumps nearly 10 percent in January

New homes are shown under construction at Lake Las Vegas on Sunday, April 10, 2016, in Henderson.

Groundbreakings on new homes jumped 9.7 percent last month to the highest level since October 2016, welcome news for a housing market struggling with a shortage ...

Police: Man's meth lab caused fire in A.C. casino hotel room

This June 19, 2017, file photo shows the Tropicana Casino and Resort in Atlantic City, N.J.

Police in New Jersey charged a man with setting up a methamphetamine lab that caused a fire in an Atlantic City casino hotel room, leading four floors to be evacuated. Wednesday's fire at the Tropicana casino injured ...