Some of the largest conventions scheduled for the Las Vegas area:
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NORTH LAS VEGAS CHAMBER
Expansion plans by an Indian casino near Sacramento, Calif., signal another bad omen for Northern Nevada’s beleaguered gaming market.
• HELP IN A PINCH: The flagging economy has made survival trickier for fledgling businesses, but several local groups stand ready to give over-the-shoulder guidance for little or no charge.
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The World Series of Poker has allowed Jack Effel to live out a lifelong ambition.
Hotels in Las Vegas have responded to the recession and in the process, they’ve forged a new market slogan: “If you slash prices, they will come.” …
The bargain-basement approach seems to be working. Tourism experts say they see hotel-room bookings rebounding as Super Bowl weekend nears, though room rates remain significantly depressed compared with prerecession levels. … Rooms booked for Super Bowl weekend through travel Web site Vegas.com averaged $98.44 a night as of Thursday, said Dan Hippler, vice president of marketing. That’s down from around $102 on the same weekend a year ago and $131 in 2008.
A Clark County District Court judge on Friday ordered Harrah’s Entertainment to turn over documents related to gaming activities of a high-roller accused of bouncing checks totaling $14.75 million at two of the company’s casinos.
Filling out a tax return may sound about as much fun as visiting a dentist. Yet, it’s a financially rewarding task for many, including low-income workers who qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit.