For several years as the economy soared Las Vegas-style, obtaining financing for a business often involved little more than signing a home equity line of credit.
Any list of the most important people in Las Vegas history should include Bill Bennett. He built a huge name for himself in the 1970s and 1980s by transforming Circus Circus from a struggling casino into the then-most profitable property on the Strip.
In the rubble left behind after the costliest and, arguably, the most contentious midterm election in U.S. history, leaders of businesses large and small throughout the country are left wondering: Will the outcome of the electoral battle truly have a positive influence on the sluggish economy? Will it make a measurable difference to my bottom line?
MGM Resorts officials, very quietly and with no public fanfare, want to demolish the unopened 27-story Harmon Hotel — one of the components of its $8.5 billion CityCenter development.