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?
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.
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.