2008 IN REVIEW: The Business Press looks back at the news that made the now-ending year. An insider’s look at MGM Mirage’s CityCenter project tops the biggest-stories list.
SEEING YOUR EVERY MOVE: As the economy churns, employees pilfer, a former Drug Enforcement Administration agent says. The ex-agent and current author says more theft is happening in offices everywhere, so he offers tactics businesses can use to protect themselves.
EXECUTIVE SNAPSHOT: Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation President and CEO Jeff Gordon describes how his ability to cope with cancer helps him in his everyday work.
THIS WEEK’S LIST: Business brokers.
THIS WEEK’S BUSINESS PRESS POLL QUESTION
Log onto the Las Vegas Business Press Web site and let us hear your opinion on this week’s question.
The Associated Press reportedly contacted 21 banks that received $1 billion or more from the federal government in its efforts to ease the credit crunch. The media outlet contacted the banks in question and posed four questions: How much of the federal money has your bank spent? What was it spent on? How much is your bank saving? And what do the banks plan to do with the rest? Of the 21 banks questioned, all refused to make any of the answers public. Some pundits find this curious since banks are notorious for asking some tough questions before loaning any money to consumers.
Should the $700 billion federal bailout plan be amended to require banks receiving the money to make public the answers to these questions?
Answer at www.lvbusinesspress.com/poll/