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Southwest to add daily flight to Flint

Southwest Airlines, the market leader at McCarran International Airport, will add a new destination with a once-daily nonstop flight to Flint, Mich., on Aug. 11. Currently, there are only connecting flights between Las Vegas and Flint.

Cab company staffs up in anticipation of a strike

With most of its taxi drivers positioned to go on strike at any time, Yellow Checker Star Transportation has launched a recruiting campaign promising an “exceptional opportunity for career-minded individuals.”

Opening day nearing for Nobu Hotel at Caesars Palace

Caesars Palace announced nearly two years ago that it would renovate the second-oldest tower at the Strip resort into a luxury boutique hotel with the help of Nobu Hospitality. The construction walls finally came down this week.

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Three contractors release liens on Skyvue project

The Skyvue giant Ferris wheel project gained breathing room on Thursday as three contractors released their liens for unpaid bills with the promise that others will follow suit.

Preview Las Vegas

Business analysts see growth in population, visitor count

Population in Las Vegas will grow by 1.2 percent, employment will grow by less than 1 percent and visitor count will top 40 million in 2013, business executives said Thursday at Preview Las Vegas 2013.

Arrests ‘imminent’ in Palms drug and prostitution sting

Las Vegas police said Tuesday arrests were imminent in connection with a complaint filed against the parent company of the Palms, resulting from an undercover investigation that discovered illegal drug sales and prostitution at clubs on the property.

New tracking system offers potential solution to overpriced taxi rides

Frias Transportation Infrastructure will launch within the next two months a test of a commercial vehicle tracking system that might hold a solution for the perennial complaints about tourists being subjected to overpriced taxi rides.

Las Vegas cab rides set record at 17,084

Taxicab rides set a record in Las Vegas with the arrival of the International Consumer Electronics Show.

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