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Red suits to flood city during Las Vegas Great Santa Run

In a city full of unusual sights, few outshine that of several thousand Santas ambling down the street en masse. The Las Vegas Great Santa Run is set to return to downtown Dec. 7, and organizers hope for a record number of attendees to the event, which benefits Opportunity Village.

Have more than milk with that cookie at Gimme Some Sugar

After four years of catering to Southern Nevada’s sweet tooth, Gimme Some Sugar is expanding its business model to open a wine and dessert bar in Henderson. Whether it’s with peanut butter and jelly macarons or chocolate brownies, owners Kristen LoVullo and Ashley Mastowski have been working to find the right beverages that pair with their pastries.

How to get cheap, or free, Internet access at home

Dear Savvy Senior: Can you help me find a cheap home Internet service? I’m retired and live on a fixed income, and the Internet service I use now is too expensive. — Financially Squeezed

Love others by respecting them, respecting yourself

As a writer, you spend your life hoping for the next pithy aphorism to spill out of your fingertips and onto the keyboard. The great one-liner that punches you in the face. Clear, concise, and colorful. But such literary gems don’t exactly parade two abreast through every paragraph. When they happen, it’s like magic. You more give thanks than take credit.

Rose injury has Adidas scrambling for backup plan

Sports apparel giant Adidas might have to find a backup plan after building its multimillion-dollar NBA marketing campaign around the Chicago Bulls’ Derrick Rose, whose injured right knee will cost him the rest of the 2013-14 season.

Advent season marks time for Christians

It has a long way to go before it reaches the secular awareness of the holiday it precedes. But Advent, the four-week period of pre-Christmas spiritual preparation observed by many Christians, is starting to make its own secular mark, too.

Mexican drug cartels now make money mining

Mexican drug cartels looking to diversify their businesses long ago moved into oil theft, pirated goods, extortion and kidnapping, consuming an ever larger swath of the country’s economy. This month, federal officials confirmed the cartels have even entered the country’s lucrative mining industry, exporting iron ore to Chinese mills.