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ASD LV Coming Next Week, Expected to be a Strong Show

Another large trade show will be taking over the Las Vegas Convention Center. This show features thousands of consumer items from jewelry to toys.

The Las Vegas Convention Center will be transformed into a merchandise marketplace Sunday. Picture it filled with rows and rows of candy, sunglasses and light-up T-shirts, grouped together with costume jewelry, martial arts supplies and Halloween decorations.

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Strip Condo Market Makes Comeback

A market that crashed with a thud just five years ago is showing significant signs of life.

In the last six months, 206 condos going for as much as $400,000 each closed after fewer than 60 days on the market, said Bruce Hiatt, broker-owner of Luxury Realty Group in Las Vegas. That pace is unheard of at a price point and home type that typically averages six to 12 months on the market, Hiatt said.

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Las Vegas Sands Posts Underwhelming Profit for 2Q

Las Vegas Sands Posts Underwhelming Profit for 2Q

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Las Vegas Sands Corp.'s success continued in Macau, helping net income more than double in the second quarter. But growth was tepid in Las Vegas, and Wall Street expected stronger results.

Revenue more than doubled at some of Las Vegas Sands' five Macau properties. Macau is the only place in China where gambling is legal.

But sales rose less than 6 percent at its two Las Vegas casinos, the Venetian and Palazzo.

The company run by billionaire CEO Sheldon Adelson said Wednesday that it earned $529.8 million, or 64 cents per share, up from $ $240.6 million, or 29 cents per share. Revenue grew 26 percent to $3.24 billion.

Analysts polled by FactSet predicted 67 cents per share on $3.3 billion.

The stock is down 1.2 percent in aftermarket trading.

 

Sin City Cupcakes Partners Hope Alcohol-Infused Confections Catch on Locally

They don't sell cheap, but these cupcakes certainly have an interesting angle to them.

With cupcake names like the Russian Climax, Sexed in the City and Choco-mallow Intercourse, there could only be one proper name for the business itself: Sin City Cupcakes.

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Las Vegas Restaurants Offer Special Mother's Day Menus

Las Vegas Restaurants Offer Special Mother's Day Menus

Great options abound throughout the city, including many brunch choices.

Want to take Mom out for Mother’s Day? You’ll be in good company; it’s the busiest day of the year for restaurants.

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Your Chance to Run the Tour Operation at Lake Mead

Your Chance to Run the Tour Operation at Lake Mead

 

Anyone interested in becoming a tour operator at Lake Mead can apply for the 10-year contract that begins in October.

The National Park Service is soliciting for proposals to operate sightseeing boat tours and other related services at Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

The current Lake Mead Cruises concession contract, which expires Sept. 30, includes operation of the Desert Princess paddlewheel tour boat and the Lake Mead Cruises landing at Hemenway Harbor. The new concessioner will provide sightseeing tours and related services in the Boulder Basin/Hoover Dam area of Lake Mead.