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Food and drinks help boost March taxable sales

Consumers spending their disposable dollars on drinks and food in bars and restaurants helped push Clark County’s taxable sales to $3.5 billion in March, a 2.8 percent increase over the same month in 2015.
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Sports betting a bright spot in gaming in April

Sports betting remains a bright spot in Nevada’s otherwise lackluster gaming win in April, with the $292.3 million wagered on basketball, hockey, baseball and other events —a record for the month, the Gaming Control Board reported Thursday.

Task force recommends grandfathering in rate for rooftop solar customers

A state task force on Thursday agreed to ask the Legislature in 2017 to grandfather in as many as 31,000 existing rooftop solar customers who are in a less favorable rate class.

Committee hears financing details, timeline for domed stadium that could lure Raiders to Las Vegas

The Southern Nevada Tourism Infrastructure Committee spent about three hours examining a plan to use $750 million in room tax revenue as the public’s stake in $1.4 billion project.

Atlantic City rescue bills approved by legislature

New Jersey’s legislature approved two bills that would pull Atlantic City from the brink of bankruptcy and give the troubled gambling hub about five months to right its finances — a task that if unmet would result in an unprecedented state takeover.

Smooth sailing through security lines at McCarran in Las Vegas

Marina Pavisic looked relaxed as she scrolled through her smartphone Thursday morning while waiting for a flight home to Albuquerque, New Mexico. She spent only five minutes making her way through the Transportation Security Administration’s checkpoint at McCarran International Airport, and had more time on her hands than planned.

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