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When the rodeo left Las Vegas, it removed the last big event this year that could have re-energized the city’s Strip and battered convention business.

The Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association’s National Finals Rodeo, held in Las Vegas since 1985, moved to Arlington, Texas, in September because of Nevada’s pandemic restrictions. The 10-day rodeo attracted 170,000 fans last year and ranks as one of Las Vegas’s top draws annually.

As other states have opened more swiftly, Nevada’s public-health restrictions and a weakened travel industry have kept conventions and meetings from returning to Las Vegas, a continuing setback for the city’s battered casino industry and the state’s overall economy. City officials and event producers say they expect Las Vegas’s convention business to return as coronavirus concerns ease, but no one knows when that might be or how conventions will

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas normally attracts visitors from across the globe. But with travel lagging during the coronavirus pandemic, downtown businesses are looking toward locals to bolster their bottom lines.

The Downtown Vegas Alliance, a nonprofit business trade organization, has launched a “Playcation” promotion to lure more area residents to downtown restaurants and attractions.

“Downtown small business owners are hanging in there,” said Carolyn Wheeler, executive director of the alliance. “If we can maybe replace some of that tourist visitation and business visitation with locals who are itching to get out, that would be a big positive.”

The campaign is a partnership among about two dozen businesses, casinos, museums and retail outlets.

People can download a Explore DTLV smartphone app or go online to find discounts and take advantage of leisure itineraries until mid-December with themes such as dining, family fun, the Mob Museum, downtown murals and social

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NEW YORK, Oct. 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Rosen Law Firm, a global investor rights law firm, continues to investigate potential securities claims on behalf of shareholders of Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE: LVS) resulting from allegations that Las Vegas Sands may have issued materially misleading business information to the investing public.

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On September 16, 2020, Bloomberg reported that the Company’s Singapore casino, Marina Bay Sands, “has hired a law firm to conduct a new investigation into employee transfers of more than $1 billion in gamblers’ money to third parties[.]” Further, the article quoted Singapore’s Casino Regulatory Authority stating “there were weaknesses in [Marina Bay Sands’] casino control measures pertaining to fund transfers[.]”

On this news, Las Vegas Sands stock price fell $2.18 per share, or 4%, to close at $49.67 per share on September 16, 2020.

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Vincent Williams has been in the fried chicken business for almost 40 years. In his tenure as a business owner, he’s been through it all: his Culver City restaurant Honey’s Kettle has survived lack of funding, a devastating fire, the Great Recession, and most recently, the Covid-19 pandemic. At the same time, he’s been a witness to decades of social change and racial tension in his native Los Angeles. Below, he reflects on what’s he’s seen, heard, and lived through. — as told to Lindsay Blakely

I was born in 1955 and moved to a perfectly integrated neighborhood in Pasadena in 1960. When the riots in L.A. happened in 1965, we were as frightened as anyone else–there was a scary level of lawlessness and fire and police in the streets. 

When I was 15, Pasadena decided to integrate its schools, which went against the grain in a lot of other

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Chef Matt Fresinski puts pasta bolognese into food containers for 24Meals, a nonprofit that delivers chef-prepared, home-cooked meals to households in need, Monday, Sept. 21, 2020.

Volunteers with this Las Vegas nonprofit delivered a chef-prepared meal to a 70-year-old amputee who was cutting frozen meals in half to stretch rations. 

They also dropped off a box of homemade tamales to a teacher who said just one night of not having to make dinner lessened the burden of adjusting to the new normal of  providing distance education.

Additionally, they have fed residents in isolation from their families while recovering from coronavirus and unable to afford takeout meals.

The meals are restaurant-quality from local chefs in partnership with Matthew and Katinka Fresinski, who began preparing and delivering home-cooked meals at no charge seven months ago when the pandemic began. 

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Ted Ross is the chief information officer for the city of Los Angeles
  • Prior to the coronavirus pandemic, only 120 of the city of LA’s 48,000 employees were working remote
  • It fell on CIO Ted Ross and his team to support a quick transition to telework, as well as enable the government to use digital tools to help control the spread of the virus. 
  • Among other products, Ross tapped popular cloud security software Zscaler to enable workers to access their desktops remotely on whatever device they choose. 
  • “We’re looking at longterm telework solutions,” Ross told Business Insider. 
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Prior to the coronavirus pandemic, only about 120 of 48,000 Los Angeles city government employees were working remote.

It was a struggle to even get to that point, according to chief information officer Ted Ross, and required,

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Without masks and a vaccine, we could reach Herd Immunity from COVID-19, but deaths would skyrocket. We break down the science of it.

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With the U.S. approaching 200,000 confirmed COVID-19 deaths and worldwide infections topping 30 million, Texas and Nevada are set to ease restrictions for some businesses beginning this weekend.

In Texas, which is close to becoming the second state with 700,000 cases, Gov. Greg Abbott is authorizing some businesses — including restaurants, retail stores, gyms and museums — to open up to 75% capacity starting Monday. Bars, however, must remain closed.

In Nevada, public health officials are allowing bars in and around Las Vegas to reopen on Sunday after being closed for six months.

Meanwhile, India is on track to pass the U.S. as the most infected country in the world. Health officials on Friday reported another 96,000 cases in the past 24 hours, pushing

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LAS VEGAS, Sept. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Century Communities, Inc. (NYSE: CCS), a top 10 national homebuilder, recently acquired the remaining 400+ acres of the 1,700-acre Skye Canyon development in Las Vegas, which ranks as the 22nd top-selling master-planned community in the country based on new home sales. The acquisition makes Century Communities Skye Canyon’s master developer. Century Communities has a successful track record of overseeing the build-out of several master-planned communities in the region, such as Tuscany Village in Henderson and Rhodes Ranch in southwest Las Vegas. Since the acquisition, Century Communities has already begun construction on what will eventually be 2,500 additional homes for new and existing Skye Canyon communities, including three communities slated to open in 2021, and three actively selling communities: Aspen, Madera and Northglenn.

Explore Skye Canyon homes and amenities at https://skyecanyon.com.

“Century Communities has been at Skye Canyon

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Shares of Las Vegas Sands  (LVS) – Get Report fell Wednesday after a media report said its Singapore casino hired a law firm to investigate employee transfers of more than $1 billion of gamblers’ money to third parties.

Knowledgeable sources told Bloomberg of the matter. They said the prominent law firm Davinder Singh Chambers will do the inquiry. 

The move came after Singapore police started looking into third-party transfers at Marina Bay Sands casino in Singapore, the sources said.

Marina Bay Sands said it thoroughly reviewed the issue and found that no customer’s money was transferred contrary to his/her consent, Bloomberg reports.

Las Vegas Sands recently traded at $49.95, down 3.7%. The stock has fallen 28% year to date, as the coronavirus pandemic closed its facilities and kept customers at home.

Last year a patron sued Sands, claiming that S$9.1 million ($6.7 million) belonging to him was transferred

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Las Vegas, Nevada – Raich Law PLLC, a highly respected Business Law Firm located in Las Vegas, is pleased to announce that it is once again accepting new clients for a limited period of time. The company has established a reputation for hard work, dedication, and a dogged determination to deliver results for their clients, and is the legal representative of choice for many billionaires and celebrities.  

Typically demand exceeds supply, and anyone looking for a new business attorney in the local area would have to employ an alternative company’s services. However, thanks to an increase in the number of staff employed at the law firm, the company owners have decided to accept a limited number of new clients.  

“As a business, we are nearly always working at full capacity, and unfortunately, we have to regularly turn away new prospective clients due to our current commitments,” said Sagar Raich, owner

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