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Justices weigh idled Fontainebleau project

Contractors claiming they are owed more than $350 million on Las Vegas’s defunct Fontainebleau resort went Tuesday to the Nevada Supreme Court in their battle to be paid something for their work.

LVCVA approves 2013 budget

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority’s board of directors Thursday approved the organization’s fiscal year 2013 budget.

Wayne Newton gets no danke schoen from business partner

The plan to make singer Wayne Newton’s 52-acre ranch into a Graceland in the desert has stalled, with Newton and at least one associate graphically accusing each other of wrecking the deal.

Tourism officials hope wallets get Uncork’d

Vegas Uncork’d by Bon Appétit transforms the Strip into a food wonderland from today through Sunday , with ticketed place-to-be parties and up-close-and-personal chef encounters.

McCarran flier count increases in March

Passenger counts at McCarran International Airport rose in March as upstart airlines continued a recent trend by filling in gaps left by some shrinking longtime market leaders.

Hoover Dam, Las Vegas Strip fall short in Nevada tourism survey

CARSON CITY – Sorry, Charlie. Hoover Dam and the Strip aren’t that cool anymore. They don’t even make the Top 5 list for Southern Nevada in the state Tourism Commission’s Discover Your Nevada online survey of the state’s scenic treasures.

Wanted: More international visitors to U.S.

While long-haul international travel grew by 40 percent between 2000 and 2010, the United States market share dropped from 17 percent to 12 percent. U.S. Rep. Joe Heck, R-Nev., climbed aboard the U.S. Travel Association’s 2012 Vote Travel campaign tour bus in Henderson on Wednesday to talk about how he thinks the $1.9 trillion travel and tourism industry can again become a player.

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