Las Vegas

9:14 am
Wed March 7, 2012

Mob History Revealed in Las Vegas Museum

The Mob Museum opened its doors last month.
Jeff Green Photography

 At the new Mob Museum in Las Vegas you can listen to wiretaps, practice FBI-style surveillance and spray pretend bullets from a Tommy gun. The National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement tells the story of how the mob helped create Las Vegas and influenced the rest of the country.

Inside the museum’s elevator, a cop on a video monitor greets you by reading you your Miranda Rights.

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2:34 pm
Thu December 1, 2011

Beyond Sprawl: Can Foreign Cash Save The Housing Market?

Kevin Chu and his colleague Christian Santika work for the Hong Kong office of The Creations Group, an international investment firm that is buying up distressed properties in several U.S. cities, including Las Vegas.
Jude Joffe-Block.

LAS VEGAS — The unending rash of foreclosures and falling home prices in Las Vegas continues to cause despair. But the same housing crisis is causing some investors to see opportunity. Home prices have dropped to 1990s levels, and many homes in the area are selling for below the amount it would cost to build them.

In fact, these Las Vegas homes are getting noticed from buyers all over the world.

Kevin Chu recently toured Las Vegas for the first time to check on his investment firm’s properties.

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12:00 am
Wed November 30, 2011

Beyond Sprawl: Gambling On Downtown Las Vegas

The block of Fremont Street just east of Las Vegas Boulevard is arguably the most vibrant part of the downtown neighborhood. In the past few years, a string of hip bars and an independent coffee house have cropped up and become popular hangouts for locals
Jude Joffe-Block

LAS VEGAS — Like most Southwest cities, the Las Vegas growth model was to expand out, creating sprawling suburbs and quiet gated communities.

But one trendsetting local business – the online shoe company, Zappos – thinks an urban setting would be a better fit for its employees and industry.

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