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US Lawmakers Race to Help Economy Hit Hard by Coronavirus - Voice of America

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US Lawmakers Race to Help Economy Hit Hard by Coronavirus - Voice of AmericaUS Lawmakers Race to Help Economy Hit Hard by Coronavirus - Voice of AmericaPosted: 23 Mar 2020 09:41 AM PDTWASHINGTON - U.S. lawmakers are racing to enact a massive rescue package to prop up an American economy increasingly paralyzed by efforts to contain the novel coronavirus.Stock markets plunged last week — wiping out nearly all gains recorded during Donald Trump's presidency — as activity in public places across the country ground to a halt.  With factories, businesses, restaurants and schools shutting down and entire industries in shambles, workers are facing layoffs, cutbacks in hours or having to make the difficult choice of working while ill if they lack paid sick leave.  Despite positive test results for lawmakers in both chambers that have forced self-quarantining measures, Democratic and Republican leaders say lawmakers must stay in Washington to finish work on an economic stimulus package.  &q…

45 Free Things You Absolutely Must Do in Las Vegas - Thrillist

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45 Free Things You Absolutely Must Do in Las Vegas - Thrillist45 Free Things You Absolutely Must Do in Las Vegas - ThrillistPosted: 07 Sep 2018 12:00 AM PDT Everybody wants free stuff -- especially in Las Vegas. But the days of free drinks at casinos and super cheap buffets are (more or less) a thing of the past. Everything is about profits now, and squeezing pennies out of every customer for all they're worth. But here's the good news: You can still have a little bit of fun for free in Las Vegas. You just need to know where to look.The stretch of Las Vegas Boulevard between Russell and Sahara is what's known as the Strip. It's more than four miles of hotels, casinos, overpriced gift shops, and everything else you expect Las Vegas to be. From the giant sphinx in front of the Luxor to the half-size replica of the Eiffel Tower at Paris, you've got plenty of selfie ops that won't cost a dime. Chase Stevens/Las Vegas News BureauWhen most people think of "downtow…

Resort fees on Las Vegas Strip are on the rise. Here's why they're likely here to stay - Reno Gazette Journal

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Resort fees on Las Vegas Strip are on the rise. Here's why they're likely here to stay - Reno Gazette JournalResort fees on Las Vegas Strip are on the rise. Here's why they're likely here to stay - Reno Gazette JournalPosted: 19 Aug 2019 12:00 AM PDTCLOSE The Fremont Street Experience draws more than 23 million people a year. Reno Gazette Journal LAS VEGAS – Here's an unpalatable dish in the world of Sin City tourism: Resort fees.Along the Strip, nobody likes paying them. But hotel companies have come to depend on those concealed nightly charges that run as high as $45 and inflate hotel bills – often to the surprise of the family that booked the trip.Hitting revenue numbers that appease shareholders is a big business money problem that has analysts certain resort fees will remain a permanent fixture. And they're rising.Since May, two major casino companies have raised resort fees on the Strip to the highest they've ever been – ballooning v…

Labor Day celebrations in Las Vegas | 2019 - KTNV Las Vegas

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Labor Day celebrations in Las Vegas | 2019 - KTNV Las VegasLabor Day celebrations in Las Vegas | 2019 - KTNV Las VegasPosted: 29 Aug 2019 05:01 PM PDT Here is a list of parties/events and food/drink specials for Labor Day 2019 in the Las Vegas valley:PARTIES & EVENTSHakkasan Group is celebrating Labor Day Weekend with talent starting Aug. 29. Holiday travelers will enjoy the extended weekend with unforgettable performances by chart-topping artists including Tiësto, Zedd, Martin Garrix, Steve Aoki, Lil Jon and more. The celebrations will take place at Omnia Nightclub at Caesars Palace, Hakkasan Nightclub and Wet Republic Ultra Pool at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, 1Oak Nightclub at The Mirage Hotel & Casino, and Jewel Nightclub and Liquid Pool Lounge at ARIA Resort & Casino.Marquee Dayclub at The Cosmopolitan will host performances by Cedric Gervais on Aug. 30, Jeffrey Sutorius aka Dash Berlin on Aug. 31, Eric DLux – Marquee At Sea White Party on Sept. 1 and Sam Feldt on Sep…