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November 12, 2009 Updated 1 hour, 20 minutes ago


Economic indicators show recession continuing into next year

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Economic indicators show recession continuing into next year

The Southern Nevada Index of Leading Economic Indicators continued to drop in October, suggesting the region’s recession will continue through at least February, according to the report released by UNLV.

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Freddie Roach: Miguel Cotto not the same since knockout

Manny Pacquiao came back strong after losses, Cotto looks for same

As he has done in the past, Freddie Roach offered a $1,000 award to any of Manny Pacquiao’s latest sparring partners who could knock down the Filipino during preparations for his WBO welterweight title fight with Miguel Cotto this Saturday. During Wednesday’s pre-fight press conference, Roach said that even after 141 rounds of sparring in Pacquiao’s recent camp, his money is safe.

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Alexis Gaskin, 9, holds a sign in support of her family while sitting with her grandfather, Doug Weens, as they watch the annual Veterans Day parade Wednesday in downtown Las Vegas. Weens' son and son-in-law are currently serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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Lenders with mortgage want to give Station more time to plan reorganization

Additional Station Casinos Inc. lenders have weighed in on the Las Vegas company's request that it be allowed an extra four months to exclusively propose a plan of reorganization. In U.S. Bankruptcy Court filings Tuesday, lenders holding a mortgage against four of the company's most ...

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CityCenter officials announced this week that a design center will be created to stitch together the high-end architecture, design and public art program at the $8.5 billion project.

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Rebels freshman power forward Carlos Lopez skies to snatch a rebound at a recent practice.

UNLV's Carlos Lopez doing well but leaning toward redshirt year

UNLV freshman power forward Carlos Lopez knew Mike Peck, his high school coach, was watching the Rebels’ exhibition Tuesday night inside the Thomas & Mack Center. After UNLV’s 10-point victory over Division-II Washburn, Lopez zipped a text message to Peck, about to begin his third ...

UNLV basketball radio announcers Jon Sadler, left, and Robert Smith call the Rebels preseason game against Washburn on Tuesday.

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Gondo’s pal tries to fill void on Rebels air

The final chapter of Glen Gondrezick’s career as a UNLV Rebel was written Tuesday night, 104 feet beneath where his jersey hangs from the rafters at the Thomas & Mack Center.

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Kelly Pavlik to fight in hometown on Dec. 19
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