A photo of Vegas Vic on display at the Las Vegas Convention and Vistors Authority booth at the ASTA convention (American Society of Travel Agents) on Monday is cigar less. (Jeff Scheid/Las Vegas Review-Journal)Image of the Vegas Vic sign. A worker is making repairs to the historic sign which is missing an arm that is being repaired. Location is Fremont street in Downtown Las Vegas in January of 1980.Vegas Vic became a full-length cowboy in 1951, attached to the now-shuttered Pioneer Club downtown. (Nevada State Museum)Vegas Vic was originally conceptualized in 1948 by New York City’s J. Walter Thompson advertising agency.Vegas Vic is featured on pennants, postcards, miniature bars of soap and more in a new exhibit at the Nevada State Museum. (Photo by Jason Bracelin) It began with a cigarette and a wink. One of the greatest promotions in a city of great promotions was just a face and a head at first, bereft of a name or a torso. The Smiling Cowboy, they called him. The year was … [Read more...] about New exhibit pays tribute to iconic Vegas Vic
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Published 8:17 am CDT, Monday, July 22, 2019 HOUSTON (AP) — The most expensive land in Houston isn't a lot in River Oaks or a corner near the posh Galleria mall. The Houston Chronicle reports on 88 acres near the edge of downtown, a 30-square-foot parcel — roughly the footprint of a walk-in closet — sells for as much as $50,000. It's set on a lake, has postcard views of the downtown skyline and is just big enough to hold a casket and two urns. "It's kind of like buying a house. It's all about location," Richard Ambrus, executive director of Glenwood Cemetery, said on a recent tour of the historic property tucked between Buffalo Bayou and the bars along Washington Avenue. Ambrus, who took over cemetery operations in 1983, has overseen a series of significant upgrades over the years, including developing new sections, improving drainage systems and adding the lake. Since he's been at the helm of the storied cemetery, lot prices at Glenwood have climbed … [Read more...] about Houston’s famed Glenwood Cemetery to build visitors center
Monday is Tax Day, the due date for Americans to file their 2018 taxes. It also marks a milestone: the country has made it through a full year of President Donald Trump's new tax code -- and the first tax filing season under the new rules. Trump and his fellow Republicans promised their bill would cut taxes, make filing simpler and boost wages, business spending and the overall economy. Trump signed the most sweeping overhaul of the U.S. tax code in three decades into law on December 22, 2017 with zero Democratic votes. With year one in the books, it's fair to say some of those promises came true, some did not and some it's still too early to definitely say. Here's a rundown of what we know so far. 1. Promise: Your taxes will fit on a postcard. This didn't happen. The main form almost all tax filers fill out -- the 1040 -- did shrink. But much of the information that used to appear on the 1040 now appears on schedules, meaning a lot of taxpayers simply ended up filling out more … [Read more...] about Tax Day 2019: Did the GOP tax bill live up to its promises?
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Business Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Business | As McKinsey Sells Advice, Its Hedge Fund May Have a Stake in the Outcome Supported by ByMichael Forsythe, Walt Bogdanich and Bridget Hickey Feb. 19, 2019 The sins of Valeant Pharmaceuticals are well known. Instead of spending to develop new drugs, Valeant bought out other drugmakers, then increased prices of lifesaving medicines by as much as 5,785 percent. Patients had no choice but to pay. Valeant’s chief executive, J. Michael Pearson, was hauled into a 2016 Senate hearing and verbally thrashed by lawmakers. “It’s using patients as hostages. It’s immoral,” said Claire McCaskill, then the Democratic senator from Missouri. One executive went to prison for fraud. The company’s share price collapsed. It hadn’t always been that way. Before Valeant’s fall, … [Read more...] about As McKinsey Sells Advice, Its Hedge Fund May Have a Stake in the Outcome
To start one of these home-based businesses, you don't need a lot of funding -- just energy, passion and the drive to succeed. The Staff of Entrepreneur Media, Inc. Published 9:38 am CST, Tuesday, February 12, 2019 Photo: Entrepreneur Photo: Entrepreneur Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: Entrepreneur Need a Business Idea? Here Are 55 1 / 1 Back to Gallery This article has been excerpted from 55 Surefire Home Based Businesses You Can Start for Under $5,000 and other great resource books published by Entrepreneur Press. Today, tens of thousands of people are considering starting their own business, and for good reasons. On average, people can expect to have two … [Read more...] about Need a Business Idea? Here Are 55