Segment | Economy

Running Out of Luck

Foreclosures, stalled funding, decreased revenue... things are bad enough in SoCal, but we’ve been hearing that things are even worse in Sin City - and Las Vegas was supposed to be recession-proof. Correspondent John Ridley reports Las Vegas placed all its bets on bigger and brighter and brassier. He finds out how Las Vegas, often referred to as a suburb of Los Angeles, is faring in this economically challenging climate.

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This was a very effective, rude awakening piece for the entertainment pig farm that fattened itself on the grease of hard working people. Maybe now I can afford to go to Vegas and live a little - sounds like they would pay me to come...