To the naked eye, Las Vegas may appear as it always has -- a shimmering metropolis in the Nevada desert. But even in the fantasy capital of the world, economic reality is gusting through.
For the last 10 years, legendary Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman has seen nothing but growth. The city's population doubled to almost 2 million people, casinos raked in huge profits and hotels hosted more conventions than anywhere else in the world. But then, over the summer, things changed.
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