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September 3, 2015

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Framing of Tesla Motors' new factory under construction is visible June 14, 2015, behind the security gate on Electric Avenue at the Tahoe Reno Industrial Center about 15 miles east of Sparks along U.S. Interstate 80.
Tesla’s response to angst over lithium deal pleases Nevada lawmakers
Sept. 3, 2015
The company’s CEO Elon Musk tweeted that it was “definitely” pursuing sources of lithium in Nevada. He also said the Mexican “lithium deal is not exclusive (and) has many ...
A rendering shows three planned office buildings on what are now fenced-off, empty lots between City Hall and a Regional Transportation Commission transit center in downtown Las Vegas.
Could high-end office complex rise downtown across from Las Vegas City Hall?
Sept. 3, 2015
Across the street from Las Vegas City Hall, near Goodfellas Bail Bonds (“Free Ride Home, Free T-Shirt, Free Hug”) and Desert Manor apartments (“No guns, knives or weapons allowed on premises”), a cluster of pricey, high-quality office buildings might rise from ...
Then-Clark County Commissioner Tom Collins, shown during a county commission meeting at the Clark County Government Center Tuesday, April 16, 2013.
Former Clark County Commissioner Tom Collins: ‘Faraday ain’t going to turn it’
Sept. 2, 2015
Former Clark County Commissioner Tom Collins is casting doubt on hopes that little-known electric car maker Faraday Future, which is considering opening a factory in North Las Vegas, would provide the economic boon needed to ...
Exterior view of the NV Energy building Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, in Las Vegas.
Berkshire Hathaway shareholders sign petition supporting rooftop solar
Sept. 2, 2015
More than 18,000 people have signed a petition asking Warren Buffett and NV Energy to ease what it calls their opposition to rooftop solar. The petition, released by ClimateTruth.org, includes more than 400 signatories who are investors in Buffett’s holding company, Berkshire Hathaway, which ...
Framing of Tesla Motors' new factory under construction is visible June 14, 2015, behind the security gate on Electric Avenue at the Tahoe Reno Industrial Center about 15 miles east of Sparks along U.S. Interstate 80.
Tesla lithium deal catches state lawmakers off guard
Sept. 2, 2015
Several Nevada lawmakers who approved the deal expressed frustration when the electric car company announced Friday that it had signed deals with two companies abroad to ...
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer appears on NBC's "Today" in New York to introduce a website redesign.
Yahoo CEO to give birth to twins while tackling turnaround
Sept. 1, 2015
As she did after having a son nearly three years ago, Marissa Mayer plans to take a brief break from her Yahoo job instead of taking full advantage of a company benefit providing 16 weeks of paid leave for ...
Several Vons and Albertsons stores across the valley were converted into Haggen grocery stores in June.
Haggen sues Albertsons for $1 billion over grocery deal
Sept. 1, 2015
The small grocery chain Haggen is suing Albertsons for more than $1 billion, alleging the supermarket giant engaged in efforts to eliminate it as a viable competitor in ...
Alan Dershowitz, a professor at Harvard Law School, sits in a hotel in Kiev, Ukraine, on Monday, April 11, 2011.
Sands China recruits Alan Dershowitz for lawsuit appeal
Sept. 1, 2015
Lawyers for Sands China Ltd. are relying on well-known attorney Alan Dershowitz in arguing for the dismissal of a wrongful termination lawsuit being pursued against the company in ...
Attendees fill the trade show floor at the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show on Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015, at Las Vegas Convention Center.
Las Vegas Convention Center experiments with tracking smartphones
Sept. 1, 2015
In the past few months, signs at the Las Vegas Convention Center have sounded an ominous warning: “The Las Vegas Convention Center collects location information from mobile devices. If you prefer not to participate, please turn off your WiFi and Bluetooth function or power off.” With little fanfare, Cox Business put up the signs in anticipation of anonymously tracking ...
Democratic presidential candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton arrives for a town-hall meeting at the Pearson Community Center in North Las Vegas Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015.
Experts: Clinton’s college plan could be a boon for Nevada
Sept. 1, 2015
Hillary Rodham Clinton's plan for lowering the cost of higher education and reducing student loan debt could be a boon for Nevada students and institutions, but whether the state would ...
This Aug. 9, 2011, file photo, shows a Wall Street street sign near the New York Stock Exchange, in New York.
U.S. stocks close out their worst month in 3 years
Aug. 31, 2015
August was a brutal month for investors. Fears about a slowdown in China's economy and concerns about when the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates pushed stocks sharply lower this month. While the market recovered much of the ground it lost, the Standard & Poor's 500 index still finished ...
MountainView Hospital
Growing demand at MountainView Hospital prompts $90 million expansion
Aug. 31, 2015
MountainView Hospital is embarking on a $90 million expansion that will unfold over the next 18 months and significantly increase the hospital’s patient capacity ...
All that remains of a stream that had once run through the Patch of Heaven church camp property in Parhump owned by pastor Victor Fuentes and wife Annette on Tuesday, July 28, 2015.
Who really has rights to Nevada land?
Aug. 31, 2015
Standoffs between private landowners and the federal government, which owns most of Nevada’s land, have been well-publicized. The latest has a religious twist, with ...
Super Bowl XLV Sunday at Lagasse's Stadium at the Palazzo.
Are you ready to watch some football?
Aug. 31, 2015
Las Vegas doesn’t have its own NFL team, but the city is passionate about pro football. Between the bettors and the transplants from states that do have teams, the valley has a dedicated fan base that craves a good watch party. So we put together a list of some of the best spots to enjoy your game, your grub and your beverage.
Tips for employers who want to test for drugs
Aug. 31, 2015
There are many factors to keep in mind when testing employees for drugs.

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