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North Las Vegas finances improve, earns credit rate upgrade
June 12, 2015
North Las Vegas officials are pointing to a credit rating agency's decision to raise the city bond rating as a key marker in an ongoing turnaround from near-insolvency. Moody's Investors Service reported Thursday that it upgraded the city's rating from ...
Workers put in a pool for a home in the Ridges, a luxury residential community in Summerlin, Thursday, June 11, 2015.
Luxury-home construction may not be booming, but it is bouncing back
June 12, 2015
Azure, a luxury, gated community within a luxury, guard-gated community, is walking distance from a golf course and nestled outside Red Rock Canyon, with hills and mountains practically in its backyard. And now, it’s packed with work crews building mansions ...
Fans pack the Circuit Grounds stage as Calvin Harris performs during the final night of the 2014 Electric Daisy Carnival on Sunday, June 22, 2014, at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Entertainment tax reform is good for casinos, bad for Electric Daisy Carnival
June 12, 2015
Upcoming changes to a Nevada tax on entertainment have casino representatives breathing a sigh of relief, but the organizers of two annual festivals that contribute millions of dollars to the state economy aren’t happy. Gov. Brian Sandoval signed a bill on Thursday that aims to ...
Sir Richard Branson, founder and president of Virgin Atlantic Airways, center, arrives with the flight crew of Virgin Atlantic's newest aircraft, a Boeing 787-9 named "Dream Jeannie," to celebrate a new Virgin Atlantic flight between London and Detroit, Thursday, June 11, 2015, at Detroit Metropolitan Airport in Romulus, Mich.
Virgin’s Branson lands in Detroit to celebrate new flight
June 11, 2015
British billionaire Sir Richard Branson has landed at Detroit Metropolitan Airport to celebrate a new Virgin Atlantic flight between London and the Motor City ...
Las Vegas Review-Journal gets a new publisher
June 11, 2015
Nevada's largest newspaper has a new publisher credited with growing circulation and business at the newspapers he's led. GateHouse Media announced Thursday that ...
Nevada insurance commissioner announces resignation
June 11, 2015
State Commissioner of Insurance Scott Kipper has resigned effective July 2. Kipper served as head of the Nevada Division of Insurance starting in 2008 and ...
About 2,000 attendees were expected for the 2015 Business Expo on Wednesday, June 10, 2015, at the Cashman Center. The expo is the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce's signature annual trade show and networking event.
Did you miss the Business Expo? These deals can still help your small company
June 11, 2015
Who says summer is just for college and high school students eager to soak up some sun? Businesses can have a little fun too.
A home on East Sun Valley Drive in Las Vegas is vacant and in foreclosure Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011.
‘Zombie’ foreclosures in the Las Vegas Valley are up 16 percent this year
June 10, 2015
About 34 percent of valley homes in the foreclosure process but not yet bank-owned have been vacated by their owners. That means there is more property-ditching in ...
A Spirit Airlines jet takes off from McCarran International Airport on Friday, Aug. 26, 2011.
Spirit Airlines will hold Las Vegas job fair to hire flight attendants
June 10, 2015
The company said it’s looking to hire 500 flight attendants. Between 80 and 85 of those jobs would be based in Las Vegas, spokeswoman Irisaida Mendez said. Prospective candidates must ...
Michelle Balistreri and Chandler Gray attend a rally in front of NV Energy on Wednesday, April 22, 2015, in Las Vegas. Hundreds of activists gathered outside NV Energy headquarters in Las Vegas to protest a state cap affecting rooftop solar installations and urge the Legislature to lift it.
Still buzzing: Why energy debates will be hot this summer in Nevada
June 10, 2015
The 2015 Nevada legislative session is over, but debates on solar and wind power, NV Energy and Western power production are as alive as ever. There’s little doubt regulators will be busy this summer as energy policy is debated in the coming months. Here are the issues that are ...
Sale winds: A Henderson home is advertised for sale on July 13, 2009.
Pre-owned home prices up 8.3 percent in May from 2014
June 9, 2015
Las Vegas pre-owned home prices dipped in May from the previous month but were higher than the same time a year ago, a new report shows. The median sales price ...
The house at 1703 Tangiers Drive in MacDonald Highlands is available for rent for $18,000 per month.
Henderson mansion available for rent — for the price of a car each month
June 9, 2015
Built on a hillside, the Henderson mansion has marble flooring, a movie theater, an elevator and a wine cellar, along with replica sections of the Sistine Chapel's paintings on the walls. If it were for sale, the three-story estate would ...
Odds are posted at the LVH sports book during the second round of the NCAA basketball tournament Thursday, March 20, 2014.
Nevada law allows businesses, investors to bet on sports
June 8, 2015
Call it a mutual fund for sports bettors or maybe a legal framework for buddies to pool their money to bet on the big game. Nevada is the first in the nation to allow business entities to wager on sports on behalf of ...
This Dec. 13, 2013 file photo shows from left, electric cars from Nissan, Tesla and Toyota presented at a news conference in Los Angeles. Mayor Eric Garcetti unveiled a plan on Wednesday, April 8, 2015, designed to make Los Angeles a more green and liveable city.
Tesla in line for $15 million in California tax credits
June 8, 2015
Gov. Jerry Brown's administration is proposing a $15 million tax credit to electric vehicle-maker Tesla Motors after California lost out in a heated bidding war for ...
Allegiant Air pilots picket in front of the Allegiant Air headquarters in Summerlin on Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015.
Appeals court rules for Allegiant Air in dispute with pilots
June 8, 2015
A federal appeals court says Allegiant Air had the right to make changes in work rules for its pilots. It's the latest development in a dispute ...

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