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A view of the 200-seat arena during a tour of the Millennial E-Sports facilty under construction at the Neonopolis Mall in downtown Las Vegas Monday, Feb. 20, 2017.
E-sports enthusiasts get boost with Neonopolis arena
Feb. 22, 2017
Gamers are about to get the major league treatment with the addition of a state-of-the-art facility downtown aimed at showcasing the best in the e-sports world. Millennial Esports in Neonopolis is set to open a 15,000-square-foot e-sports arena on March 3 with a three-day Halo tournament. ...
A retention pond glistens in the sun as the foundation work is currently proceeding on at the Faraday Future site in North Las Vegas on Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016.
Faraday Future says plan is to resume work on Nevada plant
Feb. 21, 2017
Upstart electric vehicle company Faraday Future says it plans to resume construction soon on a $1 billion southern Nevada manufacturing plant where ...
A Burger King sign and a Tim Hortons sign are displayed on St. Laurent Boulevard in Ottawa, Canada, on Monday, Aug. 25, 2014.
Burger King, Tim Hortons owner adding Popeyes to holdings
Feb. 21, 2017
he parent company of Burger King and Tim Hortons is buying Popeyes for $1.8 billion, with plans to accelerate the growth of the fried chicken chain. Such a move fits Restaurant Brands International's strategy of ...
Aristocrat names Wilson new managing director
Feb. 21, 2017
Aristocrat Technologies named Matt Wilson managing director of the Americas on Tuesday. ...
This Monday, July 25, 2016, file photo shows the Yahoo and Verizon logos on a laptop, in North Andover, Mass.
Yahoo salvages Verizon deal with $350 million discount
Feb. 21, 2017
Yahoo is taking a $350 million hit on its previously announced $4.8 billion sale to Verizon in a concession for security lapses that exposed personal information stored in more than 1 billion Yahoo user accounts. The revised agreement, announced Tuesday, eases investor worries that ...
Construction continues on apartments near Stephanie Street and Interstate 215 in Henderson this month.
Southern Nevada sees increase in rental rates
Feb. 21, 2017
As it becomes more expensive to buy a house in Southern Nevada in early 2017, home and apartment rental rates creep upward as well. RentRange’s final quarterly report for 2016 showed that the average monthly rent for a three-bedroom home in the Las Vegas area bumped up to ...
Auto loans to Americans with poor credit have been booming, and many finance companies, credit unions and auto dealers are using technologies to track the location of borrowers' vehicles in case they need to repossess them.
Federal agency begins inquiry into auto lenders’ use of GPS tracking
Feb. 21, 2017
They can figure out when you leave town and see where you parked your car. They can see how many times you went to the grocery store or the health clinic. Auto loans to Americans with poor credit have been ...
Rendering of planned Faraday Future auto plant in North Las Vegas.
Tesla hiring while Faraday aims to start construction
Feb. 20, 2017
Tesla is hiring up to 200 employees monthly while electric car company Faraday works to start construction in Nevada. The Nevada Appeal reports Steve Hill, who directs the governor's economic development office, spoke ...
Democrats, workers eye wage hike as Nevada economy grows
Feb. 20, 2017
Democrats, low-income workers and union representatives argued Monday that lawmakers should raise state minimum wages 75 cents each of the next five years to match ...
How to prevent violence in the workplace
Feb. 20, 2017
Rather than react to workplace violence, consider being proactive to stop these incidents before they occur.
What changing the fiduciary rule could mean for you
Feb. 20, 2017
President Donald Trump's administration is working to dismantle a complex set of financial rules including the "fiduciary rule," which requires certain financial professionals to act in their clients' best interests when providing retirement advice ...
A stripper gives a lap dance during halftime at a Super Sunday party at the Sapphire Las Vegas strip club Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013.
After dozens of lawsuits over many years, strippers still fighting for employee status
Feb. 20, 2017
A federal judge has given preliminary approval for a $6.5 million settlement in lawsuits against 64 of the 132 strip clubs owned by Déjà Vu Consulting Inc. nationwide. But despite the likelihood of the federal labor settlement, compensation for local strippers may not change ...
Remark Media CEO Kai-Shing Tao, left, and Chief Technology Officer Jason Wei
Emphasis on millennials and the Chinese market fuels Remark Media’s rise
Feb. 20, 2017
Remark Media’s future lies in its KanKan Data Intelligence Platform, which aggregates users’ digital footprints and analyzes behavior based on their social media use, travel and shopping habits.
The Notes: Feb. 19-25
Feb. 20, 2017
In the Notes: Aleem Dhalla, Margaret Foley, Alexandria Layton, Jennifer McBee, Carlos Blumberg, Karl Rutledge, Christopher Bentley, Ellen Whittemore, Kelli Little, Lauren Sasso and more ...
Since 2002, developers have tried to persuade Clark County to change the zoning on an old gypsum mine site about 5 miles from the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, in the interest of building a higher-density residential project there.
The battle to build near Red Rock Canyon is coming to a head — again
Feb. 20, 2017
A few miles from the Red Rock Canyon Visitor Center, a piece of land has long been tugged between development and conservation. The smoldering conflict is reaching another crescendo, with the Clark County Zoning Commission about to vote on a revised concept plan for a residential project that activists hope ...