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February 18, 2018

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Rachelle Faroul, right, and her partner, Hanako Franz, sit outside their new home in Philadelphia, Nov. 11, 2017. “I had a fair amount of savings and still had so much trouble,” said Faroul, who was rejected twice by lenders.
Kept out: How banks block people of color from homeownership
Feb. 18, 2018
Fifty years after the federal Fair Housing Act banned racial discrimination in lending, African Americans and Latinos continue to be routinely denied conventional mortgage loans at rates far higher than their white counterparts ...
New homes are shown under construction at Lake Las Vegas on Sunday, April 10, 2016, in Henderson.
U.S. home construction jumps nearly 10 percent in January
Feb. 17, 2018
Groundbreakings on new homes jumped 9.7 percent last month to the highest level since October 2016, welcome news for a housing market struggling with a shortage ...
Jeep in hot water over ad showing SUV romping through river
Feb. 14, 2018
The head of one of the nation's largest fish conservation groups says Fiat Chrysler Super Bowl ads "glorified" the destruction of aquatic habitat in an apparent attempt to appeal to off-road thrill seekers. It's the second time ads by ...
A look at construction happening at Cadence master-planned community in Henderson on October 23, 2015.
Economic development projects taking root across Henderson
Feb. 14, 2018
Barbra Coffee, Henderson’s director of economic development and tourism, can’t hide her enthusiasm for some of the projects being built in the city. “It’s not just about the building, it’s about the people, and ...
The List: Minority/women-owned businesses
Feb. 12, 2018
Find out about minority/women-owned businesses. This week, we rank them by number of employees as of Sept. 1, 2017.
Casino mogul Steve Wynn during a news conference in Medford, Mass., Tuesday, March 15, 2016.
Wynn case raises question: When do investors need to know?
Feb. 12, 2018
When should a company have to tell investors that a top executive is facing sexual misconduct allegations? The question comes as Wynn Resorts is being rocked by ...
Cyndy Robbins purchases and schedule programs for Vegas PBS Channel 10 and our other channels.
PBS content director enjoys 'contributing to national conversations'
Feb. 12, 2018
The content director at Vegas PBS talks about events planned for the network's 50th anniversary, changes coming in programming, and her life as a construction worker.
StayBridge Suites overlooks the construction site for the future Las Vegas Raiders' Stadium, Thursday Feb 8, 2018.
Could area near the Raiders stadium in Vegas be next Gaslamp Quarter?
Feb. 12, 2018
The area is mainly home to industrial, automotive and small businesses, but as land and property values rise, as the anticipated summer 2020 completion of the 65,000-seat, $1.9 billion stadium project gets closer, the landscape is expected to change ...
Rendering plan for the CSN Henderson Campus student union, which is scheduled to open for the 2019 fall semester.
Student unions coming to CSN's 3 area campuses in $80 million project
Feb. 11, 2018
A student union will be constructed at the college’s three main area campuses and are scheduled to open for the fall 2019 semester. The $80 million project was funded by student-approved ...
Renderings, provided by the Madison Square Garden Company, of the proposed "MSG Sphere Las Vegas" arena project. The arena is a joint venture with Sands Corporation, to be built behind the Venetian and Palazzo. Its slated to open in 2020.
Next Las Vegas arena a 360-foot-tall sphere
Feb. 9, 2018
A new arena just off the Strip will be a 360-foot-tall sphere with seating for more than 18,000 people for concerts, awards shows and other entertainment events, according to developers Madison Square Garden Co. and Las Vegas Sands Corp. The MSG Sphere Las Vegas, behind the ...
An exterior view of the Allure condo tower on Sahara Avenue on Monday, July 15, 2013.
Tight housing market expected to keep driving prices up
Feb. 8, 2018
The inventory of condominiums listed for sale in the Las Vegas area is the smallest it has been since 2004. A reported 634 condos and townhomes were listed without offers at ...
Rendering of the new Las Vegas Raiders stadium as seen from the Strip at night. Construction on the 65,000-seat stadium will begin in November and will be completed in time for the 2020 NFL season.
Room tax challenges could be a hit to Raiders stadium funds
Feb. 8, 2018
The latest report from the Las Vegas Stadium Authority indicates the Oct. 1 mass shooting could negatively affect expected room-tax revenue for the future home of the ...
On Feb. 7, 2018, Las Vegas-based Switch announced plans, in conjunction with Capital Dynamics, to build the Gigawatt 1 solar project in Southern and Northern Nevada.
Switch announces big Gigawatt 1 joint solar project
Feb. 7, 2018
Switch plans to build the single largest solar project portfolio in the country in Nevada, the technology infrastructure company based out of Las Vegas announced today. In a partnership with Capital Dynamics, the second-largest owner of ...
Michael Brown, president of Barrick Gold USA, moderates a discussion during the 61st annual Las Vegas Sun Youth Forum at the Las Vegas Convention Center Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017.
Mining boss walking in footprints of activist grandfather
Feb. 5, 2018
The president of Barrick USA talks about the company's charitable mission, expansion plans and a few of the people he most admires.
Nevada couple uses law to take possession of abandoned home
Feb. 5, 2018
A Reno couple used a little-known law to take possession of an abandoned home in an older, upscale part of town where similar brick, Tudor-style homes are selling for more ...