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  • Nevada governor enacts Tesla tax break package Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 5:27 AM ET

    CARSON CITY, Nev.— Calling it one of the most important pieces of legislation in Nevada history, Gov. One lawmaker said it was the most important development in Nevada since the construction of the Hoover Dam southeast of Las Vegas during the Great Depression.

  • Nevada governor enacts Tesla tax break package Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 12:18 AM ET

    CARSON CITY, Nev.— Calling it one of the most important pieces of legislation in Nevada history, Gov. One lawmaker said it was the most important development in Nevada since the construction of the Hoover Dam southeast of Las Vegas during the Great Depression.

  • CARSON CITY, Nevada, Sept 11- Nevada lawmakers on Thursday moved forward a package of bills to provide $1.3 billion in tax breaks and other incentives to Tesla Motors, taking crucial steps toward clinching a deal for the electric car company to build a massive factory in the state.

  • Report: Border Patrol homes cost $680,000 each Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 2:02 PM ET

    TUCSON, Ariz.— The federal government wasted millions of dollars in building a housing project for Border Patrol agents in Arizona near the Mexican border, spending nearly $700,000 per house in a small town where the average home costs less than $90,000, a watchdog report found.

  • Big chunk of $1.3B Tesla bill passes Nevada Senate Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 12:21 AM ET

    CARSON CITY, Nev.— Critics say Nevada lawmakers are gambling with taxpayers' money, but they clearly were in the minority Wednesday night as legislators moved forward with an unprecedented package of up to $1.3 billion in incentives they hope to approve in the days ahead to bring Tesla Motors' $5 billion battery factory to the state.

  • Tea party, lesson learned, plays nice this time Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 4:39 PM ET

    As Congress finishes work on a must-pass spending bill set for votes next week, the most conservative lawmakers on Capitol Hill are eager to send a message on immigration, and stand firm against a government lending bank.

  • US airlines improve their on-time performance Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 3:15 PM ET

    At the bottom of the rankings: JetBlue Airways and Southwest Airlines, with nearly one in three flights arriving late. JetBlue spokesman Morgan Johnston said the airline was making better use of spare planes and adjusting staffing in its operations center to handle delays during summer thunderstorms.

  • Sept 10- Apple Inc's unveiling of larger iPhones and a mobile payments service led to contrasting fortunes for GT Advanced Technologies Inc and On Track Innovations Ltd.. Shares of GT Advanced plunged a second day on Wednesday after it emerged that the company's scratch-resistant sapphire glass had been left out of Apple's new large-screen iPhones.

  • Utah hotel settles case with immigration officials Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 12:52 PM ET

    SALT LAKE CITY— An upscale hotel chain has agreed to pay about $2 million to settle allegations that 43 Utah employees working in the country illegally had returned to work after they were flagged by an immigration audit and fired, according to federal authorities.

  • Few critics as Nevada mulls Tesla tax breaks Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 4:41 AM ET

    CARSON CITY, Nev.— Critics say Nevada lawmakers are gambling with taxpayers' money, but they clearly were in the minority Wednesday night as legislators considered an unprecedented package of up to $1.3 billion in incentives to bring Tesla Motors' $5 billion battery factory to the state.

  • Nevada interstate could stay closed until weekend Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 2:15 AM ET

    MOAPA, Nev.— Tourists and truckers were told to prepare for another day of disruptive detours Wednesday around a closed stretch of busy Interstate 15 in southern Nevada that crumbled in chunks during intense flash flooding. But the sun was out Tuesday in the rural southern Nevada towns of Moapa and Glendale, about 50 miles northeast of Las Vegas.

  • SEOUL/ TAIPEI, Sept 10- Apple Inc may have disappointed many consumers by not putting sapphire glass covers on its new iPhone, but the scratch-resistant material is gradually making its way into mobile devices despite manufacturing challenges and high costs.

  • CARSON CITY, Nev., Sept 9- Nevada lawmakers are set to convene a special legislative session in Carson City on Wednesday to consider a package of tax breaks estimated at up to $1.3 billion aimed at cementing a deal with Tesla Motors Inc for a $5 billion battery plant.

  • Lawmakers poised to review $1.3B Tesla package Tuesday, 9 Sep 2014 | 7:07 PM ET

    Brian Sandoval was poised to call state lawmakers into a special session Wednesday to consider an extraordinary package of tax breaks and incentives worth up to $1.3 billion to seal a deal with Tesla Motors Inc. to build a $5 billion factory in Nevada to make batteries for electric cars.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 9- Shares of GT Advanced Technologies Inc plunged in their heaviest-ever trading day on Tuesday after Apple Inc said its new iPhone 6 would not feature screens made with GT's sapphire glass displays. GT's stock began falling abruptly in early afternoon trading as Apple's latest product launch event was underway in Silicon Valley.

  • Ranchers sue feds over access to mouse habitat Tuesday, 9 Sep 2014 | 2:03 PM ET

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.— In the latest dispute over public lands in the West, New Mexico ranchers are suing the federal government over its attempts to limit their cattle's access to water and grazing areas after a tiny mouse won endangered species protections in the Southwest.

  • Judge hears arguments on mining near Grand Canyon Tuesday, 9 Sep 2014 | 5:01 AM ET

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz.— Mining industry groups say a ban on the filing of new hard rock mining claims near the Grand Canyon is irresponsible public policy, but the federal government and conservationists say it will protect water flowing through the canyon from potential contamination.

  • Veterans Watchdog: VA managers lied about delays Tuesday, 9 Sep 2014 | 3:07 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Managers at more than a dozen Veterans Affairs medical facilities lied to federal investigators about scheduling practices and other issues, the department's inspector general said Tuesday. "The rest are very much active," Griffin told the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee on Tuesday.

  • Sept 8- Taseko Mines Ltd said on Monday it will buy mineral exploration and development company Curis Resources in an all-share deal, giving the Canadian miner access to the advanced-stage Florence copper project in central Arizona.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 5- U.S. lawmakers have urged the Department of Homeland Security to withdraw a $190 million border security contract awarded to a company which checks government employees' backgrounds and suffered a cyber attack disclosed last month.