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  • Federal jury orders Apple to pay $532.9M in patent dispute Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 10:38 AM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— Apple has been ordered to pay nearly $533 million by a federal jury that found Apple's iTunes music store uses software that infringes on patents held by a Texas company. "Smartflash makes no products, has no employees, creates no jobs, has no US presence and is exploiting our patent system to seek royalties for technology Apple invented," Apple said...

  • Ormat Technologies posts 4Q profit Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 5:03 AM ET

    RENO, Nev. _ Ormat Technologies Inc. on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $7 million. On a per-share basis, the Reno, Nevada- based company said it had profit of 15 cents. Ormat Technologies shares have risen 18 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Hosman is CEO of Assessments.com, a Utah company with about 100 contracts with state and county governments from Florida to California. An early advocate and true believer in the industry, Hosman has spoken at justice forums in Texas, Idaho and Washington state. He also has been a frequent visitor to county jails in his home state of Utah and other states in the...

  • CARSON CITY, Nev.— Nevada Gov. "During my State of the State address, I challenged the Legislature with passing meaningful construction defect reform," Sandoval said in a statement. "They have met that challenge with the Homeowner Protections Act, which discourages frivolous litigation and strengthens Nevada's rebounding housing market."

  • CHICAGO, Feb 24- Results from Home Depot Inc and Toll Brothers Inc bode well for a continued recovery in the housing market this year, thanks largely to an improving jobs market and low gasoline prices, industry officials and analysts said. Luxury home builder Toll Brothers also lifted its full-year home delivery forecast. Private residential fixed investment...

  • CARSON CITY, Nev.— Nevada higher education officials on Tuesday asked legislators for three times more money than the governor has proposed to ramp up construction of a medical school in Las Vegas. Nevada System of Higher Education officials presented their budget requests to a joint Assembly and Senate committee and asked for about $26 million for a medical...

  • State-by-state breakdown of used cars with open recalls Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 12:18 PM ET

    Carfax, a company that sells vehicle history reports to dealers and car buyers, searched recalls and state registration databases and found that more than 46 million cars are on U.S. roads with recalled parts that have yet to be repaired. Here is a state-by-state breakdown of cars with unfixed recalls in 2014:. Source: Study of 2014 state registration data by...

  • JUNEAU, Alaska— Questions to ponder as Alaska legalizes marijuana:. BUT WASN'T POT ALREADY LEGAL IN ALASKA? A 1975 Alaska Supreme Court decision protected residents with small amounts of pot in their homes from prosecution.

  • WASHINGTON— The Senate's top Republican shifted tactics Tuesday to try to free up stalled legislation to fund the Department of Homeland Security in advance of a Friday midnight deadline. "But... we can't do that until we fully fund the Department of Homeland Security. Tuesday's developments did little to clear up the impasse over immigration that is...

  • Nevada lawmakers introduce competing equal pay bills Monday, 23 Feb 2015 | 4:31 PM ET

    CARSON CITY, Nev.— Nevada lawmakers are introducing competing bills aimed at closing the gender pay gap. Meanwhile, Republican Senate Majority Leader Michael Roberson is sponsoring SB 167, which would empower the state Equal Rights Commission to administer fines and strengthen Nevada discrimination protection law. Roberson said his bill, which was...

  • "That's the stick we'll use to measure every candidate," said AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka. As an example, he cited the success of Wisconsin Gov. Walker survived a subsequent recall attempt and then won re-election, and lawmakers in Wisconsin are now pushing to pass right-to-work legislation that would limit the organizing power of private-sector unions.

  • WASHINGTON— The Supreme Court next week hears a challenge to President Barack Obama's health care overhaul that hinges on just four words in the massive law that seeks to dramatically reduce the ranks of the uninsured. The argument threatens subsidies that help make insurance affordable to consumers in about three dozen states. Q. Would Congress have...

  • LAS VEGAS— Within six months, the Riviera hotel and casino on the Las Vegas Strip will be history now that the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority has approved a deal to buy it and demolish it. The agency's board members voted unanimously Friday with one member absent to spend up to $191 million to buy the 26- acre property on the north end of the Strip to make...

  • LAS VEGAS— Police: Suspect in Vegas road-rage killing told friends he fired 22 shots outside victim home.

  • CARSON CITY, Nev.— Nevada Sen. The Senate Revenue Committee on Friday reviewed SB94, a bill that would fix some of the administrative kinks in the current law and help restore the program after it was gutted during Nevada's effort to attract electric carmaker Tesla. "We'll still get the film companies," said Adam Kilbourn, who owns Black Raven Films in Las Vegas and...

  • LAS VEGAS— New York- based New Media Investment Group Inc. says it has reached an agreement to purchase the company that owns the Las Vegas Review-Journal and daily newspapers in six other states. New Media President and CEO Michael E. Reed said in a statement Thursday they will purchase "substantially all of the assets" of Stephens Media LLC for $102.5 million...

  • Feb 19- Newmont Mining Corp, the U.S.' s largest gold producer, reported on Thursday a narrower adjusted fourth quarter profit, though earnings were stronger than expected. Adjusted net income, which excludes one-time items like non-cash write downs, was $86 million, or 17 cents a share, in the quarter ended Dec. 31, compared with $143 million, or 28 cents a share, in the...

  • CARSON CITY, Nev.— Expanding tax breaks to aviation businesses would quickly create hundreds of good-paying jobs in Nevada, according to an economist who testified Thursday at a hearing for a pair of tax abatement bills that have support in both parties. Senate and Assembly members held a joint committee hearing on SB93 and AB161, which would expand tax...

  • LAS VEGAS— Las Vegas police: Suspect in woman's killing in road-rage shootout is being taken into custody.

  • Employers Holdings posts 4Q profit Thursday, 19 Feb 2015 | 5:03 AM ET

    RENO, Nev. _ Employers Holdings Inc. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter net income of $29.1 million. On a per-share basis, the Reno, Nevada- based company said it had profit of 91 cents. Employers Holdings shares have fallen nearly 8 percent since the beginning of the year.