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  • Tesla CEO: "Nevada is it;" $1.3B package offered Friday, 5 Sep 2014 | 3:22 AM ET

    RENO, Nev.— The Biggest Little City in the World is about to get a new neighbor: the biggest lithium battery factory in the world that Nevada Gov.

  • How Nevada won Tesla's heart     Thursday, 4 Sep 2014 | 9:46 PM ET

    The speed in which the factory can be built is the crucial reason why Tesla chose to build its super battery factory in Nevada, says Sam Jaffe, Principal Research Analyst at Navigant Research.

  • CARSON CITY, Nevada, Sept 4- Tesla Motors Inc has selected Nevada as the site for a $5 billion battery factory that will be key to its next generation of electric cars, Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval announced on Thursday. California, Texas, Arizona and New Mexico were also in competition for the plant.

  • STATE OF NEVADA SAYS INCENTIVE PACKAGE TO TESLA MOTORS TO LOCATE BATTERY PLANT THERE IS MORE THAN $1 BILLION OVER 20 YEARS.

  • Tesla picks Nevada for $5 billion battery plant Thursday, 4 Sep 2014 | 7:16 PM ET

    CARSON CITY, Nevada, Sept 4- Tesla Motors Inc has selected Nevada as the site for a $5- billion battery factory that will be key to its next generation of electric cars, Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval announced on Thursday.

  • BUENOS AIRES, Sept 4- Argentina's Senate on Thursday passed a bill aimed at circumventing U.S. court decisions regarding its defaulted debt by changing payment jurisdiction, sending the proposal to the lower house Chamber of Deputies for final approval. The chamber, like the Senate, is controlled by government allies who are expected to vote the bill into law.

  • BUENOS AIRES, Sept 4- Argentina's Senate on Thursday passed a bill aimed at circumventing U.S. court decisions regarding its defaulted debt by changing payment jurisdiction, sending the proposal to the lower house Chamber of Deputies for final approval. The chamber, like the Senate, is controlled by government allies who are expected to vote the bill into law.

  • Tesla plant will lower Nevada unemployment: Pol Thursday, 4 Sep 2014 | 3:06 PM ET
    Carson Street in Carson City, Nevada

    Nevada's unemployment rate will "drop considerably" should Tesla build a plant near Carson City, says Mayor Bob Crowell.

  • A 'giga-win' for Nevada     Thursday, 4 Sep 2014 | 1:11 PM ET

    Why Tesla picked Nevada for its gigafactory, with CNBC's Phil LeBeau.

  • NEW YORK/ LOS ANGELES, Sept 4- U.S. fast-food workers staged protests in some 150 cities on Thursday in a fight for higher pay, and organizers said dozens were arrested from Manhattan's Times Square to Las Vegas. Sit-ins were held in several more cities, and a total of 86 arrests were reported among protesters in Chicago, Detroit, Las Vegas and Little Rock, Arkansas.

  • BUENOS AIRES, Sept 4- Argentina's Senate on Thursday passed a bill aimed at circumventing U.S. court decisions regarding its defaulted debt by changing payment jurisdiction, sending the proposal to the lower house Chamber of Deputies for final approval. The chamber, like the Senate, is controlled by government allies who are expected to vote the bill into law.

  • Judge to rule next week in Nevada fracking case Thursday, 4 Sep 2014 | 11:46 AM ET

    RENO, Nev.— A federal judge plans to decide next week whether to block the release of oil and gas leases in Nevada that critics say will be used for hydraulic fracturing and cause more environmental harm than the Bureau of Land Management admits.

  • Live, work & play with Tesla in Carson City     Thursday, 4 Sep 2014 | 11:36 AM ET
    A vehicle charger at a Tesla Motors store

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau speaks to the Mayor of Carson City, Nev., Bob Crowell, about the significance of landing Tesla's first gigafactory.

  • Nevada where Tesla needs to be: Rep. Amodei     Thursday, 4 Sep 2014 | 10:38 AM ET

    Rep. Mark Amodei, (R-Nev), explains the commerce development of western Nevada, and why logistically it's the perfect location for the gigafactory.

  • Mattress Firm buying Sleep Train for $425 million Thursday, 4 Sep 2014 | 7:55 AM ET

    HOUSTON— Mattress Firm is buying The Sleep Train Inc. for $425 million to help bolster its position in the specialty retail bedding industry. Mattress Firm Holding Corp. has more than 1,500 company-run and franchised stores in 36 states.

  • Hillary Clinton: US should lead on clean energy Thursday, 4 Sep 2014 | 6:11 AM ET

    LAS VEGAS— Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Thursday the U.S. should become what she called the world's 21st- century clean energy superpower, during remarks resembling both a campaign speech and a call to action at the annual National Clean Energy Summit in Las Vegas.

  • Nevada offers Tesla up to $1.3B for battery plant Thursday, 4 Sep 2014 | 3:55 AM ET

    RENO, Nev.— To bring electric cars to the masses, Tesla Motors will transform an expanse of desert where pioneers passed on their way to the California Gold Rush and wild mustangs still roam the hillside.

  • Fast-food protesters cuffed at higher-pay rallies Thursday, 4 Sep 2014 | 3:01 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Police handcuffed dozens of protesters who blocked traffic in dozens of cities across the country on Thursday in their latest attempt to escalate efforts to get McDonald's, Burger King and other fast-food companies to pay employees at least $15 an hour.

  • Tesla plant decision sparks campaign criticism Wednesday, 3 Sep 2014 | 8:00 PM ET

    SANTA FE, N.M.— Political finger-pointing has started over New Mexico losing out to Nevada as a site for Tesla Motors' a battery factory. Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gary King said Wednesday that the electric car maker didn't select New Mexico because of "a failure of leadership" by Republican Gov.

  • DETROIT, Sept 3- Tesla Motors Inc is finalizing terms of a deal to build its first lithium-ion battery plant in Nevada and will make an announcement about the deal on Thursday, a person familiar with the matter said.