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  • Feb 12- Nevada's utility regulator voted unanimously on Friday to require households with solar panels to move to a new, less generous rate structure, angering supporters who said existing solar owners should be able to preserve their previous rates. The Nevada Public Utilities Commission's move came in the wake of its decision in December to reduce the...

  • Tired of presidential debates? Well, they matter Friday, 12 Feb 2016 | 4:12 PM ET
    Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz

    America may have a serious case of debate fatigue but they're actually really important, explains Ryan King.

  • That's what many ranchers and sympathizers opposing federal control of public lands in the West concluded after the armed occupation of a national wildlife refuge in Oregon. But not all condone the tactics of the armed group that drew the nation's gaze to the snowy landscapes of eastern Oregon. State lawmakers, notably in Utah, are considering a legal way to...

  • Debate: Hillary fights back at resurgent Bernie Friday, 12 Feb 2016 | 7:19 AM ET
    Democratic presidential candidates Senator Bernie Sanders (L) and Hillary Clinton participate in the PBS NewsHour Democratic presidential candidate debate at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee on February 11, 2016 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

    With tensions between Clinton and Sanders becoming increasingly obvious, the Democratic debate was full of new lines of attack. The NYT reports.

  • Wynn beats 4Q profit forecasts Thursday, 11 Feb 2016 | 5:43 PM ET

    LAS VEGAS _ Wynn Resorts Ltd. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter profit of $87.2 million. The average estimate of nine analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 74 cents per share. Six analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $960.1 million.

  • The end of a nearly six-week-long standoff at an Oregon wildlife refuge played out live on the Internet, with tens of thousands of people listening as supporters encouraged the last armed occupiers to surrender. Fry's friend, a Nevada lawmaker, a Christian lawyer and a reverend tried to calm him and the others between Wednesday night and Thursday.

  • Pinnacle Entertainment reports 4Q loss Thursday, 11 Feb 2016 | 9:51 AM ET

    LAS VEGAS _ Pinnacle Entertainment Inc. on Thursday reported a fourth-quarter loss of $13.9 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 39 cents per share. Pinnacle Entertainment shares have dropped 12 percent since the beginning of the...

  • Congress gives final OK to banning local Internet taxes Thursday, 11 Feb 2016 | 3:40 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Congress voted Thursday to permanently bar state and local governments from taxing access to the Internet, as lawmakers leapt at an election-year chance to demonstrate their opposition to imposing levies on online service. The White House said President Barack Obama will sign it. Since 1998 in the Internet's early days, Congress has passed a...

  • LAS VEGAS— The arrival of Uber and Lyft in Nevada last fall and a state audit accusing regulators of allowing cabs to charge $47 million in excessive fees each year have the powerful Las Vegas taxi industry and its overseers in the hot seat, facing down a recommendation that the agency be disbanded and its duties passed to another entity. Nevada lawmakers met this...

  • *Silicon Valley carmaker plans 60-80 pct vehicle sales growth. Feb 10- Tesla Motors Inc Chief Executive Elon Musk on Wednesday promised investors that the electric luxury car maker would stop burning cash and start making money this year, sending the company's shares up sharply despite a wider fourth-quarter loss. Musk said Tesla would generate positive cash...

  • Tesla's 4Q net loss doubles but shares up on outlook Wednesday, 10 Feb 2016 | 6:10 PM ET

    DETROIT— Tesla Motors posted its 11th straight quarterly loss Wednesday, and its results badly missed Wall Street's forecasts. Tesla said it will unveil the much-anticipated $35,000 car on March 31 and expects to start production at the end of 2017.. CEO Elon Musk said he's not worried about competition from the all-electric Chevrolet Bolt, which will have a...

  • Tesla reported a wider fourth-quarter net loss of $2.44 a share, compared with a loss of 86 cents a share a year earlier. "You cannot bet against Elon Musk," said analyst Ivan Feinseth of Tigress Partners. Musk said Tesla would generate positive cash flow even after investing $1.5 billion to add capacity to a huge battery factory in Nevada, and start producing...

  • NEW YORK— Professional racecar driver Scott Tucker was arrested Wednesday on criminal charges accusing him of living the high life on the backs of millions of desperate people who used his payday lending operation to get quick cash over the Internet. Authorities said Tucker was arrested Wednesday in Kansas City, Kansas, and would initially appear in court in...

  • DETROIT— Computers that control cars of the future can be considered drivers just like humans, the federal government's highway safety agency has decided. The redefinition of "driver" by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is an important break for Google, which is developing self-driving cars that get around without steering wheels, pedals—...

  • *Blames Nevada's new policy for some installation shortfall. Feb 9- SolarCity Corp said on Tuesday it installed fewer rooftop solar systems than expected for the second straight quarter and warned that its supercharged growth would slow in 2016, sending shares down more than 30 percent. SolarCity blamed some of the shortfall on Nevada's decision in December...

  • *Toyota to end Scion brand, re-badge as Toyota cars. *Partly victim of millennials changing car buying habits. TOKYO, Feb 10- When Toyota Motor looked to the future at the turn of the millennium and aimed its new, edgy Scion small-car brand at twenty-somethings, it could not have guessed that the model would be dead after just 12 years.

  • Now it is Tesla's turn to confront the bears Monday, 8 Feb 2016 | 6:24 PM ET

    The Silicon Valley electric luxury car maker reports results on Wednesday after the close of Wall Street markets. One person not selling is Chief Executive Elon Musk, who exercised options worth about $100 million on Jan. 27 and held the shares. Uncertainty about Tesla's prospects revolves around some short-term concerns and a broader long-term threat from...

  • LAS VEGAS— Nevada regulators fielded hours of arguments Monday on whether existing rooftop solar customers should be grandfathered into lower rates instead of paying higher ones approved just before the new year. Hundreds of rooftop solar workers showed up to the Nevada Public Utilities Commission meeting and brought cards signed by rooftop solar...

  • SALT LAKE CITY— A Utah businessman who made headlines as a helicopter-flying philanthropist before he became a key figure in an influence-peddling scandal that ensnared two former attorneys general went on trial for fraud on Monday, acting as his own attorney. Jeremy Johnson, 40, is accused of creating dozens of shell companies so his online company could...

  • Unwired reports 2Q loss Friday, 5 Feb 2016 | 4:13 PM ET

    RENO, Nev. _ Unwired Planet Inc. on Friday reported a loss of $12.7 million in its fiscal second quarter. The Reno, Nevada- based company said it had a loss of $1.35 per share. Keywords: Unwired Planet, Earnings Report.