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  • Economic issues occupied a small portion of the GOP's first presidential primary debate last month, a stark contrast from the primary debates of 2012, which focused heavily on jobs and the economy. In Nevada, which will pick Republican and Democratic nominees Feb. 20, unemployment is still high at 6.8 percent. Nevada has added about 45,000 jobs in the past year,...

  • It also was a win for the White House, which proposed the rules four years ago as part of an effort to go around an unwilling Congress in a bid to help low-wage workers through executive action. A federal judge had scrapped the Labor Department rules earlier this year after finding that the agency had overstepped its authority. But the U.S. Court of Appeals for the...

  • North Dakota is leading a lawsuit filed on June 29 challenging an Obama administration rule that gives the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers authority to protect some streams, tributaries and wetlands under the Clean Water Act. District Judge Ralph Erickson in North Dakota to suspend the new guidelines they claim are...

  • PHOENIX— The tiny seedling was brought over from Eastern Europe and parts of Asia nearly 200 years ago and planted along riverbanks across the United States, mostly in the Southwest, to prevent erosion. It was brought to the U.S. as a method to prevent erosion along bodies of water like the Colorado River. The invasive plant is difficult to eradicate because of its...

  • LONE PINE, Calif.— The gas station's ground was covered with the small winged bugs. They're just here, "said Blair Nicodemus, 33, of Lone Pine, while driving with a bug creeping on his windshield. Such outbreaks have happened in Arizona's Sonoran desert near Tucson, but scientists say it's the first one they have record of in California.

  • MedEquities Realty Trust files for $150M IPO Thursday, 20 Aug 2015 | 7:11 PM ET

    NEW YORK— MedEquities, a real estate investment trust that owns health care properties, on Thursday filed for an initial public offering valued at up to $150 million. MedEquities Realty Trust Inc. said it owns 21 health care facilities, most of them skilled nursing facilities, and has deals for three other properties under contract. The properties are in states...

  • Virginia City saloon owner denied gambling license Thursday, 20 Aug 2015 | 5:04 PM ET

    LAS VEGAS— A California man who bought two saloon casinos in Virginia City will be forced to sell them after Nevada regulators said he was unfit to be involved in the state's gambling industry. The Nevada Gaming Commission unanimously denied Vincent Michael Malfitano a license on Thursday and barred him from being the casinos' landlord. He bought the Delta...

  • Remark Media announced Thursday it was buying the website that boasts 3.4 million monthly visitors from family-owned Greenspun Corp., based in Henderson, in a deal expected to close in mid-September. A Remark financial filing said the deal includes $15.5 million in cash and $9.5 million in Remark stock, $10 million in future stock options and up to $3 million...

  • LAS VEGAS— An airport official says a commercial airliner bound from New York to Los Angeles made an unscheduled stop in Las Vegas after pilots reported a concern about an engine. The flight departed New York at 6:35 p.m. Wednesday and had been due to arrive in Los Angeles at 10:09 p.m.. An online schedule shows the flight departed Las Vegas just before midnight...

  • TRINITY, Fla.— Tears still spring into Debbie Cooley-Guy's eyes when she thinks about her dream home, with its wide, sweeping porch. It overlooked a bayou filled with wading birds, a glittering blue pool and the space for not only a 12- foot Christmas tree, but a grand piano as well. She bought the home in a suburb west of Tampa for $637,000 in 2002. Seven years later, after...

  • The Internet and telecommunications provider blocked personal mobile hotspots of convention visitors and exhibitors who used their own data plans instead of paying Smart City's fees for Wi-Fi signals, the FCC said. Smart City President Mark Haley said the company has occasionally used technologies to prevent wireless devices from interfering with...

  • Lawmakers OK startup funds for Education Savings Accounts Wednesday, 19 Aug 2015 | 4:46 PM ET

    CARSON CITY, Nev.— Nevada lawmakers voted along party lines Wednesday to approve $116,000 in startup funds for the state's Education Savings Account program, but they said they were concerned that the contractor likely to build the online system had a revoked state business license. The final contract will go before the state Board of Examiners for approval in...

  • NEW YORK— Did the website address you just went to really end with ". vegas" instead of ". com"? Companies, organizations and people are starting to forsake the familiar ". com" and ". org" Internet address suffixes, using instead hundreds of new ones like ". legal,"''. restaurant, "''. solutions,"''. movie "and". nyc "that have been coming on the market since early 2014. Some U.S. companies have...

  • NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nevada— Hillary Rodham Clinton is voicing opposition to President Barack Obama's authorization for oil drilling in the Alaska Arctic and his delays on Keystone XL, in some of the clearest signs of the Democratic front-runner distancing herself from the president. In the course of a few hours, she announced her disapproval of his move to allow...

  • LAS VEGAS— A lawyer for owners of the Las Vegas Review-Journal newspaper told a Nevada judge on Tuesday that her decision to hear a profit-sharing dispute with crosstown rival and joint-operating partner the Las Vegas Sun will be appealed. Review-Journal attorney Steve Morris told Clark County District Court Judge Elizabeth Gonzalez that arbitration, not...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 18- In July 2013, California urogynecologist Andrew Cassidenti received an email from an entrepreneur named Otto Fisher, who had a proposition. In a phone call, Fisher said he needed doctors to operate at outpatient centers in California and Las Vegas. Fisher said he could guarantee Cassidenti $2,500 for every surgery the doctor performed, "whether...

  • Jennifer Lopez and Pitbull to lead iHeartRadio concert Tuesday, 18 Aug 2015 | 8:51 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Jennifer Lopez and Pitbull will headline the iHeartRadio Fiesta Latina concert in Miami this November, which will be streamed live online. Other performers joining Lopez and Pitbull at the AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami include Don Omar, Wisin, Prince Royce, Marco Antonio Solis, Camila, Becky G., Fonseca and Voz de Mando. The concert will come a few months...

  • Aug 17- Daniel Negari could not be clearer- his company is not for sale. XYZ.com LLC's founder and CEO Negari says he was literally shaking with excitement when he read Google Inc's announcement that. xyz would host the website of the tech giant's new company, Alphabet Inc.. The 29- year-old entrepreneur, who has offices in Beverly Hills and Las Vegas, told Reuters on...

  • Most big casino stocks suffering, but not this one Friday, 14 Aug 2015 | 2:33 PM ET
    Guests playing a slot machine at the Plainridge Park Casino in Massachusetts.

    Investing in gambling? Shares of PENN, a domestic casino company on the move, stand out with the rest of the industry in flux.

  • UPDATE 1-Tesla raises share offering to $642.5 mln Friday, 14 Aug 2015 | 7:01 AM ET

    Aug 14- Electric car maker Tesla Motors Inc said it was looking to raise about $642.5 million through a share sale, above the $500 million it announced on Thursday. The company said on Friday it would offer about 2.7 million shares at $242 per share, a slight discount to Thursday's close of $242.51. Chief Executive Elon Musk will maintain his investment of $20...