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  • Nevada gaming revenue rises in June

    Nevada gaming revenue rises in June

    Friday, July 25 2014 9:43 AM EDT2014-07-25 13:43:57 GMT
    Nevada casinos experienced a surge in gaming revenue in June. The Nevada Gaming Control Board reports casinos won more than $906 million from gamblers last month, which represents a 14.36 percent increase from the year before.More>>
    Nevada casinos experienced a surge in gaming revenue in June. The Nevada Gaming Control Board reports casinos won more than $906 million from gamblers last month, which represents a 14.36 percent increase from the year before.More>>
  • Nevada's unemployment rate drops in June

    Nevada's unemployment rate drops in June

    Friday, July 18 2014 12:55 PM EDT2014-07-18 16:55:58 GMT
    Nevada’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell in June by two-tenths of a percentage point to 7.7 percent, the lowest level since August 2008, the Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation reported Friday.








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    Nevada’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell in June by two-tenths of a percentage point to 7.7 percent, the lowest level since August 2008, the Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation reported Friday.








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  • Brookings: Few Las Vegas job openings require science, math skills

    Brookings: Few Las Vegas job openings require science, math skills

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 1:28 PM EDT2014-07-08 17:28:03 GMT
    A new Brookings Institution study found that a relatively low percentage of advertised job openings in the Las Vegas metropolitan area job require science, technology, engineering or mathematics skills.More>>
    A new Brookings Institution study found that a relatively low percentage of advertised job openings in the Las Vegas metropolitan area job require science, technology, engineering or mathematics skills.More>>
  • Monthly gaming win rises in May

    Monthly gaming win rises in May

    Friday, June 27 2014 9:43 AM EDT2014-06-27 13:43:38 GMT
    Nevada's monthly gaming win rose in May thanks, in part, to the success of casinos along the Las Vegas Strip.More>>
    Nevada's monthly gaming win rose in May thanks, in part, to the success of casinos along the Las Vegas Strip.More>>
  • Report: Las Vegas among nation's leaders in job growth

    Report: Las Vegas among nation's leaders in job growth

    Wednesday, June 25 2014 12:48 PM EDT2014-06-25 16:48:33 GMT
    The Las Vegas metropolitan area experienced a 1.4 percent increase in jobs in the first quarter of 2014, one of the strongest performances among the nation’s large metros, according to a Brookings Mountain West report released Wednesday.More>>
    The Las Vegas metropolitan area experienced a 1.4 percent increase in jobs in the first quarter of 2014, one of the strongest performances among the nation’s large metros, according to a Brookings Mountain West report released Wednesday.More>>
  • Las Vegas sees increase in foreign-backed jobs

    Las Vegas sees increase in foreign-backed jobs

    Monday, June 23 2014 5:08 PM EDT2014-06-23 21:08:00 GMT
    Foreign-owned establishments generated 21,740 jobs in the Las Vegas metropolitan area in 2011 and their share of total employment in the region doubled over a 20-year period, the Brookings Institution reported Thursday night.More>>
    Foreign-owned establishments generated 21,740 jobs in the Las Vegas metropolitan area in 2011 and their share of total employment in the region doubled over a 20-year period, the Brookings Institution reported Thursday night.More>>
  • Brookings: Teen Employment Low in Las Vegas

    Brookings: Teen Employment Low in Las Vegas

    Friday, March 14 2014 4:30 PM EDT2014-03-14 20:30:39 GMT
    LAS VEGAS -- Among the nation's 100 largest metropolitan areas 76 had higher teen employment rates than did Las Vegas in 2012, the Brookings Institution reported Thursday night. The nonprofit researchMore>>
    Among the nation's 100 largest metropolitan areas 76 had higher teen employment rates than did Las Vegas in 2012, the Brookings Institution reported Thursday night.More>>
  • Tourism is Lifeblood of Las Vegas Economy

    Tourism is Lifeblood of Las Vegas Economy

    Tuesday, March 11 2014 6:39 PM EDT2014-03-11 22:39:38 GMT
    LAS VEGAS -- Tourism is the lifeblood of Las Vegas and a new report is showing positive signs for the economy. Most notably, the convention business is seeing some major growth. Almost 40 million peopleMore>>
    Tourism is the lifeblood of Las Vegas and a new report is showing positive signs for the economy. Most notably, the convention business is seeing some major growth.More>>
  • The Cromwell Seeks to Fill More than 1,000 Positions

    The Cromwell Seeks to Fill More than 1,000 Positions

    Tuesday, March 4 2014 4:45 PM EST2014-03-04 21:45:59 GMT
    LAS VEGAS -- The Cromwell, the newest hotel on the Las Vegas Strip, is looking to fill more than 1,000 open positions this month. The center-strip boutique hotel will hold hiring events in search forMore>>
    The Cromwell, the newest hotel on the Las Vegas Strip, is looking to fill more than 1,000 open positions this month.More>>
  • Positive Signs for Commercial Real Estate in Las Vegas

    Positive Signs for Commercial Real Estate in Las Vegas

    Thursday, January 16 2014 6:39 PM EST2014-01-16 23:39:51 GMT
    LAS VEGAS -- Buildings that once sat empty are now starting to fill up around the Las Vegas valley indicating a more positive outlook for commercial real estate. Experts say the forecast for the commercialMore>>
    Buildings that once sat empty are now starting to fill up around the Las Vegas valley indicating a more positive outlook for commercial real estate.More>>
  • Tax Credit to Bring Big Screen Business to Nevada

    Tax Credit to Bring Big Screen Business to Nevada

    Thursday, January 2 2014 9:30 AM EST2014-01-02 14:30:10 GMT
    LAS VEGAS - A new Nevada law gives film companies a tax break if they make their movies in the Silver State. The law could provide a boost to local businesses. The law gives film companies as much asMore>>
    A new Nevada law gives film companies a tax break if they make their movies in the Silver State. The law could provide a boost to local businesses.More>>
  • Nevada Casino Revenues Up 12 Percent in November

    Nevada Casino Revenues Up 12 Percent in November

    Monday, December 30 2013 2:22 PM EST2013-12-30 19:22:59 GMT
    CARSON CITY, Nev. - The Nevada Gaming Control Board reports the state's gaming win rose nearly 12 percent in November. Nevada casinos won more than $875 million from gamblers last month, compared withMore>>
    The Nevada Gaming Control Board reports the state's gaming win rose nearly 12 percent in November.More>>
  • Nationwide Report Predicts Real Estate Gains for Nevada

    Nationwide Report Predicts Real Estate Gains for Nevada

    Wednesday, December 11 2013 6:54 PM EST2013-12-11 23:54:30 GMT
    LAS VEGAS -- The southern Nevada real estate market is expected to see a rebound in 2014. One success story is the downtown area which is attracting new businesses and developments. According to a reportMore>>
    The southern Nevada real estate market is expected to see a rebound in 2014. One success story is the downtown area which is attracting new businesses and developments.More>>
  • Economists Predict Increased Job Growth for Nevada

    Economists Predict Increased Job Growth for Nevada

    Friday, December 6 2013 10:16 PM EST2013-12-07 03:16:24 GMT
    LAS VEGAS -- Some of the state's brightest minds in economics met Friday to discuss the Silver State's long road to recovery. Much of that recovery is dependant on thousands of jobs. The State of NevadaMore>>
    Some of the state's brightest minds in economics met Friday to discuss the Silver State's long road to recovery. Much of that recovery is dependant on thousands of jobs.

     
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  • U.S. Adds 204,000 Jobs, Unemployment Rises

    U.S. Adds 204,000 Jobs, Unemployment Rises

    Friday, November 8 2013 8:39 AM EST2013-11-08 13:39:14 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. employers added 204,000 jobs in October, an unexpected burst of hiring during a month in which the federal government was partially shut down for 16 days. The Labor DepartmentMore>>
    U.S. employers added 204,000 jobs in October in an unexpected burst of hiring. The Labor Department says the unemployment rate rose to 7.3 percent from 7.2 percent in September.More>>
  • Wynn Q3 Earnings Beat Expectations on Macau Growth

    vWynn Q3 Earnings Beat Expectations on Macau Growth

    Friday, October 25 2013 6:59 PM EDT2013-10-25 22:59:19 GMT
    LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Wynn Resorts Ltd. says it made more money than expected in the Chinese gambling enclave of Macau, driving its third quarter earnings above analysts' forecasts. Excluding special items,More>>
    Wynn Resorts Ltd. says it made more money than expected in the Chinese gambling enclave of Macau, driving its third quarter earnings above analysts' forecasts.More>>
  • Gaming Win Increases in August

    Gaming Win Increases in August

    Monday, September 30 2013 3:14 PM EDT2013-09-30 19:14:52 GMT
    CARSON CITY, Nev. - The Nevada Gaming Control Board reports Nevada casinos won more than $955 million from gamblers in August. That represents an 11 percent increase from August 2012. Clark County casinos,More>>
    The Nevada Gaming Control Board reports Nevada casinos won more than $955 million from gamblers in August. That represents an 11 percent increase from August 2012.More>>
  • Report: Nevada Weekly Earnings Making Weak Recovery

    Report: Nevada Weekly Earnings Making Weak Recovery

    Monday, September 23 2013 4:15 PM EDT2013-09-23 20:15:35 GMT
    LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Researchers at the University of Nevada Las Vegas say Nevadans' incomes are behind the curve of recovery. A report released Monday by UNLV's Center for Business and Economic ResearchMore>>
    Researchers at the University of Nevada Las Vegas say Nevadans' incomes are behind the curve of recovery.More>>
  • Thousands Head to Las Vegas for Mexican Independence Day

    Thousands Head to Las Vegas for Mexican Independence Day

    Friday, September 13 2013 9:30 AM EDT2013-09-13 13:30:09 GMT
    LAS VEGAS - Thousands of Latinos are heading to Las Vegas this weekend to celebrate Mexican Independence Day. McCarran International Airport added nine flights to Las Vegas specifically for this weekend.More>>
    Thousands of Latinos are heading to Las Vegas this weekend to celebrate Mexican Independence Day.More>>
  • Monthly Gaming Win Drops in July

    Monthly Gaming Win Drops

    Friday, August 30 2013 3:00 PM EDT2013-08-30 19:00:18 GMT
    CARSON CITY, Nev. - The Nevada Gaming Control Board reports gamblers won more than $925 million from gamblers in July - a drop of nearly 8 percent from July 2012. Clark County casinos won more than $783More>>
    Officials say Nevada gambling revenue dropped 8 percent in July compared with the earlier, led by a 14 percent drop in Las Vegas Strip revenue.More>>
  • South by Southwest Comes to Las Vegas

    South by Southwest Comes to Las Vegas

    Monday, August 12 2013 3:21 PM EDT2013-08-12 19:21:56 GMT
    LAS VEGAS - Some of the world's most innovative minds are in Las Vegas this week for the first South by Southwest V2V conference. The event, a spin-off of South by Southwest's annual event in Austin,More>>
    Some of the world's most innovative minds are in Las Vegas this week for the first South by Southwest V2V conference.More>>
  • Job Market More Promising for Las Vegas

    Job Market More Promising for Las Vegas

    Thursday, August 8 2013 7:20 PM EDT2013-08-08 23:20:37 GMT
    LAS VEGAS -- The economy in southern Nevada was hit hard by the Recession. At one point, the unemployment rate was the highest in the nation, but recently there has been more movement in the job market. UniversityMore>>
    The economy in southern Nevada was hit hard by the Recession. At one point, the unemployment rate was the highest in the nation, but recently there has been more movement in the job market.More>>
  • Gaming Win Drops in June

    Gaming Win Drops in June

    Friday, August 2 2013 12:46 PM EDT2013-08-02 16:46:06 GMT
    CARSON CITY, Nev. - The Nevada Gaming Control Board reports Nevada casinos won more than $792 million from gamblers in June  - a drop of 4.8 percent from June 2012. Casinos along Las Vegas Boulevard sawMore>>
    The Nevada Gaming Control Board reports Nevada casinos won more than $792 million from gamblers in June  - a drop of 4.8 percent from June 2012.More>>
  • Caesars Entertainment Makes Progress on the Linq

    Caesars Entertainment Makes Progress on the Linq

    Tuesday, July 30 2013 12:49 PM EDT2013-07-30 16:49:01 GMT
    LAS VEGAS - The long awaited Strip attraction the Linq is showing signs of progress. The shopping and entertainment complex is expected to change the skyline of the Strip, bringing in new attractions. TheMore>>
    The long awaited Strip attraction the Linq is showing signs of progress. The shopping and entertainment complex is expected to change the skyline of the Strip, bringing in new attractions.More>>
  • Nevada Gaming Win Rises in May

    Nevada Gaming Win Rises in May

    Thursday, July 11 2013 3:33 PM EDT2013-07-11 19:33:38 GMT
    CARSON CITY, Nev. - The Nevada Gaming Control Board reports casinos won more than $897 million from gamblers in May - an increase of 1.3 percent from last year. Clark County casinos won more than $772More>>
    The Nevada Gaming Control Board reports casinos won more than $897 million from gamblers in May - an increase of 1.3 percent from last year.More>>
  • Stocks Jump After Fed Keeps Stimulus in Place

    Stocks Jump After Fed Keeps Stimulus in Place

    Thursday, July 11 2013 9:51 AM EDT2013-07-11 13:51:16 GMT
    NEW YORK (AP) -- The stock market is rising to record highs after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said the central bank would continue to support the U.S. economy. The Dow Jones industrial averageMore>>
    The stock market is rising to record highs after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said the central bank would continue to support the U.S. economy.More>>
  • Las Vegas Ranks Near Bottom for Science and Tech Jobs

    Las Vegas Ranks Near Bottom for Science and Tech Jobs

    Tuesday, June 11 2013 11:59 AM EDT2013-06-11 15:59:56 GMT
    LAS VEGAS -- The Las Vegas metro area is now second to last when it comes to the number of tech jobs supporting the local economy. The Brookings Institute looked at the number of science and tech jobsMore>>
    The Brookings Institute looked at the number of science and tech jobs in 100 of the largest metropolitan areas scattered across the United States. Las Vegas was ranked 99th.More>>
  • Brookings: Las Vegas Near Bottom in Science, Tech Jobs

    Brookings: Las Vegas Near Bottom in Science, Technology Jobs

    Monday, June 10 2013 11:29 AM EDT2013-06-10 15:29:10 GMT
    LAS VEGAS -- Among the nation's 100 largest metropolitan areas Las Vegas ranks second from the bottom in the percentage of its jobs that require knowledge in science, technology, engineering or math, accordingMore>>
    Among the nation's 100 largest metropolitan areas Las Vegas ranks second from the bottom in the percentage of its jobs that require knowledge in science, technology, engineering or math, according to a Brookings Institution report released Sunday night.More>>
  • Employers Looking for More Skilled Workers

    Employers Looking for More Skilled Workers

    Thursday, April 11 2013 7:12 PM EDT2013-04-11 23:12:36 GMT
    LAS VEGAS -- Although Nevada's unemployment rate recently fell to its lowest point in five years, it is still at more than 9 percent with thousands of people looking to find a job. Operators of localMore>>
    Although Nevada's unemployment rate recently fell to its lowest point in five years, it is still at more than 9 percent with thousands of people looking to find a job.More>>
  • New Projects Could Spark North Strip Redevelopment

    New Projects Could Spark North Strip Redevelopment

    Thursday, March 28 2013 9:31 AM EDT2013-03-28 13:31:31 GMT
    LAS VEGAS - Gaming experts say the developments of SLS Las Vegas and Resorts World Las Vegas could spark a domino effect on north Strip development. The $350 million purchase of the Echelon site by GentingMore>>
    Gaming experts say the developments of SLS Las Vegas and Resorts World Las Vegas could spark a domino effect on north Strip development.More>>
  • New Resort Could Boost North Strip

    New Resort Could Boost North Strip

    With the planned development of a resort on the north end of the Las Vegas Strip, officials are hopeful it will boost the area. 8 News NOW's Cassandra Garcia reports.More>>
  • Nevada 2012 Jobless Rate Improves

    Nevada 2012 Jobless Rate Improves

    Friday, March 1 2013 7:26 PM EST2013-03-02 00:26:02 GMT
    CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) -- Nevada's jobless rate for 2012 was better than initially thought. The Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation says the state's unemployment rate for the year droppedMore>>
    The Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation says the state's unemployment rate for the year dropped to 11.1 percent, down from a preliminary estimate of 11.6 percent.More>>
  • Wet 'n' Wild Begins Hiring Process for 300 Positions

    Wet 'n' Wild Begins Hiring Process for 300 Positions

    Wednesday, February 20 2013 3:50 PM EST2013-02-20 20:50:02 GMT
    LAS VEGAS -- Wet 'n' Wild Las Vegas is in the process of hiring for more than 300 positions as it prepares for its upcoming season which starts on Memorial Day weekend. Applications are being acceptedMore>>
    Wet 'n' Wild Las Vegas is in the process of hiring for more than 300 positions as it prepares for its upcoming season which starts on Memorial Day weekend.More>>
  • U.S. Economy Shrinks 0.1 Percent, First Time in 3 1/2 Years

    U.S. Economy Shrinks 0.1 Percent, First Time in 3 1/2 Years

    Wednesday, January 30 2013 8:37 AM EST2013-01-30 13:37:59 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. economy shrank from October through December for the first time since the recession ended, hurt by the biggest cut in defense spending in 40 years, fewer exports and sluggishMore>>
    The U.S. economy shrank from October through December for the first time since the recession ended, hurt by the biggest cut in defense spending in 40 years, fewer exports and sluggish growth in company stockpiles.More>>
  • Initial Nevada Jobless Claims Fall in December

    Initial Nevada Jobless Claims Fall in December

    Thursday, January 17 2013 4:38 PM EST2013-01-17 21:38:34 GMT
    CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) -- Initial claims for jobless benefits in Nevada fell 7.3 percent in December compared with the same month a year ago. A report Thursday by the Department of Employment, BusinessMore>>
    Initial claims for jobless benefits in Nevada fell 7.3 percent in December compared with the same month a year ago.More>>
  • U.S. Unemployment Aid Applications Tick Up to 371,000

    U.S. Unemployment Aid Applications Tick Up to 371,000

    Thursday, January 10 2013 8:37 AM EST2013-01-10 13:37:00 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Weekly applications for U.S. unemployment benefits ticked up slightly last week, the latest sign of stability in the job market. The Labor Department says applications rose 4,000 toMore>>
    Weekly applications for U.S. unemployment benefits ticked up slightly last week, the latest sign of stability in the job market.More>>
  • Las Vegas Car Dealerships Look Ahead to 2013

    Las Vegas Car Dealerships Look Ahead to 2013

    Friday, January 4 2013 2:13 PM EST2013-01-04 19:13:17 GMT
    LAS VEGAS - New car sales have skyrocketed in the last few years, and Las Vegas dealerships hope 2013 is going to be even better. Sales jumped by more than 50% at Fairway Chevrolet in 2012. The spikeMore>>
    New car sales have skyrocketed in the last few years, and Las Vegas dealerships hope 2013 is going to be even better.More>>
  • U.S. Economy Adds 155,000 Jobs, Rate Stays at 7.8%

    U.S. Economy Adds 155,000 Jobs, Rate Stays at 7.8%

    Friday, January 4 2013 8:35 AM EST2013-01-04 13:35:17 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. employers added 155,000 jobs in December, a steady gain that shows hiring held up during tense fiscal cliff negotiations in Washington. The Labor Department says the unemploymentMore>>
    U.S. employers added 155,000 jobs in December, a steady gain that shows hiring held up during tense fiscal cliff negotiations in Washington.More>>
  • ComScore Says Online Holiday Sales Up 14 Percent

    ComScore Says Online Holiday Sales Up 14 Percent

    Thursday, January 3 2013 5:11 PM EST2013-01-03 22:11:14 GMT
    RESTON, Va. (AP) -- A report released Thursday said holiday shoppers spent $42.3 billion online in November and December, 14 percent more than in the same months a year ago. ComScore found that shoppersMore>>
    A report released Thursday said holiday shoppers spent $42.3 billion online in November and December, 14 percent more than in the same months a year ago.More>>
  • Retailers Report Higher December Sales

    Retailers Report Higher December Sales

    Thursday, January 3 2013 3:28 PM EST2013-01-03 20:28:26 GMT
    NEW YORK (AP) -- A last-minute surge in spending helped many major retailers report better-than-expected sales in December, a relief for stores that make up to 40 percent of annual revenue during the holidayMore>>
    A last-minute surge in spending helped many major retailers report better-than-expected sales in December, a relief for stores that make up to 40 percent of annual revenue during the holiday period.More>>
  • Sportsbooks Bank on College Bowl Games

    Sportsbooks Bank on College Bowl Games

    Wednesday, January 2 2013 3:37 PM EST2013-01-02 20:37:17 GMT
    LAS VEGAS - Las Vegas sportsbooks typically see millions of dollars for the college football bowl season, but 2013 might have a different ring to it. Some of the most anticipated games of the postseasonMore>>
    Las Vegas sportsbooks typically see millions of dollars for the college football bowl season, but 2013 might have a different ring to it.More>>
  • 2013 Auto Sales Will Be Strong, Firm Predicts

    2013 Auto Sales Will Be Strong, Firm Predicts

    Wednesday, January 2 2013 2:15 PM EST2013-01-02 19:15:26 GMT
    DETROIT (AP) -- An auto industry research firm said an improving economy and a host of new models should push U.S. auto sales above 15 million this year. The Polk research firm said auto sales shouldMore>>
    An auto industry research firm said an improving economy and a host of new models should push U.S. auto sales above 15 million this year.More>>
  • US Construction Spending Dips 0.3 Percent

    US Construction Spending Dips 0.3 Percent

    Wednesday, January 2 2013 2:11 PM EST2013-01-02 19:11:04 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. builders spent less on construction projects in November, the first decline in eight months, as activity was held back by a big drop in spending on federal projects. The CommerceMore>>
    U.S. builders spent less on construction projects in November, the first decline in eight months, as activity was held back by a big drop in spending on federal projects.More>>
  • US Manufacturing Expanded Slightly Last Month

    US Manufacturing Expanded Slightly Last Month

    Wednesday, January 2 2013 2:08 PM EST2013-01-02 19:08:37 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. manufacturing grew slowly last month after shrinking in November and hiring increased, a sign of modest economic momentum heading into the new year. The Institute for Supply ManagementMore>>
    U.S. manufacturing grew slowly last month after shrinking in November and hiring increased, a sign of modest economic momentum heading into the new year.More>>
  • Thousands of Nevada Jobless Could Lose Benefits

    Thousands of Nevada Jobless Could Lose Benefits

    Thursday, December 27 2012 7:29 PM EST2012-12-28 00:29:56 GMT
    LAS VEGAS -- About 25,000 people collecting unemployment insurance benefits in Nevada were notified this week that their benefits could end Jan. 2, 2013, according to the state's employment department. CongressMore>>
    About 25,000 people collecting unemployment insurance benefits in Nevada were notified this week that their benefits could end Jan. 2, 2013, according to the state's employment department.More>>
  • Nevada Sales Up 4.3 Percent in October

    Nevada Sales Up 4.3 Percent in October

    Wednesday, December 26 2012 5:33 PM EST2012-12-26 22:33:58 GMT
    CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) -- Taxable sales in Nevada rose 4.3 percent in October over the same month last year, marking the 28th consecutive month of modest gains. The report released Wednesday by the DepartmentMore>>
    Taxable sales in Nevada rose 4.3 percent in October over the same month last year, marking the 28th consecutive month of modest gains.More>>
  • U.S. Home Prices Rise in October From Previous Year

    U.S. Home Prices Rise in October From Previous Year

    Wednesday, December 26 2012 9:11 AM EST2012-12-26 14:11:22 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. home prices rose in most major cities in October compared with a year ago, pushed up by rising sales and a decline in the supply of available homes. Higher prices show the housingMore>>
    U.S. home prices rose in most major cities in October compared with a year ago, pushed up by rising sales and a decline in the supply of available homes.More>>
  • Shoppers More Frugal, Waiting Until After Christmas

    Shoppers More Frugal, Waiting Until After Christmas

    Monday, December 24 2012 4:24 PM EST2012-12-24 21:24:45 GMT
    NEW YORK (AP) -- A company that operates 28 shopping malls across the country is reporting a "very strong weekend," with shoppers taking advantage of sales. But many last-minute shoppers said they areMore>>
    A company that operates 28 shopping malls across the country is reporting a "very strong weekend," with shoppers taking advantage of sales.More>>
  • Nevada Unemployment Rate Falls in November

    Nevada Unemployment Rate Falls in November

    Friday, December 21 2012 7:14 AM EST2012-12-21 12:14:51 GMT
    CARSON CITY, Nev. - Nevada's unemployment rate fell to its lowest level in three years in November. The Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation reports the unemployment rate hit 10.8More>>
    Nevada's unemployment rate fell to its lowest level in three years in November. The Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation reports the unemployment rate hit 10.8 percent last month. That compares with 13.2 percent last year.More>>
  • Brookings: Las Vegas Home Prices Up, Job Growth Slow

    Brookings: Las Vegas Home Prices Up, Job Growth Slow

    Wednesday, December 19 2012 5:15 PM EST2012-12-19 22:15:12 GMT
    LAS VEGAS -- Las Vegas registered the 62nd strongest economic recovery among the nation's largest metropolitan areas in the third quarter of the year, a modest improvement from its 77th place ranking theMore>>
    Las Vegas registered the 62nd strongest economic recovery among the nation's largest metropolitan areas in the third quarter of the year, a modest improvement from its 77th place ranking the prior quarter, according to a Brookings Institution report released Wednesday.More>>
  • Weekly U.S. Jobless Aid Applications Drop to 343,000

    Weekly U.S. Jobless Aid Applications Drop to 343,000

    Thursday, December 13 2012 8:42 AM EST2012-12-13 13:42:21 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell sharply for a fourth straight week, a sign that the job market may be improving. The Labor Department says weekly applicationsMore>>
    The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell sharply for a fourth straight week, a sign that the job market may be improving.More>>
  • U.S. Economy Adds 146,000 Jobs, Rate Falls to 7.7 Percent

    U.S. Economy Adds 146,000 Jobs, Rate Falls to 7.7 Percent

    Friday, December 7 2012 8:36 AM EST2012-12-07 13:36:06 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. economy added a solid 146,000 jobs in November and the unemployment rate fell to 7.7 percent, the lowest since December 2008. The government said Superstorm Sandy had only aMore>>
    The U.S. economy added a solid 146,000 jobs in November and the unemployment rate fell to 7.7 percent, the lowest since December 2008.More>>
  • Gov. Sandoval Cautiously Optimistic About Economy

    Gov. Sandoval Cautiously Optimistic About Economy

    Tuesday, December 4 2012 4:37 PM EST2012-12-04 21:37:10 GMT
    SPARKS, Nev. (AP) -- Gov. Brian Sandoval is telling the leaders of Nevada's tourism industry they should be cautiously optimistic about the way the state's economy is rebounding. Sandoval said in an interviewMore>>
    Gov. Brian Sandoval is telling the leaders of Nevada's tourism industry they should be cautiously optimistic about the way the state's economy is rebounding.More>>
  • Report: Teens, Young Adults Struggle to Find Jobs

    Report: Teens, Young Adults Struggle to Find Jobs

    Monday, December 3 2012 5:10 PM EST2012-12-03 22:10:13 GMT
    LAS VEGAS (AP) -- A new report shows that the number of young people with jobs is as low as it's been since World War II. A Kids Count report released Monday by the Annie E. Casey Foundation shows thatMore>>
    A new report shows that the number of young people with jobs is as low as it's been since World War II.More>>
  • Economic Forum Projects $5.8B in Revenues

    Economic Forum Projects $5.8B in Revenues

    Friday, November 30 2012 7:31 PM EST2012-12-01 00:31:19 GMT
    CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) -- The uncertainty in Congress over the "fiscal cliff" weighed on members of Nevada's Economic Forum as they tried to project the state's six major revenue sources to determine howMore>>
    A panel of fiscal experts project Nevada tax revenues will bring in $5.8 billion over the next two year budget cycle, about $343 million less than current spending levels.More>>
  • Las Vegas Air Traffic Down 1.5 Percent in October

    Las Vegas Air Traffic Down 1.5 Percent in October

    Friday, November 30 2012 2:22 PM EST2012-11-30 19:22:48 GMT
    LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Airport officials in Las Vegas say McCarran International Airport handled 1.5 percent fewer passengers in October than a year earlier. Data released Friday shows about 3.7 million peopleMore>>
    Airport officials in Las Vegas say McCarran International Airport handled 1.5 percent fewer passengers in October than a year earlier.More>>
  • Brookings Ranks Las Vegas 196th on Global Stage

    Brookings Ranks Las Vegas 196th on Global Stage

    Friday, November 30 2012 10:51 AM EST2012-11-30 15:51:58 GMT
    LAS VEGAS -- While Las Vegas is making economic progress compared to last year, the metropolitan area is still delivering a mediocre performance when stacked against the world's largest communities, aMore>>
    While Las Vegas is making economic progress compared to last year, the metropolitan area is still delivering a mediocre performance when stacked against the world's largest communities, a new Brookings Institution report shows.More>>
  • Jobless Frustrated, But Analyst Says Outlook Up

    Jobless Frustrated, But Analyst Says Outlook Up

    Thursday, October 25 2012 7:28 PM EDT2012-10-25 23:28:15 GMT
    Job seekers browse listings at JobConnect in Las Vegas.Job seekers browse listings at JobConnect in Las Vegas.
    LAS VEGAS -- Walmart announced this week that undeveloped land in the southwest Las Vegas valley is slated for construction of a Walmart Supercenter. At 170,000-square-feet, it is expected to bring aboutMore>>
    Economic analyst Brian Gordon said jobs are making their way back to southern Nevada, but many struggling to find a job don't agree.More>>

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