Unemployment in the Latino community remains high in Nevada, despite years of economic recovery. Other groups have been quicker to return to work, but Latino workers have increasingly dropped out of the work force
More high rollers are paying their debts to casinos, according to a recent Associated Press story. Casinos extend credit to thier wealthiest clients, but often assume that some of it will not be paid back
Citbank is eliminating more than 1,000 jobs nationwide, but the majority of those cuts are happening in Las Vegas. More than 700 people who work out of Citibank's offices at the Lakes found out Monday that their jobs would no longer exist in a few months.
A study from the Pew Research Center shows that the number of single fathers in the U.S. has increased by nine times what it was the 1960s. According to census data, Nevada has one of the highest rates of single father households in the U.S.
As the legislative session draws to a close, members of the Assembly and the state Senate have considered several issues such as gun control and energy policy. We'll talk about how they voted and what could happen in final 15 hours of the session.
Prices are up. Inventory is down. The housing news has been like a broken record for the last year or so. But that record picked up some speed yesterday with news that housing prices across the country surged in February, especially in Las Vegas, San Francisco and Phoenix. So when will the increase in housing prices create better conditions for traditional home buyers? We still don't know. But a long-time realtor will help buyers navigate a market that's heating up.
Last summer was one of the worst on record for Nevada ranchers. High heat and dry conditions forced them to sell their stock and buy feed, cutting profit margins and convincing some that they'd be better off in some other line of work.
If Congress doesn't act soon, more than $85 million in automatic spending cuts will hit programs that provide everything from national defense to early childhood education. It's the latest in a series of budgetary crises that started with the deal to raise the debt ceiling in 2011.
Economists who have been calculating gross domestic product and trade deficits for years have turned their attention to happiness. They want to know what makes people happy, and what governments can do to promote more happiness in their citizens.
The Center for Business and Economic Research at UNLV has delivered its Midyear Economic Outlook and the news is good - but certainly not great. The national economic has been recovering for a long time but it has been doing so very, very slowly. That has eventually begun to trickle down to the Southern Nevada economy. That slow but steady trend should continue. We talk with CBER Director Stephen Brown about the numbers and why he thinks will get better.
The Democratic National Convention is finishing and the consensus is that the Democrats did a better job than Republicans did in laying out their case for re-election. Of course, that was boosted by President Bill Clinton's weaving together of folk wisdom and policy wonkery.