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Jun 26, 2017

There are no easy answers in investing. It is tempting to replicate a successful strategy — one created by an outstanding investor, like Warren Buffett, or through in-depth statistical analysis of the wisdom of crowds — and such approaches can actually work for long periods.

Jun 20, 2017

Having to replace employees isn’t just a pain, it’s a major expense — but one that savvy executives can avoid. Costs to recruit and train employees to fill vacancies can be formidable. With this in mind, employers should redouble efforts to retain employees. “In addition to the direct cost of hiring and training new staff, the financial impact of lost efficiency and the stress induced on current employees ... after a new hire is quite significant,” said Fred Parrish, founder and CEO of the Profit Experts, a CFO service that helps small-business owners improve their profitability and cash flow. “And it cannot be easily calculated.”

Jun 13, 2017

The next generation of entrepreneurs at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas' Lee Business School is learning to work at a global level.

May 11, 2017

A trio of UNLV student teams took home big prizes in a statewide entrepreneur competition recently.

Student ideas on joint-pain relief, e-sports business and the hospitality industry netted a total of $55,000 in the Donald W. Reynolds Governor's Cup Collegiate Business Plan competition in Reno.

May 4, 2017

The new NFL stadium in Las Vegas doesn’t yet have a name and isn’t expected to open until 2020. But when it does, at least one nickname certainly will apply: The House That Gambling Built.

May 2, 2017

Not only are Las Vegas businesses more optimistic about the Southern Nevada and U.S. economies, but a UNLV economics professor said the trends are heading in a positive direction for continued growth.

Apr 18, 2017

While illegal immigration has been front and center of a political debate, almost 1,500 economists are shifting the focus to legal immigration, including a UNLV professor.

Apr 4, 2017

The Raiders deal in Las Vegas has barely just been approved and already there are critics. The latest negative article posted in "Business Insider" calls it the worst stadium deal in the world.

Mar 23, 2017

For February the jobless rate in Nevada came in at 4.9 percent in Nevada. It’s the first time unemployment has been under 5-percent since November 2007.

Mar 23, 2017

The latest numbers on weekly wage growth in the state may reflect an overall improved labor market in Nevada.

Feb 28, 2017

Fast-food giant Wendy's announced around 1,000 of its restaurants would install self-service kiosks for customers to order their food by the end of the year.

Feb 28, 2017

The highly contested concept plan to build as many as 5,000 homes near Red Rock is one step closer to reality, by there are still legal battles ahead.

Jan 23, 2017

Avetis Mazmanyan’s grandmother had a golden rule when it came to cooking: Always use fresh vegetables, never canned. She also took the time to skin garbanzo beans, a step she insisted made her meals more delicious. Today, college student Mazmanyan is the head of his own startup, Mezze Foods, for which he and his family make hummus, bean salad and other ethnic dishes to sell to Whole Foods. His grandmother’s culinary rule is a cornerstone of his 4-year-old business. “We take hours prepping vegetables all by hand,” he said.

Jan 3, 2017

Throughout January, Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood hotel-casino will collect donations for Las Vegas Business Academy in honor of National Mentoring Month.

Dec 27, 2016

For the first time, UNLV plans to send a group of students to Cuba. The trip is part of an educational experience through a business program on campus. "I'm super excited," said Bruce Gil, a student at UNLV.

Sep 19, 2016

ow are retail apparel businesses catering to the consumers who insist on paying as little as possible?

Sep 15, 2016

Nevada is one of just eight states that saw a slight increase in income inequality from 2014 to 2015, according to new census data that raise questions about the evenness of the state’s economic recovery.

Sep 15, 2016

Lifelong feminist Mary Riddel recalls her early days on college campuses: the “big deal” of feminism at Michigan in the ‘70s; the popularity of Anti-Apartheid demonstrations; and her days at the University of Colorado in Boulder, where political activist Ward Churchill once presided.