In The News: Department of Economics

KVVU-TV: Fox 5
May 5, 2021

The Las Vegas Valley and Silver State are seeing a different kind of business boom as countless companies are relocating to Nevada.

Casino.org
April 28, 2021

Las Vegas is facing a shortage of rental cars, like many other locations across the US. It comes after national rental companies sold off 30 to 40 percent — or maybe even more — of their fleets following the initial COVID-19 outbreak.

ThisIsReno
April 28, 2021

A bill that begins to address employee misclassification within the construction industry has drawn fierce criticism from personal employment agencies, who say it would force them to upend their existing business models.

Nevada Current
April 28, 2021

A bill that begins to address employee misclassification within the construction industry has drawn fierce criticism from personal employment agencies, who say it would force them to upend their existing business models.

Las Vegas Review Journal
April 26, 2021

Just over a year ago, restaurant owners beset by a shutdown, looming capacity restrictions, social-distancing requirements and other measures necessitated by the pandemic faced the often heartbreaking task of laying off many of their employees. Times certainly have changed.

The Nevada Independent
April 22, 2021

Faculty across the state’s higher education system are pushing for a new law this year that would expand the state’s nascent public collective bargaining infrastructure to include professors and other professional staff — a sharp break from years of control of the process by the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE).

Casino.org
April 21, 2021

The Nevada Gaming Control Board (NGCB) has yet to release new details on gaming floor capacity and other COVID-19-related restrictions for the period starting next month. A tentative deadline is set for May 1.

Fox News
April 16, 2021

As more people get vaccinated against COVID-19, many are starting to feel safe enough to start traveling again. The Las Vegas Strip is already seeing that demand and hotels are needing to hire more staff, and fast.

KSNV-TV: News 3
March 30, 2021

Designer shoes, luxury bags and fine jewelry grace the walls of Max Pawn off Sahara.

Las Vegas Review Journal
March 12, 2021

UNLV economics professor Ian McDonough knew that many seniors across the Las Vegas Valley did not have access to nutritious food even before the pandemic.

Las Vegas Review Journal
March 10, 2021

Nevadans are optimistic about Las Vegas’ post-coronavirus future, but they believe a full economic recovery is going to take some time, according to a poll of likely Nevada voters.

Associated Press
March 5, 2021

Nevada’s entire congressional delegation, governor and several advocacy groups have lined up behind a bid for Congress to set aside vast federal lands in Clark County for conservation and recreation while freeing some for development around Las Vegas.