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FILE - This Feb. 24, 2018, file photo shows then-Gov. Brian Sandoval of Nevada at the National Governor Association 2018 winter meeting in Washington, D.C. Former Gov. Sandoval is stepping down from his position at MGM Resorts to pursue the presidency at the University of Nevada, Reno. The state Board of Regents also announced Wednesday, April 1, 2020, it intends to identify a candidate to serve as president at UNR while it continues a search for a permanent replacement to outgoing President Marc Johnson for the rest of the year. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)

Former Nevada governor leaving MGM to pursue UNR presidency

Apr. 1, 2020 4:37 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Former Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval said he is stepping down from his position at MGM Resorts to pursue the presidency of the University of Nevada, Reno, his alma mater. The state Board of Regents announced Wednesday an emergency meeting has been scheduled next week to consider the...

People prepare places to sleep at a makeshift camp for the homeless Monday, March 30, 2020, in Las Vegas. Officials opened part of a parking lot as a makeshift homeless shelter after a local shelter closed when a man staying there tested positive for coronavirus. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Homeless area set up as Nevada seeks supplies amid outbreak

Mar. 31, 2020 12:09 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — People unable to use a shelter tied to a coronavirus case were laying out blankets on white-lined patches of pavement in Las Vegas as officials nationwide work to protect residents who cannot stay in homes to help slow the spread of the illness. Residents were preparing to sleep in areas...

Gyasi Subira, a courier with FedEx, delivers a package at a business closed to the public along his route amid the coronavirus outbreak Friday, March 27, 2020, in Las Vegas. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Nevada swamped by record jobless claims after virus closures

Mar. 27, 2020 11:47 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A record-setting wave of jobless applicants overwhelmed Nevada's unemployment system following casino closures because of the coronavirus pandemic, state officials acknowledged Friday. Officials promised that people having trouble submitting claims will not lose benefits regardless of...

FILE - In this Friday, March 20, 2020 file photo, customers wait in line at a Stop & Shop supermarket that opened special morning hours to serve people 60-years and older due to coronavirus concerns, in Teaneck, N.J. The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed as it continues to spread across the world. Stop & Shop will hire at least 5,000 new associates for regular part-time positions in its stores, distribution centers and delivery operations across New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island.  (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

Lowe's hiring, McMenu shrinks, top Ford execs to defer pay

Mar. 26, 2020 7:06 PM EDT

The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed as it continues to spread across the world. Here is a look at some of the latest developments Thursday related to the global economy, particular economic sectors, and the workplace: JOBS: As the coronavirus continues...

FILE - In this Oct. 3, 2019 file photo, attorney Robert Eglet, a lead plaintiffs' counsel, speaks during a news conference in Las Vegas. The emerging coronavirus pandemic has spurred a lawsuit by the Las Vegas attorney with a background in big cases, who is seeking compensation from the Chinese government for more than 32 million small U.S. businesses that have lost income and profits as a result of the outbreak. Eglet seeks class-action status and said Tuesday, March 24, 2020 he believes damages for Chinese

Lawsuit: China hid virus information, should pay billions

Mar. 24, 2020 6:24 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — An attorney who represented victims of the Las Vegas shooting massacre has filed a federal lawsuit against China's government over the new coronavirus, saying Tuesday that officials hid information about the outbreak and that U.S. small businesses should receive billions of dollars in...

Governor appoints ex-MGM head to lead virus task force

Mar. 22, 2020 7:42 PM EDT

Nevada's governor announced Sunday the formation of a task force to marshal private resources to help the state fight the coronavirus. Gov. Steve Sisolak said the challenge of fighting the virus “requires some out-of-the-box approaches,” and that's why he formed the task force. Sisolak appointed...

This photo provided by the New York Stock Exchange shows trader Patrick Casey, left, and specialist Peter Mazza as they work on the trading floor on Friday, March 20, 2020. Stocks turned lower Friday after New York became the latest major state to mandate nearly all workers stay home to limit the spread of the new coronavirus. (Nicole Pereira/NYSE via AP)

Dow drops more than 900 points, ending worst week since 2008

Mar. 20, 2020 5:57 PM EDT

Wall Street ended the week the same way it began: in full retreat from the coronavirus. Stocks fell sharply and the price of oil sank Friday as federal and state governments moved to shut down bigger and bigger swaths of the nation’s economy in the hope of limiting the spread of the outbreak. The Dow Jones...

Carnival, MGM Resorts rise; Ford, AT&T, Coca-Cola fall

Mar. 20, 2020 4:47 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved heavily or traded substantially on Friday: MGM Resorts International, up $1.41 to $9.11. Travel and tourism shares climbed as Congress worked on a stimulus bill that would include billions of dollars to bail them out. Tiffany & Co., down 56 cents to $125.44. The...

FILE - In this Oct. 11, 2016, file photo, pedestrians pass beneath the Reno arch as traffic passes on Virginia Street in downtown Reno, Nev. All bars, nightclubs, restaurants and gyms will close in Reno by 5 p.m. Friday, March 20, 2020, in an effort to reduce the risk of exposure to coronavirus, Mayor Hillary Schieve announced. Schieve initially included casinos on the closure list late Monday with plans to begin the shutdowns Tuesday morning. But she quickly rescinded that directive and further clarified restaurants can continue carry-out orders and keep drive-through windows open. (AP Photo/Scott Sonner, File)

Nevada governor shutters gambling, dining to halt virus

Mar. 17, 2020 11:35 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Gambling will grind to a halt by Wednesday in casino-mecca Las Vegas, a city known for glitzy and sometimes reckless fun, as the governor of Nevada issued a sweeping statewide order aimed to stop the spread of the new coronavirus. Democrat Steve Sisolak ordered a monthlong freeze on...

Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak announces a state of emergency amid coronavirus fears, at a news conference Thursday, March 12, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Nevada reports 1st death from new coronavirus in Vegas area

Mar. 16, 2020 6:46 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada reported its first death from the new coronavirus Monday as businesses and schools shut down around the state, including many of the Las Vegas Strip casinos that power the local economy, and the NFL canceled public events that had been scheduled with its player draft next month in...