Poll: Nevadans favor Sandoval tax increase plan

A majority of likely Nevada voters back Gov. Brian Sandoval’s plan to raise taxes to bring in more money for education, with 56 percent backing his proposed higher business license fee and 41 percent opposing the idea, according to a new poll released Monday.

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Bill would promote equal pay, tighten discrimination laws

Republican Senate Majority Leader Michael Roberson earned praise and pledges of bipartisan cooperation Monday for his bill that would tighten Nevada’s employment discrimination laws and provide remedies to promote equal pay for equal work.

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Vikings in ‘open dialogue’ talks with Adrian Peterson

Minnesota general manager Rick Spielman said Monday morning that the Vikings and running back Adrian Peterson have been communicating since last Thursday and the team will continue to have “open dialogue” with their embattled star.

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Perfect storm sends gasoline prices spiraling higher

After Southern Nevada’s four-month honeymoon with reduced gasoline prices, motorists now have been hit with the perfect storm. A number of factors has resulted in gasoline prices skyrocketing from sub-$2-a-gallon to where it is now, $2.84 a gallon — and above $3 per gallon at some Southern Nevada stations.

Nasdaq reclaims 5,000; Dow, S&P 500 end at records

NEW YORK — The Nasdaq on Monday closed above 5,000 for the first time since the 2000 dot-com bubble, as tech stocks were boosted by deals, and the S&P 500 and Dow ended at record highs after economic data pointed to a slowly accelerating economy.

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LinkedIn users will get $1 each in password-leak settlement

To settle a class-action lawsuit that alleged LinkedIn failed to protect the passwords and private information of its premium subscriber customers, the company has agreed to pay $1.25 — or about $1 each — million to approximately 800,000 people who were premium users.

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Next phase of sewer project brings new challenges for Rampart drivers

Sewer work along Rampart Boulevard north of Summerlin Parkway is winding down, but motorists who think they can breathe a sigh of relief are mistaken. The city of Las Vegas Public Works Department is closing one phase of the Rampart Sewer Installation Project and immediately starting another.