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How creating a budget will improve your credit score

Budgeting sometimes gets a negative reputation as a practice reserved for people who can’t manage their money when, in fact, not having a budget is likely to jeopardize your finances — and worse, your credit score — regardless of how good you think you are at managing your accounts.

Taxable sales increase in April for both Clark County, state

Taxable sales in Nevada rose in April, driven by big gains in sales by bars and restaurants, car dealers and building-material suppliers. Sales of tangible goods increased 5.5 percent year-over-year in April, to $4.12 billion, the state Department of Taxation reported Friday. Sales in Clark County were up 6.8 percent, to $3.11 billion.

Uber, Lyft could be on Las Vegas streets by Labor Day

It appears that it will take the state about two months to draft new ride-sharing regulations, stage workshops on the new rules, fine-tune the standards and ultimately adopt them. So, figure the likes of Uber and Lyft could be chauffeuring riders around Las Vegas and Reno by Labor Day.

Molycorp files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection

Molycorp Inc., the only U.S. supplier of rare earths, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Thursday along with its North American subsidiaries to restructure $1.7 billion of debt in its U.S. and Canadian operations. The mine is near the border of Southern Nevada and California and employs Las Vegans who commute to work there.