Las Vegas home prices jump 27 percent in January

Home prices in Las Vegas jumped 27.1 percent in January compared with January 2012, picking up where they left off last year as the inventory of homes available for sale remains tight, the Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors reported Friday.

Biodiesel boon to jobs, economy, ag chief says

The biodiesel industry needs to initiate dialogue with environmental groups and engage young people in shaping the nation’s future for renewable energy, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack said Thursday at the 2013 National Biodiesel Conference and Expo in Las Vegas.