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Middle East turmoil pushing oil higher again 

NEW YORK (AP) — Rising tensions in the Middle East have pushed oil prices up 19 percent over the past three weeks and are leading to a rise in prices at the gasoline pump. Since the start of July, average gasoline prices in the U.S. have climbed 11 cents to $3.44 per gallon. Pump prices are expected to creep higher in the coming weeks, and they aren’t likely to fall back to their June low of $3.33 for the rest of the summer, analysts say. Crud...
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Military spending fight hits foreign oil, biofuel
ABOARD THE USS NIMITZ — Some 100 nautical miles northeast of Oahu in the Pacific Ocean, a fleet of U.S. Navy fighter jets slings from the deck of the U.S.S. Nimitz aircraft carrier, leaving thin trails of smoke on the tight runway. The operation, part of maneuvers involving several thousand sailors as part of the world’s largest naval exercises in waters off Hawaii, was at the center of a growing controversy involving defense spending and fore...
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Entrepreneur unveils ‘first of its kind’ app
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The Chamber launches new social sites
RENO — Since the merger last year of the Northern Nevada Chamber of Commerce and the Reno Sparks Chamber of Commerce, The Chamber has continued to maintain all of the corresponding social media platforms for the public’s convenience and ease during the transition. The Chamber is now moving forward with new social media sites. The old sites will be disabled and the new “The Chamber” social media sites will be available to follow and post inform...
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Young professionals host members-only party
RENO — The Reno-Tahoe Young Professionals Network (RTYPN) is giving its members a unique commemoration at its Members Only Party to be held at 5:39 p.m. July 18 at EDGE Nightspot at the Peppermill Resort, Spa and Casino. The fifth-annual event celebrates YPN’s development and success during the 2011-2012 year. The event starts with a meeting to review the past year, unveil future events, and introduce the 2012-2013 RTYPN executive board. This ...
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Rural corporation marks 20 years of service
ELY — Rural Nevada Development Corporation is a non-profit organization that focuses on housing services, business lending, and business assistance throughout rural Nevada. It serves 16 counties and 27 Native American Tribes throughout the state. The corporation was established in 1992, to assist rural Nevada communities, provide adequate, safe and affordable housing for their citizens and access to business assistance and financing needed to ...
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EDAWN names VP of Entrepreneurial Development
RENO — The Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN) welcomes Doug Erwin as the new Vice President for Entrepreneurial Development. Erwin begins in his new position, working to coordinate the entrepreneurial ecosystem of northern Nevada as well as collaborate between the University of Nevada, Reno, other higher education institutions, the state Technology Commercialization Manager, Karsten Heise and private industry, on June 4. ...
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House passes Amodei’s minerals bill
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 4402, the National Strategic and Critical Minerals Production Act of 2012 Thursday by a bipartisan vote of 256 to 160. Congressman Mark Amodei (NV-2) introduced the legislation, which is his second bill to pass the House since he was elected in September 2011. “In the 2012 ranking of countries for mining investment, the United States ranked last in permitting delays,” Amodei said...
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Marketing firm Announces Andy Muth as New Senior Web Developer
RENO — KPS3 Marketing has hired Andy Muth as senior web developer for the full-service marketing and digital communications agency. Muth joins KPS3 with more than 13 years of programming and web development experience and is responsible for custom application, website and content management system (CMS) development. Muth also has experience in building custom Facebook applications and messaging platform systems. Muth’s experience includes work...
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Firms Recognized at Golden Hard Hat Luncheon
RENO —  As construction site safety issues continue to grab national attention, the Nevada Chapter of the Associated General Contractors today recognized its most conscientious companies. The Nevada Chapter held its 15th Annual Golden Hard Hat Awards Luncheon this week in the downtown Harrah’s Convention Center. Companies including building and engineering general contractors, specialty contractors and suppliers were recognized for AGC of Amer...
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Foreclosure review application deadline July 31
CARSON CITY (AP) — A July 31 deadline is approaching for Nevadans whose homes were in foreclosure in 2009 or 2010 to apply for a federal independent foreclosure review. Nevada state Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto says the free reviews are a legitimate program. They’re key to determining whether people are eligible for compensation or other relief because of errors or paperwork problems during the foreclosure process. The program is ov...
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Renown marcom VP recognized
RENO — Phyllis Freyer, Vice President of Marketing and Communications at Renown Health received the Thomas C. Wilson award from the Advertising Association of Northern Nevada earlier this week. The award is given for professional contributions made to the advertising field; furthering the industry’s standards, creative excellence and responsibility in areas of social concern; demonstrating lifetime excellence in advertising, coupled with stron...
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More than 40 rescues in Lake Mead area on Fourth
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Park officials say they rescued more than 40 people at the Lake Mead National Recreation Area amid Fourth of July winds that capsized some boats. National Park Service spokesman Randy Lavasseur says monsoon conditions Wednesday were partly to blame for six watercraft accidents, two disabled vessels, and four medical calls. Gusts that reached 50 mph formed waves that battered some boats, but park spokesman Kevin Turner says nob...
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Nevada board plans forums on building scams
HENDERSON (AP) — The Nevada State Contactors Board is planning forums next week in Ely, Elko and Fallon to spread the word about the latest building repair scams being used to rip off seniors around the state. The sessions aim to combine resources of the contractors board and state Aging and Disability Services Division with sheriff’s offices and elected officials. Contractors board chief Margi Grein says the Senior Awareness Program aims to p...
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Judge turns down time request in club tax case
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A federal judge is denying a request for time for prosecutors to investigate whether he should remove himself from a former Las Vegas Strip nightclub operator’s criminal tax case. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that U.S. District Judge Kent Dawson on Tuesday rejected postponing a July 9 hearing until Aug. 20. Dawson sentenced Steve Davidovici last week to eight months’ home confinement, three years’ probation and about $...
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Nevada taxable sales up 5.1 percent in April
CARSON CITY (AP) — Taxable sales in Nevada rose 5.1 percent in April compared to the same month last year. The state Department of Taxation reports Nevada merchants sold $3.5 billion in goods on which the state collected $272.4 million in gross sales and use taxes, which are up 2.6 percent over April 2011. The report released Thursday says taxable sales rose in 13 of Nevada’s 17 counties. Clark County, the state’s population hub, saw sales inc...
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Hampton Inn & Suites Reno earns 2012 Certificate of Excellence
RENO — Hampton Inn & Suites in Reno announced this week that it has received a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence award. The accolade, which honors hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor, and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide. Approximately 10 percent of accommodations listed on TripAdvisor receive this prestigious award. “We are honored that...
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Sparks man named COUNTRY Financial rep
 SPARKS — Timothy McGrath of Sparks has been named a financial representative for COUNTRY Financial. McGrath recently completed the organization’s extensive training about the solutions COUNTRY offers to help clients become financially secure. The training also focuses on guiding clients toward successfully setting and achieving their goals.  McGrath can provide clients with auto, home, life and long term care insurance, annuities, mutual fund...
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