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Home sales sends stocks higher, but problems loom
NEW YORK (AP) — On a day that brought both good and bad news about the economy, investors chose to see the glass as half-full. U.S. stocks edged higher through most of Thursday, pushed up by a batch of bright earnings reports and encouraging news about home sales. But the gains were kept in check by a disappointing report on unemployment claims, a decline in some European markets and weakness at big-name companies like Aetna, UPS and Dow Chemi...
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First local “cash mob” to be at Recycled Records
Movement seeks to show impact of shopping locally owned stores
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Tribe wins national planning award
NIXON — The Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe announced this week that the Pyramid Lake Economic Development Plan has been awarded the 2012 Donald E. Hunter Excellence in Economic Development Planning Honorable Mention Award by Economic Development Division of the American Planning Association. “The Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe is pleased to accept this prestigious national award as it represents one of the highest honors in the economic development plan...
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Two groups join to do Nevada market research
LAS VEGAS — Market research and economic analysis firm Applied Analysis announced Thursday it has entered into a formal operating agreement with Discovery Research Group to form Discovery Nevada to provide a broad array of primary market research services, including consumer sentiment surveys, web panel analyses, social media analytics, interactive focus groups and intercept surveys. Discovery Research Group and Applied Analysis have collabora...
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Greater Nevada Mortgage Services names new consultant
CARSON CITY — Greater Nevada Mortgage Services (GNMS) has added Dorene LuBawy to its team of Washoe County mortgage consultants. LuBawy has 35 years experience in the real estate industry, including lending, underwriting and sales. She is also an active volunteer for Special Olympics Northern Nevada and a graduate of the Reno/Sparks Chamber of Commerce Leadership Program. Nick Serrano, GNMS Vice President of Sales, said that the company has co...
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Lending pilot program opens second round of apps
WASHINGTON — The Intermediary Lending Pilot Program (ILP), which provides long-term loans to eligible non-profit intermediary lenders to finance their lending to small businesses, has opened a second competitive application period. As a result, small businesses, will soon have access to twice as many community-based funding sources under the U.S. Small Business Administration program. Launched last year under the Small Business Jobs Act of 201...
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Silver Legacy honors outstanding employees
RENO — Silver Legacy Resort Casino is honoring 15 outstanding employees for their commitment to excellence on the job. For their diligent work, each is being honored with a special award, given to those who exemplify outstanding service. Congratulations to the following Silver Legacy Sterling Star Award winners for the month of March. Karina Moran of keno Juliet Yanga of pit games Julie Gundle of pit games Sam Gibbs III of pit games Dennis Man...
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Chamber members to meet with secretary of state
RENO ­— The Chamber will hold a public police forum at 7:30 a.m. Thursday with Secretary of State Ross Miller at its office at 449 S. Virginia St. Listen and participate in an engaging discussion as Miller discusses the online business portal, how his office can assist with economic development efforts and the controversy over home-based businesses. Only members of The Chamber can attend and participate in its public policy forums. To join or ...
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UNR students shine in entrepreneurship competitions
First-ever Sontag Entrepreneurship Award finalists announced
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Ribbon cutting at Surgery office, Silver State Barricade
SPARKS ­— Ribbon-cutting ceremonies will be held next week at two Sparks businesses. A ribbon-cutting and open house for the Northern Nevada Medical Center’s new general surgery office, 2385 E. Prater Way, Medical Office Building, Suite 205. will be held Tuesday at 5 p.m. Come network with friendly medical staff and fellow members of The Chamber At 10 a.m. Thursday, a ribbon-cutting and open house will be held Silver State Barricade & Sign, 19...
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Lunch talk about doing it right first
RENO — The Reno-Tahoe Network of the American Businesswomen’s Association (ABWA) will hold its next luncheon program April 25 at the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa.  Matt Westfield will present “Strategies for Growing Your Busines — Doing The Right Things First.”  RSVP to www.abwa-reno.com or rten_abwa@yahoo.com. Price is $20 for members with reservations or $25 for non-members without reservations. For more information, call 225-7388.
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Construction jobs up in 171 of 337 metro areas
ARLINGTON, Va. — Construction employment increased in 171 out of 337 metropolitan areas between February 2011 and February 2012, decreased in 119 and stayed level in 47, according to a new analysis of federal employment data released today by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials said employment was increasing in many metro areas thanks in large part to growing private sector demand for construction. “It is encou...
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Site helps fight biz identity theft
CARSON CITY ­— Secretary of State Ross Miller’s battle against business identity theft is getting additional support through the launch of the first national website dedicated to the problem. The site, www.BusinessIDTheft.org, provides expert information on the many ways that business identity theft can occur; risk management and prevention information; victim assistance; comprehensive local resources for each U.S. state and territory; fraud p...
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Vanadium mine to get renewable energy veal
EUREKA — American Vanadium, a Canadian company developing the only vanadium mine in the U.S, announced the engagement this week of Hanlon Engineering to evaluate the installation of renewable energy generation at the company’s Gibellini Project site located in Eureka, a central Nevada community. The system will include a vanadium flow battery combined with integrated solar and wind electric power generation capable of providing energy in exces...
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Another new manufacturer lands in Douglas County
MINDEN — The Northern Nevada Development Authority (NNDA) announced this week the arrival of Life Enhancement Products, Inc. to the Sierra Region. The company will relocate to Minden from the San Francisco Bay Area on Aug. 1. The company plans to hire 18 people in the areas of customer service, shipping, quality control, reception, manufacturing and others. The company’s founder, Will Block, said that in Nevada, more than in California, busine...
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Local doctor to speak at hospital summit
RENO — T. Brian Callister, MD, FACP, FHM, has been selected as a speaker for the American Hospital Association’s 2012 Leadership Summit, to be held July 19-21 in San Francisco. The AHA summit draws more than 1,200 top executives who gather to hear from nationally recognized speakers on topics of strategic interest to hospitals and health systems. Dr. Callister will present “Successful discharge options for your medically complex patients: The ...
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Kodiak brown bear on the lam from wildlife refuge
300-pound animal climbed over electric fence that was turned off for maintenance
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Local broker speaks at world conference
RENO — Harvey Fennell, broker/owner of Dickson Realty, was recently a selected speaker at the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World 2012 Conference held in late March in Orlando, Fla. The event had nearly 1,000 top real estate brokers, managers and relocation professionals in attendance from the U.S. and more than a dozen countries. Participating brokerages represented a significant share of the U.S. real estate market with annual sales p...
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Financial literacy starts at home
Charles Schwab’s daughter talks about financial planning
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Wells Discovery Museum welcomes CFO
RENO — The Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum welcomes new Chief Financial Officer Jack Buchold to its full-time staff of 20. With 30 years of experience as a financial executive for privately held and publicly traded organizations, Buchold will manage the overall financial health of the museum, including operational, fundraising and strategic growth efforts and will oversee information technology. “The Discovery is a new, vital and growi...
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