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TRIC Changing The Future For Storey County

Tahoe Reno Industrial Center, located in Storey County and is considered the world's largest industrial park, is now the home of various prominent large companies. The presence of the industrial park has also proven how abundant the Storey County in terms of resources. (Courtesy: Tahoe Reno Industrial Center)

(Sally Roberts, Nevada Appeal) – Tahoe Reno Industrial Center (TRIC) has been on its way in unraveling Storey County’s rich natural resources through more advanced technological means since a Storey County Zoning Ordinace was passed almost about two decades ago. Comstock Lode had formerly led the county in the 19th century …

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Digging Deeper Into The Lucky Dragon Hotel-Casino With Developer Andrew Fonfa

The Lucky Dragon Hotel and Casino at the west of Sahara Avenue. (Courtesy: Las Vegas Weekly)

(Brock Radke, Las Vegas Weekly) – The Lucky Dragon hotel and casino on Sahara Avenue just west of the Strip has been one of the most mysterious Vegas developments in recent memory. It’s a rare thing for a resort project on or near the Strip—even a boutique property like this, with …

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Attorney General Laxalt Warns Businesses Of Compliance Postcard Scam

(Office of the Nevada Attorney General) – Today, Nevada Attorney General Adam Paul Laxalt encourages Nevadans to be aware of a new business compliance postcard scam reported by several Nevada business owners. Businesses may receive a postcard from a company called “Business Compliance Division” prompting them to call immediately to avoid …

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What Congress can Learn about Trade from a Tale of Two Lemonade Stands

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(Chuck Muth) – Once upon a time there were two little girls living on opposite sides of town who decided to earn some extra spending money by selling lemonade on weekends during their summer break from school. Samantha lived in a gated community of upper-middle class families.  It had a well-maintained …

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Marketers Predict the Future … of Email

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(Taylor Knight, Target Marketing) – While we experience the upmost convenience of email and satisfy ourselves with its priceless ease in making use of it as our tool for communication, technology experts and email marketers foresee more advantages and benefits will be brought by email to its users, taking into emphasis …

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Nabisco-Mexico Oreo caper exposes failed U.S. trade & labor policies

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(Rick Manning) – I am a big fan of Heritage Foundation as a whole and agree with their analysis a vast majority of the time, but a recent Contributors piece by Bryan Riley extolling the virtues of trade was wrong factually in creating anecdotal evidence to support his theory. This is …

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Google Books Allowed To Continue After Supreme Court Rejects Authors Guild Appeal

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(Consumerist.com) – After more than a decade of legal back-and-forth, the issue of whether or not Google Books — which allows users to search the texts of millions of scanned books — violates copyright law has been settled (for now), as the U.S. Supreme Court today refused to hear an …

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$85 Million Patent Verdict, Largest Ever Against Google, Wiped Out On Appeal

Google nearly had to pay $85 million over a 1996 patent to cover Android's push notifications. (Courtesy: Ars Technica)

Patent describes a failed company’s 1996 desktop notification system. (Joe Mullin, Ars Technica) – In 2014, an East Texas jury ordered Google to pay $85 million to SimpleAir, a “patent troll” company with no business beyond enforcing its patents. It was a massive victory for the company, which claimed that Google’s use of push notifications in Android phones infringed …

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New bill designed to stop egregious venue shopping by patent trolls

Norvegian Troll. (Courtesy: R Street Institute)

  (Nathan Leamer, R Street Institute) – Abusive patent litigation siphons tens of billions of dollars from the economy every year. In addition to burdening American entrepreneurs with lost revenues and great uncertainty, the scourge of frivolous lawsuits depletes funds that otherwise could have used toward research and development, venture-capital investment, …

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Setting the Record Straight on Fracking

THOMAS J. DONOHUE President and CEO, U.S. Chamber of Commerce In the hunt for primary election votes, the truth sometimes suffers. This election cycle the truth about hydraulic fracturing certainly has. The debate wasn’t helped recently by the administration, which will use its waning days to develop new methane emissions …

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