WaterStart Program Addresses Technology Challenges After an initial $4.3 million investment, Nevada’s WaterStart program, from the Desert Research Institute (DRI) has already addressed $30 million in water technology challenges in the state. The program was funded through the Knowledge Fund, which is administered by the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED). … [Read more...] about Around the State
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LAS VEGAS – The next time you receive a frantic call from someone saying they are your grandchild and asking for money, make sure it’s actually your grandchild who’s calling. According to the Federal Trade Commission, between 2012 and 2014, consumers reported more than $42 million in losses from scams involving the impersonation of family members and friends. This scam, … [Read more...] about Nevada State Bank Warns Older Americans About Grandparent Scam in Recognition of May as “Older Americans Month”
LAS VEGAS - It’s the most prevalent tax scam – and the peak season is upon us. We’re talking about tax identity theft and refund fraud. This scam has become a serious problem due to its simplicity. Identity thieves steal sensitive personal information – primarily Social Security numbers and birthdates – and then file fake tax returns requesting refunds using the stolen … [Read more...] about Protect Against Tax Identity Theft
While a noticeable lack of silver in the Silver State has put the pinch on residents and businesses in recent years, one of the few industries to have thrived has been debt collections. As a result of the state’s heavily touted, sky-high unemployment rates, we've seen explosive growth not only in foreclosures but also in household debt. According to Consumer Reports, in … [Read more...] about Digging up the Debt: Nevada’s Collections Industry
Are you operating a franchise system without realizing it? If you are licensing to others the right to use your trademark for a fee, the answer could be yes. Under both federal and some state laws, a business relationship may be a franchise -- even if neither of the parties intended to create one. At the federal level, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) is the body that … [Read more...] about The Unintended Franchise: If It Quacks Like A Duck . . .