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New Nevada bank association chief has eye on future

Phyllis Gurgevich earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology with a concentration in criminal justice and an English minor from Purdue University. But instead of interviewing criminals or possibly writing true crime novels, she built her career around writing and publishing for trade magazines and running associations.

Apple Pay’s quest to replace plastic meets resistance

When Apple Pay was announced at a highly-choreographed launch event in September, industry analysts and experts declared that the mobile payment system had a shot at doing what other digital wallets have so far failed to do: Dethrone plastic credit and debit cards as shoppers’ default way of making a purchase.

Want greater wealth? Buckle down and get to work

The newly released “High Net Worth Report” by the Private Bank of Nevada State Bank, drawing up the BLS Time Use Survey, found higher income individuals get about eight hours and six minutes of sleep each night — about 3.3 percent less than the lower income set.

Nevada State Bank reports $33.1 million in loan growth

Nevada State Bank, a subsidiary of Zions Bancorp., on Friday reported loan growth of $33.1 million for the first quarter of 2014. The bank’s year-over-year loan growth was $233.9 million, and the company posted a net income of $2.3 million. That extended a positive trend of quarterly earnings since 2010, according to a news release.