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COMING IN THIS WEEK’S BUSINESS PRESS

BANK ON IT: The Las Vegas Business Press profiles 10 of the most influential people in local community banking. They remind the public that they had nothing to do with the banking chicanery that leveled Wall Street.

LET US BE YOUR HANDS: Local occupational therapy students from Touro University invent low-cost gadgets to help disabled people perform everyday tasks.

EXECUTIVE SNAPSHOT: Service 1st Bank of Nevada Vice Chairman and CEO William Martin discusses his love of World War II history and describes the thrill of driving sports cars.

THIS WEEK’S BUSINESS PRESS POLL QUESTION

Log onto the Las Vegas Business Press website and let us hear your opinion on this week’s question.

A mining tax initiative will not be on the November ballot, but supporters say they will continue to seek enough signatures to get the initiative before voters. The initiative would have changed the state constitution so mining companies would be taxed on gross proceeds rather than net proceeds — which allows companies to deduct expenses before calculating their taxes. The proposal also would change the tax rate from “not to exceed” to “not less than” 5 percent.

Do you think the public should get a chance to vote on the proposals to increase taxes on the mining industry?

Answer at www.lvbusinesspress.com/poll/

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