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Brian Duggan/Nevada AppealSusan Shott, co-owner of Mama's Got A Brand New Bag in the Carson Mall, organizes her merchandise on Thursday.

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Making their own path: Nevada leads country in startups in 2010

Mario Benitez has spent more than a year scouring online job boards and sending out resumes for a chance to snag one of the precious few construction jobs in the region, so far to no avail. So about a month ago, Benitez decided to do what more and more Nevadans are doing in this time of double-digit unemployment: He decided to make a job for himself.

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