business http://kios.org en Utilities get more time to gauge flood risks http://kios.org/post/utilities-get-more-time-gauge-flood-risks <div><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 13px;">OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Federal regulators have given Nebraska's two biggest utilities more time to evaluate flooding hazards at their two nuclear power plants. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:45:24 +0000 Associated Press 50576 at http://kios.org Investigators say overloaded bins caused collapse of Omaha plant http://kios.org/post/investigators-say-overloaded-bins-caused-collapse-omaha-plant <div><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 13px;">OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Federal investigators say overloaded storage bins on the roof of an Omaha livestock feed manufacturer's plant caused the building collapse that killed two people in January. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 16:23:47 +0000 Associated Press 50525 at http://kios.org Small business loans on the rise in Nebraska http://kios.org/post/small-business-loans-rise-nebraska <p>The Small Business Administration says loans to small businesses in Nebraska are up almost 13 percent from last year. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 13:43:56 +0000 Katie Knapp Schubert 50518 at http://kios.org Nebraska jobless rate drops to 3.5 percent in June http://kios.org/post/nebraska-jobless-rate-drops-35-percent-june <div><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 13px;">LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A newly released report says Nebraska's preliminary unemployment rate dropped to 3.5 percent in June. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 14:55:11 +0000 Associated Press 50413 at http://kios.org Group plans to fight minimum wage ballot measure http://kios.org/post/group-plans-fight-minimum-wage-ballot-measure <p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 13px;">LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A taxpayer advocacy group says it will campaign against a ballot measure to increase Nebraska's minimum wage. Tue, 08 Jul 2014 16:38:13 +0000 Associated Press 49864 at http://kios.org Entrepreneur says startups changing the landscape in the Middle East http://kios.org/post/entrepreneur-says-startups-changing-landscape-middle-east <p>A Washington-based tech entrepreneur says startup businesses are changing the landscape in the Middle East and other emerging markets. Mon, 07 Jul 2014 13:20:43 +0000 Katie Knapp Schubert 49800 at http://kios.org Min. wage petition gets nearly 135K signatures http://kios.org/post/min-wage-petition-gets-nearly-135k-signatures <p>LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Supporters of a higher minimum wage have collected nearly 135,000 signatures to place the issue on the November ballot, well beyond the minimum required. Sat, 05 Jul 2014 11:18:18 +0000 Associated Press 49734 at http://kios.org Report gives Nebraska passing grades for its small business climate http://kios.org/post/report-gives-nebraska-passing-grades-its-small-business-climate <p>Nebraska gets a B+ when it comes to an overall climate of friendliness for small businesses.</p><p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 06:00:00 +0000 Katie Knapp Schubert 49380 at http://kios.org Capitol District to feature hotel, apartments, office space http://kios.org/post/capitol-district-feature-hotel-apartments-office-space <p>Omaha’s Capitol District project is underway. Fri, 20 Jun 2014 19:00:40 +0000 Katie Knapp Schubert 49015 at http://kios.org District to phase out coal at Omaha power plant http://kios.org/post/district-phase-out-coal-omaha-power-plant <div><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 13px;">OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Omaha Public Power District board has decided to phase out coal to generate electrical power at its Omaha plant. Thu, 19 Jun 2014 17:57:13 +0000 Associated Press 48957 at http://kios.org