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Business
7:51 am
Sat August 3, 2013

Court rules against Neb. county in wind-tax case

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Supreme Court has ruled that a wind-energy company which paid $1.6 million in local property taxes can now claim credit for that amount to avoid paying taxes over the next several years.

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Business
7:50 am
Sat August 3, 2013

Berkshire Hathaway's 2Q profit jumps 46 percent

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Berkshire Hathaway Incorporated's second-quarter profit jumped 46 percent as Warren Buffett's company reported big paper gains on the value of its investments and derivative contracts.

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Iowa
2:10 pm
Fri August 2, 2013

MidAmerican Energy warns of scam

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — MidAmerican Energy Company is warning customers of a telephone scam that appears to be targeting its customers.

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Health/Medical
8:12 am
Fri August 2, 2013

Health experts say risks higher with packaged salad mix

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Food safety experts say they're not surprised by a recent outbreak of a stomach bug that two states have linked to bagged salad.

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Government
8:08 am
Fri August 2, 2013

Lawmakers examine funding options for K-12 schools

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Members of the Legislature's Education Committee are weighing different funding options for K-12 schools, including a suggestion to let districts impose a local sales tax.

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Business
10:14 am
Thu August 1, 2013

Business conditions index declines in July

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A monthly survey of business leaders in nine Midwest and Plains states shows the region's economy will grow in the coming months, despite a fourth month of decline in the survey's overall index.

Creighton University economist Ernie Goss compiles the Business Conditions Survey of supply managers in nine states. July’s index was 53.5, down from 55.6 in June. Goss says the economy is growing, albeit slowly.

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Iowa
8:09 am
Wed July 31, 2013

Body pulled from Missouri River identified

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — Authorities have identified a man whose body was found floating in the Missouri River on Saturday.

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Omaha
8:07 am
Wed July 31, 2013

Man sentenced for crash that killed off-duty Ashland officer

PAPILLION, Neb. (AP) — A 24-year-old Papillion man has been sentenced to a year in prison for causing a crash last August that killed an off-duty Ashland police officer.

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Health/Medical
2:36 pm
Tue July 30, 2013

Pre-packaged salad mix the cause of cyclospora outbreak in Nebraska

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska health officials say a prepackaged salad mix is the source of a cyclospora outbreak that has sickened 78 people in the state since mid-June.

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Health/Medical
9:01 am
Tue July 30, 2013

First West Nile Virus case reported in Douglas County

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Health officials in Nebraska's largest county say a 75-year-old man infected with the West Nile virus is their first case this year.

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