David Brown is the President and CEO of the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce. Brown spoke at this month’s Press Club Noon Forum.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A new report says Nebraska's unemployment rate remained unchanged at 2.9 percent in October and was the second lowest state rate in the nation.

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The area around the Mid-America Center in Council Bluffs is growing, with a recreation complex and hotel in the works.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The developer of the Keystone XL pipeline has withdrawn its application for route approval through Nebraska, but a spokesman says the Canadian company reserves the right to reapply.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — More than a dozen Nebraska and Council Bluffs grocery stores have eliminated tainted beef from suppliers that used products from an Omaha meat-processing facility.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The founder and former chief executive officer of TierOne Bank has been found guilty of 12 counts related to the bank's failure in 2010.

The city of Omaha has bought three historic downtown buildings for $10 million.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska officials say they will receive more than $455,000 in a settlement with two pharmaceutical companies that were accused of overcharging state Medicaid programs.

NEW YORK (AP) — ConAgra Foods is selling its private label operations to TreeHouse Foods for about $2.7 billion as part its plan to focus more on name brands including Chef Boyardee and Slim Jim.