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Business
6:48 am
Sat March 8, 2014

Nebraska jobless rate drops again, to 3.5 pct

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A new report says Nebraska's preliminary unemployment rate in January hit 3.5 percent, its lowest mark since September 2008.

The rate was a tenth of a point under the 3.6 percent in December and four-tenths of a point below the January 2013 rate of 3.9 percent.

The state Department of Labor released the employment data on Friday.

The new Nebraska figure remained well below the national unemployment rate of 6.6 percent in January.

Business
8:06 am
Mon March 3, 2014

Midwest economic survey index drops slightly

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A monthly economic index for nine Midwestern and Plains states has dropped slightly but still suggests growth over the next three to six months.

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Nebraska
8:28 am
Mon February 24, 2014

Nebraska oil production up to 2.8M barrels in 2013

(Information in the following story is from: Lincoln Journal Star, http://www.journalstar.com)

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Oil production grew again last year in southwest Nebraska thanks to new techniques, but state officials don't expect the boom to last long.

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Government
8:25 am
Mon February 24, 2014

Neb. senator targets 'hold' charges on debit cards

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Hotels, gas stations and restaurants would have to notify customers if they place temporary hold charges on their debit cards, under a bill set for review in the Nebraska Legislature.

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Business
8:10 am
Fri February 21, 2014

Survey suggests Midwest economy losing steam

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An Omaha-based economist says a survey of bankers in 10 Midwest and Plains states suggests the regional economy is losing steam.

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Government
3:11 pm
Wed February 19, 2014

Nebraska law that allowed Keystone XL struck down

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A judge has struck down a Nebraska law that allowed the Keystone XL oil pipeline to proceed through the state.

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Omaha
1:02 pm
Wed February 19, 2014

Omaha's Civic Auditorium on the market

Omaha’s Civic Auditorium is for sale.

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Business
11:27 am
Wed February 19, 2014

Neb. nuclear plant to be discussed at public meeting

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Regulators will hold the first public meeting on the Fort Calhoun nuclear power plant since it restarted late last year.

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Nebraska
7:53 am
Tue February 18, 2014

Cabela's co-founder Richard Cabela dies at 77

SIDNEY, Neb. (AP) — One of the co-founders of outdoor outfitter Cabela's has died at the age of 77.

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Business
10:31 am
Mon February 17, 2014

Warren Buffett's shareholder letter due on March 1

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Billionaire Warren Buffett's annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders will be released on March 1st.

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