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Business
10:50 am
Wed July 18, 2012

OPPD hopeful Fort Calhoun Station can reopen in September

Fort Calhoun Station.
OPPD

The Fort Calhoun nuclear plant could reopen in September, but only if it’s safe to do so.

OPPD and NRC updated the status of Fort Calhoun Station at a public meeting Tuesday night. The nuclear plant closed last April for refueling, and remained shut down during the Missouri River flooding.

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Business
1:31 pm
Thu July 12, 2012

Report calls for reform of Nebraska's tax system

An economic analysis group says Nebraska lawmakers need to explore changes to the state’s tax policy.

The Open Sky Policy Institute released a report Thursday morning on Nebraska’s budget and tax policy. Executive Director Renee Fry says state government needs to look at reforming the tax code, as well as expanding what goods and services are taxed. 

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Business
12:41 pm
Fri July 6, 2012

Report says some countries must raise retirement age, reform pension systems

A new report from an international economic development group says local and state governments will need to reform their pension systems as people live longer.

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Business
10:05 am
Tue July 3, 2012

Creighton economist expects weaker economic growth for the rest of 2012

A monthly indicator of economic health in nine Midwest and Plains states dropped in June.

Creighton University economist Ernie Goss compiles the Mid-America Business Conditions Report. The index dropped to 57.2 in June, down four-tenths of a point from the May report. It’s the second month in a row the index has dropped.

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Business
10:16 am
Fri June 1, 2012

Economic growth slows in May, as national unemployment rate rises

A monthly survey of business conditions in nine Midwest and Plains states shows economic growth slowed in May.

Creighton University economist Ernie Goss compiles the Mid-America Business Conditions report.  The business conditions index, which measures overall economic health, slipped to 57.6 in May from 60 in April. However, it continues to show economic growth in the region.

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Business
8:36 am
Wed May 9, 2012

Big Omaha conference focuses on entrepreneurship, collaboration

courtesy Silicon Prairie News

 

A conference bringing together entrepreneurs, innovators, and ideas begins today in Omaha.

Omaha-based Silicon Prairie News began Big Omaha in 2009. Now in its fourth year, the conference has grown to a three-day event with more than a dozen speakers.

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Business
12:56 pm
Mon May 7, 2012

Berkshire meeting brings national, global exposure to Omaha

 

The annual Berkshire Hathaway shareholders meeting brought visitors from all over the U.S., and the world, to Omaha.

Berkshire Hathaway hosted a series of events in Omaha for shareholders during the meeting weekend. Saturday’s meeting brought at least 35,000 shareholders to downtown.

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Business
9:16 pm
Sun May 6, 2012

Taxes, banking, Buffett's cancer diagnosis among the topics at Berkshire Hathaway meeting

Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett says he’s “feeling terrific” following his diagnosis of stage one prostate cancer.

Buffett’s cancer was among the first round of questions fielded Saturday morning at Berkshire’s annual shareholders meeting. The 81-year-old Buffett announced last month he had stage one prostate cancer, and will begin treatment in July. He told shareholders that he has four doctors, who’ve told him he won’t need to be hospitalized or take a day off work.

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Business
8:21 am
Wed May 2, 2012

Mid-America Business Conditions report shows continued economic growth in April

 

A survey of supply managers in nine states shows the economy is growing, in spite of continued troubles at the national level.

Creighton University economist Ernie Goss oversees the Mid-America Business Conditions survey. The Business Conditions Index, an overall indicator of economic health, climbed to 60 in April. A number above 50 indicates economic growth.  Goss says healthy agricultural and manufacturing sectors are to credit for the growth.

Business
2:20 pm
Tue April 24, 2012

Google building a second data center in Council Bluffs

Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad speaks at a news conference Tuesday announcing Google's second data center in Council Bluffs.
photo by Katie Schubert/KIOS-FM

Internet giant Google is building its second data center in five years in Council Bluffs.

Google employees were joined by Council Bluffs Mayor Tom Hanafan, Iowa Governor Terry Branstad, and Lieutenant Governor Kim Reynolds at the ground-breaking Tuesday. The $300 million data center will create at least 50 jobs.

Mayor Hanafan says the Internet giant’s investment has changed the city and the state of Iowa, and improved the economy. 

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