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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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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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Business
7:59 am
Mon July 22, 2013

Small business loans up during past three months

Nebraska's unemployment rate edged up slightly in June, but small business growth continues to be strong, according to the Small Business Administration.

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Business
10:23 am
Fri July 19, 2013

Nebraska unemployment rate edges up in June

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's preliminary unemployment rate rose two-tenths of a point in June, hitting 4 percent.

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Business
1:26 pm
Wed July 3, 2013

Fuel prices on the way down, but maybe not for long

Gas prices are down in the Omaha metro, in time for holiday travel.

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Business
3:47 pm
Mon July 1, 2013

Geico promotes No. 2 executive to president

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Geico is promoting the car insurer's No. 2 executive to president and chief operating officer, but the Berkshire Hathaway company says Tony Nicely remains active as chairman and CEO.

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Business
3:33 pm
Thu June 27, 2013

Google Announces Additional Investment in Iowa

Google’s initial investment in Iowa was 600 million for a data center in Council Bluffs.

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Business
6:22 am
Tue June 25, 2013

Cooper Nuclear Station subject of Wednesday NRC meeting

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission says there’s no threat to public health or safety after recent assessments found “safety culture” problems at Cooper Nuclear Station near Brownville.

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Business
12:18 pm
Fri June 21, 2013

Fuel taxes to rise next month in Nebraska

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraskans will have to pay more taxes on every gallon of fuel sold in the state starting in July.

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