economy

Business
9:37 am
Fri December 19, 2014

Brookings metropolitan policy expert: cities are driving economic growth

Cities are the networks that are driving the nation’s economy, according to a Brookings Institution metropolitan policy expert.

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Government
1:24 pm
Fri December 12, 2014

Iowa revenue ticks higher but slowdown possible

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A panel of state budget experts says state revenue continues to grow but at a slower pace than recent years which means lawmakers may need to show spending restraint in next year's state budget.

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Omaha
2:00 pm
Wed December 3, 2014

As demographics change, groups look to increase equity in opportunities

By 2040, 39 percent of the Omaha metro area’s population will be people of color.

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Business
8:58 am
Tue December 2, 2014

Report: slow growth ahead in Midwest, Plains

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A monthly report suggests slow economic growth is likely in nine Midwestern and Plains states in the months ahead because low crop and energy prices are hurting business.

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Business
10:05 am
Fri November 21, 2014

Nebraska jobless rate drops to 3.4 pct in October

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A newly released report says Nebraska's preliminary unemployment rate for October dropped to 3.4 percent.

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Business
8:25 am
Fri November 21, 2014

Survey suggests economy still slow in rural areas

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The economic outlook for rural areas of 10 states in the Plains and the West improved in November, but the monthly survey of bankers doesn't suggest much growth.

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Government
8:16 am
Wed November 12, 2014

$1.1B economic impact seen in Iowa oil pipeline

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — An analysis by a West Des Moines company says a proposed oil pipeline across Iowa would provide an economic impact of $1.1 billion to the state during two years of construction.

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Business
8:58 am
Mon November 3, 2014

Report: Midwest economic index drops again

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A monthly economic survey index for nine Midwestern and Plains has dropped again.

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Business
8:16 am
Fri September 19, 2014

Economy remains slow in rural parts of 10 states

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A new survey suggests economic growth in rural areas of Iowa, Nebraska and eight other Midwestern states will continue slowing down in the next few months.

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Business
8:27 am
Tue September 2, 2014

Report: Midwest economic index inched up in August

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A monthly economic survey index for nine Midwestern and Plains states rose slightly in August, suggesting growth is ahead.

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