economy

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A new monthly survey of bankers suggests the economy is slowing down in rural areas of Nebraska, Iowa and eight other Midwestern states.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A new federal report says consumer spending in Nebraska rebounded in the years after the recession and outpaced the national average.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A monthly economic survey index for nine Midwestern and Plains states has slumped after hitting a three-year high a month earlier.

The Small Business Administration says loans to small businesses in Nebraska are up almost 13 percent from last year.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A newly released report says Nebraska's preliminary unemployment rate dropped to 3.5 percent in June.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Higher than expected tax collections will boost Nebraska's cash reserve to a projected $707.5 million.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A monthly economic index for nine Midwestern and Plains states has inched up again, suggesting more economic growth over the next three to six months.

A report issued Tuesday says the overall Mid-America Business Conditions Index rose to 60.6 in June from 60.5 in May, hitting another three-year high.

Looking six months ahead, the business confidence portion of the overall index rose to 63.6 from 62.5 in May.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A monthly economic index for nine Midwestern and Plains states has inched up to hit another three-year high, suggesting more economic growth over the next three to six months.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The economy appears to be gaining strength in rural parts of 10 Plains and Western states.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A newly released report says Nebraska's preliminary unemployment rate inched up a tenth of a point to hit 3.7 percent in March, compared with 3.6 percent in February.

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