economy

Government
9:02 am
Fri February 8, 2013

Modest economic growth forecast in 2013 for Nebraska

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — State forecasters are predicting modest economic and employment growth in Nebraska this year, and a pullback in farm incomes from their all-time highs.

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Education
4:34 am
Mon January 28, 2013

Room and board rates going up at NU campuses

Students at NU campuses in Omaha, Lincoln, Kearney, and at the College of Technical Agriculture will pay more for room and board next year.

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Business
9:23 am
Fri January 18, 2013

Nebraska unemployment rate unchanged in December

Nebraska’s seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate held at 3.7 percent in December.

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Business
2:34 pm
Thu January 17, 2013

Survey of bankers shows continued economic growth

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A new survey of rural bankers suggests that growth in farmland prices, cash rents and farm equipment sales remain strong despite the continuing threat of drought in some Midwestern and northern Plains states.

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Government
2:00 pm
Thu January 3, 2013

Spending cuts, other items before Congress again in two months

While much of the impact of the fiscal cliff was avoided with legislation passed by Congress, there will still be economic effects.

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Government
9:38 am
Fri December 21, 2012

Nebraska unemployment rate at four-year low

Nebraska’s unemployment rate is at its lowest level in four years.

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Business
9:25 am
Fri December 21, 2012

Monthly business survey shows continued growth

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A new survey of rural bankers shows that rising commodity prices and lower energy costs are helping businesses in Midwestern states and the northern Plains.

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Business
2:11 pm
Fri December 14, 2012

Iowa Business Council indicators show slight improvement

Credit www.iowabusinesscouncil.com

After three months of negative economic numbers, the Iowa Business Council’s fourth quarter indicators are up slightly.

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Business
1:00 am
Wed December 12, 2012

UNO economist sees some impact on economy if no deal is reached to avoid a fiscal cliff

A UNO economist says the fiscal cliff might not have a significant impact on the nation’s unemployment rate.

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Government
5:31 am
Mon December 3, 2012

Douglas County officials: eliminating inheritance tax would cut services, raise taxes

A new report from Nebraska’s Open Sky Policy Institute says counties would have to raise property taxes an average of seven percent if the inheritance tax ends.

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