economy

Business
3:13 pm
Thu November 15, 2012

Economic index improves for ten states

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An index of economic conditions in 10 Midwest and Western states has jumped for a third straight month, but the looming "fiscal cliff" and other factors have shaken confidence in the region's economy for the coming months.

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Arts
1:00 am
Wed October 17, 2012

Historic north Omaha building to become an arts and culture center

A vacant building in north Omaha will soon become an arts and culture center thanks to a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Omaha
1:00 am
Wed September 26, 2012

Welcome to the Weekend: Omaha residents, visitors' videos part of tourism campaign

A campaign promoting Omaha as a tourist destination has resulted in 70 videos so far that highlight the city’s attractions and experiences.

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Government
2:16 pm
Mon September 24, 2012

Omaha's bond rating downgraded

It’ll cost the city of Omaha more in interest to borrow money for infrastructure projects.

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Business
4:59 am
Tue September 11, 2012

Business survey reflects uncertainties in economy

A survey of 21 corporate leaders in Iowa shows some uncertainty in hiring and big-ticket purchases.

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Business
10:10 am
Tue September 4, 2012

Report shows regional economy is slowing down

A Creighton University economist expects slow economic growth in the months ahead.

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Government
8:16 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

Omaha City Council approves amended 2013 budget

Omaha Mayor Jim Suttle says he’ll accept the changes made by city council members to the 2013 budget.

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Government
3:01 pm
Mon August 13, 2012

Omaha Mayor returns to work, defends pay raises for three staff members

Omaha Mayor Jim Suttle at a press conference Monday, his first day back at work after suffering a mild stroke.

Omaha Mayor Jim Suttle is back at work---and unhappy about what he sees as unfair attacks regarding raises given to three members of his staff.

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Business
5:06 am
Mon August 6, 2012

International Conference on Marxian Theory Holds Symposium at Creighton

Creighton University

"The Current Economic Crisis and its Roots: Perspectives from the USA and Europe" is the title of a symposium taking place at Creighton on Wednesday night.

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Omaha
2:00 pm
Tue July 17, 2012

No proposed tax increase in Omaha's 2013 budget

  • Mayor Suttle's 2013 budget presentation.

Omaha’s 2013 budget proposal contains no property tax increase, and estimates sales tax revenue will grow 1 to 3 percent.

Mayor Jim Suttle introduced the 2013 budget at Tuesday's City Council meeting. The general fund budget is $319.8 million, a 2.76 percent increase over the 2012 spending plan. Most of the growth in the 2013 plan is due to Omaha Public Works’ budget.

The budget plan accounts for 1.75 percent raises for police, fire, and civilian personnel in 2013. It also includes a police department recruit class.

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