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Nebraska Congressman Brad Ashford says reauthorization of the Export-Import bank is critical to jobs and trade.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A new report says Nebraska's unemployment rate dropped a tenth of a point to hit 2.5 percent in April, remaining the lowest rate in the nation.

A new report says fewer jobs are available to some Omahans depending on where they live in the metro area.

Attracting a young and skilled workforce and being a welcoming community are among the goals identified in the Heartland 2050 Vision.

Negotiations between the city and northeast Omaha landowners for a 68-acre site are on hold.

ALTOONA, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Terry Branstad has signed a bill that provides increased state funding and coordination for an apprenticeship program to train workers in skilled jobs including those in construction and information technology.

A petition drive begins Monday to place a minimum wage increase on the November ballot in Nebraska.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Supporters of a higher minimum wage in Nebraska are planning to gather signatures for a November ballot measure that would raise it to $9 an hour by 2016.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Governor Dave Heineman is hoping to lure military veterans to Nebraska with a campaign touting good jobs for vets.

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — Tyson Fresh Meats will be adding around 140 jobs at a Council Bluffs plant, now that Tyson has won more than $950,000 in Iowa tax credits.

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