BUSINESS

Women’s Business Center Expands

April 8, 2022

(NSN Business)

On March 29, 2022, the SBA announced the expansion of the Women’s Business Center network to each state in the nation.

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Warren Buffet Buying Spree Continues, HP Soars

April 8, 2022

(Josh Funk – Associated Press)

Shares of HP Inc. jumped nearly 15% Thursday after Warren Buffett's company snapped up more than 11% of the printer and computer maker over the past week in another uncharacteristic tech investment from the billionaire.

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Walmart Offers Supply-Chain Workers Chance to Drive Trucks

April 8, 2022

(Anne D’Innocenzio – Associated Press)

Walmart workers who once unloaded trucks now have a chance to drive them.

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Fed Casting Its Inflation Fight as Battle Against Inequality

April 8, 2022

(Christopher Rugaber – Associated Press)

As the Federal Reserve intensifies its efforts to tame high inflation, its top officials are casting their aggressive drive in a new light: As a blow against economic inequality.

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The Union for Contemporary Arts

April 7, 2022

(NSN News)

The Union for Contemporary Arts recently acquired a building next door to renovate for their theater program.

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Miami’s Crypto Craze on Full Display

April 7, 2022

(Adriana Gomez Licon – Associated Press)

Thousands of cryptocurrency enthusiasts are gathering in Miami as the city builds its reputation as one of the key locations to develop the blockchain technology despite its underdog status.

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Tech Stocks Lead Indexes Lower on Wall Street

April 7, 2022

(Damian J. Troise – Associated Press)

Stocks fell in afternoon trading on Wall Street Wednesday and bond yields rose as investors try to estimate how quickly the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates and take other steps to fight inflation.

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Zoos Hiding Birds as Avian Flu Spreads

April 7, 2022

(Josh Funk – Associated Press)

Zoos across North America are moving their birds indoors and away from people and wildlife as they try to protect them from the highly contagious and potentially deadly avian influenza.

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Peloton Releases the Guide

April 6, 2022

(NSN Business)

Peloton has added to its arsenal. They have released a new strength training product, the Peloton Guide.

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Walgreens Goes to Trial in Florida Lawsuit on Opioids

April 6, 2022

(Curt Anderson – Associated Press)

Most of the defendants in Florida's lawsuit over the opioid epidemic have settled for more than $870 million, according to the state attorney general. One remains: Walgreens Co. is not giving up.

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Treasury Bars Russia Payments in Dollars from US Accounts

April 6, 2022

(Fatima Hussein – Associated Press)

The Treasury Department is moving to keep the Russian government from making debt payments at U.S. banks with U.S. dollars, restricting one of the strategies President Vladimir Putin is using to stave off default, an agency official said Tuesday.

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Stocks Fall on Wall Street as Tech Slips, Bond Yields Jump

April 6, 2022

(Damian J. Troise and Alex Veiga – Associated Press)

Stocks closed lower on Wall Street Tuesday and bond yields jumped as remarks by a Federal Reserve governor fueled expectations on Wall Street that the central bank is prepared to more aggressively raise interest rates and take other steps in a bid to tame surging inflation.

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Craft Watering Holes Hold Annual Celebrations

April 5, 2022

(Trevor Reilly - NSN News)

On Saturday, two of Lincoln’s unique beer venues held their first celebrations since the Lincoln and Lancaster County “COVID risk dial” moved into the green on March 22nd.

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Suddenly, Twitter’s Biggest Stakeholder is Elon Musk

April 5, 2022

(Michelle Chapman and Tom Krisher – Associated Press)

Tesla CEO Elon Musk acquired a 9% stake in Twitter to become its largest shareholder at a time when he is questioning the social media platform's dedication to free speech and the First Amendment.

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Stocks Close Higher, Twitter Soars on News of Musk Stake

April 5, 2022

(Damian J. Troise and Alex Veiga – Associated Press)

Stocks shook off a downbeat start to close higher Monday, as big gains by technology and communications companies helped offset losses elsewhere on Wall Street.

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Russia War Could Further Raise Auto Prices and Shortages

April 4, 2022

(Tom Krisher and Kelvin Chan – Associated Press)

BMW has halted production at two German factories. Mercedes is slowing work at its assembly plants. Volkswagen, warning of production stoppages, is looking for alternative sources for parts.

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Airlines Cancel More Than 3,500 Flights Over Weekend

April 4, 2022

(Tali Arbel – Associated Press)

Airlines have canceled more than 3,500 U.S. flights this weekend and delayed thousands more, citing weather in Florida and other issues.

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YP Summit Hosts Young Professionals

April 3, 2022

(Jacob Baker - NSN Business)

The Omaha Chamber helps amplify young voices. Thursday the Omaha Chamber of Commerce hosted their Young Professionals Summit, the largest YP Summit in the country, with more than 1,500 attendees.

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Applebee’s Franchisee Worker Fired Over Email

April 3, 2022

(Associated Press)

Applebee's has confirmed that an employee of a Missouri-based franchisee has been fired after sending an email speculating that high gas prices and the end of pandemic stimulus money would force employees to work longer hours for lower pay.

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LIBA Awards

April 2, 2022

(NSN Business)

The Lincoln Independent Business Association champions its members. Thursday evening, LIBA held their 2022 Free Enterprise Celebration. The event was hosted at the Lincoln Pinnacle Bank Arena, a change from Embassy Suites where the event had been previously hosted.

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Nebraska Advances $1M for Study of Troubled Ethanol Plant

April 2, 2022

(Associated Press)

Nebraska could spend up to $1 million to study the long-term health and environmental consequences of a troubled ethanol plant under a bill that lawmakers advanced Thursday.

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Amazon Workers in NYC Vote to Unionize

April 2, 2022

(Haleluya Hadero and Anne D’Innocenzio - Associated Press)

Amazon workers in Staten Island, New York, voted to unionize on Friday, marking the first successful U.S. organizing effort in the retail giant's history and handing an unexpected win to a nascent group that fueled the union drive.

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A Pretty Penny for Pretty Art

April 1, 2022

(Nicholaus Perry – NSN Business)

As supply chain shortages continue to affect the world, artists and crafters haven’t been insulated from the impact.

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Nevada Gun Manufacturer’s Licensed Revoked

April 1, 2022

(Michael Balsamo – Associated Press)

Federal officials have revoked the license of a Nevada-based gun manufacturer that was accused of illegally selling guns and went bankrupt but then rebranded itself.

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Grassroots Labor Group Takes on Amazon in Union Fight

April 1, 2022

(Haleluya Hadero – Associated Press)

An independent group formed by former and current Amazon workers is trying to organize a company warehouse in New York City, a David and Goliath scenario that could lead to the retail giant's first unionized facility in the U.S.

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Key Inflation Gauge Sets 40-Year High as Gas and Food Soar

April 1, 2022

(Christopher Rugaber – Associated Press)

An inflation gauge that is closely monitored by the Federal Reserve jumped 6.4% in February compared with a year ago, with sharply higher prices for food, gasoline and other necessities squeezing Americans' finances.

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Saddle Creek Development Approved for TIF

March 31, 2022

(NSN Business)

Omaha City Council voted 7 to 0 to approve the proposed $5,156,000 Tax Increment Financing package for the Saddle Creek Redevelopment project at their Tuesday meeting. The project envisions two commercial buildings and a six-story, 195 unit apartment complex.

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The City of Omaha Loses Bid for Olympic Trials

March 31, 2022

(Jacob Baker - NSN Business)

On Monday, the City of Omaha lost the bid to host the 2024 Olympic Swim Trials to Indianapolis.

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Kellogg’s Workers Win Big

March 31, 2022

(Josh Funk – Associated Press)

Several hundred workers at a Kellogg's plant that makes Cheez-Its won a new contract that delivers more than 15% wage increases over three years after 1,400 workers at the company's cereal plants went on strike for nearly three months last fall.

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Nebraska Advances Bill for Casino Development

March 31, 2022

(Associated Press)

A bill that would ease Nebraska into new casino development while trying to prevent a surge in new facilities won first-round approval from lawmakers on Tuesday.

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China’s TikTok & Facebook Influencers Push Propaganda

March 31, 2022

(Amanda Seitz, Eric Tucker and Mike Catalini – Associated Press)

To her 1.4 million followers across TikTok, YouTube, Instagram and Facebook, Vica Li says she is a "life blogger" and "food lover" who wants to teach her fans about China so they can travel the country with ease.

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Omaha Council Approves $62.7 Million TIF for Tower

March 30, 2022

(Jacob Baker - NSN Business)

City Council unanimously Tuesday to approve the $62,751,034 Tax Increment Financing (TIF) package for the new Mutual of Omaha tower in downtown Omaha.

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UnitedHealth to Buy LHC Group for $5.4 Billion

March 30, 2022

(Associated Press)

UnitedHealth Group will spend $5.4 billion to acquire LHC Group and delve deeper into home health, an area of care expected to grow as baby boomers age.

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Garden Centers Spring to Life

March 30, 2022

(Sarah Dighans - NSN News)

As Nebraskans thaw their way into spring, blooms slowly spring to new life. It’s a predictable cycle that’s comfortably reliable. Connie Knudson, no stranger to the cycle, grew up in a family of nine on a farm in Iowa and helped tend the family garden. Knudson recalled how much she hated the garden because of the amount of work it required. As she grew older, however, gardening kept finding its way into her life.

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US Job Openings Remain Near Record High

March 30, 2022

(Christopher Rugaber – Associated Press)

Job openings hovered at a near-record level in February, little changed from the previous month, continuing a trend that Federal Reserve officials see as a driver of inflation.

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US Consumers Still Confident, but Outlook Not As Rosy

March 30, 2022

(Matt Ott – Associated Press)

U.S. consumer confidence bounced back in March and remains high, though consumers' short-term outlook is not quite as rosy.

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Walmart Ending Cigarette Sales in Some Stores

March 29, 2022

(Anne D’Innocenzio – Associated Press)

Walmart will no longer sell cigarettes in some of its stores though tobacco sales can be a significant revenue generator.

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Tesla Seeks 2nd Stock Split in 2 Years

March 29, 2022

(Associated Press)

Shares of Tesla jumped at the opening bell Monday after the electric car maker announced its second stock split in less than two years.

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Fighting to Keep up With the Supply Chain

March 28, 2022

(Nicholaus Perry – NSN Business)

Availability for electronics, food, furniture and other goods has been decreasing due to recent supply chain management issues. These products can’t meet the current consumer demands.

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Ukrainian Fashion Brand in Bombarded City Picks Up and Flees

March 28, 2022

(Cara Anna - Associated Press)

Just days ago, Artem Gorelov was trying to survive in one of the most brutal parts of Ukraine, the Russian-occupied Kyiv suburb of Bucha. Now he stands in a quiet room in the late afternoon sunlight, hand-making hats for a local fashion brand worn by Madonna and Ukraine's first lady.

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Investing in the Future, Today

March 27, 2022

(Charissa Hansen - NSN Business)

Invest Nebraska just celebrated its 20th birthday. They’ve been helping Nebraska grow its entrepreneurial ecosystem in those 20 years, growing significantly in recent years. They have no plans of slowing down.

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EU Agrees on New Digital Rules to Rein in Big Tech Dominance

March 27, 2022

(Kevin Chan and Sam Petrequin - Associated Press)

The European Union set the stage for a stepped-up crackdown on big tech companies with an agreement on landmark digital rules to rein in online "gatekeepers" such as Google and Facebook parent Meta.

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Zongkers Custom Furniture Built to Last

March 26, 2022

(Jacob Baker - NSN Business)

Zongkers Custom Woods, located in Omaha’s Little Italy district, is one of the nation's premier custom furniture makers.

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Ukraine War Drives US, EU Deal to Undercut Russian Energy

March 26, 2022

(Raf Casert - Associated Press)

With stunning speed, Russia's war in Ukraine is driving Western Europe into the outstretched arms of the United States again, especially apparent when President Joe Biden offered a major expansion of natural gas shipments to his European Union counterpart Friday.

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AP-NORC Poll: Low Marks for Biden on Economy as Prices Rise

March 26, 2022

(Josh Boak and Emily Swanson - Associated Press)

A majority of Americans say they don't blame President Joe Biden for high gasoline prices, but they're giving his economic leadership low marks amid fears of inflation and deep pessimism about economic conditions.

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Trump DC Hotel gets OK to Sell to Miami Investment Fund

March 26, 2022

(Bernard Condon - Associated Press)

Donald Trump's luxury hotel near the White House, which drew diplomats, lobbyists and plenty of controversy while he was president, received government approval Friday to hand the keys to a Miami investment fund, a last hurdle to a sale that many industry experts doubted would ever go through.

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After Years of Rivalry, Uber Puts NYC Taxi Cabs on Its App

March 25, 2022

(Michelle Chapman - Associated Press)

Uber, hit by driver shortages and a surge in food delivery requests during the pandemic, will list New York City taxi cabs on its app, a partnership that until recently would have been unthinkable with both camps fighting ferociously for the same customers.

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Stock Buybacks Show no Signs of a Slowdown so far this Year

March 25, 2022

(Damian J. Troise - Associated Press)

Companies in the S&P 500 bought a record amount of their own stock last year and don't show any signs of slowing down.

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American Weekly Jobless Claims at Lowest Level Since 1969

March 25, 2022

(Matt Ott - Associated Press)

The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits last week fell to its lowest level in 52 years as the U.S. job market continues to show strength in the midst of rising costs and an ongoing virus pandemic.

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Pandemic Relief Money Spent on Hotel, Ballpark, Ski Slopes

March 24, 2022

(Brian Slodysko - Associated Press)

Thanks to a sudden $140 million cash infusion, officials in Broward County, Florida, recently broke ground on a high-end hotel that will have views of the Atlantic Ocean and an 11,000-square-foot spa.

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Thailand Bans Cryptocurrency Payments for Goods and Services

March 24, 2022

(Associated Press)

Thailand's securities regulator announced Wednesday that it is barring the use of cryptocurrencies for payment of goods and services.

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FBI Sees Growing Russian Hacker Interest in US Energy Firms

March 24, 2022

(Eric Tucker and Jake Bleiberg - Associated Press)

The FBI is warning that it has seen increased interest by Russian hackers in energy companies since the start of Russia's war against Ukraine, though it is offering no indication that a specific cyberattack is planned.

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Digging Deep with Dry Needling

March 23, 2022

(Charissa Hansen - NSN Business)

Functional Dry Needling is a way of using a needle to achieve more mobility and relieve tightness, or “knots”, out of muscles. Individuals who receive Dry Needling treatments do so to gain increased mobility. It allows them to do what they may have been restricted from doing, whether it be intense physical activity or simply standing and walking. Providers like Gina V Physical Therapy use Dry Needling to get patients back to doing what they want and need to do.

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Bird Flu Found in Nebraska

March 23, 2022

(Associated Pres)

Nebraska agriculture officials say 570,000 broiler chickens will be slaughtered after bird flu was confirmed in the flock.

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Nebraska Budget Measures Advances Through Initial Vote

March 23, 2022

(Grant Schulte – Associated Press)

Nebraska lawmakers gave initial approval Tuesday to a state budget bill that includes $53.5 million to lay the groundwork for a canal project to divert water out of Colorado, plus millions of dollars for other projects around the state.

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BuzzFeed Top Editors Leaving

March 23, 2022

(Tali Arbel – Associated Press)

BuzzFeed is shrinking and shifting the focus of its Pulitzer prize-winning news division as the digital media company, best known for its lighthearted lists and quizzes, strives to increase its profitability.

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Furniture Flipping Inspiration

March 22, 2022

(Sarah Dighans - NSN News)

Lauren Hull, 26, of Papillion, NE is a kindergarten teacher turned Furniture Flipping Teacher and YouTube sensation.

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Berkshire’s $11.6B Deal Expands Insurance Business

March 22, 2022

(Michele Chapman and Josh Funk – Associated Press)

Warren Buffett, who started the year bemoaning the lack of potential acquisitions for his conglomerate, Berkshire Hathaway, announced Monday that it would acquire the insurance company Alleghany for $11.6 billion.

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Powell Says Fed Will Hike Further and Faster if Necessary

March 22, 2022

(Christopher Rugaber – Associated Press)

Chair Jerome Powell said Monday that the Federal Reserve would raise its benchmark short-term interest rate faster than expected, and high enough to restrain growth and hiring, if it decides this would be necessary to slow rampaging inflation.

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Workers on Strike at California Refinery Owned by Chevron

March 22, 2022

(Associated Pres)

More than 500 workers at a Chevron Corp. refinery in the San Francisco Bay Area went on strike early Monday over safety concerns and to demand a salary increase to keep up with inflation and the area's high cost of living.

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A Mycelium Mystery

March 21, 2022

(Jacob Baker - NSN Business)

Spring months mean the sun and Nebraskans’ reemergence into the outdoors. Springtime in Nebraska has another element – a trip to state parks for delicious treasures in Morel mushrooms. Every year hundreds of people descend on state parks and other unmolested areas to hunt for the elusive Morsels.

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Canadian Pacific Rail Work Stoppage Could Hit US Agriculture

March 21, 2022

(Associated Press)

Canadian Teamsters and CP Rail blamed each other for a work stoppage Sunday that brought trains to a halt across Canada and interrupted fertilizer and other shipments to and from the U.S.

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Chambers Back Infrastructure Provisions in Budget Proposal

March 20, 2022

(NSN Business)

On Tuesday, a statewide coalition of chambers and economic developers recognized legislative leaders for advancing key budget recommendations out of committee. These recommendations are key to attracting and retaining talent, building supply chain resilience, and creating new opportunities for all Nebraskans.

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Former Apple Employee Charged with Defrauding $10 Million

March 20, 2022

(Associated Press)

A former Apple employee has been charged with defrauding the tech giant out of more than $10 million by taking kickbacks, stealing equipment and laundering money, federal prosecutors said.

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Japan to invest $42B in India

March 20, 2022

(Sheikh Saaliq – Associated Press)

Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on Saturday said his country will invest $42 billion in India over the next five years in a deal that is expected to boost bilateral trade.

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Constricting Gas Prices Affecting Delivery Drivers

March 19, 2022

(NSN Business)

As gas prices continue to climb in Omaha, DoorDash and Uber drivers’ pockets are hurting to keep up. The average price of a gallon of gasoline in Nebraska has risen by $0.50 over the last month, according to the American Automobile Association.

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2nd Amazon Warehouse in NYC to Hold Union Election

March 19, 2022

(Associated Press)

A second Amazon warehouse in the New York City borough of Staten Island will have a union election in April, the National Labor Relations Board said Friday.

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Stocks Extend Rally, Biggest Weekly Gain Since 2020

March 19, 2022

(Damian J. Troise and Alex Veiga – Associated Press)

Stocks recovered from an early slide on Wall Street and closed broadly higher Friday, notching their biggest weekly gain in 16 months.

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VW Recalls SUVS Due to Unexpected Braking

March 19, 2022

(Tom Krisher – Associated Press)

Volkswagen is recalling more than 246,000 SUVs in the U.S. and Canada because faulty wiring harnesses can make them brake unexpectedly, sometimes while in traffic.

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St. Patrick’s Day at Clancy’s

March 18, 2022

(Jacob Baker - NSN Business)

Clancy’s Pub on 168th and Center held their annual St. Patrick's Day festivities.

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St. Patrick’s Day at Clancy’s

March 18, 2022

(Jacob Baker - NSN Business)

Clancy's Pub on 168th and Center held their annual St. Patrick's Day festivities.

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March 18, 2022

(Associated Press)

Berkshire Hathaway's steady-as-she-goes investing has put the vast conglomerate in high places, or at least put its shares up there.

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Berkshire Hathaway Stock Surpasses $500K

March 18, 2022

(Associated Press)

Berkshire Hathaway's steady-as-she-goes investing has put the vast conglomerate in high places, or at least put its shares up there.

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Driverless Tractors by Fall

March 18, 2022

(Scott McFetridge – Associated Press)

For years Americans have been told autonomous technology was improving and that driverless vehicles were just around the corner. Finally they're here, but to catch a glimpse of them, you'll need to go to a farm rather than look along city streets.

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Driverless Tractors: This Fall

March 18, 2022

(Scott McFetridge – Associated Press)

For years Americans have been told autonomous technology was improving and that driverless vehicles were just around the corner. Finally they're here, but to catch a glimpse of them, you'll need to go to a farm rather than look along city streets.

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Russian Businesses Hurting Amid Ukraine Crisis

March 18, 2022

(Anne D’Innocenzio and Haleluya Hadero – Associated Press)

They're pouring out vodka, boycotting Russian restaurants and even leaving threatening voicemail messages at Russian businesses.

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Russian Businesses in US Face Backlash from War

March 18, 2022

(Anne D’Innocenzio and Haleluya Hadero – Associated Press)

They're pouring out vodka, boycotting Russian restaurants and even leaving threatening voicemail messages at Russian businesses.

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How to Cushion the Financial Hit from Sky-High Gas Prices

March 17, 2022

(Tom Krisher - Associated Press)

(Tom Krisher - Associated Press)Any motorist who has had to fill up lately could be forgiven for wincing in disbelief.

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Kirk Zeller and Silicon Prairie’s Vision for Nebraska

March 17, 2022

(NSN Business)

The Silicon Prairie Center stands right down on Mainstreet in small-town Ravenna, NE. Hosted in a library first built with Carnegie grants in 1918, the Silicon Prairie Center now contains several tech startups that its California counterpart is jealous of.

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BMW, VW Warn of Shortages from Part Suppliers in Ukraine

March 17, 2022

(Kelvin Chan - Associated Press)

(Kelvin Chan - Associated Press) BMW and Volkswagen warned this week that Russia's invasion of Ukraine is causing shortages of some vital components, forcing them to reduce vehicle production in Europe.

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Fed Begins Inflation fight with Key Rate Hike

March 17, 2022

(Christopher Rugaber – Associated Press)

The Federal Reserve launched a high-risk effort Wednesday to tame the worst inflation since the early 1980s, raising its benchmark short-term interest rate and signaling up to six additional rate hikes this year.

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JCC Renovations Completed

March 17, 2022

(Charissa Hansen - NSN Business)

(Charissa Hansen - NSN Business) Fitness, fun and cultural opportunities abound at the Staenberg Kooper Fellman Jewish Community Center, or the “J” or “JCC” to most people in Omaha.

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Chris Cuomo Wants $125 Million for 'Unlawful' CNN Firing

March 17, 2022

(David Bauder – Associated Press)

Chris Cuomo wants an arbitrator to award him $125 million for his firing from CNN, alleging his bosses knew full well how he advised his brother, former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, and suggested they did the same themselves.

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Peabody Hotel Duck March Captivates Audiences

March 17, 2022

(Angella Arndt – NSN Businss)

(Angella Arndt – NSN Businss) Memphis, Tennessee, often brings to mind blues and rock music, barbeque and Elvis Presley. However

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Higher Interest Rates Affecting Americans

March 17, 2022

(Christopher Rugaber – Associated Press)

Americans who have long enjoyed the benefits of historically low interest rates will have to adapt to a very different environment as the Federal Reserve embarks on what's likely to be a prolonged period of rate hikes to fight inflation.

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It's Getting Hot in Here

March 16, 2022

(Charissa Hansen - NSN Business)

Hotworx Omaha Midtown is a 24-hour infrared fitness studio located at the heart of Omaha near 79th and Dodge streets. They opened in October of 2020 and are one of several Hotworx studios popping up around the Omaha Metro area, and the country at large. Hotworx is a franchise, and they now have over 250 active licenses around the country.

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It's Getting Hot in Here

March 16, 2022

(Charissa Hansen - NSN Business)

Hotworx Omaha Midtown is a 24-hour infrared fitness studio located at the heart of Omaha near 79th and Dodge streets. They opened in October of 2020 and are one of several Hotworx studios popping up around the Omaha Metro area, and the country at large. Hotworx is a franchise, and they now have over 250 active licenses around the country.

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Farmers Struggle to Keep Birds Safe from Flu

March 16, 2022

(David Pitt – Associated Press)

Nearly 7 million chickens and turkeys in 13 states have been killed this year due to avian influenza, prompting officials and farmers to acknowledge that, despite their best efforts, stopping the disease from infecting poultry is incredibly difficult.

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Farmers Struggle to Keep Birds Safe from Flu

March 16, 2022

(David Pitt – Associated Press)

Nearly 7 million chickens and turkeys in 13 states have been killed this year due to avian influenza, prompting officials and farmers to acknowledge that, despite their best efforts, stopping the disease from infecting poultry is incredibly difficult.

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Stocks Rally, Oil Prices Keep Falling

March 16, 2022

(Stan Choe and Alex Veiga – Associated Press)

Technology companies led stocks broadly higher on Wall Street Tuesday, as oil prices slid sharply for the second day and inflation worries ebbed. The market rally came a day ahead of the Federal Reserve's highly anticipated interest rate policy update.

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Stocks Rally, Oil Prices Keep Falling

March 16, 2022

(Stan Choe and Alex Veiga – Associated Press)

Technology companies led stocks broadly higher on Wall Street Tuesday, as oil prices slid sharply for the second day and inflation worries ebbed. The market rally came a day ahead of the Federal Reserve's highly anticipated interest rate policy update.

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Threat of Trade Disruption Amid China Virus

March 16, 2022

(Joe McDonald – Associated Press)

Chinese authorities on Tuesday tightened anti-virus controls at ports, raising the risk of trade disruptions after some auto and electronics factories shut down as the government fights coronavirus outbreaks.

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Threat of Trade Disruption Amid China Virus

March 16, 2022

(Joe McDonald – Associated Press)

Chinese authorities on Tuesday tightened anti-virus controls at ports, raising the risk of trade disruptions after some auto and electronics factories shut down as the government fights coronavirus outbreaks.

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Boba Business Dreams Come True

March 15, 2022

(Sarah Dighans - NSN News)

Young business owners Eric Ho and Sandy Nguyen celebrated their grand opening of Sip Cha Boba Tea in Papillion, NE on Sunday, March 13, 2022.

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McDonald’s Once a Powerful Symbol in Russia

March 15, 2022

(Dee-Ann Durbin – Associated Press)

Two months after the Berlin Wall fell, another powerful symbol opened its doors in the middle of Moscow: a gleaming new McDonald's.

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Federal Reserve to Begin a 'Soft Landing'

March 15, 2022

(Christopher Rugaber – Associated Press)

The Federal Reserve on Wednesday will launch one of the most difficult tasks a central bank can attempt: Raise borrowing costs enough to slow growth and tame high inflation, but not so much as to topple the economy into recession.

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Blue Apron CEO Findley Talks Rising Food Costs

March 15, 2022

(Dee-Ann Durbin – Associated Press)

Blue Apron was struggling at the start of 2020. The meal kit company was trying to boost sales with new options like premium meals, but it was also considering putting itself up for sale.

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Average US Gas Price Rises 22% to Record $4.43

March 14, 2022

(Associated Press)

The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline shot up a whopping 79 cents over the past two weeks to a record-setting $4.43 per gallon (3.8 liters) as Russia's invasion of Ukraine is contributing to already-high prices at the pump.

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Russia's War Idles Some European Mills as Energy Costs Soar

March 14, 2022

(Colleen Barry - Associated Press)

Italian paper mills that make everything from pizza boxes to furniture packaging ground to a halt as Russia's war in Ukraine has sent natural gas prices skyrocketing.

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Uber Charging New Fuel Fee

March 13, 2022

(Associated Press)

Citing record-high prices for gasoline, Uber is charging customers a new fuel fee to help offset costs for ride-hail and delivery drivers.

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Cascio’s Steakhouse: Remodeling its Building, Not its Spirit

April 4, 2022

(Sarah Dighans – NSN News)

Cascio’s Steakhouse in Omaha, Nebraska is remodeling its building but not its spirit. While the structure may be changing, their culture of good food, family and friendship remain the same. They’re adding two large party rooms to bring more people together to create lasting memories.

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Zongkers Custom Furniture Built to Last

March 26, 2022

(Jacob Baker - NSN Business)

Zongkers Custom Woods, located in Omaha’s Little Italy district, is one of the nation's premier custom furniture makers.

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Age Doesn’t Affect these Young Entrepreneurs

March 25, 2022

(Nicholaus Perry - NSN Business)

Young sellers at the Children’s Business Fair flooded Concordia High on Saturday to sell unique products. From baked goods, toys, soaps and more, they learned about the various aspects of business.

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Nebraska Venture Capital

March 24, 2022

(Jacob Baker - NSN Business)

Nebraska has a golden opportunity to become the startup state. Over the years, Nebraska has retooled to increase tech investment.

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History for Sale

March 10, 2022

(Jacob Baker - NSN Business)

The owner of the historic South Bend General Store, Samantha Hoffman, will soon be putting it up for sale. The sale will occur estate style and is planned for April 22nd through the 23rd.

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Cornhusker Kitchen Cookin' with Duck Fat Spray

February 19, 2022

(Jacob Baker – NSN Business)

Cornhusker Kitchen is the world's one and only duck fat spray producer. The company was founded in April of 2016 by Dennis Schuett and his partner Rodger Brodersen. The spray can duck fat has taken off, now found in three different continents, six different countries and 3,289 stores.

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Nebraska Energy in Transition

January 17, 2022

(Jake Baker - NSN Business Writer)

Nebraska is expanding its alternative energy through solar power, but it's an effort in transition.

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