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Survey points to good job prospects in Nebraska in 2015

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For people who are looking for a job, Nebraska should be a good place to find one in early 2015. Karen Miller, a spokeswoman for Manpower Incorporated, says a survey of business leaders across the state by finds more than 20% plan to add to their workforces between January and March. Miller says, “When taking […] Read More »

Nebraska toy maker in hunt for big award

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A toy maker that started out quietly in Elkhorn is making a big splash. Fat Brain Toys is in the running for a prestigious honor. “We have three products that are finalists for the Toy of the Year award,” Fat Brain Toys Marketing Director Matt Hansen tells Nebraska Radio Network affiliate KHUB. “And this is […] Read More »

Sen. Fischer says EPA ozone proposal would harm economy (AUDIO)

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Sen. Deb Fischer says a new proposed regulation by the Environmental Protection Agency could drastically harm Nebraska’s economy. Fisher objects to the EPA proposal to reduce allowable concentrations of ground-level ozone from 75 parts per billion to between 65-and-70. She says it’s not a minor adjustment. “It is startling what this does,” according to Fischer. […] Read More »

Royals seeking matches at Winter Meetings

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As the sun went down over the Pacific out the window of his hotel suite on Monday, the first day of the Winter Meetings, Royals general manager Dayton Moore seemed about as relaxed as one could expect, even if he does have quite a bit of business to ta... Read More »

Nebraska fined $725,000 in “patent troll” case

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A loss in a battle against what Attorney General Jon Bruning called “patent trolls” will cost Nebraska $725,000. Federal District Judge Joseph Battaillon levied the fine against Bruning after ruling against the Attorney General in a patent infringement case. The attack against so-called patent trolls had been a high-profile pursuit of Attorney General. Bruning had […] Read More »

Once Black Friday’s over, plan to Shop Small, Dine Small tomorrow

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Big box stores across Nebraska are packed with Black Friday shoppers today, but another effort is gaining momentum tomorrow — Small Business Saturday. Pat Brown-Dixon, the regional administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration, says merchants who own and run their own shops are also eager to have your patronage. She suggests making it a […] Read More »

Nebraska Crossing Outlets one year anniversary

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This weekend marks the one-year anniversary at Nebraska Crossing Outlets in Gretna. Developer Rod Yates says they have good reason to celebrate. He says when they opened one year ago capacity was at 80%. Since then they have added approximately 60,000 square feet of new brands. Yates says in the first year they marked $140-million […] Read More »

Business survey reveals optimism in Nebraska

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A new survey of Nebraska businesses sees some optimism breaking through. University of Nebraska-Lincoln Bureau of Business Research Director Eric Thompson says the bureau’s latest survey discloses an upward trend. “Nebraska has a much lower unemployment rate, so households have better spending power here in Nebraska,” Thompson tells Nebraska Radio Network affiliate KLIN. “So, those […] Read More »

Former state fairgrounds emerging as Innovation Campus (AUDIO)

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Nebraska Innovation Campus is taking shape on the former state fairgrounds. Two buildings are occupied. Others are under construction. University of Nebraska-Lincoln Chancellor Harvey Perlman has high hopes for Innovation Campus. “I think it does place us clearly in a lead toward the commercialization of innovation and I think it’s becoming an attraction for both […] Read More »

With five-run sixth, Royals knot World Series at 1

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Now the upstart, unbridled, uninhibited Royals are back in business. Kansas City landed a sixth-inning haymaker on the Giants and surged to a 7-2 victory in Game 2 of the 110th Fall Classic on Wednesday night with a blue-hued crowd of 40,446 roaring at... Read More »

A lighter hand leads to more participation in wellness programs (AUDIO)

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Methods have changed and it seems more employees and school children are participating in wellness programs. More and more businesses offer wellness programs, help with exercise and diet, to improve employee health and reduce insurance costs. Tara Smydra runs the program for Norfolk Iron and Metal Company and says a change in tactic increased employee […] Read More »

TransCanada denies Energy East is alternative to Keystone XL

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A TransCanada executive denies an ambitious new project by the company is being undertaken as an alternative to the Keystone XL pipeline. Approval of Keystone XL has been delayed for years. TransCanada now awaits a decision on its route through Nebraska from the state Supreme Court. Vice President for the Keystone Pipeline Project, Corey Goulet, […] Read More »

Stock Market showing signs of recovery Friday

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After six straight days of losses the Stock Market is showing signs of recovery Friday.   Darrell Bryant is the owner of D. Bryant Retirement Strategies in Omaha and says what we experienced this week was a correction. Most of the indexes dropped 8% to 12%. Bryant says, “This is not a full fledge bear market. That would […] Read More »

Broken Bow to host workshops for wanna-be homeowners

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First-time homebuyers in central Nebraska who need to learn about things like mortgages, escrow and balloon payments might consider a special course being offered in Broken Bow. Melissa Krysl, spokeswoman for the Central Nebraska Housing Developers, says they’ll be hosting two workshops that offer a thorough overview for those looking to buy a house. “We […] Read More »

Dyson not shy about stating Royals’ odds of advancing

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As far as Jarrod Dyson is concerned, Game 3 of the American League Championship Series counts for nearly as much as Game 7 would. Speaking after his team's Game 2 victory, the Royals outfielder was confident in his team's chances to advance to the Worl... Read More »