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OSHA fines Omaha moving company in worker’s heat-related death

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Federal officials propose an Omaha moving company be fined $12,000 in wake of the death of a veteran employee in early June. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued one serious, and one other-than-serious safety violation against Select Van and Storage, doing business as Mayflower/United. On June 9th, a 49-year-old worker packing and loading […]

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Nebraska small businesses getting help to export (AUDIO)

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A bit more than $300,000 is being made available by the Small Business Administration to small Nebraska businesses trying to make it big in the export market. The federal money can be used in a number of ways, such as to pay for foreign trade missions, foreign market sales trips, and international marketing campaigns. SBA […]

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Nebraska Vocational Rehabilitation expands

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Nebraska Vocational Rehabilitation has expanded. Nebraska VR has created a three-member Business Account Managers team helping the disabled find employment in the Omaha, Norfolk, Kearney, and Grand Island areas. Lindy Foley is the Employment Services Program Director for the Nebraska VR program. She says the Business Account Managers will work to match disabled individuals with […]

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How insurers determine auto premium rates

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Just because you are a good driver doesn’t mean you will get a big cut on your auto insurance rate. Ken Davidson is an insurance industry expert and says companies in Nebraska and every other state take many factors into consideration. Davidson says, “One of the items they use is insurance scoring. It isn’t the […]

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Congressman Fortenberry says trade important for Nebraska

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Congressman Jeff Fortenberry defends Congressional action to make it easier for the president to negotiate trade deals with other countries. Fortenberry says he understands why some people are suspicious about the measure. “Look, trade is a mixed bag for America. Let’s be honest. It’s very important in Nebraska. It is very helpful to our agricultural […]

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Export-Import Bank revival could become part of highway bill

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The fate of the Export-Import Bank could be tied to a long-term transportation bill. The Senate included reviving the bank in its six-year $350 billion highway bill that will not be taken up by the House until September. Congressman Adrian Smith says if the Export-Import Bank is to be revived, it should undergo change. “Bare […]

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Gov. Ricketts to lead trade mission to Japan

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Gov. Pete Ricketts and Lt. Gov. Mike Foley will lead a trade mission to Japan. According to a news release form Ricketts’ office, the governor will lead a delegation of Nebraska business leaders to the 47th Annual Midwest U.S.-Japan Association Conference in Tokyo, September 12th through the 16th. Lt. Gov. Foley will actually arrive in […]

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7 hurt as blasts rock petroleum facility in West Point

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A series of explosions in eastern Nebraska leaves two workers hospitalized in critical condition at Nebraska Medicine. Crews were cleaning propane trucks at a business in West Point Wednesday afternoon when the blasts and fire happened. Witnesses say the workers were taken to the hospital on a medical helicopter after seven of them had originally […]

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Possible close of Colorado coal mine could raise electric rates in Panhandle

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The potential closing of a coal mine in Colorado could raise electricity rates in Nebraska’s Panhandle. U.S. Sen. Deb Fischer has joined with Colorado and Wyoming Senators in asking the Department of Interior to take steps to keep the Colowyo Mine open. The mine provides coal to the Tri-State power plant in Craig, Colorado which […]

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Sen. Fischer remains optimistic about trade legislation

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United States Sen. Deb Fischer believes trade legislation will pass, eventually. The House has approved so-called “fast track” trade legislation after failing to do so last week. Fischer notes the defeat late last week came after President Barack Obama made a personal appear to his fellow Democrats. “I think it was a huge blow to […]

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Trade bill squeezes through House, returns to Senate (AUDIO)

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A trade bill moves forward that a Nebraska Congressman says could boost exports from this state. Congressman Adrian Smith is pleased the House returned to trade legislation and approved the Trade Promotion Authority on a 218-to-208 vote. “Yes, it was a fairly close vote, but the fact that we’ve taken that vote two weeks in […]

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OSHA recommends western Nebraska company pay fine in fatal accident

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Federal labor officials propose a western Nebraska concrete company pay a nearly $15,000 fine in the death of a worker in April. 26-year-old Craig Anderson of Columbus died in the accident April 11th while working south of Schuyler. Anderson worked for Gehring Construction & Ready Mix Company. Anderson, who was operating a payloader, attempted to […]

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Gov. Ricketts declares trade mission to Europe a success (AUDIO)

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Gov. Pete Ricketts calls the European trade mission a success. Ricketts wrapped up the trade mission on Monday with a visit to Copenhagen, Denmark where he talked about biosciences with European industry leaders. He also met with Novozymes executives, speaking about possible expansion in Nebraska. Novozymes has a plant in Blair which produces enzymes for […]

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