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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 »

State sponsored internship program keeps growing

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A special state program to encourage college students to accept internships at Nebraska businesses keeps growing. The Nebraska Internship Program has reached 750 active participants. Reinke Manufacturing CEO Chris Roth says the program has proven valuable for his operation in the southern Nebraska city of Deshler. “We had four interns last year working for us […] Read More »

Modern factories in search for skilled workers (AUDIO)

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Factories aren’t what they used to be and the modern manufacturer needs workers with modern skills. Manufacturing has bounced back since the great recession and Nebraska Chamber of Commerce and Industry President Barry Kennedy says it’s changed. “The manufacturing picture of old, if you will, where people see an assembly line and people just adding […] Read More »

Spotlight falls on manufacturing in October (AUDIO)

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October has been declared Nebraska Manufacturing Month. Gov. Dave Heineman said the declaration has been made to showcase the opportunities available for young people looking to land a good job. Nebraska is home to 2,700 manufacturers, which employ approximately 120,000 workers; 10% of the state workforce. Reinke Manufacturing CEO Chris Roth said factories have become […] Read More »

Conference in La Vista will focus on energy from the wind & sun

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Organizers of the Nebraska Wind and Solar Conference and Exhibition later this month say the event will highlight new and continuing opportunities for the wind and solar industries in the state. John Hansen, president of the Nebraska Farmers Union, says the conference is designed as a resource for anyone who’s interested in clean energy. Hansen […] Read More »

Factory accident kills worker

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A manufacturing accident has taken the life of a worker in eastern Nebraska. The Valley Police Department reports George Young died from injuries sustained when a forklift he was operating at Midwest Manufacturing pinned him against a shelving unit. Young was freed by fellow workers who performed CPR before he could be taken by helicopter […] Read More »

USDA grants and loans bring cash infusion to rural Nebraska

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture is awarding more than $1.7-million dollars in loans and grants to a host of projects across rural Nebraska. Doug O’Brien, the agency’s Under Secretary for Rural Development, says the infusion of capital comes from the Rural Micro-entrepreneur Assistance Program and it’ll go initially to five Nebraska-based agencies. O’Brien says, “Southeast […] Read More »

Gordon embodies Royals’ rock-solid tenacity

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Alex Gordon is the embodiment of the Royals' toughness. In addition to being an excellent player, he's the spiritual leader of a team that has finally reached postseason status. "I try to go about my business in the most professional way and I think gu... Read More »

AG office reaches settlement with Corporate Records Services

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The Attorney General’s office has reached a settlement with Corporate Records Services to end what the state contends was deceptive solicitation practices. The office says it received multiple complaints about Corporate Records Services. It determined the solicitations, made to look similar to government documents and claimed to fulfill Nebraska corporate recordkeeping requirements, were deceptive and […] Read More »

Nebraska looking for even more markets in Asia (AUDIO)

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As Nebraska works to strengthen its economic ties with Japan, state officials carefully watch negotiations which could further open a promising Asian market for Nebraska agricultural goods. State Agriculture Director Greg Ibach says Asia already is a great market for Nebraska farm products, but if the Trans-Pacific Partnership wins approval, it would become even greater. […] Read More »

Nebraska hopes conference will lead to increased trade with Japan (AUDIO)

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Nebraska hosts the 50th annual Midwest US-Japan Association annual conference; in 2018. Gov. Dave Heineman says the conference should spur Nebraska exports to Japan and Japanese investment in Nebraska. “I’m especially gratified that we’re going to host the 50th,” Heineman tells reporters during an announcement. “Anniversaries like that tend to be a little more important. […] Read More »

Survey: 90% of Nebraska’s job market “stable” for 4th quarter

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An upbeat job market is expected in Nebraska during the final three months of the year, according to a new survey. Manpower Incorporated spokeswoman Karen Miller says an overwhelming majority of employers polled in the state were optimistic. “We’re excited to see 21% of employers are looking to add staff for this October through December timeline […] Read More »

Radio Shack, with 30 Nebraska stores, faces bankruptcy

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An electronics store chain that was once very popular in Nebraska may soon vanish — or at least become more scarce. Officials at Radio Shack are talking with lenders, bond holders, shareholders and landlords as they work to fix the balance sheet. The company may need to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization depending on […] Read More »

Farmers see fallout from financial collapse of Pierce Elevator

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It appears several dozen Nebraska farmers, perhaps as many as 200, will be left holding the bag as nearly $2-million was not paid by the failed Pierce Elevator when it closed earlier this year. The Nebraska Public Service Commission denied the claims. John Fecht, who heads the PSC’s Grain Division, says those who were denied […] Read More »

A big recruiting weekend for Nebraska (and we’re not talking Huskers) (AUDIO)

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Recruiting is a fiercely competitiveness business; and not just for Husker football. Nebraska makes its pitch to recruit businesses to the state this weekend. Business executives from across the country and around the world are coming to the 47th annual Nebraska Diplomats Passport Weekend in Lincoln. And the key to successful recruitment, according to Diplomats […] Read More »