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Marketers consider ways to share Nebraska’s quality of life

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A forum in Kearney this week brought together economic development leaders from across the region. Organizers say the goal was to let attendees provide input on ways to grow local economies and to improve the overall quality of life in Nebraska. Dave Snitley, president of Firespring Marketing and Advertising in Lincoln, was the forum’s moderator. […]

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July Business Conditions Index

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The July Business Conditions Index dipped more than two points from the month before.   Creighton University Economist Ernie Goss reports July’s index came in at 50.6 compared to June’s 53.0. Goss says, “We’re talking about an economy, the nine state region we are surveying, are more tied to agriculture and more tied to energy. Those […]

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June’s Mid-American Business Conditions Index report

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The Creighton University Mid-America Business Conditions Index for May, a leading economic indicator for a nine-state region stretching from North Dakota to Arkansas, climbed for June. Indices over the past several months have pointed to positive, but slow economic growth over the next three to six months for the region. The overall index rose to […]

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Banks become cautious as farm income falters

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Farm income is falling across the region as credit conditions weaken. Nathan Kauffman, the Omaha branch executive with the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, says lower crop prices and high input costs have cut profit margins and raised concerns about the ability of farmers to repay loans down the road. “In the last several […]

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Don’t be duped by Nepal relief scams

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Nebraskans are warned to be cautious as they donate any dollars to relief efforts following last weekend’s devastating earthquake in Nepal. Consumer advocate Bill Brauch says he hasn’t heard of any scams in the region yet that involve Nepal relief, but it’s likely some will crop up in the coming days. “Don’t respond to phone […]

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Royals Charities spreading goodwill all year round

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A World Series came to the Royals for the first time in 29 years, but many Kansas City organizations know there's something they can depend upon every year. That's Royals Charities, an ownership hallmark of the Glass family. It has provided the K.C. co...

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Red Cross Blood Drive

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blood drive  2/22/11  dw  With the latest round of severe winter storms, the Red Cross has been unable to collect blood donations in certain parts of the state and areas of the nation.  As a result, there is a ten-year low on blood collections across the United States.  There is a recovery plan in place.  The Norton Community Blood Drive ...

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