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More travelers are flying out of Eppley Airfield this year, and airlines serving the airport are responding to the demand by adding more seats and fare options in time for the summer travel season.

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Lyft launches tonight in Omaha; police won't ticket drivers while service is free

Lyft launches tonight in Omaha; police won't ticket drivers while service is free

“They won’t be in violation until they start charging people, so I think it’s fair to say we won’t be writing tickets today,” Lt. Darci Tierney told The World-Herald Thursday afternoon.

Michelle Obama's annual question-and-answer session with the children of Executive Office employees took a serious turn Thursday when a 10-year-old...
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About 500 guests came to the ceremony honoring six civic and business leaders who helped develop Omaha: the late Louis Blumkin and sons Irv and Ron...
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Construction to start in May on West Broadway apartment/retail structure
The project calls for 26 one- and two-bedroom apartments on the upper two floors facing West Broadway in Council Bluffs with the first floor set aside for retail or office space.
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Kelly: Started at a dining room table, Home Instead thriving at 20 with $1B in annual revenue
The idea that Paul Hogan had studied and then hatched at his mother's table was that older people, rather than moving in with relatives or to an assisted-living center, would much prefer to stay home instead.

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Omaha senator seeks minimum wage ballot measure
Sen. Jeremy Nordquist of Omaha issued a call for supporters Thursday to help gather the 80,000 signatures needed by early July. Nordquist has launched a website, ValuingWork.com, as part of an effort to place the issue on the November ballot.
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Hy-Vee opens its first Omaha Market Cafe
Omaha's first Hy-Vee Market Cafe, the grocery chain's new full-service restaurant and bar format, opened Tuesday at the Hy-Vee store at 9707 Q St.
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Earnings roundup: Apple plans more stock buybacks, will split stock in June
Apple plans to buy back an additional $30 billion of its stock, raise its quarterly dividend by 8 percent and split its stock for the first time in nine years.
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In brief: Postal workers to protest at Staples stores
Postal workers plan protests in 27 states today against the opening of postal counters in Staples stores that are staffed with Staples employees.
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Omahans start their workday earlier than most, at 7:48 a.m.
If the early bird truly does get the worm, you'd better be to work by 7:48 a.m. or earlier if you work in the Omaha metro.

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'Main street' concept takes shape at Sterling Ridge
RBC Wealth Management's new home signals a growth spurt for the 150-acre, mixed-use redevelopment that is emerging on a former country club and golf course at 132nd and Pacific Streets.

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Proposed 5% hike in cab fares meets reluctant state transportation official
Separately Tuesday, the Nebraska Public Service Commission discussed concerns about online ride services Uber and Lyft possibly launching operations in the state.

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Stock market ‘not rigged,’ TD Ameritrade CEO says
TD Ameritrade Chief Executive Fred Tomczyk said Wednesday that U.S. stock markets, deemed to be “rigged” in the latest Michael Lewis best-seller, work well for the most part and need only small adjustments.
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'We have a serious problem in Nebraska': PSC discusses concerns over Uber, Lyft
Commissioner Anne Boyle said she has warned Omaha hotel operators and city officials that visitors and residents should not use the services, which use apps to connect riders with local drivers who use their own vehicles to give rides.

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OSHA: Union Pacific must reinstate worker who reported injuries suffered on job
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration said in a statement Wednesday that Union Pacific must also pay the unnamed employee $10,000 in compensatory damages and $75,000 in punitive damages, plus attorney's fees.
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Powdered alcohols no longer have label approvals
Powdered alcohols no longer have label approvals; government cites 'error'
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West Corp.'s 1st-quarter profits up 33 percent
The Omaha-based company said adjusted net income was $59.6 million, or 70 cents a share, up from $44 million, or 68 cents a share, a year earlier. Revenue for the provider of telephone conference calls and other communication services and other rose 2.4 percent to $676 million.
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America’s middle class no longer on top of world
The American middle class, long the single most affluent in the world, has lost that distinction.
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Sales of new U.S. homes plunge 14.5 percent in March
The number of Americans buying new homes plummeted in March to the slowest pace in seven months, a sign that real estate's spring buying season is off to a weak start.
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Valmont earnings dip after record 2013 sales
Lackluster sales dragged on first-quarter earnings for Valmont Industries Inc. of Omaha, which comes off a record-setting sales year in 2013.
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First lady announcing one-stop job site for vets
Aiming to streamline employment resources for people leaving the military, the government is creating an integrated website that can help job-seekers create resumes, connect with employers and become part of a database of veterans and their spouses for companies to mine for skills and talents.

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Nebraska banking and finance director to retire
John Munn, Nebraska’s director of banking and finance, will retire at the end of next week.
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Earnings roundup: McDonald's profit slips as U.S. sales drop
The world's biggest hamburger chain said sales at established U.S. locations fell 1.7 percent in the first three months of the year as guest counts declined. After a decade of consistent growth, sales also declined last year as McDonald's struggled to roll out an array of new menu items and fend off competitors.
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Amazon launches grocery service for Prime members
Cabela's 1st-quarter sales down 21 percent as gun, ammo sales dip
Omaha’s Straight Shot Accelerator hones its focus for latest class of 7 invited companies
Lyft launches tonight in Omaha; police won't ticket drivers while service is free
Omaha senator seeks minimum wage ballot measure
Kelly: Started at a dining room table, Home Instead thriving at 20 with $1B in annual revenue
Hy-Vee opens its first Omaha Market Cafe
Omaha's Eppley Airfield sees increased demand — and that means more fare options for travelers
Construction to start in May on West Broadway apartment/retail structure
No 'bear' qualifies to ask Warren Buffett questions at this year's Berkshire meeting
Omahans start their workday earlier than most, at 7:48 a.m.
Omaha Hall of Fame inductees share stories of their lives in business
Warren Buffett says Coca-Cola pay plan 'excessive'
Earnings roundup: Apple plans more stock buybacks, will split stock in June
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'Main street' concept takes shape at Sterling Ridge
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OSHA: Union Pacific must reinstate worker who reported injuries suffered on job
West Corp.'s 1st-quarter profits up 33 percent
Stock market ‘not rigged,’ TD Ameritrade CEO says
First lady announcing one-stop job site for vets
Powdered alcohols no longer have label approvals
'We have a serious problem in Nebraska': PSC discusses concerns over Uber, Lyft
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