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Lanoha Development plans to buy and build on the site where Millard Lumber had operated for decades before moving a few miles away in 2008.

Dip in Nebraska economic index doesn’t reflect outlook

University of Nebraska-Lincoln economists expect moderate growth in the state’s economy in the next six months, with business owners saying in a March survey that they foresee job and sales growth ahead.

An economist expects more 'downward pressures' on farmland prices.
Cereal maker Post Holdings Inc. is buying fellow packaged food maker Michael Foods Inc. in a $2.45 billion deal that will expand Post’s range...
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Airbnb event seeks Omaha-area hosts for Berkshire weekend, CWS
Online room rental service Airbnb hopes a Saturday informational event in Omaha will increase its ranks of local hosts.

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New tenant moves in at old Omar Baking
The renovated Omar Baking building at 4383 Nicholas St. has a new tenant: Omaha Advertising moved into a three-person office in the building Monday.
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New First Data Corp. board member is latest JPMorgan alum
First Data said it has named Heidi Miller, a retired JPMorgan Chase & Co. executive, to its board, the first woman on the current panel, as the company continues gobbling up people who used to work at the nation's largest bank.
Union Pacific's profits withstand challenging weather
Union Pacific Corp. last quarter managed to increase profit by 14 percent despite weather conditions that required company historians to consult the record books.

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Original Recipe or Extra Crispy? Don't be chicken! Wear your dinner to prom with a KFC corsage
The fast-food restaurant chain KFC is drawing attention for the chicken corsage kit it has created with the help of Kraft and Kentucky-based florist Nanz.
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Special Mustang to honor pony car at 50
The company will build only 1,964 special cars, honoring the year when the Mustang first went on sale.
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Spring planting off to slow start
Most years about this time, northern Illinois farmer Monty Whipple, like so many Midwest growers, would be riding high in his monstrous planter, kicking up dust while sowing corn in hundreds of acres. But this spring has kept him sidelined, and he’s anything but alone.

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$600 million job-training effort to focus on skill sets
President Barack Obama said Wednesday that the government will expand job-training and apprenticeship programs with a $600 million effort to equip workers with the skills sought by employers.
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Janet Yellen signals that interest rates will remain low
Despite steady improvement in the economy, lingering signs of slack in the job market suggest that the Federal Reserve will keep interest rates near zero and maintain an accommodative monetary policy, the Fed’s chairwoman, Janet Yellen, said in a speech Wednesday.
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Fed survey sees growth across U.S.
A Federal Reserve survey shows economic growth picking up across most of the United States over the past two months as bitter winter weather subsided.
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Applications for U.S. jobless aid edge up to 304,000
The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits last week rose 2,000 to a seasonally adjusted 304,000. Jobless claims continue to be near pre-recession levels despite the slight increase.
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Nebrasks health officials to advertise jobs via drive-thru
The state Department of Health and Human Services says it's hosting a job fair Tuesday in Omaha that involves people entering and exiting a parking lot. Officials will be at two stations to hand out information.
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In brief: Bitcoin exchange faces liquidation
The Mt. Gox bitcoin exchange in Tokyo is headed for liquidation after a court rejected its bankruptcy protection application.
Program gets students with disabilities on the job, ready for future
Joey Kimmey knew from the start that he was interested in the culinary arts.
Nebraska Crossing Outlets stores, layout
The mall is set to open Nov. 15 at the intersection of Interstate 80 and U.S. Highways 6 and 31 in Gretna.
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Garbo’s Salon at Midtown Crossing to expand, add loft
“The expansion will allow us to add up to 12 new styling stations, a small service ‘bar’ and an additional waiting area for our guests,” said Darcy Michalek, Garbo’s owner and president.
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Summer concerts to start May 30 at Shadow Lake Towne Center in Papillion
The live band performances from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Fridays will go through Aug. 22 at the Bellevue Medical Center Amphitheatre stage, in the center court of the shopping center at 72nd Street and Nebraska Highway 370.
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Indoor play center Go Kids’ Gym opens at 120th and I
The center features 800 square feet of padded flooring, trampolines, a foam pit, hula hoops, scooters and other equipment for kids under age 10.
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Community woodworking space Bench will move to warehouse at 12th and Nicholas
The business's current space at 2452 Harney St. is at capacity, with a handful of professionals working there full time along with several part-time hobbyists.
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Stationery store set to open in Lincoln's Haymarket district
The new store at Eighth and P Streets will offer invitations, stationery, cards, party decor, gifts, personalized cards and invitations for birthday celebrations, baby showers, the bride-to-be and other occasions.
Developer wants to transform old Millard Lumber site with housing, commercial buildings
Dip in Nebraska economic index doesn’t reflect outlook
Post Holdings buys Michael Foods
Business digest: Target expands subscription service, adds discount
Rural Mainstreet Index finds slow growth
Earnings roundup: Chipotle says it won’t scare off customers with higher prices
BNSF to add trains to handle fertilizer
Walmart touts lower money transfer fees
In brief: Judge doesn’t make GM take cars off road
Airbnb event seeks Omaha-area hosts for Berkshire weekend, CWS
USDA offers aid for disasters that have driven up beef prices
Union Pacific's profits withstand challenging weather
Program gets students with disabilities on the job, ready for future
Nebrasks health officials to advertise jobs via drive-thru
New tenant moves in at old Omar Baking
Applications for U.S. jobless aid edge up to 304,000
Nebraska Crossing Outlets stores, layout
Garbo’s Salon at Midtown Crossing to expand, add loft
New First Data Corp. board member is latest JPMorgan alum
$600 million job-training effort to focus on skill sets
Original Recipe or Extra Crispy? Don't be chicken! Wear your dinner to prom with a KFC corsage
In brief: Bitcoin exchange faces liquidation
Summer concerts to start May 30 at Shadow Lake Towne Center in Papillion
Fed survey sees growth across U.S.
Janet Yellen signals that interest rates will remain low
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