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The airport saw about a 7 percent increase in traffic in December, and the trend of more travelers has continued in 2014. Even in January, when thousands of flights were canceled across the country because of bad weather, Eppley had a slight increase of about 0.02 percent.

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Omaha Hall of Fame inductees share stories of their lives in business

Omaha Hall of Fame inductees share stories of their lives in business

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 Blumkin of Nebraska Furniture Mart; John Boyer of Fraser, Stryker law firm; the late Paul Jessen, who co-founded Koley Jessen law firm; and Aldo Tesi of Election Systems & Software.

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No 'bear' qualifies to ask Warren Buffett questions at this year's Berkshire meeting
Warren Buffett couldn't find a money manager with a negative investment position on Berkshire Hathaway Inc.

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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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Recycle that old computer at free event
It’s time to recycle that clunky old computer.
Goodwill, WOWT and Omaha West Rotary are sponsoring the Drive for Drives computer recycling event on Thursday, April 24.
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Secondhand shop-hop is this week
Five shops in the business of reusing and repurposing items will host a shopping event from Thursday through Saturday.
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Electrical supplier 3E moves
Electrical supply and equipment seller 3E has moved into its new Omaha facility at 7402 L St.
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Family Great Outdoors Day planned at La Vista Cabela’s
Cabela’s, the Sidney, Neb.-based outdoor and hunting outfitter, will hold its Family Great Outdoors Day on May 3 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the La Vista store, 2703 Westport Parkway in La Vista.
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New law means no sales tax on coins, bullion
Nebraskans now can buy precious metals in the form of bars, ingots or coins without paying sales tax.
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Saddle Creek Baker's store considers adding a gas station
The Baker's Supermarket at 888 S. Saddle Creek Road is exploring the possibility of constructing a covered fueling center on the northern portion of the property, a company spokeswoman said.
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A stormy start to 2014 for Werner Enterprises, but forecast is brighter
Disruptive weather in the first quarter dampened profits at Werner Enterprises Inc., but trucking industry analysts anticipate better-than-expected freight rates through 2014 because of it.
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Google signs deal with MidAmerican Energy to power Bluffs data center
Google Inc. said Tuesday it signed its sixth and largest renewable energy contract, this one tied to wind-powered generators belonging to MidAmerican Energy of Des Moines.
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Why high oil prices are good for airlines
Airline executives frequently complain about fuel costs. But the truth is higher prices actually have been good for business.
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Omaha Hall of Fame inductees share stories of their lives in business
Omaha's Eppley Airfield sees increased demand — and that means more fare options for travelers
Warren Buffett says Coca-Cola pay plan 'excessive'
Earnings roundup: Apple plans more stock buybacks, will split stock in June
In brief: Postal workers to protest at Staples stores
OSHA: Union Pacific must reinstate worker who reported injuries suffered on job
Hy-Vee opens its first Omaha Market Cafe
West Corp.'s 1st-quarter profits up 33 percent
Stock market ‘not rigged,’ TD Ameritrade CEO says
No 'bear' qualifies to ask Warren Buffett questions at this year's Berkshire meeting
'Main street' concept takes shape at Sterling Ridge
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
Recycle that old computer at free event
Proposed 5% hike in cab fares meets reluctant state transportation official
Secondhand shop-hop is this week
Electrical supplier 3E moves
Family Great Outdoors Day planned at La Vista Cabela’s
New law means no sales tax on coins, bullion
Nebraska banking and finance director to retire
Valmont earnings dip after record 2013 sales
America’s middle class no longer on top of world
Sales of new U.S. homes plunge 14.5 percent in March
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