With eye on parking, Omaha Performing Arts pays $1.8M for downtown lot near Holland Center

That’s $8,600 per parking space, based on the 212 spots shown on the property’s records, Douglas County Assessor Roger Morrissey said. The lot, just northeast of the Holland Center, is bounded by Capitol Avenue and 11th, 12th and Dodge Streets.

Westside junior, Iraqi native unleashes creativity in mobile apps

Last year, Edmon Adams and another Westside student created a zoo navigation app for the Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium that plots the shortest path between a visitor's current location and his next chosen destination. 

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Oil, railroad industries want seven years to retrofit tank cars

The oil and railroad industries are urging federal regulators to allow them as long as seven years to retrofit existing tank cars that transport highly volatile crude oil, a top oil industry official said Tuesday. The cars have ruptured and spilled oil during collisions, leading to intense fires.

Connections to be key for Schrader in his Omaha chamber role

Today, Kody Schrader will begin his job as entrepreneurial director for the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce.

GM looks to new vehicles, China to boost profit

General Motors CEO Mary Barra told investors Wednesday that GM plans a raft of new models and a big push to sell more cars in China to drive profits in coming years.

Midwest business index falls on lower grain prices, stronger dollar

The Mid-America Business Conditions Index for September fell for the second month in a row to a reading of 54.3 out of 100. Any reading above 50 indicates positive economic growth, but Midwestern supply managers cited a mix of positive and negative influences that tempered previous outlooks for expansion.

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Barn wood adds a treat to Spirit World move

The space will be new, but the barn wood will be old when Spirit World opens midmonth in Aksarben Village.

GM says parts are ready to fix faulty ignition switches

General Motors CEO Mary Barra says the company has enough parts available to fix all the faulty ignition switches that are blamed for at least 23 deaths nationwide.

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Wohlner’s ‘trying new things,' lets you have a drink while shopping

The original Wohlner’s Neighborhood Grocery & Deli is inviting customers to enjoy a glass of wine or a beer while they shop, with a new “Aisle Drink to That” campaign.

Ak-Sar-Ben livestock, art auction raises $252,000 for scholarships

The auction capped four days of activities in and around the CenturyLink Center Omaha as part of Ak-Sar-Ben’s River City Rodeo and Stock Show. 

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Daisy Jones’ Locker boutique opening in Benson

Angi Coleman of Omaha is opening Daisy Jones’ Locker, a boutique with vintage-inspired, rockabilly and pinup fashions for women.

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Countryside Village store plans to morph into ‘luxury gift shop’

Countryside Village on Friday welcomes It’s a Wrap, a “pop-up” store that has committed to staying through December. If things go well, the owners hope to become a year-round tenant.

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Apple Day planned at Rockbrook

Rockbrook Village plans its 26th annual Apple Day arts and crafts show from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 4 at the shopping center at 108th Street and West Center Road.

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Iowa business is too popular for walk-ins

The popularity of Jon’s Naturals in McClelland, Iowa, has attracted new commercial clients such as the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and that has made it difficult for owner Jon Nelson to maintain regular business hours for walk-in clients.

In brief: Acquisition weighs on Walgreens earnings

Walgreens booked a $239 million loss in its fiscal fourth quarter after swallowing a huge accounting charge from its Alliance Boots acquisition, but the drugstore chain’s results still met Wall Street expectations. Walgreen Co. said Tuesday that it recorded a noncash loss of $866 million in the quarter that ended Aug. 31 because it decided to exercise early its option to buy the remaining stake in Alliance Boots that it did not already own. Walgreens’ overall $239 million loss compares with a gain of $657 million, or 69 cents per share, in the same period last year. Adjusted earnings, which exclude the Alliance Boots charge, totaled 74 cents per share and matched analyst expectations, according to Zacks Investment Research.

Volunteers help Bookworm move a few blocks from Countryside Village to new shopping center

Monday was Pam Springer’s fourth day helping the Bookworm move into its new location, but she wasn’t shelving children’s books for a paycheck.

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Bill Gates ranked richest American by Forbes; Warren Buffett is No. 2

The list, released on Monday, was largely unchanged for 2014 and showed the rich getting richer. The combined wealth of those on the list rose 13 percent to $2.29 trillion, helped by a stronger U.S. stock market.

Metro Community College to use $2.94 million grant to launch IT training program

The grant is part of a total of $450 million in community college and career training grants announced Monday by the U.S. Department of Labor and Department of Education. Metro will use its three-year award to launch Project PROTO, short for Providing Realistic On-ramps to Technology Occupations.

Child care, health care, education: Middle class still faces a squeeze

“An overseas colleague characterized the situation well: America is a place where the luxuries are cheap and the necessities are expensive,” said Joseph Cohen, a sociology professor at Queens College in New York.

Overdraft, ATM fees putting bigger dents in bank accounts

Keeping a close watch on checking account balances and carefully choosing which ATMs to use can make a big difference in your financial health, a new survey from shows.

USDA puts $940,800 behind farmers markets, local food

Federal grants totaling $940,800 were announced Monday for 13 programs in Nebraska and Iowa as part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s support for farmers markets, locally or regionally grown produce and organic food.

Nebraska banks’ lawsuit raises ATM question

Four Nebraska banks allege in a recent lawsuit that Omaha-based Metro Health Services Federal Credit Union has broken Nebraska law because of variances in fees paid by different banks whose customers use Metro ATMs.

$950,000 EPA penalty hangs over closed Griffin Pipe factory

EPA officials on Monday announced an agreement with Griffin Pipe Products LLC to settle violations of the Clean Air and Clean Water Acts. It is unclear whether the plant will reopen.

Companies increasingly likely to find out about fireable offenses

The nation may still be debating the NFL’s handling of the domestic troubles of Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice, but the message the incident has sent is clear — messing up in your private life can get you fired.

California becomes first state to ban plastic bags

A national coalition of plastic bag manufacturers immediately said it would seek a voter referendum to repeal the law, which is scheduled to take effect in July 2015.

Drug and device firms paid $3.5 billion to care providers

From research grants to travel junkets, drug and medical device companies paid doctors and leading hospitals billions of dollars last year, the government disclosed Tuesday in a new effort to spotlight potential ethical conflicts in medicine.

Sioux City wants to recruit vets to fill jobs

Civic leaders are encouraging businesses to hire veterans so Sioux City can become the first city in the state to gain a Home Base Iowa designation.

Government: NFL TV 'blackout' rule unsportsmanlike

The Federal Communications Commission voted Tuesday to end the 1975 rule with a push from its chairman.

IRS not doing all that’s required to collect taxes

The IRS failed to take all required steps for collecting unpaid taxes from people it can’t locate in over half the cases that investigators studied, according to a federal report released Monday.

Reports of ‘low-speed surging’ spur U.S. inquiry into Toyota Corollas

U.S. investigators are looking into complaints by some owners of Toyota Corolla sedans who said the cars experienced unintended “low-speed surging,” similar to a flaw that led to a recall of 10 million Toyotas five years ago.


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