Nelnet says it has 300 openings; Netflix's comeback begins Sunday

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Posted: Saturday, May 25, 2013 12:00 am

Student loan company Nelnet says it will seek to fill more than 300 jobs in Lincoln over the next three months. The company employed about 700 people in Lincoln at the end of 2009, after cutting some 800 jobs during the height of the recession. By the end of 2012, it had nearly doubled its local employment numbers to 1,350. Nelnet spokesman Ben Kiser said nearly all of the company's new openings come from its growth in the federal student loan servicing business.

P&G turning to its former CEO

Household products giant Procter & Gamble Co. is hoping its former CEO can work his magic again. The Cincinnati company said that former CEO A.G. Lafley is returning to its top post. Lafley, 65, replaces CEO Bob McDonald, effective immediately. McDonald, who will retire June 30 after a transition period, has served as CEO since 2009. Lafley, who led P&G from 2000 to 2009, also is taking the president and chairman titles.

Dreamliner flights to resume Sunday

Japan's All Nippon Airways, the launch customer for Boeing's 787 “Dreamliner,” will resume commercial flights of the aircraft Sunday, just more than four months after the jets were grounded due to smoldering batteries. ANA said in a statement that it will run five commercial 787 flights in May, before regular, scheduled services begin June 1. The first will be a commercial flight late Sunday from Chitose, on the northern island of Hokkaido, to Tokyo's Haneda Airport.

Netflix's comeback begins Sunday

Netflix is hoping this weekend's release of the resurrected TV series “Arrested Development” will lock up more subscribers to its Internet video service. The award-winning show about the dysfunctional Bluth family returns Sunday, seven years after its demise. The revival coincides with Netflix's own comeback from a customer and shareholder backlash that had raised doubts about the company's management and future. Now, Netflix Inc. is winning back subscribers and investors with an attempt to establish its $8-per-month service as a home entertainment powerhouse that rivals the broadcast television networks and premium cable channels.

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