A rare local revolt has a group of area residents galvanizing under a seasoned urban planner’s guidance to create a proactive guide for how their home turf is transformed. Can their vision come to fruition?
While neighbors didn’t set out to revamp the secluded park, doing so emerged as one of several priorities during a recent survey and related meetings hosted by people who live in and near the Little Italy neighborhood.
TreeHouse Foods will close its Omaha office early next year, affecting about 200 employees.
The Omaha-based railroad said its revenue totaled $5.67 billion, up 8 percent from $5.25 billion in the year-ago quarter.
The Nebraska Public Power District will take part in a federal study to develop more ways to safely and economically collect and store the carbon produced by coal-fired power plants and ethanol plants.
The Daily Nebraskan, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s student newspaper, received a pleasant notification this week.
Russian hackers did not penetrate the election machines or computer software of Omaha-based Election Systems & Software during the 2016 election season, a company executive told The World-Herald on Tuesday.
"It's going to feel like a cornstalk in a tomato field," one neighbor said of a housing project to sprout south of downtown Omaha where a family's flower shop and greenhouse operation once stood.
The Trump administration on Monday brought cases against China, the European Union, Canada, Mexico and Turkey at the World Trade Organization for retaliating against American tariffs on imported steel and aluminum.
Berkshire said Tuesday its board authorized Chairman and Chief Executive Warren Buffett and Vice Chairman Charlie Munger to repurchase stock "at any time" if they agree that its price is below the stock's "intrinsic value, conservatively determined."
Mutual of Omaha’s first Medicare Advantage plan will go on sale this fall in Cincinnati, the company said Tuesday, the start of Mutual’s strategy to create a nationwide Medicare Advantage product.
Lance Wach's experience managing heavy farm equipment gave him an advantage over those who did not come from the farm.
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Sinclair Broadcasting’s proposed $3.9 billion acquisition of Tribune Media has raised “serious concerns” at the Federal Communications Commission about the amount of control the combined company would have over the U.S. television market, said Ajit Pai, the agency’s chairman.
Warren Buffett donated $3.4 billion in Berkshire Hathaway Inc. stock Monday to five foundations, a record amount for him and the annual follow-up to his 2006 foundations pledge and his plan to donate nearly all his wealth to charity.
A 16-month freeze on new private restaurants and bed-and-breakfasts will end in December when Cuba’s communist government implements new regulations meant to prevent tax evasion and the accumulation of wealth, state media said Tuesday.
Even with bonuses and benefit sweeteners, the shortage of truck drivers is so severe that Congress is considering lowering the age for state-to-state truck drivers to 18 from 21.
Crete Carrier Corp. President Tim Aschoff said the pilot study to let 18- to 20-year-old off-duty National Guard and Reserve truck drivers operate civilian vehicles in interstate commerce is “a good first step.”
This is the time of year when Warren Buffett makes good on his 2006 promise to donate annually to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and four Buffett family foundations.
Aesthetically, the campus is akin to a country club mixed with a lake resort, though its purpose is purely spiritual, said Ricketts, the billionaire founder of TD Ameritrade and father of Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts.
This year’s exhibits are split between Village Pointe and Chance Ridge, which houses livestock shows, a small petting zoo and a kids zone with a Western dress-up station, real tractors and pretend bull-riding.
Loft apartments and rehabbed commercial bays are poised to pop up along Omaha’s historic Auto Row — a stretch once bustling with showrooms of Studebakers, Hudsons and other classic cars.
The stores in Anchorage and Fairbanks will close for rentals after Sunday night and reopen Tuesday for video liquidation sales through the end of August, said Kevin Daymude, general manager of Blockbuster Alaska.
McDonald's is stopping the sale of salads at 3,000 restaurants after people became sick from a parasite causing intestinal illness.
The U.S. economy is in a sweet spot where it’s growing but not overheating, the Federal Reserve said Friday in its latest official report to Congress.
If you're sick of waiting in lines at the grocery store, Baker's now offers an app that allows you to skip them altogether at one of its Omaha stores.
The Keystone XL pipeline developer says in a letter to a Native American tribal chairman that the company will start moving materials and preparing construction sites for the project in Montana and South Dakota.
MHP Development — which oversees Miracle Hills Park — filed a lawsuit this week saying it wants to evict Kohll's Pharmacy from its business park at 114th Street and West Dodge Road.
The chairman, president and CEO of the Omaha-based freight rail behemoth has been publicly and pointedly making the case this year for free trade, which is fundamental to the company’s bottom line.
Linda McMahon of the Small Business Administration said that she understands the short-term effects tariffs might be having on small businesses, but said it's a long game.
Items to be fixed include loose concrete in the “lazy river” feature, a chemical imbalance in a jacuzzi, a missing first aid kit and life guard certifications, broken shower heads, sand in the bottom of a pool and malfunctioning water pumps, according to the inspection report.
The latest forecast from the U.S. Energy Information Administration predicts that U.S. output will grow next year to 11.8 million barrels a day.
BNSF Railway says less oil spilled from derailed tanker cars in northwest Iowa last month than originally believed.
The owner of a century-old building on 18th and Howard Streets says he plans to file a lawsuit challenging Douglas County’s move to seize his property and demolish it, making way for a $120 million juvenile justice center.
President Donald Trump says pharmaceutical company Pfizer is “rolling back price hikes, so American patients don’t pay more.”
In an announcement Tuesday, MetLife said it would add more than 150 jobs over the next several months for the customer service center it expects to open by the end of this year.
Starbucks will eliminate plastic straws from all of its locations within two years, the coffee chain announced Monday, becoming the largest food and beverage company to do so as calls for businesses and cities to cut waste grow louder.
Red Giant Oil Co., a 108-year-old Council Bluffs company that is one of North America’s largest blenders of locomotive engine oil, is to be purchased by HollyFrontier Corp., a Dallas firm listed on the New York Stock Exchange.
Blueprint Nebraska, a new statewide coalition that is working on a plan for economic growth, competitiveness and prosperity in Nebraska, said Monday that Jim Smith will be the organization’s first executive director.
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Many Nebraska and Iowa companies are exporters primarily concerned about retaliatory tariffs affecting their sales. Not only do they get dinged with the higher input costs when steel prices rise, but then their products are hit with tariffs from Europe that are in response to the U.S. moves.
Yes, manufactured homes — and their less-movable factory-built cousins, modular homes — gain value if everything’s just right.
The property’s owner, architect Bob Perrin, rejected the county’s offer to buy his four-story, 40,000-square-foot office building at 420 S. 18th St., for $900,000 back in May.
Move over, Wall Street titans and Silicon Valley giants. When it comes to paychecks, Big Oil now looks like the best bet for U.S. workers.
It may only be July, but Christmas is fast-approaching for U.S. retailers — and the threat of an escalating trade war with China has industries that have so far been spared increasingly worried their goods will be next on the naughty list.
Real estate experts say they don’t expect Oak View Mall’s decline to take a bite out of residential property values in the area of the struggling mall.
U.S. employers kept up a brisk hiring pace in June by adding 213,000 jobs, a sign of confidence in the economy despite the start of a potentially punishing trade war with China.
Mary Shirley Landen co-founded Security National Bank, supported more than 30 Omaha civic groups and raised five children to understand their duty to the communities where they live.
If it weren't for taxpayers, the Hilton Hotel attached to downtown's convention center and arena might not have gotten built. Now the city says it can take steps to get out of the hotel business and eventually get taxpayers off the hook for about $140 million in debt attached to the hotel.
The money, a record amount, will go toward more than 90 projects in Nebraska's rural and urban areas.
The century-old Blackstone Hotel, most recently used as an office building in midtown Omaha, is poised to be resurrected to its original use under a nearly $75 million plan by two Omaha developers.
"This is a time of year we don't sell a lot of soybeans to China," said Victor Bohuslavsky, executive director of the farm industry group. "It would naturally slow down at that time anyway. The big concern is going to be the fall harvest."
The proposed agreement next goes to the Dodge County Board, which would have to give final approval.