Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds says a new social media and advertising campaign is designed to draw attention to Iowa's quality of life in hopes of attracting new workers.
In just over a decade, Uber has fundamentally transformed the way people get from one place to another, unleashing both chaos and convenience.
Walmart has updated the information network used daily by its suppliers to let them submit cost increases that are directly attributable to higher U.S. tariffs on Chinese goods.
The World-Herald’s Washington Bureau rounds up news highlights from Capitol Hill and beyond.
A river-swelling deluge is forecast to sweep the U.S. South while farmers across the Midwest will struggle to string together a handful of dry days to catch up on corn and soybean planting.
China warned students Monday to think about the “risks” associated with attending college in the United States, a sign that the authorities in Beijing are expanding the boundaries of the trade war to include educational exchanges.
Tariffs and flooding have slowed economic growth in nine Midwest and Plains states, according to a Monday report on a survey of business supply managers.
Chairman Jerome Powell said Tuesday that the Federal Reserve is prepared to respond to the Trump administration’s trade conflicts to protect the U.S. economy, signaling that the Fed will cut interest rates if necessary.
The U.S. economy grew at a solid 3.1% annual rate in the January-March quarter — a pace that will likely prove to be the high-water mark for the year before growth weakens in the coming months.
The Trump administration is following through on a plan to allow year-round sales of gasoline mixed with 15% ethanol.
Many U.S. households find themselves in a fragile position financially, even in an economy with an unemployment rate near a 50-year low, according to a Federal Reserve survey.
Stepping up Beijing’s propaganda offensive in the tariffs standoff with Washington, Chinese state media Friday accused the U.S. of seeking “colonization of global business” with moves against Huawei and other Chinese technology companies.
Federal Reserve officials at their recent meeting believed the central bank could remain “patient” in deciding when to adjust interest rates, though some officials thought future rate hikes might still be needed.
Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta President Raphael Bostic said that he sees no need to adjust U.S. monetary policy and that an interest rate cut or increase are equally likely this year.
"We're a couple months away from the end of the fiscal year, but April was so robust that it's pretty clear we're going to be ahead for the year," Tax Commissioner Tony said Wednesday.
Split concourses and dual security checks would give way to a single linear concourse and a central unified checkpoint.
Census figures show people moved away with the jobs, though officials are promoting the area as open for business.
The rising stockpiles of cars, furniture and other goods that helped the U.S. economy boom in 2018 are now poised to cause a hangover this year.
U.S. retail giants woke up Thursday to yet another challenge from Amazon.com Inc. Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos, this time with a call to match his company's recent increase to a minimum wage of $15 per hour.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell refused to publicly endorse Herman Cain for the Federal Reserve Board after signaling last week that the former pizza chain executive and 2012 Republican presidential candidate would struggle to get through the GOP-led Senate.
Participants in a real estate conference agreed that landmark development projects like north downtown's Millwork Commons should help attract and keep young talent.
An Iowa Republican senator expressed irritation Wednesday at what he called “idiotic” comments by President Donald Trump about wind energy.
The nation’s largest burger chain has halted a lobbying campaign to fend off minimum wage increases, a decision being hailed as a significant victory by workers and labor advocates.
Airbus SE secured a $35 billion jet deal from China during a state visit by President Xi Jinping to the French capital, dealing a fresh blow to Boeing Co. as it grapples with the grounding of its best-selling jet.
Contrary to the views of most economists, the Trump administration expects the U.S. economy to keep booming over the next decade on the strength of further tax cuts, reduced regulation and improvements to the nation’s infrastructure.
President Donald Trump's "I LOVE YOU!" tweet to farmers is facing another challenge: budget cuts that will slash subsidies for crop insurance and small growers.
Out of the 100 largest metro areas, Omaha ranks toward the bottom (83rd) in the rate of movement between metro areas, according to the latest figures from the U.S. Census Bureau. The Omaha metro area loses a net of about 5 people a year for every 1,000 in the city.
The state’s current incentive workhorse, the 14-year-old Advantage Act, sunsets at the end of 2020. A panel of state lawmakers recommends putting the act out to pasture a year early, in order to adopt a new, simpler batch of incentives that would target higher-paying jobs and emerging industries.
Omaha Public Schools officials have warned that budget reductions will have to be made to balance the 2019-2020 budget.
For decades, U.S. farmers, landscapers and builders tapped a seemingly endless supply of cheap labor: the waves of undocumented immigrants coming across the southern border. The workers arrived in time for harvests and construction booms. They did the low-wage manual labor that Americans were unwilling to do.
As of this month, “printer” and “screen printer” are no longer official jobs — at least as far as the U.S. Labor Department’s flagship press release is concerned. The same goes for “printing support” jobs such as platemaking and prepress work.
The state's annual farm income for 2018 is expected to drop below $2 billion — the lowest level since 2002 and far from the peak of $7.5 billion in both 2011 and 2013.
Union Pacific on Tuesday said it cut its workforce by about 250 people, according to a memo sent to employees and obtained by The World-Herald.
The real impact of higher valuations won't be known until after local governments set their spending budgets and tax rates, but there’s already some shock going around. Officials say: Blame a hot housing market.
South and North Omaha posted the highest price increases, 19 percent each, when looking at last year's figures.
The company's employee compensation and benefits costs are down nearly 25 percent from last year, although the Omaha office is growing.
The Bank of Jamaica launched a campaign last month that includes a series of videos featuring singers and dancers boasting “low and stable inflation” to the tune of reggae beats and telling viewers that “if it’s too high the people have a cry and if it’s too low the country nah grow.”
Skyrocketing student loan debt put homeownership out of reach for 400,000 Americans in their 20s and 30s from 2005 to 2014, according to a new report from the Federal Reserve.
The state's labor shortage is one of several common themes emerging from statewide town hall meetings organized by Blueprint Nebraska, a business-led group seeking public input for a statewide economic development plan.
The stock of Omaha-based Green Plains dropped sharply Tuesday after reports that the ethanol producer would shutter two plants and slow production at a third.
Omaha Box Co. — which started nearly 130 years ago in a desolate trading post — is planning a move from the only home its ever known to a Sarpy County area hot with new industry.
Chinese officials are preparing to restart purchases of American corn as soon as January, another sign that the Asian nation is working on a lasting detente with the U.S.
Town hall meetings are scheduled next week in Lincoln, Omaha and Norfolk to gather comments and ideas for the citizen-led initiative.
The average Omaha-area homeowner can expect to pay about 7.9 percent more for the water portion of their Metropolitan Utilities District bill, after board members approved a rate increase Wednesday.
For a soybean farmer in Iowa or Illinois, it may be premature to celebrate the ceasefire in the trade war between the U.S. and China.
The hit to agriculture from the ongoing tariff wars has been clear for some time, but the new report uses some eye-popping numbers to illustrate the pain.
The map lays out OPEC's nightmare in graphic form. OPEC’s bad dream only deepens next year, when Permian producers expect to iron out distribution snags that will add three pipelines and as much as 2 million barrels of oil a day.
In the last five years, Southwest has more than doubled its number of nonstop destinations from Omaha. The eight airlines that serve Eppley now fly to 36 nonstop destinations.
It's a reflection of a good economy, according to the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce, which released its annual economic snapshot of the region, heralding the "optimistic outlook" of the company chiefs who responded to the survey.
Caught smack in the middle of the U.S.-China trade war, America's soybean farmers are taking a huge gamble.
City officials are hoping to do a better job reusing the vacant lots that remain after they tear down properties that have been deemed unsafe.
The job cuts will come in locations "across the U.P. system," according to a memo from U.P. It isn't clear how many people would be affected in Nebraska.
Expanding Medicaid in Nebraska would create nearly 11,000 jobs and generate $1.3 billion annually of new economic activity, according to a study released Monday.
The airline, which currently operates two nonstop flights to and from Newark Liberty International Airport will begin flying three daily nonstop flights. Newark is just outside New York City.
The new statewide initiative has an initial goal of doubling the number of people who earn career certification and two-year associate degrees, in addition to increasing the number of four-year graduates and attracting young adults from outside the state.