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.
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.
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.
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.
The money, a record amount, will go toward more than 90 projects in Nebraska's rural and urban areas.
"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."
Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao visited Omaha on Tuesday to announce a new pilot program to help qualified young veterans get jobs in the trucking industry without additional training.
Representing the United States is Heinz, which put 700 Canadian workers out of work in 2014 when it closed a plant in Canada’s tomato capital, a small southern Ontario town called Leamington. Representing Canada is French’s, the mustard-maker, which began producing ketchup in Canada after the Heinz closure.
Automakers, manufacturers and classic-car enthusiasts are coming out against President Donald Trump’s plan to consider taxing imported cars, trucks and auto parts.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump sought Tuesday to avoid blame for Harley-Davidson’s decision to move some motorcycle production overseas and threatened to tax the manufacturer “like never before!” as punishment for the planned production shift.
Personal wealth around the globe reached $201.9 trillion last year, a 12 percent gain from 2016 and the strongest annual pace in the past five years, Boston Consulting Group said in a report released last week.
Emily Skor, chief executive of Energy Growth, said Pruitt has granted more waivers than usual to U.S. petroleum refineries, allowing them to skip blending ethanol into fuel without requiring increased blending elsewhere.
"If the president is actually serious about leading the expansion of a G-7 no-tariff, free-trade agreement, that's tremendous, tremendous news — for the U.S. and for the free nations of the world. ... But the path to more trade begins with less whining on the global stage," Sasse said.
Visitors got a sneak peek Tuesday at the new home of the Omaha chamber, which moved to the former Conagra campus.
With an unemployment rate clocking in under 3 percent, nearly everyone in Omaha who wants a job has a job. For some employers, that’s a challenge.
A developer is negotiating to buy the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce's former location at 13th and Harney Streets, chamber CEO David Brown said Tuesday.
The Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce's 2018 Barometer pits Omaha against nine other cities — three peers, three competitors and three "aspirational" cities.
Bellevue City Administrator Joe Mangiamelli is optimistic. But such sentiment from city administration and politicians — sometimes accompanied by plans that have gone nowhere — is a familiar song for the area’s longtime tenants.
The issue of out-migration is not just one of graduates seeking mountains, oceans and metropolises, one expert says. It’s providing fulfilling jobs that pay well and that keep many of them in Iowa and Nebraska.
Wells Fargo will pay $1 billion to federal regulators to settle charges tied to its mortgage and auto lending business, the latest chapter in a wide-ranging scandal at the banking giant. However, it appears that none of the $1 billion will go directly the victims of Wells Fargo's abuses.