Democrats are likely to include legislation that would expedite payment of these funds as part of a must-pass spending bill as soon as this week.
More than 49,000 members of the United Auto Workers went on strike Monday against General Motors, bringing more than 50 factories and parts warehouses to a standstill.
Shopko’s loss affected at least two dozen communities big and small, from Omaha to Ord to Ogallala, Kimball to Valentine, Wayne to Falls City.
Kobach wanted to determine if any of the people on this list were in the country illegally and hinted that if the information he provided led to anyone being arrested or deported, he’d be fine with that
The desire for faster action is fueling demands for a new agency to oversee the industry, an idea that’s gaining traction among liberal and free-market economists in the U.S., Europe and Australia. They say there’s plenty of precedent: The U.S. and other countries have watchdogs for specific industries, such as aviation, medicine, financial services and the environment, so why not digital markets?
U.S. retail sales rose moderately in August, driven higher by a jump in auto buying and healthy online sales, evidence that consumers are still spending enough to support growth.
America has exported less than 2.2 million pounds of lobster to China this year through June, according to data from the U.S. federal government. The country exported nearly 12 million pounds during that same period last year. That’s a more than 80% drop.
Gov. Pete Ricketts says a new trade agreement that lowers tariffs between the United States and Japan would be a "big deal for Nebraska" and farmers in particular if both sides can reach an agreement.
American farmers are now wondering whether the coming U.S.-Japan trade deal that President Donald Trump is showcasing will be as strong as the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which was negotiated under President Barack Obama and ditched by Trump as soon as he took office.
“You can’t talk about a streetcar or a bike lane on a street that’s full of potholes," Mayor Jean Stothert said. "So we have to take care of our roads first.”
U.S. employers added a modest 130,000 jobs in August, a sign that hiring has slowed but remains durable in the face of global economic weakness and President Donald Trump’s trade war with China.
Two-thirds of the supply managers who responded in August indicated that the trade war and tariffs were harming their companies.
WASHINGTON — The U.S.-China trade war is set to enter a new phase, one expected to be so costly that it will take away much of what Americans gained from the 2017 tax cut.
"Getting this trade deal done and lowering tariffs for our beef and pork is vital for Nebraska’s farmers and ranchers as well as our Japanese customers.,” Gov. Pete Ricketts said.
President Donald Trump on Monday defended the way he is trying to squeeze a trade deal out of China, saying it’s what worked for him in business.
President Donald Trump on Monday sought to boost what he called a trade deal “in principle” with Japan that he announced the previous day , but Japanese Foreign Ministry spokesman Takeshi Osuga said Monday that talks were still at a more preliminary stage.
It's unclear how many people would be accepted for the program. Employees are eligible across a seven-state area served by the parent company of First National Bank of Omaha.
While opinion is still split here and across the state on whether the raid was necessary, there are still some lingering questions about what the raid really accomplished. Yes, many said, the ringleader and some others who were exploiting immigrants have been rightfully convicted. But many wonder about the others, who were contributing to the town and are now gone.
Surveys targeting that age group at the Maha Festival highlight their growing influence in Omaha and the area’s workforce
John Hilgert, director of the State Department of Veterans Affairs, said the biggest problem is the competition for such workers from local restaurants, fast-food businesses and other employers. People can get jobs with most private businesses without having to go through the background checks and other hoops required to work for the state.
Brazilian authorities are debating whether to yield to Washington’s request to lift ethanol import duties as a way of facilitating talks for a bilateral trade deal with the U.S., two people with direct knowledge of the matter said.
Goins is currently director of branded products for Lincoln Industries, where he leads a sales team responsible for aftermarket truck and Harley-Davidson parts.
Blueprint Nebraska unveils strategies for tackling the state’s challenges and improving the lives of residents.
The improvement in the jobs market has “started to reach communities at the edge of the workforce,” Powell told lawmakers this month. “It’s just so important for us to continue that process for a couple of years.’’
Companies are expected to sign fresh deals on American products free of retaliatory tariffs as trade talks between China and the U.S. resume Tuesday, Chinese state media reported.
Dave Rippe, who has led the Nebraska Department of Economic Development for 18 months, will return to his hometown of Hastings, where he plans to work in real estate and talent development.
D3 Technology, an Omaha company that specializes in digital banking software, has been acquired by Atlanta-based NCR Corp., a technology firm that does business in 180 countries.
In July 2009, almost 10 years ago, the federal minimum wage rose from $6.55 to $7.25 an hour. Since then, Congress has not approved any additional hikes, with Republican lawmakers generally rejecting Democrats’ attempts to raise the minimum wage.
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.
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.
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.