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Just hours before the planned announcement of the Schwab-TD Ameritrade merger, timed to hit just before markets opened Thursday, Nov. 21, Schwab officials noticed something concerning: The sale of TD Ameritrade had not been signed off on by the firm’s biggest individual shareholder, company founder Joe Ricketts.

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As this decade ends, the Nebraska football program is in a dark place, writes Dirk Chatelain. Sure, you can find hope in a few young players or a little late-season fire, but Scott Frost isn’t overhauling his systems. He probably isn’t changing his staff. Husker fans have to hope that time will be his ally.

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Nine years after the Nebraska State Fair moved from Lincoln to Grand Island, the festival that combines corn dogs and cotton candy with cattle and 4-H kids finds itself at a crossroads once again.

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That’s what social media offers — a siren call of the ego to vent one’s spleen, brag, kvetch, whatever. The rocky shore, of course, is what happens when you do that for a wide audience. What feels good in the moment can lead to danger ahead, writes Erin Grace.

We're well past communicating through epic poetry. Social media is not going away. But social media posts should be considered loaded guns that shouldn't be pointed at anything unless the user intends to shoot — and face the consequences of that action.

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The Fortune list is a badge of honor for Omaha and Nebraska’s business promoters. Omaha always has a significant presence as a headquarters city on the list, but a lot has changed since 2015.

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Families, it’s not your imagination: Kids are expensive. Child care is an education issue, a workforce issue and a quality of life issue. And it’s an especially expensive issue for families, according to Child Care Aware’s 2019 annual report, which compiles average child care costs.

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U.S. Strategic Command no longer needs 40-year-old floppy disks to stop — or to start — Armageddon.