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Saturday, August 17th, 2019

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U.S. stocks end turbulent week with gains, but they are down overall

Stocks around the world jumped Friday to cap another tumultuous week. Investors have been frantically trying to rejigger their predictions about whether President Donald Trump’s trade war and slowing economies around the world will drag the United States into a recession. Read more

Standing Rock Sioux, foes of Dakota Access, launch solar farm near pipeline

The American Indian tribe at the center of tumultuous protests against the Dakota Access pipeline has unveiled a solar farm that came about partly as a result of the tribe’s fierce opposition to the oil pipeline’s environmental impact. Read more

Nebraska unemployment inched up to 3.1% in July

The Nebraska Labor Department said the preliminary July rate was four-tenths of a point higher than the adjusted July 2018 rate of 2.7%. Read more

Trump appoints student loan industry executive to watchdog job

Robert Cameron will serve as the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s new student loan ombudsman, the bureau said Friday. Read more

Subscribers onlyChamber to millennials: How do you want to get around Omaha in the future?

Surveys targeting that age group at the Maha Festival highlight their growing influence in Omaha and the area’s workforce Read more

Medical Solutions plans to acquire fellow health care staffing company C&A Industries

The two companies said this would be the largest acquisition of a health care staffing company in the industry's history. Read more

Latest bankers survey indicates shrinking rural economy

The latest monthly survey of bankers in parts of 10 Plains and Western states indicates a shrinking rural economy, and three-quarters of bankers said President Donald Trump's trade policies are having a negative effect on their local economies. Read more

Hy-Vee says credit card readers at some gas pumps, restaurants hacked

The investigation is in its early stages, but Hy-Vee believes it has stopped the unauthorized transactions. Customers are advised to monitor their credit/debit financial statements.  Read more

Mutual of Omaha CEO weighs in on what bank sale could mean for the city

Mutual of Omaha CEO James Blackledge called the $1 billion sale of the bank a difficult but necessary one for the future of both the bank and insurance operations. He said he thinks the bank's Omaha workforce “will be an important part of CIT moving forward.” Read more

Sen. Ben Sasse reports just over $600k in book royalties, more than three times his annual salary

Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., has written two books, and according to his 2018 annual financial disclosure report filed Tuesday, he received $601,276 in royalties, more than three times his $174,000 annual salary. Read more