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Nebraska set to add more than 32,000 jobs through 2017.

LINCOLN, Neb. – Economic forecasters with the Bureau of Business Research at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, reported the state can expect modest but steady economic growth in coming years, and that the state likely will add about 32,000 new jobs t ...

Game Shoppe not playing games with Omaha expansion.

OMAHA, Neb. – Game Shoppe, the Bellevue-based retailer, is expanding by opening a larger store in Omaha. The new store will allow the shop to offer additional product lines to include puzzles and brain teasers. The store carries about 1,500 games of al ...

Nebraska exported $1 billion of beef in 2014.

LINCOLN, Neb. – The Nebraska Department of Agriculture reported the state exported more than $1 billion in beef to international markets in the first 11 months of 2014. That number set a new record for the state. “Nebraska farmers, ranchers, feed ...

Silicon Prairie News looks to greener pastures.

OMAHA, Neb. – Technology website Silicon Prairie News has partnered with Omaha-based AIM Institute and plans to continue its growth and expansion covering technology and startups in the middle of the country. The website has existed for six years showc ...

Cupcake maker cooks up Lincoln expansion plans.

LINCOLN, Neb. – The owner of Chris Janicek’s Cake Box in Omaha has plans for a cupcake shop in Lincoln. Janicek operates two shops in Omaha, a cupcake store in Old Market and Cake Box, which is at 50th and Dodge. Plans in the works call for the o ...

Four Family Dollar stores set to open in Omaha.

OMAHA – Family Dollar is continuing an aggressive growth plan in Omaha. The discount retailer has 18 stores in the metro area, and it plans to open four more this year. The fist new store is expected to open in March. It is at 16th and Corby streets, a ...

Nebraska posts job gains for November.

OMAHA, Neb. – Nebraska’s unemployment rate continued to decline in November as the state added jobs in the transportation and utilities industries. Numbers this low have not been seen since early 2008, according to the Nebraska Department of Labo ...