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For the first time, the Infotec conference included a “Try-IT Zone,” where information technology professionals and students could wait in line to play with the latest gadgets, for fun or to ponder how the tools might apply to their businesses.

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USDA official tours Waverly ranch as disaster assistance program begins

USDA official tours Waverly ranch as disaster assistance program begins

Nebraska farmers and ranchers affected by recent years' drought and extreme weather are starting to apply this week for a disaster assistance program restored by the 2014 Farm Bill.

Hannah Olson impressed a panel of judges during a UNO competition to win first place and a $3,000 prize with her plan for Hannah Caroline Couture, a...
Hayneedle, an Omaha-based online retailer, said Wednesday that co-founder Doug Nielsen is stepping down as the company’s chief executive.
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Caterer's move to downtown Omaha warehouse means new jobs, event center
Relocating from central Omaha to a renovated downtown space will give the 12-year-old Catering Creations company 10 times more room.
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In brief: Zebra to spend more than $3 billion on Motorola business
Zebra Technologies will spend more than $3 billion to buy the enterprise business of Motorola Solutions in a considerable expansion that is both technological and geographical.
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GROW Nebraska plans entrepreneurship conference
GROW Nebraska, a non-profit economic development organization and purveyor of Nebraska-centric goods, is gearing up for MarkeTECH, an annual marketing and technology conference.


This year’s event will be Wednesday, April 23, at the Kearney Ramada Inn.

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Six nonprofits benefit from Walmart grants
The Walmart Foundation awarded more than $193,000 to a half-dozen Nebraska nonprofits this week.
Six grants, ranging from $25,500 to $40,000, were presented Tuesday in Lincoln at the Walmart Supercenter, 8700 Andermatt Dr.
Tech talent, tax incentives help lure MindMixer to Kansas City
From a business perspective, the decision for Omaha-based MindMixer to consolidate operations and relocate its headquarters to the Kansas City, Mo., metro area was an easy one. From a personal perspective, it was anything but, company co-founder and chief executive officer Nick Bowden said Monday.

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West Corp. deal to expand its alert business
West Corp. said Monday it has acquired a California-based company that specializes in sending alert messages to students, their parents and school employees to notify them of emergencies and other situations.
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Heinz offers buyouts to all Pittsburgh workers
The new owners of H.J. Heinz Co. have offered buyouts to all workers in Pittsburgh, where the ketchup-and-food giant has been based for decades, but insist the offer doesn’t signal a plan to move the company’s headquarters.
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5 things to know about tax day
The deadline for filing taxes is midnight Tuesday. Here are five things to consider as the deadline nears.
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Warren Buffett, Charlie Munger 'fiesta ducks' on sale at Berkshire meeting
Berkshire Hathaway Inc. will sell rubber ducks of Chairman Warren Buffett and Vice Chairman Charles Munger wearing Mexican-themed outfits at the company's annual meeting, which falls two days before Cinco de Mayo.

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New version of smartphone by HTC is the One to buy
With this year’s version of the One — also called the M8 to distinguish it from last year’s M7 model — HTC has kept the cool design, fixed a bunch of the flaws from last year and added some great new features.
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Tablets, apps for kids become big business
In the United States, the percentage of kids ages 8 and under using mobile devices has almost doubled in the past two years, according to a report by San Francisco nonprofit Common Sense Media.
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Part-time college professors push for higher pay
In many ways, Anne Winkler-Morey loves being a professor. It's the job she always wanted, teaching history at Metropolitan State University in St. Paul, Minn.
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Connecticut home sells for $120 million
Even though that's $70 million under Copper Beech Farm's initial listing price, real estate agent David Ogilvy said he believes the sum is the most ever paid for a residential property in the United States. The paperwork finalizing the sale to a limited liability company was filed Friday.
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More have had personal information stolen
The number of Americans who say they’ve had important personal information stolen online is on the rise, according to a Pew Research Center report released Monday.
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For junior bankers, a day off doesn’t shrink workload
Big banks’ new policies on work schedules may not be taking much of a bite out of the pressure.
In brief: Retail sales gain is best since 2012
U.S. retail sales in March rose by the largest amount in 18 months, led by strong gains in sales of autos, furniture and a number of other products.
The Record: Bankruptcies, April 15
Four bankruptcy categories listed are: Chapter 7, bankruptcy involving liquidation of nonexempt assets; Chapter 11, plan permitting reorganization of financial affairs under court supervision for an individual engaged in business or for a company (asset and liability schedules are not always filed with initial petition); Chapter 12, plan...
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SBA loan activity up in Nebraska
Data from the Small Business Administration shows small businesses in Nebraska are outpacing their peers both regionally and nationally in terms of loan demand through the first half of fiscal 2014.
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Banker leads Omaha branch's 'Happy' dance video
American National Bank gave him just one day's notice. Buddy Hogan went home and practiced.
USDA official tours Waverly ranch as disaster assistance program begins
Jon Barker replaces Hayneedle co-founder Doug Nielsen as chief executive
Technology – including Google Glass – gets a try-on at Omaha Infotec conference
GROW Nebraska plans entrepreneurship conference
Google applies for patent for camera in contact lens
Caterer's move to downtown Omaha warehouse means new jobs, event center
Crew working to disassemble International Nutrition plant
Six nonprofits benefit from Walmart grants
New Hastings business helps your personal history live on
Alibaba stake fuels Yahoo stock’s rise
Business digest: Big banks might need to hold more capital, Yellen says
18-year-old's fashion-design company wins Maverick Business Plan Competition
In brief: Zebra to spend more than $3 billion on Motorola business
Union Pacific's ‘Big Boy’ locomotive takes the road back to life
Heinz offers buyouts to all Pittsburgh workers
SBA loan activity up in Nebraska
Banker leads Omaha branch's 'Happy' dance video
5 things to know about tax day
Warren Buffett, Charlie Munger 'fiesta ducks' on sale at Berkshire meeting
Nebraska Crossing Outlets stores, layout
West Corp. deal to expand its alert business
Tech talent, tax incentives help lure MindMixer to Kansas City
The Record: Bankruptcies, April 15
More have had personal information stolen
In brief: Retail sales gain is best since 2012
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