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More travelers are flying out of Eppley Airfield this year, and airlines serving the airport are responding to the demand by adding more seats and fare options in time for the summer travel season.

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Lyft to launch in Omaha, Lincoln today; regulators say it's illegal for now in Nebraska

Lyft to launch in Omaha, Lincoln today; regulators say it's illegal for now in Nebraska

Ride service Lyft plans to launch at 7 tonight in Omaha and Lincoln, offering free rides for two weeks to new users over objections from state regulators.

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About 500 guests came to the ceremony honoring six civic and business leaders who helped develop Omaha: the late Louis Blumkin and sons Irv and Ron...
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The accelerator aims to rapidly develop technology startups through a 90-day curriculum that culminates with a Demo Day, where the companies pitch...
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Earnings roundup: Apple plans more stock buybacks, will split stock in June
Apple plans to buy back an additional $30 billion of its stock, raise its quarterly dividend by 8 percent and split its stock for the first time in nine years.
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In brief: Postal workers to protest at Staples stores
Postal workers plan protests in 27 states today against the opening of postal counters in Staples stores that are staffed with Staples employees.
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Omahans start their workday earlier than most, at 7:48 a.m.
If the early bird truly does get the worm, you'd better be to work by 7:48 a.m. or earlier if you work in the Omaha metro.

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'Main street' concept takes shape at Sterling Ridge
RBC Wealth Management's new home signals a growth spurt for the 150-acre, mixed-use redevelopment that is emerging on a former country club and golf course at 132nd and Pacific Streets.

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Proposed 5% hike in cab fares meets reluctant state transportation official
Separately Tuesday, the Nebraska Public Service Commission discussed concerns about online ride services Uber and Lyft possibly launching operations in the state.

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Stock market ‘not rigged,’ TD Ameritrade CEO says
TD Ameritrade Chief Executive Fred Tomczyk said Wednesday that U.S. stock markets, deemed to be “rigged” in the latest Michael Lewis best-seller, work well for the most part and need only small adjustments.
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'We have a serious problem in Nebraska': PSC discusses concerns over Uber, Lyft
Commissioner Anne Boyle said she has warned Omaha hotel operators and city officials that visitors and residents should not use the services, which use apps to connect riders with local drivers who use their own vehicles to give rides.

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OSHA: Union Pacific must reinstate worker who reported injuries suffered on job
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration said in a statement Wednesday that Union Pacific must also pay the unnamed employee $10,000 in compensatory damages and $75,000 in punitive damages, plus attorney's fees.
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Powdered alcohols no longer have label approvals
Powdered alcohols no longer have label approvals; government cites 'error'
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West Corp.'s 1st-quarter profits up 33 percent
The Omaha-based company said adjusted net income was $59.6 million, or 70 cents a share, up from $44 million, or 68 cents a share, a year earlier. Revenue for the provider of telephone conference calls and other communication services and other rose 2.4 percent to $676 million.
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America’s middle class no longer on top of world
The American middle class, long the single most affluent in the world, has lost that distinction.
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Sales of new U.S. homes plunge 14.5 percent in March
The number of Americans buying new homes plummeted in March to the slowest pace in seven months, a sign that real estate's spring buying season is off to a weak start.
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Valmont earnings dip after record 2013 sales
Lackluster sales dragged on first-quarter earnings for Valmont Industries Inc. of Omaha, which comes off a record-setting sales year in 2013.
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First lady announcing one-stop job site for vets
Aiming to streamline employment resources for people leaving the military, the government is creating an integrated website that can help job-seekers create resumes, connect with employers and become part of a database of veterans and their spouses for companies to mine for skills and talents.

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Nebraska banking and finance director to retire
John Munn, Nebraska’s director of banking and finance, will retire at the end of next week.
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Earnings roundup: McDonald's profit slips as U.S. sales drop
The world's biggest hamburger chain said sales at established U.S. locations fell 1.7 percent in the first three months of the year as guest counts declined. After a decade of consistent growth, sales also declined last year as McDonald's struggled to roll out an array of new menu items and fend off competitors.
Nebraska Crossing Outlets stores, layout
The mall is set to open Nov. 15 at the intersection of Interstate 80 and U.S. Highways 6 and 31 in Gretna.
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Recycle that old computer at free event
It’s time to recycle that clunky old computer.
Goodwill, WOWT and Omaha West Rotary are sponsoring the Drive for Drives computer recycling event on Thursday, April 24.
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Secondhand shop-hop is this week
Five shops in the business of reusing and repurposing items will host a shopping event from Thursday through Saturday.
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Electrical supplier 3E moves
Electrical supply and equipment seller 3E has moved into its new Omaha facility at 7402 L St.
Omaha's Straight Shot Accelerator announces 2nd class
Lyft to launch in Omaha, Lincoln today; regulators say it's illegal for now in Nebraska
Cabela's 1st-quarter sales down 21 percent as gun, ammo sales dip
Kelly: Started at a dining room table, Home Instead thriving at 20 with $1B in annual revenue
Hy-Vee opens its first Omaha Market Cafe
Omaha's Eppley Airfield sees increased demand — and that means more fare options for travelers
Construction to start in May on West Broadway apartment/retail structure
No 'bear' qualifies to ask Warren Buffett questions at this year's Berkshire meeting
Omahans start their workday earlier than most, at 7:48 a.m.
Omaha Hall of Fame inductees share stories of their lives in business
Warren Buffett says Coca-Cola pay plan 'excessive'
Earnings roundup: Apple plans more stock buybacks, will split stock in June
In brief: Postal workers to protest at Staples stores
'Main street' concept takes shape at Sterling Ridge
Nebraska Crossing Outlets stores, layout
OSHA: Union Pacific must reinstate worker who reported injuries suffered on job
West Corp.'s 1st-quarter profits up 33 percent
Stock market ‘not rigged,’ TD Ameritrade CEO says
First lady announcing one-stop job site for vets
Powdered alcohols no longer have label approvals
'We have a serious problem in Nebraska': PSC discusses concerns over Uber, Lyft
Recycle that old computer at free event
Proposed 5% hike in cab fares meets reluctant state transportation official
Secondhand shop-hop is this week
Electrical supplier 3E moves
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