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Tilly's racing to make 50 hats before the polo match

Tilly's racing to make 50 hats before the polo match

Ottilia “Tilly” Chapman spent three years learning to be a milliner, but her training hasn’t spared her the occasional gaffe — such as the time she sewed one of her hats to her pants.

With all the hand-wringing over runaway college costs and recent college graduates struggling under the weight of more than $1 trillion in student...
In general, taxpayers should keep a copy of their tax returns and supporting documents — everything from receipts for charitable donations to...
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The Knolls Golf Course is an established 18-hole, championship rated golf course conveniently located in Northwest Omaha, only minutes from I-680. This picturesque course, adorned with lake... more
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UNL report casts doubt on use of corn-crop leftovers for ethanol
A University of Nebraska-Lincoln research team has produced a report that concludes using corn-crop leftovers such as stalks and cobs to make ethanol generates more greenhouse gases than gasoline does, while reducing the farmland soil carbons that are a key to agricultural production.
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Warren Watch: Howard Buffett's foundation gives $1 million for award honoring spirited journalist
Warren Buffett's son Howard was a photographer first, a farmer second and a philanthropist third. His friendship with Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus grew from photography.

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Why two hotshots ditched six-figure salaries for a life of less
What happens when two corporate hotshots with six-figure salaries and all the trapping of success decide to jettison most of what they own and seek out a simpler life?

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Rocket Man: The otherworldly ambitions of engineer, entrepreneur and philanthropist Elon Musk
With SpaceX, the rocket company he founded in 2002, Musk hopes to employ recyclable rockets to save humanity, blasting earthlings into space to one day build settlements on the Red Planet.
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Your Office Coach: Stop picking up the slack for the slacker on your team
One member of our manufacturing team is a total slacker. “Chad” takes frequent breaks and shows absolutely no interest in meeting production goals. While the rest of us are working, he looks for other things to do in the plant. I usually fill in for Chad so that we can meet our daily objectives, but this is getting old. I talked with...
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Chobani to expand beyond Greek yogurt
Chobani plans to expand beyond its Greek yogurt cups this summer as it faces intensifying competition in the fast-growing category.
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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.
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Technology review: Fire TV needs work to reach potential
Consumers wanting to watch Internet videos on the big screen in their living room now have one more intriguing option: Amazon.com’s new Fire TV digital media player.
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Nonparents’ resentment grows over impact of companies’ family-friendly focus
Early results of a new study of 25,000 workers shows two-thirds of nonparents think they carry an undue burden at the office and are expected to work longer hours than those with children.
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Coming to Omaha: fun-focused sports league where every kids gets a trophy, parents promise to keep cool
A sports franchise coming to Omaha by this fall puts convenience ahead of "cutthroat competition."
Cab ride to airport (or anywhere in Omaha) could soon cost more
The company that manages most of Omaha's cab fleets wants to raise its per-mile rate by 5 percent. Rates would go up to $2.31 per mile from $2.20.
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Beals: Boy offers lessons of service, simplicity
BAVARO, Dominican Republic — If you never thought a dirt road could be at the same time dusty and soggy, you’ve apparently never been on this one.
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Jeff Raikes’ next goal: making philanthropy effective
After steering the world’s richest foundation for the last five years, Jeff Raikes is now taking on an even bigger job: improving the effectiveness of philanthropy as a whole.

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Recalled frozen pasta product has tie to Omaha
A subsidiary of Omaha-based Westin Foods is voluntarily recalling a frozen pasta product, AngelBowls Corkscrew Pasta and Creamy Tomato Vodka Sauce, because its ingredients may include undeclared pine nuts, a potential allergen.
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Suit challenges a Hollywood pillar: unpaid internships
Uncompensated minions are as central to the movie business as private jets, splashy premieres and $200 lunches. But the Hollywood tradition is under assault.
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Business digest: Lululemon shareholder suit dismissed
Lululemon Athletica Inc. won dismissal of claims that shareholders lost $2 billion because the athletic-wear company misled them about quality problems with its products, including bleeding colors and see-through yoga pants.
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Vets can compete for start-up cash
Military veterans who dream of starting their own businesses can compete for start-up money in a video pitch contest.
Signal 88 Security, an Omaha-based private security company, is sponsoring Operation American Dream: From Battlefield to Boss for the second year.
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Developer wants to transform old Millard Lumber site with housing, commercial buildings
Lanoha Development plans to buy and build on the site where Millard Lumber had operated for decades before moving a few miles away in 2008.

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Airbnb event seeks Omaha-area hosts for Berkshire weekend, CWS
Online room rental service Airbnb hopes a Saturday informational event in Omaha will increase its ranks of local hosts.

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March unemployment rates up slightly in Nebraska, Iowa
March unemployment rates rose 0.1 percentage points in Nebraska and Iowa from February, but are lower than a year ago. The labor force and the number of unemployed grew in both states from February, with more people looking for work.
Despite ‘bag lady’ fears, women leery of investing
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Tilly's racing to make 50 hats before the polo match
Curious about government salaries? Look no further
Tuna brand plans Omaha stop and donation
UNL report casts doubt on use of corn-crop leftovers for ethanol
Thriving Nebraska technology company says it's 'the nature of our society' to automate jobs
Why two hotshots ditched six-figure salaries for a life of less
Warren Watch: Howard Buffett's foundation gives $1 million for award honoring spirited journalist
Rocket Man: The otherworldly ambitions of engineer, entrepreneur and philanthropist Elon Musk
Your Office Coach: Stop picking up the slack for the slacker on your team
Technology review: Fire TV needs work to reach potential
Chobani to expand beyond Greek yogurt
For junior bankers, a day off doesn’t shrink workload
Cab ride to airport (or anywhere in Omaha) could soon cost more
Vets can compete for start-up cash
Coming to Omaha: fun-focused sports league where every kids gets a trophy, parents promise to keep cool
Beals: Boy offers lessons of service, simplicity
Recalled frozen pasta product has tie to Omaha
Business digest: Lululemon shareholder suit dismissed
Suit challenges a Hollywood pillar: unpaid internships
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