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Nebraska's preliminary jobless rate rose slightly in May to 2.6 percent, still nation's lowest

Fri, 06/19/2015 - 10:51am
Nebraska's unemployment rate rose a tenth of a point to hit 2.6 percent in May, but it remained the lowest rate in the nation, according to reports released Friday.
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Obama Administration to Impose New MPG Rules on Large Trucks

Fri, 06/19/2015 - 10:50am
The EPA unveiled its proposal for new fuel-economy standards that apply to big rigs and other heavy-duty trucks, marking another step in the Obama administration’s push for stricter climate regulations.
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Man who once scammed NHL in '90s gets 10 years in prison on forgery charges in northeast Ohio

Fri, 06/19/2015 - 10:48am
A man who once tried to pull off an audacious scam to buy the National Hockey League's New York Islanders has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for another fraud case in northeast Ohio.
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US stocks edge lower as rally stalls; CarMax slumps as sales disappoint

Fri, 06/19/2015 - 10:46am
U.S. stocks edged lower in Friday morning trading, a day after big gains pushed the Nasdaq composite to a record high.
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Stocks Drift, Look to Cap Week in the Green

Fri, 06/19/2015 - 10:45am
U.S. equity markets traded in a tight range Friday afternoon as traders continued to eye debt-talk developments out of Greece after the ECB approved an emergency loan to the Greek banking system.
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Unemployment rates rose in half of US states last month as more Americans launch job hunts

Fri, 06/19/2015 - 10:42am
Unemployment rates rose in 25 U.S. states last month, driven higher in many cases by more people who began looking for work but didn't immediately find jobs.
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AP PHOTOS: Fresh seafood wiggles onto market at largest fish auction in US, held in Hawaii

Fri, 06/19/2015 - 10:40am
As the sun rises over Honolulu, commercial fisherman have already unloaded their catches and docked their boats for the day.
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Portuguese government grants concession for Lisbon subway, bus company to Spanish group

Fri, 06/19/2015 - 10:38am
Portugal's government says it is granting Spain's Grupo Avanza the concession to operate Lisbon's subway and bus companies, which are publicly owned.
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New rule would increase fuel-efficiency for heavy trucks, reduce carbon pollution

Fri, 06/19/2015 - 10:36am
The Obama administration is issuing new rules intended to improve fuel efficiency for medium and heavy-duty trucks and cut pollution blamed for global warming.
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Several tech companies have digital wallets in the works; here are the best-known

Fri, 06/19/2015 - 10:32am
Big tech companies are competing to help you pay for a store purchase with your phone.
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Struggling Atlantic City district pays $11,000 to lease arena for high school graduation

Fri, 06/19/2015 - 10:31am
The financially troubled Atlantic City school district is paying about $11,000 for the venue for high school graduation.
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Many shoppers see no reason to pay with smartphone, but new programs may spur interest

Fri, 06/19/2015 - 10:29am
The tech industry has been saying for years that smartphones would make traditional wallets obsolete.
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Comcast founder Ralph Roberts, pioneer of cable television, dies at 95

Fri, 06/19/2015 - 10:27am
Ralph Roberts, a businessman with a gentle demeanor who built Comcast from a small cable TV system in Mississippi into one of the nation's largest entertainment companies, has died.
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Medtronic Boosts Dividend, Adds To Buyback

Fri, 06/19/2015 - 10:15am
Medtronic PLC said Friday that it will boost its dividend by 25% and add about $6 billion worth of authorization to its share-buyback program.
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KB Home Profit Tops Projections

Fri, 06/19/2015 - 10:12am
KB Home on Friday reported better-than-expected earnings and revenue in its latest quarter, driven by increased demand in the housing market.
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Airbus to restart A400M deliveries as Spain lifts restrictions laid on after deadly crash

Fri, 06/19/2015 - 10:01am
Airbus Defense and Space will restart deliveries of Airbus A400M aircraft after Spanish authorities lifted flight restrictions they had ordered after one of the military planes crashed last month An Airbus statement Friday said new production A400Ms were now cleared for flight provided they undergo checks of their electronic units specified by the manufacturer after the May 9 crash near Seville in southern Spain.
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Teva completes buy of 4.6 percent stake in Mylan as part of $40 billion takeover attempt

Fri, 06/19/2015 - 9:07am
Israeli drugmaker Teva Pharmaceutical said Friday that it completed buying 4.6 percent of Mylan N.V.
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Office Depot shareholders approve $6.3 billion sale to Staples

Fri, 06/19/2015 - 8:44am
Office Depot shareholders have voted overwhelmingly in favor of the company's $6.3 billion acquisition by one-time rival Staples.
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KB Home Shares Up 3.5% As Profit And Sales Top Estimates

Fri, 06/19/2015 - 8:39am
KB Home shares surged 3.5% in premarket trade Friday, after the home builder beat profit and revenue estimates for the second quarter.
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Office Depot Shareholders Greenlight Staples Buyout

Fri, 06/19/2015 - 8:33am
Office supply retailer Office Depot Inc said its shareholders voted in favor of the $6.3 billion buyout offer from larger rival Staples Inc.
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