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  • Categories and Criteria Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | 12:00 AM ET

    CNBC scores all U.S. states on 55 measures of competitiveness and 10 categories, from the cost of doing business to technology and innovation.

  • Nebraska's Pro-Growth Agenda     Thursday, 17 Jan 2013 | 7:16 PM ET

    Gov. Dave Heineman (R-NE) discusses his proposal to end his state's income tax.

  • Warren Buffett Wants to Make the World More "Fun" Friday, 2 Nov 2012 | 10:28 AM ET

    It isn't a big-game elephant, but Warren Buffett has captured a smaller "party" prize. Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway announced today it has acquired privately-held Oriental Trading, based in Buffett's home town of Omaha, Nebraska.

  • Berkshire's Big Shareholder Weekend     Friday, 4 May 2012 | 3:15 PM ET

    Thousands of Berkshire Hathaway shareholders are making their way to Omaha, Nebraska, for the company's annual meeting this weekend, with CNBC's Becky Quick. Matthew McCormick, Bahl & Gaynor and Bill Smead, Smead Capital Management, also weigh in on Buffett's investments and whether the stock is a value play.

  • Omaha World-Herald masthead

    Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway is buying the owner of Omaha's daily newspaper, the World-Herald.  In a news release, Buffett is quoted as saying the World-Herald "delivers solid profits and is one of the best-run newspapers in America."  The release also notes that Buffett sees the purchase as "consistent" with a past owner's "vision for local ownership."  The purchase is somewhat surprising, as Buffett has often conceded that while he loves newspapers, the industry doesn't have a very bright future.

  • Opponents Claim Victory as Obama Delays Oil Pipeline Friday, 11 Nov 2011 | 8:33 AM ET

    The Obama administration said plans to build a 1,700-mile oil pipeline from Canada to Texas were on hold to study how environmentally sensitive areas could be avoided.

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