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CNBC scores all U.S. states on 55 measures of competitiveness and 10 categories, from the cost of doing business to technology and innovation.
Gov. Dave Heineman (R-NE) discusses his proposal to end his state's income tax.
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.
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.
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.
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.