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  • Oct 1- U.S. apartment vacancy rate rose by 10 basis points in the third quarter, while new construction accelerated to its second-highest quarterly rise since the fourth quarter of 2002, real estate research firm Reis Inc said in a report. New York remained the most expensive market in the country with effective rents registering $3,185 per month, a 47 percent...

  • Nebraska reconsiders, discloses oil train records Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 12:08 PM ET

    OMAHA, Neb.— Three trains loaded with at least 1 million gallons of crude oil routinely cross eastern Nebraska each week. Nebraska officials released the information Tuesday after earlier refusing to disclose it when The Associated Press and others requested the details.

  • Coca-Cola revises executive pay after criticism Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 9:01 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Coca-Cola is curtailing its pay plan for executives after shareholders including Warren Buffett called it excessive. Buffett, whose Berkshire Hathaway is Coke's biggest shareholder, is a longtime critic of excessive pay packages.

  • Report: Midwest economic growth slower this fall Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 8:54 AM ET

    OMAHA, Neb.— The economy will likely grow more slowly this fall in nine Midwestern and Plains states, according to a monthly survey of business leaders released Wednesday.

  • New York, Oct 1- ADT Corp dominates sales of home security monitoring in the United States, its shares are up 27 percent since March and the size of its business market is tripling, as a non-compete agreement with its former parent expired this week. It claims 6.4 million customers, roughly as many as when it split from Tyco International two years ago.

  • NetJets gets China's OK for new private jet firm Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 10:39 AM ET

    OMAHA, Neb.— NetJets said Tuesday that its new joint venture will soon begin offering private charter flights in China now that regulators there have granted the company an operating certificate.

  • FAA: Airplane makes emergency landing in Omaha Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | 7:20 PM ET

    OMAHA, Nebraska— A Virgin America flight traveling from Boston to Los Angeles made an emergency landing in Nebraska on Monday, officials said. The Federal Aviation Administration said the Virgin America flight made the unscheduled landing Monday morning at Omaha's Eppley Airfield following a medical emergency on board.

  • Nebraska jobless rate holds steady at 3.6 percent Friday, 19 Sep 2014 | 10:10 AM ET

    LINCOLN, Neb.— Nebraska's preliminary unemployment rate held steady at 3.6 percent in August but registered four-tenths of a point under the rate a year ago, the Nebraska Labor Department said Friday. South Dakota had the nation's lowest rate last month— 2.8 percent— and Nebraska's 3.6 percent was matched by South Dakota and Utah, the U.S. Labor Department said.

  • Sept 18- ConAgra Foods Inc, the maker of Hunt's Ketchup and Chef's Boyardee pastas, on Thursday reported a higher-than-expected quarterly profit and said its consumer foods business was recovering. Net income rose to $484.5 million, or $1.12 per share, in the first quarter ended on Aug. 24 from $147.2 million, or 34 cents per share, a year earlier.

  • According to court papers, the silo had been smoldering for several weeks before it exploded on April 27, 2010, injuring Justin Becker, who was employed by West Side, and John Jentz and Robert Schmidt, who were employed by a subcontractor.

  • According to court papers, the silo had been smoldering for several weeks before it exploded on April 27, 2010, injuring Justin Becker, who was employed by West Side, and John Jentz and Robert Schmidt, who were employed by a subcontractor.

  • CHICAGO, Sept 7- David Fullington paid a "ridiculous" price of $13,600 an acre for a 200- acre farm in Illinois within the last year and says he and his partners would probably bid again for prime land that is in tight supply, despite tumbling grain prices. "No regrets at all," Fullington said of the purchase of his neighbor's land, now farmed by a son of one of his partners.

  • *Payrolls data weaker than expected. NEW YORK, Sept 5- U.S. stocks were little changed on Friday, and the benchmark S&P 500 was on pace for its first weekly drop in five, following a weak payrolls report that reassured investors the Federal Reserve wouldn't speed up plans to hike interest rates.

  • *Payrolls data weaker than expected. NEW YORK, Sept 5- U.S. stocks were poised to dip slightly at the open on Friday following a weaker-than-expected payrolls report which allayed investor concerns of an imminent interest rate hike by the Federal Reserve.

  • *Warren Buffett flags support for' passive' investing. LONDON, Aug 31- Warren Buffett built a fortune of nearly $60 billion from astute stock picking, but when the 83- year-old dies, the vast majority of the money he leaves his wife will be parked in a fund that simply moves in step with an index.

  • So Buffett's participation in fast-food chain Burger King Worldwide Inc's purchase of coffee and doughnut chain Tim Hortons Inc- complete with relocation of Burger King's domicile to Canada- might at first blush raise questions about his patriotism.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 25- The S&P 500 was unable to hold the 2,000 mark after moving above the milestone level for the first time on Monday, but still managed to close at a record high, buoyed by financials and biotechnology stocks.

  • Aug 20- Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc agreed to pay an $896,000 fine to settle U.S. government accusations that it violated antitrust rules by failing to report a transaction that boosted its stake in building products company USG Corp..

  • Aug 20- Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc agreed to pay an $896,000 fine to settle U.S. government accusations that it violated antitrust rules by failing to report a transaction that boosted its stake in building products company USG Corp..

  • Aug 20- Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc agreed to pay an $896,000 civil penalty to the U.S. government for having failed to timely report a transaction that boosted its voting stake in building products company USG Corp.