LINCOLN, Neb.-- Nearly 2,000 Nebraskans have signed up for a health care plan out of nearly 23,000 who applied through the new federal marketplace, officials said Wednesday. Nebraska is one of 36 states that relied on the federal website, after Gov. Dave Heineman rejected a state-run marketplace as too expensive and inflexible.
NEW YORK, Dec 11- Berkshire Hathaway Inc's BNSF Railway Co has moved Chief Executive Matthew Rose to an executive chairman role, renewing speculation he might be in line to replace Warren Buffett at Berkshire's helm. Carl Ice, 57, will replace Rose as chief executive at the nation's largest railroad, starting on Jan. 1.
LINCOLN, Neb.-- Lawmakers will debate a bill next year designed to help low-income families participate in Nebraska's state-sponsored college savings plan. Rick Kolowski of Omaha said Tuesday he will introduce the measure, which would remove a barrier for low-income families.
A panel of five EPA rulemakers- including Chris Grundler, director of the EPA's Office of Transportation and Air Quality- listened intently as groups of five to six speakers came up in succession to state their positions.
WASHINGTON, Dec 5- Industries with millions of dollars at stake over the U.S. government's plan to lower the amount of biofuel that must be used in 2014 will air their grievances on Thursday in one of the most divisive policy debates of the year.
*Santarus jumps on buyout deal. NEW YORK, Nov 8- U.S. stocks rose on Friday, shaking off the initial selloff in futures after an unexpectedly strong payrolls report increased chances the Federal Reserve could begin to scale back its stimulus before the end of the year.
*Santarus jumps on buyout deal. NEW YORK, Nov 8- U.S. stocks were set for a lower open on Friday, after an unexpectedly strong payrolls report increased the possibility the Federal Reserve could begin to scale back its stimulus before the end of the year.
Nov 1- Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc posted a 29 percent jump in third-quarter profit on Friday, but operating results fell short of analyst forecasts amid weakness in its insurance operations. Net income rose to $5.05 billion, or $3,074 per Class A share, from $3.92 billion, or $2,373 per share, a year earlier.
*Forecasts FY 2014 EPS $1.20- $1.40 vs est. Oct 29- TD Ameritrade Holding Corp, the biggest U.S. discount brokerage by client-trading volume, reported a 40 percent jump in its fiscal fourth-quarter net income that just beat analysts' estimates as both trading commissions and product fees soared.
NEW YORK, Oct 29- Lance Cothern remembers when he finally hit the tipping point with office fundraisers. "It might be popcorn for the Boy Scouts, or cookies for the Girl Scouts," says Cothern, who declined to identify his firm and also blogs about his finances at moneylifeandmore.com. " "I probably get a request like that every week or two, averaging in the $10- $20 range.
Oct 17- Union Pacific Corp said on Thursday that it expected its freight rates to rise more slowly in 2014 than this year, sending its shares down more than 3 percent. On a conference call with analysts, Lance Fritz, executive vice president of operations, said Union Pacific did not expect pricing gains next year to match those of 2013..
Oct 17- Railroad company Union Pacific Corp reported a 15 percent rise in quarterly earnings on Thursday as increased shipments of automotive and other industrial products more than offset weak coal and agricultural volumes.
Oct 17- Union Pacific Corp posted a bigger quarterly profit as higher automotive, chemical and other industrial shipments offset lower coal and agricultural volumes. Union Pacific, which links 23 states in the West and Midwest, earned $1.15 billion, or $2.48 a share, for the third quarter, compared with $1 billion, or $2.19 a share, a year before.
CHICAGO, Sept 27- The red-hot rush for U.S. grain land is cooling after years of record prices, but prime acreage is still attracting top dollar in the heart of the Corn Belt so far this fall, according to land auctioneers.
William Dudley, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, said the timeline that Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke articulated in June for scaling back the central bank's stimulus measures is "still very much intact," as long as the economy keeps improving. **APPLE INC, $488.59, up 4.5 pct.
U.S. stocks fell as comments by a Federal Reserve official and a looming political deadline in Washington outweighed earlier upbeat economic data from Germany and China. **APPLE INC, $488.59, up 4.5 pct. Apple sold 9 million iPhone 5 s and iPhone 5 c models in their first three days on the market, the most successful iPhone launch ever.
U.S. stocks fell as comments by a Federal Reserve official and a looming political deadline in Washington outweighed earlier upbeat economic data from Germany and China. **APPLE INC, $485.76, up 4 pct. Apple Inc said it sold 9 million iPhone 5 s and iPhone 5 c models in their first three days on the market, the most successful iPhone launch ever.
U.S. stocks slipped as upbeat economic data from Germany and China was countered by a Federal Reserve official's remarks that the Fed could begin to scale back its stimulus measures this year. **APPLE INC, $485.76, up 4 pct. Apple Inc said it sold 9 million iPhone 5 s and iPhone 5 c models in their first three days on the market, the most successful iPhone launch ever.
U.S. stocks opened mixed as traders balanced upbeat data from Germany and China with angst about the timing of Federal Reserve tapering as more top Fed officials took to the speakers' circuit. **APPLE INC, $494.10, up 5.7 pct. Apple Inc said it sold 9 million iPhone 5 s and iPhone 5 c models in their first three days on the market, the most successful iPhone launch ever.
U.S. stock index futures were little changed in light volume following upbeat data from Germany and China, while Federal Reserve speakers could keep investors on edge after last week's hawkish comments from a top Fed official. **APPLE INC, Friday close $467.41, up 4 pct premarket.