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Ex-manager sues Lincoln senior care business, claiming retaliation for opposing discriminatory practices

A former manager at a Lincoln business offering in-home senior care has sued, alleging she was terminated wrongfully from her job for oppos… Read more

LES employee information exposed by contractor

Nearly 600 Lincoln Electric System employees had some private information exposed by an Omaha firm providing wellness services to the compa… Read more

Things going 'extremely well' at Nelnet, CEO says

How well are things going for Nelnet right now? Read more

40th, Yankee Hill development plan changes approved

The Lincoln-Lancaster County Planning Commission on Wednesday recommended approval of several changes to the development plans for the area… Read more

Public Service Commission asks state's Supreme Court to affirm ruling on Keystone XL pipeline

TransCanada and the Nebraska Public Service Commission both asked the state Supreme Court to affirm the approval of the mainline alternativ… Read more

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National business news

Amazon's Alexa recorded and shared a conversation without consent, report says

An Amazon device powered by the Alexa voice software recorded a couple's private conversation in their home and sent it to someone in their contact list without their knowledge, KIRO television reported. A Portland woman told the TV station that two weeks ago, one of her husband's employees called to say he had received audio files containing recordings of a conversation inside their house. "I ... Read more

All eyes on Publix: What crisis experts have to say about a rough week

In the world of public relations, Publix is having a challenging week. The company, one of Florida's largest employers, first drew headlines for censoring a "Summa Cum Laude" graduation cake. Soon after, it faced heavy criticism over its donations to gubernatorial candidate Adam Putnam, a Republican who has referred to himself on social media as a proud supporter of the National Rifle ... Read more

Ex-manager sues Lincoln senior care business, claiming retaliation for opposing discriminatory practices

A former manager at a Lincoln business offering in-home senior care has sued, alleging she was terminated wrongfully from her job for oppos… Read more

United taps FAA's first female leader as airline's first female board chairman

The United Continental Holdings board has chosen Jane Garvey, the first female administrator of the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration, as its new chairman - a role that was once promised to CEO Oscar Munoz. Garvey, 74, will be the first woman to chair the Chicago-based airline's board. United announced her appointment Thursday in a note to employees. Garvey, who has served on United's board ... Read more

Elon Musk wants to rate journalists' credibility. But how's his credibility?

Stung by a series of news articles delving into safety issues at Tesla Motors' Fremont factory, Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk has tweeted that he's thinking of starting a website that would score journalists for "credibility." If he's looking for a model, he might start with the numerous articles that have scored him for credibility. But he should be warned: He's not receiving A's. Tesla, in ... Read more

After chilly spring, beer industry hopes Memorial Day weekend will kickstart sales

A lagging beer industry hopes a strong Memorial Day weekend can help make the glass look half full again. So far, 2018 has not been kind to beer-makers, in part because of the uncooperative weather. When the sun is blazing, beers are swilled on golf courses, boats and patios across the country. But after a chilly start to the year, particularly in the Midwest, domestic beer shipments are down ... Read more

Pfizer settles kickback case related to copay assistance for $24M

Pfizer will pay the government nearly $24 million as part of a settlement to resolve allegations that it funneled money through a foundation resulting in illegal kickbacks. The company is not admitting wrongdoing or liability as part of its settlement with the Department of Justice. According to the settlement agreement, from 2012 through 2016, Pfizer made donations to the Patient Access ... Read more

Delta plans to restart flights to Mumbai

Delta Air Lines said it plans to restart nonstop flights from the United States to Mumbai next year. Atlanta-based Delta made the announcement in the wake of U.S. agreements reached earlier this year with Qatar and the United Arab Emirates. The agreements with Qatar and the U.A.E. were aimed at addressing concerns Delta, United and American had raised about an un-level playing field with ... Read more

Corker, U.S. Chamber blast Trump threat of auto tariffs

WASHINGTON - Some policymakers and powerful business groups on Thursday criticized President Donald Trump's threatened tariffs on imported autos and auto parts into the U.S. on national security grounds, suggesting Trump is abusing his authority. U.S. Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tennessee, who serves as chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and represents a state which is home to plants ... Read more

Report: Housing costs on the rise in Lincoln

Home prices in Lincoln rose slightly slower than the national average over the past year, while rent costs rose faster than the national av… Read more

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