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With offices in Omaha and a headquarters in Lincoln, CapStone deployed its first robotic technology in Florida in 2005

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Warren Watch: Howard Buffett's foundation gives $1 million for award honoring spirited journalist

Warren Watch: Howard Buffett's foundation gives  million for award honoring spirited journalist

Warren Buffett's son Howard was a photographer first, a farmer second and a philanthropist third. His friendship with Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus grew from photography.

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Cab ride to airport (or anywhere in Omaha) could soon cost more
The company that manages most of Omaha's cab fleets wants to raise its per-mile rate by 5 percent. Rates would go up to $2.31 per mile from $2.20.
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Beals: Boy offers lessons of service, simplicity
BAVARO, Dominican Republic — If you never thought a dirt road could be at the same time dusty and soggy, you’ve apparently never been on this one.
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Jeff Raikes’ next goal: making philanthropy effective
After steering the world’s richest foundation for the last five years, Jeff Raikes is now taking on an even bigger job: improving the effectiveness of philanthropy as a whole.

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Recalled frozen pasta product has tie to Omaha
A subsidiary of Omaha-based Westin Foods is voluntarily recalling a frozen pasta product, AngelBowls Corkscrew Pasta and Creamy Tomato Vodka Sauce, because its ingredients may include undeclared pine nuts, a potential allergen.
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Suit challenges a Hollywood pillar: unpaid internships
Uncompensated minions are as central to the movie business as private jets, splashy premieres and $200 lunches. But the Hollywood tradition is under assault.
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Business digest: Lululemon shareholder suit dismissed
Lululemon Athletica Inc. won dismissal of claims that shareholders lost $2 billion because the athletic-wear company misled them about quality problems with its products, including bleeding colors and see-through yoga pants.
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Vets can compete for start-up cash
Military veterans who dream of starting their own businesses can compete for start-up money in a video pitch contest.
Signal 88 Security, an Omaha-based private security company, is sponsoring Operation American Dream: From Battlefield to Boss for the second year.
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Developer wants to transform old Millard Lumber site with housing, commercial buildings
Lanoha Development plans to buy and build on the site where Millard Lumber had operated for decades before moving a few miles away in 2008.

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Airbnb event seeks Omaha-area hosts for Berkshire weekend, CWS
Online room rental service Airbnb hopes a Saturday informational event in Omaha will increase its ranks of local hosts.

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March unemployment rates up slightly in Nebraska, Iowa
March unemployment rates rose 0.1 percentage points in Nebraska and Iowa from February, but are lower than a year ago. The labor force and the number of unemployed grew in both states from February, with more people looking for work.
Dip in Nebraska economic index doesn’t reflect outlook
University of Nebraska-Lincoln economists expect moderate growth in the state’s economy in the next six months, with business owners saying in a March survey that they foresee job and sales growth ahead.

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Rural Mainstreet Index finds slow growth
An economist expects more 'downward pressures' on farmland prices.

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Post Holdings buys Michael Foods
Cereal maker Post Holdings Inc. is buying fellow packaged food maker Michael Foods Inc. in a $2.45 billion deal that will expand Post’s range of products.
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BNSF to add trains to handle fertilizer
BNSF Railway Co. will add trains in the Dakotas, Minnesota and Montana solely for transporting fertilizer for spring crop planting, the railroad has told a federal oversight board.
Walmart touts lower money transfer fees
Walmart is delving deeper into financial services at its stores and shaking up the money transfer business.
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Iowa officials announce plan for Microsoft data center
Microsoft will begin construction on a new data center in West Des Moines, state and local officials announced Friday, bringing the company's total investment in Iowa to nearly $2 billion, the largest in the state to date.
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Business digest: Target expands subscription service, adds discount
Target is taking aim at rival Amazon by expanding a service that regularly delivers products to shoppers’ homes.
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USDA orders farms to report pig virus infections
Farms stricken with a deadly pig virus must report outbreaks as part of a new program to help monitor and possibly control the spread of the disease, the federal government announced Friday.

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Earnings roundup: Chipotle says it won’t scare off customers with higher prices
The Mexican food chain said Thursday that it would raise prices for the first time in three years as its popularity continues to soar. Menu boards with the new prices should start rolling out in coming weeks.
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In brief: Judge doesn’t make GM take cars off road
A federal judge in Texas has denied an emergency motion that would have forced General Motors to tell owners of 2 million recalled cars to stop driving their vehicles until their ignition switches are repaired.
Why two hotshots ditched six-figure salaries for a life of less
Warren Watch: Howard Buffett's foundation gives $1 million for award honoring spirited journalist
Thriving Nebraska technology company says it's 'the nature of our society' to automate jobs
Rocket Man: The otherworldly ambitions of engineer, entrepreneur and philanthropist Elon Musk
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Technology review: Fire TV needs work to reach potential
Chobani to expand beyond Greek yogurt
For junior bankers, a day off doesn’t shrink workload
Cab ride to airport (or anywhere in Omaha) could soon cost more
Vets can compete for start-up cash
Coming to Omaha: fun-focused sports league where every kids gets a trophy, parents promise to keep cool
Beals: Boy offers lessons of service, simplicity
Recalled frozen pasta product has tie to Omaha
Business digest: Lululemon shareholder suit dismissed
Suit challenges a Hollywood pillar: unpaid internships
Nonparents’ resentment grows over impact of companies’ family-friendly focus
Jeff Raikes’ next goal: making philanthropy effective
Restaurants invite customers to dine with their dogs
March unemployment rates up slightly in Nebraska, Iowa
Iowa officials announce plan for Microsoft data center
Lincoln pharmaceutical company wins funding, grant
Fortress Wealth joins Securities America network
USDA orders farms to report pig virus infections
Airbnb event seeks Omaha-area hosts for Berkshire weekend, CWS
Developer wants to transform old Millard Lumber site with housing, commercial buildings
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