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U.S. existing home sales fall as supply tightens

U.S. existing home sales fall as supply tightens February 21, 2020 By Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. home sales fell in January amid a dearth of houses, but the supply squeeze is likely to ease as building permits and the number of homes under construction are at levels last seen nearly 13 years […]

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Wall Street slides as data shows early business impact of coronavirus

Wall Street slides as data shows early business impact of coronavirus February 21, 2020 By Sruthi Shankar and Ambar Warrick (Reuters) – U.S. stock indexes fell on Friday after data showed U.S. business activity stalled in February, and a spike in new coronavirus cases in China and elsewhere sent investors scrambling for safer assets […]

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Tell Prince Andrew to call FBI says message on U.S-style bus near palace

Tell Prince Andrew to call FBI says message on U.S-style bus near palace February 21, 2020 LONDON (Reuters) – A yellow, U.S.-style school bus displaying Prince Andrew’s face and asking him to call the FBI drove past Buckingham Palace on Friday, in a move designed to press him to help authorities investigating U.S. sex […]

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Iranians vote in parliamentary election, hardliners set to cement grip

Iranians vote in parliamentary election, hardliners set to cement grip February 21, 2020 By Parisa Hafezi and Babak Dehghanpisheh DUBAI (Reuters) – Iranians voted on Friday in a parliamentary election likely to help hardline loyalists of the supreme leader cement their grip on power amid intensifying U.S. pressure over Iran’s nuclear program and simmering […]

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China’s Hubei province revises February 19 new cases tally to 775, from 349 previously

China’s Hubei province revises February 19 new cases tally to 775, from 349 previously February 21, 2020 SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China’s Hubei province, the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak, on Friday revised the number of new cases it reported on Feb. 19 to 775, from 349 previously. Earlier in the day, provincial authorities said […]

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Italy Has Its First Local Transmission of COVID-19 as 3 People Test Positive

Italy Has Its First Local Transmission of COVID-19 as 3 People Test Positive Three individuals have tested positive for coronavirus in Italy, officials from the Northern Lombardy region said on Friday, raising the total number of cases in the country to six. The individuals had not traveled to China, marking the first instance of […]

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White House Warns Beijing: 'We Still Expect You To Honor Your Trade Deal Commitments'

White House Warns Beijing: ‘We Still Expect You To Honor Your Trade Deal Commitments’ White House Warns Beijing: ‘We Still Expect You To Honor Your Trade Deal Commitments’ A Chinese official recently suggested that Beijing might need some ‘wiggle room’ to fulfill its commitments under the ‘Phase 1’ trade deal. Now, the Treasury Department […]

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Woman accused of stealing from 78-year-old relative

Woman accused of stealing from 78-year-old relative Police arrested a 30-year-old Lincoln woman Thursday on suspicion of felony theft for allegedly stealing $7,100 from a 78-year-old relative. Woman accused of stealing from 78-year-old relative

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Iran votes in parliament elections that favor conservatives

Iran votes in parliament elections that favor conservatives TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranians voted for a new parliament Friday, with turnout seen as a key measure of support for Iran’s leadership as sanctions weigh on the economy and U.S. pressure isolates the country diplomatically. Iran votes in parliament elections that favor conservatives

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The Collapse Of This Historic Correlation Suggests A Major Crisis Is Imminent

The Collapse Of This Historic Correlation Suggests A Major Crisis Is Imminent The Collapse Of This Historic Correlation Suggests A Major Crisis Is Imminent A lot of digital ink has been spilled in recent days over the perplexing reversal of the Yen, which for years was seen by the market as a “flight to […]

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Farm and Ranch Succession and Transition Workshop March 2nd

Farm and Ranch Succession and Transition Workshop March 2nd Persons of all ages are invited to attend a “Farm and Ranch Estate Planning Workshop” hosted by UNL Extension.  This workshop will be held on March 2 from 9:30 to 3:00 at the Merrick County Ag Building, Fairgrounds, Central City. The program is free with […]

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US stocks fall as new virus cases spike outside of China

US stocks fall as new virus cases spike outside of China NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks fell in early trading Friday as cases of the new virus swelled in South Korea and more companies warned investors about a hit to their profits and revenue. US stocks fall as new virus cases spike outside […]

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Existing Home Sales Slide In January, Prices Jump As Inventories Slump

Existing Home Sales Slide In January, Prices Jump As Inventories Slump Existing Home Sales Slide In January, Prices Jump As Inventories Slump Following December’s surprisingly large surge, existing home sales were expected to slow in January and it did but less than expected due to an upward revision to December. Dec existing home sales […]

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"The Intelligence Doesn't Say That": National Security Official Pushes Back On 2020 Russian Meddling Report

“The Intelligence Doesn’t Say That”: National Security Official Pushes Back On 2020 Russian Meddling Report “The Intelligence Doesn’t Say That”: National Security Official Pushes Back On 2020 Russian Meddling Report On Thursday, the New York Times published an account of a briefing between an aide to outgoing National Intelligence director Joseph Maguire and the […]

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Woman told authorities she planned to shoot co-workers

Woman told authorities she planned to shoot co-workers According to the records, the woman, who is black, said she was a victim of racism at the veterans hospital. She also said she wanted to hurt a manager who gave her a bad appraisal and a nurse who’d asked… Woman told authorities she planned to […]

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Weinstein rape trial jurors keep focus on 'Sopranos' actress

Weinstein rape trial jurors keep focus on ‘Sopranos’ actress NEW YORK (AP) — The name that keeps coming up more than any other at Harvey Weinstein’s rape trial — Annabella Sciorra — was front and center again Friday as jurors began their fourth day of deliberations by listening to… Weinstein rape trial jurors keep […]

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Treasury Yields Plunge To Record Lows As US PMI Collapses Into Contraction

Treasury Yields Plunge To Record Lows As US PMI Collapses Into Contraction Treasury Yields Plunge To Record Lows As US PMI Collapses Into Contraction Markit’s US Manufacturing bucked the surprising surge in ISM Manufacturing in January and preliminary February data was expected to confirm this slowing trend (with Services steadily expanding). U.S. Feb. Services […]

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Iran Votes in Parliament Elections That Could Favor Conservatives

Iran Votes in Parliament Elections That Could Favor Conservatives (TEHRAN, Iran) — Iranians voted for a new parliament Friday, with turnout seen as a key measure of support for Iran’s leadership as sanctions weigh on the economy and U.S. pressure isolates the country diplomatically. The disqualification of more than 7,000 potential candidates, most of […]

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11 of 13 people at UNMC/Nebraska Medicine test positive

11 of 13 people at UNMC/Nebraska Medicine test positive The CDC has verified the test results completed Monday by the Nebraska Public Health Lab on our 13 individuals here for coronavirus monitoring and care. Eleven of these individuals have tested positive for COVID-19, while two tested negative. We currently have ten people in the […]

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Woman told authorities she planned to shoot co-workers

Woman told authorities she planned to shoot co-workers OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Federal prosecutors have charged a woman who told authorities that she intended to shoot co-workers at the Omaha veterans hospital, starting in the building basement and working her way up. Woman told authorities she planned to shoot co-workers

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Hormel Eliminating Ractopamine from Hog Supplies

Hormel Eliminating Ractopamine from Hog Supplies Hormel Foods is getting rid of ractopamine, a growth drug banned by China, from its hog supply. Hormel is joining rival companies like Tyson Foods and JBS in looking to make more meat sales to China, which is in the middle of wrestling with a large shortage of […]

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Second Day Of NSAA Wrestling Set

Second Day Of NSAA Wrestling Set The Second Day of the NSAA State Wrestling Tournament is set for today. Click here for results. Second Day Of NSAA Wrestling Set

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7-day ‘Reduction of Violence’ Deal Promised by Taliban to Begin Friday Night: State Department Official

7-day ‘Reduction of Violence’ Deal Promised by Taliban to Begin Friday Night: State Department Official (ISLAMABAD) — The seven-day “reduction of violence” deal promised by the Taliban will begin on Friday night, a senior U.S. State Department official said, without specifying the exact time. That will start the countdown to the signing of a […]

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Authorities say 1 driver died in collision of pickups

Authorities say 1 driver died in collision of pickups FALLS CITY, Neb. (AP) — A driver has been killed in a collision on U.S. Highway 75 in southeast Nebraska, authorities said. Authorities say 1 driver died in collision of pickups

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‘You Never Find Quiet Except Under a Tyranny.’ Congress Has Always Been Partisan and That’s a Good Thing.

‘You Never Find Quiet Except Under a Tyranny.’ Congress Has Always Been Partisan and That’s a Good Thing. In the throes of the worst crisis in American history, the Civil War, Democrats in Congress repeatedly attacked Abraham Lincoln as a “tyrant” and even his fellow Republicans questioned his competence and investigated his generals. Beleaguered […]

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