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Opinion column: The status of our economy

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 16th, 2014
As Nebraska's economy continues to grow and unemployment remains low, the national economy is another story. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported an increase of 288,000 non-farm jobs in June, reducing the unemployment rate to 6.1 percent.
These numbers sound like positive news; however, they do not tell the whole story. About six years after the economic crisis began,

Opinion column: Trade benefits Nebraska

Posted: Thursday, Jul 10th, 2014
Increasing international trade to boost our economy and benefit consumers is a rare bipartisan goal in Washington. However, there is a misconception trade primarily benefits agriculture producers and large companies.
While these groups certainly benefit from open markets, there are many examples in the Third District of small businesses, individuals and communities who directly or indirectly profit from exports.

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