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28 November, Sunday
omaha.com
Energy experts urge conservation as oil prices increase
NEW YORK (AP) - When cold winds blow this winter, consumers are going to have to pay more to keep their homes warm. That makes energy conservation an important goal.
28 November Sunday
omaha.com
Factor in health care costs for retirement
SAN FRANCISCO - Low taxes and hot weather play a big part in our daydreams about where to retire, but it may make more sense to use nursing home costs as a criterion.

Retirees spend an average of 20 percent more for nursing home care in urban areas than in rural and suburban areas, and in some states, the costs of urban versus nonurban care differ by as much as 40 percent, according to a new survey of health care providers commissioned by Genworth Financial, a General Electric spinoff that sells long-term-care insurance and other insurance and financial products.
28 November, Sunday
omaha.com
Ag imports may exceed exports next year
WASHINGTON - The ever-increasing appetite for foreign foods and beverages in the United States is among the reasons the nation is expected to pay as much for imported farm products in fiscal 2005 as it earns by selling wheat, soybeans and other products abroad, according to a Department of Agriculture report released last week
28 November, Sunday
omaha.com
Wal-Mart says November sales weaker than forecast
BENTONVILLE, Ark. - Weaker-than-expected holiday shopping forced Wal-Mart Stores Inc. on Saturday to cut its projected sales increase for November by more than half, an ominous announcement for retailers as their busiest time of year begins
28 November, Sunday
omaha.com
Being 65 won't alter Social Security payments
. I am receiving Social Security disability benefit payments and will soon turn 65. Will reaching retirement age affect my disability check?
28 November 2004, Sunday
omaha.com
Soybean processing increases
U.S. soybean consumption rose 6.7 percent in October, a government report showed, as processors such as Archer Daniels Midland Co. and Bunge Ltd. crushed more supplies arriving from a record harvest.
27 November, Saturday
omaha.com
U.S. bows to trade sanctions
WASHINGTON (AP) - The World Trade Organization imposed penalties Friday on U.S. exports ranging from apples to textiles, escalating a trade dispute the Bush administration has struggled to defuse by unsuccessfully urging Congress to repeal legislation aimed at protecting American steelmakers.
26 November, Friday
omaha.com
Imagine saving money during the holidays!
The next holiday on your radar is probably Christmas, but you'll be thanking yourself in April if you plan now for tax season.
1 Dec
omaha.com
Oil crunch could put brakes on transportation in U.S.
WASHINGTON - We have an economy built around the open road and endless sky. We count on trucks to transport our goods, cars to get us to work and airplanes to whisk us to vacation spots.
1 Dec
omaha.com
Oil crunch could put brakes on transportation in U.S.
WASHINGTON - We have an economy built around the open road and endless sky. We count on trucks to transport our goods, cars to get us to work and airplanes to whisk us to vacation spots.
30 Nov
omaha.com
Consumer confidence down for 4th month
NEW YORK (AP) - Consumer confidence declined in November for a fourth consecutive month, a private research group reported Tuesday, reflecting doubts about the economy once the holidays are past.
30 Nov
omaha.com
Economy grows 3.9%, faster than expected
WASHINGTON (AP) - The economy - helped out by more brisk consumer and business spending - grew at an annual rate of 3.9 percent in the third quarter, a performance that was stronger than previously thought.
1 Dec
omaha.com
Stocks droop on downbeat reading of consumer confidence
NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks sagged Tuesday as sliding consumer confidence trumped the latest report on the nation's gross domestic product, which grew at a faster pace than expected. Still, the major indexes ended November with their best monthly performance for the year.
30 Nov
omaha.com
Holidays can ring up debt
If the high-wattage halo outside her small apartment is any indication, Millie Simek is more than a little touched by the Christmas spirit.
29 NOv
omaha.com
Shopping reports are mixed
NEW YORK (AP) - The holiday shopping season began with a surge in spending but consumers faded by the long Thanksgiving weekend's close and many retailers were facing decent but hardly impressive sales
I.B.M.
3 DEc
nytimes.com
I.B.M. Said to Put Its PC Business on the Market
International Business Machines, whose first I.B.M. PC in 1981 moved personal computing out of the hobby shop and into the corporate and consumer mainstream, has put the business up for sale, people close to the negotiations said yesterday