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Berkshire Hathaway betting big on Phillips 66

Berkshire Hathaway betting big on Phillips 66

Berkshire Hathaway increased its stake in Houston-based Phillips 66. Since the start of February, the company has purchased about 1.7 million Phillips 66 shares for almost $132 million, according to CNBC. This year, the Warren Buffet-led conglomerate has added a total of 12.5 million shares in Phillips 66. Total costs add up to $964 million. Shares were purchased between $77.40 ...

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New inspector named at Nebraska nuclear power plant

BLAIR, Neb. — Federal regulators have named a new resident inspector at the Fort Calhoun nuclear power plant about 20 miles north of Omaha. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission says Brian Cummings is one of the two inspectors monitoring operations at the plant that was offline for nearly three years between spring 2011 and December 2013. The plant was offline for ...

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Largest ‘shale-quake’ in Kansas reported

seismic

It has recently been suggested that wastewater injection wells, a byproduct of hydraulic fracturing, are directly linked to a strange surge of earthquake activity across the country.  Parallel to its increase in well drilling, there has recently been an increase in earthquake activity in Kansas and Oklahoma. Yesterday portions of Kansas, Oklahoma and Arkansas experienced a 4.8 magnitude earthquake, one ...

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New Ponca Tribe HQ going up in Niobrara

The Associated Press NIOBRARA — The new headquarters building for the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska will provide space for an array of services and a community center the tribe will share with the Niobrara community in northeast Nebraska. The building is expected to be ready for occupancy early next year and contain around 9,000 square feet. That’s more than double ...

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Many farmers ready for XL pipeline

Tom Rutjens

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — If the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline ever gains approval, Ronald Weber will watch from his farmhouse as workers lay the line beneath a half-mile of his cropland in northeast Nebraska. The 69-year-old retired farmer wishes the pipeline had missed his property, simply to avoid the difficulty of growing corn and soybeans around the construction work. ...

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