Ellis lives with numerous scratches and marks, the result of being baked inside a birthday cake by Phyllis Lueninghoener and being hidden beneath Christmas trees and taking trips to Georgia, Michigan, Iowa and then always back home to Omaha.
At a unique, invitation-only production of “A Christmas Carol” in Lincoln on Thursday, the miracle of Ebenezer Scrooge’s conversion will compete with the miracle of Alexis Verzal’s remarkable recovery from a brain injury.
“High-income taxpayers have tax increases coming at them from multiple directions,” said Tim Steffen, director of financial planning at Robert W. Baird in Milwaukee. “It's going to be some real sticker shock for them when they start looking at their tax returns a few months from now.”
In a twist on traditional handmade crafts, there’s an online marketplace, CustomMade.com, that lets you post an idea of something you want, then find “makers” — woodworkers, stitchers, jewelry designers, ironsmiths and others — to create it.
In a move highlighting the prominent role that user-generated news and video are expected to play in the future of journalism, News Corp., owner of The Wall Street Journal, announced Friday that it had bought Storyful, a company that bills itself as the world’s first social news agency.
Flight delays are significantly undercounted at some of the biggest U.S. hub airports, skewing the airlines’ on-time performance statistics disclosed to travelers, according to an inspector general’s report.
Nebraska’s unemployment rate fell for the third straight month in November, to 3.7 percent, while Iowa’s dropped to 4.4 percent, its lowest rate since 2008. The states are ranked third- and fifth-lowest nationally.
With a week to go before Christmas, retailers are in full battle mode, with many unveiling plans to keep their stores open for marathon stretches to give last-minute gift buyers every opportunity to spend.
Marcus Twin Creek Cinema in Bellevue is hosting a free showing of the movie “Elf” tomorrow (Saturday) for those who donate to its food drive benefiting Open Door Mission. For every three non-perishable food items donated, guests will receive one free ticket to the 9 a.m. showing of the movie.