Omaha World Herald – 6/20/14: First Data Corp., saddled with debt and losses, said Thursday that it had sold $3.5 billion of new shares to private investors as the employer of 5,000 people in the Omaha area weighs options that might include selling stock to the public. The Atlanta-based company — which got its start in Omaha decades ago and is one of the largest processors of debit card payments — said the new money includes $1.5 billion from existing investors and $2 billion from new investors such as pension funds, mutual funds, asset managers and wealthy individuals. Majority owner KKR, the famed New York private investment partnership, provided about $1.2 billion to boost the fortunes of its largest investmen
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