Business

Supreme Court rules for Samsung in smartphone fight with Apple

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Tuesday sided with Samsung in its big-money smartphone patent fight with Apple, throwing out an appeals court ruling ...

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General Mills to cut as many as 600 jobs globally

General Mills Inc. said it would cut as many as 600 jobs globally as part of a new organizational structure and eliminate the position of internationa ...

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McDonald’s revamps $4 billion McCafe brand

McDonald's Corp., losing ground in its battle for the nation's coffee drinkers, is planning to shake up its McCafe brand - part of a bid to challenge ...

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The Ground Floor: Specialty grade coffee retailer reaches beyond small-town base

TAMA - While living on the east coast, Brian Gumm acquired a taste for specialty grade coffee.However, after moving back to Iowa three years ago after ...

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More hotels stop providing in-room Bibles

When the Moxy Hotel opens in San Diego next year, the rooms will be stocked with the usual amenities - alarm clocks, hair dryers, writing desks and te ...

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Amazon opens first physical store

Amazon.com Inc's new bricks-and-mortar grocery store doesn't have at least one thing that supermarkets have - lines at the checkout counter.The online ...

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2 Cedar Rapids builders sound eleventh hour alarm on ‘feel good’ topsoil plan

CEDAR RAPIDS - Two builders want to pump the brakes on what they call nothing more than a #x201c;feel good#x201d; topsoil rule, which has been more th ...

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Recycling business opens plant in Marion Enterprise Center

An Illinois recycling company has opened a plant in the Marion Enterprise Center, the 184-acre business park developed by Marion Economic Development ...

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Lobbyists push against big movie theater buys, including Carmike chain, by Chinese investors

On a sweltering day this summer, a handful of protesters gathered outside an AMC movie theater in New York City's Times Square, holding red signs proc ...

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Eastern Iowa food trucks get organized

When Kyle Sieck turned his farmers market burrito stand business into the Local Burrito food truck three years ago, the Corridor's food truck scene wa ...

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On Topic: Blaming the messenger for Amanda Knox, the election

I've had the same financial adviser-broker for forever. I've half-joked it might be the longest sustained relationship I've had in my lifetime other t ...

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Iowa business leaders more positive

The top executives of the state's largest businesses are more optimistic about Iowa's economy in the next six months.The Iowa Business Council's fourt ...

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Midwest business conditions improve in November

Weakness among durable goods manufacturers linked to agriculture and energy continued to weigh on regional economic conditions last month, according t ...

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Rockwell Collins, the subject of takeover talk, insists current position is strong

Cedar Rapids's largest employer has become the subject of unexpected takeover talk as it prepares to close on the largest acquisition in its publicly ...

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Iowa business leaders want tax reform, common minimum wage

DES MOINES - Business leaders in Iowa's largest cities calling for tax simplification and a statewide, uniform minimum wage got a sympathetic ear Thur ...

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