Matthew Patane


Tyson to add 245 jobs in Waterloo

Tyson Fresh Meats plans to expand in Waterloo after receiving access to $2.4 million in state incentives Friday.

The Tyson Foods subsidiary operates a pork processing plant in the city with about 2,900 employees. The expansion will include hiring ... »

What’s needed for autonomous cars to come to Iowa?

CEDAR RAPIDS - Autonomous vehicles have the potential to send waves of change through Iowa and the country, but the technology still is like a 16-year-old driver, an Iowa Ideas panel said Thursday.

Vehicles that drive themselves, the panel said, w ... »

Alec Ross: Data will power industries of the future

CEDAR RAPIDS - Just like land and resources powered industries before it, data will power the businesses of the future, innovation expert Alec Ross said Wednesday night.

"The people who own the data, control the data or can harvest meaning from ... »

Sports events planners converge on Cedar Rapids

CEDAR RAPIDS - About 70 sports events planners have come to Cedar Rapids this week as the city's tourism bureau attempts to woo more competitions, races and tournaments here.

#x201c;These people own events - National Association of Intercollegiate ... »

United Fire Group selling its life insurance division

United Fire Group will sell its life insurance subsidiary to an Illinois-based insurance holding company, UFG announced Tuesday.

Kuvare US Holdings plans to acquire United Life Insurance Co., the UFG subsidiary, in a deal valued at $280 million. T ... »

Rep. Blum: ‘We’ll be watching’ Rockwell Collins acquisition

U.S. Rep. Rod Blum will #x201c;always be very worried about#x201d; the acquisition of Rockwell Collins, he told The Gazette Monday.

#x201c;We're now part of a bigger company. We lose some control there. I was worried when I heard it, I'm still wor ... »

Cedar Crossing rallies support for Cedar Rapids casino

CEDAR RAPIDS - Hundreds of people came to the U.S. Cellular Center Friday night to see if a new downtown casino would be a rose or a thorn for the city.

The backers behind Cedar Crossing, one of three casino proposals for downtown, hosted a commun ... »

Rockwell Collins, UTC CEOs speak with Grassley about acquisition

The chief executives of Rockwell Collins and the avionics company's proposed acquirer reassured Iowa's senior U.S. senator this week there should be minimal job losses from the acquisition of Cedar Rapids' largest employer.

U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassle ... »

Cedar Rapids residents needed to attract downtown grocery: Gazette panel

CEDAR RAPIDS - An influx of residents in the city's core districts will drive the addition of more retail and a grocery store in downtown Cedar Rapids, business panel members said Thursday.

#x201c;It might not be the office or commercial tenants t ... »

Attorney General: 1.1 million Iowans hit by Equifax breach

About 1.1 million Iowans are affected by a major data breach of credit reporting company Equifax, the state's attorney general said this week.

Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller said his office has opened an investigation into the company. Data from ... »