Business

Historic Smulekoff’s building escapes flood damage

CEDAR RAPIDS - Eight years after the raging Cedar River slammed through the front windows of the former Smulekoff's Furniture building at 97 Third Ave ...

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Downtown hotels handled flood differently

CEDAR RAPIDS - Faced with potential flooding from a rapidly rising Cedar River, two Cedar Rapids hotels took decidedly different paths.The DoubleTree ...

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Desert Frog owner hooked on soap

MARION - The Desert Frog started selling bath and body care products on Etsy in 2012.#x201c;I was doing very well on Etsy,#x201d; said owner Chris Slo ...

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Midwest business conditions improve in August, but still weak

Weakness among manufacturers linked to agriculture and energy continue to weigh on regional economic conditions, according to a monthly survey of supp ...

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Wells Fargo launches investigation into retail banking sales practices

Wells Fargo & Co said on Tuesday that it had launched an independent investigation into the firm's retail banking sales practices.Wells Fargo, the Uni ...

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Flexsteel closing 120-year-old Dubuque plant in December 2017

Flexsteel Industries plans to close a 120-year-old plant in Dubuque in December 2017 and has not decided where it will construct a replacement factory ...

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Pumpkin crop overcomes 2015 shortfall

Halloween enthusiasts need not take fright over the state of this year's U.S. pumpkin crop. Supplies of the orange-yellow fruit are much more plentifu ...

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Unemployment: Cedar Rapids loses 100 jobs, Iowa City area gains 900

Unemployment rates rose last month in the Cedar Rapids and Iowa City metropolitan statistical areas, mirroring an uptick at the state level.The Cedar ...

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Flooding threatens Iowa corn, soybean crops

Recent heavy rains and flooding have damaged and destroyed crops and waterlogged the soil, threatening to delay and prolong the harvest.#x201c;The lon ...

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GROUND FLOOR: It’s magic at Cedar Rapids shop

CEDAR RAPIDS - Tim Stolba says he's bucking a national trend by opening a brick-and-mortar store, when most of the industry is moving online. But mayb ...

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Rockwell Collins wins Boeing contract

CEDAR RAPIDS - Rockwell Collins has been awarded a contract to provide touch-screen flight displays for all five flight deck displays on the new Boein ...

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Digital Marketing: Focus on goal-focused marketing integration

It's easy to get diverted with the next big thing and lose sight of your overall marketing goals. For example, as part of his promotional tour for the ...

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On Topic: Healthier, maybe, but affordable?

It happened again just a couple weeks ago. I was talking with someone about the ongoing mishegoss that's resulted from Gov. Terry Branstad's rush to t ...

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Not-for-profits and businesses work to engage millennials in donating, volunteering

Millennials are often stereotyped as a self-centered, selfie-taking, entitled bunch constantly needing praise. In many ways, those impressions are fa ...

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Cargill soy plant closed after heavy rains

Cargill Inc's soybean processing plant in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is scheduled to be closed through next Wednesday due to the flooding, trade sources said ...

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