Business

Food megabrands turn to small start-ups for big ideas

LONDON - Food and drink megabrands are seeing their sales chewed away by smaller, nimbler, cooler rivals. They can't beat them - so now they're joinin ...

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Researchers: Why companies need to address workplace violence, bullying

Better communication, support for victims and increased training are the keys to reduce workplace bullying and violence, according to two researchers ...

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Iowa start-up SwineTech raises $1.3 million to help piglets live

SwineTech, a start-up founded by University of Iowa graduates, has brought in $1.3 million in investment money for its mission to reduce piglet deaths ...

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Lakes, rivers and streams seldom removed from list of impaired waters

If you stand on the Chain Lakes Bridge near Palo, there's no hint the Cedar River flowing underneath has gotten cleaner. But the 11.6-mile stretch fr ...

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North Liberty among fastest growing cities in Iowa

North Liberty is among the fastest growing cities in Iowa so far this decade, new Census numbers show.The city, which has had tens of millions of doll ...

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Sears posts first profit since 2015

Sears Holdings Corp. rallied after posting its first quarterly profit since 2015, bringing a ray of optimism to a retail chain struggling to regain it ...

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Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue disagrees with portion of Trump’s plan that guts food stamp program

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue is departing from the president's plan to overhaul U.S. food aid, reaffirming on Wednesday that he still does not b ...

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My Biz: Marion’s TV guy

MARION - Sure, new TVs have features and capabilities - from high-definition picture and audio to unlimited channel selection - that eclipse their pre ...

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Target to pay Iowa for 2013 data breach

More than three years after its massive data breach, Target Corp. will pay Iowa and 46 other states a total of $18.5 million to settle an investigatio ...

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Smulekoff’s renovation gets $3.5 million in tax credits

The renovation of Smulekoff's Furniture Store in downtown Cedar Rapids was awarded $3.5 million in historic preservation tax credits.The Iowa Economic ...

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Iowa insurance company to repay $1.3 million to local governments

A Burlington-based insurance company has agreed to pay back $1.3 million to 33 local government entities in Iowa to settle claims it added on charges ...

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The Color of Money: In stocks, plan for the long haul

WASHINGTON - There's at least one certainty about the stock market.It'll go up and eventually come down.Last week, we witnessed this truth about inves ...

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Local food efforts growing, but work remains according to forum hosted by the Linn County Food Systems Council

CEDAR RAPIDS - When it comes to growing local food in an urban area, Cedar Rapids has come a long way but still has a ways to go.That was the message ...

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The Ground Floor: Marion landscaper adds retail to grow core business

MARION - Peter Gasper said his son was the driving force behind their new garden center. Gasper has operated a landscaping and lawn service business ...

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After WannaCry attack, here’s how businesses can tackle cybersecurity

A ransomware attack that swept across the globe last weekend has put the spotlight back on cybersecurity. While they may not the biggest or even the ...

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