Business

ADM earnings weaker than expected

Archer-Daniels-Midland Co., one of the world's largest merchants of agricultural commodities with operations in Cedar Rapids, reported weaker-than-exp ...

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Ground Floor Revisited: Iowa Grown Market continues to ripen near West Branch

EDITOR'S NOTE: Each week, Ground Floor profiles entrepreneurs just starting out with new business ventures. From time to time, we check back with some ...

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Return of the curds: Kalona Creamery Shop & Deli opening in the fall

Kalona Creamery Shop & Deli will be opening this fall in the former Kalona Cheese House building on Highway 1 outside of Kalona.Kalona Creamery, a mem ...

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Iowa corn planting delayed by weather

With only two days suitable for field work, the planting of corn and soybeans slowed sharply in the week that ended Sunday. The U.S. Department of Agr ...

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Fresh Market to close Cedar Rapids store

Fresh Market on Tuesday said it will close 13 stores in four states on May 18, including locations in northeast Cedar Rapids and West Des Moines.The G ...

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Midwest business conditions index slips

After three straight months of expansion, a gauge of business activity in a nine-state region of the Midwest declined last month, but remained above g ...

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28-story high rise proposed in downtown Cedar Rapids

CEDAR RAPIDS - Three developers have proposed high-rises that could change the downtown Cedar Rapids skyline, including a 28-story, $103 million tower ...

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ACT buying educational resource provider

Iowa City-based ACT Inc. has purchased OpenEd, a Los Gatos, Calif., educational resource provider that offers assessments, homework assignments, video ...

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World’s biggest windmills now make jumbo jets look tiny

Often derided as a blot on rural landscapes, wind turbines got bigger and stronger than ever anyway. The next generation are even larger and designed ...

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Iowa City has higher share of renters paying 30 percent or more of income to housing than other metros

IOWA CITY - A greater share of Iowa City renters pay 30 percent or more of their income to rent than any other major city in Iowa - including other co ...

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The agricultural equipment supply chain: Mills and steel warehouses

BURNS HARBOR, Ind. - Despite snow flurries, shippers weren't wasting any time on Lake Superior as the spring thaw set in last month. Time is money on ...

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Law column: Some tips on handling smoking in the workplace

One comedian joked that "a survey has shown that smoking is one of the leading causes of statistics." While that is likely true, the reason it is stu ...

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Cracker Jack replaces plastic toys

Like many people who buy Cracker Jacks, you might forgo popcorn and peanuts to dig down deep for the prize inside.But going forward, you won't find a ...

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QCR Holdings reports higher earnings

The corporate parent of Cedar Rapids Bank & Trust Co. posted higher first-quarter earnings and growth in loans and leases when compared with the same ...

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Metro Economic Alliance CEO resigns

CEDAR RAPIDS - After more than four years at the helm of the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance, Dee Baird resigned Friday.Baird, 52, had served as ...

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