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Panel: Autonomous cars will change insurance sooner, not later

DES MOINES - As his vehicle took a turn in "aggressive mode," Josh Whitley's hands hovered near the steering wheel but never touched it. The car, an a ...

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The changing face of Iowa's family farms

Family farms, the wellspring of many Iowans' values, have shrunk in number and gotten larger and more complex, but, with few exceptions, they are stil ...

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U.S. economy expands at slowest pace in three years

The U.S. economy expanded at the slowest pace in three years as weak auto sales and lower home-heating bills dragged down consumer spending, offsettin ...

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Jobless claims rise to four-week high

Filings for unemployment benefits rose to a four-week high last week, interrupting a run of subdued firings, a U.S. Labor Department report showed Thu ...

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Facebook to act against ‘information operations’

SAN FRANCISCO - Facebook acknowledged Thursday that it has become a battleground for governments seeking to manipulate public opinion in other countri ...

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Trump steps back from brink of killing NAFTA

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump said on Thursday he pulled back from the brink of killing the 23-year-old trade pact with Canada and Mexico after ...

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Despite layoffs, ESPN still faces challenges

Between 2008 and 2010, ESPN embarked on an ambitious plan to digitally cover just about every pro team and college program worth covering. In New York ...

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United Airlines reaches settlement with passenger dragged from plane

CHICAGO - United Airlines and the passenger who was dragged from a Chicago flight earlier this month have reached a settlement for an undisclosed sum, ...

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Preview: Could the Iowa Farm Bureau do more for water quality?

The Iowa Farm Bureau Federation, which will celebrate its centennial next year, is the alpha dog of agriculture, using its vast influence and money to ...

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Lyft bookings, ridership soar

Lyft Inc.'s bookings and ridership surged in the first quarter, suggesting the company benefited from user defections and management turmoil at larger ...

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Northey says he would consider USDA post

DES MOINES - Fresh from a meeting with the president and USDA secretary, Iowa Ag Secretary Bill Northey says he is willing to join them in Washington ...

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My Biz: Philip’s Diamond Shop fixes, creates jewelry

MARION - Becky Mayes met her husband-to-be, Phil High, while working in his father's jewelry store in the old Lindale Plaza. "It was my first job, at ...

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Iowa agriculture secretary Northey pushes ethanol in meeting with Trump

DES MOINES - Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey can't say what Donald Trump's farm policy will look like, but after meeting with the president ...

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Nordstrom selling jeans caked in fake dirt

Nordstrom is selling "mud-stained" jeans to the tune of $425. Barracuda Straight Leg Jeans come with some sort of fake mud substance caked all over t ...

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The Color of Money: Don’t let Congress block consumer protections for prepaid card users

WASHINGTON - If you use a prepaid card - and millions of you do - take heed because there's an effort in Congress to block new rules that would give y ...

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