Business

Linda Barnes rises to the top of Geonetric

Linda Barnes never thought she'd see the letters "CEO" next to her name, but after 10 years at Geonetric - a Cedar Rapids company that provides market ...

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U.S. seeks to speed up Takata air bag replacements

The U.S. Department of Transportation on Friday said it will press the auto industry to accelerate the pace of replacements for defective Takata Corp. ...

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GALLERY: Iowa fashions at Tanger Outlets

A pop-up shop for designers with the Iowa Fashion Project has opened at Tanger Outlets in Williamsburg. The shop opened Thursday and will offer locally-designed clothing and accessories from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

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Westdale developer sees more construction in 2017

The Denver, Colo.-based company overseeing the $90 million redevelopment of Westdale in southwest Cedar Rapids is projecting a surge of construction a ...

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Passing on the secrets of bootmaking

Lee Miller's cluttered workspace in a small wooden structure behind his south Austin home could serve as a time capsule preserving the art and craft o ...

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Casey’s profit falls on lower fuel margin

Ankeny-based convenience store operator Casey's General Stores reported second-quarter earnings and revenue that missed analysts' expectations.Net inc ...

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Iowa beef producers approve state checkoff

Iowa beef producers have spoken. They want an extra 50 cents per head of cattle to be used for promoting Iowa beef. Preliminary results of the Nov. 30 ...

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Costco store traffic rebounds in latest quarter

Costco Wholesale attracted more shoppers last quarter, easing concerns of analysts and investors, even as food deflation and industrywide discounting ...

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Sears posts loss for 5th straight quarter

Sears Holdings, owner of Sears and Kmart, reported its fifth straight quarterly loss Thursday and said there was no guarantee when it would return to ...

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Starbucks sets 5-year growth targets, to open 12,000 more stores

Starbucks Corp unveiled a five-year growth plan, under which it would open more stores around the world, including several high-end coffee shops, whil ...

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Johnson County quadruples solar energy production

IOWA CITY - With the ceremonial flip of a giant novelty switch, Johnson County officials welcomed two new solar arrays to the local power grid.County ...

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My Biz: Cedar Rapids frame shop melds art and woodworking

Robert Fox, photographic artist and gallery owner, knows the importance of integrating the artist within with a business methodology. In the fall of ...

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Mortgage rates rise to two-year high

Interest rates on U.S. fixed-rate mortgages rose to their highest levels in more than two years last week, sending weekly home loan application activi ...

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Corridor home prices rose slightly in October

Home prices rose modestly in the Cedar Rapids-Iowa City Corridor in October amid increasing demand, low inventory and attractive mortgage interest rat ...

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Supreme Court rules for Samsung in smartphone fight with Apple

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Tuesday sided with Samsung in its big-money smartphone patent fight with Apple, throwing out an appeals court ruling ...

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