Business

Bankrupt retailer American Apparel starts layoffs

American Apparel LLC said it had started to lay off staff on Monday, after Canadian apparel maker Gildan Activewear Inc. withdrew its initial plan to ...

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Vilsack departure leaves top USDA post vacant

WASHINGTON - U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has left his post a week early with no immediate replacement in sight.Vilsack, a former Iowa gover ...

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KCRG may be pulled from Dish Network after disagreement on broadcast negotiations

Some KCRG-TV9 viewers are likely to see a disruption in programming starting Tuesday evening as the ABC affiliate is in yet another dispute with a sat ...

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Ground Floor: Coralville clinic incorporates Eastern medicine with traditional practices

CORALVILLE - A clinic that opened in Coralville a year ago aims to combine practices from Eastern and Western medicine for what the founder calls an " ...

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Hy-Vee recalls store brand candy

DES MOINES - The Hy-Vee food store chain has recalled store-branded candy distributed to 242 stores in eight states after learning an ingredient from ...

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On Topic: Loose coins, beer money and planning for the future

This is one of those anecdotes that you're probably not going to believe, for several perfectly understandable reasons, but that I assure you is true. ...

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Eastern Iowa companies fear demise of work visa program

America's door to foreigners with high-tech skills is open just a crack, with the government approving about one-third of H-1B visa applications. Comp ...

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Behind the scenes at Volkswagen: Officials destroyed files, emails, as diesel scheme unraveled

Volkswagen's nearly decade-old plot to cheat U.S. emissions tests - all while marketing its diesel cars as environmentally friendly - was quickly unra ...

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Artisan’s Sanctuary moving to Marion

MARION - The Artisan's Sanctuary plans to move into a new space along Seventh Avenue in Marion. The not-for-profit received $5,000 in hotel/motel fun ...

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TrueNorth buys Ankeny company

CEDAR RAPIDS - TrueNorth has purchased CSB Insurance Group of Ankeny, the Cedar Rapids insurance and financial strategies company announced Friday.As ...

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Family-owner Pleasant Valley Garden Center closes up shop

IOWA CITY - For a family whose members have spent their entire careers in a garden center, it finally was time for them to stop and smell the roses.Th ...

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History made: Cedar Rapids doughnut shop now accepting credit cards

CEDAR RAPIDS - Donutland is now taking credit cards.Yes, you read that right.#x201c;Can you believe it?#x201d; owner Vicki Zinkula said Thursday. #x20 ...

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Amazon plans to create 100,000 full-time jobs

Amazon.com on Thursday announced it plans to create more than 100,000 full-time jobs over the next 18 months - a massive hiring spree that suggests th ...

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EPA accuses Fiat Chrysler of excess diesel emissions

The Environmental Protection Agency accused Fiat Chrysler Thursday of using software that enabled some of its diesel trucks to cheat on emissions test ...

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Study: Ethanol better for environment than thought

Gazette staff and wiresWASHINGTON - Ethanol made from corn is better for the environment than previously thought, the U.S. government said Thursday in ...

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