Business

Why industry-driven Cedar Rapids not worried about having a crisis like Flint

CEDAR RAPIDS - Cedar Rapids is unlikely to face a drinking water crisis from lead contamination like Flint, Mich., despite its industrial roots and fa ...

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Water Rock project signs initial tenant

The developers of Water Rock, an $11 million, 7.75-acre project at the southeast corner of Blairs Ferry Road and Rockwell Drive NE in Cedar Rapids, ha ...

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Study: Rethinking how to use farmland

A new Iowa State University study shows significant portions of Iowa farmland lose money in the current era of low commodity prices and high input cos ...

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Surge in gun industry success brings with it unwitting investors

Barack Obama might seem an unlikely investor in the firearms industry. But the president, a fierce advocate for gun regulation, has money in a pension ...

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Manchester trailer manufacturer sold

XL Specialized Trailers of Manchester, a manufacturer of customized heavy-haul trailers, has been sold to a Chesterfield, Mo., company.Bull Moose Indu ...

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EntreFest 2016 canceled

This year's EntreFest has been canceled, but organizers say the multiday conference geared toward entrepreneurs could be back in 2017. #x201c;EntreFes ...

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Backpocket Brewing plans Cedar Rapids location

CEDAR RAPIDS - Coralville-based Backpocket Brewing Company is planning to open a second location in downtown Cedar Rapids.Plans call for Backpocket Pi ...

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Rockwell Collins CEO upbeat on business

Rockwell Collins shareholders received an upbeat assessment of the company at Thursday's annual shareholders meeting.Kelly Ortberg, chairman, presiden ...

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MidAmerican Energy completes wind farms

MidAmerican Energy on Wednesday said it has completed two major wind energy installations in Iowa, adding more than 1,200 megawatts of electric genera ...

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Yahoo to look at strategic alternatives, cut jobs as it pursues spin-off

Yahoo Inc said on Tuesday it would consider #x201c;strategic alternatives#x201d; for its core Internet business and cut about 15 percent of its workfo ...

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ADM’s struggle reflects deepening industry woes

NEW YORK/CHICAGO - When Archer Daniels Midland opened two of the country's largest ethanol plants in Cedar Rapids and Columbus, Neb., six years ago, t ...

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My Biz: Store owner finds her fit at Lillians clothing shop

Heidi Cordes said she always has had the entrepreneurial spirit, and when she walked into a Lillians store, she fell in love with the atmosphere.#x201 ...

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MidWestOne Financial CFO retiring

MidWestOne Financial Group, corporate parent of MidWestOne Bank in Iowa City, on Tuesday announced a planned change in its executive ranks.Gary Ortale ...

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Ground Floor: Meet the Odd Blonde Duck

CEDAR RAPIDS - Kathryn Huang took up sewing because she needed a Halloween costume in 1992.#x201c;I was desperate for a costume but had no money to sp ...

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Goodwill division works with elderly, veterans

CEDAR RAPIDS - When Don Thompson was trying to find a job, he ran into a barrier - his age. Thompson, 81, as with many others who have discovered bar ...

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