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Dolly the sheep died young, but her clone cousins live healthy lives

When Dolly the sheep was born 20 years ago, the University of Edinburgh's famous girl was the first mammal created by way of true cloning. Her embryo ...

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Ground Floor: Cedar Rapids service resolves legal disputes with less cost, time

CEDAR RAPIDS - Attorney Jill Handley arrived at her "encore career" through the intersection of law and technology. "One of my core values is adventu ...

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Eight things that will be more expensive next month

As the summer season starts to wind down, you'll find plenty of discounts from retailers that are trying to clear their shelves. But that doesn't mean ...

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New home sales rise to near 8 1/2-year high

WASHINGTON - New single-family home sales rose more than expected in June, reaching their highest level in nearly eight and a half years. It's the lat ...

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Iowa City orchard offers up Michigan blueberries

IOWA CITY - Michigan transplant Paul Rasch, proprietor of Wilson's Orchard in rural Iowa City since 2009, still misses the cherries, blueberries, peac ...

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Cedar Rapids approves land sale to Nordstrom

CEDAR RAPIDS - City officials have given Nordstrom Inc. the green light to buy the land the Seattle-based retailer has been leasing for two decades.Ho ...

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Eastern Iowa Airport accepts federal, state grants

The Cedar Rapids Airport Commission on Monday voted to accept federal and state grants that will pay part of the costs of marketing new flights as wel ...

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Verizon complete deal to buy Yahoo for $4.83 billion

Verizon Communications will buy Yahoo's core internet properties for $4.83 billion in cash to expand its digital advertising and media business.The pu ...

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AMC sweetens offer to buy Carmike Cinemas

AMC Entertainment Holdings has sweetened its offer to buy Carmike Cinemas by about 10 percent to $1.2 billion in cash and stock after some shareholder ...

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Rockwell Collins posts higher earnings, sales

Rockwell Collins on Monday reported higher third-quarter earnings and sales from continuing operations, but narrowed its profit and revenue projection ...

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Canada phasing out crude-by-rail cars early

Canada will take older tank cars out of crude-by-rail service much earlier than originally planned, its transport minister said on Monday, in the gove ...

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Settlement reached in Iowa City Apartments Downtown class action suit

IOWA CITY - A settlement has been reached in a class-action lawsuit that pitted about 14,000 former tenants against Iowa City's largest landlord compa ...

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Long-term pesticide effects hard to determine, experts say

Some farmers applying pesticides to their fields this summer might ignore some of the symptoms of being exposed to the chemicals, such as headaches or ...

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A different crunch: Benton County couple launches state’s first cricket farm

KEYSTONE - Roughly 600 people live in the Benton County community of Keystone. But upward of 80,000 residents - albeit the small, chirping kind - are ...

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Source: Verizon to announce $5 billion deal to buy Yahoo on Monday

Verizon Communications Inc will announce an agreement on Monday to buy Yahoo Inc for about $5 billion, according to a person familiar with the matter. ...

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