Business

Oil set for longest run of gains in five years

Oil is set for the longest run of monthly gains in five years as output disruptions from Nigeria to Canada reduce supply.Futures gained as much as 0.9 ...

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Iowa poultry industry recovery continues

Iowa's poultry industry continues a slow uneven recovery from the devastating impact of a highly pathogenic avian flu outbreak in 2015. Iowa egg produ ...

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Owner of Cedar Rapids Bank & Trust buying Ankeny bank

QCR Holdings, corporate parent of Cedar Rapids Bank and Trust, has agreed to purchase Ankeny-based Community State Bank for $80 million in cash from V ...

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Iowa honey bees may be staging comeback

After enduring years of losses due to bee-killing insects and inclement weather, Iowa honey bee producers with five or more colonies are reporting an ...

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Ground Floor: Hearten has dual purpose

Amanda Svoboda's new business offers style with a purpose. Hearten is a pop-up women's boutique that donates 10 percent of sales to Iowa-based charit ...

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Heartland Acres offers variety of activities

Visitors to Heartland Acres Agribition Center in Independence this summer will find a variety of agricultural innovations, implements and displays des ...

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Newstrack: Amana Colonies Golf Club owner optimistic

Background An early morning fire on Nov. 6, 2015, destroyed the landmark 8,200-square-foot clubhouse of the Amana Colonies Golf Club. The cause of th ...

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Solar energy sector facing challenges in Iowa

WASHINGTON COUNTY - How big is solar in Iowa? Can solar energy become the next wind power? Drive through Washington County, and it seems virtually ev ...

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Law column: Can a supervisor or HR director be liable in an employment lawsuit?

Recent decisions indicate that courts and juries are willing to impose personal liability on supervisors and human resource professionals for violatio ...

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This Season: Hot dog!

CEDAR RAPIDS - For many people, hot dogs and summer go together like, well, mustard and relish. Chad Ginther has been slinging hot dogs at his downto ...

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Social media consultant goes for big but practical ideas

CORALVILLE - Nick Westergaard believes what he preaches. "In a dorky way, better marketing makes a better world, because it can help this small busin ...

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Official projects wave of new retailers coming to Cedar Rapids

CEDAR RAPIDS - The Cedar Rapids metro will see up to 20 retailers announce new locations or expansions coming to the market in the next few months, sa ...

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Cedar Rapids event ‘Workplace Revolution’ to put focus on improving the workplace

National experts on creating sustainable, healthy, inclusive and productive workplaces will headline a June 8 event in Cedar Rapids.The third annual W ...

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How four words rewrote Bayer-Monsanto deal script

n" style="transform: translate3d(0px, 0px, 0px);">"There is nothing there." Monsanto Co President Brett Begemann uttered those words last week to a sm ...

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MidAmerican Aerospace will occupy former Kmart

Landing gear, jet engine cowling, avionics and other parts for commercial airliners are beginning to flow into a building that formerly housed a Kmart ...

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