Business

Cities look to FitBit to keep health costs down

CEDAR RAPIDS — Scores of government employees may soon be turning to technology they wear to help keep down health costs.

Employers ha ... »

Ground Floor: Seasoned business owner starts mobile airbrush tanning service

Kathy Miller says running a business is a lot like riding a bike — once the skills are learned, they are not easily forgotten.

And, af ... »

Businesses see big boost following nighttime farmers market

CEDAR RAPIDS — Some business owners in downtown Cedar Rapids are recovering after what they said was one of the busiest days of the year.

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Field of finalists for University of Iowa leader lacks diversity

IOWA CITY — All four of the finalists to replace retired University of Iowa President Sally Mason are white men.

Despite the lack of g ... »

Rural Iowa getting more broadband as Gov. Branstad lauds infrastructure spending

Four communications providers have received more than $53 million in federal funds to expand high-speed Internet service to nearly 90,000 rural Iow ... »

A decline in dentists

CEDAR RAPIDS — In a lot of ways Dr. Katie Milden, a Cedar Rapids dentist, represents the changing face of Iowa's dental workforce.

Th ... »

Presenting the Business 380 Excellence Awards honorees for 2015

To keep the economic engine running in the Corridor, business needs to continue to grow, expand and explore new avenues. On Thursday, Sept 3, 18 co ... »

On Topic: No, really, you can trust me

I have been accused over the years by various people, from elementary school teachers and optometrists to traffic cops, of having, let’s say ... »

Law: Limit your liability on harassment suits

Iowa employers have a legal duty to maintain a workplace that is free of sexual harassment. It also makes good business sense for employers to do t ... »

For-sale-by-owner sales strong, companies say

These days, not all homeowners are turning to a real estate agent to sell their houses.

“Without question, there are a greater percent ... »

Cargill closing Coralville office

Cargill Animal Nutrition plans to close its office in Coralville on Jan 31.

Minneapolis-based Cargill, which operates corn and soybean proces ... »

Iowa farmers commit to nutrient reduction

More than 1,800 Iowa farmers have applied for $3.5 million in state cost-share funds to install nutrient reduction practices.

The Iowa Depart ... »

MidAmerican announces new wind farms

MidAmerican Energy Co. announced locations for two new Iowa wind farms a day after accepting modifications to a rate making settlement as part of a ... »

DISH, Sinclair reach tentative deal; CBS 2 returns to lineup

A day after Sinclair Broadcast Group pulled 129 local channels from DISH Network, including CBS 2 in Cedar Rapids, the companies said they had reac ... »

My Biz: The Potter’s Obsession thriving after 15 years in business

Michelle Kline always wanted to own a small business.

So when a visit to Des Moines introduced her to the paint-your-own pottery concept, she ... »