Women-owned companies bloom in NewBo, Czech Village

CEDAR RAPIDS - When Mia Suntken decided to start her own business, she knew exactly where she wanted to locate - the NewBo or Czech Village neighbo ... »

Alliant Energy invests in infrastructure

CEDAR RAPIDS - As Cedar Rapids and surrounding communities added homes and businesses over the past century, Alliant Energy's Iowa electric utility ... »

Digital Marketing: Capitalizing on content in 2016

Here's a little digital marketing heresy you won't hear very often: Sometimes the newest, freshest content isn't the best (ducking to avoid rotten ... »

Can your employer require English only?

In today's increasingly diverse work force, many employers have employees who speak English as a second language. But in some workplaces, an employ ... »

Black Friday faithful in Cedar Rapids, Iowa City lament changes

Six years ago - as junior high schoolers in Iowa City - Riley Hulsebus and Annie Belding started taking on Black Friday together, bumping elbows wi ... »

Rowley couple’s 3D statue business goes on the road

ROWLEY - When Brian and Vicki Norris of Rowley were initially looking for an industrial quality 3D printer, they weren't thinking about creating 3D ... »

Dozers rolling off production line in Burlington

When a Case 750M bulldozer rolled off a new production line last week at the CNH Industrial plant in Burlington, it marked the culmination of a $24 ... »

Bracing for Black Friday: Stores and shoppers plot strategies for busy day

It isn't just shoppers who plot out their Black Friday strategies days in advance. Many store owners have been gearing up for this day for more tha ... »

Black Friday: Shoppers plot strategy for big day

We all know that person who wakes up in the early hours the day after Thanksgiving, fuels up with coffee and heads into the cold to jostle through ... »

‘Tis the Season Downtown kicks off Friday in Iowa City

IOWA CITY - Holiday events starting this week will lead to the debut Dec. 12 of the Downtown Winter Market.

#x201c;The more events that we ha ... »

My Biz: Merry Maids franchise owner trains employees to be leaders

CEDAR RAPIDS - Marty Smith knew he had some challenges when he bought the local Merry Maids business in June of 2013.

"We knew right off we ... »

Iowa farmers pay workers more than national average

Farm operators in Iowa and Missouri are paying the workers they hire more than the national average.

There were 34,000 workers hired directly ... »

Iowa banks post strong quarter

Iowa banks ended the third quarter of 2015 with higher loan volume and deposits, but the impact of federal banking regulations is viewed by the Iow ... »

EPA expected to push biofuels mandates higher

NEW YORK - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is widely expected to increase requirements for biofuels use through 2016 due to higher t ... »

Deere profit falls on slowed farm equipment sales

(Reuters) - Deere & Co, an agriculture and construction equipment maker, posted higher-than-expected quarterly earnings on Wednesday even as weak g ... »