American consumers and nearly every industry will be affected if freight trains grind to a halt next month.
AP Aug. 10, 2022 8:53 am115d ago
Plenty of items are continuing to grow more expensive. Food prices kept surging in July, for example, and have risen 13% from a year ago, the largest such increase since 1979. The costs of rent, medical care and furniture also rose at elevated rates.
Sabine Martin - News Reporting Intern Jun. 16, 2022 11:07 am170d ago
Erin Davis, a Cedar Rapids single parent, said most single parents who she knows work two jobs.
What used to be a bustling exit on I-80 in Iowa County now is studded with empty buildings since the Wasserbahn Waterpark Resort closed last month. County officials say new boutiques, restaurants and VRBO-style rentals in surrounding towns are picking up the slack.
In Iowa, the average gas price Thursday was $3.924, but topped $4 in many rural areas according to AAA. However, Iowa lawmakers say they’ve heard little talk of suspending state motor fuel taxes -- 30 cents a gallon state tax on gas and ethanol, and 32.5 on diesel fuel.