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Iowa City Pedestrian Mall construction project is topic of open house - The Gazette: Eastern Iowa Breaking News and Headlines

Thu, 07/27/2017 - 18:04

The Gazette: Eastern Iowa Breaking News and Headlines

Iowa City Pedestrian Mall construction project is topic of open house
The Gazette: Eastern Iowa Breaking News and Headlines
Nancy Bird, executive director of the Iowa City Downtown District, said during construction the message she hopes to communicate to the public is that plans call for all the Ped Mall businesses to remain open during the entirety of the work. Specific ...

Troubled trucking firm faces scrutiny after Texas deaths - Twin Falls Times-News

Thu, 07/27/2017 - 15:39

Troubled trucking firm faces scrutiny after Texas deaths
Twin Falls Times-News
In this Monday, July 24, 2017, photo, Brian Pyle, owner of Pyle Transportation Inc., the Iowa trucking company linked to the deadly case of immigrant smuggling in Texas, speaks to reporters in Schaller, Iowa. The company had long promoted itself as an ...

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Small Business Today: How friendly is your business? - DesMoinesRegister.com

Thu, 07/27/2017 - 15:29

Small Business Today: How friendly is your business?
DesMoinesRegister.com
As small business owners and managers, we have control over how customer friendly our businesses are. We can decide whether we are going to be “Iowa friendly” or “big city friendly.” Our customers have choices of where to spend their dollars.

Iowa's GDP takes one of biggest drops in nation - Business Record

Thu, 07/27/2017 - 15:02

Iowa's GDP takes one of biggest drops in nation
Business Record
Federal records show that 43 states gained gross domestic product in the first quarter, but Iowa was one of several big losers. Nebraska had the poorest showing with a drop of 4 percent, and Iowa's GDP fell by 3.2 percent. The biggest factor were ...

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Iowa's GDP takes one of biggest drops in nation - Business Record

Thu, 07/27/2017 - 15:02

Iowa's GDP takes one of biggest drops in nation
Business Record
Federal records show that 43 states gained gross domestic product in the first quarter, but Iowa was one of several big losers. Nebraska had the poorest showing with a drop of 4 percent, and Iowa's GDP fell by 3.2 percent. The biggest factor were ...

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Hubbell's all-Iowa eye spies more rural jobs - Carroll Daily Times Herald

Thu, 07/27/2017 - 14:04

Hubbell's all-Iowa eye spies more rural jobs
Carroll Daily Times Herald
Fred Hubbell, a scion of a foundational Iowa family tied to a raft of prominent businesses and enterprises in early Des Moines that remain influential today, says he wants to see rural Iowa flourish as much as its capital city. Hubbell, if elected ...

Lube-Tech adds Mighty Auto Parts business - Tire Business

Thu, 07/27/2017 - 11:17

Tire Business

Lube-Tech adds Mighty Auto Parts business
Tire Business
ST. PAUL, Minn. — Lube-Tech & Partners L.L.C. has acquired Mighty Auto Parts distribution franchises in Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin, establishing the St. Paul-based automotive lubrication products distributor as the Mighty distributor in parts of ...

UI business students aim to boost RAGBRAI's economic impact on Protivin, other towns along route - Iowa Now

Thu, 07/27/2017 - 08:53

Iowa Now

UI business students aim to boost RAGBRAI's economic impact on Protivin, other towns along route
Iowa Now
The small northeastern Iowa town of Protivin is getting a helping hand from some Hawkeyes during this year's RAGBRAI ride. This is the third time that UI John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center (JPEC) students will help draw attention to businesses ...

Berkshire Settlements Awarded License as Life Settlement Provider in Iowa - GlobeNewswire (press release)

Thu, 07/27/2017 - 08:35

Berkshire Settlements Awarded License as Life Settlement Provider in Iowa
GlobeNewswire (press release)
The Iowa Insurance Division, which supervises all insurance business transacted in the state of Iowa, “granted an Iowa Viatical Settlement Provider License” to Berkshire, affirming that the company “is entitled to transact business in the State of Iowa ...

Why drones may become as important to Iowa farmers as tractors - DesMoinesRegister.com

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 19:12

DesMoinesRegister.com

Why drones may become as important to Iowa farmers as tractors
DesMoinesRegister.com
"It's going to make us lazy," he joked. "In our business, they're almost becoming a necessary tool." With better and cheaper models hitting shelves, a growing number of Iowa farmers like Christensen say drones are helping them assess the performance of ...

The Current Iowa hotel adds to downtown momentum - Quad City Times

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 19:01

Quad City Times

The Current Iowa hotel adds to downtown momentum
Quad City Times
As Marriott "turned the key" Wednesday allowing reservations for the new The Current Iowa hotel, the first guest booked a room for the same night. "We're open for business," developer Amrit Gill said after he and his wife Amy snipped the ceremonial ...

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Ambassador Branstad opens doors to Iowans in China - Quad City Times

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 18:58

Quad City Times

Ambassador Branstad opens doors to Iowans in China
Quad City Times
“It has made a huge difference in the way that we were received, and I think it will make a difference in how many Chinese businesses are interested in traveling to Iowa and creating partnerships with Iowa companies,” Northey said during a conference ...

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Ambassador Branstad opens doors to Iowans in China - Sioux City Journal

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 17:02

Sioux City Journal

Ambassador Branstad opens doors to Iowans in China
Sioux City Journal
“It has made a huge difference in the way that we were received and I think it will make a difference in how many Chinese businesses are interested in traveling to Iowa and creating partnerships with Iowa companies,” Northey said during a conference ...

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UnitedHealthcare and Optum Support People Affected by Floods in Iowa - Business Wire (press release)

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 15:12

UnitedHealthcare and Optum Support People Affected by Floods in Iowa
Business Wire (press release)
DES MOINES, Iowa--(BUSINESS WIRE)--UnitedHealthcare and Optum, the health benefits and services companies of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), are taking immediate action to help people in Iowa affected by the recent floods. Support includes ...

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Delta Dental partners with InsuranceMenu for enrollment pilot - Business Record

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 15:05

Business Record

Delta Dental partners with InsuranceMenu for enrollment pilot
Business Record
Delta Dental of Iowa, the state's largest dental insurance company, has partnered with Boston-based InsuranceMenu to pilot an automated small-group enrollment application for its dental insurance program. ... During his time with the Global Insurance ...

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Iowa group sues United over death of giant rabbit, Simon - Fox Business

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 14:19

Iowa group sues United over death of giant rabbit, Simon
Fox Business
Attorney Guy Cook represents three Iowa businessmen who bought the rabbit with the intention of showing him at the Iowa State Fair and then displaying the animal and selling related merchandise to raise money for the annual event. The lawsuit said ...

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Iowa group sues United over death of giant rabbit, Simon - Beloit Daily News

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 14:12

Iowa group sues United over death of giant rabbit, Simon
Beloit Daily News
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A group of Iowa businessmen filed a lawsuit Wednesday against United Airlines over the death of a giant rabbit after a flight from London to Chicago. The businessmen filed the lawsuit more than three months after airline ...

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Iowa First Bancshares Corp. Reports Record Second Quarter Financial Results and Dividend Payment - Business Wire (press release)

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 11:00

Iowa First Bancshares Corp. Reports Record Second Quarter Financial Results and Dividend Payment
Business Wire (press release)
MUSCATINE, Iowa--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Iowa First Bancshares Corp. (OTC Pink: IOFB) today reported the highest second quarter net income in the Company's history. Consolidated net income of $1,140,000 for the quarter ended June 30, 2017, compared to ...

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College football: Get to know Iowa's Kirk Ferentz, the longest tenured coach in FBS - NCAA.com

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 09:38

NCAA.com

College football: Get to know Iowa's Kirk Ferentz, the longest tenured coach in FBS
NCAA.com
“I don't know anything about business, but the smart people I know who are successful in business realize that. You address things that are problematic. You address issues, if you will, and find solutions and corrections, rather than blow it all up and ...

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Iowa State Celebrates 10 Years of Online Seed Education - CropLife

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 08:19

CropLife

Iowa State Celebrates 10 Years of Online Seed Education
CropLife
This year, Iowa State University is celebrating 10 years of service to the seed industry through its online Graduate Program in Seed Technology and Business (STB) and will be commemorating this milestone with the roll out of several initiatives in the ...

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