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Iowa land value survey shows year of growth - Mason City Globe Gazette

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 16:05

Mason City Globe Gazette

Iowa land value survey shows year of growth
Mason City Globe Gazette
CORALVILLE — Iowa land values are showing signs of stability, as well as some steady growth. The Iowa Chapter of the Realtors Land Institute's September 2017 Land Trends and Values Survey, released Sept. 12, showed a 2 percent statewide average ...

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Bankers: Rural economy continues to struggle in Midwest, Iowa - Mason City Globe Gazette

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 15:39

Mason City Globe Gazette

Bankers: Rural economy continues to struggle in Midwest, Iowa
Mason City Globe Gazette
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A new report says low commodity prices and weak farm incomes are continuing to hamper the rural economy in parts of 10 Plains and Midwestern states. The Rural Mainstreet Index for the region fell to from 42.2 in August to 39.6 in ...

Iowa Sen. Ernst hopes, but isn't sure, health bill has votes - WTOP

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 15:09

WTOP

Iowa Sen. Ernst hopes, but isn't sure, health bill has votes
WTOP
CHARLES CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst isn't sure the GOP's last-ditch effort to repeal Barack ... The GOP senator said after a public meeting in Iowa Thursday, “If it fails, it fails.” Ernst says she is leaning toward supporting the bill ...

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Iowa loses ground on Creighton index - Business Record

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 14:47

Iowa loses ground on Creighton index
Business Record
Creighton University's September Rural Mainstreet Index for Iowa fell to 39.9 from 42.3 in August, well below a level that would indicate growth. The farmland index for the state also fell, to 36.2 from 43.1. But the new-hiring index rose to 57.5 from ...

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Iowa educators named finalists for national science and math teaching awards - Business Record

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 14:42

Iowa educators named finalists for national science and math teaching awards
Business Record
Four Iowa educators have been named state finalists for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching, the nation's highest honors for K-12 math and science educators. Among the science teacher finalists is Mike Todd, a ...

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McDonald's self-ordering screens arrive in Iowa - DesMoinesRegister.com

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 14:06

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McDonald's self-ordering screens arrive in Iowa
DesMoinesRegister.com
“This is just another way our business is evolving,” she said. Customers can also order at the counter as they always have, she said. The kiosks, which have touch screens on two sides, will reduce the number of customers at the counter and allow ...

Goose Island landlords worry 'railroad trolls' will derail North Side development - Chicago Tribune

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 12:38

Chicago Tribune

Goose Island landlords worry 'railroad trolls' will derail North Side development
Chicago Tribune
Rail cars have been placed there by Chicago-based Iowa Pacific Holdings, whose businesses include rail car storage. Iowa Pacific owns the Chicago Terminal Railroad line. The rail cars' arrival, closely following the City Council's recent approval of ...

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Company: 4 injured in explosion at eastern Iowa steel mill - News & Observer

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 12:38

Company: 4 injured in explosion at eastern Iowa steel mill
News & Observer
Davenport television station KWQC reports that Gerdau Ameristeel said in a news release Thursday morning that it has temporarily suspended operations at its plant in Wilton, Iowa, following the late Wednesday evening explosion. The company says the ...

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Company: 4 injured in explosion at eastern Iowa steel mill - Miami Herald

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 12:38

Company: 4 injured in explosion at eastern Iowa steel mill
Miami Herald
An eastern Iowa steel mill has interrupted operations after an explosion hurt three employees and a contractor. Davenport television station KWQC reports that Gerdau Ameristeel said in a news release Thursday morning that it has temporarily suspended ...

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Iowa Chamber Alliance names McGowan chairman - Business Record

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 11:24

Iowa Chamber Alliance names McGowan chairman
Business Record
The Iowa Chamber Alliance has elected Chris McGowan, president of the Siouxland Chamber of Commerce, as chairman for 2018. Molly Grover, president and CEO of the Dubuque Area Chamber of Commerce, will be vice chairwoman and Doug Neumann, ...

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Iowa Chamber Alliance names McGowan chairman - Business Record

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 11:24

Iowa Chamber Alliance names McGowan chairman
Business Record
The Iowa Chamber Alliance has elected Chris McGowan, president of the Siouxland Chamber of Commerce, as chairman for 2018. Molly Grover, president and CEO of the Dubuque Area Chamber of Commerce, will be vice chairwoman and Doug Neumann, ...

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Long hours expected at family-owned elevator - Iowa Farmer Today

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 10:27

Iowa Farmer Today

Long hours expected at family-owned elevator
Iowa Farmer Today
And like farmers, Thys said company staff have many job descriptions, performing all maintenance and construction of drags and grain legs. Given the cost of grain storage and handling equipment, the Thys family has a lot invested in their family ...

Local Retail Legend Al's Formal Wear Sold to Iowa Company - Houstonia Magazine

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 09:03

Houstonia Magazine

Local Retail Legend Al's Formal Wear Sold to Iowa Company
Houstonia Magazine
Al's Formal Wear, the retailer that has outfitted Houston men for special occasions for generations, has been acquired by Iowa-based retailer Tip Top Tux. The sale adds 54 Al's Formal Wear locations spread throughout Texas, Oklahoma, Colorado and ...

Principal, University of Iowa Launch Quant Stock-Picking Competition - Business Wire (press release)

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 09:00

Principal, University of Iowa Launch Quant Stock-Picking Competition
Business Wire (press release)
DES MOINES, Iowa--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Principal Financial Group®, in partnership with the University of Iowa, is launching its first Principal Challenge in Analytics Innovation, a crowdsourced, problem-solving competition among undergraduate students to ...

Reynolds talks workforce, growth in PJ - The Daily Nonpareil

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 08:29

The Daily Nonpareil

Reynolds talks workforce, growth in PJ
The Daily Nonpareil
PACIFIC JUNCTION — Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds and Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg continued their swing through southwest Iowa Wednesday, making stops in Pacific Junction, Shenandoah and Clarinda a day after taking part in two events in Council Bluffs. In Pacific ...
Kim Reynolds visits southwest IowaKMAland
Officials: Iowa's budget won't prompt special sessionMiami Herald

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Iowa Missing Out On Sales Tax Revenues From Online Retail Purchases - whotv.com

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 23:21

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Iowa Missing Out On Sales Tax Revenues From Online Retail Purchases
whotv.com
DES MOINES, Iowa -- Businesses that have a Nexus, or physical presence in the state, are obligated to collect sales tax, but if a business does not have a physical Nexus in Iowa, under current federal law they are not obligated to collect on behalf of ...

Alec Ross: Data will power industries of the future - The Gazette: Eastern Iowa Breaking News and Headlines

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 21:49

The Gazette: Eastern Iowa Breaking News and Headlines

Alec Ross: Data will power industries of the future
The Gazette: Eastern Iowa Breaking News and Headlines
His speech and a “Celebration of Iowa” event started the Iowa Ideas conference, a two-and-a-half-day gathering of leaders in Iowa's business, academic and political worlds to address the questions facing Iowa's future. Speaking at the Paramount Theatre ...

Mercy-Iowa City cuts 65 positions, will leave another 50 unfilled ... - Business Record

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 15:10

Mercy-Iowa City cuts 65 positions, will leave another 50 unfilled ...
Business Record
Citing financial challenges, Mercy-Iowa City will eliminate or reduce hours for 65 full- and part-time employees and leave dozens of empty positions unfilled,&n.

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Mercy-Iowa City cuts 65 positions, will leave another 50 unfilled - Business Record

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 15:10

Mercy-Iowa City cuts 65 positions, will leave another 50 unfilled
Business Record
Citing financial challenges, Mercy-Iowa City will eliminate or reduce hours for 65 full- and part-time employees and leave dozens of empty positions unfilled, the Corridor Business Journal reported. Shane Cerone, Mercy-Iowa City's newly appointed ...

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Iowa Supreme Court hears woman's $75 speeding ticket case - STLtoday.com

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 12:11

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Iowa Supreme Court hears woman's $75 speeding ticket case
STLtoday.com
Marla Leaf, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and her husband Bill, right, leave the Iowa Supreme Court building, Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017, in Des Moines, Iowa. Leaf says she was wrongly ticketed by an automated traffic camera when she wasn't speeding and has ...
The Latest: Iowa Supreme Court hears $75 traffic ticket caseFox Business

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