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Western Iowa Experimental Farm day coming up - Sioux City Journal

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Western Iowa Experimental Farm day coming up
Sioux City Journal
CASTANA, Iowa -- The public is invited to the 71st Annual Meeting of the Western Iowa Experimental Farm Association on Feb. 24. The meeting will be held in the Zimmerman meeting room at the farm near Castana, with an agriculture program beginning at ...

Siouxland merchants fear Trump's proposal to renegotiate NAFTA - Sioux City Journal

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Sioux City Journal

Siouxland merchants fear Trump's proposal to renegotiate NAFTA
Sioux City Journal
Juan Valdovines, owner of La Michoacana, stocks the shelves at the Latino grocery store in Sioux City on Feb. 15. Valdovines and other Siouxland business owners who import products from Mexico are worried about President Trump's proposal to ...

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North Iowa Names & News in Business for Feb. 19, 2017 - Mason City Globe Gazette

Sat, 02/18/2017 - 12:03

Mason City Globe Gazette

North Iowa Names & News in Business for Feb. 19, 2017
Mason City Globe Gazette
Cathy Kruse, Marble Rock, was named to the Ozark National Life Insurance $100,000 club for 2016. She is the No. 1 agent for Ozark National Life and NIS Financial Services with the most life insurance in force during the lifetime of the company. Kruse ...

North Central Iowa Research Association plans educational meeting - Mason City Globe Gazette

Sat, 02/18/2017 - 10:34

North Central Iowa Research Association plans educational meeting
Mason City Globe Gazette
Palmer amaranth, new herbicide technology and a grain market outlook will highlight the annual meeting of the North Central Iowa Research Association. The annual meeting will also feature an update of research at the Iowa State University Northern ...

Report: Islamic State group's 'business model' near collapse - kwwl.com

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 19:36

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Report: Islamic State group's 'business model' near collapse
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(AP Photo/Bram Janssen). A worker carried aid supplied at a camp for people displaced by fighting between security forces and Islamic State militants east of Mosul, Iraq, Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017. The United Nations says they are temporarily pausing ai.

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'Hey there, hot stuff.' Iowa agency sends callers to phone sex hotline - DesMoinesRegister.com

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 17:33

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'Hey there, hot stuff.' Iowa agency sends callers to phone sex hotline
DesMoinesRegister.com
At least 78 Iowa businesses received information this week that mistakenly directed their questions about unemployment insurance payments to a phone sex hotline. The Feb. 13 letter from Iowa Workforce Development went to people who had ...

Aspects of Iowa collective bargaining law could take years - Miami Herald

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 17:14

Miami Herald

Aspects of Iowa collective bargaining law could take years
Miami Herald
Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad on Friday signed into law limitations to most collective bargaining rights for public workers in the state, yet some changes could take years to go into effect. The law, signed one day after Republicans with majorities in the ...

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Iowa pork plant under construction plans to add 1k more jobs - Beloit Daily News

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 16:55

Iowa pork plant under construction plans to add 1k more jobs
Beloit Daily News
SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — Developers of a pork processing plant under construction in Sioux City have announced plans for a second shift expected to increase its number of jobs to around 2,000 — nearly double the original estimate. The Sioux City ...

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Contribution limit raised for College Savings Iowa accounts - Business Record

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 15:46

Contribution limit raised for College Savings Iowa accounts
Business Record
State Treasurer Michael Fitzgerald announced this week that the Iowa income tax deduction has once again been raised for those saving with College Savings Iowa. "Iowa taxpayers can deduct the first $3,239 they contribute per beneficiary account from ...

Trump's Frequent Visits Disrupt Palm Beach Life And Businesses - Iowa Public Radio

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 14:18

Iowa Public Radio

Trump's Frequent Visits Disrupt Palm Beach Life And Businesses
Iowa Public Radio
It's a similar story for nearly every business at Lantana, one of the busiest small airports in the country. Flight schools, sightseeing flights and the company that operates the airport say if Trump's visits and the current restrictions continue, they ...

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MC Sports Closing Four Iowa Locations - whotv.com

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 11:06

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MC Sports Closing Four Iowa Locations
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DES MOINES, Iowa — MC Sports is going out of business and closing all 66 of its stores including four in Iowa. The sporting goods store filed for bankruptcy earlier this week in Michigan. All of its locations are now transitioning to “going out of ...
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A Closer Look: Chad Ellsworth - Business Record

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 10:54

A Closer Look: Chad Ellsworth
Business Record
It's different in that public accounting is a deadline-driven business in terms of how clients have financial statements due, but still it boils down to people, and that's where the similarities are. Both Deloitte and Iowa Bankers have that philosophy ...

Iowa Attorney General Joins FBI In Warning Businesses About Sophisticated Scam - 1380 KCIM

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 07:40

Iowa Attorney General Joins FBI In Warning Businesses About Sophisticated Scam
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Iowa Attorney General, Tom Miller, is warning Iowa businesses and non-profit organizations of a sophisticated scam that is sweeping the state. The Federal Bureau of Investigation refers to the scam as the “Business Email Compromise,” or the BEC scam.

Warm weather brings highs and lows for business - KWWL - Eastern Iowa Breaking News, Weather, Closings - kwwl.com

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 22:20

Warm weather brings highs and lows for business - KWWL - Eastern Iowa Breaking News, Weather, Closings
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Eastern Iowa hasn't seen many of snow days this winter and the snow hasn't been sticking around. For those in the snow removal business, "Well it doesn't do much good as far as generating an income, but gives us an opportunity plan, do a lot of ...

Iowa GOP rams through bill to strip public-sector workers of collective-bargaining rights - Business Insider

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 21:44

Business Insider

Iowa GOP rams through bill to strip public-sector workers of collective-bargaining rights
Business Insider
In this March 14, 2013 photo, teacher Nicole Wood, center, works with students in a second-grade math group at Van Buren Elementary School in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall. DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Public sector unions in Iowa will ...
GOP poised to tame political force with Iowa bargaining billThe Southern
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BC-USDA-Iowa Elev Grain Prcs - Beloit Daily News

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 17:12

BC-USDA-Iowa Elev Grain Prcs
Beloit Daily News
BC-USDA-Iowa Elev Grain Prcs ... February 16, 2017 at 10:21 pm | NEW YORK (AP) — Mark Zuckerberg's long-term vision for Facebook, laid out in a sweeping manifesto , sometimes sounds more like a utopian social guide than a business plan. Are we, he ...

EXCLUSIVE: Altoona outlet mall signs 24 stores. Here's who's coming: - DesMoinesRegister.com

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 17:07

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EXCLUSIVE: Altoona outlet mall signs 24 stores. Here's who's coming:
DesMoinesRegister.com
Altoona's new 300,000-square-foot outlet mall has signed leases with 24 stores ahead of its October opening, including several retailers not currently in Iowa, The Des Moines Register has learned. At least 40 more stores are being courted for the ...

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Former Iowa City business owner sentenced in assault of employee in 2015 - The Gazette: Eastern Iowa Breaking News and Headlines

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 11:45

The Gazette: Eastern Iowa Breaking News and Headlines

Former Iowa City business owner sentenced in assault of employee in 2015
The Gazette: Eastern Iowa Breaking News and Headlines
IOWA CITY — A former Iowa City business owner accused of assaulting one of his employees nearly two years ago was sentenced this week to up to four years in prison. According to court records, Don Born, 51, of Solon on Monday pleaded guilty to two ...

UI to host business, government leaders from African nations this summer as part of State Department program - Iowa Now

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 11:28

Iowa Now

UI to host business, government leaders from African nations this summer as part of State Department program
Iowa Now
The University of Iowa again will host 25 young business and government leaders from several African countries this summer as part of the U.S. State Department Mandela Washington Fellowship for African Leaders. The fellows will spend six weeks in Iowa ...

Heads-up, Iowa: 'Fasten seatbelts' for uncertain fuel future - Mason City Globe Gazette

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 07:05

Mason City Globe Gazette

Heads-up, Iowa: 'Fasten seatbelts' for uncertain fuel future
Mason City Globe Gazette
ALTOONA — The renewable fuels industry is feeling optimistic but also a bit apprehensive about its future under the presidential administration of Donald Trump. Looking at a year ahead that is “crazy and uncharitable,” the best advice Iowa Renewable ...

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