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Iowa Rural Mainstreet Index falls - Business Record

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 15:42

Iowa Rural Mainstreet Index falls
Business Record
Creighton University's Rural Mainstreet Index for Iowa fell to 50.2 in January from 63.5 in December. Anything above 50 is considered growth. The state's farmland price index for January fell to 48.6 from 49.3. Hiring remained a strong suit, with an ...
Rural Mainstreet Survey weak for 17th monthQuad-Cities Online

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Iowa Rural Mainstreet Index falls - Business Record

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 15:42

Iowa Rural Mainstreet Index falls
Business Record
Creighton University's Rural Mainstreet Index for Iowa fell to 50.2 in January from 63.5 in December. Anything above 50 is considered growth. The state's farmland price index for January fell to 48.6 from 49.3. Hiring remained a strong suit, with an ...

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Ethics Lawyers Call Trump's Business Conflicts 'Nakedly Unconstitutional' - Iowa Public Radio

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 13:57

Iowa Public Radio

Ethics Lawyers Call Trump's Business Conflicts 'Nakedly Unconstitutional'
Iowa Public Radio
Will Donald Trump's new job as president create ethical conflicts with his long-running role as a business owner? Trump sees no problem. "I have a no-conflict situation, because I'm president," Trump said at a recent press conference. He was correctly ...

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Iowa biofuels interests balk at Trump appointees - Business Record

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 11:37

Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

Iowa biofuels interests balk at Trump appointees
Business Record
The news that President-elect Donald Trump has chosen former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue as agriculture secretary leaves the cabinet without a strong promoter of biofuels — though Trump himself supports the Renewable Fuels Standard. Iowa Renewable ...
Trump expects 'big results' from his choice to lead USDAWaterloo Cedar Falls Courier
Sonny Perdue Trump's pick for ag secretaryIowa Farmer Today

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Clow Valve Selects Orion for Iowa Facility Upgrade - Business Wire (press release)

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 08:01

Clow Valve Selects Orion for Iowa Facility Upgrade
Business Wire (press release)
MANITOWOC, Wis.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Orion Energy Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: OESX), a leading designer and manufacturer of energy-efficient LED retrofit lighting systems, is pleased to announce that it has been awarded approximately $500,000 in orders ...

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MidAmerican Iowa wind farm construction to start in April - Quad-Cities Online

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 16:02

Quad-Cities Online

MidAmerican Iowa wind farm construction to start in April
Quad-Cities Online
In April 2016, MidAmerican Energy announced plans to invest $3.6 billion for the Wind XI project, the largest economic development investment in Iowa's history. The project calls for the construction of 1,000 wind turbines that will add 2,000 megawatts ...

NewBoCo expands resources for start-up businesses - The Gazette: Eastern Iowa Breaking News and Headlines

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 15:48

The Gazette: Eastern Iowa Breaking News and Headlines

NewBoCo expands resources for start-up businesses
The Gazette: Eastern Iowa Breaking News and Headlines
Jeri Frank of Asset Rover, a real estate management system, speaks to audience members at the Iowa Start Up Accelerator's 2016 Launch Day at the Paramount Theater in Cedar Rapids on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016. Launch Day was the confusion of a ...

Iowa-born climate expert James Hansen wins Spain-based award - Business Record

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 15:20

Iowa-born climate expert James Hansen wins Spain-based award
Business Record
James Hansen, the former long-time NASA climate scientist who was born in Denison and has three degrees from the University of Iowa, recently won the BBVA Foundation's Frontiers of Knowledge Award in the climate change category, Iowa Environmental ...

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BC-USDA-Iowa-Daily Hogs - Beloit Daily News

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 15:19

BC-USDA-Iowa-Daily Hogs
Beloit Daily News
Back to Business. BC-USDA-Iowa-Daily Hogs. AP. January 18 .... AP Top Business News at 3:50 p.m. EST. AP. January 18, 2017 at 2:50 pm | Yellen: Expect Fed to gradually hike rates over next 3 years... Read More · Price tries to reassure on health care; ...

Workiva Endows Prometheus Award for Large Technology Company of the Year - Business Wire (press release)

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 15:15

Workiva Endows Prometheus Award for Large Technology Company of the Year
Business Wire (press release)
DES MOINES, Iowa--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Technology Association of Iowa (TAI), the statewide voice for Iowa's technology industry, announced today that Workiva (NYSE:WK), a leading provider of enterprise cloud solutions for improving productivity, ...

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America's SBDC Iowa announces its 2017 special entrepreneur award winners - Centerville Daily Iowegian

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 14:45

Centerville Daily Iowegian

America's SBDC Iowa announces its 2017 special entrepreneur award winners
Centerville Daily Iowegian
AMES – America's Small Business Development Centers Iowa recently announced Steve Fogle, owner of Fogle True Value & Hardware, Centerville, as the 2017 Neal Smith Entrepreneur of the Year award winner. And Alisa Roth, owner of Bloom Works Floral ...

New university center promotes students' innovation - The Herald

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 13:14

The Herald

New university center promotes students' innovation
The Herald
The University of Northern Iowa freshman gained little traction, though, as he peddled the homemade-looking books and other gaming items produced through his business, Network Nirvana. During a chance encounter while selling the games at a ...

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Mediacom Communications Makes Iowa First Gigabit State in the Nation - Business Wire (press release)

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 13:00

DesMoinesRegister.com

Mediacom Communications Makes Iowa First Gigabit State in the Nation
Business Wire (press release)
DES MOINES, Iowa--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mediacom Communications today announced the company has launched 1 Gig Internet service across its entire Iowa footprint. As a result, all of the nearly 1 million households in the more than 300 Iowa communities ...
Mediacom rolls out gigabit internet to 309 Iowa communitiesDesMoinesRegister.com

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Tiny town of Marathon looks to invest in solar - Sioux City Journal

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 08:04

Sioux City Journal

Tiny town of Marathon looks to invest in solar
Sioux City Journal
Trusted Energy of Spencer, Iowa, has built several solar projects in Northwest Iowa, including this one shown above near Merrill. The renewable energy company is currently working with the city of Marathon, Iowa, to install a 1,400-panel solar farm in ...

Students to Celebrate School Choice with Governor and Lt. Governor - Business Wire (press release)

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 07:01

Students to Celebrate School Choice with Governor and Lt. Governor
Business Wire (press release)
DES MOINES, Iowa--(BUSINESS WIRE)--More than 200 parents, students, and teachers representing all forms of school choice in Iowa will join with Governor Terry Branstad and Lieutenant Governor Kim Reynolds for a celebration of educational opportunity ...

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Iowa co-op executive to succeed Dorrel at UEC - Maryville Daily Forum

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 06:05

Maryville Daily Forum

Iowa co-op executive to succeed Dorrel at UEC
Maryville Daily Forum
... Missouri portion of the UEC service area embraces all of Andrew, Gentry, and Worth counties and parts of Nodaway, Holt, Buchanan, DeKalb, and Clinton counties. The co-op also serves the southern portions of Page, Taylor, and Ringgold counties in Iowa.

Iowa ag leaders voice concern about trade under Trump - Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 02:29

Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

Iowa ag leaders voice concern about trade under Trump
Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier
From left, Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey, Brian Grete of Pro Farmer and Craig Hill of the Iowa Farm Bureau participate in a discussion on trends and issues in agriculture during the Ag Summit on Tuesday at Hawkeye Community College in ...

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Bill would let woman sue doctors who perform their abortions - Business Insider

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 23:18

Bill would let woman sue doctors who perform their abortions
Business Insider
Regardless of whether the proposal advances, it highlights how much abortion will dominate Iowa politics this year. The governor has already proposed a plan to end state funding for Planned Parenthood by passing up millions of federal Medicaid dollars.

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After pink storefront rejection, owner leaving Cedar Falls - kwwl.com

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 08:53

Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

After pink storefront rejection, owner leaving Cedar Falls
kwwl.com
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) - A business owner says she'll close her Cedar Falls skin care products shop because officials rejected her pink storefront. The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports (http://bit.ly/2jk28SG ) Kirsta Dolash will close her Main ...
Wieland: Cedar Falls losing business over pink storefront denialWaterloo Cedar Falls Courier

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Wieland: Cedar Falls losing business over pink storefront denial - Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 03:01

Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

Wieland: Cedar Falls losing business over pink storefront denial
Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier
He is upset with the city's rejection of Krista Dolash's proposal to have a pink storefront for her organic beauty and skin care product business, Root, at 116 Main St. He asked council members to change that position Monday night but received no support.
After pink storefront rejection, owner leaving Cedar Fallskwwl.com

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