Business

Penford workers reject contract but avoid strike

CEDAR RAPIDS — Workers at the Penford Products plant voted Saturday not to accept the terms of a new contract offered by parent compa ... »

ACT, Pearson adjust to changes in marketplace

CEDAR RAPIDS — With an announcement this past week that it no longer will require applicants to take the ACT or SAT exams, George Washington ... »

Tech Connect: You are backed up, aren’t you?

In this column last month, I talked about how the first step in making sure that your key business files are protected is to recognize how vulnerab ... »

Workers at Penford in final hours of current contract

CEDAR RAPIDS — In the final moments of what may be the final shift under the current deal between Penford Products and its new parent compan ... »

On Topic: Off the clock

On our desktop computer at home resides a clutch of photos from our vacation last month. They’re mostly of ocean views, great stretches of u ... »

July rains mean bumper crops for some

The state’s corn is a tale of two crops, according to an Iowa State University agronomist.

South of Interstate 80, where rainfall has ... »

Building, expansion picking up along Coralville Strip

CORALVILLE — Several new developments are popping up along Highway 6, in an area known as the Coralville Strip.

“It’s ri ... »

Corvida gets FDA approval to market first product

Corvida Medical, a Coralville medical device developer, has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration 510(k) clearance to market its first product ... »

Jet Box a new food, beverage option at Eastern Iowa Airport

Travelers using the newest gate on the lower concourse at The Eastern Iowa Airport have an opportunity to buy beverages and food before they board ... »

Apache planning Texas facility

Apache, an employee-owned Cedar Rapids company, is planning a new distribution and production facility in Dallas.

Apache fabricates and dist ... »

My Biz: BJ Trickey carries on Westdale Bowling Center family dynasty

One could say that BJ Trickey is part of a bowling dynasty.

“I’ve been in bowling all my life,” he said. “It is m ... »

Megabus leaving Iowa City for Coralville

Megabus will add a bus stop at Coralville's new intermodal facility in the Iowa River Landing near Interstate 80.

It will be part of the ex ... »

Boulders Inn & Suites planned for Monticello

Boulders Inn & Suites plans to start construction this fall on a 32-room hotel in Monticello — the town’s first since the Blue Inn wa ... »

Charges dropped against wife of Chinese billionaire in corn conspiracy case

Charges were dismissed this week against a woman, the wife of a Chinese billionaire, who was accused of stealing trademarked Iowa corn and sending ... »

Kerndt Brothers buying 2 northeast Iowa branches

Kerndt Brothers Bank, a century-old northeast Iowa financial institution, is purchasing two branch offices from Fidelity Bank & Trust of Dyersville ... »