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Uber urges Iowa City area residents to speak up

IOWA CITY — With one vote left on several proposed changes to Iowa City’s taxicab and ride-sharing regulations, Uber officials are ca ... »

My Biz: Beer enthusiast turns passion into business

KALONA — Long before opening Kalona Brewing Company in September 2013, Lew Brewer experimented with recipes and dreamed about opening his ow ... »

Jobless rate falls in Iowa, Corridor

The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell in Iowa and the Cedar Rapids-Iowa City Corridor last month when compared with November.

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Government funded by entities with largest checkbooks

We should be glad the cost of politicians isn’t included in the consumer price index. If it were, inflation would soar.

The passage of ... »

It’s not your imagination: Toilet paper is shrinking

If it feels as if you’re running through toilet paper rolls faster than ever before, that’s because you are. But it might not be your ... »

Women’s apparel consignment store ‘Positively Plus’ to close

CEDAR RAPIDS — A Cedar Rapids plus size women’s apparel consignment store will close March 28 after 14 years of business.

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Eastern Iowa Airport posts record passenger year in 2014

The Eastern Iowa Airport ended 2014 with a record number of travelers using the regional gateway.

A total of 1,132,991 people used the airp ... »

Ground Floor: Online Fairfax retailer expands from basement to warehouse

FAIRFAX — Betsy Boo’s Boutique has come a long way from its humble beginnings.

“I always say I started in my basement, b ... »

Cedar Rapids Airport to raise daily parking rate

When the Cedar Rapids Airport Commission in May 2012 raised the daily rate to $9 per day for short-term parking at The Eastern Iowa Airport, it was ... »

Terminal work tops spending plan at Eastern Iowa Airport

The next phases of a $47 million remodeling of the passenger terminal at The Eastern Iowa Airport will account for the largest capital expenditures ... »

Looking to the future: Succession planning family-owned businesses

CEDAR RAPIDS — Richard and Faith Miene began thinking about who would own and operate Miene’s Septic Service after their son, Rick, h ... »

Responsive design: One size fits most

Does this screen make my website look fat? The International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), held earlier this month in Las Vegas, is the Fashion ... »

Your chances for a raise are best in years, survey says

CHICAGO — Many workers might have reason to feel more optimistic about their chances of getting a raise than they have in years.

Nearl ... »

Embroidery — another way to print

CEDAR RAPIDS — Embroidery — the handicraft of adding decoration to an existing material — used to consist of hand-stitched des ... »

Lottery guards against retailer fraud

DES MOINES — More than 170 Iowa Lottery retailers won $1,000 or more between July 2013 and mid-November, for a combined $1.57 million.

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