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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 ... »

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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Deere & Company laying off more than 550 in Waterloo

MOLINE, Ill. — A continuing decline in farm equipment sales will idle more than 900 employees of Deere & Co. in Iowa and Illinois over the ne ... »

Rockwell Collins profit up 26 percent

CEDAR RAPIDS — Higher first-quarter earnings and sales were reported Friday by Rockwell Collins, which also raised its profit and sales fore ... »

Tootsie Roll CEO dies at 95

The chief executive of Tootsie Roll Industries has died after more than half a century at the helm of the U.S. candy maker, sparking speculation th ... »

Toyota fends off VW to remain world’s biggest automaker

Toyota warded off Volkswagen to remain the world’s top-selling automaker for a third consecutive year, driven by record U.S. deliveries of i ... »

New breed of specialty barbers focusing on beards

Natalie Anderson lights up as two former neighbors, Paul and Kristoffer Neumann, step into her newly opened barbershop for the first time.

A ... »

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