Business

Dave Wright to relocate to bigger dealership

CEDAR RAPIDS — Dave Wright Auto plans to build and relocate to a larger dealership.

“We’ve significantly outgrown our space,” said dealership owner Dave Wright. “Both on the sales and the services side. [...]

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Event to help businesses understand government contracting

The Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance is holding a two-part business success series on government contracting.

The first session will be on Oct. 30 from 8 to 9 a.m., at the Economic Alliance, 501 First St. SE.

This session, held in [...]

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Genova sells health care business to Booz Allen Hamilton

Cedar Rapids-based Genova Technologies Inc. sold the assets of its health care division in Baltimore to Booz Allen Hamilton.

Genova’s health care division provides IT solutions and strategies for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid [...]

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State economic development approves $1.9 million tax credit for Sioux City project

DES MOINES — Iowa’s economic development agency on Friday unanimously approved a $1.9 million tax credit for a company to build a rail car maintenance and repair facility in Sioux City.

The Iowa Economic Development authority a [...]

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Meredith gets rights to license Martha Stewart Living

Des Moines-based Meredith Corp. acquired the rights to Martha Stewart Living under a 10-year licensing agreement.

Under the terms of the agreement, which is effective Nov. 1, Meredith will lead sales and marketing, circulation, production, a [...]

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Back to the Futures: What is deflation, and is it good or bad?

What is Deflation?

During wild price swings many recall, understand, and fear inflation as an insidious threat to our buying power as the paper dollars in our wallets buy less and less as prices go up. But what happens if [...]

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My Biz: Club Deli serves up soups, sandwiches

CEDAR RAPIDS — Club Deli owner Chris Dlouhy started cooking as a kid and has never really stopped.

“I've always liked to cook,” he said. “As kids, my mother told us if we wanted a hot lunch on the weekends, we neede [...]

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City recommends terminating lease for The Wedge

IOWA CITY — Iowa City staff have recommended that downtown pizzeria The Wedge be released from its lease obligations with the city.

If approved by the Iowa City Council during its Tuesday meeting, the lease for The Wedge Downtown, in [...]

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Home sales up in state, Corridor

CEDAR RAPIDS — Home sales rose throughout the Corridor and state during September.

Statewide, home sales inched up 0.6 percent in September when compared with the same month last year, according to the Iowa Association of Realtors. Th [...]

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Illinois company to buy Penford Corp.

CEDAR RAPIDS — Ingredion Inc. plans to acquire Penford Corp., a specialty ingredients company with a facility in Cedar Rapids, in a deal with an aggregate value of $340 million.

The deal could close as early as the end of the year. continue »


Wet weather slows harvest

Dry weather allowed farmers to harvest 30 percent of the state’s soybean acreage for the week ending Oct. 12, but muddy fields have slowed harvest, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Se [...]

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Iowa Hunger speaker: Don’t expand ag land, use current land more efficiently

DES MOINES — Not more land, but rather more efficient use of current lands would help feed the world and address world hunger, a keynote speaker said Tuesday at the Iowa Hunger Summit.

Dennis Dimick, executive editor of National Geogr [...]

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Opponents call on Branstad to reject pipeline in Iowa

DES MOINES — A coalition of environmental groups submitted 2,300 petitions to Gov. Terry Branstad on Tuesday asking him to oppose a crude oil pipeline proposed to cut diagonally across Iowa and affect properties in 17 to 19 counties.

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EPA approves controversial herbicide for GMO soy, corn

The Environmental Protection Agency gave final approval on Wednesday to a new herbicide developed by Dow AgroSciences that has faced broad opposition, ordering a series of restrictions to address potential environmental and health hazards.

E [...]

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Iowa City diner’s popularity as political venue grew out of marketing ploy

IOWA CITY — Combine one part Norman Rockwell, one part family diner, one part neighborhood coffee shop and one part greasy spoon — in the best sense of the term — and you have Hamburg Inn No. 2.

Mix liberally with politi [...]

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