Iowa City considers $1.75M tax break for mall renovation

IOWA CITY — City officials are considering a $1.75 million tax incentive to help renovate the old Von Maur location in Iowa City Marketplace for continue »

Marion trash-sorting facility delayed

MARION — Maryland-based Fiberight LLC had expected to begin construction in June on a $15 million facility to grab organic material in garbage to convert into ethanol at a corn-ethanol plant it is renovating in Blairstown in Benton County.< [...]

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Different hackers, Home Depot says

WASHINGTON — Home Depot Inc. was hacked with a malicious software program that plunders store registers while disguising itself as anti-virus software, according to two security researchers.

The credit-card-stealing program used in th [...]

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Providing comfort

CEDAR RAPIDS — Hospices provide comfort for the terminally ill. The care givers and medical professionals provide pain management and emotional support.

But it’s also a billion-dollar business dealing with increased regulation [...]

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On Topic: Top and bottom of the ladders

Isn’t that just the way? You read one thing and you think, yeah, that makes sense. Then you hear something else and you wonder, well, gosh .

In response to this column of two weeks ago, which was a [...]

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The only office-elevator manufacturer in Iowa

DENVER, IOWA — In Denver, Iowa, one family is running the only Iowa-based office-elevator manufacturing company in the state.

William and Bertha Schumacher founded Schumacher Elevator Co. in Denver, in Bremer County, in 1936, where it [...]

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Ride-sharing comes to Iowa

IOWA CITY — As the city council navigates a proposed taxi ordinance, officials could have to face the controversial ride-sharing industry as it moves closer to home.

A smartphone app called Uber moved to Iowa for the first time on Fr [...]

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iPhones with bigger screens may find eager senior buyers

SAN FRANCISCO — Eden Adams, 65, is ready to upgrade after using her iPhone for about three years.

The schoolteacher from Fremont, California, had looked at her daughter’s Samsung Electronics smartphone, which has a larger scree [...]

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Westdale work steps up

CEDAR RAPIDS — The $90 million redevelopment of Westdale Mall has shifted into high gear with a combination of exterior and interior activity.

Frew Development and city officials broke ground Friday for the 10-year project, which will [...]

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Cedar Rapids health center gets federal funds

CEDAR RAPIDS — A Cedar Rapids community health center received federal funds Friday to increase access to primary care services.

Eastern Iowa Health Center, 1201 Third Ave. SE, received $200,702 as part of the $295 million that the U [...]

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Marijuana industry faces food safety test

When Colorado legalized recreational marijuana use earlier this year, it also opened up the sale of food products infused w [...]

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What goes into the price of your tomato

Late summer in the Midwest is tomato season. For tomato growers around that country, it's time to pick their bounty and calculate their earnings.

While sun and rain might be free, tomato farmers have to carefully weigh everything else they [...]

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My Biz: Foundation 2 provides care, compassion

CEDAR RAPIDS — As executive director of Foundation 2 in Cedar Rapids, Barb Gay is responsible for three buildings, 70 employees and services that run all day, every day.

But Gay, who has been in the position for almost six years, is [...]

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Big corn, soybean crops gets bigger in Iowa, nationwide

U.S. corn and soybean production in 2014, already pegged at record highs, will be higher than expected a month ago and somewhat above trade expectations, the U.S. government said on Thursday.

Soybean futures fell about 1.5 percent to a new c [...]

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Alcoa signs largest-ever deal with Boeing


Alcoa Inc. has signed a long-term contract to supply plane maker Boeing with aluminum sheet and plate that is worth more than $1 billion, the metals company said on Thursday.

The new contract is the largest ever signed between [...]

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