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Mount Mercy University hires four

NEW HIRES

CliftonLarsonAllen LLP, Cedar Rapids, has hired Ryan French (see photo) and Jenica Minor (see photo) as associates.

Mercy Family Counseling has hired Brady Bradshaw (see photo) as a psychi [...]

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Keep ’em flying: Aircraft parts companies help keep airlines running

CEDAR RAPIDS — Each year, the air transportation industry spends tens of billions of dollars on aircraft maintenance.

When it comes time to replace a part on a plane, operators often look to surplus parts as a less expensive alternati [...]

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Corridor dentists deal with industry changes

The dental industry may be more insulated from the significant changes the health care industry is facing with the implementation of the Affordable Care Act — but it still is an industry in transition.

Here in Iowa, dentists are deali [...]

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Big Grove tops off weeklong birthday celebration

SOLON — Area residents turned out Sunday afternoon and drank to Big Grove Brewery’s first birthday.

Attendees mingled with friends and family, tossed beanbags and listened to area bands during the final day of a weeklong celeb [...]

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Law: Six training tips to help you avoid a lawsuit

No one likes to be sued.

Ask your chief financial officer to run these numbers for you: the amount you spent in employment litigation last year versus how much you paid out to train your managers on best practices and preventing litigation. [...]

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On Topic: Author says news should explain the ‘why’

Thirteen years ago, we worked our way through the same contentious debate in newsrooms of newspapers, magazines, TV stations and websites across this business of journalism.

On Sept. 11, 2001, and on the days that followed — even tho [...]

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City engineer named Iowa City public works director

IOWA CITY — Iowa City has hired from within to get its next public works director.

Ron Knoche, the city engineer the past 11 years, will take over for his boss, Rick Fosse, at the start of 2015, City Manager Tom Markus announced this [...]

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Back to the Futures: Russia sows discord in wheat market, coffee prices go higher

Russia sows discord in wheat market

This week, tensions between Russia and Ukraine escalated again, as Russian troops and tanks reportedly invaded Ukraine. While US military involvement still seems [...]

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Sprint grabs lifeline with rural U.S. roaming deals

WASHINGTON, Aug 29 (Reuters) - With plans for a T-Mobile US Inc merger in tatters, Sprint Corp is expanding a roaming program with rural cellphone companies that could provide a much-needed way for the debt-laden wireless carrier to cheaply increa [...]

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Cedar Rapids Science Center undergoing changes

CEDAR RAPIDS — After nearly six years of fluctuation for the Cedar Rapids Science Center, the organization is changing its focus and location under a new executive director.

Monica Challenger, the new executive director hired this sum [...]

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Big U.S. banks seek new clarity on risks of marijuana-linked accounts

ST. LOUIS, Aug. 28 (Thomson Reuters Accelus) - Major banks are getting increasingly wary of some transactions with smaller banks that have begun to allow marijuana businesses to open accounts. Officials at the bigger institutions say they fear bei [...]

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Google tests airborne drones to deliver goods

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 28 (Reuters) - Google Inc is developing airborne drones capable of flying on their own and delivering anything from candy to medicine, the Internet company said on Thursday.

The effort, which Google calls Project Wing, mar [...]

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MEDCO names new president

MARION — Marion’s economic development group named a new leader on Friday.

Nick Glew, director of the Main Street program through the Marion Chamber of Commerce, will succeed George Lake as president of the Marion Economic Deve [...]

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U.S. jobless claims fall for second consecutive week

WASHINGTON, Aug 28 (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell for a second straight week last week, underscoring the strengthening labor market fundamentals.

Initial claims for state unemployment ben [...]

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My Biz: Cedar Rapids’ Ladd Library settled in new location

CEDAR RAPIDS — When Mary Goldsmith started her job at the Cedar Rapids Public Library, someone told her that she wouldn’t see much change with a library career.

That was 22 years ago and Goldsmith, now working as a customer se [...]

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