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Smulekoff’s Home Store prepares for its final days

CEDAR RAPIDS — This Friday, Smulekoff’s Home Store will open its doors for the last time. The furniture store, which has been part of ... »

On Topic: Everybody’s working for the weekend

This is it, the big showdown for retail.

It used to be that the general consumer retail industry geared up for three significant selling peri ... »

Belle Plaine apartment rents by the day

BELLE PLAINE — It’s been several years since there was a hotel in this city in Benton County.

And while there still won’ ... »

Digital marketing: When is less really more?

How’s this for a holiday gift? It turns out the digital revolution didn’t kill retail after all.

And, if you’ll forgive ... »

Buses stay on the road

CEDAR RAPIDS — “Every day’s an adventure,” Doug Decker said of business at Cedar Valley World Travel, which he co-owns ... »

Uber discusses plans for Corridor

CEDAR RAPIDS — Uber — the fast-growing ride-sharing service that has faced a string of criticisms this week — was nonetheless ... »

Wal-Mart fires employee for donating items meant for trash

While working for an Iowa Wal-Mart, Mary P. Tigges donated children’s items destined for the trash heap to a charity that supports low incom ... »

Hy-Vee donates $500,000 to UI Children’s Hospital

Hy-Vee donated $500,000 toward the University of Iowa Children’s Hospital building campaign, officials announced on Friday.

Construct ... »

New Iowa health insurance option details released

Three of the state’s largest companies released details on Friday about a new health insurance product.

Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue S ... »

Iowa jobless rate inches lower

Iowa's unemployment rate inched lower in October as the state's labor force hit a record high.

The state's seasonally adjusted jobless rate ... »

MidWestOne acquiring Minnesota bank

MidWestOne Financial Group of Iowa City has agreed to acquire a Minnesota bank, creating a combined bank holding company with roughly $3 billion in ... »

Delay to changes to ethanol mandate receives mixed reviews

By Erin Murphy, Gazette-Lee Des Moines Bureau

DES MOINES — Any changes to the amount of ethanol required in the nation's fuel supply ... »

Smoking opponents ask Hy-Vee to end tobacco sales

DES MOINES — A statewide group of health professionals and tobacco opponents used Thursday’s Great American Smokeout observance to la ... »

Airlines flying virtually full planes

CEDAR RAPIDS — If you’re thinking of taking a last-minute flight over the holidays, you may find there are no seats available during ... »

Iowa City committee asks for second review of cottages’ stability

IOWA CITY — Iowa City’s Planning and Zoning Commission is seeking another structural review of the three cottages south of downtown b ... »

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