Business

Sears, Kmart stores closing in Iowa

Sears Holdings is laying off at least 5,457 workers and closing more than 100 Kmart, Sears and Sears Auto Center locations, including three stores ... »

Size matters when it comes to farming

SOLON — When it comes to farming, it’s a question of whether bigger is better.

Just ask Eric Menzel, of Salt Fork Farms outside ... »

Senators demand nationwide air bag recall in U.S.

Two U.S. senators demanded Thursday that safety regulators issue a nationwide recall of automobiles with potentially defective air bags that can la ... »

AEGON selling Canadian insurance unit

AEGON has reached an agreement to sell its Canadian life insurance operations to Wilton RE of Wilton, Conn., for $535.5 million.

The Netherla ... »

Nordstrom will hire 900 in Cedar Rapids

Nordstrom is hiring approximately 900 full- and part-time seasonal employees for its fulfillment center in southwest Cedar Rapids.

The Seattl ... »

My Biz: Beer lover brews up business idea

MARION — Six years ago, Joseph Williams’ fiancee got him a home-brew kit for Christmas.

Williams instantly became hooked on th ... »

Iowa Health Information Network grows

Several health care providers across the state will soon go live with a significant feature of the »

USDA approves $14.7 million South Slope loan

NORTH LIBERTY — The U.S. Department of Agriculture approved a $14.7 million communications infrastructure loan for South Slope Cooperative C ... »

My Biz: Club Deli serves up soups, sandwiches

CEDAR RAPIDS — Club Deli, 1933 51st St. NE, owner Chris Dlouhy started cooking as a kid and has never really stopped.

“I’ ... »

Air bag recall increased to 7.8 million vehicles

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said owners of 7.8 million vehicles fitted with air bags manufactured by Japan’s Takata C ... »

Iowa farmers make progress on harvest

Iowa’s farmers took advantage of more than four days without rain to harvest more soybeans in the week that ended on Sunday while waiting fo ... »

Iowa City Council takes steps toward offering TIF money for Lucky’s Market

IOWA CITY — The city council has approved the first step in providing tax increment finance assistance to a Colorado-based grocery store.

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Ground Floor: Forever Chocolate owner has previous history

MARION — Connie Seegers found her calling as a chocolatier in the classified ads.

“Back in 1995, I saw an ad in The Gazette for ... »

Four businesses receive Bravo awards

CEDAR RAPIDS — Four businesses receiving Bravo awards Tuesday at the annual Good Morning Cedar Rapids breakfast credited their employees and ... »

Iowa City Council terminates The Wedge’s downtown lease

IOWA CITY — After six years of serving up pizza by the slice, the Wedge Downtown has closed its doors.

The Iowa City Council approved ... »