Business

Kwik Star entering Cedar Rapids market

Kwik Star, a regional convenience store chain that typically has stores in smaller Eastern Iowa communities, is planning two Cedar Rapids locations ... »

Lesaffre gets state aid for expansion

A $51.3 million expansion of a French company’s operations in southwest Cedar Rapids has been awarded state financial assistance and tax inc ... »

Credit reporting agencies making changes

A $6 million settlement between the nation’s three major credit reporting agencies and Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller and attorneys genera ... »

Reuters: Steps to control bird flu on Iowa farms unevenly enforced

Measures to control the worst bird flu outbreak in U.S. history are not being enforced at several farms at its epicenter in northwestern Iowa, pote ... »

Iowa State to study how prairie plants on C.R. airport land stops farm runoff

Wearing an Iowa State University shirt and hat, Cedar Rapids Mayor Ron Corbett on Friday filled a planter with prairie seeds and planted milkweed o ... »

Strong dollar hurting rural economy

The strong U.S. dollar continues to be a drag on the Rural Mainstreet economy, according to a new survey of bankers in rural communities of Iowa an ... »

Coralville arena project goes before state board

DES MOINES — Supporters of plans to build an arena and sports performance complex at Coralville’s Iowa River Landing made a pitch Thu ... »

EntreFEST takes over Iowa City downtown for second time

IOWA CITY — Business cards are a valuable commodity this week as EntreFEST attendees meander through the Pedestrian Mall in search of connec ... »

Domino’s Pizza now taking orders via tweet

Domino's on Wednesday launched perhaps the easiest way to satisfy a pizza craving this side of mind reading: order by tweet.

Customers who ... »

Iowa drivers, dealers face ‘nightmare’ of massive air bag recall

Iowa consumers and auto dealers still are learning to what extent they will be affected by faulty air bags that triggered the largest vehicle recal ... »

Ox Yoke Inn celebrates 75th anniversary

In 1908, William Leichsenring was born in what is now a dining room at ... »

United Fire revenue drops due to increased fire claims in 2014

Multi-million dollar fire claims, rather than hurricanes and other catastrophic events, had an impact on United Fire Group earnings in 2014.

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ConAgra to expand Waterloo facility

ConAgra Foods is planning a $50 million, 99,000-square-foot expansion at its Waterloo facility, city officials announced Wednesday.

The plant ... »

Takata doubling U.S. recall for defective air bags to 34 million vehicles

WASHINGTON/DETROIT — Japanese air bag manufacturer Takata Corp is doubling a recall of potentially deadly air bags to nearly 34 million vehic ... »

Zahradnik remembered for public service

Jerry Zahradnik is remembered for his involvement in economic development and other Marion community activities.

“He was always willin ... »