Business

Rural health part 4: Budgets are a balancing act for rural hospitals

When it comes to a rural hospital's budget, it's all about balance.

These hospitals generally have more narrow financial margins in additio ... »

Building boom on Iowa’s campuses

The brick is going up and the carpet is going down in a 501-bed residence hall slated to open on the west side of the University of Iowa campus in ... »

Wedding season means big business

From the dress to the flowers, behind every detail in a wedding, there is a person providing that service. And as the traditional season for weddin ... »

KCRG signal back on DirecTV

CEDAR RAPIDS — After months of negotiations, KCRG-TV9 and DirecTV came to an agreement Friday night that returned the ABC affiliate to the s ... »

Iowa primed to be first in nation for driverless cars

IOWA CITY — Iowa is well equipped to become the first state in the nation with a roadway certified for driverless cars, and researchers this ... »

MidWestOne gets approval for merger

Iowa City-based MidWestOne Financial Group Inc., parent company of MidWestOne Bank, received the necessary regulatory approval for the proposed mer ... »

An economy of sharing: Who millennials trust, and don’t trust, is driving new business

WASHINGTON — By Pricewaterhouse-Coopers’ projection, the biggest sectors of the “sharing economy” — including tr ... »

Trash-to-biofuel takes new turn in Marion

MARION — No one has claimed that making biofuel out of garbage is as simple as tossing leftovers into the trash.

So it is that Craig S ... »

No consensus on the Chauncey: Iowa City Planning and Zoning splits vote

A rezoning request for the proposed Iowa City tower known as the Chauncey has failed to receive a stamp of approval from the city's planning and zo ... »

Fleck Sales acquiring Quad Cities beverages distributor

A Cedar Rapids beer distributor is purchasing Quad Cities-based Wolfe Beverage Company.

Fleck Sales Company is not releasing the terms of th ... »

Marion makes progress toward Blue Zones designation

MARION — More than a year after it was named a demonstration site, Marion needs just 66 more dedicated residents to help it become qualified ... »

Fiber-optic companies put Iowa City in expansion sights

IOWA CITY — Two fiber-optic companies are considering expanding television, Internet and phone offerings into Iowa City — moves that ... »

United Red Ale: A beer to celebrate women in the brewing industry

Tapoa Nelson has always been interested in science. But she never imagined she could apply her interest in biology and chemistry to a career brewin ... »

Mercy, Rockwell open telehealth clinic

CEDAR RAPIDS — A different kind of health care clinic will open on the Rockwell Collins’s campus.

The Cedar Rapids-based avioni ... »

U.S. fast-food workers mark Tax Day demanding higher wages

NEW YORK — Fast-food workers rallied on Wednesday for higher pay, using the April 15 tax deadline to publicize their claims that they cannot ... »