My Biz: Kalona business specializes in food container replacement lids

KALONA — A conversation about missing food container lids has turned into a growing business — shipping about 600 plastic lids out each ... »

Target’s new strategy: More than just minivan moms

WASHINGTON — Before the recession, big-box retailer Target was riding high. Its sprawling stores were popping up in seemingly every suburb i ... »

Iowa State researchers study heated pavement as possible solution to flight delays

Tuesday’s slick conditions with delays to flights, schools and travel provide an ideal backdrop to daydream about a world where ice didn ... »

C.R., ISU join forces to support Cedar Rapids ag industries

CEDAR RAPIDS — Central to the city's beefed-up economic development effort, city officials said Wednesday, is an initiative to focus on the c ... »

McDonald’s to stop using chicken treated with antibiotics

McDonald’s said on Wednesday that its fleet of 14,000 U.S. restaurants would move to stop serving chicken raised with antibiotics “im ... »

New Bo Books turns the page with new name, owner

New Bo Books is starting a new chapter.

The store was sold earlier this year to Deb Witte and will reopen as the Next Page Bookstore on Frid ... »

Veterans Building project benefits from donated equipment

Furnishings left behind when a Ruby Tuesday restaurant closed in May 2012 will help the Cedar Rapids Veterans Memorial Commission replace chairs, t ... »

Let me introduce the Disgruntled Retiree Index

Allow me to introduce a new economic indicator. I call it the Disgruntled Retiree Index.

To provide it with some academic stature, I've add ... »

Corridor home prices see increase in January

Trend expected to continue though 2016

By George C. Ford, The Gazette

Home prices in the Corridor and the nation increased year- ... »

Iowa City ponders City Carton’s next move

IOWA CITY — With the sale of City Carton Recycling to Phoenix, Ariz.-based Republic Services earlier this year, city officials are left wond ... »

Utilities mark power plant upgrade in Ottumwa

A $491 million comprehensive air quality control project and efficiency upgrade at the Ottumwa Generating Station will reduce emissions and produce ... »

Iowa has lost 13,000 manufacturing jobs

CEDAR RAPIDS — Durable goods producers in Iowa, including agriculture machinery manufacturers and metal manufacturing, are shedding jobs at ... »

Ground Floor: Real estate investment went to the dogs

CEDAR RAPIDS — When Kathy and Bruce Weisbein purchased a vacant building on Sixth Street SW in Cedar Rapids last summer, their original inten ... »

Rockwell Collins studying single-pilot operation

CEDAR RAPIDS — Throughout the history of commercial aviation, the cockpit crew always has involved a minimum of two people — the pilo ... »

On Topic: Not-so private eyes, they’re watching you

It was without a trace of irony when my wife said, “It was in the news.”

I’d pointed out what appeared to me to be the a ... »

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