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North Iowa is open for business: Recently new (or improved) to the area - Mason City Globe Gazette

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Mason City Globe Gazette

North Iowa is open for business: Recently new (or improved) to the area
Mason City Globe Gazette
MASON CITY | Balloons were tied to chairs at the Panda Express in Mason City Thursday for opening day. "People are excited we are here," said Kun Ting Chen, area manager for the Chinese restaurant chain. Business at the restaurant, located at 3550 ...

Wisconsin fireworks business hoping for legal fireworks in Iowa - KWWL - Eastern Iowa Breaking News, Weather ... - kwwl.com

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Wisconsin fireworks business hoping for legal fireworks in Iowa - KWWL - Eastern Iowa Breaking News, Weather ...
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The Iowa Senate passed a bill this week to legalize the use of firecrackers and bottle rockets in the state. That bill would make Iowa the 44th state to legalize fireworks. Right now, only sparklers or other novelty products are legal to buy and use ...

Columbia Basin Herald - Business, BC-USDA-Iowa Elev Grain Prcs - Columbia Basin Herald

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 16:07

Columbia Basin Herald - Business, BC-USDA-Iowa Elev Grain Prcs
Columbia Basin Herald
NW—GR110Des Moines, IA Wed Mar 22, 2017 IA Dept of Ag-USDA Market NewsIA Dept. of Ag-USDA Market News In.

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Bill rolling back minimum wage hikes heads to Iowa Senate floor - DesMoinesRegister.com

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 14:17

DesMoinesRegister.com

Bill rolling back minimum wage hikes heads to Iowa Senate floor
DesMoinesRegister.com
He said preventing counties or municipalities from determining baselines for wages and certain other employer standards is vital to ensuring that the small business community can operate throughout Iowa with continuity and labor cost predictability.
Iowa Senate panel OKs ban on local minimum wageWaterloo Cedar Falls Courier
Legalization of sale, use of fireworks in Iowa expectedOttumwacourier
Iowa House sends AG nuisance bill to governorThe Gazette: Eastern Iowa Breaking News and Headlines
Miami Herald
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Iowa Finance Authority program assists 6000 farmers - Business Record

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 10:51

Iowa Finance Authority program assists 6000 farmers
Business Record
The Iowa Finance Authority's program to help newcomers to agriculture has assisted nearly 6,000 beginning farmers who have bought or leased more than 1.7 million acres since 1980. The authority runs several loan and tax credit programs aimed at helping ...

Iowa mosque gets threatening note calling Muslims 'vile' - Business Insider

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 23:13

Iowa mosque gets threatening note calling Muslims 'vile'
Business Insider
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A leader of the Islamic Center of Des Moines plans to meet with authorities to discuss a threatening note found in the center's mail. Dr. Samir Shams, the president of the center, says he found the handwritten note Sunday morning.

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The Latest: South Dakota, Iowa confirm pipeline vandalism - Beloit Daily News

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 14:07

Chicago Tribune

The Latest: South Dakota, Iowa confirm pipeline vandalism
Beloit Daily News
Mahaska County Sheriff Russell Van Renterghem in Iowa says it appears someone used a torch to cut a hole in the empty pipeline at an above-ground safety valve site southeast of Des Moines. He says it appears the culprit maneuvered under a fence ...
South Dakota, Iowa confirm Dakota Access pipeline vandalismBoston Herald

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South Dakota, Iowa confirm Dakota Access pipeline vandalism - Billings Gazette

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 13:50

Billings Gazette

South Dakota, Iowa confirm Dakota Access pipeline vandalism
Billings Gazette
In this Feb. 13, 2017, aerial file photo shows the site where the final phase of the Dakota Access pipeline will take place with boring equipment routing the pipeline underground and across Lake Oahe to connect with the existing pipeline in Emmons ...
The Latest: South Dakota, Iowa confirm pipeline vandalismBeloit Daily News

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Iowa Startup Accelerator announces spring cohort under new programming - The Gazette: Eastern Iowa Breaking News and Headlines

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 13:48

The Gazette: Eastern Iowa Breaking News and Headlines

Iowa Startup Accelerator announces spring cohort under new programming
The Gazette: Eastern Iowa Breaking News and Headlines
Not pictured: Bryce Kapitzky business development. Two companies Global Healthcare Integrators and BluSolar were accepted into the spring batch of the Iowa StartUp Accelerator's 2017 cohort. The companies are the first to participate in the accelerator ...

Ripon Printers Acquires Iowa Shop to Bolster Nonheatset Web Offset Business - Printing Impressions

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 13:25

Ripon Printers Acquires Iowa Shop to Bolster Nonheatset Web Offset Business
Printing Impressions
Ripon Printers, a Ripon, Wis.-based provider of catalogs, publications, manuals, soft-cover educational products and digital communications, announced that it has acquired certain business interests and assets of Maquoketa Web Printing, of Maquoketa ...

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The business of doing business for UI grads - The Daily Iowan

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 00:23

The Daily Iowan

The business of doing business for UI grads
The Daily Iowan
Over the span of many generations, many UI graduates take it upon themselves to start their own businesses as the field of entrepreneurship grows. After graduating in 2013, University of Iowa alumni Kevonte Martin-Manley started his own clothing brand ...

Iowa State plans study on pipeline impacts on crops, soil - Mason City Globe Gazette

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 20:56

Mason City Globe Gazette

Iowa State plans study on pipeline impacts on crops, soil
Mason City Globe Gazette
The research project, which will collect data through 2021, is funded by Dakota Access Pipeline LLC. Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners is building the $3.8 billion pipeline, which runs through North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa and Illinois. In Iowa ...

Cover crops theme of Practical Famers of Iowa series - Mason City Globe Gazette

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 20:56

Mason City Globe Gazette

Cover crops theme of Practical Famers of Iowa series
Mason City Globe Gazette
Practical Farmers of Iowa has planned a series of spring field days focused on cover crop issues in grazing and row crop systems. All field days in the series run from noon to 3 p.m., and are free and open to everyone. Each field day starts with a ...

Business, industry, human service groups defend their Iowa tax credits - The Gazette: Eastern Iowa Breaking News and Headlines

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 20:34

The Gazette: Eastern Iowa Breaking News and Headlines

Business, industry, human service groups defend their Iowa tax credits
The Gazette: Eastern Iowa Breaking News and Headlines
DES MOINES — The Iowa Legislature has never created a bad tax credit, according to testimony Monday from representatives of business, industry and human services groups. House Appropriations Committee Chairman Pat Grassley, R-New Hartford ...
Tax Break Recipients Object to Bill Capping Hundreds of Millions in Tax CreditsIowa Public Radio
Plan to cap tax credits met with opposition in first public hearingDesMoinesRegister.com

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Advocates defend Iowa tax credits - Quad City Times

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 20:06

Quad City Times

Advocates defend Iowa tax credits
Quad City Times
House Appropriations Committee Chairman Pat Grassley, R-New Hartford, who proposed House Study Bill 187 that would reduce tax credits available to Iowa businesses, industries and individuals and eliminate refundability when there is no tax liability ...
Tax Break Recipients Object to Bill Capping Hundreds of Millions in Tax CreditsIowa Public Radio
Plan to cap tax credits met with opposition in first public hearingDesMoinesRegister.com

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Iowa House passes amended comp reform bill - Business Insurance

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 19:57

Business Insurance

Iowa House passes amended comp reform bill
Business Insurance
The Iowa House of Representatives passed an amended version of a workers compensation reform study bill, removing a provision that would have cut off payments to permanently disabled workers at age 67. The amended bill, which passed by a vote of 55 ...
Iowa Senate panel asked to consider raising state minimum wageMason City Globe Gazette
Recent editorials published in Iowa newspapersBradenton Herald
Workers' comp bill passes Iowa house, heads to senateLittle Village
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Democrats Criticize Supreme Court Nominee Gorsuch As Pro-Business - Iowa Public Radio

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 17:11

Iowa Public Radio

Democrats Criticize Supreme Court Nominee Gorsuch As Pro-Business
Iowa Public Radio
One of the themes that developed on Day 1 of Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch's hearings is that Democrats plan to make an issue of what they say is the Supreme Court's pro-business leanings. In their opening statements on Monday, Democratic ...

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Northey notes Iowa efforts to help wildfire victims - Business Record

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 14:55

Northey notes Iowa efforts to help wildfire victims
Business Record
Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey today said Iowans are helping their neighbors to the west and south who have been victims of wildfires. Gov. Terry Branstad eased hauling rules to make it easier to get forage to ranchers in Colorado, Oklahoma ...

Iowa vehicle sales trail year-ago numbers - Business Record

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 10:33

Iowa vehicle sales trail year-ago numbers
Business Record
The last 11 months of 2016 collectively posted lower vehicle registrations when compared with the same months of 2015, and the 12-month moving total has decreased 7,797 vehicles, 5.3 percent, to 138,539 units since January 2016, according to data ...

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Iowa vehicle sales trail year-ago numbers - Business Record

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 10:33

Iowa vehicle sales trail year-ago numbers
Business Record
The last 11 months of 2016 collectively posted lower vehicle registrations when compared with the same months of 2015, and the 12-month moving total has decreased 7,797 vehicles, 5.3 percent, to 138,539 units since January 2016, according to data ...

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