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Economist: Iowa needs new policies to save rural areas

The latest round of poor-to-average ratings for Iowa in a key business index is more evidence that Iowa has struggled economically after recovering from...

Amazon is coming. What happens to Iowa’s malls and local stores?

Amazon, the online retail giant, officially announced Thursday that it’s opening one of its fulfillment centers in Bondurant — months after city documents and...

Retirement is a luxury – and a right, older Iowa women...

Iowa women age 50-plus talk about retirement

Iowa senators consider allowing guns on school, business properties

Employers who don’t want guns on their property may not have a choice under a new bill that moved forward in the Iowa Senate...

USCMA gets final Senate approval, awaits president’s signature

The U.S. Senate overwhelmingly approved the U.S.-Canada-Mexico Agreement Thursday, sending the historic pact to President Trump for his signature. The agreement, which replaces the North...

Legislators call governor’s agenda ‘bold’ but stop short of pledging passage...

Gov. Kim Reynolds on Tuesday announced what may be her most ambitious agenda to date, centered around a one-cent sales tax increase that would...

Iowa Legislature 2020: IWILL or IWON’T? Republican leaders agree on...

IWILL or IWON’T?  That’s a dilemma for Iowa Republican legislators as they open their new session in an election year that could challenge their...

Business Council bullish on ’20 but seeks lawmakers’ help

As Iowa lawmakers prepare to gavel in Jan. 13 for a legislative session that leaders say is likely to include talk of tax cuts...

Lawmakers assess business groups’ agendas Tax reform, workforce development lead business...

Iowa’s business groups are largely in agreement on what they think lawmakers should do for commerce in the session that starts Jan. 13. They are...
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