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Iowa airports still drawing less than half the usual number of...

After years of setting records for traffic, the Des Moines airport is likely to end the year with less than half the usual number...

‘Unemployment’ is not the same for everyone

The boss told Gus Malzahn on Sunday that he was no longer needed. His employment was ending immediately. With that blunt conversation, Malzahn became another...

Not a surprise: Liquor sales were up in Iowa during 2020

In perhaps another indication of how 2020 has been a year most people want to forget, Iowans spent a record amount of money on...

Partnership calls for legislative action on broadband, justice reform, water quality

The Greater Des Moines Partnership’s legislative goals for the 2021 session include some familiar quality-of-life initiatives, but ones that have been made even more...

U.S. House passes bill to avert government shutdown while relief talks...

WASHINGTON—The House on Wednesday voted to pass a stopgap spending bill, preventing a government shutdown and giving a group of bipartisan lawmakers another week...

Chamber alliance, legislative leaders eye tax cuts, child care, broadband

As the coronavirus pandemic rages on, legislative leaders and the governor’s office support more aid for businesses and lower corporate taxes, they told the...

Why Biden will find it hard to undo Trump’s costly ‘America...

Since becoming president-elect, Joe Biden has signaled that restoring America’s leadership on the world stage is among his highest priorities – an intention aptly...

Cedar Rapids businesses lose more than $133 million from derecho damage

The economic fallout from the derecho that swept across Iowa in August resulted in Cedar Rapids businesses losing more than $133 million, according to...

Iowa grocers’ fight with the DNR over ‘bottle bill’ winds up...

Iowa's grocery stores are taking their fight over the state’s bottle-redemption law to court. In September, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources denied the Iowa...

Judges: Sioux City meatpacking plant failed to protect its workers

In two separate cases, Iowa judges have ruled that a Sioux City meatpacking plant must pay unemployment benefits to workers who quit, citing the...
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