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Iowa new gun permits soar following George Floyd’s death, Black Lives...

Gun sales and permits were already on the rise in 2020, but those numbers skyrocketed in June as nearly 7,000 newly issued gun permits...

COVID’s effect on Iowa’s gaming industry is still uncertain

Gambling revenues in Iowa are expected to show an estimated $300 million decline for the just-ended fiscal year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, state...

Where’s the money? West Des Moines businesses receive highest number of...

Businesses in the West Des Moines area received the most loans from the federal Paycheck Protection Program compared to other Iowa ZIP codes, according...

Money is running out for Iowa businesses that received paycheck protection...

When the federal government offered businesses the first round of the Paycheck Protection Program back in March, Des Moines restaurateur Scott Carlson immediately applied...

Economic recovery panel eyes broadband, worker incentives

The head of Gov. Kim Reynolds’ Economic Recovery Advisory Board on Thursday asked members to submit “bold, aspirational ideas” for new initiatives. Judging by the...

House Dems pass massive infrastructure bill; GOP calls it ‘nonsense’

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House cleared a massive $1.5 trillion package Wednesday that backers said would not only shore up the nation’s crumbling infrastructure...

IBC: Iowa business leaders slightly more optimistic, but still bearish

Leaders of Iowa’s largest companies still are bearish on Iowa’s recession-rattled economy, but more optimistic than they were in the first quarter.  The Iowa Business...

Reynolds says COVID-19 immunity strikes a ‘balance.’ It’s not even close.

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds says her signature on a COVID-19 immunity bill for businesses and health care facilities that fail to protect their staff...

Reynolds signs bill easing licensure for new Iowans and people with...

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds signed legislation Thursday that she said would relieve "onerous and burdensome" professional licensing laws that are among the most restrictive...

Want a taste of the Iowa State Fair? Now, you can...

Brenda Smith Parish's business relies heavily on events, social gatherings and crowds of hungry people. As the owner of Brenda Smith Concessions, Parish would normally...
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