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Workers’ COVID-19 lawsuits could be quashed under GOP push in Congress

WASHINGTON — A wrongful death lawsuit filed in connection with a Tyson meat packing facility in Iowa alleged that managers secretly took bets on...

Business council eyes legislation on taxes, broadband, workforce, child care

The Iowa Business Council plans to push for a legislative platform designed to support a broad-based recovery from the pandemic, its executive director said. Joe...

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...
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