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Why police unions are not part of the American labor movement

In the wake of George Floyd’s death at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer, news reports have suggested that police unions bear some...

U.S. unemployment data fail to capture COVID-19’s full impact – here’s...

The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed dangerous weaknesses in America’s aging public data system. In one of the greatest jobs crises in the past 100...

Iowa’s rural areas look to stronger economies as businesses shift during...

The coronavirus pandemic has shown the strength of remote working and online marketing in new efforts that may help rural development, speakers at the...

Store clerk is jobless after wearing a shirt that says, ‘No...

An Iowa store clerk frustrated with people’s refusal to wear protective face masks quit his job after showing up for work in a shirt...

Trump’s $400 a week jobless aid could be just $300. It...

Governors, lawmakers and state unemployment agencies on Monday wrestled with confusion created by President Donald Trump’s executive action extending unemployment benefits, and it appeared...

Yes, most workers can collect more in coronavirus unemployment than they...

Americans who lost their jobs because of the pandemic had been getting a $600 bump on top of state benefits in their weekly unemployment...

D.M. airport traffic rises, but may not fully recover for five...

The Des Moines airport got a bump in traffic over the Fourth of July holiday, but is still doing about one-third of its usual...

As federal jobless benefits expire, overwhelmed state systems often can’t fill...

Congress is continuing to squabble over whether to extend a federal supplement to unemployment insurance and if they do, by how much. But as politicians...

U.S. House passes package to rescue child care industry

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House stepped in Wednesday to try to rescue the nation’s child care system from collapse under the weight of the...

Iowa State Foundation part of international ransomware attack

A contractor for the Iowa State University Foundation was the victim of an international ransomware attack that may have included people’s donation amounts, dates...
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