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Tyson hires former AG Eric Holder to investigate claims of betting...

Tyson Foods' CEO announced Thursday he has hired former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to lead an "independent investigation" into a lawsuit's claims that...

Feenstra, Scholten differ on tax policies and methods to sustain Social...

As the solvency of Social Security continues into questionable territory, at some point, Congress will need to decide how or if it wants to...

Fitch: Iowa’s jobless rate is 12.7%, counting all sidelined workers

Iowa’s falling unemployment rate — the fifth-lowest in the country — would more than double if the number of people who have left the...

State suspends license of Clear Lake bar accused of selling cheap...

The state has suspended the liquor license of a Clear Lake bar opened in cooperation with the Surf Ballroom after workers were caught pouring...

With business down, Iowa breweries dread upcoming winter

In this new world of hand sanitizer and social distancing, getting a pint of craft beer looks different than just flagging down a bartender. At...

Business council paints rosier picture on economy

Executives of Iowa’s 22 largest companies are more bullish on the next six months after the beginning of the year saw the worst economic...

Governor’s economic panel approves call for boom in broadband, water quality,...

A group of Iowa business leaders handpicked by Gov. Kim Reynolds on Wednesday approved 18 top priorities for Iowa that closely follow the governor’s...

Iowa nurse is fired after a patient’s family calls COVID-19 a...

An Iowa nurse was fired from her job after arguing with a patient’s family who said COVID-19 is a “hoax.” State records indicate that in...

Speakers: Small businesses may fail by year’s end without new aid

Without new aid from Congress, small businesses will struggle to stay open throughout 2020 as the coronavirus pandemic continues, speakers told the Greater Des...

Nation’s largest skatepark eyes spring opening in D.M., boost for worker...

Iowa gets plenty of national buzz as home to the first-in-the-nation presidential caucuses. But ask out-of-staters what they think of Iowa, and many struggle to...
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