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University of Iowa research vice president stepping down

September 21, 2017 - 1:04pm
IOWA CITY — The former Microsoft vice president who for the past five years has led the University of Iowa’s research and economic development endeavors will step down from that...
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‘Inheritors’ opening Friday at Starlighters: 1920s play parallels today

September 21, 2017 - 11:37am
Susan Glaspell isn’t a household name in her home state, despite writing more than 50 short stories, nine novels, a biography and 14 plays, including the 1931 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama,...
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My Biz: Mathnasium in Cedar Rapids helps things add up

September 21, 2017 - 11:27am
CEDAR RAPIDS — Ever since she was a child, Jeanne Giles has enjoyed math. “My parents were both teachers and my dad would always do fun matching and other math games with us,”...
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L’Oreal heiress Liliane Bettencourt dies aged 94

September 21, 2017 - 10:53am
PARIS (Reuters) - French businesswoman and heiress of cosmetics giant L’Oreal Liliane Bettencourt, 94, has died, her daughter said on Thursday. The Bettencourt family, which founded...
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Home prices soar in disaster-prone areas

September 21, 2017 - 10:39am
It’s been a bad few weeks for natural disasters. A series of hurricanes ripped through Texas, Florida and the Caribbean, killing hundreds and racking up hundreds of billions of dollars in...
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Cedar Rapids incentive program helping bank implement stormwater management project

September 21, 2017 - 10:30am
CEDAR RAPIDS — When finished, the plot of land at the corner of Sixth Street and First Avenue NE in downtown Cedar Rapids is likely to look like a simple parking lot. But beneath the surface...
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Hurricane Maria churns through Caribbean as ravaged Puerto Rico takes stock of an ‘island destroyed’

September 21, 2017 - 10:16am
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Search-and-rescue efforts on this storm-ravaged island redoubled Thursday as residents took stock of the devastation left by Hurricane Maria, which continued to plague...
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Maggie’s Wood-Fired Pizza expands menu, moves to Iowa City

September 21, 2017 - 9:27am
Maggie’s Farm Wood-Fired Pizza has come a long way from its days as a mobile pizza oven serving up pies at local farmers markets. The eatery, which operated for years at NewBo City Market,...
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Opponents to rally ahead of Ernst Iowa City town hall meeting Friday

September 21, 2017 - 9:20am
IOWA CITY — U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst’s “bosses” plan to give her a piece of their mind Friday when the Iowa Republican has a town hall meeting at the University of...
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Trump to add sanctions on North Korea, but not on oil

September 21, 2017 - 9:16am
NEW YORK — President Donald Trump said on Thursday the United States will add more sanctions against North Korea, as U.S. allies have called for enforcing international sanctions as the best...
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Russia threatens retaliatory strikes against US troops and their allies in Syria

September 21, 2017 - 9:15am
MOSCOW — Russia on Thursday raised the threat of a direct confrontation with U.S. forces in Syria, saying that the Russian military would target areas occupied by American units and...
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LIVE UPDATES: Thursday's Iowa Ideas conference sessions

September 21, 2017 - 7:07am
Live updates from Thursday’s sessions of the Iowa Ideas conference in downtown Cedar Rapids. To add your updates, use the Twitter hashtag #iowaideas17.
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Alec Ross: Data will power industries of the future

September 20, 2017 - 8:44pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Just like land and resources powered industries before it, data will power the businesses of the future, innovation expert Alec Ross said Wednesday night. “The people who...
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Analysis: Latest Obamacare repeal proposal seen raising costs for sick

September 20, 2017 - 8:13pm
WASHINGTON — The latest Republican proposal to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act cuts federal health care funding while potentially increasing costs for people with pre-existing...
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Woman who trigged Amber Alert arrested in Sioux City

September 20, 2017 - 5:56pm
SIOUX CITY — The Sioux City Journal is reporting that Danica Arzaga, accused of kidnapping three children from Clay County and triggering a statewide Amber Alert on Tuesday, was arrested on...
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Earthquake death toll climbs to 225 in Mexico as frantic search continues for survivors

September 20, 2017 - 5:50pm
MEXICO CITY — Rescuers searched massive piles of rubble for any signs of life Wednesday morning after dozens of buildings collapsed across central Mexico in Tuesday’s violent...
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National populist group endorses Cathy Glasson for Iowa governor

September 20, 2017 - 5:28pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — A day after formally entering the race for the Democratic nomination for governor, Coralville nurse and union president Cathy Glasson has been endorsed by the Progressive Change...
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Hubbell: Iowa property tax law isn’t working

September 20, 2017 - 5:18pm
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Fred Hubbell, a director for the Macerich real estate investment firm that was a big beneficiary of Iowa’s 2013 property tax reforms, said Wednesday the law...
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Mattel, Hasbro can’t let Toys ‘R’ Us die

September 20, 2017 - 4:16pm
Toys ‘R’ Us isn’t going anywhere, at least not if the makers of Barbie and Transformers have their way. The toy chain filed for bankruptcy court protection Monday night, another...
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Equifax sought to limit exposure to lawsuits

September 20, 2017 - 3:48pm
Before Equifax discovered a massive computer breach that exposed sensitive information about millions of Americans, the company lobbied Congress on legislation to limit how much it could be forced to...
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