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Monthly Archives: March 2020

UI-ISU collaboration speeds COVID-19 testing at state lab

University of Iowa faculty and staff are receiving an assist from Iowa State University as the demand for COVID-19 testing at the State Hygienic Lab – part of the UI’s Office of the Vice President for Research – increases amid the spreading pandemic.

Bolstering your company’s viral response

Employers are digging in for a multitude of HR issues arising with the spread of the coronavirus, from how to minimize the spread of the infection, to addressing employees staying away from work because of worries about contracting the highly contagious bug.

Iowa is a great place for your next warehouse

Signs of Iowa’s desirability as a location for e-commerce fulfillment are popping up around the state, according to the keynote speaker at this year’s CBJ Commercial Real Estate Luncheon, as well as signs of things to come.

UTC-Raytheon merger to be final Friday

Raytheon and United Technologies Corp. will complete their merger this Friday after receiving all regulatory approvals needed.

Small businesses relief on hold as details worked out

President Donald Trump signed the $2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act into law on March 27, but the SBA is now saying small businesses might have to wait a bit longer for economic relief from COVID-19.

Navigating the new rules of ‘tele-business’

A new culture of remote work is taking shape as Corridor employees increasingly work from home to help slow the spread of COVID-19, and employees are doing their best to adapt, from ditching the all-day PJs to digital happy hours.

UTC-Raytheon merger clears U.S. antitrust review

A lawsuit and settlement agreement filed Thursday by the U.S. Department of Justice will allow the merger of Collins Aerospace parent United Technologies Corp. and Raytheon to go forward, if they divest three business units.

Restaurants try to carry on as carry out dwindles

Restaurant owners who have had to rely on carry-out orders and deliveries since the statewide suspension of on-premise food and beverage service on March 17 will have continue to be creative in generating revenue, as the suspension extends to April 7.

Largest stimulus bill in history passes Senate

The largest economic stimulus package in history moved a big step closer to reality Wednesday night with its unanimous passage in the U.S. Senate.

Deal approved to boost food processing pay during crisis

The United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW) announced agreements on March 26 to boost pay and benefits during the COVID-19 pandemic for its members at Quaker Oats in Cedar Rapids, and at several other Iowa meatpacking and food processing companies.

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