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Big Ten reverses decision, fall football will resume

University of Iowa athletics officials are hailing this morning’s Big Ten reversal on whether to play a fall football season, calling it “welcome news.”

New IowaWORKS app connects job seekers with services

Iowa Workforce Development has announced the launch of the new IowaWORKS mobile application that expands work search services for Iowans.

Iowa Leading Indicators Index shows increase in July

The Iowa Leading Indicators Index (ILII), used by state officials to forecast tax revenues, increased 0.1% to 103.3 in July 2020 from a revised 103.1 in June.

Rainer Blair named president, CEO of Danaher Corp.

Danaher Corp., the parent company of Coralville-based Integrated DNA Technologies, has named Rainer Blair as its new president and CEO.

Branstad stepping down as U.S. ambassador to China

The U.S. Ambassador to China, Terry Branstad, is stepping down amid tensions with Beijing.

2020’s Coolest Place to Work: Hands Up Communications

A more diverse workplace than Hands Up Communications, named “Coolest of the Cool” in the CBJ’s 2020 Coolest Places to Work competition, would be hard to find in the Corridor.

Mount Mercy names Tim Laurent as interim president

Tim Laurent has been appointed interim president at Mount Mercy University, replacing Robert Beatty, who resigned this week after just two months in the role.

CR asks businesses to complete storm loss questionnaire

In response to the business impacts of the Aug. 10 derecho, the city of Cedar Rapids is asking area businesses to complete a brief storm loss questionnaire.

Pandemic accelerating touchless tech adoption

Helping laundry customers avoid the need to touch quarters and machine controls wasn’t the primary goal when Dexter Pay came out last year. Since COVID-19 hit in March, however, it’s become one of the many ways that customers can reduce the number of surfaces they touch that could transmit the coronavirus.

Businesses face fall without Hawkeye football

Still reeling from the one-two-three blow of a crippling pandemic, a recession and a damaging derecho, battered Johnson County businesses are now wondering how – and if – they can survive a fall without football.




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