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Council Bluffs
11:20 am
Tue April 1, 2014

Tyson adding about 140 jobs at Council Bluffs site

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — Tyson Fresh Meats will be adding around 140 jobs at a Council Bluffs plant, now that Tyson has won more than $950,000 in Iowa tax credits.

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Business
8:54 am
Tue April 1, 2014

Midwest economic survey index rises slightly

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A monthly economic index for nine Midwestern and Plains states has risen slightly, suggesting economic growth over the next three to six months.

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Government
1:05 pm
Mon March 31, 2014

Branstad: No mastermind of secret settlements

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Terry Branstad says no single person in his administration coordinated the payment of over $400,000 to former state workers who agreed to keep quiet about their dismissals.

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Government
8:08 am
Fri March 28, 2014

Oversight committee: state officials stalling

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Democratic lawmakers, determined to question state administrators about confidential settlements reached with fired state workers, are accusing top administrators at the Department of Administrative Services of stalling.

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Government
2:39 pm
Thu March 27, 2014

Iowa Senate backs clean energy tax credits

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Senate has advanced a pair of proposals intended to move the state forward with solar power and other forms of clean energy.

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Government
10:40 am
Wed March 26, 2014

Lawmakers move forward to end Iowa dog racing

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa House panel has moved forward on a bill to end greyhound racing in Iowa and pay breeders and employees in the industry up to $70 million.

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Government
10:30 am
Mon March 24, 2014

Branstad supports Workforce Development director

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Terry Branstad is standing behind the director of Iowa Workforce Development who has been criticized by Democratic lawmakers for allegedly improperly pressuring judges who hear unemployment cases to rule against workers and in favor of employers.

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Business
8:14 am
Fri March 21, 2014

Survey suggests slight growth for Midwest economy

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An economist says a survey of bankers in Nebraska, Iowa and eight other Midwestern states suggests the regional economy is experiencing slow to no growth.

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Government
8:03 am
Wed March 19, 2014

Iowa House OKs bill to encourage radon testing

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa House has approved a bill that would require state educators to provide schools with information on radon safety and encourage them to test for the gas.

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Government
1:44 pm
Thu March 13, 2014

Solar tax credit expansion passes Senate committee

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A bill that increases available state money to encourage installation of solar power systems in Iowa has passed a Senate committee and moves forward to the full Senate.

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