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Banks take extra security at ATMs

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"These ATMs have cash, and everybody wants our cash," said Chief Information Officer at Lincoln Savings Bank Jeff Becker. More>>

Cuts to Farm Bill will impact local food banks

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The bill keeps the supplemental nutrition assistance program or "SNAP", but cuts the benefits by nine billion dollars over a decade. More>>

Iowa torn on minimum wage issue

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Raising the minimum wage is a hot topic in many states this legislative session, including Iowa. More>>

Impact of Cedar Rapids casino on nearby casinos

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It's the proposal investors and Cedar Rapids leaders are pushing for. They believe the Cedar Crossing casino will spur growth on the west side of the river. More>>

Under pressure, U. of Iowa lowers hospital parking fees

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Next time you visit the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, you may notice a change in parking fees. More>>

Cedar Rapids casino backers make their big pitch

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Thursday, the Cedar Rapids Development Group made its big presentation to the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission. More>>

State unveils new housing website

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The Iowa Finance Authority announced on Tuesday the launch of a new website that will allow people to access real-time rental housing information. More>>

Several eastern Iowa businesses receive state Challenge Grants

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Business districts in 14 Iowa cities will get state money to make improvements through the Main Street Iowa Challenge Grant program. More>>

Cold cars bring big business for jump starts

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One common theme during this cold snap? Many people found out Monday that their cars wouldn't start.
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Branstad: Truckers can now pay fees with online-based Dwolla

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Gov. Terry Branstad is expanding the use of an online payment service for some taxes and fees the state collects. More>>

MidAmerican overbilled Iowa City $531K over a decade

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A utility company has reimbursed Iowa City more than $531,000 after discovering that it mistakenly overbilled the city for streetlights for a decade. More>>

End of the year boosts business for car dealerships

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The last week of December is the biggest week for sales, the entire year for car dealerships, as they're getting rid of the old and driving in the new 2014 models. More>>

Russ Wasendorf Sr. to be questioned by commission in prison

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An Iowa businessman incarcerated for stealing millions from his brokerage's customers will get a visit from one regulatory agency that failed to uncover his scheme for years. More>>

City of Robins triples in 20 years, creates business incentive

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One growing eastern Iowa town is now looking to expand even further to help pay the bills. More>>

Last-minute shoppers taking advantage of Christmas Eve deals

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Whether people were buying for one person or a few, stores were packed on Christmas Eve with people ready to buy.
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John Deere loses lawsuit over patent infringement

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Jurors have ruled against tractor maker Deere & Co. in a lawsuit that alleged rivals were infringing on its patent covering the design of heavy-duty mowing blades. More>>

Salvation Army hoping to ring up donations on final day

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Being able to keep "Doing the Most Good" is at risk. In Linn County, the Salvation Army has only reached around 70 percent of its $750,000 goal. More>>

Eastern Iowa cafe serves its last meal

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A well-known cafe in Mount Vernon served its last meal Saturday.
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Weekend events expected to bring $370,000 to Cedar Valley economy despite forecast

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Two big events in Cedar Falls and Waterloo are expected to bring in more than $370,000 to the local economy. More>>

Retailers hope for busy shopping weekend despite forecast

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On average, retailers make 30 percent of their annual income in the weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas. More>>

Iowa's unemployment rate drops to 4.4 percent

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State officials say Iowa's unemployment rate has dropped to 4.4 percent in November, its lowest rate in five years. More>>

Millions of Target customers may have credit, debit cards hacked

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Target stores announced Thursday in a press release that millions of of credit and debit cards may be hacked. More>>

No small fry: Cedar Falls couple starts shrimp business

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Matt Weichers and his wife wanted to start a business for a long time, and noticed the shrimp business was open in the Cedar Falls area. More>>

Gramps vs. Ramps: Family upset by parking fees at UIHC

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The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics isn't somewhere families hope to spend a lot of time, but for families like the Leohrs, it can be an everyday reality. More>>

Mega Millions jackpot soars to $636 million, could reach $1B

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The Mega Millions jackpot soared to an estimated $636 million on Tuesday, making it the second-largest lottery jackpot in U.S. history. More>>

Crossroads Center bought by New York-based developer

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Extell Development Company, a real estate developer based in New York, announced on Tuesday that it has bought Crossroads Center. More>>

Former BPI employee wants 'justice,' files lawsuit

"I'm not in it for the money. I'm in it because of the truth. Or what was lacking in this particular instance," said Bruce Smith, a former BPI employee. More>>

Mega Millions Tuesday drawing up to $586 million

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Six lucky numbers could make someone very happy this holiday season. The Mega Millions Lottery is near record-breaking, flaunting a whopping jackpot of $586 million for Tuesday's drawing.Iowans snatch up tickets, as a local Hy-Vee in Waterloo sold about 140 tickets Monday. Asst. Manager Raene Wason said some folks have been coming in twice daily buying Mega Millions tickets, spending hundreds of dollars.The Mega Millions current record is $656 million, set in March of 2012. The lead director ... More>>

General Mills looking to expand in Cedar Rapids, add 40 jobs

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A Cedar Rapids manufacturer is considering an expansion next year which could add up to 40 new jobs. More>>

Next Mega Millions prize could surpass jackpot record

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Lottery officials say the next Mega Millions prize could surpass last year's record $656 million jackpot. More>>

Mega Millions jackpot now at $425 million

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The jackpot for the Mega Millions lottery game has been boosted to $425 million because of heavy sales. More>>

Report: Iowa's public pensions in good financial shape

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A new report says Iowa's public pension system remains in strong fiscal health. More>>

Dubuque, Cedar Falls, Gilbertville schools get $25K grants

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Four schools in Iowa and Nebraska will receive $25,000 grants from U.S. Cellular because they won an online contest. More>>

Iowa credit unions have largest gain in deposits in U.S.

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Credit unions in Iowa had the largest gain in deposits in the country in the past year and the state's credit unions had the second-fastest growth in assets. More>>

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    The NCAA has agreed to settle a class-action head injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and former college athletes to determine if they suffered brain trauma playing...More >>
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  • UPDATE: Hawkeyes suspend free tuition raffle over legal concerns

    UPDATE: Hawkeyes suspend free tuition raffle over legal concerns

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 7:30 PM EDT2014-07-30 23:30:29 GMT
    To get more students to buy, the university was trying to offer new incentives, ranging from Hy-Vee gift cards to free tuition. But it's that "free tuition" part that may pose problems for the athletic department -- and as of Wednesday evening, athletic officials weren't sure it was entirely legal.More >>
    To get more students to buy, the university was trying to offer new incentives, ranging from Hy-Vee gift cards to free tuition. But it's that "free tuition" part that may pose problems for the athletic department -- and as of Wednesday evening, athletic officials weren't sure it was entirely legal.More >>
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    South Winn falls in first trip to state baseball tournament

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