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Iowa jobless rate drops in July

Iowa’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped to 2.5% in July, down from 2.6% in June and 4.4% one year ago. The state’s jobless rate has...
Cedar Rapids third baseman Seth Gray makes a running throw during the first minor league game played at the "Field of Dreams" movie site. With a capacity crowd of 8,000 in attendance Tuesday, Gray's Kernels fell 7-2 to their regional rivals, the Quad Cities River Bandits. Two nights later, the Chicago Cubs defeated the Cincinnati Reds, 4-2, in the second annual Major League Baseball game saluting the famed film. The games and events surrounding them have sparked development plans in Dyersville, Iowa, with Iowa awarding a $12.5 million grant this week to support the tourism attraction's expansion.

“Field of Dreams” gets $12M grant; no game next year?

A hologram of the late Hall of Fame baseball broadcaster Harry Caray singing “Take Me Out To The Ballgame” was among the highlights Thursday,...

The Marion Merchant lends support to artists, veterans

The Marion Merchant, located at 1090 Seventh Ave., celebrated its opening with a ribbon cutting Aug. 17. The store which opened in April offers...
Janet Godwin

Real Success with Nate Kaeding: Janet Godwin with ACT

Sponsored by MidWestOne Bank, this is the latest edition of the CBJ’s new podcast feature with Nate Kaeding and notable Iowa business and cultural...
Ingredion workers strike

Union representative hoping talks next week can resolve Ingredion strike

A representative of the 120 union members on strike against the Ingredion plant in southwest Cedar Rapids said he’s hoping that negotiators from both...
Council chambers at Emma J. Harvat Hall in Iowa City on Aug. 16.

Excluded workers to finally receive $1,400 checks

Iowa City Council unanimously supported a resolution Aug. 16 to fund the remaining 319 excluded workers that did not receive a $1,400 check through...
Laura Jackson, chief health officer at Wellmark Health Insurance, speaks to the crowd assembled at the CBJ Diversity Symposium

Diversity Symposium keynote stresses health equity

The CBJ's 2022 Diversity, Inclusion & Impact Symposium kicked off Aug. 17 with a morning keynote from Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield Executive...

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