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SBA warns businesses of loan and grant fraud

By Katharine Carlon katharine@corridorbusiness.com With fear in the air and an information vacuum only feeding it, fraudsters are on a tear targeting businesses desperate for good...

Iowa jobless claims set another weekly record

By CBJ News Staff news@corridorbusiness.com The number of new unemployment claims in Iowa during the week ending Saturday broke all previous records, as companies affected by...

Conference Board offers three scenarios for economic recovery

By CBJ News Staff news@corridorbusiness.com Businesses should prepare for the possibility of a worst-case scenario in which economic growth doesn’t resume until September and the unemployment...

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

Staff work inside the State Hygienic Laboratory in Coralville in a file photo. The lab is now operating three shifts to meet COVID-19 testing...

Bolstering your company’s viral response

By Dave DeWitte dave@corridorbusiness.com Employers are digging in for a multitude of HR issues arising with the spread of the novel coronavirus, from how to minimize...

Small businesses relief on hold as details worked out

By CBJ News Staff news@corridorbusiness.com President Donald Trump signed the $2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act into law on March 27, casting...

Navigating the new rules of ‘tele-business’

Corridor organizations and employees are learning to adapt to the new work of remote work and virtual meetings, from dress codes to virtual happy...

Restaurants try to carry on as carry out dwindles

Carmen Legaspi, of La Reyna Mexican restaurant in Vinton. She says business at the establishment has dropped by at least 60% since the governor's...

Largest stimulus bill in history passes Senate

By CBJ News Staff news@corridorbusiness.com The largest economic stimulus package in history moved a big step closer to reality Wednesday night with its unanimous passage in...

Deal approved to boost food processing pay during crisis

The Quaker Oats plant in Cedar Rapids, shown in a file photo. CREDIT KCRG-TV9   By CBJ News Staff news@corridorbusiness.com The United Food and Commercial Workers International Union...

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