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How Iowa's Businesses Cash in on the Caucuses

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Small business owners in Iowa are used to the circus-like atmosphere that leads up to the state's caucuses.

Famous Business Owners Were Thrilled That Donald Trump Lost the Iowa Caucuses

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Prominent businesspeople took to social media to voice their opinions about the election results

How This Iowa Company Aims to Disrupt the Payments Industry

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Dwolla, a payments processing startup, recently submitted a proposal to the Fed's Faster Payments Task Force.

5 Things to Know about Ted Cruz Before the Debates

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With Ted Cruz pulling to front-runner status in recent Iowa voter polling, here are five things to know about the Texas Senator

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This Company Put Transparency and Flat Management to the Test--And It Worked

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Iowa's The Sky Factory has thrown out traditional corporate structure in favor of decision-making by consensus and equal say for all employees

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Here's Where the Presidential Candidates Stand on the Issues That Affect Your Business

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Voters in Iowa and New Hampshire will soon head to the polls to make early decisions in the presidential primaries.

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Meeks leads No. 8 UNC past Northern Iowa, 85-42

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8 North Carolina's dominant second half, leading the Tar Heels past Northern Iowa 85-42 on Wednesday night CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP)

Iowa beats Gardner Webb 76-59 in opener

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IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Coach Fran McCaffery challenged Jarrod Uthoff this offseason to be more assertive as Iowa's new go-to guy

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Iowa State signs F Simeon Carter

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AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State has signed prep forward Simeon Carter for next season

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Iowa beats Gardner Webb 76-59 in opener

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IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Jarrod Uthoff scored all of his career-high 21 points in the first half and Iowa beat Gardner Webb 76-59 on Friday night in the season opener for both teams

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Iowa: Next Great Data Hub?

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billion data center in Iowa. Facebook plans to open a data center in Altoona, Iowa, the Des Moines Register reported. billion.

North Carolina to play road game at Northern Iowa

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Northern Iowa will host North Carolina this fall in what will serve as a homecoming for Tar Heels senior and Iowa native Marcus Paige

Iowa Straw Poll

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After weeks of reading about Iowa and the Republican Iowa Straw Poll, I wondered how many people actual vote in the poll. While I have nothing against NH or Iowa, I believe we have a fundamentally skewed process for selecting candidates and one that rewards extreme positions that cater to an absurdly small number of people.

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Iowa pork plant opponents seek support from neighboring city

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CLEAR LAKE, Iowa (AP) — Opponents of a proposed pork plant in Mason City have asked officials in neighboring Clear Lake to stand against the plan

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Iowa lawsuit takes aim at conditions at 'roadside zoos'

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A federal lawsuit against a privately owned zoo in Iowa that houses hundreds of animals, including exotic tigers and lemurs, could provide the first definitive court ruling in

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Authorities find dead man inside semitrailer in Iowa

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FLOYD, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say they do no suspect foul play in the death of a North Carolina man found inside a semitrailer at an overnight lot in northern Iowa

Some work from 250 jobs cut in Iowa will move to NC facility, officials say

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SHENANDOAH, Iowa — Company officials say 250 hourly and salaried positions will be eliminated at the Eaton Vehicle Group plant in the southwestern Iowa city of Shenandoah

Mason Mitchell wins ARCA Racing Series event in Iowa

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NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — Mason Mitchell won the ARCA Racing Series event Friday night on his home track, passing Kyle Weatherman in a one-lap overtime sprint to the finish at Iowa Speedway

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2012: The Year That Movements Go Mainstream?

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And here is what I am reading and thinking about: 1) Ron Paul is likely to win the Iowa Republican Caucus. " Maybe Paul's win in Iowa is the moment when Paul's ideas and the Tea Party movement go mainstream. I returned from ten days of skiing with my family last night. That leaves a fair bit of time to read and think.

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U.S. Senate candidate Brannon pushes anti-establishment pitch after Cruz win in Iowa

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Richard Burr, took the results of the Iowa caucuses as a good sign Tuesday

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Erik Jones wins NASCAR Xfinity race at Iowa

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Nemechek docked 10 points for failing post-Iowa inspection

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No Curry, but dangerous Davidson set to face Iowa

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SEATTLE (AP) — It started with an inquisitive tweet from the main University of Iowa Twitter account, right after it was announced the Hawkeyes would be playing Davidson in their NCAA Tournament opene

Iowa State, Indiana find success without mid-range jumpers

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AMES, Iowa (AP) — The mid-range jumper used to be a staple of college basketball playbooks. Now, the shot isn''t as essential as it used to be — it seems to be fading away

The Feld Fiberhouse Is Now The Handprint House

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Thanks to Ben Barreth for inspiring this project with his Homes for Hackers discussion with me when we met at Thinc Iowa. The winners of the Feld KC FiberHouse competition , that I’ve done in conjunction with the Kauffman Foundation , is a company called Handprint ! I look forward to getting to know you better over the next year.

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How to Not Get Into a Fight About Politics at Work Today

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A pair of mediators offers advice on how to discuss the Iowa caucuses without nearly coming to blows

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APNewsBreak: Iowa State leader used 2nd plane for NC trips

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Iowa State president damaged school plane on personal trip

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Chidom leads No. 15 Duke women to 86-48 win over Iowa State

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15 Duke cruised to an 86-48 victory over Iowa State at the Cancun Challenge on Friday CANCUN, Mexico (AP) — Oderah Chidom had 12 points with 11 rebounds and No.

Amazon, Fresh Direct and More Will Soon Accept Food Stamps Online

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The two-year pilot program will start in seven states: Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Washington, Iowa, and Oregon

Iowa OKs $11.5 million for company planning pork plant

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Iowa officials OK zoning change need for hog plant

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The Importance of Young People In Your Startup Community

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The book 2 Billion Under 20 has great examples of millennials from Iowa to Israel doing things similar to what Fletcher does to make their startup communities more successful. From Chattanooga to Omaha to Las Vegas, many cities in the US – and around the world – are building startup communities.

Company tells Iowa's Mason City: No hog plant for you

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Q2 of Austin Buys Social Money for $10.6 Million

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Q2 Holdings, an online banking company, announced this week the acquisition of Social Money, a financial services software company based in Des Moines, Iowa for $10.6 million. Million appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

3 Reasons Humor is Good for Business

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Iowa who? Iowa lot of money for my marketing programs. Knock Knock! Who’s there? moments” in customer’s minds. ”

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