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  • Friday, February 05, 2016 10:09 AM
    The city of Carlisle will host informational meetings at 7 p.m. Feb. 9 and Feb. 23 to discuss an election on March 1 in which residents will be asked to approve a local option sales tax that will increase the sales tax in the community by one percentage point and generate an estimated $190,000 in revenue.

  • A Closer Look: Jill Zwagerman
    BY KENT DARR
    Friday, February 05, 2016 6:00 AM
    Maybe Jill Zwagerman just likes to hear herself talk. The civil rights attorney says that is the case with a lot of trial lawyers.

  • Thursday, February 04, 2016 12:07 PM
    Statehouse Republicans are attempting to short-circuit a proposal by GOP colleague Gov. Terry Branstad to extend a sales tax intended for education so part of the money could be used to clean up Iowa's waterways, Iowa Public Radio reported.

  • Thursday, February 04, 2016 12:06 PM
    Fraudulent unemployment benefits claims, including some from people whose employers turned out to be fictitious, resulted in $900,000 in improper payments by Iowa Workforce Development over three years, The Des Moines Register reported, based on a state audit. 

  • BY KENT DARR
    Wednesday, February 03, 2016 4:36 PM
    The Iowa Economic Development Authority and the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs are meeting to work out the details of how they will oversee the state's historic tax credit program.

  • BY KENT DARR
    Wednesday, February 03, 2016 4:35 PM
    Wealthy foreign nationals will not have a part in the financing of the Iowa Events Center Hotel after Polk County supervisors decided to loan up to $29 million for the 330-room convention hotel when construction is completed in two years.

  • Wednesday, February 03, 2016 4:34 PM
    The Central Iowa Code Consortium, organized under Capital Crossroads as a way to bring some conformity to building standards, could complete its work this spring and have a draft code ready for distribution for review by participating communities in May or June.

  • Wednesday, February 03, 2016 4:33 PM
    The Ankeny City Council has approved an estimated $17 million in new construction and renovations to help it meet future facility needs.

  • BY BUSINESS RECORD STAFF
    Wednesday, February 03, 2016 2:58 PM
    Gov. Terry Branstad has appointed David May as judge in Judicial District 5C, which consists of Polk County. He fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Robert Hutchison.

  • Friday, January 29, 2016 11:54 AM
    DuPont Co. will face 40 trials a year starting April 2017 involving plaintiffs who say they developed cancer from a toxic chemical used to make Teflon that leaked from one of the company's plants in West Virginia, Reuters reported.

  • BY BUSINESS RECORD STAFF
    Friday, January 29, 2016 6:00 AM
    To shake things up this year, our newsroom brainstormed a list of key questions that we thought business people should know the answers to in order to do business better in 2016.

  • BY BUSINESS RECORD STAFF
    Friday, January 29, 2016 6:00 AM
    So, what indicators out there are keeping our industry experts and economists sleeping with one eye open? We wanted to hear what they are watching in 2016 and beyond.

  • BY BUSINESS RECORD STAFF
    Friday, January 29, 2016 6:00 AM
    What will the impact be of the economy on your particular industry?

  • BY BUSINESS RECORD STAFF
    Friday, January 29, 2016 6:00 AM
    This is the fifth year we’ve asked the same question to the same audience, and although it’s an unscientific survey, one clear trend emerges from it: Hesitant optimism over the past four years has certainly been tempered.

  • Wednesday, January 27, 2016 4:39 PM


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