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  • Thursday, August 17, 2017 3:24 PM
    Iowa's biggest public employee pension plan is among three plaintiffs suing some of the nation's largest investment banks, claiming the Wall Street giants have colluded to maintain exclusive control of the $1 trillion stock loan market.

  • Friday, August 11, 2017 4:05 PM
    A former Bankers Trust Co. teller who handled commercial deposits has been sentenced to five months in federal prison for embezzling $69,996, nearly half of it from Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority deposits, according to a release from the office of U.S. Attorney Kevin VanderSchel. 

  • BY KENT DARR
    Friday, August 11, 2017 3:56 PM
    A vote Nov. 7 to adopt a local option sales tax in Dallas County could trigger a similar ballot issue in the spring in Polk County.

  • Wednesday, August 09, 2017 3:13 PM
    Ohio-based Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co. agreed to enhance its online security practices and pay $5.5 million as part of a multistate settlement following a 2012 data breach that affected more than a million consumers, Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller announced today.

  • Tuesday, August 08, 2017 3:17 PM
    Proposed immigration reform legislation would have a negative impact on both American and foreign-born workers, according to the Iowa Immigration Reform Coalition.

  • Tuesday, August 08, 2017 11:22 AM
    Iowa’s largest public employees union is warning of likely legal action after hundreds of government workers lost their overtime rights as of July 1. Mark Hedberg, an attorney for AFSCME, told the state Legislature’s Administrative Rules Review Committee: “There will be lawsuits.

  • Monday, August 07, 2017 3:50 PM
    Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs Director Mary Cownie today announced her plans to leave the department, which she has led for more than six years, effective Aug. 17. 
     

  • Friday, August 04, 2017 11:04 AM
    Retail sales and tax receipts declined slightly in the quarter that ended March 30, the third quarter of the state of Iowa's fiscal year, according to a report from the Iowa Department of Revenue. Sales dropped 0.1 percent to $8.53 billion in the quarter from $8.54 billion in the year-ago period. 

  • BY KENT DARR
    Thursday, August 03, 2017 3:00 PM
    The Des Moines City Council will vote Monday on a plan that could remove the site of the former Riverfront YMCA as the federal government’s prime location for a new courthouse.

  • Thursday, August 03, 2017 11:26 AM
    Legislation that would direct the U.S. Small Business Administration to conduct a study of female-owned small businesses’ participation in federal multiple award contracts was approved by the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, Iowa Republican Sen. Joni Ernst said Wednesday.

  • BY KENT DARR
    Wednesday, August 02, 2017 4:49 PM
    Scrap Processors Inc., located on Southeast Fifth Street in a redeveloping industrial area of downtown Des Moines, is looking for a new location.

  • Wednesday, August 02, 2017 2:52 PM
    Tyson Foods has settled a 10-year-old class-action lawsuit in which workers at the company's Storm Lake pork plant were awarded $5.8 million in a case that reached the U.S. Supreme Court. 

  • Wednesday, August 02, 2017 2:52 PM
    State Treasurer Michael Fitzgerald is asking the governor to reconsider the idea of a short-term borrowing plan for state government. 

  • Wednesday, August 02, 2017 2:51 PM
    The ACLU of Iowa will honor two Iowa women, Mary Campos and Joy Corning, with the 2017 Edward S. Allen Award.

  • Tuesday, August 01, 2017 3:16 PM
    Here’s a question for you: If that darned old U.S. Constitution, with its somewhat drab appearance, were to get a bit of retouching by crafty graphic designers, would more of us read it? 

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