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 CONRAD — A new study shows one in six Iowans is employed because of agriculture.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Retailers on Thursday posted sales declines for August as shoppers held back on back-to-school purchases and continued to focus on necessities, but overall results came in ahead of analyst predictions.

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DES MOINES — For the second quarter in a row, all economic indicators projecting activity for the next six months moved up, according to Iowa’s largest companies.

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WATERLOO — Temperatures inching toward freezing gave farmers a chill down their spines last weekend.

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DES MOINES — U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has declared 22 Iowa counties as disaster areas due to storm damage earlier this year, Gov. Chet Culver announced Monday.

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WATERLOO — Temperatures inching toward freezing gave farmers a chill down their spines last weekend.

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WATERLOO — The year 1998 still seems like a bad dream for hog farmers.

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There’s no doubting the challenges ethanol faces these days.

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WATERLOO — Nicole Simmerman, 11, has her own side of the kitchen stocked with her own food and furnished with her own toaster. She doesn’t have issues sharing with her family, she has celiac disease — an allergy to wheat gluten.

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WATERLOO — The year 1998 still seems like a bad dream for hog farmers.

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There’s no doubting the challenges ethanol faces these days.

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WATERLOO — Job seekers attending Wednesday’s Iowa Workforce Development’s “Boot Camp” at the University of Northern Iowa’s Center for Urban Education, got some instructions in common sense.

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MOLINE, Ill. — Contract talks between Deere & Co. and the United Auto Workers are under way.

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WATERLOO — Golden oat fields have vanished statewide. Farmers and buyers say the harvest was one of the best in years.

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WATERLOO — Iowa Workforce Development will be conducting a “Boot Camp for Job Seekers” in two sessions, from 1-3 p.m. and 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the University of Northern Iowa Center For Urban Education, 800 Sycamore St.

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