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IBM's Impact in Dubuque

May 24, 2010

By the end of the year, IBM will employ about 1,300 people in Dubuque. Local leaders are calling the technology giant's move to the city last August a resurgence and the community has become a testing ground for business expansion within the United States.

Some small-town Iowa bankers say while they support reforms aimed at big banks, they shouldn't have to deal with additional regulations aimed at Wall Street.

Lyon County Casino

May 12, 2010

The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission is granting just one new casino license. Commissioners say only Lyon County in the northwest corner of the state can move ahead with its project. Iowa Public Radio’s Rob Dillard reports the commissioners say they’re worried casinos in Ottumwa, Fort Dodge and Tama County would pull business away from existing casinos.

Casino Hearing

May 3, 2010

Several hundred people crammed into a hotel conference room in Johnston today (Tuesday) to voice their support for, or opposition to, four new gaming licenses.

With federal tax credits designed to stimulate the housing market expiring in a month, some real estate observers worry about what will happen to the market after April 30.