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  • Insurance enrollment moves smoothly this year in Iowa

    DES MOINES (AP) — Round two of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul appeared to be moving more smoothly in Iowa as a key deadline approached.
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 11:29 am
  • US adds 321,000 jobs, the most in nearly 3 years

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A burst of U.S. hiring in November — the most in nearly three years — added 321,000 jobs and provided the latest evidence that the U ...
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 11:13 am
  • Flu vaccine may be less effective this winter

    NEW YORK (AP) — The flu vaccine may not be very effective this winter, according to U.S. health officials who worry this may lead to more serious illn ...
    Dec. 4, 2014 - 10:50 am
  • Business grows in Iowa

    DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of State Matt Schultz and Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) Director Debi Durham announced that through a partner ...
    Dec. 3, 2014 - 10:51 am
  • Black Friday weekend slows down as allure fades

    NEW YORK (AP) — Black Friday fatigue is setting in.Early discounting, more online shopping and a mix ...
    Dec. 1, 2014 - 11:04 am
  • Cyber Monday gears up to get online shoppers hyped

    NEW YORK (AP) — After a busy holiday weekend in shopping malls, millions of Americans are expected to log on and keep shopping on the day dubbed Cyber ...
    Dec. 1, 2014 - 11:40 am
  • Thanksgiving getaway: 46.3 million to hit the road

    NEW YORK (AP) — The good news for Thanksgiving travelers: the price of gas is at five-year lows. The bad news: a lot more people will be on the road.
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 11:00 am
  • For Obama, a bumpy road to immigration orders

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s sweeping immigration executive orders cap a turbulent, six-year quest to make headway on a thorny issue tha ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 10:59 am
  • Iowa man arrested near White House with gun in car

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Secret Service arrested an Iowa man Wednesday afternoon after finding a hunting rifle, dozens of rounds of ammunition and a knif ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 11:09 am
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