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  • Study shows gaming creates huge ripple in Iowa’s economic pond
    Information from the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission shows the gambling industry has a $1 billion direct impact on the state, and now a new survey shows the overall impact is more than double that amount. The president of the Iowa Gaming Association, Wes Ehrecke, says a study commissioned by the American Gaming Association looked […]

  • Drop in gas prices puts pressure on ethanol
    Not everyone is fully enjoying the decline in gas prices, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture Chief Economist Joe Glauber. In Iowa, motorists are paying around $2.36 a gallon for regular unleaded fuel. That’s down from $3.05 a year ago. “That’s good news for everyone except ethanol producers,” Glauber says. Iowa is the country’s largest […]

  • Latham sees ‘big appetite’ for ‘big deal’ in next congress
    Retiring Congressman Tom Latham is offering this advice to those who’ll serve in the U.S. House and Senate next year: “do some big things.” “We’ve got to address our long term debt,” Latham says. “We’ve got to look at entitlements…They’re not sustainable as they are and so I’m hopeful that there will be some serious […]

  • Unemployment rate drops again in November
    The state labor market improved in the last month with a drop in unemployment. Iowa Workforce Development spokesperson, Kerry Koonce, talked about the latest numbers. “Our unemployment rate dropped down to 4.3 percent, which puts us pretty much in line with where we were last year at this time at 4.2. The U.S. rate is […]

  • Supreme Court rules cable company serving Sioux City also a phone company
    The Iowa Supreme Court says an Arizona company providing phone service via the internet to western Iowa can be taxed as a phone company. Cable One Incorporated provides cable TV services to Sioux City, and in 2006 it began offering what’s called Voice over the Internet Phone service. The Iowa Department of Revenue ruled the […]

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