The deal, expected to close by this end of this year, is subject to regulatory approval from the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission and state regulators in New York and Virginia.
Lee Enterprises, which owns papers throughout the Midwest, including the SC Journal, is urging shareholders to retain its existing executive committee, warning against Alden Global Capital, the "vulture hedge fund" seeking to acquire the media company.
Contract talks between the biggest freight railroads and unions that represent 105,000 employees are headed to mediation this week after the unions declared an impasse after two years of negotiations.
McDonald's is expanding sales of its meatless burger, made from peas, rice and potatoes, to hundreds of locations. The company said the McPlant - which it co-developed with plant-based company Beyond Meat - will be sold at 600 stores starting Feb. 14.
More elected officials on have called for a review of safety policies at Amazon's warehouses following a deadly tornado earlier this month, but none have yet committed to leading an investigation into possible building code revisions.
71% of Waterloo union members vote no, 55% reject proposal overall
UAW Local 838 members were officially on strike at midnight across Waterloo John Deere facilities on Thursday after contract negotiations failed to meet the 11:59 p.m. deadline on Wednesday.
In a campaign opposing President Trump's trade policies, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce released a report Monday showing more than $977 million in Iowa exports are threatened by new tariffs.
NORTH SIOUX CITY -- For some time, Brenna Wilcox had her suspicions that all was not well at the Alorica call center in North Sioux City.
DETROIT — Ford Motor Co. intends to have a fully driverless vehicle — no steering wheel, no pedals — on the road within five years. The car will initially be used for commercial ride-hailing or ride-sharing services; sales to consumers will come later.
It's a strategy that crosses the mind of many borrowers when they take on a home loan: Make an extra mortgage payment or two every year and save tens of thousands of dollars in interest.
HAVANA | Ramses Fernandez's most cherished possession is barely larger than a refrigerator, with the legroom of an economy airplane seat and a little more horsepower than a riding lawnmower.
NEW YORK | A new law that requires food makers to label the packaging of any products that contain genetically modified ingredients has small and medium-sized manufacturers facing some big decisions.
NEW YORK | Varsity-inspired cardigans. Preppy layers. Satin bomber jackets. There are plenty of fashion trends that experts say should help pique shoppers' interest for the back-to-school season. That could provide a sales bounce for retailers after last year's dearth of mainstream looks hur…
NEW YORK | When Terina McKinney displays her leather bags and belts at events attended primarily by black women, they are often interested in her designs, and in her experience as an African-American business owner. But she seldom makes sales.
NEW YORK | Facebook is blocking ad blockers on the desktop version of its service, saying well-made, relevant ads can be "useful."
GREENWICH, N.Y. | For years, children have begged to milk a cow at the Washington County Fair.
WASHINGTON | The federal government for the first time has given permission to a private Florida company to fly a spaceship beyond Earth's orbit and land on the moon.
SAN FRANCISCO | You can expect to hear a lot more from Apple about the virtues of mobile apps and online services in coming months. And for good reason: They're just about the only part of Apple's business that's growing right now.
NEW YORK | On-demand apps make life easier: A few taps on my phone and I can get a cab in minutes or groceries delivered to my door.
NEW YORK | Expect more talk about small business issues like taxes and regulations as the post-convention presidential campaigns intensify, with Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton trying to woo entrepreneurs and show they know what company owners need.
WASHINGTON | Beer drinkers who can often find out details about the grain and hops that went into their beverage may get more information from major brewers — about calories, carbohydrates, protein and more.
Britain's vote to leave the European Union is already taking a toll on some small U.S. businesses, with canceled tour bookings in New York and U.K. retailers cutting back their orders from American suppliers.
DALLAS | Airlines used to give discounts to passengers who were traveling to a relative's funeral, but those days are just about gone.
NEW YORK -- The idea that grew out of the Great Recession was promising: Let small businesses raise money from individual investors online without all the paperwork that usually accompanies the process of going public.
NEW YORK | They're not household names like McDonald's or The UPS Store, but small franchises beyond the usual restaurant groups and retailers are attracting buyers who want something new or different and see greater challenges and opportunities with lesser-known businesses.
SEABROOK, N.H. — The cod isn't just a fish to David Goethel. It's his identity, his ticket to middle-class life, his link to a historic industry.