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Hedge fund said to sweeten Sears bid

Cedar Rapids Gazette - 3 hours 50 min ago
Eddie Lampert presented a new bid for Sears on Tuesday that included some concessions as talks to save the bankrupt retailer from liquidation continue, according to people with knowledge of the...
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Cedar Rapids man charged with selling guns to felon

Cedar Rapids Gazette - 4 hours 18 min ago
CEDAR RAPIDS — A Cedar Rapids man, accused of trying to hire a “hit man” to kill a University of Iowa professor and another man, was charged Tuesday in federal court with selling...
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Six University of Iowa fraternities appeal alcohol sanctions

Cedar Rapids Gazette - 4 hours 43 min ago
IOWA CITY — About half the 11 University of Iowa fraternities sanctioned last month following a campus investigation into alcohol and hazing violations have appealed, UI officials told The...
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Marion man accused of robbing smoke shop at gunpoint

Cedar Rapids Gazette - 5 hours 18 min ago
CEDAR RAPIDS — A Marion man is accused of robbing a Cedar Rapids smoke shop at gunpoint last month. According to a criminal complaint, Blake A. Corporon, 18, was seen on video surveillance...
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U.S. House, including Steve King, votes to condemn his racist statements

Cedar Rapids Gazette - 5 hours 28 min ago
WASHINGTON — The U.S. House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday to pass a resolution disapproving statements made by Representative Steve King that were roundly criticized as...
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First University of Iowa provost finalist a Hawkeye alum

Cedar Rapids Gazette - 5 hours 32 min ago
IOWA CITY — A University of Iowa graduate who earned his doctorate in Iowa City in the late 1980s and today serves as executive vice provost at the University of Pittsburgh will visit Iowa...
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Grassley: U.S. trade chief saw no progress on key issues in China talks

Cedar Rapids Gazette - 5 hours 32 min ago
WASHINGTON — United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer did not see any progress made on structural issues during U.S. talks with China last week, Republican U.S. Senator Chuck...
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U.S. attorney general nominee won’t target law-abiding marijuana businesses

Cedar Rapids Gazette - 6 hours 20 min ago
By Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the U.S. Justice Department said Tuesday he disagreed with a decision by former Attorney General Jeff Sessions...
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McDonald’s loses ‘Big Mac’ trademark case to Irish chain Supermac’s

Cedar Rapids Gazette - 6 hours 41 min ago
(Reuters) - McDonald’s Corp’s has lost its rights to the trademark “Big Mac” in a European Union case ruling in favor of Ireland-based fast food chain Supermac’s,...
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Police warn of utility bill scam

Cedar Rapids Gazette - 7 hours 32 min ago
Officials with the Cedar Rapids Police Department are warning area residents of a scam claiming to seek electricity payments. In an email from the Cedar Rapids department, officials said they had...
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Cedar Rapids Bank and Trust promotes James Klein to president

Cedar Rapids Gazette - 8 hours 12 min ago
Cedar Rapids Bank and Trust announced some changes at the top. James Klein has been named president, effective Tuesday, and CEO Larry Helling assumes chief executive duties of CRBT’s parent...
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Governor recommends fulfilling public universities funding ask

Cedar Rapids Gazette - 8 hours 28 min ago
For the first time in a couple challenging years scarred by midyear funding cuts, de-appropriations, and below-par appropriations, Iowa’s governor is recommending the state’s public...
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Cedar Rapids man convicted of sexually abusing a child

Cedar Rapids Gazette - 8 hours 34 min ago
CEDAR RAPIDS — A 43-year-old Cedar Rapids man was convicted by a Linn County jury last week for sexually abusing a child for over two years.  A jury, following a four day trial, found...
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Interactive: Who said it more? Compare Gov. Reynolds' Condition of the State speech with Gov. Branstad's last six

Cedar Rapids Gazette - 9 hours 15 min ago
Gov. Kim Reynolds has concluded her Condition of the State speech.  In it, she used a variety of words that are common for the Governor to focus on. The Gazette has taken her speech transcript and...
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Even if the shutdown ends today, the IRS may not issue you a timely tax refund

Cedar Rapids Gazette - 9 hours 16 min ago
WASHINGTON — This already was going to be a challenging year to fill out your federal tax returns after major tax-law changes took effect in 2018. Then the political dispute over the...
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Netflix Hikes Price of U.S. Streaming Service: Standard Plan Jumps to $13 per Month

Cedar Rapids Gazette - 9 hours 34 min ago
LOS ANGELES ( - Netflix is flexing its pricing-power muscle to kick off 2019 -- hiking fees for all streaming-video plans for customers in the U.S. Netflix’s most popular plan, the...
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Reynolds: Time is now for Iowa to build on accomplishments

Cedar Rapids Gazette - 10 hours 53 min ago
DES MOINES — After the Iowa Legislature made back-to-back midyear budget cuts, Gov. Kim Reynolds proposed Tuesday to loosen the purse strings a little with investments in education, mental...
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Granny Basketball league prepares for Jamboree

Cedar Rapids Gazette - 11 hours 46 min ago
MARION — As the women of the Center Point Model T’s faced off against the members of the Marion Noon Lions Club Sunday, the makeshift basketball court on the second floor of the Marion...
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Broadway legend Carol Channing dies at 97

Cedar Rapids Gazette - 12 hours 11 min ago
Carol Channing, the raspy-voiced, saucer-eyed, wide-smiling actress who played lead roles in the original Broadway musical productions of “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” and “Hello,...
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Cedar Rapids sees slight uptick in violent crime

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 14, 2019 - 9:26pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — End-of-the-year data shows Cedar Rapids saw a slight increase in violent crimes in 2018, but crime overall in the city continues to go down, police Chief Wayne Jerman...
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