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Mail Delivery In Iowa Halted By Threatening Chihuahua

Mail Delivery In Iowa Halted By Threatening Chihuahua

USPS: this is for the mail carrier's protection

The USPS has halted mail delivery to a block in Cedar Rapids, Iowa out of concern for the safety of a mail carrier who felt threatened by a local chihuahua. Read More »

Wells Fargo Fires Worker, Richard Eggers, Over Laundromat Incident From 1963

Wells Fargo Fires Worker, Richard Eggers, Over Laundromat Incident From 1963

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Wells Fargo Home Mortgage has fired a Des Moines worker over a 1963 incident at a laundromat, involving a fake dime, in the wake of new employment guidelines. Richard Eggers, 68, was fired in July from his job as a customer service representative for putting a cardboard cutout of a dime in... Read More »

Quaker Oats Plant Workers Claim $241 Million Jackpot

Quaker Oats Plant Workers Claim $241 Million Jackpot

By Luke Meredith DES MOINES, Iowa -- Workers at a Quaker Oats plant claimed their share of the largest lottery prize in Iowa history on Wednesday, sporting bright red T-shirts and traveling into town on a chartered bus before smiling for news cameras as confetti flew during a celebratory news... Read More »

Judge Finds Iowa's Hiring Policies Don't Hurt Blacks

Judge Finds Iowa's Hiring Policies Don't Hurt Blacks

By David Pitt and Ryan J. Foley DES MOINES, Iowa -- A judge dismissed a class-action lawsuit Tuesday that claimed Iowa's state government systemically discriminated against black job applicants by allowing subtle racial bias to creep into virtually every hiring and promotion decision. District Judge... Read More »

'Pink Slime' Maker Suspends Some Plant Operations

'Pink Slime' Maker Suspends Some Plant Operations

By Betsy Blaney LUBBOCK, Texas -- The company that makes "pink slime" suspended operations Monday at three of four plants where the beef ingredient is made, saying officials would work to address recent public concern about the product. Read More »

Iowa Grocery Clerk Credited With Foiling Scam, Saving Elderly Woman $1,100

Iowa Grocery Clerk Credited With Foiling Scam, Saving Elderly Woman $1,100

An elderly Iowa woman was apparently saved from losing $1,100 after an observant grocery store clerk thought the senior citizen might be the victim of a scam. The clerk, Paul Johnson, was working the customer service counter at a Hy-Vee supermarket in Davenport, Iowa, on Wednesday when the 87-year-old... Read More »

Denied Jobs, Blacks In Iowa Test New Bias Theory

Denied Jobs, Blacks In Iowa Test New Bias Theory

By Ryan J. Foley IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) -- After years of litigation, a judge will soon decide whether to grant thousands of black employees and job applicants monetary damages for hiring practices used by every agency of Iowa state government that they say has disadvantaged them for decades. Read More »

Store Clerk With Mental Disability Fired For 'Stealing' 20 Cents

Store Clerk With Mental Disability Fired For 'Stealing' 20 Cents

Kyle Dowie worked at the Hy-Vee supermarket in Urbandale, Iowa, for 25 years. His job was menial; he handled the cans and bottles brought in for recycling credits. But as a 43-year-old man with a mental disability, Dowie was happy, until he was fired last November for trying to cash in 20 cents of credits that... Read More »

Obama To Unveil Measures To Boost Rural Jobs

Obama To Unveil Measures To Boost Rural Jobs

By Alister Bull (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will on Tuesday announce fresh steps to boost rural hiring on the second day of a bus tour through the heartland to explain his economic and job policies to anxious voters. Democrat Obama, who began his three-day tour in Minnesota, visits Iowa and will end... Read More »

Four Day Work Weeks?  Thank God It's Thursday!

Four Day Work Weeks? Thank God It's Thursday!

Utah, best known for great powder skiing, pulling celebrities to its mountains once a year for the Sundance Festival, and the country's center for the Mormon Church might just land on the map for innovative work philosophy. And it was by mistake. Sort of. About 16 months ago, state workers started putting in... Read More »

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