DES MOINES, IOWA (November 25, 2020) The number of initial unemployment claims in Iowa, filed between Sunday, November 15, and Saturday, November 21, was 9,458, an increase of 3,466 from last week’s adjusted numbers.

DES MOINES, IOWA (November 23, 2020) — Small Business Saturday falls on November 28 this year, during one of the most difficult years ever for many locally-owned businesses across the Iowa. That’s especially true for restaurants and retail shops. The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) is encouraging people to support small businesses in a variety of ways on Small Business Saturday and beyond.

DES MOINES, IOWA (November 20, 2020) Japan’s Spiber Inc, a biotech startup that produces lab-grown spider silk for use in clothing and other consumer products, announced today it will expand production of its plant-based protein to Clinton, its first US facility, through a partnership with Archer-Daniels-Midland (ADM).

DES MOINES, IOWA (November 20, 2020) — Iowa’s seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate dropped to 3.6 percent in October. The state’s jobless rate was 2.8 percent one year ago. The US unemployment rate fell to 6.9 percent in October.

DES MOINES, IOWA (November 19, 2020) The number of initial unemployment claims in Iowa, filed between Sunday, November 8, and Saturday, November 14, was 6,312, an increase of 1,095 from last week’s adjusted numbers. There were 5,784 initial claims by individuals who work and live in Iowa, and 528 claims by individuals who work in Iowa and live in another state.

DES MOINES, IOWA (November 19, 2020)  The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Research Center released the latest quarterly Small Business Economic Trends Industry-specific 

DES MOINES, IOWA (November 12, 2020) The number of initial claims in Iowa, filed between Sunday, November 1, and Saturday, November 7, was 5,576, an increase of 967.

BETTENDORF, IOWA (November 6, 2020)  The Ascentra Credit Union Scholarship Competition is underway for the 2020-2021 school year. A total of $10,000 in scholarships will be awarded to ten Ascentra members to help offset the costs of attending a college or university or even trade school. Scholarships are awarded as follows:

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