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Day: January 10, 2012

Google tries to make search more social

By Mike Swift, San Jose Mercury News – SAN JOSE, Calif. — Google starting Tuesday will launch a series of upgrades intended to help the dominant search engine better understand people and their

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Coker granted release from Iowa

IOWA CITY, IOWA – – The University of Iowa announced today that sophomore running back Marcus Coker has withdrawn his application to enroll in spring semester classes.  Coker also asked for a

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USDA to close 259 domestic offices

WASHINGTON, Jan. 9, 2011-The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) must be built to meet the evolving needs of a 21st century agricultural economy, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Monday in presenting USDA’s

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Banner future for digital advertising

By Robert Channick, Chicago Tribune – CHICAGO — When Sprint Nextel recently moved its $1.1 billion account from San Francisco-based Goodby, Silverstein & Partners to Digitas Chicago and Leo Burnett, it was one

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Q&A: What are the laws on working OT?

By Rex Huppke, Chicago Tribune – Question: Would you please describe the legal definition of salaried versus hourly employees? I am retired, but a friend is working for a small non-profit that will

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Friest rolls 300 at Mystic Lanes

By Matt Marquardt – MASON CITY – Derek Friest rolled a 300 at Mystic Lanes on Monday night. This was his first ever 300 game and the first since Michelle and Devin Broerman

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IWCC tops NIACC women, 84-53

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa – One word can describe the NIACC women’s basketball team’s game against Iowa Western Community College on Monday night: cold. NIACC shot only 28.6 percent (18-of-63) from the field

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‘The Iron Lady’

By Roger Moore, McClatchy-Tribune News Service From the moment her name and the subject of her next film were announced, you knew Meryl Streep’s performance as/ impersonation of Margaret Thatcher had Oscar written

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Iran and Venezuela call U.S. a global danger

By Jim Wyss, McClatchy Newspapers – BOGOTA, Colombia — As tension escalates in the Persian Gulf and a diplomatic squabble grows in the Americas, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad received a red-carpet welcome in

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A Taste of the Bitter Big Apple

Kelly Elbert, a fellow Mason City resident, spent her New Year’s Eve where most of us only dream about going: The Big Apple, New York City to watch the ball drop and

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Iowa meth-maker gets 20 year prison sentence

DAVENPORT, IA – On January 6, 2012, Andrew Francis Falco, age 42, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, was sentenced in federal court in Davenport, Iowa, to 240 months imprisonment for manufacturing methamphetamine, announced United States

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