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Day: February 3, 2012

Stocks hit the gas pedal

By Nathaniel Popper, Los Angeles Times – NEW YORK — Stocks surged around the globe Friday, thanks to a pair of good reports on the U.S. economy, sending the Dow Jones industrial average

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Jobless rate drops to 8.3%

By Kevin G. Hall, McClatchy Newspapers – WASHINGTON — Friday’s surprisingly strong January jobs report prompted hope that the economy’s recovery is finally kicking into high gear. “It feels like businesses are finally

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Five senators tender resignations

James Q. Lynch, The Gazette, Cedar Rapids, Iowa – DES MOINES — Five members of the Iowa Senate tendered their resignations on Wednesday. That’s two more than was anticipated and in those two

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31-year Iowa State Patrol veteran passes away

Krystal Fowler, Daily Iowegian, Centerville, Iowa – CENTERVILLE — The Centerville community lost a long-time resident and law enforcement officer on Friday, Jan. 27. Jerry Baker, who served with the Iowa State Patrol

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No. 17 Iowa Lakes drops No. 12 NIACC

ESTHERVILLE, Iowa – No. 17 Iowa Lakes gave No. 12 NIACC its third straight dual loss on Thursday night, dropping the Trojans 30-16. Wismit Moinius (So., Naples, FL), Victor Diaz (So., Huntington,

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United Way Surpasses Goal by $60,000

MASON CITY, I.A., February 3, 2012 – United Way of North Central Iowa (UWNCI) announced they have raised $1,160,342 in the recently completed 2011 campaign.  This amount comes in 5.49-percent over the

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MCPL Feb Online Resource of the Month

Discover the amazing history of you with HeritageQuest Online. It delivers an essential collection of genealogical and historical sources—with coverage dating back to the 1700s—that can help people find their ancestors and

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House GOP threatens to hold Holder in contempt

By Richard A. Serrano, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — House Republicans investigating the Fast and Furious operation threatened Thursday to seek a contempt of Congress citation against Attorney General Eric H. Holder

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Aid workers released in Yemen

By Maximilian Haupt – BERLIN — Six aid workers abducted in Yemen have been released unharmed, the German Foreign Ministry said in Berlin Thursday. The six, who were kidnapped by armed tribesmen

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