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Day: August 20, 2013

Retail sales retreat last week

NEW YORK – Retailers continue to deal with consumers’ uneven shopping patterns this past week as weakness was once again seen across retail categories. As a result for the week ending August

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Hawkeyes win finale on European tour

FOS, France – The University of Iowa men’s basketball team finished its European trip strong with a convincing 92-78 victory over Fos-Quest Tuesday evening. The win improved the Hawkeyes’ record to 5-1

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Iowa Unemployment Rate at 4.8 Percent

DES MOINES – Iowa’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose to 4.8 percent in July from 4.6 percent in June, but remained substantially below the July 2012 rate of 5.5 percent. In contrast,

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361 arrested during nationwide gang operation

WASHINGTON — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) arrested 361 individuals in July and August during a nationwide gang operation targeting members of the Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) transnational street gang.

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