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Apple shows interest in automotive facility

August 15, 2015 SAN FRANCISCO — Adding fuel to rumors that Apple is working on designs for a car, local officials say engineers for the giant tech company recently made inquiries about a former navy base that’s... more »»

Monthly average of US jobless claims falls to 15-year low

August 14, 2015 WASHINGTON — More people sought U.S. unemployment aid last week, but the average for the past month fell to the lowest level in 15 years, a sign that few employers are cutting jobs. more »»

Harold O. Kallestad, 87

August 14, 2015 Harold O. Kallestad, 87, of Marshalltown, Iowa, passed away on Wednesday, August 12, 2015, at the Central Iowa Healthcare. Memorial services for Harold will be held at 10:30 a.m. more »»

Daily Record, Aug. 14, 2015

August 14, 2015 Marshall County Courthouse Court Tursday • Rachel R. Lewis made an initial appearance on an assault on a person in a certain occupation, jail staff, charg. more »»

Reading from afar

August 14, 2015 Dear Heloise: I wanted to tell your readers something I just found out about. My brother was DEPLOYED OVERSEAS and missed his nephew. One day, we got a package from him with a book and DVD. more »»

Reading from afar

August 14, 2015 Dear Heloise: I wanted to tell your readers something I just found out about. My brother was DEPLOYED OVERSEAS and missed his nephew. One day, we got a package from him with a book and DVD. more »»

Greek government defends bailout deal ahead of vote

August 14, 2015 ATHENS, Greece — The Greek government defended its new bailout program in tumultuous parliamentary sessions Thursday, as Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras faced a rebellion in his governing Syriza party... more »»

Janice Thomas, 68

August 14, 2015 Janice Thomas, 68, of Marshalltown, Iowa passed away on Tuesday, August 11, 2015, at Central Iowa Health Care in Marshalltown, Iowa. more »»

Trump, the counterfeit republican

August 14, 2015 In every town large enough to have two traffic lights there is a bar at the back of which sits the local Donald Trump, nursing his fifth beer and innumerable delusions. more »»

US retail sales rose in July, aided by autos and restaurants

August 14, 2015 WASHINGTON — Americans bought more cars, restaurant meals and building supplies in July, a rise in spending that points to steady economic growth anchored by an improving job market. more »»

John N. Sheldahl, 72

August 14, 2015 John N. Sheldahl, 72, of Hubbard, IA, died on Tuesday, August 11, 2015, at Hubbard Care Center. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 15, at St. more »»

Throwing public education under the bus

August 14, 2015 Today’s fee frenzy is a race to nowhere. Public education used to be, you know, public — an essential societal investment for the betterment of all, paid for by all through school taxes. more »»

Amaya acquires fantasy sports betting

August 14, 2015 MONTREAL — Online gaming company Amaya is bolstering its entry into fantasy sports betting by acquiring U.S.-based Victiv for an undisclosed price. more »»

Leona Schultz, 95

August 14, 2015 Funeral Arrangements for 95 year old Leona Schultz, of Marshalltown, are pending at the Bates Funeral Chapel in Oskaloosa, Iowa. more »»

The bull in the Republican china shop

August 14, 2015 Who will save the Republican Party from the destructive and vulgar force of Donald Trump? Several of his rivals for the 2016 presidential nomination have stepped forward, but no common voice has... more »»

2 jumbo phones from Samsung to be released

August 14, 2015 NEW YORK — Samsung has unveiled two new Android smartphones with jumbo screens as it seeks to recapture some of the sales lost to Apple after larger iPhones came out last yea. more »»

China tries to dampen fears of devaluations

August 14, 2015 BEIJING — China tried Thursday to ease fears of more big declines for the yuan as companies from global automakers to Chinese clothing exporters faced a new era of uncertain exchange rate. more »»

Kraft Heinz slashing 2,500 jobs in US, Canada after merger

August 13, 2015 NEW YORK — Kraft Heinz says it is cutting about 2,500 jobs as part of its plan to slash costs after the food companies combined. Spokesman Michael Mullen says affected workers are in the U.S. more »»

As Chinese yuan falls more, some see little cause for alarm

August 13, 2015 WASHINGTON — A free-falling Chinese currency could make China’s goods cheaper for foreigners, squeeze Western companies, discourage Chinese tourism, increase China’s exports and complicate the... more »»

Dr. Pepper takes 11.7 pct. stake in BodyArmor

August 13, 2015 PLANO, Texas — Dr. Pepper Snapple is making a $20 million investment in BodyArmor, a rival of PepsiCo’s Gatorade brand. That gives Dr. Pepper an 11. more »»



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