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A 8-9 year old girls wearing safety glasses works with a machine and brush.
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Manufacturers need women to help fill jobs, and women can find fulfilling careers in the industry. Tuesday night in Davenport, the Manufacturing Institute and Arconic Foundation will help women learn from each other about opportunities, challenges, and best practices in the field.

Grants for Storm Victims

Mar 10, 2017

Help is available for people affected by this week's severe storms and tornadoes in eastern Iowa. Thanks to the governor's disaster declaration announced on Wednesday, residents of Scott and Muscatine counties are eligible for grants of up to 5,000 dollars if they meet income guidelines.

WVIK News

To help recover its costs for the development of the former Case plant property along the riverfront, East Moline will establish a special district. Monday night the city council will consider designating The Bend Business District.

The cost of water is going up for residents and businesses in eastern Iowa. Monday, the Iowa Utilities Board approved a rate hike of 10.4 per cent for the Iowa-American Water Company. 

WVIK News

Young adults need debt relief and help with child care. That was the message Thursday from some young professionals in the Quad Cities to two members of Congress - Dave Loebsack from Iowa's 2nd District and his guest from California, Eric Swalwell. 

Bronze statue located outside Deere headquarters in Moline, IL
Michelle O'Neill / WVIK News

Deere and Company makes money for investors even when farmers are suffering. Michelle O'Neill reports that's one of the messages Chairman and CEO Sam Allen emphasized during today's annual meeting at World Headquarters in Moline.

Sam Allen is pleased with Deere and Company's performance during the downturn in the agriculture sector. He's also confident it can help customers feed and shelter the world's growing population for decades to come.

A man leaves the John Deere World Headquarters after the annual meeting.
Michelle O'Neill / WVIK News

Hundreds of people who own John Deere stock will come to the Quad Cities tomorrow. Michelle O'Neill reports the company's annual meeting will be held at World Headquarters in Moline.

Shareholders will elect twelve directors, including the newest one, Alan Heuberger. He's Senior Manager at BMGI, a consulting firm specializing in strategic problem-solving. Shareholders will also vote on other routine items such as Deere and Company's accounting firm and executive compensation.

ISU Research Park

The research park at Iowa State University in Ames has a new tenant. Deere and Company has opened what it calls a "strategic technology office."

Deere & Company

Earnings fell but sales and revenue rose for Deere and Company during its first quarter. 

Quad City Times

What's billed as "The Quad Cities Largest Career Fair" begins its 15th year on Wednesday. Hundreds of job seekers and about 70 companies and organizations will meet at the iWireless Center in Moline.

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