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Trucking IPO will net Schneider family $230 million

Members of the Schneider family will get about $230 million from the sale of stock in the Green Bay trucking company that bears their name, a document filed Friday with securities regulators shows.

Schneider National Inc., meanwhile, expects to net about $281 million from the initial public offering.

Shares are expected to be priced initially at $18 to $20.

The filing did not say when Schneider stock will hit the market, but it likely will be within the next 30 days. Shares will trade on the New York Stock Exchange as “SNDR.”

via www.jsonline.com


Truck Drivers Weigh In On TransAm Trucking Case, Neil Gorsuch Nomination | Above the Law

We’ve heard legal opinions and political opinions about TransAm Trucking v. Department of Labor, the “frozen truck driver” case that Senate Democrats highlighted during the Neil Gorsuch confirmation hearings.

You know who we haven’t heard from? Truck drivers.

Their opinion is important. One convoluted line of reasoning I’ve heard from Democrats is: truckers voted for Trump –> Gorsuch hurt a trucker –> truck driving Trump voters will turn on the president because he nominated a person who puts law over truckers –> or something.

via abovethelaw.com


Halliburton adding 2,000 U.S. jobs as oil-field activity picks up - San Antonio Express-News

Halliburton on Friday said it’s adding 2,000 U.S. jobs in the first quarter and ramping up activity faster than anticipated to try to match the surging oilfield activity, especially in West Texas.

In a rare operations update call, Halliburton Chairman and CEO Dave Lesar said the company is spending more money now to protect market share and ensure stronger profits in the future. The plan to “frontload as much of the costs as we can” will mean weaker profits short term to better position Halliburton in the future.

via www.mysanantonio.com


Fantasy sports wagering advances in Iowa House | Political News | wcfcourier.com

DES MOINES — It’s unlikely fantasy sports betting will be legal in Iowa before this year’s NCAA men’s basketball championship, but an Iowa lawmaker is looking ahead to next year.

A bill to legalize fantasy sports betting cleared the House Ways and Means Committee 23-2 Wednesday and will be eligible for full House debate next week.

If representatives approve the bill, which is similar to a version approved by the Senate in the past, Iowans could legally bet on the 2018 NCAA championships as well as other sports events.

via wcfcourier.com


OK Foods recalls chicken products over possible metal contamination | WTOP

(WASHINGTON) — OK Foods Inc. is recalling about 933,272 pounds of its breaded chicken products over fears that they may have been contaminated with metal and other materials, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said.

The recall was initiated after five consumer complaints were issued over metal objects found in the chicken producer’s “ready-to-eat” chicken products, the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service said Thursday.

“After an internal investigation, the firm identified the affected product and determined that the objects in all the complaints came from metal conveyor belting,” a USDA statement said of the Oklahoma City establishment.

The statement added, “There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products” and that the products “should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.”

The recall affects products dated from Dec. 19, 2016, to March 7, 2017.

The company did not immediately respond to ABC News’ request for comment.

via wtop.com


NCAA tournament 2017: The best and worst from Friday’s Sweet 16 games - SBNation.com

And just like that, 68 teams have become eight.

It always seems strange to think about it in those terms once you get to this part of the tournament voyage, where the houses below that looked like specs just a few days ago have started to look like houses again. So much happens in such a short period of time during March that time itself gets distorted. It feels like months, not less than two weeks, since the final day of conference tournament play and the release of the NCAA tournament bracket. Yet here we are, knowing that there are now just eight teams capable of realizing the same dream that 60 others had two Sundays ago.

The field was whittled down to that number on Friday after a quartet of games that featured the showcase contest of the Sweet 16, and a post-midnight thriller for the second time in as many days.

Here’s the best and the worst from everything that went down on Sweet 16 Friday.

via www.sbnation.com


Iowa City Police looking for missing juvenile


JuvenileThe Iowa City Police Department is requesting the community’s assistance in locating a missing juvenile believed to be in the Iowa City area.

15-year-old Chloe Grace Mullen was reported missing from the Des Moines area on March 22, 2017. Mullen is described as a white female, approximately 5’6”, 175 pounds, with brown hair.

Anyone with information about the whereabouts of Mullen is asked to contact the Iowa City Police Department at 319-356-6800.  


Geek City Comics and Games

Geek CityGeek City Games and Comics is Coralville and Iowa City's one-stop location for comics, board games, card games, and pop culture collectibles and apparel.

Geek City Games and Comics offers a variety of products including:

  • Magic: the Gathering products like singles, packs, boxes, fat-packs, supplies and more!
  • Comic Books from DC, Marvel, Image, IDW, Dark Horse, etc
    • We also carry trade paper-backs, graphic novels, manga, and compilation products!
    • Check this week’s newest releases!
  • Board Games such as Settlers of Catan, Munchkin, and many more!
    • We carry products from most publishers such as Days of Wonder, Queen Games, iello Games, Fantasy Flight, and more!
  • Pen and Paper RPG’s such as Dungeons and Dragons: Next and Pathfinder!
  • Miniature games: X-wing, HeroclixImperial Assault, Armada, and More!
  • As well as an assortment of hobby supplies to fit your geeky needs!

89 2nd St #8
Coralville, IA 52241
For directions click here

Hours

Sunday: 12PM - 6PM
Monday: 12PM - 9PM
Tuesday: 10AM - 9PM
Wednesday: 10AM - 9PM
Thursday: 10AM - 10PM
Friday: 10AM - 10PM
Saturday: 10AM - 8PM

(319) 333-1924

GeekCityGames@gmail.com

 

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Millstream Brewing Co.

Millstream Brewing CoIowa's Oldest Brewery

Three Amana men decided to revive the art that had not been practiced in the Amana Colonies for years - the art of brewing beer. Carroll F. Zuber and brothers James and Dennis Roemig dreamed of building a small brewery to produce small batches of hand brewed beer reminiscent of Europe's finest.

To brew the best they needed the best, so they called on one of America's premier brewers, Joseph Pickett Sr., who helped in the brewery design, in the development of the beers, Millstream Lager and the robust, Schild Brau. Later, Millstream brewers, developed the zesty Millstream Wheat Beer.

In 1985 Millstream Brewing Co. opened its doors - the first brewery to operate in Amana since 1884. So the Millstream Brewery was born and so it has come to be recognized as the home of quality brews of rewarding taste.

The Story Continues in 2000 with the sale of the brewery to Chris Priebe, Tom and Teresa Albert. Chris is naturally handy and keeps the brewery in tip-top shape. Chris also is a trained brewer from the Siebel Institute of Brewing Technology and has brought many years of brewing experience to Millstream. Teresa is an excellent people person and handles all the sales and marketing. Tom is our warehouse and production manager. He is the "glue" that binds the place together. It takes a good team to run a good brewery!

These owners are committed to continually making quality brews, one batch at a time. With a current count of 33 national awards and 1 international award, Millstream speaks of some of the finest beer made in the Midwest today. The brewers have introduced many different styles of beer to Millstream Brewery and with the passing of the higher alcohol law change in spring of 2010, many more styles will be coming out! The Brewery hopes to be able to reach out to local consumers in new and exciting ways.

Millstream Beers - Year Round Beers, Seasonal Beers and the Brewmasters Extreme Series

Millstream Brewing
835 48th Ave Amana IA 52203
PH: 319-622-3672
teresa@millstreambrewing.com 

via www.millstreambrewing.com


Trump talks health care with truckers

While Republican leaders were busy most of the day Thursday trying to rally House support behind the GOP-proposed American Health Care Act, President Donald Trump met with some of the trucking industry's biggest names, and their dialogue focused on health care.

"We're the ones out there moving the economy," Chris Spear, chief executive officer of the American Trucking Associations, told CNBC's "Closing Bell" after the meeting. Spear said the group had an "outstanding conversation" with Trump.

Trucking is a $725 billion industry, employing around 7.3 million Americans and delivering 70 percent of the nation's goods. One in 16 jobs in the U.S. goes to a trucker, Spear told CNBC, and in 29 states the most popular job is truck driver.

via www.cnbc.com