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    The tech industry started the year with a wave of job cuts, around 50,000 in January alone, and there doesn’t appear to be any let up this month. The computer maker Dell said Monday that it’s cutting about 6,600 jobs. Worldwide PC shipments plunged 16% last year, the largest recorded drop ever, in the wake of pandemic lockdowns, according to the research firm Gartner. Large and small tech companies went on a hiring spree in over the past several years due to a demand for their products, software and services surged with millions of people working remotely. However, even with all of the layoffs announced this year, most tech companies are still vastly larger than they were three years ago.

    With its prominent crest, crimson plumage, and cheery song, the northern cardinal is one of Iowa’s most beloved songbirds.


    A McIntire man pleaded not guilty to intimidation with a dangerous weapon in Mitchell County District Court on Tuesday after allegedly firing a long gun outside his residence across from a bar after a fight broke out last December.

    The national Democratic Party approved changes Saturday to its presidential primary calendar for 2024, knocking the Iowa party off its envied first-in-the-nation perch as the starting gun for the presidential election.

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