Voters fill out their ballots in Iowa's primary election, West Des Moines, Iowa, June 3, 2014.
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Business Latest: Class warfare with a twist

 

CLASS WARFARE IN IOWA WITH A TWIST: This crucial battleground in the Republican-Democrat fight for control of the U.S. Senate has scrambled terms of engagement in the politics of class. The Democratic candidate, Bruce Braley, makes his party’s familiar arguments against Republican Joni Ernst. He slams her for opposing a minimum wage increase, for entertaining the idea of privatization for Social Security, for benefitting from the backing of allies like the Koch brothers and Big Oil. But it is Ernst who, so far, has gained more traction from the class warfare debate by using issues of culture. Read more

TRANSPORTATION INVESTORS BET ON ROADS NOT JET PACKS: The private equity investors that are looking to fix America’s infrastructure needs—and make a lot of money doing it. Big investors are shaping transportation in 2039 by betting on relatively boring fixes to bridges, airports and roads. Read more

KEEP ON TRUCKIN’?: Autonomous cars and drones may be on the horizon, but trucks—with drivers—still haul and deliver goods to doorsteps. There’s just one problem: America has more open trucking jobs than available commercial drivers. Read more

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Business Latest: Class warfare with a twist