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Iowa

Employers can fire workers they find too sexy, Iowa court rules

The Iowa Supreme Court ruled on Friday that employers in the state can legally fire workers they find too attractive.

Saturday, 22 December, 2012, 10:42am

State governor bolsters ties with leader-in-waiting

Vice-President Xi Jinping's trip to Iowa saw him put aside thorny issues in the Sino-US relationship to mingle with old friends.

It also resulted in a request from Iowa Governor Terry Branstad that could bolster ties with the man expected to become China's next leader.

18 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Who said it?

My impression of the country came from you. For me, you are America

Vice-President Xi Jinping, speaking to residents of Muscatine, a farming town in Iowa

It's a great American story. A great American story

Film director Spike Lee doubly awed by New York Knicks basketball player Jeremy Lin (above)

17 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Midwest state relishing its moment in the spotlight

During his visit next week to Iowa, Vice-President Xi Jinping will reconnect with acquaintances he met decades ago rather than touch on anything concerning Sino-US ties, but the brief stop is significant for both the Midwestern state and for Xi himself.

10 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

From Obama to Iowa and old friends

A one-hour stay in the Midwestern United States town of Muscatine, Iowa, will give Vice-President Xi Jinping a chance to reunite with old friends, brush up on his down-to-earth image by chatting to the locals and set aside controversies that plague Sino-US ties.

10 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Talking points

Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories ...

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Hit and Run

Hit and Run by Lawrence Block Orion, HK$114

27 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

Card stacker on to a winner with Olympic village

Bryan Berg didn't just build a house of cards, he completed an Olympic village of cards. Over the past three weeks at Langham Place mall, the card-stacking world-record holder has been erecting his own 'Bird's Nest' and 'Water Cube' using more than 2,400 packs of cards. He finished the task yesterday.

25 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

Main man

My father, David Kaiser, grew up a hardworking son of the soil on a dairy farm in Iowa. When he moved his family north, he found he was raising a son more interested in hockey than a herd of holsteins. And so dad became a coach for our Pee-Wee team.

18 Jun 2005 - 12:00am

Grab a piece of the USA for only $88

ALWAYS dreamed of owning a plot of land in the United States? Well for the amazing price of $88, a piece of terra firma in the heart of the Mid-West could be yours.

The only catch is the property is a luscious green patch of one square inch.

22 Aug 1993 - 12:00am