IOWA

Though she began her career working in hospital operating rooms, it was nontraditional medicine that ultimately helped Dusty Swehla battle her way out of addiction. Now, with the motto "living the life you love, naturally," the Cedar Rapids native has opened a business devoted to holistic, natural healing remedies. Corridor Business Journal

A new Cedar Falls business owned by Natalie Brown offers a familiar creamy, gooey cookie dough you can enjoy in a cone. Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier 

Angela Janssen and Gretchen Swan said Pinterest was the catalyst that united them as business partners and owners of Moxie and Mortar, a new home decor and gift shop in Solon.Cedar Rapids Gazette


NATION

CBS Corp. said it won’t pay former chairman and chief executive Leslie Moonves any of his $120 million severance package after reviewing the findings of a probe into allegations that he sexually harassed and assaulted many women during his career. Wall Street Journal 

The U.S. is ranked No. 1 out of 20 countries for its artificial intelligence skills, but it also has a persistent workplace problem that it has been unable to fix. The gender gap in this field is still huge. Marketwatch 

From November 2017 to November 2018, careers site Comparably pulled together 10 million rankings across 50,000 companies to create its annual list of the top companies for women and diversity. Entrepreneur.com