CEDAR RAPIDS — As Iowa farmers and manufacturers worry about the prospects of an extended trade war, Vice President Mike Pence offered assurances Wednesday that “our farmers will start winning again.”

CEDAR RAPIDS — As Iowa farmers and manufacturers worry about the prospects of an extended trade war, Vice President Mike Pence offered assurances Wednesday that “our farmers will start winning again.”

CEDAR RAPIDS -- Sen. Chuck Grassley stopped short of classifying Vice President Mike Pence’s visit to the Midwest, including Cedar Rapids, as damage control, but said part of the mission is to calm farmers’ fears about President Donald Trump’s trade policies.

CEDAR RAPIDS -- Sen. Chuck Grassley stopped short of classifying Vice President Mike Pence’s visit to the Midwest, including Cedar Rapids, as damage control, but said part of the mission is to calm farmers’ fears about President Donald Trump’s trade policies.

The data used in this analysis is from a sample of over 3.5 million Credit Sesame users across the United States, updated in June 2018. User-level data on credit card debt, limits, and utilization was used to compute state-level averages. States were ranked by their average credit utilization. The median credit score for each state was sourced from the Credit Sesame’s Credit Score Survey from January 2018. The scores shown are VantageScores.Total state credit card debt was sourced from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Quarterly Report on Household Debt and Credit Q4 2017.

Crime and Courts

ARCADIA — Wayne County deputies arrested a local couple Thursday night after a crash on Parker Road, saying the driver was highly intoxicated with two young children in the van.

Business and Economy

PITTSBURGH — Ahead of what is expected to be the most traveled Independence Day on record, gas prices in Western Pennsylvania are about the same this week at $3.053 per gallon, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report.  

WARREN — Northwest Bancshares Inc. and Northwest Bank announced Friday that Ronald J. Seiffert has been named president and chief executive officer of both companies.

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