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  • Wednesday, November 22, 2017 3:33 PM
    Operation Downtown has proposed a $15,000 to $20,000 overhaul of a dicey area under the Ninth Street viaduct, with plans to use public art to make the area under the north end of the bridge safer and more appealing.

  • BY PERRY BEEMAN
    Wednesday, November 22, 2017 3:29 PM
    The proposed police station on the old Dico Inc. site prompted a range of questions from Des Moines City Council members at a workshop this week.

  • BY SUZANNE BEHNKE
    Wednesday, November 22, 2017 11:45 AM
    It would be easy in today’s world of huge student loan debt to fall behind on a payment or two -- or more. For some people, the consequences of falling behind are dire. 

  • Wednesday, November 22, 2017 11:44 AM
    The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Risk Management Agency will provide farmers a $5-per-acre discount on crop insurance if they plant cover crops, a method to reduce nitrates in water, Successful Farming reported. 

  • Wednesday, November 22, 2017 11:44 AM
    The Ames Economic Development Commission and Alliant Energy plan a new certified industrial park on 730 acres of land annexed into the city. 

  • Wednesday, November 22, 2017 11:44 AM
    Deere & Co. closed out its fiscal year on a strong note with $8.02 billion in worldwide net sales for its fourth quarter, a 23 percent increase from fourth quarter 2016. 

  • BY DAVE DEWITTE
    Wednesday, November 22, 2017 11:14 AM
    Rockwell Collins’ board of directors nixed a joint venture with United Technologies Corp., hashed over the increasingly challenging industry climate and even approached two other potential buyers before agreeing to be acquired for about $30 billion, according to documents released recently.

  • BY BUSINESS RECORD STAFF
    Tuesday, November 21, 2017 5:35 PM
    Stanley Consultants of Muscatine and the Stanley Foundation announced the passing of both organizations' chair emeritus Richard H. Stanley, who died on Nov. 17 after a brief illness.

  • BY BUSINESS RECORD STAFF
    Tuesday, November 21, 2017 5:34 PM
    Iowa house sales edged up in October, to 3,542 from 3,530 a year ago, the Iowa Association of Realtors said in a release. 

  • BY BUSINESS RECORD STAFF
    Tuesday, November 21, 2017 5:31 PM
    The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis today reported that Iowa's 0.7 percent drop in gross domestic product between the first and second quarters of this year was the worst among U.S. states.

  • BY JOE GARDYASZ
    Tuesday, November 21, 2017 5:30 PM
    Fewer Americans will talk about politics or football at the Thanksgiving table this year, while 96 percent of those dinners will still feature turkey, according to a national survey by West Des Moines-based marketing firm Meyocks. And more than one out of three of us will do some napping after the meal. 

  • BY KENT DARR
    Tuesday, November 21, 2017 5:18 PM
    Bank loans and profits grew in the third quarter, according to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., and with the increased lending came a slight rise in challenged loans.

  • Tuesday, November 21, 2017 2:00 PM

    In case you missed it...
    A brief look back at news from the past week.

    Pleasant Hill and affordability
    The Pleasant Hill City Council took two actions Nov. 14 that will lead to the development of affordable houses and apartments. ?http://bit.ly/2zQwTqs

    The Pleasant Hill City Council took two actions Nov. 14 that will lead to the development of affordable houses and apartments. ?http://bit.ly/2zQwTqs
    Guest Opinion: Get secure
    One area that is often neglected or even ignored is reviewing how secure the banking processes and procedures are within your company. http://bit.ly/2mAOnUX

    Drake thinks real estate
    Drake University is considering the addition of a commercial real estate concentration in its MBA program. http://bit.ly/2zRWijG

    Cruz vs. Reynolds
    The fight over Bill Northey’s nomination as undersecretary at the USDA has turned into a free-for-all between ethanol and oil interests. http://bit.ly/2zMeptq

    Anti-harassment at TAI
    Speakers at the Technology Association of Iowa’s Women of Innovation Awards event took on ?the topic of harassment. ?http://bit.ly/2hHHbof
    Speakers at the Technology Association of Iowa’s Women of Innovation Awards event took on ?the topic of harassment. ?http://bit.ly/2hHHbof

  • Tuesday, November 21, 2017 11:04 AM

  • Tuesday, November 21, 2017 11:03 AM
    The Iowa Department of Transportation says there has been very little interest in corporate sponsorships for state highway rest areas.

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