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  • Friday, August 01, 2014 2:30 PM
    FBL Financial Group Inc. on Thursday reported net income for the second quarter of $28.6 million, or $1.14 per share, compared with $29.6 million, or $1.13 per share, for the second quarter of 2013. 
  • BY JOE GARDYASZ
    Friday, August 01, 2014 1:07 PM
    App-driven ride-sharing programs could be hazardous to the financial health of Iowans if there's an accident or a claim, according to a recent consumer alert issued by Iowa's insurance commissioner. 
  • Berko: Musings on Stanberry, IBM
    BY MALCOLM BERKO
    Friday, August 01, 2014 6:00 AM
     
  • Thursday, July 31, 2014 4:04 PM
    The Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines and the Federal Home Loan Bank of Seattle announced today that they have entered into an exclusivity arrangement regarding a potential merger of the two banks. 
  • Thursday, July 31, 2014 1:14 PM
    American Equity Investment Life Holding Co. on Wednesday reported second-quarter net income of $36.7 million, or 46 cents per share, compared with year-ago net income of $120.1 million, or $1.71 per share.  
  • Berko: Annuities and GMIB
    BY MALCOLM BERKO
    Thursday, July 31, 2014 6:00 AM
     
  • Wednesday, July 30, 2014 11:31 AM
    Meta Financial Group Inc., the Sioux Falls, S.D.-based parent of MetaBank, reported a 14 percent increase in net income in its fiscal third quarter, which ended June 30, to $4.2 million, according to a release 
  • Friday, July 25, 2014 2:23 PM
    Susan Hatten has joined Holmes Murphy & Associates Inc. as a senior consultant for strategic partnerships. 
  • Friday, July 25, 2014 11:05 AM
    Principal Financial Group Inc. on Thursday reported a 19 percent increase in operating earnings for the second quarter and announced a 34-cent dividend for common shareholders. 
  • BY KENT DARR
    Friday, July 25, 2014 11:02 AM
    West Bancorporation Inc. reported an increase of net income to $4.74 million, or 30 cents per share, in the second quarter, up from $4.3 million, or 25 cents per share, in the second quarter of 2013, the West Des Moines-based parent of West Bank said today. 
  • Miles on Money: The long view of investing
    BY DAVID W. MILES
    Friday, July 25, 2014 6:00 AM
     
  • Voyage of a lifetime
    BY JOE GARDYASZ
    Friday, July 25, 2014 6:00 AM
     
  • BY JOE GARDYASZ
    Thursday, July 24, 2014 8:51 AM
    Two health insurers in Iowa will refund more than $1.75 million in premiums to more than 15,000 policyholders in the state this year, under a provision of the Affordable Care Act that requires insurers to issue rebates if they don’t spend at least a majority of their premium revenue on health care services and quality initiatives. 
  • Berko: An investor Rx for Pfizer
    BY MALCOLM BERKO
    Thursday, July 24, 2014 6:00 AM
     
  • Tuesday, July 22, 2014 3:43 PM

    Two U.S. appeals courts reached opposite conclusions on the legality of a key financing provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, increasing the chance of another showdown at the Supreme Court.

     
     

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