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  • Thursday, December 18, 2014 4:42 PM
    West Des Moines-based Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Company of Iowa has signed a definitive agreement to acquire John Deere Insurance Co. and John Deere Risk Protection Inc., according to a release. 

  • Thursday, December 18, 2014 11:45 AM
    Wells Fargo & Co. for the first time is building a single internal division responsible for acting as a gatekeeper overseeing the menu of investments used by advisers at the third-largest wealth management firm in the United States, Investment News reported.  

  • Thursday, December 18, 2014 11:39 AM
    Meta Financial Group Inc. the parent company of MetaBank, announced Wednesday that it has filed a prospectus supplement with the Securities and Exchange Commission under which it may sell up to $26 million of its common stock pursuant to an at-the-market equity offering program. 

  • Thursday, December 18, 2014 11:38 AM
    Iowa credit unions experienced loan and share growth in the third quarter that outpaced the national industry, according to a performance review by Callahan & Associates, the Iowa Credit Union League said in a release.  

  • Tuesday, December 16, 2014 11:36 AM
    Brian Hemesath, the founder of several Greater Des Moines technology startup companies, will lead the Global Insurance Accelerator as its managing director, the Greater Des Moines Partnership announced this morning. 

  • Tuesday, December 16, 2014 11:28 AM
    Wells Fargo & Co., in collaboration with the Military Warriors Support Foundation, is donating six mortgage-free homes to military veterans in six cities this week, including Des Moines. 

  • Friday, December 12, 2014 3:01 PM

    U.S. producer prices fell in November and were muted even outside of energy, a sign of weak inflationary pressure that could point to persistent slack in the economy.

     

     

  • Friday, December 12, 2014 10:52 AM
    Shares of Ames-based Workiva Inc. began trading this morning on the New York Stock Exchange.  

  • Thursday, December 11, 2014 4:56 PM
    The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday approved a six-year extension of a federal backstop for insurers offering coverage against terrorism, advancing efforts to retain a program created in response to the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, Bloomberg reported. 

  • Thursday, December 11, 2014 11:21 AM

     The second annual Global Insurance Symposium will be in Des Moines in May 2015

     

  • Monday, December 08, 2014 11:07 AM
    CoOportunity Health has filed a complaint against Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield that claims Wellmark threatened to terminate an insurance agent's contract if he served on the smaller company's board, The Des Moines Register reported. 

  • Friday, December 05, 2014 11:45 AM
    Insurers are increasingly acquiring technology startup companies to better position themselves in the digital world, according to new research from global consulting firm Accenture. 

  • A Closer Look: Georgia Van Gundy
    BY MEGAN VERHELST
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  • Wednesday, December 03, 2014 2:59 PM
    Insurance brokerage USI Insurance Services announced Tuesday it has acquired the St. Louis operation of Holmes Murphy & Associates Inc. 

  • Wednesday, December 03, 2014 11:27 AM
    MetaBank, the banking subsidiary of South Dakota-based Meta Financial Group Inc., has completed its acquisition of substantially all of the commercial loan portfolio and related assets of AFS/IBEX Financial Services Inc. and has hired the AFS team, according to a release. 


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