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  • Lessons learned from the accelerator
    BY JOE GARDYASZ
    Friday, February 12, 2016 6:00 AM
    As head of the Global Insurance Accelerator in Des Moines, Brian Hemesath fosters connections between technology startups from around the world that have great ideas for insurance applications with industry mentors interested in partnering with them to bring those ideas to the market. 

  • Thursday, February 11, 2016 11:13 AM
    American Equity Investment Life Holding Co., a leading issuer of fixed index annuities, on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter 2015 net income of $33.8 million, or 40 cents per share, compared with $31.2 million, or 39 cents per share, for the year-ago quarter. 

  • BY BUSINESS RECORD STAFF
    Tuesday, February 09, 2016 3:33 PM
    Tech stocks Amazon.com Inc., Netflix Inc. and Tesla Motors Inc. are all of a sudden struggling, CNNMoney reports.

  • Tuesday, February 09, 2016 11:00 AM
    A Des Moines insurance executive Bruce Kelley, president, CEO and treasurer of Des Moines-based EMC Insurance Group Inc., is on Insurance Business America magazine's Hot 100 list. 

  • BY BUSINESS RECORD STAFF
    Monday, February 08, 2016 10:43 AM
    After the death of a prominent community member over the weekend, Des Moines is left with the absence of a man known for his generosity and support of the city, The Des Moines Register reported.

  • BY BUSINESS RECORD STAFF
    Friday, February 05, 2016 2:38 PM
    Around 12.7 million individuals bought health insurance through the Affordable Care Act's exchanges during this year's open enrollment period, the third held under Obamacare, the Washington Business Journal reported.

  • Thursday, February 04, 2016 2:57 PM
    Revenue slid by 5 percent in the first quarter for Davenport-based Lee Enterprises Inc., parent of the Quad-City Times and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the St. Louis newspaper reported.

  • Tuesday, February 02, 2016 3:07 PM
    Principal Financial Group Inc. on Monday reported operating earnings of $303.2 million for the fourth quarter, compared with $324 million for the fourth quarter of 2014, as it announced quarterly and full-year results for 2015.

  • Monday, February 01, 2016 3:37 PM
    EMC Insurance Group Inc. today announced improved guidance for its 2015 operating earnings, due to below-average catastrophe and storm losses and improved premium rate adequacy.

  • BY PERRY BEEMAN
    Monday, February 01, 2016 3:17 PM
    Let's just say January wasn't kind to Iowa stocks.

  • BY BUSINESS RECORD STAFF
    Friday, January 29, 2016 6:00 AM
    To shake things up this year, our newsroom brainstormed a list of key questions that we thought business people should know the answers to in order to do business better in 2016.

  • BY BUSINESS RECORD STAFF
    Friday, January 29, 2016 6:00 AM
    So, what indicators out there are keeping our industry experts and economists sleeping with one eye open? We wanted to hear what they are watching in 2016 and beyond.

  • 2016 Deloitte CFO of the Year - David Brown
    BY JOE GARDYASZ
    Friday, January 29, 2016 6:00 AM
    When David Brown received a call from a headhunter several years ago pitching an opportunity to interview with Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Iowa wasn’t anywhere on his list of places he thought he’d like to live. 

  • BY BUSINESS RECORD STAFF
    Friday, January 29, 2016 6:00 AM
    This is the fifth year we’ve asked the same question to the same audience, and although it’s an unscientific survey, one clear trend emerges from it: Hesitant optimism over the past four years has certainly been tempered.

  • Wednesday, January 27, 2016 4:29 PM
    February Startup Stories series begins


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