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  • BY JOHN RETZLAFF
    Friday, June 24, 2016 3:14 PM

  • BY JOHN RETZLAFF
    Friday, June 24, 2016 3:12 PM

  • BY KENT DARR
    Friday, June 24, 2016 10:08 AM
    West Des Moines will support the expected pursuit of state tax incentives for Holmes Murphy & Associates' move to Waukee.

  • McLellan: E-newsletters done right
    BY DREW MCLELLAN
    Friday, June 24, 2016 6:00 AM

  • The Elbert Files: Iowa’s election year economy
    BY DAVE ELBERT
    Friday, June 24, 2016 6:00 AM

  • Guest Opinion: How a motivation company rewards its employees
    BY MICHELLE DECLERCK
    Friday, June 24, 2016 6:00 AM
    It’s rare for employees to want to be treated the same; instead, they strive for equality based on their performance. 

  • Junior Achievement to launch financial literacy program
    BY JOE GARDYASZ
    Friday, June 24, 2016 6:00 AM
    Junior Achievement of Central Iowa plans to pilot a financial literacy program in the fall for eighth- and ninth-grade students in Central Iowa. 

  • A Closer Look: Becky Wampler
    BY JOE GARDYASZ
    Friday, June 24, 2016 6:00 AM

    Becky Wampler was named executive director of the Wellmark Foundation in January. For the previous five years, she led Wellmark’s community health improvement efforts, which include the Blue Zones Project in Iowa.


  • BY JOE GARDYASZ
    Friday, June 24, 2016 6:00 AM
    What’s your company’s “50-plus” strategy? How can we initiate open conversations with older workers about how and when they plan to retire? What are some of the new realities of the work environment, and how do they affect older workers?

  • University Research: Electoral instability
    BY PERRY BEEMAN
    Friday, June 24, 2016 6:00 AM
    Durnev and colleagues at other universities studied market trends during and after election cycles and compared them with the relative stability of markets in countries with dictatorships. The research detailed how companies in democracies often change their spending and investing patterns because of uncertainty around elections. 

  • University Research: Make your good works known
    BY JOE GARDYASZ
    Friday, June 24, 2016 6:00 AM
    Are corporate social responsibility initiatives worth the effort and investment? How can companies maximize their return on investment with these programs? How important are marketing efforts to the success of corporate social responsibility campaigns? 

  • University Research: More engaging apps drive higher sales
    BY JOE GARDYASZ
    Friday, June 24, 2016 6:00 AM
    By 2017, the number of downloaded apps is expected to surpass 268 billion. However, more than half of the apps that are downloaded are deleted after one use.

  • University Research: Fund advisers’ conflicts costing investors cash
    BY PERRY BEEMAN
    Friday, June 24, 2016 6:00 AM
    Tiwari and colleagues reviewed “cross-trading” by fund advisers in which transactions were made among funds with the same management. They reviewed 1,636 actively managed U.S. mutual funds, linked to 560 investment advisers, between 1995 and 2011. They analyzed responses to questions posed by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • University Research: Be careful what you bargain for
    BY KENT DARR
    Friday, June 24, 2016 6:00 AM
    In mergers and acquisitions, some not-so-friendly competition from competitors can drive up costs and force the original suitors to rethink their plans for the future.

  • BY CHRIS CONETZKEY
    Friday, June 24, 2016 6:00 AM
    Every day, the professors and researchers at Iowa’s colleges and universities go to work on a series of projects and research efforts. Their work often gains high-praise within the educational community and in educational journals, but isn’t always highlighted within the business community.

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