RSS Feed businessrecord.com : All Latest News http://businessrecord.com:80 A feed of current articles not set 2014-08-22T00:21:31.9528299Z Iowans support federal expansion of renewable fuels - poll <span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: #ffffff;">A poll commissioned by the Iowa Biodiesel Board found that 77 percent of 517 registered Iowa&nbsp; voters support expanding the federal Renewable Fuel Standard to increase biodiesel in the fuel supply,&nbsp;</span><a track="on" shape="rect" href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001Z-syRtxHCw9i24Gtp6HoKqE11TPEw7uVu633hbmz0cFyooAMhuqsCgYv7AWwYkJZ6UtjG8s4mtgMeKPkM2QXe2TAhOQ-ERx5RVgWVupcgCw0qBekLs-wcuQFww-zU50jJBZE4bqtB5PKuNQiqzfgsgYrgZku-dRyoUJYANXSlxyEZ1Y-BA6Bg4ctEUk54ll1VP4Y1_3PV8Skawn7S77XEOFxJ5SCsNi-dw2ihxYitznye3IA8qA550FK4-vzznhbtPWtd-OXDmCGKfs2_WJUa4o9AHc2rjsCf5LoQSAgWhg=" linktype="1" target="_blank" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; color: #1a63a1; background-color: #ffffff;">reports DesMoinesRegister.com.</a> http://businessrecord.com:80/Content/Default/-All-Latest-News/Article/Iowans-support-federal-expansion-of-renewable-fuels---poll/-3/248/65019 All Latest News Music University to feature talk and mini-unplugged set by Matisyahu <span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: #ffffff;">This year's Music University, presented by the Greater Des Moines Music Coalition, will feature a talk and mini-unplugged set from reggae rapper Matisyahu.</span> http://businessrecord.com:80/Content/Default/-All-Latest-News/Article/Music-University-to-feature-talk-and-mini-unplugged-set-by-Matisyahu/-3/248/65018 All Latest News Credit unions become more bank-like on overdraft fees <span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: #ffffff;">Economic research firm Moebs Services released data showing that when it comes to overdraft fees, credit unions are closing in on banks,&nbsp;</span><a track="on" shape="rect" href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001Z-syRtxHCw9i24Gtp6HoKqE11TPEw7uVu633hbmz0cFyooAMhuqsCgYv7AWwYkJZ6UtjG8s4mthlYV9FPqCZis84dd15IxO7vRO21IoXNTnjczIf8sxBCIBJ1bWKkqPXFFjAiOmxAXCy6trs19LpInO3JD97ZvhIn_mwJb4BK8qxXlm0r3IRXI5Y-D2EDBbfGghKXWzi1RM=" linktype="1" target="_blank" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; color: #1a63a1; background-color: #ffffff;">MarketWatch reported.</a> http://businessrecord.com:80/Content/Default/-All-Latest-News/Article/Credit-unions-become-more-bank-like-on-overdraft-fees/-3/248/65017 All Latest News Sales of problem mortgages drop to lowest level in nearly seven years <span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: #ffffff;">Distressed sales accounted for 11.4 percent of total home sales in June, the lowest share since December 2007 and a strong improvement from the same time a year ago, when this category made up 15.8 percent of total sales, real estate analytics firm CoreLogic Inc. said</span> http://businessrecord.com:80/Content/Default/-All-Latest-News/Article/Sales-of-problem-mortgages-drop-to-lowest-level-in-nearly-seven-years/-3/248/65016 All Latest News Business across Iowa http://businessrecord.com:80/Content/Default/-All-Latest-News/Article/Business-across-Iowa/-3/248/65015 All Latest News Close skills gap by returning to training programs <span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: #ffffff;">Something is clearly broken in the labor market. The problem may not be the skills workers ostensibly lack. It may be that employers' expectations are out of whack, according to a paper by a Wharton School management professor,</span><a track="on" shape="rect" href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001Z-syRtxHCw9i24Gtp6HoKqE11TPEw7uVu633hbmz0cFyooAMhuqsCgYv7AWwYkJZ6UtjG8s4mtirHfNVCwaAv8Tdvil395F0kBP-hDn-W3S6nywD6lAEc4VJu6oJ-BFrXxaIlRBOmX-vszqcIZcWK-sH5fSrS4JRF9JIxWqiPkG8fo9FwLXqpr354gC2S7v49yKr6x3q3rwhXEgAWm0AT6cnjFT8FPvLT4E2xqxDwsmUmOlhUdmUCHJiLcMRAuKBD6lgp2gUgZE=" linktype="1" target="_blank" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; color: #1a63a1;">Bloomberg Businessweek reported.</a> http://businessrecord.com:80/Content/Default/-All-Latest-News/Article/Close-skills-gap-by-returning-to-training-programs/-3/248/65014 All Latest News 30 Iowa firms on Inc. magazine's list of 5,000 fast-growing companies <a track="on" href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001tdEGS65ePPIiPOqs8-n3kYTNQStJS42W1UiSd8mWSXe6io5kJeMjaCsvPe1excKWjAFqSpd_4cGiBXmCEBQVdX3yXRIiDfiE9W9qDzlCbB00-23-Kx-CpZ418s6pCKYcATwAjlJd6b-8P4IIH5s9hPpiwxXePlVAY4X0pC_eF_ezobXrBenxZLuFGSY6voOQDVs8-XhmVTLyyWFqXt6plw==" shape="rect" linktype="1" target="_blank" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; color: #1a63a1;">Thirty Iowa companies</a><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: #ffffff;">, including nine in Greater Des Moines, have been named to Inc. magazine's 2014 list of the country's 5,000 fastest-growing privately owned companies.</span> http://businessrecord.com:80/Content/Default/-All-Latest-News/Article/30-Iowa-firms-on-Inc--magazine-s-list-of-5-000-fast-growing-companies/-3/248/65012 All Latest News 80/35 music festival to be weekend after Fourth in 2015 <span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: #ffffff;">The 2015 80/35 music festival will take place July 10-11, organizers announced Wednesday.</span> http://businessrecord.com:80/Content/Default/-All-Latest-News/Article/80-35--music-festival-to-be-weekend-after-Fourth-in-2015/-3/248/65011 All Latest News Business leaders from the Midwest and Japan will meet in Des Moines <span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: #ffffff;">The Midwest U.S.-Japan Association Conference will be Sept. 7-9 at the Des Moines Marriott Downtown.</span> http://businessrecord.com:80/Content/Default/-All-Latest-News/Article/Business-leaders-from-the-Midwest-and-Japan-will-meet-in-Des-Moines/-3/248/65010 All Latest News State employees told to be mum about unemployment overpayments <span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: #ffffff;">About 85 people received up to a total of $27,000 in excess unemployment benefits one week last March, and agency employees were urged to stay quiet about the mistake, according to internal emails provided to a state legislative oversight committee, the&nbsp;</span><a track="on" shape="rect" href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001tdEGS65ePPIiPOqs8-n3kYTNQStJS42W1UiSd8mWSXe6io5kJeMjaCsvPe1excKWhX3dd-Xt_UnBn9gzOzIjibzH74ZyppJzqPyCxLfq5WvWkiXfOHXo89bxv9CIU9IvST556zF3QEC6dxw9sSK4zFDaGlqXrVWUaCXl5fT5Z7ycH5PDaxZx6zcrOmVYgeccVmqQDS1gVXLyOySqYYW92K-QeVpSJ4cB" linktype="1" target="_blank" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; color: #1a63a1;">Associated Press reported</a><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: #ffffff;">.</span> http://businessrecord.com:80/Content/Default/-All-Latest-News/Article/State-employees-told-to-be-mum-about-unemployment-overpayments/-3/248/65009 All Latest News U.S. jobless claims dropped more than expected <span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: #ffffff;">The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell slightly more than expected last week, Reuters reported.</span> http://businessrecord.com:80/Content/Default/-All-Latest-News/Article/U-S--jobless-claims-dropped-more-than-expected/-3/248/65007 All Latest News Who will be the 2014 Battle of the Brands champion? <span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: #ffffff;">This year's&nbsp;</span><a track="on" href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001GLFWrJ2gduEO97G29eYzWU7cU7q2-efftwfu-fFcZCBX5qVrgEGOWLMUIn_ZVzuBcVnbRXSEnskD2X7CCag9gfOmQbgVEepJnXWhQkJLreXq-eAA7m7bMf4efQmKCLXu_Sosl82fzN4z4O2u7bY4q8hCD120JWHCZ4tJeaOriCb7v1OxYrPVwUyrAWItpoOD8Dt01XKAt_I1Z4nqfa_UubKtnpOn6tyb0JkdQClNFpFQ9x7pnUP_bdSmpfm2etU4JG141iHWPgZAIj8prasTIDKSGUZayYnhBpNb1zHSF7s=" shape="rect" linktype="1" target="_blank" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; color: #1a63a1; background-color: #ffffff;">Battle of the Brands</a><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: #ffffff;">&nbsp;is underway to determine the undisputed brand champion of Iowa.</span> http://businessrecord.com:80/Content/Default/-All-Latest-News/Article/Who-will-be-the-2014-Battle-of-the-Brands-champion-/-3/248/65002 All Latest News Mercy First Step program relocates <span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: #ffffff;">Mercy First Step, an intensive outpatient program for behavioral health and substance use disorders, has moved to 1750 48th St., Suite 2.</span> http://businessrecord.com:80/Content/Default/-All-Latest-News/Article/Mercy-First-Step-program-relocates/-3/248/65001 All Latest News Brian Waller is new Technology Association of Iowa president <span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: #ffffff;">The Technology Association of Iowa today announced that Brian Waller will start as president on Sept. 29.</span> http://businessrecord.com:80/Content/Default/-All-Latest-News/Article/Brian-Waller-is-new-Technology-Association-of-Iowa-president/-3/248/65000 All Latest News Business across Iowa http://businessrecord.com:80/Content/Default/-All-Latest-News/Article/Business-across-Iowa/-3/248/64999 All Latest News New 'On the Move' online submission form <span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: #ffffff;">The Business Record will now be using a new online form for collecting your "On the Move" submissions.</span> http://businessrecord.com:80/Content/Default/-All-Latest-News/Article/New--On-the-Move--online-submission-form/-3/248/64998 All Latest News Kum & Go's Templeton to host first Hashies awards ceremony <span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: #ffffff;">Mike Templeton, who helped create the Social Media Club of Des Moines and who runs Kum &amp; Go LC's social media efforts, will host the Hashies, the club's first year of social media awards, at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, at the Jasper Winery,</span><a track="on" shape="rect" href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001fK_2xmlrF33eiblFl51gvGPIeM0S5UNnCDxVBvspYakt8eSPObzaFdYPh1pXv0P-9tX09lNt6tdc_puCeVFDL3OslMFdD7LwIvH9aknRPlYrcMQAF-R07h8ARoKEB51evZgqPewkBOIecBtB9gJ4jGouyx18UDZeG5oMd3w25FLwjVqyKKFHK5Qc6rmDa4g0u14VlnndeVcO5jB2PXuXUdYqtrUJR8LJbBePYNkd2ocjNUR8JerZE3qSZyLklZgHhKIDtFgbGTwfKgQB8AJC-A==" linktype="1" target="_blank" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; color: #1a63a1; background-color: #ffffff;">reports DesMoinesRegister.com.</a> http://businessrecord.com:80/Content/Default/-All-Latest-News/Article/Kum---Go-s-Templeton-to-host-first-Hashies-awards-ceremony/-3/248/64996 All Latest News Orchard Place to hold annual Parking Lot Sale <span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: #ffffff;">Orchard Place is now accepting donations for its third annual Parking Lot Sale on Saturday, Sept. 20, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the American Red Cross headquarters in Des Moines.&nbsp;</span> http://businessrecord.com:80/Content/Default/-All-Latest-News/Article/Orchard-Place-to-hold-annual-Parking-Lot-Sale/-3/248/64995 All Latest News Greater Des Moines foreclosure rate dropped in June <span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: #ffffff;">The Greater Des Moines foreclosure rate decreased in June over the same period last year, according to real estate analytics firm CoreLogic Inc.</span> http://businessrecord.com:80/Content/Default/-All-Latest-News/Article/Greater-Des-Moines-foreclosure-rate-dropped-in-June/-3/248/64994 All Latest News Windsor Heights YPs to host 5K for cancer research <span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: #ffffff;">The Windsor Heights Young Professionals Group (WHYPro) will host a 5K run for cancer research on Sunday, Sept. 14.</span> http://businessrecord.com:80/Content/Default/-All-Latest-News/Article/Windsor-Heights-YPs-to-host-5K-for-cancer-research/-3/248/64993 All Latest News Morning Business Headlines http://businessrecord.com:80/Content/Default/-All-Latest-News/Article/Morning-Business-Headlines/-3/248/64992 All Latest News Report: Iowa had strong GDP growth in 2013 <span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: #ffffff;">Iowa's real gross domestic product increased by 0.3 percent in the fourth quarter of 2013, according to a new state-by-state quarterly analysis&nbsp;</span><a track="on" shape="rect" href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001fK_2xmlrF33eiblFl51gvGPIeM0S5UNnCDxVBvspYakt8eSPObzaFdYPh1pXv0P-9tX09lNt6tdkFiUPAseglNb2hQH5Sf2KTjM5aQlOwnSLmTZ7YZORAT1_l01mm5J8hLTj9QA1PsR4IoZKeFL3PzMRU2FNSMKhyoeG2UEbxLseMIKMeom1Pg==" linktype="1" target="_blank" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; color: #1a63a1;">released today by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis.</a> http://businessrecord.com:80/Content/Default/-All-Latest-News/Article/Report--Iowa-had-strong-GDP-growth-in-2013/-3/248/64990 All Latest News Graduation Walk planned for Aug. 23 <span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: #ffffff;">Teams of community volunteers will visit more than 1,400 youths this weekend as part of the sixth annual Graduation Walk, an event where volunteers will visit teens who have dropped out of high school or who are at risk of dropping out.</span> http://businessrecord.com:80/Content/Default/-All-Latest-News/Article/Graduation-Walk-planned-for-Aug--23/-3/248/64977 All Latest News Home Depot expects housing recovery to boost sales <span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: #ffffff;">Home Depot Inc. said today that it expects same-store sales to grow faster in the second half of the year as customers furnish new houses and renovate existing ones in a recovering housing market,&nbsp;</span><a track="on" shape="rect" href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001WfgFDKypYcvnFGW4DB2dJotGgJmTC6AzIMgrCKvW4jA---iTN665E8NDX-a0sMQVC1mJezF17PJwQWkplS73vUxGB_arqY-DNaGCdhIHfT_tC6k9ZE-kpIssHrM9_edr1HU-0VMf_4ua1GgSL0OL1_dd1L0Uhzc5aniaPEwzSN57H5aV_YhGJYoMHRMCmUtV" linktype="1" target="_blank" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; color: #1a63a1; background-color: #ffffff;">Reuters reported.</a> http://businessrecord.com:80/Content/Default/-All-Latest-News/Article/Home-Depot-expects-housing-recovery-to-boost-sales/-3/248/64976 All Latest News NAIC releases model act for insurer governance disclosure <span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: #ffffff;">Insurers will be required to annually provide state regulators a detailed description of their corporate governance practices under a new model act&nbsp;</span><a track="on" shape="rect" href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001WfgFDKypYcvnFGW4DB2dJotGgJmTC6AzIMgrCKvW4jA---iTN665E8NDX-a0sMQVC1mJezF17PJqKNxkZJm01aV36xc7H2_WSb9oyA3tpRbvofjD3uBfdU66JcRpY1J9XKQPQLX7p9evpsyCDMp1_nZKFd45hqYiIK9FgNkz5iw9sdQTFc3BqEnccpueAu4d" linktype="1" target="_blank" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; color: #1a63a1; background-color: #ffffff;">released Monday by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners</a><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: #ffffff;">.</span> http://businessrecord.com:80/Content/Default/-All-Latest-News/Article/NAIC-releases-model-act-for-insurer-governance-disclosure/-3/248/64974 All Latest News