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  • Tuesday, February 12, 2019 11:29 AM
    Iowa businesses nearly broke state record for new businesses filed in one month during January, reports Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate. 

    Friday, February 8, 2019 3:04 PM
    A Miami-based venture capital firm has entered the bidding for the darkened Younkers department store at Merle Hay Mall, sending mall ownership back before Polk County supervisors in an effort to sweeten a low-interest loan intended for the purchase of Younkers and the equally dark Sears store.

  • Thursday, February 7, 2019 3:27 PM
    Successful Farming: With Trump tariff payments boosting Corn Belt farm revenue, farmer confidence shot to its highest level since last June, just before the trade war began against China, said the monthly Ag Economy Barometer published by Purdue University. 

  • Thursday, February 7, 2019 11:26 AM
    The state’s Workforce Development agency has proposed a six-month delay in paying the first week of unemployment benefits. 

  • Wednesday, February 6, 2019 5:02 PM
    Retail sales growth in the U.S. is expected to slow down in 2019 amid cooling economic conditions, according to the National Retail Federation, Bloomberg reported. 

  • Wednesday, February 6, 2019 4:56 PM
    Iowa is one of 10 states to join the just-launched SkillSPAN, a nationwide network of non-partisan organizations working together to influence workforce policy in more than 25 states over the next five years.

    Wednesday, February 6, 2019 4:55 PM
    Creighton University’s Business Conditions Index for Iowa rose to 54.8 in January, up from 53.5. Anything above 50 suggests growth. 

    Tuesday, February 5, 2019 3:35 PM
    The main course at the 2019 Economic Forecast Luncheon: what’s going to happen with Iowa’s economy this year.

    Tuesday, February 5, 2019 3:19 PM

  • Tuesday, February 5, 2019 10:56 AM
    You didn’t hear this from the groundhog, but spring could bring weaker employment growth in Iowa. The Iowa Leading Indicators Index decreased 0.2 percent to 107.7 in December 2018 from a revised 107.9 in November. 

    Tuesday, February 5, 2019 10:07 AM
    Here’s your chance to comment on some transportation projects that could affect your daily life. You can see the whole batch on this interactive map, and leave comments there if you like. 

  • Monday, February 4, 2019 3:39 PM
    U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said trade negotiations between the United States and China have been “heartening” but have a long way to go, Successful Farming reported.

    Friday, February 1, 2019 11:07 AM
    The main course at Thursday’s Economic Forecast Luncheon: what’s going to happen with Iowa’s economy this year.

    Friday, February 1, 2019 6:00 AM
    The past year has been both exciting and challenging for Joe Ceryanec, as he and his financial team at Meredith Corp. integrate two complex media companies into one following the $2.8 billion acquisition of Time Inc. Going forward, Ceryanec will continue to play an instrumental role in the strategic planning for what is now the largest player among the top U.S. media companies. 

    Ceryanec, chief financial officer of Des Moines-based Meredith Corp. for nearly a decade, has been selected by the Business Record as the Deloitte CFO of the Year. 

  • Tuesday, January 29, 2019 3:10 PM
    A trade mission to Colombia and Panama Feb. 3-9 will include Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg, Agriculture Secretary Mike Naig and representatives of the Iowa Economic Development Authority and agricultural groups. 

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