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  • Friday, May 22, 2015 11:20 AM
    Farm equipment maker Deere & Co posted a sharply lower quarterly net profit on Friday as a weak global agriculture sector hurt sales, but the earnings topped market expectations, Reuters reported. 

  • Friday, May 15, 2015 3:13 PM
    Iowa Insurance Commissioner Nick Gerhart announced today that a total of seven companies have applied to offer Iowans health insurance through the federal health insurance marketplace in 2016.  

  • Friday, May 15, 2015 10:34 AM
    Nationwide Life Insurance Co. will pay an $8 million penalty to the Securities and Exchange Commission after the agency found that the insurer deliberately delayed receipt of variable annuity and life insurance policy orders, resulting in a failure to price them in a timely manner, Investment News reported 


  • BY JOE GARDYASZ
    Friday, May 15, 2015 6:00 AM
     

  • BY JOE GARDYASZ
    Thursday, May 14, 2015 3:45 PM
    Iowans will have a new option for health insurance coverage in the individual market next year with the entry of Medica Health Plans, a Minneapolis-based regional health insurer that serves the Upper Midwest. 

  • BY JOE GARDYASZ
    Thursday, May 14, 2015 3:22 PM
    An executive with Medica Health Plans, which announced May 14 it’s entering the Iowa individual insurance market, talked with the Business Record about the volatility the Minnesota company has seen - both up and down - in its other Midwest markets, and why it will shake up the Iowa individual market. Also, read some insight from a West Des Moines-based insurance broker about some unique products Medica offers - and the outlook for group offerings by Medica. 

  • Thursday, May 14, 2015 11:28 AM
    The $34 million renovation of the iconic American Republic Insurance Co. headquarters at 601 Sixth Ave. in Des Moines was awarded more than $8.6 million in state historic tax credits Wednesday, one of six projects in the city that will receive a total of $15.5 million in credits. 

  • Thursday, May 14, 2015 11:26 AM
    DuPont Co. defeated the campaign by Nelson Peltz and his Trian Fund Management LP to land seats on the chemical giant's board, dealing a landmark setback to one of the most influential activist investment firms, the Wall Street Journal reported. 

  • Wednesday, May 13, 2015 11:30 AM
    The Iowa chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators will host financial planner Dennis Markway at its May 19 luncheon in Des Moines.  

  • Wednesday, May 13, 2015 9:47 AM
     

  • BY JOE GARDYASZ
    Monday, May 11, 2015 3:20 PM
    Significantly higher health claims costs last year among the portion of its members subject to the Affordable Care Act provisions have driven Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield to seek a 28 percent average base rate increase for those plans in Iowa, the Des Moines-based insurer said today. 

  • Monday, May 11, 2015 10:58 AM
    Nationwide on Friday reported net operating income of $391 million, up more than 11 percent from the same period last year.  

  • Friday, May 08, 2015 3:15 PM
    FBL Financial Group Inc. on Thursday reported net income for the first quarter of 2015 of $23.6 million, or 94 cents per common share, compared with $23.0 million, or 91 cents per share, for the first quarter of 2014. 

  • Thursday, May 07, 2015 2:11 PM
    Windstream today reported total revenues were $1.4 billion in the first quarter, a decline of 3 percent from the same period a year ago. 


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