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  • Wednesday, November 22, 2017 11:44 AM
    Deere & Co. closed out its fiscal year on a strong note with $8.02 billion in worldwide net sales for its fourth quarter, a 23 percent increase from fourth quarter 2016. 

  • Tuesday, November 21, 2017 11:02 AM
    CF Corp., which in May announced plans to merge with Des Moines-based Fidelity & Guaranty Life, said Monday that it intends to transfer its stock listing from the Nasdaq Capital Market to the New York Stock Exchange after the completion of the $1.84 billion transaction later this year. 

  • Wednesday, November 15, 2017 3:44 PM
    United Fire Group reported a net loss of $17.9 million, or 72 cents per diluted share, in its third quarter as it struggled under the weight of hurricane catastrophe losses and more severe commercial auto losses.

  • Monday, November 13, 2017 11:35 AM
    Insurer Aegon, the Netherlands-based parent company of Transamerica in Cedar Rapids, reported earnings up 30 percent in the third quarter, thanks to favorable claims, higher revenues and lower expenses in the U.S.

  • Monday, November 13, 2017 11:34 AM
    Holmes Murphy & Associates has again been recognized by Business Insurance magazine as one of the Best Places to Work in Insurance. 

  • Thursday, November 9, 2017 3:45 PM
    Hub International Ltd., a leading global insurance brokerage based in Chicago, announced today that it has signed a purchase agreement to acquire the assets of Wells Fargo Insurance Inc.’s crop insurance broker business. 

  • Wednesday, November 8, 2017 11:36 AM
    Des Moines-based EMC Insurance Group Inc. reported third-quarter net income of $746,000, or 3 cents per share, compared with net income of $4.1 million, or 20 cents per share, in the third quarter of 2016.

  • Wednesday, November 8, 2017 11:36 AM
    The lapse of the federal Biodiesel Mixture Excise Tax Credit (BTC) resulted in flat third-quarter earnings for Ames-based Renewable Energy Group Inc., according to a release. 

  • Tuesday, November 7, 2017 3:44 PM
    Twenty-five college students from Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin have been selected for the 2018 class of the Principal Community Scholars Program.

  • Tuesday, November 7, 2017 11:11 AM
    EMC Insurance Group Inc. has named Mick Lovell as executive vice president of operations, effective Jan. 2.

  • Tuesday, November 7, 2017 11:10 AM
    American Equity Investment Life Holding Co. reported third-quarter net income of $57 million, or 63 cents per share, compared with a net loss of $7.4 million, or 9 cents per share, for third quarter 2016. 

  • Monday, November 6, 2017 11:15 AM
    Shares of Apollo Global Management LLC and other private equity firms fell after House Republicans introduced a tax plan that throws up a roadblock for Athene Holding Ltd., the insurer that accounts for about a quarter of Apollo’s asset-management fees, Bloomberg reported. 

  • BY KENT DARR
    Friday, November 3, 2017 2:31 PM
    October ended with a treat for the majority of companies that make up the Business Record’s Iowa Index, with 15 of the 23 state-based public companies posting gains for the month. 

  • Thursday, November 2, 2017 10:22 AM
    Cognizant, a New Jersey-based Fortune 500 company that’s been rapidly building its Des Moines presence, reported net income of $495 million, or 84 cents per share, compared with $444 million, or 73 cents, for the third quarter of 2016.

  • BY JOE GARDYASZ
    Wednesday, November 1, 2017 11:20 AM
    As organizations begin to assess options for group health coverage in 2018, new data out this week could help provide some perspective. Employer premiums on health care plans rose higher this year than they have in the past five years, according to a new nationwide health plan survey, Benefits Pro reported. 

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