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  • Friday, February 17, 2017 10:46 AM
    Deere & Co. reported fiscal first-quarter net income of $193.8 million, or 61 cents per share, for the quarter that ended Jan. 31, down from $254.4 million, or 80 cents per share, in the year-ago quarter. Worldwide net sales and revenues for the first quarter increased 2 percent, to $5.625 billion.

  • Friday, February 10, 2017 3:27 PM
    Muscatine-based furniture manufacturer HNI Corp. reported sales for the full year ended Dec. 31 of $2.2 million, down from $2.3 million at the start of the year, and net income of $86 million or $1.88 per share, down from $2.32 over the same period.

  • Thursday, February 09, 2017 3:27 PM
    Crews will soon break ground on what will become the largest building in Davenport. Sterilite Corp., the largest plastic housewares company in North America, will construct a 2.5 million-square-foot manufacturing and distribution center near Interstate 80. 

  • Wednesday, February 08, 2017 3:24 PM
    Rockwell Collins Inc. and B/E Aerospace will convene their respective stockholders on March 9 to consider Rockwell Collins' proposed acquisition of B/E Aerospace Inc. 

  • Tuesday, February 07, 2017 11:02 AM
    Kemin Industries Inc. announced today that more than 600 Des Moines-based Kemin employees have moved into the company's new worldwide headquarters building at 1900 Scott Ave.

  • Friday, February 03, 2017 3:38 PM
    Aspen Hills of Garner is closing its doors after federal inspectors have confirmed that listeria found in a brand of Blue Bell ice cream originated with the third-party supplier. 

    Friday, February 03, 2017 3:32 PM
    The U.S. manufacturing sector ramped up employment for a second consecutive month in January; the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported the sector added 5,000 workers in January, building on a gain of 11,000 workers in December, according to an analysis by the National Association of Manufacturers.

    Friday, January 27, 2017 6:00 AM
    To measure the economic temperature of the business community, for the sixth year we set up an unscientific online survey and asked respondents to answer a multiple-choice question to gauge whether they think Iowa’s economy will improve, regress or stay the same.

    Friday, January 27, 2017 6:00 AM
    In preparation for our economic forecast issue, our newsroom had our annual brainstorm to discuss and develop a list of the most pressing economic questions for 2017. 

    Friday, January 27, 2017 6:00 AM

  • Tuesday, January 24, 2017 11:46 AM
    Des Moines Register: President Donald Trump's decision to jettison the Trans-Pacific Partnership deal and renegotiate U.S. trade with Canada and Mexico could lead to a trade war that could put Iowa in the cross-hairs, worried state leaders say. 

  • Friday, January 20, 2017 4:06 PM
    Rockwell Collins Inc. today reported a rise in quarterly profit and revenue, though sales in its airline- and aircraft-equipment unit stumbled.

  • Tuesday, January 17, 2017 11:35 AM
    Johnston-based Igor Inc. plans in the next year to double its staff, now at 13 full-time employees and three part-timers.

  • Monday, January 16, 2017 10:58 AM
    Iowa State University's Center for Industrial Research and Service has received an extension of its agreement with the U.S. Department of Commerce and will provide up to $37 million in research-based services aimed at bettering Iowa's manufacturing operations.

  • Thursday, January 12, 2017 3:37 PM
    Rockwell Collins' $6.4 billion deal to buy aircraft cabin furnishings manufacturer B/E Aerospace has cleared the 30-day window for federal authorities to raise any antitrust objections, the company said recently in an employee communication.

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