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  • Friday, December 8, 2017 11:04 AM
    The unfunded liability of Iowa's largest public employees' pension fund has increased to almost $7 billion amid recent actuarial changes that reflect lowered expectations for future investment gains, according to a report issued Thursday.

  • BY JOE GARDYASZ
    Wednesday, December 6, 2017 4:09 PM
    On average, small employer groups in Iowa will see their health care premiums rise 15 to 20 percent in 2018, according to an expert with Holmes Murphy & Associates. And the rising costs are driving more Iowa small businesses to venture into newer types of self-funded plans as a cost-saving strategy. 

  • Wednesday, December 6, 2017 2:55 PM
    Davenport-based media company Lee Enterprises Inc. today reported earnings of $3.5 million for its fourth quarter, or 6 cents per diluted common share, up from $700,000, or 1 cent per diluted common share, in the previous fourth quarter. 

  • Tuesday, December 5, 2017 11:52 AM
    The Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. said it will sell an annuities operation that it has been winding down since 2012 to a group of investors, the Wall Street Journal reported. 

  • Thursday, November 30, 2017 3:42 PM
    Principal Financial Group Inc. announced today that it will move its stock exchange listing to the Nasdaq Global Select Market, effective after market close on Dec. 15. 

  • Wednesday, November 29, 2017 4:02 PM
    Iowa Insurance Commissioner Doug Ommen has approved the $1.84 billion acquisition of Des Moines-based Fidelity & Guaranty Life by CF Corp. 

  • Tuesday, November 28, 2017 4:10 PM
    State administrators will resume direct oversight of Medicaid benefits for a portion of the 215,000 Iowans who are being dropped this week by a private management company, The Des Moines Register reported.

  • Monday, November 27, 2017 3:38 PM
    Sales of nonvariable deferred annuities totaled more than $20.2 billion in the third quarter, down 14 percent from the previous quarter and 11 percent from the year-ago quarter, according to Wink’s Sales and Market Report. 

  • Monday, November 27, 2017 11:37 AM
    More than 14,000 Iowans had signed up for health insurance in the Affordable Care Act marketplace through Nov. 18, according to new government data, exceeding the number who had done so last year at this time.

  • BY JOE GARDYASZ
    Friday, November 24, 2017 6:00 AM
    Iowans who are putting money away for their kids’ college educations got a pretty nice bump in their investment returns this past year through the state’s 529 plan.

  • STEVE DINNEN
    Friday, November 24, 2017 6:00 AM

    How much of your money can you spend in retirement Four percent. That seems to be the long-held rule of thumb for how much of your money you can spend each year once you retire. But is it dead-on accurate? Will honoring it ensure that you don’t end up moving in with your grandchildren once you’ve burned through all your assets?


  • 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.

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