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    Friday, June 23, 2017 10:56 AM
    With data breaches dominating the news cycle for years now, the idea of hacking and cyberwarfare is no longer a fringe topic.

  • Friday, June 23, 2017 6:00 AM

    Here's a list of local people in the June 23 issue of the Business Record and the page number of the article in which they are mentioned. Members can read all of this week's stories at and can access the digital version of the paper by clicking here.

    Linda Anderson, 4   
    Lee Birchansky, 4   
    Mark Bonnell, 13   
    Mike Bonnett, 14   
    Don Coffin, 4   
    Mike Colwell, 22   
    Patricia Cook, 4   
    Tej Dhawan, 4   
    Sally Dix, 18   
    Dave Eisenblast, 4   
    Kyle Gamble, 13   
    Andy Hodges, 16   
    Dave Lentell, 4   
    Matt Lundberg, 13   
    Rebecca Peterson, 8   
    Suku Radia, 4   
    Caitlin Stephenson, 4   
    Megan Vollstedt, 4   
    Derrick Young, 14

    Friday, June 23, 2017 6:00 AM
    I recently sat in for a couple of hours during the final day of a three-day Export Certificate Program that’s hosted biennially by the U.S. Commercial Service Iowa, at the invitation of its director, Patricia Cook. That small slice of time gave me a better appreciation for the complexities that Iowa companies navigate when they venture into global markets. 

    Friday, June 23, 2017 6:00 AM
    One of the interesting elements of Iowa’s surge in renewable energy is the debate of the appearance of the new systems. Some people love the look of a field of wind turbines, while others — including some owners of posh homes at the Iowa Great Lakes — don’t like the natural view disrupted.

    Friday, June 23, 2017 6:00 AM
    I had a hunch that many of us were mispronouncing the name of serial entrepreneur Tej Dhawan, who isn’t the type of guy to correct us.

    Friday, June 23, 2017 6:00 AM
    A minuscule portion of SBA-backed loans made in Iowa are being used to support direct or indirect exporting, despite higher loan guarantees the Small Business Administration offers as an incentive for companies to spur export activity. 

    Friday, June 23, 2017 6:00 AM
    Our friends at the U.S. Census Bureau reminded us of the diverse data the agency has on Iowa — such as how many dentist offices and toy stores we have. And how those numbers change over the years. 

    Thursday, June 22, 2017 3:06 PM
    Obviously, we live in an era in which mainstream, national newspapers have struggled to survive. Part of the problem is readers were trained to pay little, if anything, for news, but now are expected to. 

    Wednesday, June 21, 2017 5:01 PM
    A niche real estate developer that specializes in health care facilities began construction this month on Mercy Medical Center's new 50-bed rehabilitation hospital in Clive.

  • Wednesday, June 21, 2017 11:05 AM
    Spend much time talking to scientists at, say, DuPont Pioneer, and you'll hear about CRISPR. 

    Wednesday, June 21, 2017 11:00 AM
    The Wall Street Journal reports it's a bear market for two commodities many businesses thrive on — oil and coffee. The Corridor Business Journal wrapped up the news, noting that oil fell to $43.23 on Tuesday, the lowest this year. 

  • Tuesday, June 20, 2017 2:00 PM
    In case you missed it...
    A brief look back at members-only news from the past week on

    2017 Women of Influence honorees announced
    See who the Business Record selected as the 2017 honorees for Women of Influence.
    Norwalk a development rainmaker
    The Norwalk City Council took action last month on another project that points to the upward trajectory the city.
    Lawsuit: Certificate of need process ‘unconstitutional’
    Dr. Lee Birchansky has filed a lawsuit challenging the state’s “certificate of need” process.
    AgriTech Accelerator names executive director, initial class 
    Former Workiva communications worker Megan Vollstedt has been named the first director of Iowa AgriTech Accelerator; first class named.
    Radia to retire; Coffin to lead Bankers Trust
    Suku Radia plans to retire as CEO of Bankers Trust at the end of the year; Don Coffin will take over.

    Tuesday, June 20, 2017 11:32 AM
    Here's an intriguing read from the Los Angeles Times about Education Secretary Betsy DeVos' counterintuitive bid to suspend rules put in place by the Obama administration meant to assist students stuck with loans from fraud-racked for-profit universities that have gone belly-up.

    Monday, June 19, 2017 3:19 PM
    The debate over whether the federal government is tuned in to help the rich, at the expense of the low- to middle-class families, rages on as the Trump administration settles in.

    Friday, June 16, 2017 4:06 PM
    Michael Morain of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs recently published a fun piece that looks at how some experts at the University of Iowa are using lasers to aid in historic preservation efforts. 

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