RSS Feed businessrecord.com : All Latest News http://www.businessrecord.com:80 A feed of current articles not set 2014-08-01T04:18:13.3023611Z Clive's Jacobson Cos. to be sold to French firm <span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt;">A French logistics group will buy Clive-based Jacobson Cos., which runs warehouses across 142 U.S. sites and a large fleet of tractors and semitrailers,&nbsp;</span><a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001xyAMOfYM_lHZsxF_jufu9HIVa5g_CApklSsEBGQeE8WslOcLt8hYMc6vMZzItzB92_mA5gA6R5U1xJfrlxZ6YyrSROpJfKX9ZRXw43I70SLnp-g-ATlb4d_xcNSaNGavpg2UD_xoj28Bj_pTOc5j0FJXsDVZ2s75MKrcQ-d6IsbvUaRsMDT3KJnP-pjXqctiIZMeL__3qpw7QohhY1wtph-L0z-qWhlInIFdPzAT1jNhggS1qgcvIgCrcM7OYcJs&amp;c=XD26_ozGG3wiHcA_c74-EBTh6YDwoV2q4CS7mq8ipVjUSktr5u0W2w==&amp;ch=dgBQGVPyWSP8Jr8wiBb5zOhYt2YqaRErB78L0ivsWM8WaMnzXsE__g==" target="_blank" track="on" shape="rect" linktype="1" style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt;"><span style="color: #1a63a1;">Reuters reported today.</span></a> http://www.businessrecord.com:80/Content/Default/-All-Latest-News/Article/Clive-s-Jacobson-Cos--to-be-sold-to-French-firm/-3/248/64690 All Latest News Federal Home Loan Bank here in merger talks <span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">The Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines and the Federal Home Loan Bank of Seattle announced today that they have entered into an exclusivity arrangement regarding a potential merger of the two banks.</span> http://www.businessrecord.com:80/Content/Default/-All-Latest-News/Article/Federal-Home-Loan-Bank-here-in-merger-talks-/-3/248/64688 All Latest News State's largest solar farm opens in Kalona <span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.63636302947998px;">Farmers Electric Cooperative cut a ribbon in Kalona this morning for a new array of 2,900 solar panels capable of generating more than 1 million kilowatt-hours of electricity each year.</span> http://www.businessrecord.com:80/Content/Default/-All-Latest-News/Article/State-s-largest-solar-farm-opens-in-Kalona/-3/248/64685 All Latest News Increasing numbers of older people are working three jobs <span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt;">According to the U.S. Department of Labor, 115,000 people over the age of 55 are working three jobs,&nbsp;</span><a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001xyAMOfYM_lHZsxF_jufu9HIVa5g_CApklSsEBGQeE8WslOcLt8hYMc6vMZzItzB9ojhEPmSRVkU0zYmr3UVuyR6pd7rDyCTK4lHSvE_AxGEEEhPejuBmyVD3T802EuPAuWH0ffO2ssvEvgtrjS8FRi-lwGbyEGqFAx3SLTlRKJeawLrEq9ZmId7wKWmsJuMPUT0QX4mwyZgx-tgiqFUKpJH0oeSD211sKxKkZZPTgXPLUzS1NNw5drZFF8ZPpLILyjFByuzjZ84=&amp;c=XD26_ozGG3wiHcA_c74-EBTh6YDwoV2q4CS7mq8ipVjUSktr5u0W2w==&amp;ch=dgBQGVPyWSP8Jr8wiBb5zOhYt2YqaRErB78L0ivsWM8WaMnzXsE__g==" target="_blank" track="on" shape="rect" linktype="1" style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt;">CNNMoney reported.</a><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt;">&nbsp;</span> http://www.businessrecord.com:80/Content/Default/-All-Latest-News/Article/Increasing-numbers-of-older-people-are-working-three-jobs/-3/248/64682 All Latest News Parents, you're paying for college wrong <span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt;">Many parents are paying for college in ways that experts say aren't smart, according to the latest annual survey by Sallie Mae released today,&nbsp;</span><a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001eNYNr5QwR514YAJ-itRJuSBZA9q90v9aVLEnnXCPMKK1eFt9T6tiagDgIDrEVnVeSNsaiJmNUppU8E8ILBUR_FLxpsY_kUw0kIBbDr1nM1HL0zItMeLPocA3Da7Fv2eulYTrlb5kQjSCr0BEXweHeS7mGj7PMErqXKfKszJhkKvVaso1NGLfSVY1yLd98LCAIpGFWnh8M4k3HqvSMVC1PcZgs6cJLV3KqQW4kScTJrVZlk7DAMBGl0-SU1VEfXfT&amp;c=x7Yc8gyp68yUhEvnhX8w4oo_Cw6A_rURurWs1iHeqlD5kYEywXRNcA==&amp;ch=XC6UWh3fCtYWriRHcVMJTsxAUYXLwi52PGXyicPCSFiFd2D8s2cPzg==" target="_blank" track="on" shape="rect" linktype="1" style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt;"><span style="color: #1a63a1;">MarketWatch reported.</span></a> http://www.businessrecord.com:80/Content/Default/-All-Latest-News/Article/Parents--you-re-paying-for-college-wrong/-3/248/64675 All Latest News Morning Business Headlines: 7-31-14 http://www.businessrecord.com:80/Content/Default/-All-Latest-News/Article/Morning-Business-Headlines--7-31-14/-3/248/64674 All Latest News American Equity reports earnings, announces new sales initiatives <span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.63636302947998px;">American Equity Investment Life Holding Co. on Wednesday reported second-quarter net income of $36.7 million, or 46 cents per share, compared with year-ago net income of $120.1 million, or $1.71 per share.&nbsp;</span> http://www.businessrecord.com:80/Content/Default/-All-Latest-News/Article/American-Equity-reports-earnings--announces-new-sales-initiatives/-3/248/64673 All Latest News Meredith fourth quarter earnings were up 20 percent <span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.63636302947998px;">Meredith Corp. said today its fiscal fourth quarter net earnings increased 20 percent, and earnings per share rose 19 percent to 89 cents from 75 cents in the prior-year period.</span> http://www.businessrecord.com:80/Content/Default/-All-Latest-News/Article/Meredith-fourth-quarter-earnings-were-up-20-percent/-3/248/64672 All Latest News Panel to focus on driver's licenses for unauthorized immigrants <span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.63636302947998px;">Experts will tackle the issue of granting driver's licenses to unauthorized immigrants as part of the Iowa International Center Dialogue Series.&nbsp;</span> http://www.businessrecord.com:80/Content/Default/-All-Latest-News/Article/Panel-to-focus-on-driver-s-licenses-for-unauthorized-immigrants-/-3/248/64671 All Latest News Winnebago profits are up as economy improves <span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt;">Consumer confidence and GDP numbers are one way to gauge the direction of the economy. Another is to count how many recreational vehicles leave the Winnebago plant in Forest City, according to&nbsp;</span><a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001eNYNr5QwR514YAJ-itRJuSBZA9q90v9aVLEnnXCPMKK1eFt9T6tiagDgIDrEVnVeINQdYAcdXm-k06rbYI_kiKNBa4kCYnaVh7MpFW5IhxWauClDhPscGHJALwUwkipni7FnttKB7O5w3ukFsihZJOGvYLnIWcdvMVBUJZnfsRMPDcGA-07SEqNeOCmpdsHv5OfW9YWJqj5u78QfcncuCIusS9aI4qPIs5aix8HB-SWqt4-lNamcoFLWREfGzSVDIlpKSjd3Db0gBZM_l7tEbcL3_6fxJIvlUb2uKJXMOQTBTra1nr-jZcFsqzz0yqjvJNO26muYqgQ=&amp;c=x7Yc8gyp68yUhEvnhX8w4oo_Cw6A_rURurWs1iHeqlD5kYEywXRNcA==&amp;ch=XC6UWh3fCtYWriRHcVMJTsxAUYXLwi52PGXyicPCSFiFd2D8s2cPzg==" target="_blank" track="on" shape="rect" linktype="1" style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt;"><span style="color: #1a63a1;">DesMoinesRegister.com.</span></a><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt;">&nbsp;</span> http://www.businessrecord.com:80/Content/Default/-All-Latest-News/Article/Winnebago-profits-are-up-as-economy-improves/-3/248/64669 All Latest News Declining net worth tied to housing market <span style="font-size: 14px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; background-color: #ffffff;">Investments in real estate have whittled away at the net worth of the average American family.</span> http://www.businessrecord.com:80/Content/Default/-All-Latest-News/Article/Declining-net-worth-tied-to-housing-market-/-3/248/64660 All Latest News Business news across Iowa A quick look at this week's business headlines from across the state. http://www.businessrecord.com:80/Content/Default/-All-Latest-News/Article/Business-news-across-Iowa/-3/248/64659 All Latest News CenturyLink enters into data center agreement with CoinTerra <span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; background-color: #ffffff;">CenturyLink Inc. today announced that it has signed a multi-megawatt data center deal with CoinTerra Inc. to host CoinTerra's rapidly growing Bitcoin-mining operations in CenturyLink data centers.</span> http://www.businessrecord.com:80/Content/Default/-All-Latest-News/Article/CenturyLink-enters-into-data-center-agreement-with-CoinTerra-/-3/248/64658 All Latest News Mercy College receives College Success grant <span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; background-color: #ffffff;">Mercy College of Health Sciences in Des Moines has received a $74,574 grant from Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corp.&nbsp;</span> http://www.businessrecord.com:80/Content/Default/-All-Latest-News/Article/Mercy-College-receives-College-Success-grant/-3/248/64657 All Latest News Left Hand Brewing returning to Iowa market <span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; background-color: #ffffff;">Colorado-based Left Hand Brewing Co., in partnership with Johnson Brothers of Iowa, announced last week that its products again will be sold in Iowa. Excessive demand forced Left Hand to temporarily withdraw from the state in 2011, according to a press release.</span> http://www.businessrecord.com:80/Content/Default/-All-Latest-News/Article/Left-Hand-Brewing-returning-to-Iowa-market/-3/248/64656 All Latest News EPA reaches settlement with ADM over spill response plan <span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; background-color: #ffffff;">The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said today that Archer-Daniels-Midland Co. will pay a $430,000 civil penalty to settle allegations that it violated the Clean Water Act at plants in Des Moines, Cedar Rapids, Columbus, Neb.,Deerfield, Mo.,&nbsp;and Mexico.&nbsp;</span> http://www.businessrecord.com:80/Content/Default/-All-Latest-News/Article/EPA-reaches-settlement-with-ADM-over-spill-response-plan/-3/248/64655 All Latest News BRIEF RECORD: Ballooning with Wells Fargo Had a great time this morning at Indianola's National Balloon Classic riding in the&nbsp;Wells Fargo&nbsp;hot air balloon with new regional president Don Pearson! Check out some photos I took from this morning. http://www.businessrecord.com:80/Content/Default/-All-Latest-News/Article/BRIEF-RECORD--Ballooning-with-Wells-Fargo/-3/248/64654 All Latest News Echo Valley Country Club development could fund low-income housing in Des Moines <span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13.63636302947998px; background-color: #ffffff;">The Des Moines City Council gave the green light Monday for development staff to pursue an agreement with Coppola Enterprises Inc. for a commercial and residential development at Echo Valley Country Club.</span> http://www.businessrecord.com:80/Content/Default/-All-Latest-News/Article/Echo-Valley-Country-Club-development-could-fund-low-income-housing-in-Des-Moines/-3/248/64652 All Latest News Home Show Expo turnout beat predictions <span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: #ffffff;">By the end of the 10-day run of the Home Builders Association of Greater Des Moines'&nbsp; Home Show Expo at The Ridge at Echo Valley, the 11 tony houses, ranging in price from $500,000 to nearly $1 million, were sold or spoken for.</span> http://www.businessrecord.com:80/Content/Default/-All-Latest-News/Article/Home-Show-Expo-turnout-beat-predictions/-3/248/64651 All Latest News Women entrepreneurs still face big lending gap <p style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;">Women who own small businesses are still far behind their male counterparts when it comes to obtaining loans and securing government contracts, according to a new congressional report.</p> http://www.businessrecord.com:80/Content/Default/-All-Latest-News/Article/Women-entrepreneurs-still-face-big-lending-gap/-3/248/64646 All Latest News Morning business headlines: 7-30-14 http://www.businessrecord.com:80/Content/Default/-All-Latest-News/Article/Morning-business-headlines--7-30-14/-3/248/64645 All Latest News Final 'community conversation' on culture is Thursday <span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; background-color: #ffffff;">Greater Des Moines residents are invited to the final cultural "Community Conversation" at 5 p.m. Thursday&nbsp;at the State Historical Building of Iowa, located at 600 E. Locust St.</span> http://www.businessrecord.com:80/Content/Default/-All-Latest-News/Article/Final--community-conversation--on-culture-is-Thursday/-3/248/64643 All Latest News MetaBank parent reports earnings growth <span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; background-color: #ffffff;">Meta Financial Group Inc., the Sioux Falls, S.D.-based parent of MetaBank, reported a 14 percent increase in net income in its fiscal third quarter, which ended June 30, to $4.2 million, according to a release</span> http://www.businessrecord.com:80/Content/Default/-All-Latest-News/Article/MetaBank-parent-reports-earnings-growth/-3/248/64642 All Latest News Hy-Vee to build second store in Twin Cities <span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; background-color: #ffffff;">Hy-Vee Inc., which announced earlier this year that it is entering the Minneapolis-St. Paul market, said this week that it will build a store in the suburb of Oakdale.</span> http://www.businessrecord.com:80/Content/Default/-All-Latest-News/Article/Hy-Vee-to-build-second-store-in-Twin-Cities/-3/248/64641 All Latest News Dice Holdings revenues up 28 percent, buoyed by acquisitions <span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; background-color: #ffffff;">Dice Holdings, Inc., whose Dice.com business operates from Urbandale, today reported that revenues in the second quarter increased 28 percent to $66.5 million, due primarily to revenues from businesses it acquired within the past year, the company said in&nbsp;</span><a track="on" shape="rect" href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001L36vuKMPH8ZoyODXACRwziI5LA4epblBFIMa1lVdmnprlXpqrarxhHu3bzQPZJ74aidr4lwgsosWWn25cpkQyEpkbCDKK0G8ZbY_PbVajccQPjHJjOcXwer_90ZGTHYqsOAWxdQ_dhi-Kz91KoazE4cevyq-sqGjVFfRhvl8jRXgFFhKkMYNF91AGVtX9-HgAnNFzejs0OKG1aDKc-zSGlWQg_xWGXA-aiLmywl0vkTVQlDHVBCHiWKrDx6qFRwGQzL_zawUN1JcIZq3rhbJy6eokUE0WtVlRW9oAG42mXw=" linktype="1" target="_blank" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; color: #1a63a1; background-color: #ffffff;">a release</a><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; background-color: #ffffff;">.</span> http://www.businessrecord.com:80/Content/Default/-All-Latest-News/Article/Dice-Holdings-revenues-up-28-percent--buoyed-by-acquisitions/-3/248/64640 All Latest News