RSS Feed businessrecord.com : Finance & Insurance http://www.businessrecord.com:80 A feed of current articles not set 2014-09-21T06:05:00.4953132Z Berko: Avoid broker's biotech, IT picks No! Your brokerage is not recognized for its skilled stock research. Rather, Ameriprise Financial Inc. (AMP-$124.72) is best-known for its selling skills and expertise in peddling some 4,000 load mutual funds, life insurance policies and annuity products. http://www.businessrecord.com:80/Content/Finance-Insurance/Finance-Insurance/Article/Berko-Avoid-broker-s-biotech-IT-picks/171/833/65425 Finance & Insurance Iowa Insurance Division warns marketers on indexed annuity claims <span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: #ffffff;">Insurance marketing organizations and similar third-party marketers need to toe the line where advertising is concerned, according to regulators in Iowa and Kansas,&nbsp;</span><a track="on" href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001hCFTf-Fi60ZBmpzL6v1wXOmJidzljJfRIClcdxIbsXwCDIW1AsGM_ozqQt5DtfNtaqHq4_aX7_kwh0WTzTDNe4JciljglF_EQq_YCGEGrAjkFQ6LMxQN-qGVKJIZ5Z2b1zPv8U0cfp1QHFpKSG4hth3K4yDrkebHqVHwtbeT9olUkIMgXWHGhDJw0OqgKdB561ehtPyksBN3QIMoI6yDFF_9b0NoToX-" shape="rect" linktype="1" target="_blank" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; color: #1a63a1; background-color: #ffffff;">InsuranceNewsNet.com reported.</a><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: #ffffff;">&nbsp;</span> http://www.businessrecord.com:80/Content/Finance-Insurance/Finance-Insurance/Article/Iowa-Insurance-Division-warns-marketers-on-indexed-annuity-claims/171/833/65446 Finance & Insurance PwC accounting firm plans 50-person DM office within two years <span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Global accounting firm PwC US, formerly known as PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, will continue to expand its Des Moines office rapidly.</span> http://www.businessrecord.com:80/Content/Finance-Insurance/Finance-Insurance/Article/PwC-accounting-firm-plans-50-person-DM-office-within-two-years-/171/833/65442 Finance & Insurance Inflation worries calmed with consumer price and wage reports <span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: #ffffff;">Consumer prices dipped in August for the first time in nearly a year and a half, mitigating inflation fears, which could delay a Federal Reserve move to increase inter</span><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: #ffffff;">est rates,&nbsp;<a track="on" shape="rect" href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001GUzrTvAN7YKxRUZHcQpAsF9wWi-1GXDoyXcOY82oqIJTfsb3j3Yopgg9MMLO1OTYYLXamyEz7lBsz3iFq-eOmuKBRvvFcKzXCGK4H9UARyx53ZLhZPtwG6WCOHxZ9Ce90HIR5EbV35emSFez_zKc3y02aDukA4wJre_W45v5AI73vfwQzPyw_W-sRyvdJHbO8mInVlrJTigLSCserUFl60WSxIiHkacmX1yFz0P8K6Mz99oGWywHfQ==" linktype="1" target="_blank" style="color: #1a63a1;">reports Reuters.</a></span> http://www.businessrecord.com:80/Content/Finance-Insurance/Finance-Insurance/Article/Inflation-worries-calmed-with-consumer-price-and-wage-reports/171/833/65426 Finance & Insurance Finance Authority: Iowa Bankers Mortgage is top lender <span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: #ffffff;">The Iowa Finance Authority has named Iowa Bankers Mortgage Corp. as its top lender for 2013, most notably for its efforts to advance homeownership and for providing the most IFA home loans in the state.</span> http://www.businessrecord.com:80/Content/Finance-Insurance/Finance-Insurance/Article/Finance-Authority-Iowa-Bankers-Mortgage-is-top-lender/171/833/65413 Finance & Insurance Berko: Planning for retirement without Social Security Congressmen can&rsquo;t afford to have friends, so they have supporters. http://www.businessrecord.com:80/Content/Finance-Insurance/Finance-Insurance/Article/Berko-Planning-for-retirement-without-Social-Security/171/833/65304 Finance & Insurance Principal Funds names McMillan to board <span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: #ffffff;">Principal Funds announced today it has named Karrie McMillan, former general counsel of the Investment Company Institute, to its board of directors.</span> http://www.businessrecord.com:80/Content/Finance-Insurance/Finance-Insurance/Article/Principal-Funds-names-McMillan-to-board/171/833/65392 Finance & Insurance Student financial literacy recommendations unveiled <span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: #ffffff;">Iowa Department of Education Director Brad Buck presented recommendations for improving the financial literacy of Iowa students at Gov. Terry Branstad's weekly press conference this morning.</span> http://www.businessrecord.com:80/Content/Finance-Insurance/Finance-Insurance/Article/Student-financial-literacy-recommendations-unveiled/171/833/65391 Finance & Insurance Wells Fargo study: Consumer misconceptions stunt home mortgage applications <span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">A new study by Wells Fargo &amp; Co., the nation's largest home mortgage lender, suggests that consumers' misconceptions about mortgage requirements are keeping them from buying homes.</span> http://www.businessrecord.com:80/Content/Finance-Insurance/Finance-Insurance/Article/Wells-Fargo-study-Consumer-misconceptions-stunt-home-mortgage-applications/171/833/65387 Finance & Insurance BMO Harris Equipment Finance expands to Iowa <span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: #ffffff;">BMO Harris Equipment Finance Co., a wholly owned subsidiary of Chicago-based BMO Harris Bank NA, announced Thursday that it has expanded its business into Iowa, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota.</span> http://www.businessrecord.com:80/Content/Finance-Insurance/Finance-Insurance/Article/BMO-Harris-Equipment-Finance-expands-to-Iowa/171/833/65367 Finance & Insurance Berko: The inevitable business cycle Of course we&rsquo;ll have another big stock market crash. However, like most folks who don&rsquo;t understand the market, you make the mistake of ascribing long-term consequences to short-term events. Every time the market has crashed, it&rsquo;s recovered even higher. http://www.businessrecord.com:80/Content/Finance-Insurance/Finance-Insurance/Article/Berko-The-inevitable-business-cycle/171/833/65299 Finance & Insurance A Closer Look: Ray Wasilewski http://www.businessrecord.com:80/Content/Finance-Insurance/Finance-Insurance/Article/A-Closer-Look-Ray-Wasilewski/171/833/65306 Finance & Insurance Report: CFOs optimistic on local business growth <span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: #ffffff;">Seventeen percent of chief financial officers in the Des Moines area report their companies will be creating new jobs in the next six months, according to the Des Moines Professional Employment Forecast from Robert Half.</span> http://www.businessrecord.com:80/Content/Finance-Insurance/Finance-Insurance/Article/Report-CFOs-optimistic-on-local-business-growth/171/833/65349 Finance & Insurance Iowa health insurance premiums rise moderately <span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Health insurance premium increases for Iowa employers moved further into single-digit territory this year, according to a new study released today by employee benefits research firm David P. Lind Benchmark. &nbsp;</span> http://www.businessrecord.com:80/Content/Finance-Insurance/Finance-Insurance/Article/Iowa-health-insurance-premiums-rise-moderately/171/833/65348 Finance & Insurance