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DUBUQUE AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: Local Financial Services Professional Earns National Certification

Lynne Hager, First Vice President at American Trust & Savings Bank, was recently awarded the Certified Financial Marketing Professional (CFMP) certification from the American Bankers Association.

NORTH IOWA AREA COMMUNITY COLLEGE: Free Start Smart Workshop to be offered in Mason City

The NIACC Pappajohn Center and the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is offering a free two-hour workshop designed for anyone who is considering starting a business.

Q&A With Boone County Chamber of Commerce's Executive Director

Kurt Phillips believe that Boone County is poised for economic growth due to its proximity to transportation, agricultural, and educational resources.

Iowa farmers need open markets, not aid packages, anti-tariff coalition leader argues

President Donald Trump's administration's aid to farmers suffering in its trade war with much of the rest of the world is a fine gesture but not the right one, a long time Des Moines farmer said this week as a farming coalition announced a campaign to call attention to the pain that war is causing.

Omaha-Council Bluffs has top ‘equity-rich’ mortgage rate among Iowa's largest MSAs

Among Iowa's most populous urban centers, Omaha-Council Bluffs posted the highest percentage of properties with mortgages that have at least 50 percent equity in their homes, according to an analysis by ATTOM Data Solutions looking at home equity.

Des Moines area has top ‘underwater’ mortgage rate among Iowa’s largest MSAs

Among Iowa’s most populous urban centers, the Des Moines-West Des Moines Metropolitan Statistical Area posted the highest percentage of mortgages that owe at least 25 percent more on their loans than their property is worth, according to a home equity analysis by ATTOM Data Solutions.

Analysis: 35 percent of mortgages in Carroll County considered ‘equity-rich’

Among Iowa counties, Carroll, Winneshiek and Franklin had the highest percentage of property owners with mortgages who have at least 50 percent equity in their homes, according to an analysis by ATTOM Data Solutions looking at home equity at the end of the first quarter.

Analysis: 34 percent of mortgages in Sioux County considered ‘underwater’

Among Iowa counties, Sioux had the highest percentage of property owners with mortgages who owe at least 25 percent more on their loans than their property is worth, according to an analysis by ATTOM Data Solutions looking at home equity at the end of the first quarter.

Analysis of occupational licensing burdens ranks Iowa No. 37

Iowa ranked 37th among U.S. states that have burdensome licensing laws for lower-income jobs, according to a report by the Institute for Justice (IJ).

Analysis: 16.8 percent of Iowa property owners are ‘equity rich’

In Iowa, owners of more than 89,000 properties with mortgages have at least 50 percent equity in their homes, according to an analysis by ATTOM Data Solutions looking at home equity at the end of the first quarter.

Analysis: 17.2 percent of Iowa property owners' mortgages are 'underwater'

In Iowa, owners of 91,331 properties with mortgages owe at least 25 percent more on their loans than their property is worth, according to an analysis by ATTOM Data Solutions looking at home equity at the end of the first quarter.

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Cathy Glasson says state's minimum wage should be top priority for lawmakers

Cathy Glasson, a Democratic candidate for the Iowa governor's race, recently spoke with the Des Moines Register's editorial board to discuss a number of the state's hot-button issues including minimum wage, health care and education.

Analysis: Clinton County has the highest foreclosure rate for first quarter

One in 389 properties in Clinton County started the foreclosure process during the first quarter of the year -- the highest foreclosure rate in Iowa, according to an ATTOM Data Solutions analysis of property data.

Analysis: Iowa has the 19th highest foreclosure rate for first quarter

One in 776 properties in Iowa started the foreclosure process during the first quarter of the year, according to an ATTOM Data Solutions analysis of property data.

Sammons Financial's Jackie Cockrum gains Rising Star status

Iowa resident Jackie Cockrum, who serves as associate vice president for West Des Moines’ Sammons Financial Group (SFG), recently was recognized as a 2018 LIMRA Retirement Rising Star based on her inventive approach to daily operations.

Analysis: Cerro Gordo, Pottawattamie and Polk counties have highest property tax rates in Iowa

With an effective property tax rate of 1.96 percent, Cerro Gordo County has the highest tax rate among Iowa counties, according to an ATTOM Data Solutions analysis of property taxes levied on single-family homes.

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