Articles from June 2023

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5 takeaways from ‘Lifting the Veil’ mental health forum: ‘Be creative to find out what your employees need’

Friday, June 30, 2023
Fostering good mental health is more important than ever before in workplaces, but the challenge has also never been greater, said panelists including Tippie's Beth Livingston at dsm Magazine’s latest "Lifting the Veil" forum.
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Data for insurance discounts? Consumers say no thanks

Thursday, June 29, 2023
Insurance companies have encouraged consumers to reduce their premiums by using monitoring technology for 25 years now, but consumers have been slow to embrace the idea. “They were supposed to be the wave of the future, but they haven’t caught on,” said Tippie's Richard Peter.
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As auto insurance prices rise, why don’t more people take advantage of this discount?

Thursday, June 29, 2023
Rising car insurance rates are piling financial stress on Americans. Some drivers are attempting to save money is by trying usage-based insurance policies, which base your premiums on how well you drive, how frequently you use your car, and when you drive. But not everyone is convinced it’s worth it.
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Local nonprofits see a decline in donations as country still fears recession

Tuesday, June 27, 2023
A recent report by Giving USA shows donations fell nearly 3.5% in 2022, compared to years before. According to Tippie's Anne Villamil, a lot of people are thinking twice before donating money or food to nonprofits because of the unstable economy and fears of a looming recession.
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The cost of bad press

Tuesday, June 27, 2023
What’s the cost of bad press for a publicly traded company that gets sued by shareholders? A new Tippie study suggests that stock prices drop about 2%, and the more media coverage a firm receives, the quicker the drop in price.
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What to expect when student loan payments restart in October

Monday, June 26, 2023
The Supreme Court is set to make a decision this week on whether student loan borrowers will receive up to $20,000 dollars of relief. And while the fate of the program is still unknown, people who are paused on their federal student loan payments will have to start paying again in the fall.
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AI needs regulation to avoid discrimination

Tuesday, June 20, 2023
As critical as AI is going to be in shaping the direction of our lives in the future, it’s imperative that an independent third-party body be created to regulate AI systems, ensuring that decisions made by algorithms are fair and don’t discriminate against disadvantaged groups.
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Local economics professor says war & weather are to blame for some high grocery costs

Wednesday, June 14, 2023
Inflation is more manageable right now, but it's still not cheap to get groceries. Chances are, your favorite bread or the cereal you eat for breakfast are costing you 17% more than last year.
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Fed decides on plan for interest rates; UI expert weighs in

Wednesday, June 14, 2023
"The good news is the 'all in' measure dropped from 4.9% to 4%, said Dr. Anne Villamil, an economics professor at the University of Iowa, "That's a substantial drop."
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University of Iowa working to combat mental health crisis among students over summer break

Friday, June 9, 2023
College students say isolation and social pressures the last few years have made them struggle more and more with their mental health.