More veterans using Freedom Foundation pantry in Cedar Rapids as food prices rise

Thursday, February 3, 2022

Nuray Akin, a visiting associate professor of economics at the University of Iowa says pandemic shutdowns, changing supply and demand, and labor shortages have all played a role in why food is more expensive.

What is the most important thing businesses should know about the economy in 2022?

Monday, January 24, 2022

A preview of the Business Record’s 2022 economic forecast panel.

Labor, supply shortages in retail persist for Black Friday

Monday, November 29, 2021

Disruptions in the supply chains of many businesses continue and they mean there is an increased need for consumer flexibility when holiday shopping this year.

US retailers cheery about holiday season despite inflation

Monday, November 22, 2021

After nearly two years of pandemic gloom, American consumers appear primed to spend generously for the holidays despite worries over inflation and item availability.


‘Black Friday’? It’s more like ‘Black Autumn’ now

Monday, November 22, 2021

Holiday shopping season longer than ever, but whether local or national, retailers need to capitalize early.

Tippie expert explains how to keep conversations civil this holiday season

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

The holiday season is just around the corner, but there is worry divisive topics may ruin family gatherings.

A 2018 poll from the Associated Press and NORC showed that 9 percent of family gatherings were ruined by disagreements over politics. Topics like politics and religion have always been tough dinner table topics, but University of Iowa’s Dr. Michelle Williams says there is a new hot button this year: COVID-19 vaccines.

Tippie expert discusses how to handle vaccination talk during the holidays

Thursday, November 11, 2021

It’s long been said you should never discuss religion or politics in polite company, but a third topic is being added to the list this holiday season: vaccinations. Many Iowans are planning their first big family meals in a few years, and University of Iowa professor and psychologist Michele Williams says if you’re concerned some family members may endanger others, you’ll need to speak up.

What if it never gets easier to be a working parent?

Monday, November 1, 2021

The shock of the pandemic threw care taking arrangements into disarray. Many families find themselves back in the same precarious arrangement they had before, with the burden still on mothers.

There's value in going to the office, but some people love working from home

Thursday, October 28, 2021

Michele Williams of the University of Iowa Tippie College of Business joins Ben Kieffer on Iowa Public Radio to talk about the future of the office, why the office matters, how employees can negotiate working from home after the pandemic, and how managers have been trying to foster a virtual company culture.

UAW's John Deere strike threatens supply chain, food supply

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Tippie's Jen Blackhurst says the stricke could spark significant disruption to already-strained systems.