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Teaching Iowans to think like entrepreneurs

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

The days of working for just one company are long gone. Today’s workplace leaders – in their own company or inside another – need to be nimble, equipped with the knowledge that enables them to transfer skills seamlessly from one workplace role to another. The University of Iowa’s John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center provides that education, from elementary school through adulthood.

IEM gets international attention

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Check out these international articles in Czech, Romanian, Korean, and Portuguese, written about IEM's crystal-ball outlook on U.S. elections. 

Strategist: I can't remember the last time the election meant this much for markets

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

The Iowa Electronic Markets pricing suggests it's likely that the election will result in a split Congress. The baseline scenario in that case, says Woo, is for President Hillary Clinton to be working with a Democratic Senate and Republican House of Representatives come January 20, 2017.

Iowa's next minimum wage hike isn't where you'd expect

Monday, August 29, 2016

Wapello County, one of Iowa's poorest counties, is a step away from raising its minimum wage to $10.10 per hour by 2019. John Solow, a University of Iowa professor of economics, said he was surprised but not shocked that Wapello was the next Iowa county to move on the minimum wage.

Why Israel didn't catch jailed tech titan Kobi Alexander

Monday, August 29, 2016

The backdating scandal was exposed thanks to researchers in American academia, which is a critical player in the American capital market. In contrast to the conventional wisdom in the press, it was not the Wall Street Journal investigators who were responsible, but rather a young finance professor called Erik Lie at the Henry B. Tippie College of Business in the University of Iowa.

‘Buddies’ aid University of Iowa international students

Friday, August 26, 2016

The University of Iowa’s Tippie College of Business is bridging the gap between the college’s American and international students. The program, called International Buddies at Tippie, started last spring and pairs business and pre-business undergrads for one semester. The goal is to assimilate international students into campus life.

Study: water consumption up with Berkeley 'soda tax'

Thursday, August 25, 2016

As Philadelphia prepares for the January launch of its tax on sweetened beverages, a new study found low-income residents in Berkeley, Calif., home of the nation's first "soda tax," are not just consuming fewer sugary drinks. David Frisvold, a researcher from the University of Iowa who authored another study on Berkeley's tax, called the drop in consumption "promising" for public health, but noted that the interviews were done just a few months after the tax went into effect.