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Rebuilding manufacturing in America

September 2, 2016

Not long ago, as imported manufactured products came under fire for counterfeiting and sub-par quality, interest in “Made in America” products began to resurge. Combine this with Patricia Miller’s business savvy, entrepreneurial underpinnings, and the opportunity to buy her grandfather’s fading plastics manufacturing plant, and you’ve got a recipe for success.

UI spin-out business revolutionizes cancer treatment

September 2, 2016

Kristina Thiel, Ph.D., is a researcher who works alongside three faculty members and scientists at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine. About two years ago, the four colleagues sat around a conference room talking about their idea for advancing cancer treatment. “One of us said, ‘We should form a company,” Thiel recalls. “It just blossomed from there.”

Teaching Iowans to think like entrepreneurs

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

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

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

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

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.