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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.


Study: Company partisanship hurts hiring

Thursday, November 18, 2021

From Chick-fil-A to Starbucks, more corporations and CEOs are addressing social and political issues, especially as millennials and Gen Z pressure them to take public stances.

Yes, but: Those stances are a double-edged sword when it comes to hiring talent, especially in our current workforce shortage, according to a new study from the University of Iowa.

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.

Tippie honors Jeff Lorenger and HNI leadership team for contributions to Iowa business

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Jeff Lorenger, chairman and CEO of HNI Corp., and the management team at the Muscatine-based company will be honored with the University of Iowa Tippie College of Business’ Oscar C. Schmidt Iowa Business Leadership Award for its contributions to Iowa business on Nov. 18 in Muscatine.

Vicarious touch: Closing the online sale

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Retailers know that if they can get a customer to touch what they’re selling, they’re more apt to buy it and pay more for it. A new study from the University of Iowa's Tippie College of Business finds that this is true in a virtual world, too, when the hand belongs to someone else, or is even a floating blue cartoon hand.

Black Diamonds: Q&A with Vail Resorts Accounting Manager Wynn Tan (BBA18)

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Q&A with Vail Resorts Accounting Manager Wynn Tan (BBA18)