Iowa Business Beat http://iowapublicradio.org en Iowa Business Beat: Education Economics http://iowapublicradio.org/post/iowa-business-beat-education-economics <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>It's back to school season in Iowa. IPR's Clay Masters talks education economics with Sarah McCammon while she finishes up her assignment for Marketplace this summer covering business and economics news. They discuss the increasing costs for teachers and parents to pay for public school and a report by the US Department of Education found colleges giving bigger grants to wealthier kids.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 26 Aug 2013 11:02:00 +0000 Clay Masters & Sarah McCammon 28050 at http://iowapublicradio.org Iowa Business Beat: Education Economics Iowa Business Beat: Rockwell Collins Buys Airinc, John Deere Earnings Beat Projections http://iowapublicradio.org/post/iowa-business-beat-rockwell-collins-buys-airinc-john-deere-earnings-beat-projections <p></p><p>Many Iowans work for two companies in recent business headlines. In a nearly 1.4 billion dollar deal, Cedar Rapids-based Rockwell Collins announced it was buying communication system company Airinc. Rockwell Collins CEO, Kelly Ortberg, calls it the biggest deal the company has undertaken.</p> Mon, 19 Aug 2013 11:57:58 +0000 Clay Masters & Sarah McCammon 27675 at http://iowapublicradio.org Iowa Business Beat: Rockwell Collins Buys Airinc, John Deere Earnings Beat Projections Iowa Business Beat: The Economics of Early School Start Date http://iowapublicradio.org/post/iowa-business-beat-economics-early-school-start-date <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Mon, 12 Aug 2013 11:05:07 +0000 Clay Masters & Sarah McCammon 27309 at http://iowapublicradio.org Iowa Business Beat: The Economics of Early School Start Date Iowa Business Beat: Controlling the Cost of College http://iowapublicradio.org/post/iowa-business-beat-controlling-cost-college <p>This week IPR's Clay Masters checks in with Sarah McCammon, who's on assignment with Marketplace, about issues regarding paying for college.</p><p>IPR would like to know what business issues are important to you,<a href="https://www.publicinsightnetwork.org/source/en/insight/622c5833fe15/joining-the-public-insight-network">&nbsp;join our IPR Insight Network and lend your expertise and experience to our reporting. &nbsp;</a></p> Mon, 29 Jul 2013 11:43:12 +0000 Clay Masters & Sarah McCammon 26553 at http://iowapublicradio.org Iowa Business Beat: Controlling the Cost of College Iowa Business Beat: Unemployment Rate Holds Steady, Energy Markets Heat Up http://iowapublicradio.org/post/iowa-business-beat-unemployment-rate-holds-steady-energy-markets-heat <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">This week Clay and Sarah discuss the state's unemployment rate which is largely unchanged for June. They also discuss an issue Sarah is reporting on regarding the Keystone XL Pipeline and its impact on the country if its built or not.&nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 22 Jul 2013 11:41:33 +0000 Clay Masters & Sarah McCammon 24394 at http://iowapublicradio.org Iowa Business Beat: Unemployment Rate Holds Steady, Energy Markets Heat Up Iowa Business Beat: Shakeups in Agribusiness http://iowapublicradio.org/post/iowa-business-beat-shakeups-agribusiness <p></p><p>This week Clay and Sarah discuss big news in agribusiness and how the industry is reacting. The U.S. House passed a farm bill that strips the nutrition portion out of the legislation, breaking up the rural/urban coalition of lawmakers. Also, a deadly pig virus is causing pork producers to be even more cautious with how they operate their business. And a deadly train accident in Quebec has people in the United States looking at how the country transports oil.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 15 Jul 2013 10:43:42 +0000 Clay Masters & Sarah McCammon 23995 at http://iowapublicradio.org Iowa Business Beat: Shakeups in Agribusiness Iowa Business Beat: Positive Economic Indicators in Iowa http://iowapublicradio.org/post/iowa-business-beat-positive-economic-indicators-iowa <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>IPR's Clay Masters talks with Sarah McCammon who's on assignment covering business news for Marketplace.&nbsp;</p><p>IPR would like to know what business issues are important to you,<a href="https://www.publicinsightnetwork.org/source/en/insight/622c5833fe15/joining-the-public-insight-network"> join our IPR Insight Network and lend your expertise and experience to our reporting. &nbsp;</a></p> Mon, 08 Jul 2013 11:27:24 +0000 Clay Masters & Sarah McCammon 23583 at http://iowapublicradio.org Iowa Business Beat: Positive Economic Indicators in Iowa