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'Occupiers' disrupt Gingrich speechupdated: Thu Dec 15 2011 05:43:00

Protesters briefly interrupted Newt Gingrich as he tried to drum up support among students at the University of Iowa.

Will pay-per-mile be a buzzkill for American road trips?updated: Wed Dec 07 2011 08:10:00

Remember your first road trip? That sweet taste of independence as you were finally unleashed on America's free and open highways?

CNNMoney: Betting on politics - and getting it rightupdated: Wed Nov 16 2011 09:34:00

Know a lot about politics? Think Mitt Romney is a lock to win the 2012 Republican presidential nomination? Wanna put some money on it?

7-second test for a new dateupdated: Wed Dec 22 2010 18:42:00

Susannah says she can tell how a date will go within the first three seconds. Turns out, she's only about four seconds faster than average at sizing up a potential mate.

Study: Popular people get flu firstupdated: Wed Sep 15 2010 14:36:00

As any teenager will tell you, being popular is totally awesome. But it has a downside: According to a new study, popular people tend to catch the flu first.

Higher 'good' cholesterol linked to lower cancer riskupdated: Mon Jun 14 2010 17:01:00

People who have low levels of the so-called good cholesterol have long been known to be at higher risk of heart attacks and heart disease. Now, a new study suggests they may have a higher risk of cancer, too.

The downside of 'friends with benefits'updated: Thu Apr 15 2010 12:12:00

When Jennifer Nicholas sees television shows or movies where characters "hook up" or have sex with "friends with benefits," she cringes, because that's how she got herpes.

Obama hits the road to sell health care overhaulupdated: Thu Mar 25 2010 04:11:00

Barack Obama's journey to reform America's health care system comes full circle Thursday as he returns to the place where he launched his ideas.

Quake witnesses: There was little time to actupdated: Mon Mar 01 2010 19:11:00

Sure, Luke Mescher felt a trembling fear when the walls around him started to shake Saturday, but standing around confused and scared wasn't an option.

Roads ripped apartupdated: Mon Mar 01 2010 19:11:00

An earthquake destroyed bridges and ripped massive cracks into a roadway near Champa, Chile.

Why you're likely to marry your parentupdated: Wed Feb 11 2009 16:28:00

When Lynn Houston was 27, she met an affectionate young man during a business trip to Virginia. Although she lived in Arizona, the two began dating; they married six months later. But after she joined him in Virginia, he became distant and had angry flare-ups, Houston says.

Photo project gives voice to 'backbone of America'updated: Tue Oct 07 2008 12:30:00

Brianne Leckness stares into the camera, a crooked smile spread across her face. It's the epitome of youth -- a young girl with bows in her hair ready to tackle the world. A dog scampers behind her in a blur.

No 'Hallmark questions' hereupdated: Tue Oct 07 2008 12:30:00

Author Stephen G. Bloom talks about the making of "The Oxford Project." Panel Criticizes Great Lakes Studyupdated: Fri Sep 05 2008 20:30:00

Substandard science has hurt a federal agency's seven-year effort to document possible links between industrial pollution and health problems in the Great Lakes region, an independent review panel said Friday

Professor teaches class from Dems' conventionupdated: Thu Aug 28 2008 09:23:00

The first time that the 11 University of Iowa students met Associate Professor David Redlawsk in their political-science seminar, they could see former Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack over his shoulder while Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar's voice boomed in the background.

Prof in A's-for-sex scandal missing, may be deadupdated: Fri Aug 22 2008 10:14:00

After six hours of searching Hickory Hill Park Wednesday with an infrared-equipped plane, police were unable to find missing University of Iowa Professor Arthur Miller.

Develop a firm grip to get a jobupdated: Wed Aug 06 2008 09:00:00

Before you head out to the interview, check your suit for lint, your résumé for typos, your teeth for spinach and your hands for a firm grip.

Regents re-open University of Iowa rape investigationupdated: Fri Jul 25 2008 14:50:00

The state Board of Regents has reopened its investigation into the University of Iowa's handling of an alleged rape by two of its football players.

Career couples fight over who's the 'trailing spouse'updated: Wed Jul 16 2008 14:08:00

Misti Guertin was a publicist with a full roster of clients and a growing salary when her husband, Gary, 56, was offered a job managing a luxury resort on a private island in the Caribbean.

Floodwaters breach sandbags in Iowa college townupdated: Mon Jun 16 2008 14:53:00

Floodwaters inundated Iowa City and the University of Iowa arts campus on Sunday despite what one official called a "Herculean effort" to hold back the water with sandbags.

Antidepressants could help stroke victims from the startupdated: Tue May 27 2008 18:04:00

Doctors may want to give stroke victims antidepressants right away instead of waiting until they develop depression, a common complication, new research suggests.

CNNMoney: Why more homeowners aren't getting helpupdated: Sat May 17 2008 08:49:00

Drowning in a mortgage you can't afford? Whether or not you get a new one will be decided by someone you've probably never met at a company whose role is barely visible: the mortgage servicer.

Give spring a healthier shineupdated: Tue Mar 25 2008 11:25:00

After a long winter, every home needs a thorough spring-cleaning.

FSB: An entrepreneur's shot at Miss America crownupdated: Wed Jan 30 2008 10:36:00

Fortune Small Business first met Diana Reed when she was a senior at the University of Iowa, double-majoring in business and dance, starring at football games as one of the Big Ten's top baton twirlers, and running her own for-profit twirling studio on the side. This week, the rest of the world got a look at Reed's talents, as the reigning Miss Iowa twirled her way down the red carpet at the Miss America pageant in Las Vegas. Huckabee Surges, Edwards Fades
updated: Mon Oct 29 2007 07:00:00

The latest Iowa Hawkeye poll shows a tight Democratic race and a Romney blowout on the GOP side

Negotiating the cultural mazeupdated: Fri Jan 05 2007 06:05:00

As any modern business executive knows, the hardest part of working outside your own country can be negotiating the maze of codes and values that govern work -- as well as life -- in that culture.

Jury still out on bankruptcy reformsupdated: Wed Jan 03 2007 14:26:00

The number of bankruptcy filings dropped significantly in 2006, a year after reforms were passed to amend U.S. bankruptcy law in hopes of curtailing fraud and abuse in the system.

CNNMoney: Iowa 'futures' show Republican weaknessupdated: Wed Oct 11 2006 12:13:00

The odds of Republicans controlling the next Congress have dropped sharply since news of the Congressional-page scandal broke, according to a "futures" market operated by the University of Iowa.

Mysterious radio hiss blamed on space weatherupdated: Wed Oct 04 2006 12:10:00

Weather that originates at the sun, not here on Earth, is responsible for radio waves that cause an unusual shape of two belts of radiation that encircle Earth and contain "killer electrons" that can damage satellites and pose a risk to space travelers, scientists report.

The etiquette of businessupdated: Mon Aug 14 2006 12:26:00

As well as mastering marketing, finance and leadership, new students arriving for the Tippie School of Management's full-time MBA have been learning a series of other vital skills. For example, which fork do you use for salad?

CNNMoney: Many firms seen dodging the back-dating bulletupdated: Fri Jul 14 2006 12:38:00

While the number of companies implicated in the ongoing options back-dating imbroglio has cracked the 50-plus mark, a fair number of those companies may emerge from the saga unscathed, a new report suggests.

Fortune: A study in CEO greedupdated: Thu Jun 08 2006 10:33:00

One of the questions crying loudest from the developing scandal of backdating stock options is, Why now? As new companies announce daily that they're investigating their stock option practices or t...

Fortune: Business Classupdated: Tue Jun 06 2006 10:49:00

At 21, Diana Reed has already reached the pinnacle of one career. A senior at the University of Iowa, she is the Hawkeye Golden Girl, one of the top twirlers in the Big Ten. Every Saturday during f...

Fortune: A study in CEO greedupdated: Fri May 26 2006 14:43:00

One of the questions crying loudest from the developing scandal of backdating stock options is, Why now?

CNNMoney: What the options saga means to investorsupdated: Thu May 25 2006 13:10:00

With the controversy over stock options growing more heated by the day, investors are wondering how many more companies will face scrutiny from government regulators and prosecutors.

Business 2.0: How to lead your customer into temptationupdated: Thu May 04 2006 09:34:00

For a 1999 research paper, Baba Shiv, then an assistant professor at the University of Iowa, told two groups of experimental subjects that they would be participating in a memory study. He asked th...

CNNMoney: Student loans - a life sentenceupdated: Mon May 01 2006 09:58:00

Mayrose Wegmann, 25, should have been starting on her dream career as a political consultant by now. And saving toward her first home.

Money Magazine: Stay away from the mall, say Hallelujah!updated: Wed Apr 19 2006 15:58:00

Preaching from the pulpit of St. Mark's Church in lower Manhattan one afternoon, the Rev. Billy Talen looks and sounds a lot like the evangelists on Sunday morning television.

Money Magazine: Funds Scandal Update: Are Fees Fair and Square?updated: Mon Mar 01 2004 00:01:00

That's the big issue in a tussle between the Investment Company Institute, the fund industry's lobbyist, and two academics whose fund research has given New York State attorney general Eliot Spitze...

Scientists: Hard heads a key to survivalupdated: Thu Feb 12 2004 10:33:00

Get it through your once-thick skull. Scientists say the bulky craniums of the human ancestor, homo erectus, may have helped the species survive some aggressive mating rituals.

Express Line dispatch: On the bus in Iowaupdated: Wed Jan 14 2004 10:06:00

From Bob Franken, CNN correspondent:

Fortune: Place Your Bets--On Warupdated: Mon Mar 03 2003 00:01:00

Want to bet when the first bombs will fall on Baghdad? A handful of, Iraq Attack Pool ( gamblers wager on political events, including whe...

Money Magazine: Are You Wired For Wealth? WHAT GOES ON INSIDE YOUR BRAIN WHEN YOU INVEST? HERE'S HOW THE LATEST BREAKTHROUGHS updated: Tue Oct 01 2002 00:01:00

With the bull market in ruins around us, many investors have never felt more bewildered. And they are asking agonized questions: How could I have lost so much money so fast? Can I do better somehow...

Money Magazine: Brain tour: Managing fearupdated: Fri Sep 27 2002 17:59:00

The hot emotions triggered by the amygdala, your brain's panic center, can be harmful when they make you do things you shouldn't. But they can be beneficial, too -- as I learned in April, when I participated in an experiment at the University of Iowa.

Money Magazine: Is your brain wired for wealth?updated: Fri Sep 27 2002 17:52:00

Suddenly, stunning investment insights are coming from the frontiers of one of the least likely fields you could imagine: neuroscience. In university and hospital laboratories around the world, researchers are using the latest breakthroughs in technology to trace the exact circuitry your brain uses to make the kinds of decisions you rely on as an investor.

Money Magazine: Your investing brain: Rein in your brainupdated: Wed Sep 25 2002 10:47:00

So far, we've learned a little about how our brains are set up to respond to the world outside. Now let's think about how you can use these new insights into the brain to make yourself a better investor.

Money Magazine: Interest-Rate Futures For Dummiesupdated: Sat Jan 01 2000 00:01:00

So you think interest rates are going to rise again? Want to bet on it, but you're bamboozled by the futures market? Some University of Iowa professors can help you. Since late October, their priva...

Fortune: HIGHWAY WARS: LONG AND WINDING BATTLEupdated: Mon Dec 11 1995 00:01:00

If you thought big-budget highway projects were all of the information variety these days, take a trip to Texas, where Dallas and Houston are gunning to be supergateways to Mexico. Dallas is spearh...

Money Magazine: MONEY's College Value Rankings Florida's New College again heads our top 100. But when the college prices are updated: Fri Sep 16 1994 00:01:00

The winner and still champion: New College of the University of South Florida. For the second consecutive year, the Sarasota school is America's best college buy, topping Money's annual ranking of ...

Money Magazine: The Best Buys in Your Area We divided the country into six regions to spotlight the top-rated schools that are updated: Fri Sep 16 1994 00:01:00

West 1. California Institute of Technology 2. University of Washington 3. Pomona College (Calif.) 4. Claremont McKenna College (Calif.) 5. Harvey Mudd College (Calif.) 6. University of California-B...

Fortune: A lesson in Brokawnomics, the price of ugliness, wrestling with Treasury, and other matters. CAUGHT BY THE IRSupdated: Mon Jan 10 1994 00:01:00

Everybody and his uncle is now into year-end tax planning, but few uncles have our tax problem. Friends, we have questions to which even the IRS has no answers -- which is, in fact, the problem. To...

Fortune: Guess who else looks like America, proof that crime pays, the snowstorm test, and other matters. SEARCHING FOR INTEGRITYupdated: Mon Mar 08 1993 00:01:00

As every employer knows, the work force is divided into two classes of people: those who view midwinter blizzards as providential excuses for taking a day off, and those who view them as challenges...

Fortune: Primal fear in Iowa, no equality for life insurance salesmen, counting lunches, and other matters. THE TROUBLE WITH BUYOUTSupdated: Mon Nov 30 1992 00:01:00

The big-business job shrinkage continues unabated. IBM is still trying to get rid of some 40,000 employees. GM expects to cut 74,000 at latest count. Just about all defense companies have been cutt...

Fortune: ''BUSH BEATS CLINTON BY 6%''updated: Mon Apr 06 1992 00:01:00

The University of Iowa political stock market, where faculty, students, and other investors bet real cash on political candidates, picks George Bush to win four more years in the White House come N...

Fortune: Our government fails an acid test, how to buy politicians, California conspiracies, and other matters. HOW TO HEDGE AGAINST LIBEupdated: Mon Feb 11 1991 00:01:00

Your servant has not mentioned the Iowa Political Stock Market (IPSM) since November 1988, when he noted -- in a column that went to press just before election day -- that this remarkable instituti...

Fortune: Corpses as collateral, casting in a brothel, how to fix up love letters, and other matters. A BOO FOR MISS SAIGONupdated: Mon Oct 08 1990 00:01:00

Is it ever legitimate to pronounce judgment on a theatrical work not actually seen by the pronouncer? Your correspondent's answer is yes, as indeed it has to be for purposes of this item, in which ...

Fortune: PEDAL PEDDLERupdated: Mon Jul 03 1989 00:01:00

What to do for summer vacation? Raymond Benton, founder of the biggest U.S. bicycle tour operator, has an alternative to that oh-so-typical fortnight at Martha's Vineyard. His company, Travent Ltd....

Fortune: PATCHY APPLAUSE FOR CASH MACHINESupdated: Mon Dec 05 1988 00:01:00

In Iowa City students use automated teller machines to pay college tuition, transferring money to the University of Iowa's account. In Texas and Louisiana, SouthWest Airlines sells standby tickets ...

Fortune: Investing in politicians, comparing heartbeats, the cartel at the track, and other matters. ONLY IN IOWAupdated: Mon Nov 21 1988 00:01:00

Question: What is the best way to predict the winner of a sporting event? Answer, possibly getting familiar in these precincts: Look at the betting line. Academic research firmly states that free m...

Money Magazine: PROFITING GETS HARDER FROM WALL STREET'S JANUARY JOYRIDEupdated: Tue Nov 01 1988 00:01:00

Just as overzealous retailers have pushed the Christmas buying spree into November, some Wall Street watchers worry that the vaunted ''January effect'' may also get earlier every year. For some tim...

Fortune: A LOUD NEW UPROAR IN THE COMMODITY PITS Proposals to stiffen capital requirements for brokers are so stringent that even Merrillupdated: Mon Jan 20 1986 00:01:00

COMMODITIES BROKERS, who deal in everything from pork bellies to Treasury bills and precious metals, emerged from their trading pits months ago to fight sweeping new regulations proposed by the Com...

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