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Stories Tagged "economy": Page 9

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Displaying 121 to 135 of 148 results.

Gambling in Iowa (#138)

posted on February 15, 2008 at 4:49 PM

Gambling in Iowa (#138)
Gambling is a big part of the Iowa economy. Revenues since gaming was legalized have topped a billion dollars and continue to climb. Despite the fact that wagering is now tightly woven into the fabric of Iowa life, there are questions about its... 03:53 Read More »

Gambling in Iowa (Full Program) (#138)

posted on February 15, 2008 at 12:00 AM

Gambling in Iowa (Full Program) (#138)
Full Program: A generation ago it would have been hard to imagine Iowa as a gambling Mecca. But today billions are wagered in the state and seemingly every community that doesn’t have a casino, wants one. But is the industry helping the state or just siphoning... 28:46 Read More »

Swift: One Year Later (#121)

posted on December 18, 2007 at 9:42 AM

Full Program: For the nearly 30,000 residents of Marshalltown, IA, December 12, 2006, was the day their town made national headlines for all the wrong reasons. While proponents of stronger immigration policies are heartened by the rollback of illegal... 27:50 Read More »

The Economics of College Sports (Full Program) (#122)

posted on December 18, 2007 at 12:00 AM

The Economics of College Sports (Full Program) (#122)
Full Program: Stadium build outs, sky boxes, 7-figure coaching salaries, and lucrative TV and endorsement deals have become staples of big time college athletics. So too have recruiting scandals, and scholarships to academically and socially-challenged... 27:48 Read More »

Mortgage Crises (#117)

posted on December 3, 2007 at 4:13 PM

Mortgage Crises (#117)
As home foreclosure rates soar concerns about financial security are also increasing. The shockwaves of the mortgage crises coupled with a turbulent economy can be felt nationwide. 02:36 Read More »

History of Veterans Benefits (#112)

posted on November 15, 2007 at 10:19 AM

History of Veterans Benefits (#112)
Historically, the nation has tried to provide for its returning soldiers. Following World War Two, veterans benefits were grounded in the logistics of returning thousands of soldiers to their hometowns and transforming the nation to a peacetime... 04:23 Read More »

Iowa Workforce (Full Program) (#111)

posted on November 8, 2007 at 12:09 AM

Iowa Workforce (Full Program) (#111)
Full Program: The state enjoys one of the lowest unemployment rates in the nation. Many of its employers are leaders in manufacturing, financial services and myriad technologies. But those fields are competitive and Iowa’s human resources are in high demand... 27:47 Read More »

Mortgage Crises (Full Program) (#117)

posted on November 8, 2007 at 12:09 AM

Mortgage Crises (Full Program) (#117)
Full Program: Amy Johnson Boyle hosts a look at America’s Financial Crises with Iowa experts who predict we’ll be feeling the society-wide costs of sub-prime mortgage defaults in the next year or so. 27:48 Read More »

Out and About: Orange City, Iowa (#110)

posted on November 7, 2007 at 9:04 AM

Out and About: Orange City, Iowa (#110)
There's more to Orange City, Iowa, than wooden shoes, Tulip beds, and Dutch windmills. The town of 6,000, best known for its spring Tulip Festival and winter Sinterklaas Day, has a strong economy. New businesses are coming to town, and existing... Read More »

Essay: Neil Harl on the Ethanol Boom (#103)

posted on October 16, 2007 at 3:33 PM

Essay: Neil Harl on the Ethanol Boom (#103)
Ethanol has been much in the news of late and for good reason. It’s been driving the state’s commodity prices to levels not ever seen. But with an eye on history, seasoned Iowa State Economist Neil Harl cautions that gravity also applies to bull... 02:52 Read More »

Overview of the Economics of Fairs and Festivals (#103)

posted on October 13, 2007 at 4:33 PM

Overview of the Economics of Fairs and Festivals (#103)
Even though Iowans are hard working, they do enjoy having fun. With more than 2000 festivals in the state each year, there's never a lack for entertainment. David Swenson, of Iowa State University, says economists look at these events with an... 03:49 Read More »

RAGBRAI: The Economic Impact (#103)

posted on October 13, 2007 at 1:33 PM

RAGBRAI: The Economic Impact (#103)
The Register's annual bike ride across Iowa (RAGBRAI) has a unique economic impact. Economist David Swenson talks about how this 'festival on wheels' helps Iowa's small towns. Read More »

Local Food Movement (Full Program) (#102)

posted on October 12, 2007 at 12:00 AM

Local Food Movement (Full Program) (#102)
Full Program: Restaurants, institutions and culinary schools around the state are embracing locally produced foods. What does this mean to producers, consumers and the overall Iowa economy? What role should government and the public play in encouraging this... 27:15 Read More »

Festivals, Fairs & Fun (Full Program) (#103)

posted on October 12, 2007 at 12:00 AM

Festivals, Fairs & Fun (Full Program) (#103)
Full Program: Can a straight laced, hard working culture like Iowa’s party its way to prosperity? That’s a proposition we’ll address tonight when we examine the hard numbers of fun. We look at the full story, a look behind the headlines, and a warning about the... 27:47 Read More »

Former Iowa Governors Terry Branstad and Tom Vilsack (Full Program) (#105)

posted on October 12, 2007 at 12:00 AM

Former Iowa Governors Terry Branstad and Tom Vilsack (Full Program) (#105)
Full Program: Having held the state's highest office for a combined 24 years consecutively, Branstad and Vilsack discuss access to quality health care, long-term financial security and where they think the presidential candidates should stand on these... 27:48 Read More »
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