Dropping Des Moines: I doubt we will see this one on a news release in Iowa: Des Moines is no longer ranked as the best place in the U.S. to do business. Blame the unemployed, apparently, according to the MarketWatch story. Too many more Iowans in the metro lost their jobs. So Des Moines fell from the best place to the 4th best place. "We are number 4!"...that chant doesn't quite have the same sound to it, does it? The best city, in case you were wondering, is Washington, D.C. Can you say stimulus?