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The Business News Headlines 17 April 2019

It looks like the pressure of Medicare for All is catching on and that had an impact on the markets. Welcome to the Wednesday, April 17th edition of the business news hour.

  • The health care insurance scare;
  • Banks getting out of the mortgage business;
  • Yet another hit on retail and we'll share who;
  • Big business giving up on opposing $15 an hour;
  • Insurance and Notre Dame....uhm...
  • How workplace wellness is working out;
  • What happened today on Wall Street.

Those stories plus we bring back Jason Feifer the Editor in Chief for Entrepreneur Magazine back for Jason Feifer 2.0. This time we're talking about how businesses must...MUST start to think like an entrepreneur every single day or... To hear that fast moving conversation click here

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The Business News Headlines 15 April 2019

Yep, we's Tax Day in America and yes, we've got a story about that. Also in the business news headlines:

  • Stocks stall on big bank numbers;
  • Shopping Malls are emptying at a frantic pace;
  • Boeing? Still grounded;
  • Soybean exports to China? In the tank;
  • Tax Day and the real impact of the tax cuts;
  • What happened on Wall Street and why.

Those stories plus we'll introduce you to Victoria Schneps-Yunis who oversees a vast empire of newspapers, magazines, websites and now two  podcasts from her home base in Brooklyn. It's a great story that keeps creating. I know you will enjoy getting to know more about Schneps Media and its matriarch Victoria. To listen to that conversation click here. 

Because it's Monday Laura Kinnard from is with me to highlight various networking and business education events happening in the DSMUSA Metro. Go...and here is that link

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The Business News Headlines 12 April 2019

It's the business news headlines for Friday the 12th day of April, thanks for coming by. On the newscast today:

  • Markets move up on financials and entertainment;
  • Another retail chain in trouble;
  • Despite "fake news" and privacy issues social media still strong;
  • A company that knows if you are going to quit...before you say anything;
  • While Uber goes public drivers struggle to make a living;
  • GE pays a big fine;
  • 2020 hopeful Andrew Yang and the hologram story;
  • What happened on Wall Street and why.

Those stories an we'll introduce you to two young podcasters from Iowa City, Iowa. Michele Guild does "Welcome to My Podcast" podcast and Justin Comer does "I Hear I C" featuring artists from the Iowa City area. Both can be found on the new Iowa Podcast Network. Here is Michele and Justin...

And, because it's Friday we've got the managing editor of Cityview Magazine, Jeff Pitts with his list of "Stuff to DO" in the Greater Des Moines Metro. Listen here

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The Business News Headlines 11 April 2019

The markets stalled out today as investors play a "wait and see" sort of day. It's the business news headlines for Thursday the 11th of April. Here is what's inside:

  • Millennials are falling out of the Middle Class;
  • The Uber IPO is a thing;
  • Grocery War, Trade War now Tax War;
  • The National Pork Expo gets shut down;
  • The Des Moines International Airport has growing pains;
  • What happened on Wall Street and why.

Those stories plus our Restaurant of the Week is Range Grill + Golf located in Urbandale, Iowa. This place has three really cool things going for it: An amazing restaurant with interesting menu items, a great state of the art golf simulator and signature cocktails that will lift your spirits. I'll chat with owner Steve Garrels about the work that went into creating this beautiful and functional place and talk a bit about the future. To hear that click here

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The Business News 8 April 2019

We're kicking off the second quarter and corporate earnings were on the minds of investors. Inside you'll learn about that and...

  • Stocks ended the day mixes;
  • Climate change to CRUSH the real estate market?
  • Best state to find a job;
  • Worst 10 states to find a job;
  • GE hits a wall;
  • Boeing stock tanks;
  • Bank CEO's headed to congress...pop the popcorn;
  • Jack Dorsey of Twitter gets....paid!
  • What happened today on Wall Street

Those stories plus Val Hoeppner a media strategist talks about consumers. How to reach them why newspapers should start podcasting, why businesses might want to ramp up their blogging efforts, what social media sites seem like a win and more. You can hear Val right here.

Also, because it is Monday, Laura Kinnard is in talking about business events where you can go to learn, be seen and see new ideas from finance to social media to starting a business. Laura Kinnard from is in the house. Listen to Laura here

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The Business News Headlines 3 April 2019

It's the business news headlines for today, Wednesday the 3rd day of April, thanks for being with us. Inside:

  • China and U.S. Trade moved the markets;
  • Some day Wells Fargo is in "disarray";
  • Amazon, under pressure, is tinkering with their private label items;
  • Another day another scandal with Facebook Data;
  • More retail woes this time in the Jewellery sector;
  • What happened on Wall Street and why.

Our guest for The Interview is Kate Gabrielson the incoming president for AMA-Iowa, that would be the American Marketing Association - Iowa Chapter. Today we'll talk about her vision for the chapter, what works when it comes to marketing what needs some work and some trends.  Yeah, we're talking marketing and business. You can hear that conversation here.

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The Business News Headlines 28 March 2019

This is a first! Today we had quite the day gathering some interviews from not only AARP-Iowa but also the founder of Paul Allen who was in Iowa making a pitch for his new startup called SOAR. In addition we're now headed out to meet with the Washington D.C. "Shadow Senator" Paul Strauss at an event organized by Iowa for D.C. Statehood. Whew...  But, here are the business news headlines we've cooked up for you:

  • Wells Fargo CEO Tim Sloan steps down; guess what happened to the company stock;
  • The largest auto dealership in the U.S. isn't really a dealership;
  • Amazon is headed to Austin, Texas with more jobs;
  • Here is a list of 7 cheap things you can do to your home that will increase it's value;
  • The Iowa Care Act passed the Iowa House today; we'll have reaction from AARP-Iowa;
  • What happened on Wall Street and why.

Back tomorrow with a stunning interview from the founder of about strengths...good stuff!

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The Business News Headlines 20 March 2019

If you've got ten minutes we'll get you up to speed on the business news headlines and you can always take it with you...the business news on YOUR time. Today:

  • The Fed holds interest rates down...isn't that a good thing?
  • FedEx has some scary words about the economy;
  • President Trump is out finding money for his "wall";
  • Disney closes the $71 billion deal with Fox;
  • Apple air-pods are new today;
  • What happened on Wall Street and why.

Plus we'll talk podcasting with Stephen Meader who founded Podcast USA and started a bunch of state podcasting homes like Podcast New Hampshire, Podcast Iowa, Podcast Minnesota and more. You've got to listen. 

The Business News Headlines 7 March 2019

Equities fell for the fourth day in a row but this time it wasn't trade talks between the United States and China. It's the business news headlines for Thursday the 7th day of March...let's go:

  • Americans have enjoyed some extra "jingle" in their pocket but that soon may disappear;
  • A Disney heiress says that corporations are paying their executives way too much;
  • Amazon is going to cut ties with the majority of their suppliers forcing an panic among many;
  • Philadelphia is taking a stand against cashless retail operations, not without pushback;
  • What happened and why on Wall Street.

Those stories plus a conversation about a topic most people surveyed fear more than death.  Maureen Burger from Tero International is with me to offer up some tips to help you relax and make sure the next time you get up to make a presentation it is believable and drives home your  point. Click right here to listen in. 

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The Business News Headlines 28 February 2019

In spite of some positive economic news today the failed trip to Hanoi regarding the talks between the U.S. and North Korea had investors upset. That story along with:

  • Employees walk out of three Sonic locations in Ohio;
  • It seems that Millennials have "buyers remorse" about their new home;
  • The GAP is spinning off Old Navy;
  • The tip I was given last week about the University of Iowa Community Credit Union was spot on;
  • The Des Moines Blank Park Zoo owes about $5 million in water bills...yikes!
  • What happened and why on Wall Street.

Those stories plus a conversation with Kirk Miller from Casey's General Store, an Iowa based convenience store chain, about a new fuel card for businesses. We talk about this new offering, how it works and how it is different than others and who can get it. Also we talk about pizza (you KNEW that was coming) and how a unsuccessful hostile takeover bid helped the company focus. To hear that conversation click here. 

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