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The Business News Headlines and More 17 June 2019

Thanks for coming by! The business news headlines we've got for you cross many different areas and each touches you.  Let's go!

  • No Fee Banking (like really...none) announced;
  • The ban on China and tech giant is a $30 billion hit;
  • Retail pushes back on the Trump trade war;
  • Heard about "hot-desking"? You will today;
  • This could be a major reason health care costs are so high;
  • Early trouble spots in the housing sector
  • Pfizer spending billions for another drug company.

Those stories and more along with Laura Kinnard from talking about networking and business events in the DSMUSA Metro but not until we've chatted about the"Mystery of Social Media". No, really...we've been doing this for a decade and still businesses are struggling. Here is that conversation

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The Business News Headlines 3 June 2019

When we closed to books on Friday there was hope the markets would bounce back on the first trading day in June. That was not to be.  Here's what we've got just a click away:

  • Apple and iTunes and watches;
  • Farmers in Canada also in trouble;
  • Amazon says it's all about speed;
  • President Trump goes after AT&T;
  • News about Russia and Tinder;
  • Heard about "Deep Fakes?
  • And, we're not making this up, a new toilet paper roll for Millennials.

Those stories plus Laura Kinnard from Drake University and joins me to talk it up about business events and more. Click here to listen in. 

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The Business News Headlines 29 May 2019

Welcome to the Business News Headlines for Wednesday the 29th day of May...where has this month gone? We've got a quick programing note...we're trying something a bit different and putting this up well before 5pm Central. Why? We noticed that getting the news headlines in advance of the end of the day seems to be the right thing to do. So...we're going to try this for a bit.  Meanwhile today:

  • That "Trade War Thingy" just got more interesting;
  • The markets take a bath on worry;
  • IHOP pulling our leg...again?
  • That Galaxy Fold the wait ain't over;
  • Lordstown, Ohio back in the news;
  • So, you're "optimistic" about the that a good thing?
  • Putting ear plugs on smart speakers;
  • And the favorite airline is....

Those stories plus we go Out to Lunch with our guest Brad Anderson from AARP-Iowa. But before we settle in to order we always do "Quick Bites" three questions for our guest. Let's see how Brad does: To hear that segment click here. 

Out to Lunch is a weekly segment where I get to take a thought leader Out to Lunch and you get to listen in on our business conversation. Click through to learn more about Brad, his passion about public service, the new programs being rolled out and how they will impact every family...not just AARP members. Enjoy. To listen in click here. 

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The Business News Headlines 28 May 2019

Back from the Memorial Day Holiday...hope you had a good weekend. Our hearts go out to the thousands who have been impacted by the recent storms, tornados and flooding. It has been a tragic spring.  In the news today:

  • The markets react to falling rates and rising trade tensions;
  • Amazon not yet done with NYC;
  • But it may be done with "Mom & Pop";
  • IKEA is changing up their business model think convenience;
  • Sports Illustrated is "sold"...sort of;
  • What happened and why on Wall Street.

Those stories and some new technology for agriculture. Craig Dick from is our guest and we'll be talking about this free new app that connects farmers/ranchers with everybody from suppliers, to dealers to associations and markets all from your cell phone.'s a big deal. To hear that conversation, click here

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The Business News Headlines 24 May 2019

Welcome to the Friday Edition of the Business News Hour. Today, because it's Friday and we know where your head it at...sort of...we've got some interesting features we're sharing:

  • McDonald's and Politics;
  • The Harriet Tubman $20 bill? Don't count on it;
  • Technology, China and Trade;
  • Reparations - A history of a struggling nation;
  • Harley Davidson take a gamble.

Those stories and, because it's Friday we've got Jeff Pitts the managing editor of Cityview Magazine with Stuff to DO in the DSMUSA Metro this weekend into next. Enjoy that fun stuff here.

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The Business News Headlines 14 May 2019

What a difference a day makes...twenty-four little hours.  It's the business news headlines and today this is what we've got cooked up for you:

  • 24 hours ago the sky was falling. Today? "Dead cat bounce";
  • While UBER was bleeding cash big banks raked in the loot;
  • How long will the trade war last? Some say a long time;
  • Hungry and stuck in traffic? Burger King has an app for that;
  • Heard about the class action suit against Turbo-Tax?
  • What happened and why on Wall Street

Also today we're going to deliver to you Quick Bites part of our Out to Lunch segment where I get to ask our guest three questions. Today it's John Norris, partner with the State Public Policy Group who is going to share with us his favorite book, movie and if he wasn't doing what he is doing now...what might he like to be doing. John Norris and Quick Bites at Trostel's Dish. Here is that conversation

The Business News Headlines 13 May 2019

Last week we said today was going to be a mess when it came to the markets and yep...that's exactly what happened. Welcome to the Monday Edition of the Business News Hour. Coming up today:

  • It was all downhill on Wall Street as the trade war intensifies;
  • That UBER IPO...don't ask;
  • Big shake up at Bed, Bath & Beyond;
  • Two investigations at Amazon reveil the company destroys thousands of products;
  • Drug makers in the hot seat for collusion on pricing;
  • The Supreme Court says folks can sue Apple;
  • What happened today on Wall Street...and why.

Those stories and our own Laura Kinnard from Drake University and DMBizMixer is in to talk about business networking, education and funding events here in the Metro as well as across the state. To hear that conversation just click here.

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The Business News Headlines 6 May 2019

It was a wild ride on Wall Street today and that's just one of the storis we've got for you. Welcome to the Monday Edition of the Business News Hour. Today:

  • Trade Jitters and Wall Street;
  • A major U.S. newspaper just fired its entire staff;
  • Can Tesla make it on raised capital of $2.7 billion?;
  • Heard of the business that is in the business of selling friendship?
  • What happened on Wall Street and why.

Those stories plus Laura Kinnard is with us from Drake University and We're talking about business events and education from small groups to large gatherings to individual influencers. In the mix is AMA-Iowa and the NOVA Awards and so too is Entrafest. You can hear that conversation here. 

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The Business News Headlines 1 May 2019

Welcome to the first day of May! We've got the business news headlines for you starting out with a rough day on Wall Street.... 

  • It's all about the money and the Fed Chair;
  • Retired state workers see their benefits cut;
  • Troubling data from the USDA on food insecurity;
  • Banks, Bad Debt and Credit Cards;
  • We've got a story about fertilizer and pot;
  • What happened and why on Wall Street.

Those stories and we get to go Out to Lunch with Dave Price the Political Director/Anchor and Managing Editor of WHO-TV 13 at the Range Grill + Golf. But, before we settle in to order and talk business we get to ask Dave three questions...we call this Quick Bites and Dave surprised us with his answers. To listen, click here.

Our Out to Lunch segment spans many, many things from his new book Caucus Chaos - Trump to a conversation on how people are digesting their news, how local news is selected, how changes in technology impact news departments and we'll talk about some interesting conversations he's had over his 18 years in Central Iowa. We're Out to Lunch with Dave Price and you get to listen in. Click here for that conversation. 

The Business News Headlines 29 April 2019

Welcome to the Monday Edition of the Business News Hour and we've got lots to share with you this afternoon. Get started with:

  • The Ford Motor Company reclaims the number two spot for automakers;
  • Move over AirBnB a big chain is after you;
  • Google parent company struggled today;
  • Did you hear somebody has hacked the McDonald's's a mess;
  • What happened on Wall Street and what to look for this week.

Also today was the Annual Workers' Memorial Day. A day set aside by the AFL/CIO to remember workers who died on the job over the past year. We were there at the emotional event and have a report with Mark Cooper from the South-Central Iowa AFL/CIO and Holly Sagar with a personal reflection on the day. Click here to listen.

And, because it's Monday we've got Laura Kinnard from Drake University and DMBizMixer in to chat about some upcoming networking and business education events happening this week. Click here for that!

Thanks for listening!