U.S. Trade Policy...it's sort of like playing a game of "Wack-a-Mole" you never know what is coming up from where. Welcome to the Tuesday edition of the business news headlines. Today:
- Trade Deal with China: On, Off, On, Off...yikes;
- Sprint "over counts" and rakes in millions;
- Google is in some legal troubles from employees;
- See the Peloton ad this weekend? Company stock down 7%;
- Wall Street had a rough day, we've got the numbers;
- You may not get "fries with that" a potato story.
We have all experienced "Death by Power Point". Today Maureen Berger a trainer from Tero International is in to give you tips on how to make sure your next presentation is not only remembered but that you also drive home your objective all with out the dreaded death by Power Point. You can listen to that here.
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It was a big day on Wall Street as the Dow shot up by over 190 points to 28,066 and tech stocks saw the Nasdaq gain 112 to close at 8,632 the S&P 500 up by 23 points and change. Think...China. In the news today:
- Folks have a beef with beef and the industry is on alert;
- The slow trucking industry means layoffs at Cummins;
- Charles Schwab is in a buying mode;
- U.S. jewelry company Tiffany...sold;
- A glut of homes are coming on the market but...there is a but.
Those stories and Lauren Campbell is in our Small Business Spotlight as she highlights her working/meeting space called The Studio. It's a great place for small groups or business meetings and even a party. Plus she's got a Small Business Deal on the rental. Here is that conversation.
Also today, Laura Kinnard is with us chatting it up about business events in the Des Moines Metro plus we'll offer some tips on how your small business can really shine this Saturday for Small Business Saturday. You can hear all of that...here.
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It's the MId-Week Edition of the Business News Headlines and we've got some great stories for you today. Just an FYI the Dow did jump up today by 92 points on the strength of the Fed Chairman and closed at 27,783 while the Nasdaq was down fractionally and the S&P 500 picked up 2 points.
- Well, THAT was successful and Netflix suffers;
- Yes, there is a Costco scam going on;
- Google to offer...checking accounts;
- Nike says "buh-buh" to Amazon;
- How about "Instant Money" from your wages;
- Facebook and the iPhone glitch;
- Von Maur changes plans about Jordan Creek.
Those stories and you'll meet several of Cityview Magazine's Business Journal award winners from the recent "19 Businesses People Making a Difference in 2019". You can hear those stories right here.
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It was hats and horns on Wall Street as investors believe there may be an end in sight for the trade war between the U.S. and China. But, there is a but. Stories today:
- It's not yet a done deal and what is the..."But";
- Millions of American's are in serious financial trouble;
- Low wage jobs abound and the future isn't bright;
- Sears to close more stores;
- Black Friday why it's already here and why;
- The Des Moines River project gets a $25 million grant.
Also today we're going to talk about repairing the stuff you already own. The movement is called "Right to Repair" and our guest is Gay Gordon-Byrne from Repair.org. We'll talk about something you may have little knowledge about when it comes to fixing your own stuff from cell phones to agricultural equipment. You can hear that here.
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The markets were supposed to...go up today. That's not exactly what happened as as you can see by the close. Ouch Why and what else are in the news today:
- What happened on Wall Street and why;
- The U.S. has a problem with...productivity;
- Why watching productivity matters;
- Bank of American raises their minimum wage;
- You, yes you, are spending way too much on your vehicle;
- A grocery store story;
- A big soccer deal is headed to Des Moines, Iowa.
Those stories plus the organization that is taking on the high cost of prescription drugs is serious and elected officials at the federal and state level need to pay attention because these folks...vote. Brad Anderson is our guest and we'll talk about that and more. To listen, click here.
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Welcome to the Halloween Edition of the Business News Headlines...and yes, it was scary today on Wall Street. Stories we've got for you today:
- The comeback for J.C. Penny might mean less clothing and more yoga;
- Ford is closing another plant according to the tentative UAW contract;
- We've got a Halloween Candy story for you;
- The "go to" store for low income shoppers is....
- What happened and why on Wall Street.
Also today, Brad Anderson from AARP-Iowa joins me to chat it up about the Des Moines, Iowa City Council Forum they recently held. You'll learn about the top areas of concern for their membership, "complete streets", creating age friendly cities, new ideas for transportation...and more To listen to that conversation, click here.
Wall Street was set adrift today due to several factors from more impeachment talk to a new plan on China to some disappointing economic news. That store plus...
- The "Wealth Gap" is getting wider and by state;
- The ongoing GM/UAW strike could be...ongoing;
- Elon Musk says he can deliver;
- Dicks Sporting Goods says their new customers are women.
Also today Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine joins me to chat it up about Stuff to DO in the Metro this weekend into next week. Let's GO!
PLUS! You get an extra! Laura Kinnard and Patricia Grote join me for a conversation about repurposing a nearly vacant mall on the Southside of Des Moines. Southridge could soon be home to an Immigrant Welcome Center full of opportunities. That conversation is here.
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