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The Business News Headlines…PLUS 11 December 2018

Each weekday we offer up the top business news headlines on your time. No need to sit and wait you can take us with you wherever you go and at any time. Here's what we have on tap for you today:

  • The markets tried, honest;
  • Google CEO in D.C. today and it was quite a show;
  • Firefox launches new stuff today;
  • Pacific Gas & Electric facing dozens of suits some angry at company advertising;
  • Terminating an employee during the holiday...some thoughts;
  • Open hostility in the Oval Office today;
  • What happened on Wall Street and why;
  • LinkedIn co-founder Allen Blue weighs in on the Rural experiment in Iowa.

Those stories and a conversation about the business side of public speaking. Our guest is Karen McCullough from Houston, Texas who has been in the field for 20 years. We'll chat about that and she'll offer some tips for those of you who think public speaking is for you. Click here to listen! 

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The Business News Headlines 10 December 2018

One thing that we are clear on is that uncertainty is the bane of Wall Street and we saw that again today in what was a crazy, volatile session. On opening the Dow fell by 200 points and then kept heading south...and there is more. Click through for the headlines including:

  • Oh those markets;
  • Verizon to cut over 10,000 jobs;
  • Instagram rolls out a voice message program;
  • And, the highest paid CEO's are...
  • Amazon cracking down on what looks to be internal fraud;
  • And, yes...those markets.

Also today a really remarkable story about how technology giants from Microsoft to LinkedIn are coming to Rural Iowa in an experiment fostered by Piller Technology to create great careers and economic growth in the tiny town of Jefferson. Congressman Ro Khanna of Silicon Valley is with us. Here is that conversation.

Also today Laura Kinnard from Drake University and is in. First she talks about an amazing gathering last week in Las Vegas called Impact Cities and then launches into some business networking and educational events in the Greater Des Moines Metro. Here is that conversation

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The Business News Headlines 7 December 2018

It has been a touch week for investors and we'll detail that. In addition today is Pearl Harbor Day and we open our newscast with a remembrance. Click through for more.

  • Pearl Harbor today;
  • The Markets and why;
  • We told you some big names were about to get into the marijuana business;
  • Amazon makes moves to get...safer;
  • GE will send out dividend checks but don't plan on spending it all in one place.

Those stories plus Jeff Pitts the managing editor for Cityview Magazine joins us for some lighthearted banter about Stuff to DO in the Metro this weekend into next week.

Thanks for listening. 


The Business News Headlines 6 December 2018

It's the Business News Hour and what a day today on Wall Street. The Dow opened 400+ points lower and then continued downhill until...and as if by magic the Fed made an announcement. Here are the stories we've gathered for you today:

  • The Fed and a policy shift;
  • The arrest of a Chinese national set folks off today. We've got the story;
  • A new assembly line is headed to Detroit the first in a decade;
  • Eddie Lambert really, really wants Sears;
  • You know the trillions of dollars supposed to come back to the U.S.? Uhm...;
  • We'll detail what happened today on Wall Street.

Those stories plus a walk through of the new MedPharm Iowa medical cannabis dispensary that opened last weekend. MedPharm Iowa grows the product, creates the items and now dispenses it in two Iowa locations one in Sioux City and the other in the Des Moines Metro. We'll take you on a tour with our friend Stephen Wilson. Click on his name to listen in.

Thanks for listening! 


The Business News Headlines 5 December 2018

While the U.S. markets were closed today that didn't mean there wasn't activity and plenty of it. Here are the news stories we've picked up for you today...go ahead and click through:

  • The Fed today reported on tariff induced inflation;
  • One quarter of Americans are deeply worried about their 2019 finances;
  • The new KING of Retail in Rural America is....
  • More sad news today about Sears;
  • USA Gymnastics files for bankruptcy;
  • New York City imposes a big minimum wage increase ride hailing drivers;
  • While Wall Street was idle today it doesn't mean global stocks took the day off.

Those stories plus a remarkable conversation with Ned Flynn from Aureon HR. We're going to talk about what it means to have an engaged workforce. What an "engaged" employee is, how to get there and what it can mean to the bottom line of any business. You do NOT want to miss this conversation.

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The Business News Headlines 4 December 2018

It was a shocking day on Wall Street as the Dow tanked by nearly 800 points. What's going on?  We've got that story along with some others that will have an impact on business:

  • The ingredients are all here for a slowdown;
  • Over 500 people lost their home due to a Wells Fargo...glitch;
  • Thompson Reuters to cut up to 3,200 jobs;
  • Big business is about to enter the pot market. So long Mom & Pop growers;
  • China says they will curb the export of Fentanyl but a U.S. company has their own trouble;
  • Slow economic growth is happening all across the globe. Why Trade wars;
  • What happened today and why on Wall Street

Those stories PLUS a Marketing Tip for small to mid-size businesses. I call this "The Wrong Messenger". That's all just a click away...

Thanks for listening! 


Business News Headlines 3 December 2018

Welcome back to a new week of business news. Today we've got plenty to share with you. Here is what you are about to hear...

  • The pause in the trade war went well on Wall Street;
  • GM CEO Mary Barra will, on Wednesday meet with two Ohio senators;
  • The "done deal" between CVS Health and Aetna got a bit murky today;
  • Glaxo wants to buy another drug maker for more than $5 billion;
  • Expect to pay more for fuel;
  • What? No more porn on Tumblr;
  • What happened and why on Wall Street.

And today we went "Out to Lunch" with Dr. Yogesh Shah, MD from Broadlawns Medical Center and talked aging, early onset dementia and the treatment and reversal of the disease. We also did Quick Bites - Three Questions that we ask each "Out to Lunch" guest.

Also today Laura Kinnard from Drake University and joins us to talk about business education and networking events in the Greater Des Moines, Iowa Metro. 

Thanks for listening! 


The Business News Headlines 30 November 2018

It's the final day of the month and the markets were able to come back and make November positive but it was tough. Here are the business news Headlines from today:

  • There is some hope of a U.S. - China trade deal but, there is still a but;
  • The Marriott hack was big, really big and it took, get this 4 years;
  • What states have the most and least burglaries per 100,000 people? It will surprise you;
  • Watching porn at Starbucks? That ends next year;
  • Seasonal worker and a tight labor market but one company says they will hire 20,000 less;
  • Medical Marijuana will be available in Iowa tomorrow but some headwinds persist;
  • What happened today on Wall Street and why.

Because it's Friday we'll have the managing editor for Cityview Magazine, Jeff Pitts, with us to talk about Stuff to DO in the DSMUSA Metro this weekend into next week!  It's Friday, have some fun!

Thanks so much for listening!


The Business News 29 November 2018

Yesterday was...yesterday. Today we just don't know about that U.S. and China "deal". It's the Business News Hour coming up today:

  • So, who did you say was going on that G-20 trip?;
  • More job cuts in the news today;
  • Payless Shoes gets customers to buy their shoes at up to $600 a pair;
  • Housing appraisers, we don't need no stinkin' housing appraisers;
  • New jobless claims are up and that has some folks concerned;
  • A fashion re-branding coming to Des Moines, Iowa;
  • What happened on Wall Street and why.

We're talking cookies and charity with our favorite foodie, Beau Fodor. Coming up on 13 December is the Annual Cookie Exchange. This year at at new swanky venue and with a new charity. Always fun to have Beau on with us.

We'll also present this encore conversation with Melissa Ness the President/CEO of Aureon HR. It's all about worker productivity and how that is impacted by workplace culture. This is seriously good stuff. 


The Business News Headlines 28 November 2018

The Fed Chairman speaks and the Dow has it's best day since the end of March. It's the business news from today and some of what you'll hear deal with:

  • The bad news from the Fed that nobody seemed to notice;
  • How about loans charging up to 36% interest and if you don't pay...;
  • Yet another Sears story;
  • the CVS Health and Aetna deal brings to health care a new beast;
  • What happened on Wall Street and why.

We'll also visit with Dr. Amy Willcockson from Live Healthy Iowa. Iowa, it would seem is not doing well when it comes to obesity. In 2017 we were the 12th most obese state in the nation. Today we're ranked at number 5. Some shocking news about the health of Iowans and some hope as we talk about Live Healthy Iowa and some programs that just could turn the tide.

Thanks for listening!