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The Business News Headlines 11 February 2019

It's Monday and here are some of the biggest business news stories of the day and we'll start out by looking at how the markets...stalled out.

  • The Dow came off it's session high to end the day down;
  • Ten healthy retail brands that are expanding brick & mortar;
  • Five thoughts as you start your own business;
  • Revive the shopping mall with...cannabis;
  • Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) was in #DSMUSA some thoughts;
  • What happened and why on Wall Street.

Those stories and Laura Kinnard from Drake University and DMBizMixer.com joins me to talk up some business networking and educational events happening this week. To hear that conversation, click here

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The Business News Headlines 31 January 2019

Plug in we've got the business news headlines for the final day of January 2019...can you believe it?  The stories we have on tap for you today include:

  • The BEST January for the S&P 500 since 1987;
  • Harley Davidson has many, many headwinds;
  • Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) shook out a new tax plan today;
  • President Trump may hold off on more tariffs on China;
  • What? Amazon is forecasting lower sales this quarter;
  • What happened today on Wall Street and why.

Those stories and we'll introduce you to a concept that means we an celebrate Black Friday every Friday of the year and boost the economy of the businesses owned by African Americans. We'll introduce Abena Imhotep and something that makes, to us, a ton of sense. To hear that frank exchange click here

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The Business News Headlines 30 January 2019

Each weekday we check out the business news and offer up some interesting headlines and today is no different...even though, here in Iowa, we woke up to -20. Yikes.  On tap today:

  • Key word from the Fed today: Patience;
  • If the economy is booming how come fewer homes are selling?
  • The business of food and immigration enforcement;
  • Facebook hit another home run even with people "saying" they were boycotting;
  • Tesla reported a profit today but, will it be enough?
  • Want to work for yourself? Hang on we've got some salary numbers;
  • What happened today on Wall Street and why.

Also today Angela Trigg is in our Small Business Spotlight. Angela owns The Haunted Book Shop in Mobile, Alabama.  We met her on a recent trip there and thought so much of her story we had to share it with you. To hear that conversation just click here.

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The Business News Headlines 29 January 2019

Each weekday we gather some of the more interesting business news stories and offer them up to you on your time. Nope, you don't need to wait and listen at a specific time because this newscast goes with you in podcast form. Here is what we've got on tap today:

  • What did businesses do with the $1.5 trillion tax cut that is now a year old?
  • Apple reported trouble in China;
  • Speaking of China, investors there are off-loading lots and lots of U.S. property;
  • Gold is making a comeback - Can the "Gold Guys" be far behind?
  • The changing brick & mortar drugstore. We've got a couple of examples;
  • Wall Street struggled today and we'll have those numbers.

Also today a two part interview about economics. Our guest is Dr. Chris Draper who has recently released his book, Velocity Economics. What is it? How does it work? Who benefits? What will it mean to workers, families and business startups? And, how is it different than the current system that doesn't seem to work?  Asked and answered in Part One which is here

Then in Part Two of our conversation with Dr. Draper we talk about socialism isn't that what he is promoting? Also we speak to the headwinds that Dr. Draper says is killing productivity in the United States and he says it is all because we are stuck on a system that has not worked and will never work. Trickle Down Economics. Listen to Part Two here

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The Business News Headlines 24 January 2019

It's the Thursday Edition of the Business News Headlines and have we got some stories for you today. Just a click away you'll learn about:

  • The thirty-second ad that will NOT run during the Super Bowl;
  • Billionaire investor and U.S. Secretary of Commerce tells federal workers to, "get a loan";
  • The partial federal shutdown goes into it's 35 day tomorrow both senate bills failed today;
  • Walmart wants to hire 900 truck drivers and pay them a bundle to drive;
  • Airlines pilots, flight attendants are all concerned about the shutdown and safety;
  • Did Sears CEO Eddie Lambert "steal" Sears?
  • The markets ended mixed today and we'll have those numbers.

Those stories and our interview is with author Louise Gately who recently finished an historical account of an early Iowa resident, James Jordan who was involved in getting the state capital moved, being part of the Underground Railroad and building a financial empire. "Pursuit of a Dream - James Jordan His Life and His Legacy" is a great book for folks who love deep looks at history. Click here to listen in

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The Business News Headlines 22 January 2019

Did the U.S. rebuff China today and derail trade talks? Conflicting reports leads our newscast tonight. In other business news:

  • New numbers sent the real estate market reeling;
  • Remember 70% tax for millionaires? A billionaire says it, "Has legs";
  • The widening pay and opportunity gap has people talking like it's 1937;
  • The markets stumbled today;
  • The Greater Des Moines, Iowa Partnership has 5 economic development goals for 2019.

Those stories and a conversation with historian, author and news director of News/Talk 1540 KXEL, Jeff Stein about his book "The Floppy Show". Jeff will be in Ankeny, Iowa on Thursday the 24th and in this conversation we look at the business mind of the late Duane Ellett the creator of Floppy. You really should go... Here is that conversation

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The Business News Headlines 17 January 2019

Coming to you from Mobile, Alabama we're checking out the business news headlines from the day.  Coming up we'll share details on these stories:

  • The U.S. China trade war? Somebody may have blinked;
  • The 2017 Tax Cut and Jobs Act is hurting big banks;
  • Another bombshell from New York that impacts Washington D.C.;
  • Federal workers impacted by the shutdown can apply for unemployment but...there is a catch;
  • Retail experts say it's just a matter of time before these 4 famous retail giants...go away;
  • Wall Street - What happened and why.

Those stories plus a quick conversation with Mobile resident and first author Margie Odom. It just happened and we think it's a touching story. To hear that story, click here.

Also today Stephen Haas from DLS Worldwide is in the house talking about fright and fright delivery, driver-less semi's and the National Tractor Parts Dealer Association...think agriculture and the parts that keep equipment running. To hear that conversation click here.

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Greater Des Moines Partnership Legislative Goals with Joe Murphy

Each year the Greater Des Moines Partnership, an organization made up of 24 area chambers of commerce, comes up with their legislative priorities. We sat down with Joe Murphy the Vice President of Governmental Affairs to click down the wishlist. You should know that many of the items are not focused only on the Des Moines Metro but will also impact the entire state. Here then is Joe...

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 5pm Central. You can subscribe on Google PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunesStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday at 2pm on News/Talk 1540 KXEL. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.

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The Business News Headlines 9 January 2019

We've got some interesting stories from the business world just a click away. For example we'll talk about the four day win for the Dow. Also:

  • There are mountains of this stuff sitting in cold storage...mountains;
  • What are the economics of the government shutdown? We'll share;
  • What? No more Marlboro cigarettes?
  • Tom Steyer isn't running for president in 2020 but he had some interesting things to say.

Also today, speaking of politics, we're going to spend some time with Mark Langgin a partner in GPS Impact a political messaging business. You'll learn more than you may want to know about you, your data, how it is used in politics and who is paying attention to what.  All critical things as we head into 2020. To hear that conversation click here.

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What’s Business Thinking? Georgia Van Gundy - Iowa Business Council

Recently the Iowa Business Council polled their members, which are some of the largest employers in the state, to learn what's on their minds as we head into the new year. Here we visit with Georgia Van Gundy the Executive Director of the IBC about a host of issues from finding workers to education to housing and more. Meet Georgia and the Iowa Business Council. 

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 5pm Central. You can subscribe on Google PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunesStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday at 2pm on News/Talk 1540 KXEL. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.

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