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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 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 5 April 2019

We're coming to you from the New York Press Association Annual Conference and glad you clicked through. Here is what's inside:

  • The jobs report and Wall Street;
  • They are behind on their car payments...who and why;
  • Behind the job numbers lurks something not so shinny;
  • Where do you go to get paid the most?
  • Who trusts social media and who doesn't;
  • Gen Z is welcomed into the economy - What do they want?
  • What happened on Wall Street and why.

Those stories plus the role of print media in local communication. While many are saying print media is dead it's not...that is if you have the secret sauce. We talk with Walter Sanchez a board member for the New York Press Association and owner of BQE Media about that secret sauce, being hyper-local, advertisers, social media, community involvement and more about why Amazon left NYC.  Listen to that conversation here.

Thanks for coming by.

The Business News Headlines 4 April 2019

We're in New York for the New York Press Association Spring Convention...but, we're still workin'.  Today:

  • Wall Street stutters as we wait for a U.S./China trade deal;
  • The Bezos divorce is done..who got..what...we'll tell;
  • The median price of a U.S. home hit a record today;
  • Tesla stock tanked;
  • Motel 6 settled a lawsuit and at it's core was immigration;
  • Target employees to get a raise;
  • What happened and why on Wall Street.

Those stories and our guest for The Interview is Paul Allen. Paul was one of the original founders of and now is the founder of something called We'll be talking about strengths...did you know there are 34 of them? How knowing what your strengths are or better yet the strengths of your fellow workers or employees can give you a leg up in business. Strap in it's a great conversation. You can hear that here!

Thanks for listening!

The Business News Headlines 2 April 2019

It's been a busy business day as the Dow took a pause and we talk video in our interview. Here's what's ahead:

  • After a rousing day yesterday the markets stumbled;
  • What happened to the nation's largest drugstore chain;
  • Sexual misconduct and trying to hide it;
  • The Opioid case that just gets bigger;
  • Hey, PewDePie is back on top...what? You didn't know;
  • Tanger Outlets in Williamsburg, Iowa sold;
  • Home values climb in Polk County, Iowa by 10%;
  • What happened on Wall Street and why.

Plus today we're talking VIDEO with Kyle Plummer the marketing director for Tero International. They have doubled down on their video production work and we'll even show you some video. We'll talk about the value of video, how they started and why they have created an amazing studio. Click here to hear that story.

Thanks for coming by!

The Business News Headlines 1 April 2019

No fooling...we've got the business news headlines up for you and what a day it was:

  • The markets rock to new data;
  • The wealthy are stashing billions, no, like BILLIONS;
  • Oil jumps can fuel be far behind;
  • They are cutting prices, tired of being called "Whole Paycheck";
  • Remember when LYFT was the darling of Wall last Friday;
  • UnitedHealthcare pushes back on the story Iowa is telling;
  • The Iowa Business Council releases a new report;
  • What happened on Wall Street and why.

Told you we had news...

Also today Brad Anderson is the State Director of AARP-Iowa and the organization with over 370,000 members is about to get involved in several public issues that he says will be a boost to the lifestyle of all Iowans of every age. Click here for that story.

And, because it's Monday Laura Kinnard from Drake University and is in to chat it up about education and business networking in the Metro. Listen right here.

Thanks for coming by! 

Business News Headlines 29 March 2019

It's the final weekday of March 2019 and welcome to the Business News Hour!  Inside, and just a click away, you'll hear these stories:

  • China/U.S. trade talks resume and Wall Street has a party;
  • The White House wants the Fed to reverse rate increases;
  • The first day of trading for LYFT was today;
  • Apple tanks a product before it ever got into your hands;
  • Workers at an Ohio GM plant are really upset;
  • What happened on Wall Street and why.

Also today you'll meet Sen. Paul Strauss who, sort of, represents 700,000 U.S. Citizens in the United States but are denied representation in Congress. While Sen. Strauss was elected in 1996 he has yet to cast a vote...because the law denies that simple act. Stunning. I caught up with the Senator as he was making a pitch for D.C. statehood. It's a compelling story and to hear that, click here.

Also, because it's Friday we've got Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine with "Stuff to DO in the Metro" this weekend into next week. Listen up...right here.

Thanks for coming by! 

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!

Thanks for listening!