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The Business News Headlines 7 January 2019

Always great to have you with us!  Thanks for clicking through. Today on the Business News Hour we've got these stories waiting for you:

  • OK, we'll call it a rocky day on Wall Street;
  • The future grocery store is nothing like you know...now;
  • Can it be? Pacific Gas & Electric facing bankruptcy?
  • Trouble in Detroit and it comes from Canada;
  • You know it by their logo already so this major company is dropping their name;
  • What happened on Wall Street & why.

Those stories and first up a conversation with Alicia Jaime who moved to Iowa from Argentina and founded the very successful IVS a vet supply business. We think you'll enjoy this...a bunch. To hear that interview click here.

Also today Laura Kinnard from DMBizMixer.com is in to talk about networking and education opportunities in the Metro. To hear us talking about that and Molly's Cupcake click here

Thanks for listening! 

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The Business News Headlines 3 January 2019

Give us eleven minutes and we'll serve up the top business news stories along with the markets here on The Business News Hour.  Click through today for:

  • Ouch...Wall Street got spanked;
  • Mark Zuckerberg stopped selling Facebook Stock like he promised in 2017;
  • Apple stock tanked today and we'll share why;
  • Reach for your wallet. Today Big Pharma raised prices on hundreds of drugs;
  • If the economy is surging how come....
  • What happened and why on Wall Street.

Those stories and Joey Beech is back with us to chat about the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Project that is now at home in Iowa. That's right and because the clock is ticking on registration we thought we'd share the story again.  To hear that segment, click here!

Thanks for listening!

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The Business News Headlines 2 January 2019

Welcome to the first broadcast/podcast since the New Year...it's also the first day the markets were in session and we start out with a look at what the heck happened on Wall Street. Then:

  • Home sales numbers...is it getting to be a buyers market?
  • General Motors has sold 200,000 electric vehicles and that means...
  • You will never guess what market Amazon might disrupt next;
  • The story is gasoline prices are headed up;
  • Some changes coming to Roku users;
  • What happened and why on Wall Street today.

Those stories and then a trip into our Way-Back Machine for a conversation we had five years ago with Bryan and Jeff McGinness the owners of Wine Styles. Back then there was only one location in the Greater Des Moines Market, now there are three. Plus a string of stores across the nation. We're talking wine and business in a Way Back Edition of the Business News Hour. To listen to that conversation click here. 

 

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The Business News Headlines 27 December 2018

The markets opened today lower and stayed that way until the final hour of trading on Wall Street...and that's just one of the many stories we've got for you today:

  • Markets rebound in the final hour;
  • The sad tale of Amazon stock;
  • India, Amazon and Walmart and the story is....
  • Buying laundry detergent online... First question might be "Why?" but after that;
  • Several well known brand names are going away in 2019 and we've got a list;
  • We might have discovered the reason young people are giving up on parenthood;
  • The Market Report - The numbers broken down.

Those stories plus we climb into our Way Back Machine for a two part conversation with Phil K. James of Good Milkshake Digital We're talking about paying attention to your "internal brand" and what they is and what it means for business. Here is Part One.

And, here is part two of our internal branding conversation with Phil K. James. Stuff you should be considering as we head into the New Year. To listen click here

Thanks for listening! 

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Social Security, Public Projects and Rural America with Tom Vilsack

The Progressive Policy Institute held a forum featuring former Secretary of Agriculture and Iowa Governor Tom Vilsack, former Iowa Secretary of Agriculture and Lt. Governor Patty Judge and State Representative Chris Hall (D-Sioux City) that focused on the lack of public project funding. The bottom line was that the United States has all but eliminated great public works projects that at one time created thousands of jobs and provided a better standard of living for all Americans. The event was designed to push the topic into focus for the 2020 presidential campaign. Following the event I was able to ask Secretary Vilsack several questions which you'll hear in this short clip.

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 19 December 2018

The markets were rolling right along and then...bam!  It's the Business News Hour for the 19th of December, thanks for coming by.  Tonight in the business news headlines:

  • The markets the interest rates and you;
  • J&J back in the news again today on baby powder and cancer;
  • Hurry up with that divorce, your taxes are counting on it;
  • What is accelerating the global economic slowdown? Dumb political decisions;
  • The bluest of blue chips is backing out of its long commitment to retirees;
  • More trouble for Facebook, real trouble;
  • Former Iowa Governor and Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack talks to us about Rural America.

Those stories plus a conversation with 2020 presidential candidate Andrew Yang about the economics of our nation and why people, regular people, don't seem to matter anymore. To hear that conversation click here.

Thanks for listening! 

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The Business News Headlines 18 December 2018

It was yet another wild day on Wall Street and we'll have the details for you in this business news headlines review. In other business news today:

  • Toys R Us may be gone from the U.S. but thriving in another nation;
  • Jeff Bezos and money;
  • More job cuts from General Motors;
  • Twitter not a place for...women;
  • FedEx says the slowing economy is hurting their future;
  • The rural town of Slater, Iowa and cutting edge water technology;
  • What happened today in the markets and why.

Also today we'll lead off with Brad Anderson the State Director of AARP-Iowa as he talks about a March vote on something called the Local Option Sales and Service Tax. Is it something that older members in Polk County, Iowa will support...and why should they. To listen to that conversation click here.  

Then we'll spend some time with Anthony Carroll the Legislative Director for AARP-Iowa and talk about a measure the organization is pushing in the upcoming session of the Iowa Legislature. It's called the Iowa Care Act and we'll spend some time talking about the effort which will touch every family in the state. To hear that interview click here

Thanks for listening! 

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The Business News Headlines 17 December 2018

It seems like we are awash in disturbing news both on the business and political front. However, 5G is coming. Here are the business news stories that are just a click away:

  • The Dow was off again today. That makes a 900 point slide in two days;
  • T-Mobile is getting closer to its take over of Sprint;
  • Twitter had some problems today as their stock slipped by 7 percent;
  • You were clearly being manipulated in 2016 and the proof is out;
  • Amazon is having some problems with some of the stuff you buy from them;
  • 5G is coming...so what is it?  We'll tell;
  • Wall Street today was a mess and we'll share why.

Those stories and Laura Kinnard joins us to talk about connectivity, personal relations, social media and the lost art of face to face communication. We'll also try to break that mold by sharing some business networking and education events coming  up in the Greater Des Moines Metro. To listen to that segment click here

Thanks for listening.

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The Business News Headlines 14 December 2018

Yet another down day on Wall Street kicks off the broadcast today...that plus a shocking story about what Johnson and Johnson knew about asbestos in...baby powder. Here is the line up:

  • If you thought October was a rough month for Wall Street, December is worse;
  • Lose $1.9 billion and still give out $25 million in bonuses? It's good to be king;
  • That Johnson & Johnson report is tough to take;
  • Costco stock fell today;
  • GM sending out layoff letters;
  • YouTube has been busy, very busy;
  • How to become rich and skinny;
  • Oh, yeah...the Markets.

Those stories plus some Friday Fun with Jeff Pitts the managing editor of Cityview Magazine. We'll talk about Stuff to DO in the Metro this weekend into next week and even get off on Hammond B3 organs...no, really! You can listen to this silliness by clicking here

Thanks for listening! 

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Taking Technology to Rural America with Congressman Ro Khanna of California

Recently some technology giants came to Rural Iowa to the town of Jefferson (pop 4,200) to announce a public/private partnership to bring education and careers to this rural community in an experiment that can be replicated in any small town across the United States. Here we visit with Congressman Ro Khanna (D-CA) who was one of the main instigators in helping pull this all together. We think you'll find his comments on the economy, technology and helping America win right on point.  

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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