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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 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 28 December 2018

It's the final Friday for 2018 and welcome to the Business News Hour Headlines. Another wild ride on Wall Street starts our broadcast today. In other news:

  • Wells Fargo must cough up $575 million and send it to the states;
  • Some scary numbers coming out of the housing market and your ability to buy a home;
  • The $1.5 trillion tax law is a year old. So what has happened? It might surprise you;
  • Sears announces another round of store closings;
  • What happened today on Wall Street and why.

Those stories and while we usually bring you Jeff Pitts and Stuff to DO in the Metro from Cityview Magazine not today. Jeff has the week off...lucky guy.  So, better that we learn something about goals and goal setting. Lots of people are taking stock of the new year and we've got Deborah Rinner from Tero International with us talking about tools to make sure your goals get realized.  To listen click here! 


Business News Headlines 20 December 2018

Yet another down day on Wall Street and the it looks like the bears have come out to play. Today, and just a click away we'll share these stories:

  • Uncertainty the bane of the markets;
  • The stock market vs. the job's OK to worry;
  • Drug prices are going up in the new year. Who? We'll tell;
  • You hold the future of Sears in your hand;
  • Alexa what are the neighbors doing?;
  • Iowans are drinking plenty and their favorite booze is...
  • What happened today on Wall Street and why.

Those stories plus a conversation with the Managing Editor of Cityview Magazine, Jeff Pitts. Jeff, who usually is with us on Friday's sharing "Stuff to DO in the Metro" has been with the popular magazine for several years. We'll talk about editorial calendars and who does what behind the scenes. To listen to our conversation click here. 

Thanks for listening! 



Universal Basic Income and Why It Works with Andrew Yang 2020 Presidential Candidate

Two things you need to know about 2020 presidential candidate Andrew Yang: 1) He is not a politician and 2) he is wicked smart yet self deprecating at the same time. I sat down with Mr. Yang following a meeting he had with about 20 small business owners who, as he spoke about the Universal Basic Income or $1,000 a month to each person 18 - 65, were very sceptical of the idea. But, within a few minutes the men and women realized it wasn't a "pipe dream" but something that can work for every American and our economy. Got you interested? Click through and meet Andrew Yang:

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The Business News Headlines 12 December 2018

Each weekday we offer up the biggest business news stories of the day. Today it looks like there is a warming of relations between the U.S. and China and that...moved the markets:

  • The Trump Administration has an idea of how to make the postal service...profitable;
  • Amazon workers in NYC are talking union;
  • Toyota and airbags back in the news;
  • The biggest name is snacks is....;
  • We know what you like and don't like on Netflix;
  • Is bottled water an endangered species?
  • What happened today on Wall Street and why.

Also today we're going to hear about the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Project from two sources. First up the President of Conference Event Management, Michelle DeClerk joins us to tell you about how the education project changed her business and her life. Click here to listen to her story. 

Then Joey Beech has been selected to push the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Project across the entire state of Iowa. In other words, what had been a national program is now being done on a statewide basis which will mean even more small businesses can take part.  We'll detail the entire program. Click here to listen

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Business News Headlines 13 November 2018

Another volatile day on Wall Street as the Blue Chips rose by 100 points only to fall 200 points from their session's what we have on tap for you today:

  • Amazon made it official NYC and Arlington, VA - Not everybody is happy;
  • Americans are finding it harder and harder to get ahead...we'll tell that tale;
  • Six weeks ago oil prices were climbing today oil lost yet again we'll share why;
  • What happens when you don't embrace technology? Ask Burger King;
  • Nationwide Insurance to lay off 1,100 employees;
  • What happened today on Wall Street and why? We've got the numbers.

Those stories and a conversation about Davita Kidney Care which just opened another facility this time in Windsor Heights, Iowa. We'll talk about what the firm does, why it's expanding at a rapid rate and more about your...kidneys.  

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The Business News Headlines for 6 November 2018

It's the Election Day Edition of the Business News Hour...mostly politics free. Today we've got these stories waiting for you:

  • Hundreds lose their homes due to a "glitch" and Wells Fargo says they are, "sorry";
  • The votes are in and the best online grocer is...
  • Add one less flight attendant on United Airlines to your list of why you love traveling;
  • Papa John's is having trouble winning back customers;
  • Some big news out of little Jefferson, Iowa;
  • The markets did....what today?  We'll share.

Plus were going to talk about your voice and some tips from Wayne Bruns of Tero International about what to do to enhance your verbal communication skills and why that is so important.  Wayne Bruns is in for The Interview.

Thanks for listening! 


The Business News Headlines 1 November 2018

We were told today that the talks with China went well. How well and the details we don't know but just that small bit of hope sent the markets up. Who says we don't live in a global economy. Some of the stores you'll here today:

  • Google employees walk off the job at locations all across the globe;
  • Sears to license manufacturing of some key name brands to third parties;
  • The White House says the federal minimum wage is a bad idea;
  • The sad story of farming in America this time it's the dairy industry;
  • Voting has already happened on Wall Street and there is a big surprise;
  • What happened today on Wall Street and why.

In for The Interview is the principal of Valley West High School in West Des Moines, Iowa. Recently the Jewish Community Relations Commission offered yet another of their lecture series and this time it deals with implicit bias.  What is it, how to combat it, what it means for education and business and finally how do we control our own bias.  David Maxwell is here for The Interview


Business News Headlines 31 October 2018

Busy day on the Business News Hour. It's not only Halloween but it's also the end of what we predicted was going to be a tough month for Wall Street and...yep, we were right.  Today the headlines look like this:

  • The S&P 500 had the worst month since 2011;
  • Denny's stock surged, what's going on?  We'll share;
  • L.L. Bean sees greater sales growth coming from...Canada;
  • General Motors announced they will be cutting jobs...ouch;
  • America, you've got a problem and it's getting bigger each month;
  • Could tiny Windsor Heights, Iowa be the home of something dramatic?
  • And, of course we've got the numbers from Wall Street.

Those stories and a conversation about trash with Tony Colosimo (click to listen) of Sparta Waste. What he has to share about our current recycling will surprise you. Like...did you know that most of the items you carefully put in your current recycle bin ends up in the landfill anyway?  Yeah...that and more. You've got to listen to this short piece.

Also today we'll chat with former Maryland governor Martin O'Malley (Click to listen) as he was in Iowa stumping for a whole bunch of fresh face candidates for the Iowa Statehouse to Congress. Why do it and what have Democrats done for decades to their own demise?  We'll talk about it.