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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

Thanks for listening!


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 11 April 2019

The markets stalled out today as investors play a "wait and see" sort of day. It's the business news headlines for Thursday the 11th of April. Here is what's inside:

  • Millennials are falling out of the Middle Class;
  • The Uber IPO is a thing;
  • Grocery War, Trade War now Tax War;
  • The National Pork Expo gets shut down;
  • The Des Moines International Airport has growing pains;
  • What happened on Wall Street and why.

Those stories plus our Restaurant of the Week is Range Grill + Golf located in Urbandale, Iowa. This place has three really cool things going for it: An amazing restaurant with interesting menu items, a great state of the art golf simulator and signature cocktails that will lift your spirits. I'll chat with owner Steve Garrels about the work that went into creating this beautiful and functional place and talk a bit about the future. To hear that click here

Thanks for coming by! 

The Business News Headlines 10 April 2019

We've got a packed newscast for you with plenty of business news and our Out to Lunch feature. On the docket today:

  • The markets were up but not by much;
  • CBS has a look at the new crisis in Rural America;
  • Boeing shareholders are suing Boeing;
  • Bankers got a frosty reception on Capital Hill;
  • YouTube TV just raised their prices;
  • What happened and why on Wall Street

Plus we go Out to Lunch with Heidi Soliday the first female names as a sports director in America. We launch into lunch at Range Grill + Golf by asking Heidi three questions it's the same three questions we ask all our Out to Lunch guests. Here is that segment.

Then we'll talk sports, the business of television news, women in TV broadcasting, she'll drop some names, talk about her near chance to go and compete in the Olympics (no...really) and we'll talk about her new passion of cycling and raising awareness of climate change. It's a packed hour and you can hear that segment 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 25 March 2019

Welcome to Monday and the Business News Headlines. Click through to hear these stories that made the cut today:

  • Hmmm...that Inverted Yield Curve...again;
  • Suit sellers scramble as more companies relax their dress code;
  • Apple wants you to know they do other stuff than make iPhones;
  • Boeing working at getting their fleet of 737's back in the air;
  • Coal - It's just a matter of time;
  • What happened today on Wall Street and why.

Also today we'll have you meet Ken Chester and Sasha J. Little from the transportation and technology podcast Roadworthy Drive. We met Ken and Sasha at the recent Podcast Iowa gathering and sat down with them to find out what it is they talk about. Ends up cars, trucks, technology and more. Click here to listen.

And, because it's Monday Laura Kinnard from Drake University and is with us talking up business networking and educational events happening in the Metro...and we've got a full plate. To listen to that list, click here

Thanks for listening! 

The Business News Headlines 20 March 2019

If you've got ten minutes we'll get you up to speed on the business news headlines and you can always take it with you...the business news on YOUR time. Today:

  • The Fed holds interest rates down...isn't that a good thing?
  • FedEx has some scary words about the economy;
  • President Trump is out finding money for his "wall";
  • Disney closes the $71 billion deal with Fox;
  • Apple air-pods are new today;
  • What happened on Wall Street and why.

Plus we'll talk podcasting with Stephen Meader who founded Podcast USA and started a bunch of state podcasting homes like Podcast New Hampshire, Podcast Iowa, Podcast Minnesota and more. You've got to listen. 

The Business News Headlines 19 March 2019

It's the business news headlines for Tuesday the 19th day of March, 2019. Inside and just a click away we've got stories about:

  • China, investors and nerves;
  • Too many jobs, not enough people. It's a real deal;
  • Day two of the Lyft road show and it's going very well thank you;
  • Facebook settles some discrimination cases;
  • Peloton is being sued for over $150 million;
  • What happened on Wall Street and why.

Those stories plus a conversation about yoga and the business of yoga. I get it, you can't go anywhere and not see folks that are into what is it all about? Who does it? Why and what is the business model? Today in our Small Business Spotlight we'll introduce you to Mary McCarthy from Yoga by Mary. She's been in this space for nearly 20 years...long before it became fashionable. What is it all about?  Click through or click right here

The Business News Headlines 18 March 2019

Welcome to the Monday Edition of the Business News Hour for the 18th of March. Inside we've got a couple of retail stories and more. Here's what's on tap today:

  • This retail giant barely spends a dime on advertising yet...
  • This retailer started in 1962 today they announced they are done;
  • Ride hailing service LYFT is on the IPO road show;
  • Sen. Cory Booker talks to us about agriculture and more;
  • What happened and why on Wall Street.

Plus you'll meet Peter Stockdale from the Audible Farm Podcast. We caught up with Peter at the recent Podcast Iowa event. What does he talk about? Entertainment giving entertainers a voice beyond their local area. To hear that conversation click here.

Also, because it's Monday we've got Laura Kinnard from Drake University and in with this week's picks for business education and networking opportunities. Listen in here. 

Thanks for coming by! 

The Business News Headlines 14 March 2019

Wall Street struggled today facing pressure from a poor report on home sales and mixed signals about the U.S. China trade agreement that may...or may coming soon. Here are the stories we're sharing and are just a click away:

  • Oh the headwinds for the stock market today;
  • Social Security and President Trump;
  • Retail stores that Business Insider says may be on the bubble;
  • 19,000 truck drivers and $100 million - It's a story;
  • What happened on Wall Street and why.

Also today author, film-maker Jeff Stein will join me to talk about an event happening in Des Moines on Tuesday the 19th. It's about his documentary "From the Battle Front to the Home Front - Iowa Broadcasters Go to War". You can catch that here

Then we've got a story about healthcare and healthcare insurance. Roxi Copland is trying to do what the insurance companies tell us all to do but it doesn't seem to work. Is the system broken or is it designed to be...broke?  Click through for that.

Thanks for listening!