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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 highs...here'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.  

Thanks for listening! 

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The Business News Headlines 8 November 2018

Lots of interesting business stories for you today...just a click away this is what we've got waiting for you:

  • What goes up, must come down...a look at the markets;
  • Amazon HQ2 headed to the Queens in NYC?
  • Spoiler Alert: 11,000 UPS workers could be on strike as of Monday;
  • We are swimming in...oil;
  • Sears to close even more stores;
  • The Housing Market - Things ain't lookin' so good.

Those stories and a really meaningful conversation with Dr. Eddie Moore Jr. about race and race relations in business. Dr. Moore a noted author and speaker talks with us about what folks just don't get when it comes to working with, employing and interacting with people of color. To learn more about Dr. Moore here is his website.  Sobering stuff ahead here on the Business News Hour.

Thanks for listening! 

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The Business News Headlines - 5 November 2018

Jitters? It's the day before elections in the United States and while we're not doing politics here...it seems like everybody else is. Welcome to the Business News Hour some of the stories you'll hear today are:

  • Amazon to build HQ2 in TWO different cities?
  • Teens are being replaced with...older workers. Why?
  • Google is going to war with "shady websites";
  • A Des Moines, Iowa mall may be looking to housing to fill spaces;
  • The markets closed mixed today and we'll share details.

Also up today we'll visit with Jolene Goodman from the Iowa Business Journals about what she is hearing from small to mid-size businesses.

Also Laura Kinnard from Drake University and DMBizMixer.com is back to talk up some business education and networking events in the Metro.

Thanks for listening!

 

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The Business News Headlines 25 October 2018

We've got the business news headlines on your time. Rather than have to sit next to the radio our daily podcast brings you the business news and the interviews that you need to know...when you want it. Today we're checking out these stories for you:

  • It was a party on Wall Street...but what happened yesterday?
  • Ford Motor Company has been in trouble but could they turn it around?
  • Southwest Airlines says fuel costs are going up and investors don't like the sound of that;
  • So, now another tax cut from President Trump and it has the GOP scrambling;
  • The drug crisis in this nation is real. Last year it cost the lives of 70,000 people and there is more;
  • Bikes and package delivery...UPS is going back to its roots in its home town.

Those stories and in for The Interview is Christina Moffatt from the Greater Des Moines Partnership. Coming up in early November the Partnership and their partners are putting on another Small Business Success Summit. What can you expect to learn and what are the programs that will offer you some take-a-ways for your small business? We'll share all right here.

Thanks for listening! 

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The Business News Headlines 24 October 2018

Lots of information on this Wednesday the 24th of October. Remember when we told you October is usually a lousy month for the markets.  Yep. We'll detail what happened today as the Dow lost any gains it had made so far this year.  In other business news today:

  • New home sales are lagging and it just may get worse;
  • Americans love to buy goods made in China...well, maybe not for long;
  • Walmart taking on Amazon in a big way;
  • Corporate America has a problem with...women;
  • Also the full numbers report from Wall Street.

In for The Interview today is Democratic Candidate for Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Tim Gannon. Tim, a farmer from Jasper County, says he has plans on how to better the rural economy while strengthening the state budget. We also talk about soil, water and what he is hearing as he travels the state. Meet Tim Gannon here. 

Thanks for listening! 

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The Business News Headlines 12 October 2018

The final day of the week and what a week it has been. The markets today were like a yo-yo. We'll have that story plus a look at these national headlines:

  • Sources say that Sears is winding down...or are they?
  • Some say Sears has inked a deal to stay open until after Christmas;
  • High interest rates and the impact on home buyers;
  • If the new postal rates go through...
  • Obamacare rates to go...down?
  • Tough to fill job positions? We've give FIVE tips;
  • The markets and what the heck happened today.

Those stories plus a conversation with Kelly Riley from the Des Moines Botanical Garden about an upcoming seminar with some unique nationally known talent coming to talk...plants and more.

Then we close out the week with Jeff Pitts and Parker Reed with Stuff to DO in the Metro with our friends from Cityview Magazine...

Thanks for listening! 

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Business News Headlines 13 September 2018

It's the Business News Headlines on your time...each weekday we offer up some interesting business news items on your drive home...or while you're still at the office. Today we're covering these stories:

  • Jeff Bezos is in with $2 billion to help young struggling families;
  • Too big to fail did fail and who reaped the rewards? We'll lay it all out;
  • Say it ain't so! Goodbye to the VW Bug;
  • General Electric got smaller today;
  • Job cuts from Meredith Publishing
  • Target to add 120,000 jobs...from where?
  • What happened and why on Wall Street

Today we'll also chat about AARP-Iowa with Brad Anderson and volunteer Don Corrigan you don't want to miss this learning experience.

It's time for HOCKEY in Iowa! Today, for the 6th time that the Iowa Wild open up their season we'll chat with the team president Todd Fredrickson and tell you about the NHL coming to Des Moines next week.

Thanks for clicking through! 

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Business News Headlines 10 September 2018

The business news headlines for Monday the 10th of September. What's on tap? Click through for:

  • The New Tax Law may have you paying more, not less in taxes;
  • CBS to pay Moonves up to $120 million if...
  • Nike has more to worry about and it comes in the form of Amazon;
  • The next mobile technology is 5G who is doing what...we tell;
  • Tipping, who tips more, how much is correct and more;
  • What happened today and why on Wall Street.

Those stories and we'll also have a remix of a conversation with Melissa Vine who has not one but...four businesses she works at.

And here is a conversation with Angela Harrington about the amazing Hotel Grinnell. What did it take to create a first class hotel out of a school building built in 1921...and in a town of 10,000 people?  Have a listen!

And, thank you for clicking through!

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The Business News Headlines 16 August 2018

It's the Business News Hour Headlines for Thursday the 16th day of August, 2018. Thanks for coming by. Just ahead:

  • Trade Wars Explained, "It's sorta like a diet..."
  • Markets Rebounded on "Hope"
  • Booze makers look to pot to (sorry) grow their business
  • Look out Amazon here comes Walmart
  • Who Dies First? JC Penny or Sears - Some shocking numbers today
  • There is a new housing trend and you'll never guess what...but a home for $90K ain't bad!

Those stories and the markets just a click away!

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 4:30pm here on Podbean, iTunesStitcher 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 7 August 2018

So much going on with Tesla today it was hard to keep up. We've got a couple of stories. Why are fewer Americans buying houses? We've got ten reasons. No, make that eleven. The U.S. is about to slap China...again. Another social media mess as Snapchat actually loses users last quarter and lost a bunch of money. Even with all of that Wall Street had a pretty good day and we'll deliver the numbers. Click through for an interesting day of business news... 

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 4:30pm here on Podbean, iTunesStitcher 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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