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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 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, really! You can listen to this silliness by clicking here

Thanks for listening! 


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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The Business News Headlines 10 December 2018

One thing that we are clear on is that uncertainty is the bane of Wall Street and we saw that again today in what was a crazy, volatile session. On opening the Dow fell by 200 points and then kept heading south...and there is more. Click through for the headlines including:

  • Oh those markets;
  • Verizon to cut over 10,000 jobs;
  • Instagram rolls out a voice message program;
  • And, the highest paid CEO's are...
  • Amazon cracking down on what looks to be internal fraud;
  • And, yes...those markets.

Also today a really remarkable story about how technology giants from Microsoft to LinkedIn are coming to Rural Iowa in an experiment fostered by Piller Technology to create great careers and economic growth in the tiny town of Jefferson. Congressman Ro Khanna of Silicon Valley is with us. Here is that conversation.

Also today Laura Kinnard from Drake University and is in. First she talks about an amazing gathering last week in Las Vegas called Impact Cities and then launches into some business networking and educational events in the Greater Des Moines Metro. Here is that conversation

Thanks for listening.


The Business News Headlines 7 December 2018

It has been a touch week for investors and we'll detail that. In addition today is Pearl Harbor Day and we open our newscast with a remembrance. Click through for more.

  • Pearl Harbor today;
  • The Markets and why;
  • We told you some big names were about to get into the marijuana business;
  • Amazon makes moves to get...safer;
  • GE will send out dividend checks but don't plan on spending it all in one place.

Those stories plus Jeff Pitts the managing editor for Cityview Magazine joins us for some lighthearted banter about Stuff to DO in the Metro this weekend into next week.

Thanks for listening. 


The Business News Headlines 6 December 2018

It's the Business News Hour and what a day today on Wall Street. The Dow opened 400+ points lower and then continued downhill until...and as if by magic the Fed made an announcement. Here are the stories we've gathered for you today:

  • The Fed and a policy shift;
  • The arrest of a Chinese national set folks off today. We've got the story;
  • A new assembly line is headed to Detroit the first in a decade;
  • Eddie Lambert really, really wants Sears;
  • You know the trillions of dollars supposed to come back to the U.S.? Uhm...;
  • We'll detail what happened today on Wall Street.

Those stories plus a walk through of the new MedPharm Iowa medical cannabis dispensary that opened last weekend. MedPharm Iowa grows the product, creates the items and now dispenses it in two Iowa locations one in Sioux City and the other in the Des Moines Metro. We'll take you on a tour with our friend Stephen Wilson. Click on his name to listen in.

Thanks for listening! 


The Business News Headlines 5 December 2018

While the U.S. markets were closed today that didn't mean there wasn't activity and plenty of it. Here are the news stories we've picked up for you today...go ahead and click through:

  • The Fed today reported on tariff induced inflation;
  • One quarter of Americans are deeply worried about their 2019 finances;
  • The new KING of Retail in Rural America is....
  • More sad news today about Sears;
  • USA Gymnastics files for bankruptcy;
  • New York City imposes a big minimum wage increase ride hailing drivers;
  • While Wall Street was idle today it doesn't mean global stocks took the day off.

Those stories plus a remarkable conversation with Ned Flynn from Aureon HR. We're going to talk about what it means to have an engaged workforce. What an "engaged" employee is, how to get there and what it can mean to the bottom line of any business. You do NOT want to miss this conversation.

Thanks for listening!


The Business News Headlines 30 November 2018

It's the final day of the month and the markets were able to come back and make November positive but it was tough. Here are the business news Headlines from today:

  • There is some hope of a U.S. - China trade deal but, there is still a but;
  • The Marriott hack was big, really big and it took, get this 4 years;
  • What states have the most and least burglaries per 100,000 people? It will surprise you;
  • Watching porn at Starbucks? That ends next year;
  • Seasonal worker and a tight labor market but one company says they will hire 20,000 less;
  • Medical Marijuana will be available in Iowa tomorrow but some headwinds persist;
  • What happened today on Wall Street and why.

Because it's Friday we'll have the managing editor for Cityview Magazine, Jeff Pitts, with us to talk about Stuff to DO in the DSMUSA Metro this weekend into next week!  It's Friday, have some fun!

Thanks so much for listening!


The Business News Headlines 28 November 2018

The Fed Chairman speaks and the Dow has it's best day since the end of March. It's the business news from today and some of what you'll hear deal with:

  • The bad news from the Fed that nobody seemed to notice;
  • How about loans charging up to 36% interest and if you don't pay...;
  • Yet another Sears story;
  • the CVS Health and Aetna deal brings to health care a new beast;
  • What happened on Wall Street and why.

We'll also visit with Dr. Amy Willcockson from Live Healthy Iowa. Iowa, it would seem is not doing well when it comes to obesity. In 2017 we were the 12th most obese state in the nation. Today we're ranked at number 5. Some shocking news about the health of Iowans and some hope as we talk about Live Healthy Iowa and some programs that just could turn the tide.

Thanks for listening! 


Business News Headlines 27 November 2018

We're back with some of the top business news stories of the day and we bring them to you on YOUR time. Listen when you want and learn more about what's going on.  Today we're talking about:

  • President Trump warns GM that they will lose government dollars;
  • Papa John's can't find a buyer and it's stock sinks;
  • Will there be a deal with China?  Who knows;
  • Speaking of China Google employees don't want to throttle information;
  • So what went on in the world of retail sales on Cyber Monday? We've got details'
  • What happened today on Wall Street and why.

Plus, for The Interview, we picked up something we recorded last summer but failed to air. It's a conversation with Mat Greiner and Teva Dawson about their company, Group Creative. They work with communities and non-profits in a very unique way to garner attention and public relations all by It's a neat story so listen...OK?

Thanks for coming by! 


Business News Headlines 26 November 2018

So very much to unpack for you today as we take a deep dive into several issues. The stories that are just a click away:

  • Markets bounce up as Tech, Retail and Auto sectors rise;
  • We've got a big story about retail and the past five shopping days;
  • The full General Motors story of plant closings and job cuts;
  • Fashion house Esprit is cutting their workforce and giving you less choice;
  • Kemin Industries builds rail in an attempt to cut fuel costs and promote sustainability;
  • What happened and why on Wall Street

Those stories plus an in-depth conversation with WPA - North America president Kevin Schlueter and Stephen Smith a workplace psychologist. This is NOT what you think but it is an amazing story about measuring productivity, putting the right people in place and so much Yeah...that.

Also today Laura Kinnard from Drake University and DMBizMixer on business education and networking events this week into next week. 

Told you it was a full boat today...and thanks for listening!