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The Business News Headlines 14 February 2019

We've got the business news headlines and a bit of extra today. Let's start with the hot business stories:

  • A lousy retail sales report means...
  • Amazon makes official it's "NEYT" to NYC;
  • Airbus gives up;
  • Sweetheart candies. Hey, it's Valentine's Day;
  • An app that tracks...women;
  • What happened on Wall Street and why.

Those stories plus a a conversation about transportation and what could be the future in many communities around Des Moines, a conversation about a "road diet" for University Avenue in Windsor Heights and Des Moines. Guests are Amanda Wanke of DART, Zac Bales-Henry of Windsor Heights and Josh Mandelbaum of Des Moines. To hear that conversation click here. 

 

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DART, Transportation, Road Diets and the Western Suburbs

This week there was a celebration in Windsor Heights to mark what could be a model for other communities around Des Moines. The Des Moines Area Rapid Transit (DART) partnered with the Windsor Heights Chamber to say thank you to the players in the new Transit Hub which is under construction between the Apple Valley Shopping Center and Sam's Club. I spoke with Amanda Wanke, External Affairs Officer for DART, Zac Bales-Henry, City Council of Windsor Heights and Josh Mandelbaum from the Des Moines City Council. 

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 13 February 2019

The markets came off session highs today but still pulled out a gain. It's the business news headlines for Wednesday the 13th of February. Here is what we've got for you:

  • Wall Street is, again, hoping for good news;
  • The Universal Basic Income program by Andrew Yang gets tested;
  • A supplier of talc for Johnson & Johnson has filed for bankruptcy protection;
  • Beefing up benefits to attract and retain workers; we've got two stories;
  • What happened and why on Wall Street, we've got the numbers.

Those stories and 2020 presidential candidate Andrew Yang is in for the interview. We're going to talk about that idea of a Universal Basic Income of $1,000 for each American 18 to 65. To hear that conversation click here. 

Thanks for listening! 

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THe Business News Headlines 12 February 2019

The word "hope" helped Wall Street bounce up. Now the test will be if that hope is realized. Here are the top business news stories from today:

  • Hope and Wall Street;
  • The IRS and the Partial Government Shutdown;
  • Bill Gates has no problem with the wealthy paying more;
  • Prices at Whole Foods are going up;
  • Katy Parry shoes pulled. Why? Concerns of "blackface";
  • Amazon may be going to NYC after all;
  • Wall Street and the Numbers.

Those stories plus a conversation about communication with Wayne Bruns of Tero International. Did you know that the first step in effective communication can be "active listening"? To hear that conversation click here.

Thanks for listening! 

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The Business News Headlines 11 February 2019

It's Monday and here are some of the biggest business news stories of the day and we'll start out by looking at how the markets...stalled out.

  • The Dow came off it's session high to end the day down;
  • Ten healthy retail brands that are expanding brick & mortar;
  • Five thoughts as you start your own business;
  • Revive the shopping mall with...cannabis;
  • Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) was in #DSMUSA some thoughts;
  • What happened and why on Wall Street.

Those stories and Laura Kinnard from Drake University and DMBizMixer.com joins me to talk up some business networking and educational events happening this week. To hear that conversation, click here

Thanks for listening! 

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The Business News Headlines 8 February 2019

It was sort of a "Meh" day on Wall Street. Why?  We'll share that with you in today's edition of the Business News Headlines that include:

  • Is Amazon pulling out of New York City?
  • Wells Fargo another day of woes;
  • Wisconsin based Shopko to close hundreds of stores;
  • Finland and the Universal Basic Income report;
  • What happened on Wall Street and why.

Also, that list of store closings for Shopko is right here.

In addition we're talking with Del Marion from the ZTL Foundation about the upcoming Black & Gold Ball that happens next Saturday. To hear that conversation click here.

And, because it is Friday, Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine is with us to chat up Stuff to DO in the Metro this weekend into next week. We've got sports, home shows, RV's and the arts... Here is that conversation.

Thanks for listening! 

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The Business News Headlines 7 February 2019

The business news headlines of the day deals with what happened and why on Wall Street, notes about the economy and stories of basic interest for people who are interested in what business is or is not doing. On tap today:

  • The meeting between President Trump and President Xi Jinping off;
  • That sent shock waves through Wall Street;
  • Twitter, for the first time, tells us how many daily users they have;
  • Wells Fargo customers not happy, for the second time in a week;
  • A growing slug of renter are....
  • Sears has been sold which could save 45,000 jobs;
  • What happened today on Wall Street and why.

Those stories plus today we're talking with Dr. Mark Finkelstein the director of the Jewish Community Relations Commission of Iowa about the troubling rise in hate groups and in particular anti-semitic groups. What is the cause and what can you do about it. To hear that conversation click here

Thanks for listening.  

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The Business News Headlines 6 February 2019

Each weekday we offer up the business news headlines on your time. No waiting around and you can take the podcast with you everywhere.  In the business news today:

  • The markets slip a bit;
  • Bit trouble in farm country;
  • J.C. Penny says out with appliances and furniture;
  • Chipotle is back in the news and this time it's good;
  • Food delivery apps are in hot water about pay issues;
  • Former Fed Chair Janet Yellen said the word, "cut";
  • What happened and why on Wall Street.

Those stories plus a conversation with Burt Ward who played Robin on the classic T.V. show, Batman. We talk about family, dogs more dogs and his dog food business, Gentle Giant, that is just amazing. And, yes, we'll chat about Batman and Adam West as well.  To hear that conversation follow this link

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Burt Ward Talks Robin, Batman and Dogs

Over the years Burt Ward, aka Robin from the classic television show Batman, has been involved in the dog food business with something called Gentle Giant. Before that he ran a rescue in his California home for Great Danes...no, really! Not long ago I spent the day with Burt talking about dogs, the dog food business, canine nutrition, his family, Adam West and more. Here then is that conversation. 

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 4 February 2019

Welcome to a brand new week and we've got the business news headlines up for you along with Laura Kinnard with business education and networking events in the Greater Des Moines Metro. Click through to learn about:

  • The 1,500 jobs in the U.S. that pay more than the median wage;
  • Tech led the markets today;
  • Women spend $1.4 billion on this every year;
  • Iowa has an issue with sexual harassment in the government work space;
  • Wall Street did what today and why.

Those stories and, as promised, Laura Kinnard from DMBizMixer.com is in to chat a bit about upcoming business networking and education events this week. To hear than, click here.

Thanks for listening!  

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