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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. 

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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.

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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 28 January 2019

Each weekday we check out the top business news stories and share those with you along with our long-form business interviews. Today we've got these stories on tap:

  • Eleven billion dollars means...what?
  • The markets opened lower and stayed that way we'll share why;
  • Apple products being made in the U.S. - We have an issue says the NYT...screws;
  • The Sears deal ain't over;
  • Medical Bills and GoFundMe a shocking story of health care in America;
  • Facebook getting tough with disinformation;
  • What happened and why on Wall Street.

Those stories and we'll sit down with Georgia VanGundy the CEO of the Iowa Business Council and talk about how Iowa competes nationally in five very important areas. It's an economic report really worth hearing. To do that just click here

And, because it's Monday Laura Kinnard from Drake University and DMBixMixer is in the house talking about upcoming business education and networking events in the Greater Des Moines Metro. Click here to listen.

Thanks for coming by! 

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The Economic Climate of Iowa with Georgia VanGundy

We welcome back Georgia VanGundy the CEO of the Iowa Business Council a group made up of the 23 largest employers in the state. Today the IBC released their Competitive Dashboard that measures how Iowa competes nationally in five areas of concern:

  • Economic Growth
  • Education & Workforce
  • Governance
  • Health & Wellness
  • Demographics & Diversity

We look at each area, discuss what is working and what needs work. How does Iowa rank when looking at the economic factors here?  Click through to learn more. 

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 25 January 2019

After weeks of a federal shutdown the announcement came today that a deal had been reached. That leads off the newscast on this Friday evening.  Thanks for being here.

  • Federal Shutdown Over?
  • Markets react to the deal;
  • The media industry is slashing jobs and not just at newspapers;
  • Amazon wants others to do the heavy lifting and R&D for exclusive Prime products;
  • Sen. Elizabeth Warren is about to roll out a "Wealth Tax";
  • What happened on Wall Street and why.

Those stories and Jeff Pitts the Managing editor of Cityview Magazine is in with Stuff to DO in the Des Moines Metro this weekend into next week. To hear that...just click here.

Thanks for listening! 

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The Business News Headlines 23 January 2019

Welcome back to the Business News Headlines for today...here is what is just a click away:

  • Federal workers, represented by the same union...different and conflicting messages;
  • Ford reports some lousy numbers;
  • Taxes and the wealthy. Three reasons it's being talked about;
  • Seems McDonald's has a wall problem too;
  • The markets bounced back a bit today and we'll share the numbers.

Those stories and a conversation with Joe Faletti who is with The Collection Experts. Can a collection agency based in Naperville, Illinois have a heart? Joe says it can and we'll dig into the collection business and branding. To hear that conversation just click here. 

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The Business News Headlines 22 January 2019

Did the U.S. rebuff China today and derail trade talks? Conflicting reports leads our newscast tonight. In other business news:

  • New numbers sent the real estate market reeling;
  • Remember 70% tax for millionaires? A billionaire says it, "Has legs";
  • The widening pay and opportunity gap has people talking like it's 1937;
  • The markets stumbled today;
  • The Greater Des Moines, Iowa Partnership has 5 economic development goals for 2019.

Those stories and a conversation with historian, author and news director of News/Talk 1540 KXEL, Jeff Stein about his book "The Floppy Show". Jeff will be in Ankeny, Iowa on Thursday the 24th and in this conversation we look at the business mind of the late Duane Ellett the creator of Floppy. You really should go... Here is that conversation

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The Business News Headlines 18 December 2018

It was yet another wild day on Wall Street and we'll have the details for you in this business news headlines review. In other business news today:

  • Toys R Us may be gone from the U.S. but thriving in another nation;
  • Jeff Bezos and money;
  • More job cuts from General Motors;
  • Twitter not a place for...women;
  • FedEx says the slowing economy is hurting their future;
  • The rural town of Slater, Iowa and cutting edge water technology;
  • What happened today in the markets and why.

Also today we'll lead off with Brad Anderson the State Director of AARP-Iowa as he talks about a March vote on something called the Local Option Sales and Service Tax. Is it something that older members in Polk County, Iowa will support...and why should they. To listen to that conversation click here.  

Then we'll spend some time with Anthony Carroll the Legislative Director for AARP-Iowa and talk about a measure the organization is pushing in the upcoming session of the Iowa Legislature. It's called the Iowa Care Act and we'll spend some time talking about the effort which will touch every family in the state. To hear that interview click here

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The Local Option Sales and Service Tax with Brad Anderson of AARP-Iowa

Several communities in Polk County are set to vote in March on what is being called the Local Option Sales and Service Tax which would add a penny to the sales tax. We sat down with Brad Anderson the State Director for AARP-Iowa to talk about the impact of the tax on people living in Polk County, Iowa. Some of the things he says may surprise you.

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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