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The Business News Headlines 15 January 2020

It's true, the business news headlines are coming to you this week from Arizona where it's brown...not white like back home in Iowa.  In the news today:

  • The new trade deal and agriculture...what if?
  • No joy in "Toyland" says Target;
  • GM and temporary workers;
  • Tesla may win with the new trade deal but not for cars;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Workers and Weight an issue nobody wants to discuss.

Those stories and we'll talk construction with Creighton Cox, a return visitor to the News Hour, and this time is's about the construction industry both on a local and national level. Creighton recently became the Business Development Manager for Turner Construction an international company. The fact that Creighton is in this position tells us that the company is planning some serious work in the Hawkeye State...yes? You can listen here.


The Business News Headlines 14 January 2020

It was nice while it lasted...think conflicting signals when it comes to China and Trade. It's the Tuesday Edition of the Business News Headlines. Today:

  • Trump Trade Tariffs to stay in place;
  • Wages & Restaurant Workers;
  • Shake Shack gets inventive;
  • It once was the world's largest airplane maker;
  • Amazon and FedEx make nice;
  • The Market Report from Wall Street;
  • Work for Food? But, does

Those stories plus we get hyper-local with a fun couple Angela Carter from Skin - Body - Soul and Beau Fodor from Panache who are teaming up with their friends from Williams-Sonoma at the Jordan Creek Town Center. Listen as they chat about their business and a special event happening just in time for Valentine's Day. Also, if you pre-register for the event by calling Williams-Sonoma at 515-225-6613 we understand the first 25 people will receive a free VIP Bag. How neat is that?  Ready? Go right here to listen. 

Thanks for coming by! 

The Business News Headlines 13 January 2019

It's back to Monday and the 13th day of January...thanks for coming by.  In the business news headlines today:

  • There is a mystery in many American shopping malls;
  • Five words that define our current state of economics;
  • A signing event at the White House but....
  • The markets delivered again today;
  • Netflix shares surge and we'll tell you why;
  • The brands you trust have much to do with your...age.

Those stories plus Laura Kinnard from is in to chat it up about business events in the Greater Des Moines Metro. Have a listen!

Thanks, again, for coming by. 

The Business News 10 January 2020

Welcome to the Friday Edition of the business news headlines. Today we've got these stories ready for you:

  • Anemic job numbers and wage growth put a damper on the week;
  • More retail sales troubles;
  • Why are brands leaving and what comes next;
  • The Wall Street numbers for the day;
  • Starter homes seem to be making a comeback.

Those stories plus a rare two-part conversation. This time it's about poverty in Iowa and the United States. That uncomfortable reality nobody seems to want to discuss. Today you'll hear from four activists who are bringing the Poor People's Campaign - A National Call for a Moral Revival to Des Moines, Iowa next week. Some stunning numbers and you may be surprised at just who the poor folks...are.

Part One of that interview with Rev. Jessica Petersen, labor leader John Campbell, activist Ayisha Al-Hassan and national organizer Clinton Wright can be heard here.

Part Two of the event scheduled for the 14th and 15th of January at the First Christian Church in the Drake Neighborhood can be heard here.

Thanks for listening! 


The Business News Headlines 7 January 2020

Welcome to the first full week of 2020 glad that you've come by. In the business news headlines for today:

  • A shocking number of Americans are living paycheck to paycheck;
  • Just who is paying for the Trump Tariff wars;
  • No plant based burgers for McDonalds;
  • Movie theaters still hurting even with great movies;
  • U-Haul says folks are moving...where?
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • What is the "secret" to a successful business...asked and answered.

In our continuing look at the most popular interviews of 2019 we bring back Abena Imhotep and "Doing Black Friday Every Friday". You can listen to that right here.

Thanks for coming by!

The Business News 17 December 2019

It's a Tuesday and it's the business news headlines and we kick it off with an interesting story about the increase in car loan rejections. Odd in the face of what is supposed to be a booming economy. Also:

  • Dumpster Diving goes high-tech;
  • CVS Pharmacy is trouble with...the Feds;
  • The Boeing 737 Max and the trickle down effect;
  • Some surprising Netflix news;
  • Home building numbers rebound and why;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Looking for a gig? Think U.S. Census;
  • Two reasons to forgo the Ugly Christmas Sweater Event.

Those stories plus Tyler Granger from the National Wildlife Federation is our guest and talking about climate change, business and more. You can hear that conversation here.

Thanks for listening! 

The Business News Headlines 13 December 2019

If everybody was so excited about the U.S. China Trade Deal how come Wall Street...sighed? It's the business news headlines for Friday the 13th of December:

  • Meh on Wall Street;
  • Affordable housing on a cruse ship;
  • Russian Police and Business;
  • General Motors and pickups;
  • Strip Clubs and CEO's;
  • Apple and genetic testing;
  • The markets did what today;
  • Labor Unions and holiday food baskets;
  • Retail contracted in November.

Those stories and Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine is in to talk about Stuff to DO in the Des Moines Metro this weekend into next week. It's Friday!  Have some fun already!  You can hear 

Thanks for listening! 

The Business News Headlines 10 December 2019

The markets all struggled today to get above the flatline but why? We'll share that store and more today. Here's what's on tap:

  • Americans' waste over $1,600 a year;
  • Troubling housing news from Fanny & Freddy Mac;
  • Netflix "must reduce cost to remain competitive";
  • Ho, Ho, Horrible Tariffs and Holiday Shopping;
  • Amazon workers flexing their muscle;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Trends to watch for in 2020.

Those stories and Deb Brown from Save Your Town talks to us about rural issues that are not what are often being reported. Deb and her partner Becky McCray just released a study that tells us what folks in Rural America really want. One of those things is they want people to listen to....them.  You can hear 

Thanks for coming by! 

The Business News Headlines 9 December 2019

Welcome back to a new work-week and the Monday Edition of the Business News Headlines. On tap for you today:

  • Good news for smaller retailers this holiday season;
  • Some small retail tips to promote business;
  • Things got political today for Amazon;
  • Are dollar stores killing Americans?
  • Economist Paul Volker has died a look back;
  • Tough times for 3,200 truck drivers;
  • Wait! What happened to Bitcoin?

Those stories plus a conversation with Laura Kinnard from DMBizMixer about a host of upcoming business education and networking options for you. To listen to that conversation, recorded at our favorite coffee shop, Ground for Celebration in Windsor Heights, Iowa...just click here.

Thanks for listening. 

The Business News Headlines 3 December 2019

U.S. Trade's sort of like playing a game of "Wack-a-Mole" you never know what is coming up from where. Welcome to the Tuesday edition of the business news headlines. Today:

  • Trade Deal with China: On, Off, On, Off...yikes;
  • Sprint "over counts" and rakes in millions;
  • Google is in some legal troubles from employees;
  • See the Peloton ad this weekend? Company stock down 7%;
  • Wall Street had a rough day, we've got the numbers;
  • You may not get "fries with that" a potato story.

We have all experienced "Death by Power Point". Today Maureen Berger a trainer from Tero International is in to give you tips on how to make sure your next presentation is not only remembered but that you also drive home your objective all with out the dreaded death by Power Point. You can listen to that here.

Thanks for coming by!