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The Business News Headlines 15 March 2019

The end of another busy business week and stuff has been flying. Today we've got several retail stories, some car stuff and more. Click through for these:

  • Did Dollar General just give us a peek into the future of 2019;
  • What happened to Sears has happened before. Think W.T. Grant;
  • Walmart is rethinking their store layout;
  • Ford is cutting thousands more Europe;
  • Tesla and the new SUV Model Y. Some are not pleased;
  • When public policy hurts tourism;
  • What happened on Wall Street and why.

Those stories and, because it's FRIDAY we've got Jeff Pitts the Managing Editor of Cityview Magazine with us and Stuff to DO in the Des Moines Metro this weekend into next week. Check that here. 

Thanks for listening and have a great weekend!

The Business News Headlines 13 March 2019

You would think that when a company is faced with not one but two planes falling from the sky their stock would go...down. Nah... It's the business news headlines for the 13th day of March. Here is what's inside:

  • Solid economic data had Wall Street dancing;
  • Tech stocks lift the markets;
  • News about Boeing and the FAA grounding the airplanes;
  • "What bugs you about our company?" The Walmart CEO askes...and finds out;
  • The college admission scandal...what the hell where they thinking;
  • Wells Fargo CEO gets grilled by Iowa Congresswoman Cindy Axne;
  • What happened on Wall Street & why.

Also the story you've got to hear. The media landscape is always changing the latest to enter the field is Happs.TV. Think of it as "happening" where, in real time, citizen journalists cover stories from around the globe. I met up with Andrew King of Happs.TV this week and asked him to share with us the story. It's pretty amazing. Click here for more! 

Thanks for listening! 

The Business News Headlines 12 March 2019

It's the 12th day of March and thank for clicking through for the top business news stories of the day. These stories are just a click away:

  • Wealthy folks bribe their kids into trendy colleges and universities;
  • Boeing continues to have troubles with their stock and worried passengers;
  • Dick's Sporting Goods to rid itself of rifles and some shoes;
  • You may have forgotten about Lumber Liquidators but the SEC didn't;
  • The UK votes against the Theresa May Brexit what;
  • Windsor Heights said "no" to Aldi but not Waukee;
  • Is it really a paid family leave proposal from Sen. Joni Ernst;
  • What happened today and why on Wall Street.

Those stories plus I'll have a conversation about the Latino Community not only in Iowa but in the United States with Joe Henry an official with LULAC the League of United Latin American Citizens. And yes, we'll touch on the impact Latinos have on business, education, voting and more here in Iowa with LULAC Council 307. To hear that conversation click here

Thanks for listening!

The Business News Headlines 11 March 2019

Wall Street snapped a five day losing streak today and we'll share with you why. It's the Business News Headlines for March 11, thanks for being here!  In the news:

  • Strong Retail Sales Data and Tech lifts the markets;
  • Boeing shares down a bunch, think air crashes;
  • President Trump released his 2020 budget and the U.S. House says it's dead on arrival;
  • How much money do Americans spend each day? Some surprising results;
  • New proposed rules are out regarding overtime pay;
  • Des Moines University set to leave the city and head to West Des Moines;
  • What happened on Wall Street and why.

Those stories plus Laura Kinnard is in talking about business networking and education events this week and we've got a ton of them. To hear that, click this link.

Thanks for listening! 

The Business News Headlines 8 March 2019

Today marked the fifth day in a row the markets stumbled and that makes this the worst week for Wall Street so far this year. In other business news on this International Women's Day:

  • The Labor Department said the U.S. added only 20,000 jobs in February;
  • Cage Free Eggs are coming because you want them but...when?
  • Walmart is sending workers bonus checks about $225 per worker;
  • Fifteen things invented by women you might not know about;
  • What happened on Wall Street and why.

Those stories and we get "weird" on a Friday-Fun-Day with Jeff Pitts the managing editor of Cityview Magazine and our friend Parker Reed as we check out Stuff to DO in the DSMUSA Metro this weekend into next week. Do NOT expect anything serious coming out of this conversation. Hey, it's Friday! To hear that wacky stuff click here

Thanks for listening.

The Business News Headlines 7 March 2019

Equities fell for the fourth day in a row but this time it wasn't trade talks between the United States and China. It's the business news headlines for Thursday the 7th day of March...let's go:

  • Americans have enjoyed some extra "jingle" in their pocket but that soon may disappear;
  • A Disney heiress says that corporations are paying their executives way too much;
  • Amazon is going to cut ties with the majority of their suppliers forcing an panic among many;
  • Philadelphia is taking a stand against cashless retail operations, not without pushback;
  • What happened and why on Wall Street.

Those stories plus a conversation about a topic most people surveyed fear more than death.  Maureen Burger from Tero International is with me to offer up some tips to help you relax and make sure the next time you get up to make a presentation it is believable and drives home your  point. Click right here to listen in. 

Thanks for listening!

The Business News Headlines 6 March 2019

For the third day in a row equities fell as investors keep mulling over the signals they are getting about the U.S. China trade talks. In other news today:

  • The economy simply isn't working for everybody;
  • Big banks are fleeing poorer parts of the country spelling trouble for business;
  • Facebook and Business and "The Sleaze Factor";
  • Amazon to close more stores...wait a minute;
  • Net Neutrality is back in play say House Democrats;
  • What happened and why on Wall Street.

Those stories plus a fast-paced conversation about change with the Jason Feifer the Editor in Chief of Entrepreneur Magazine. You'll learn some interesting things about how we avoid change to our own peril and how successful entrepreneurs...think. Also a shout out about a new("racy") book by Jason and his bride Jennifer Miller called, "Mr. Nice Guy".  Good stuff a click away. To hear that conversation click here

The Business News Headlines 5 March 2019

The markets stalled out today as investors try to figure out what is going on with the trade talks between the U.S. and China. That story and these:

  • Papa John's is moving forward without Papa John;
  • Signs point to housing values going back up;
  • Harley Davidson is after young, really young, riders;
  • Amazon good for...malls;
  • Speaking of Malls Von Maur says one store will serve DSMUSA...buh bye Valley West?
  • Kohls hooks up with...Planet Fitness;
  • What happened and why on Wall Street.

Those stories plus a conversation with the ever dynamic Sima Dahl. We're going to talk with the founder of The Sway Factor about personal branding. How to get there and stay top of mind among the people who matter to your business and your career. To hear that conversation click here

Thanks for listening! 

The Business News Headlines 4 March 2019

Welcome to Monday and the Business News Headlines! The Markets lost steam today and we'll share why. Also today we've got these stories:

  • The heavy handed tactics of Amazon are long standing;
  • Even during the summit North Korea was hacking U.S. businesses;
  • GM shutting down an Ohio plant this week;
  • Drug maker Purdue Pharma thinking of bankruptcy not because they can't pay their bills;
  • No more makeup at Virgin Atlantic...or so it is said;
  • What happened and why on Wall Street.

Also today Mike Owen from the Iowa Policy Project is in to talk about business taxes in Iowa. If you're a regular listener of the News Hour you know we've had every major business group on with us decrying the business tax rates in Iowa Mike has a different story and does the math. Listen in to that conversation here. 

Also today Laura Kinnard from is with me talking about business education and networking events and man...she has a packed schedule. Click here to listen

Thanks for listening!

The Business News Headlines 28 February 2019

In spite of some positive economic news today the failed trip to Hanoi regarding the talks between the U.S. and North Korea had investors upset. That story along with:

  • Employees walk out of three Sonic locations in Ohio;
  • It seems that Millennials have "buyers remorse" about their new home;
  • The GAP is spinning off Old Navy;
  • The tip I was given last week about the University of Iowa Community Credit Union was spot on;
  • The Des Moines Blank Park Zoo owes about $5 million in water bills...yikes!
  • What happened and why on Wall Street.

Those stories plus a conversation with Kirk Miller from Casey's General Store, an Iowa based convenience store chain, about a new fuel card for businesses. We talk about this new offering, how it works and how it is different than others and who can get it. Also we talk about pizza (you KNEW that was coming) and how a unsuccessful hostile takeover bid helped the company focus. To hear that conversation click here. 

Thanks for listening!