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The Business News Headlines 16 November 2018

It's been a wild week for the markets and we'll check out how they did. Also today we've got some retail news...some of the stories you'll hear today:

  • More employers are making an offer based on only one phone interview;
  • What department store chain is trying to become the next...Sears;
  • Boomers are feeling the squeeze in caring for aging parents and their cash strapped kids;
  • Toys R Us is gone so where you going to find...kid toys;
  • What happened on Wall Street and why.

Plus it's Friday and each week we drag in Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine and our friend Parker Reed to talk about Stuff to DO in the Metro this weekend into next week.  

Thanks for listening! 


Business News Headlines 13 November 2018

Another volatile day on Wall Street as the Blue Chips rose by 100 points only to fall 200 points from their session's what we have on tap for you today:

  • Amazon made it official NYC and Arlington, VA - Not everybody is happy;
  • Americans are finding it harder and harder to get ahead...we'll tell that tale;
  • Six weeks ago oil prices were climbing today oil lost yet again we'll share why;
  • What happens when you don't embrace technology? Ask Burger King;
  • Nationwide Insurance to lay off 1,100 employees;
  • What happened today on Wall Street and why? We've got the numbers.

Those stories and a conversation about Davita Kidney Care which just opened another facility this time in Windsor Heights, Iowa. We'll talk about what the firm does, why it's expanding at a rapid rate and more about your...kidneys.  

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Business News Headlines 12 November 2018

Each weekday we watch and then report on some of the biggest business news stories impacting your life. Today we'll take a look at:

  • The Market Drop and Why;
  • Why the Strong Dollar is a Problem;
  • Some Say Sears Should Die;
  • Stan Lee Dead at 95;
  • The Dark Side of the Restaurant Business;
  • The Market Report.

Those stories plus a conversation with Congressman Eric Swalwell (D-CA) who was recently in Des Moines, Iowa

Also, it's Monday and we'll visit with Laura Kinnard about business networking and education opportunities in the Greater Des Moines Metro.

Thanks for listening! 


The Business News Headlines 8 November 2018

Lots of interesting business stories for you today...just a click away this is what we've got waiting for you:

  • What goes up, must come down...a look at the markets;
  • Amazon HQ2 headed to the Queens in NYC?
  • Spoiler Alert: 11,000 UPS workers could be on strike as of Monday;
  • We are swimming in...oil;
  • Sears to close even more stores;
  • The Housing Market - Things ain't lookin' so good.

Those stories and a really meaningful conversation with Dr. Eddie Moore Jr. about race and race relations in business. Dr. Moore a noted author and speaker talks with us about what folks just don't get when it comes to working with, employing and interacting with people of color. To learn more about Dr. Moore here is his website.  Sobering stuff ahead here on the Business News Hour.

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The Business News Headlines for 6 November 2018

It's the Election Day Edition of the Business News Hour...mostly politics free. Today we've got these stories waiting for you:

  • Hundreds lose their homes due to a "glitch" and Wells Fargo says they are, "sorry";
  • The votes are in and the best online grocer is...
  • Add one less flight attendant on United Airlines to your list of why you love traveling;
  • Papa John's is having trouble winning back customers;
  • Some big news out of little Jefferson, Iowa;
  • The markets did....what today?  We'll share.

Plus were going to talk about your voice and some tips from Wayne Bruns of Tero International about what to do to enhance your verbal communication skills and why that is so important.  Wayne Bruns is in for The Interview.

Thanks for listening! 


The Business News Headlines - 5 November 2018

Jitters? It's the day before elections in the United States and while we're not doing politics seems like everybody else is. Welcome to the Business News Hour some of the stories you'll hear today are:

  • Amazon to build HQ2 in TWO different cities?
  • Teens are being replaced with...older workers. Why?
  • Google is going to war with "shady websites";
  • A Des Moines, Iowa mall may be looking to housing to fill spaces;
  • The markets closed mixed today and we'll share details.

Also up today we'll visit with Jolene Goodman from the Iowa Business Journals about what she is hearing from small to mid-size businesses.

Also Laura Kinnard from Drake University and is back to talk up some business education and networking events in the Metro.

Thanks for listening!



The Business News Headlines 2 November 2018

Each weekday, just ahead of 5pm Central we offer up the business news headlines so you can listen on YOUR time. And, BTW you can join us on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour. Let's Here are some of the stories you can click through to hear:

  • Who's on first? Mixed signals from the White House on China;
  • Apple had a dismal earnings report and then Warren Buffet;
  • Starbucks to open 2,100 more stores next year...that's a bunch of coffee;
  • UPS is facing a possible strike;
  • Small Business and 22 ways that you can WIN this holiday season;
  • The markets today...yikes. If you liked roller coasters... 

Those stories and some fun with Cityview and Jeff Pitts as he takes Friday into Funday and lists out some Stuff to DO in the Metro this weekend into next week.  We got us some arts and entertainment. You can click here to listen.

Thanks for listening. 


Business News Headlines and More 30 October 2018

We open, once again, with the Wall Street Report. Why? Because it has been so crazy over the past several weeks and we'll shed some light on what might be coming tomorrow...from history that is.  In other news stories today:

  • The Costco "Black Friday Circular" was...ahem...leaked today and we'll share what's in it;
  • President Trump, in an interview, said he would end birthright status. The impact?
  • Business and Politics mingled today as a major corporation said "goodbye" to a congressman;
  • Jared Bernstein is the president of the Jewish Federation of Des Moines we asked him a couple of questions regarding antisemitism growth escalations in the nation and Des Moines.

Those stories and for The Interview we'll introduce you to Mom, Wife and now Candidate Heather Matson who is running for the Iowa House of Representatives District 38 made up of parts of Ankeny and northern Polk County, Iowa.  Heather Matson (Click for her website) for The Interview.

Thanks for listening! 


The Business News Headlines 24 October 2018

Lots of information on this Wednesday the 24th of October. Remember when we told you October is usually a lousy month for the markets.  Yep. We'll detail what happened today as the Dow lost any gains it had made so far this year.  In other business news today:

  • New home sales are lagging and it just may get worse;
  • Americans love to buy goods made in China...well, maybe not for long;
  • Walmart taking on Amazon in a big way;
  • Corporate America has a problem with...women;
  • Also the full numbers report from Wall Street.

In for The Interview today is Democratic Candidate for Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Tim Gannon. Tim, a farmer from Jasper County, says he has plans on how to better the rural economy while strengthening the state budget. We also talk about soil, water and what he is hearing as he travels the state. Meet Tim Gannon here. 

Thanks for listening! 


The Business News Headlines 22 October 2018

Today we've got the business news headlines and something extra. As many of you know we don't do politics on a daily basis. However, it is the season and we are based in Iowa. So, today, along with some of the headlines we've got a press event from today with Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) who is in Iowa stumping for various democratic candidates. In that section we'll talk about the Justice Kavanaugh hearing and the potential backlash, the economy and who is winning, her support for Iowa Secretary of State Candidate Deidre DeJear and more.  Also:

  • Sears is trying to find some cash so it can stay around for the holidays;
  • Dating and spending money;
  • President Trump wants to cut your taxes...
  • What happened today on Wall Street and why.

Also we'll talk about an event coming up with RDG here in Des Moines. The design firm is holding a major event called Design Atlas for Climate Resilience and it runs all this week. So much to learn about the event, the speakers the vision and building for the future. Our guests are David Dahlquist, Renee Thomas and Graham Hanson.

And, because today is Monday it's time for Laura Kinnard from DMBizMixer and Drake University in to talk about networking and business education events in the Des Moines Metro and beyond.

Thanks for listening!