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The Business News Headlines 11 April 2019

The markets stalled out today as investors play a "wait and see" sort of day. It's the business news headlines for Thursday the 11th of April. Here is what's inside:

  • Millennials are falling out of the Middle Class;
  • The Uber IPO is a thing;
  • Grocery War, Trade War now Tax War;
  • The National Pork Expo gets shut down;
  • The Des Moines International Airport has growing pains;
  • What happened on Wall Street and why.

Those stories plus our Restaurant of the Week is Range Grill + Golf located in Urbandale, Iowa. This place has three really cool things going for it: An amazing restaurant with interesting menu items, a great state of the art golf simulator and signature cocktails that will lift your spirits. I'll chat with owner Steve Garrels about the work that went into creating this beautiful and functional place and talk a bit about the future. To hear that click here

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The Business News Headlines 10 April 2019

We've got a packed newscast for you with plenty of business news and our Out to Lunch feature. On the docket today:

  • The markets were up but not by much;
  • CBS has a look at the new crisis in Rural America;
  • Boeing shareholders are suing Boeing;
  • Bankers got a frosty reception on Capital Hill;
  • YouTube TV just raised their prices;
  • What happened and why on Wall Street

Plus we go Out to Lunch with Heidi Soliday the first female names as a sports director in America. We launch into lunch at Range Grill + Golf by asking Heidi three questions it's the same three questions we ask all our Out to Lunch guests. Here is that segment.

Then we'll talk sports, the business of television news, women in TV broadcasting, she'll drop some names, talk about her near chance to go and compete in the Olympics (no...really) and we'll talk about her new passion of cycling and raising awareness of climate change. It's a packed hour and you can hear that segment here. 

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The Business News Headlines 25 March 2019

Welcome to Monday and the Business News Headlines. Click through to hear these stories that made the cut today:

  • Hmmm...that Inverted Yield Curve...again;
  • Suit sellers scramble as more companies relax their dress code;
  • Apple wants you to know they do other stuff than make iPhones;
  • Boeing working at getting their fleet of 737's back in the air;
  • Coal - It's just a matter of time;
  • What happened today on Wall Street and why.

Also today we'll have you meet Ken Chester and Sasha J. Little from the transportation and technology podcast Roadworthy Drive. We met Ken and Sasha at the recent Podcast Iowa gathering and sat down with them to find out what it is they talk about. Ends up cars, trucks, technology and more. Click here to listen.

And, because it's Monday Laura Kinnard from Drake University and is with us talking up business networking and educational events happening in the Metro...and we've got a full plate. To listen to that list, click here

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The Business News Headlines 22 March 2019

It's the Business News Headlines for Friday the 22nd day of March...thanks for clicking through today. Inside:

  • Stocks struggle as fears of a global economic slowdown rise;
  • More troubles for Boeing;
  • GM says they are not moved to open any plan in Ohio but an investment in Michigan;
  • Forget about "beer brackets" we've got a full scale beer war going on;
  • What happened and why on Wall Street.

Those stories plus Marti Hupp and Greg Patterson join us to talk about Pedal Off the Pounds a program from the Des Moines Cycle will be amazed at what it has done for people and the world of cycling in the Des Moines Metro. Listen to Marti and Greg here

Also today Jeff Pitts from Cityview with Stuff to DO in the Metro this weekend into next week. Always fun...nothing too serious.  You can catch that conversation here

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The Business News Headlines 21 March 2019

It's Thursday and we've got the business news headlines for you. What happened and why that is so important. Here we go!

  • Some systems are suggestion...(gulp) recession;
  • The tax cut that is hurting the GOP;
  • Jean maker Levi came back to Wall Street and...did they;
  • Some Iowa TV stations are on the sale block;
  • No Dave & Busters but something close coming to the Merle Hay Mall;
  • What happened and why on Wall Street.

Also today I go "Out to Lunch" with the Mayor of Des Moines, Frank Cownie. But before we order we sit down for "Quick Bites" - Three questions we ask every OTL guest. You can hear that...right here.

Then it's Out to Lunch at Jesses Embers as Mayor Cownie talks about the changing demographics of Des Moines, transportation, new  projects, quality of life, unemployment, and more. After 16 years as mayor it would seem he's still got a passion to do more. Frank Cownie as we go Out to Lunch and talk public policy. Click here to listen. 

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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! 

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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

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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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Velocity Economics Part Two with Dr. Chris Draper

It's a common thread when business hears about an economic stimulus that offers more money to workers than to corporations. Here we continue our conversation with Dr. Chris Draper about his new book Velocity Economics. We also talk about the major headwinds that are forcing so many Americans to live paycheck to paycheck and not be able to create wealth and become more productive. If you think our current system is are working more but getting less. Give a listen to Dr. Draper...

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The Business News Headlines 23 January 2019

Welcome back to the Business News Headlines for 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. 

Thanks for listening!