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Business News Headlines 3 December 2018

Welcome back to a new week of business news. Today we've got plenty to share with you. Here is what you are about to hear...

  • The pause in the trade war went well on Wall Street;
  • GM CEO Mary Barra will, on Wednesday meet with two Ohio senators;
  • The "done deal" between CVS Health and Aetna got a bit murky today;
  • Glaxo wants to buy another drug maker for more than $5 billion;
  • Expect to pay more for fuel;
  • What? No more porn on Tumblr;
  • What happened and why on Wall Street.

And today we went "Out to Lunch" with Dr. Yogesh Shah, MD from Broadlawns Medical Center and talked aging, early onset dementia and the treatment and reversal of the disease. We also did Quick Bites - Three Questions that we ask each "Out to Lunch" guest.

Also today Laura Kinnard from Drake University and joins us to talk about business education and networking events in the Greater Des Moines, Iowa Metro. 

Thanks for listening! 


The Business News Headlines 30 November 2018

It's the final day of the month and the markets were able to come back and make November positive but it was tough. Here are the business news Headlines from today:

  • There is some hope of a U.S. - China trade deal but, there is still a but;
  • The Marriott hack was big, really big and it took, get this 4 years;
  • What states have the most and least burglaries per 100,000 people? It will surprise you;
  • Watching porn at Starbucks? That ends next year;
  • Seasonal worker and a tight labor market but one company says they will hire 20,000 less;
  • Medical Marijuana will be available in Iowa tomorrow but some headwinds persist;
  • What happened today on Wall Street and why.

Because it's Friday we'll have the managing editor for Cityview Magazine, Jeff Pitts, with us to talk about Stuff to DO in the DSMUSA Metro this weekend into next week!  It's Friday, have some fun!

Thanks so much for listening!


The Business News 29 November 2018

Yesterday was...yesterday. Today we just don't know about that U.S. and China "deal". It's the Business News Hour coming up today:

  • So, who did you say was going on that G-20 trip?;
  • More job cuts in the news today;
  • Payless Shoes gets customers to buy their shoes at up to $600 a pair;
  • Housing appraisers, we don't need no stinkin' housing appraisers;
  • New jobless claims are up and that has some folks concerned;
  • A fashion re-branding coming to Des Moines, Iowa;
  • What happened on Wall Street and why.

We're talking cookies and charity with our favorite foodie, Beau Fodor. Coming up on 13 December is the Annual Cookie Exchange. This year at at new swanky venue and with a new charity. Always fun to have Beau on with us.

We'll also present this encore conversation with Melissa Ness the President/CEO of Aureon HR. It's all about worker productivity and how that is impacted by workplace culture. This is seriously good stuff. 


Business News Headlines 26 November 2018

So very much to unpack for you today as we take a deep dive into several issues. The stories that are just a click away:

  • Markets bounce up as Tech, Retail and Auto sectors rise;
  • We've got a big story about retail and the past five shopping days;
  • The full General Motors story of plant closings and job cuts;
  • Fashion house Esprit is cutting their workforce and giving you less choice;
  • Kemin Industries builds rail in an attempt to cut fuel costs and promote sustainability;
  • What happened and why on Wall Street

Those stories plus an in-depth conversation with WPA - North America president Kevin Schlueter and Stephen Smith a workplace psychologist. This is NOT what you think but it is an amazing story about measuring productivity, putting the right people in place and so much Yeah...that.

Also today Laura Kinnard from Drake University and DMBizMixer on business education and networking events this week into next week. 

Told you it was a full boat today...and thanks for listening!  


The Business News Headlines 15 November 2018

The markets snapped a five day losing streak today on the hope that there might be some headway in the trade talks between the United States and China.  In other business news:

  • A housing trend that we bet you knew nothing about but it is surging;
  • Sen. Bernie Sanders and his bill to force Walmart to pay $15 an hour;
  • Wells Fargo to cut 1,000 workers many in Des Moines, Iowa;
  • Tesla cuts the price of their home solar units;
  • What happened and why on Wall Street.

Those stories plus a conversation about the health of the rural economy and healthcare. Dr. Keith Mueller from the University of Iowa joins us for the ups and downs of the rural economy and why healthcare plays such an important part.

Then we're talking about another health care issue facing Iowa and many other states. Dr. Thomas Gruca joins us to talk about a new study about Physicians Assistants and their contribution to the current health care delivery model. He's from the University of Iowa Tippie School of Business and what he'll share may shock and surprise you.

Thanks for listening!


Congressman Eric Swalwell in Iowa and We Asked Questions

We've just been through the midterm elections and some people say they are tired of anything to do with politics. However, our work comes to you from Iowa which is the crossroads for the 2020 election.  In this segment we welcome back Congressman Eric Swalwell (D-CA) to our microphones and chat with him about his remarks to the Iowa Asian/Latino Coalition and congratulate him on the birth of his new baby girl...yes, we did. 

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Business News Headlines 7 November 2018

It's the day after the Midterms and we've got some business news. Some of the stories you'll hear tonight include:

  • The Markets go crazy after the president signals he will work with the Democrats;
  • The Girl Scouts have sued the Boy Scouts and we'll tell why;
  • Farmers are unhappy with trade issues but not that unhappy to change anything;
  • Barnes and Noble kicks off a new marketing campaign for the holidays.

Also we'll climb into our Way-Back Machine for a conversation that is critical to Thanksgiving. We'll chat with Chad Hitsman from Edgetech a mobile knife sharpening business that we think is just too cool...and besides we want to be helpful as you prepare your Thanksgiving Dinner. Gotta have the tools you know.

Thanks for listening! 


The Business News Headlines 12 October 2018

The final day of the week and what a week it has been. The markets today were like a yo-yo. We'll have that story plus a look at these national headlines:

  • Sources say that Sears is winding down...or are they?
  • Some say Sears has inked a deal to stay open until after Christmas;
  • High interest rates and the impact on home buyers;
  • If the new postal rates go through...
  • Obamacare rates to go...down?
  • Tough to fill job positions? We've give FIVE tips;
  • The markets and what the heck happened today.

Those stories plus a conversation with Kelly Riley from the Des Moines Botanical Garden about an upcoming seminar with some unique nationally known talent coming to talk...plants and more.

Then we close out the week with Jeff Pitts and Parker Reed with Stuff to DO in the Metro with our friends from Cityview Magazine...

Thanks for listening! 


The Business News Headlines 11 October 2018

Yet another down day on Wall Street with the Dow losing nearly 550 points which means over the past two days we've seen the Dow shed 1,300 points. That story and:

  • Will the Earnings Season, which starts tomorrow pull the markets back?
  • What if Sears does go into bankruprtcy what should you as a consumer know?
  • Postal rate hikes coming and if so, who pays what?
  • The Markets and the Market report with all the numbers.

Also today we're going to take a deep dive into the U.S. Health Care System with Michael Lighty a Senior Fellow with the Sanders Institute. This conversation touches every employee and employer. You know how health care costs are driving holes into your bottom line...and your paycheck. We'll talk about that and listen in as Michael offers some solutions....actually one big solution.

Thanks for listening!


The Business News 9 October 2018

So much going on today but not to won't miss out. We've got some of the top business news stories plus a bit of public policy as we sit down with three people running for public office. But, first the news:

  • Housing intrest rates climb to 5% and that will have an impact on the housing market;
  • Considering retirement? Not until you can answer three questions;
  • New news about the Amazon pay raise and it's...mixed;
  • Papa John's stock is going up and we'll tell you why;
  • Sam and Gabe's closed their doors and the reason may not surprise you;
  • What happened today on Wall Street?  We'll share.

Also today we sit down with Rob Sand who is seeking the statewide office of Auditor. What does the State Auditor do? Why does it mater? What's the deal with the state budget? What's going on with your tax dollars and for-profit medicaid?  We asked and Rob Sand has an answers.

Also today we're going to spend some time in rural Iowa and visit with two Iowa House candidates. First up is David Weaver who is running in House District 47 which is much of Boone County. He's got a great story that we think you'll appreciate.  Meet David Weaver:

Then we'll introduce you to Tim Winter who is running for the Iowa House in District 48. It's a huge area made up of part of Webster, Story and Boone Counties and all of Hamilton County. Tim Winter gets lots of windshield time.

Thanks for listening!