Yesterday investors weren't so sure about the future of trade talks with China. Today they threw all of that out the window... Welcome to the business news headlines for Tuesday the 15th of October. Just a click away:
- What drove Wall Street today;
- The Turkish economic sanctions? Yawn;
- Could the GM strike be nearing an end;
- Two words for used car buyers: Buyer Beware;
- Companies that are cool but not making a dime;
- The AMC cinema chain to stream...no, really;
- In case you've run out of stuff to worry about....
Those stories plus a conversation with Brent Roske the Iowa State Director for 2020 Democratic hopeful John Delaney. A press release from that campaign caught our eye so we sit down with Brent to chat about the Heartland Startup Tour. Mixing politics with...business. Click here to listen.
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Wall Street had a party today as President Trump said the first step in a trade agreement with China is about to be drafted....that caused the Dow to climb by over 319 points. Today:
- A trade deal but few details as of now;
- Older model used cars are rising in price;
- Americans are behind on car payments;
- Tesla and it's autopilot...good or bad?
Those stories plus Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine is with us riffing about "Stuff to DO in the Des Moines Metro" this weekend into next week. To listen to that, just click here.
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Wall Street opened down and stayed that way as more and more investors see any deal with China slipping away. It's the business news headlines for Tuesday the 8th of October...here we go:
- Dick's Sporting Goods turns $5 million worth of inventory to...scrap;
- Stocks took a hit today lots of China news;
- The NBA and China;
- The UAW strike against GM - Day 22 and an update;
- Taxed too much? Fix that by becoming wealthy;
- The major skills gap in the U.S. is....
Those stories and a Two-Part conversation with California Congressman Ro Khanna. This is Part One of my conversation with Congressman Ro Khanna who has been to Iowa nearly as often as some presidential candidates. His efforts have largely been in support of new technologies that will re-imagine Rural America. We talk about that, Silicon Valley, unions and more before we get into Medicare for All in the next segment. To listen click here.
Here, in Part Two of my conversation with California Congressman Ro Khanna, we talk about Medicare for All something that Congressman Khanna has supported and says there is so much dis-information out there he wants to set the record straight. So, we talk about taxes, rural hospitals, health care today and much more. Then, we visit a bit about Sen. Bernie Sanders and how his recent hospital trip may make his call for a universal health care system more...personal. Listen here!
This is Part One of my conversation with Congressman Ro Khanna who has been to Iowa nearly as often as some presidential candidates. His efforts have largely been in support of new technologies that will re-imagine Rural America. We talk about that, Silicon Valley, unions and more before we get into Medicare for All in the next segment.
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The jobs report came out this morning and even with the "modest" growth that did not hit expectations...Wall Street had a party. It's the business news headlines for Friday the 4th of October. Just a click away:
- Wage gains lag;
- The National Retail Federation concerned;
- Fast food is becoming less fast;
- More job cuts to increase shareholder value;
- Stunning numbers from Costco;
- What happened to...kale?
Those stories plus some fun with Jeff Pitts of Cityview Magazine and his list of "Stuff to DO" in the Greater Des Moines Metro this weekend into next week. Listen...here!
Even with continuing headwinds Wall Street was able to pull off a win today. Welcome to the Business News Headlines for Thursday the 3rd of October. On tap today:
- The Jobs Report is due tomorrow morning and it's important;
- President Trump signs an executive order about Medicare;
- The housing sector seems to be booming;
- Young people are leaving glitzy cities for lower cost communities;
- Unions, Nurses and Wages it seems to be a trend;
- Tesla disappoints and its stock suffers.
Those stories and for the interview I'll visit with Natalie Veldhouse a research associate from the Iowa Policy Project about the little known reality that Iowa is such a low wage state, why it matters and what forces are at work to keep it that way. That stunning conversation is right here.
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Yesterday it was manufacturing numbers that sent the markets down...today the employment numbers did the same. Welcome to the business news headlines for Wednesday the 2nd of October. Today:
- The markets tanked and why;
- The U.S. has a "hiring" problem;
- High prices got you down? There is Zulily ya know;
- What's new for cars? The 7 year loan;
- Automakers see trouble ahead;
- Why not spend $ on your current workforce...no, really.
Those stories and more along with this conversation with Kari Carney and Julia McGuire from 1,000 Friends of Iowa. I know...right? You'll hear about the work they do and why it's becoming even more important as we look to the future of climate change. Listen here.
Nearly as fast as oil prices went up yesterday they headed back down today. But, all of that didn't much help Wall Street as investors wonder what's next when it comes to the Fed. Here for you today we're looking at these stories:
- Oil, Gas and Consumers;
- GM hits back at the UAW;
- She is paid $22 million and why;
- The strike and the local economy;
- Fed and Rates;
- Your job will be...mostly gone says Brian Solis.
Those stories and more along with Marketing for Business with Phil K. James of Good Milkshake Digital. We're talking about how to get your existing customers to buy more of what they want from you...and it works across nearly every vertical. Restaurants, grocery stores, hardware stores, coffee shops even lawyers. Here is that conversation.
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