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The Business News Headlines 17 January 2019

Coming to you from Mobile, Alabama we're checking out the business news headlines from the day.  Coming up we'll share details on these stories:

  • The U.S. China trade war? Somebody may have blinked;
  • The 2017 Tax Cut and Jobs Act is hurting big banks;
  • Another bombshell from New York that impacts Washington D.C.;
  • Federal workers impacted by the shutdown can apply for unemployment but...there is a catch;
  • Retail experts say it's just a matter of time before these 4 famous retail giants...go away;
  • Wall Street - What happened and why.

Those stories plus a quick conversation with Mobile resident and first author Margie Odom. It just happened and we think it's a touching story. To hear that story, click here.

Also today Stephen Haas from DLS Worldwide is in the house talking about fright and fright delivery, driver-less semi's and the National Tractor Parts Dealer Association...think agriculture and the parts that keep equipment running. To hear that conversation click here.

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Business News Headlines 15 January 2019

Busy business day and here are the business news headlines with a taste of Iowa smattered in:

  • Wall Street looked at Brexit and went....
  • That economic impact of the shutdown just got...worse;
  • CVS and Walmart feuding and that means...
  • Papa John's Board can't keep records from its founder;
  • Pizza, hey it's that sort of day, delivery and Dominos;
  • Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds and her Condition of the State (see told you...)
  • What happened and why on Wall Street.

Those stories along with a conversation with the Joe Murphy the Vice President of Governmental Affairs for the Greater Des Moines Partnership. The Iowa Legislature gaveled to order so we thought it timely to find out what is on the wishlist for Central Iowa and the entire state. You can hear that by

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The Business News Headlines 11 January 2019

It was the first full week in several weeks and much of business seemed ready for the weekend. In the newscast tonight: 

  • The main word on Wall Street is "Uncertainty".
  • New home sales were down in November and December;
  • The shutdown and housing, another problem;
  • Bet you've never heard of Ollie's Bargain Outlet. You will today;
  • What happened on Wall Street and why. 

Those stories and some fun with Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine. Each Friday we take a look at his  picks for Stuff to DO in the Metro and we'll start out!  To hear that zany here

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The Business News Headlines 7 January 2019

Always great to have you with us!  Thanks for clicking through. Today on the Business News Hour we've got these stories waiting for you:

  • OK, we'll call it a rocky day on Wall Street;
  • The future grocery store is nothing like you;
  • Can it be? Pacific Gas & Electric facing bankruptcy?
  • Trouble in Detroit and it comes from Canada;
  • You know it by their logo already so this major company is dropping their name;
  • What happened on Wall Street & why.

Those stories and first up a conversation with Alicia Jaime who moved to Iowa from Argentina and founded the very successful IVS a vet supply business. We think you'll enjoy this...a bunch. To hear that interview click here.

Also today Laura Kinnard from is in to talk about networking and education opportunities in the Metro. To hear us talking about that and Molly's Cupcake click here

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The Business News Headlines 3 January 2019

Give us eleven minutes and we'll serve up the top business news stories along with the markets here on The Business News Hour.  Click through today for:

  • Ouch...Wall Street got spanked;
  • Mark Zuckerberg stopped selling Facebook Stock like he promised in 2017;
  • Apple stock tanked today and we'll share why;
  • Reach for your wallet. Today Big Pharma raised prices on hundreds of drugs;
  • If the economy is surging how come....
  • What happened and why on Wall Street.

Those stories and Joey Beech is back with us to chat about the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Project that is now at home in Iowa. That's right and because the clock is ticking on registration we thought we'd share the story again.  To hear that segment, click here!

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The Business News Headlines 2 January 2019

Welcome to the first broadcast/podcast since the New's also the first day the markets were in session and we start out with a look at what the heck happened on Wall Street. Then:

  • Home sales it getting to be a buyers market?
  • General Motors has sold 200,000 electric vehicles and that means...
  • You will never guess what market Amazon might disrupt next;
  • The story is gasoline prices are headed up;
  • Some changes coming to Roku users;
  • What happened and why on Wall Street today.

Those stories and then a trip into our Way-Back Machine for a conversation we had five years ago with Bryan and Jeff McGinness the owners of Wine Styles. Back then there was only one location in the Greater Des Moines Market, now there are three. Plus a string of stores across the nation. We're talking wine and business in a Way Back Edition of the Business News Hour. To listen to that conversation click here. 



The Business News Headlines 31 December 2018

Stick a fork in it...and none too soon.  It's the Business News Hour Headlines for the final day of 2018. Inside, and just a click away, you'll hear about:

  • What the markets did today and why that matters;
  • What happened to Wall Street in 2018 and who started what;
  • Tesla has a surplus of vehicles, that were supposed to be delivered by today;
  • Will Sears survive? We'll know more in a couple of days but it doesn't look good;
  • A look at the numbers from the markets.

Those stories and Laura Kinnard is back with us. Last week, if you remember we started talking about the reimagining of shopping malls. Today we'll dig a little deeper into that subject and also a couple of upcoming business networking events happening after the New Year. To listen to that conversation you can click here. 


The Business News Headlines 28 December 2018

It's the final Friday for 2018 and welcome to the Business News Hour Headlines. Another wild ride on Wall Street starts our broadcast today. In other news:

  • Wells Fargo must cough up $575 million and send it to the states;
  • Some scary numbers coming out of the housing market and your ability to buy a home;
  • The $1.5 trillion tax law is a year old. So what has happened? It might surprise you;
  • Sears announces another round of store closings;
  • What happened today on Wall Street and why.

Those stories and while we usually bring you Jeff Pitts and Stuff to DO in the Metro from Cityview Magazine not today. Jeff has the week off...lucky guy.  So, better that we learn something about goals and goal setting. Lots of people are taking stock of the new year and we've got Deborah Rinner from Tero International with us talking about tools to make sure your goals get realized.  To listen click here! 


The Business News Headlines 26 December 2018

OK, OK...we took yesterday off, sort of. It's the business news headlines from today and today we've got some great stories lined up for this Boxing Day:

  • The Dow has it's best single day...ever;
  • Amazon also had its best holiday season...ever;
  • Consumer spending up big time;
  • The GAP set to close its huge NYC store. Guess what the rent is per square foot;
  • Report the U.S. and China will hold trade talks next month;
  • Dollar Stores continue to surge across the United States...why?
  • Interest rates and the national debt. Some chiling numbers;
  • The Wall Street Report and it is...well...amazing.

Those stories plus we go Out to Lunch with Jonnnie Wright from the Buyosphere and Buyosphere University. We're talking first about three questions, the same three questions each of our guests get asked: Book, Movie and Job..we call it Quick Bites. To listen in to our three questions click here

Then we launch into a wide ranging conversation about business, consumers, marketing and so much more. Promise you will learn a great deal from this business lunch at Gilroy's Kitchen - Pub - Patio in West Des Moines, Iowa. To listen to us talk business over lunch click here

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The Business News Headlines 24 December 2018

Sure we're here...welcome to the Christmas Eve Edition of the Business News Hour where we've tracked several important business news stories for you:

  • One word might describe what is going on in the U.S. today and that words is...
  • We're in a Bear what does that mean? We' share;
  • Nike shares drop and we'll tell why;
  • We bet you have never heard of RIP Medical Debt. You will today;
  • The top Google searches for 2018 are out;
  • Older workers are looking for work and could be your answer to finding folks;
  • Of course we'll look at the numbers from Wall Street.

Those stories plus Laura Kinnard from Drake University and joins us to chat about two or three business networking/education events and then we launch into news about her startup Curated Growth a company that seeks to repurpose the ailing Southridge Mall. To listen to that conversation click here

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