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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.

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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 - 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 26 October 2018

Hey, before you go "Full Weekend Mode" check out some of the big stories from the world of business. And the markets....don't ask! On tap with just a click you'll hear about:

  • If the economy is clipping along at 3.5% growth how come the markets are in the tank?
  • More troubles for Tesla this time it's not the SEC but the FBI;
  • Once the darling of teens Snap is losing users and today suffered a market setback;
  • Speaking of about Amazon today;
  • A stunning report about small businesses and are not going to believe it.

Those stories and we've got Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine in to talk about some fun stuff going on in the Des Moines, Iowa Metro this weekend into next week. Click HERE to listen!

Thanks for coming by! 


The Business News Headlines 25 October 2018

We've got the business news headlines on your time. Rather than have to sit next to the radio our daily podcast brings you the business news and the interviews that you need to know...when you want it. Today we're checking out these stories for you:

  • It was a party on Wall Street...but what happened yesterday?
  • Ford Motor Company has been in trouble but could they turn it around?
  • Southwest Airlines says fuel costs are going up and investors don't like the sound of that;
  • So, now another tax cut from President Trump and it has the GOP scrambling;
  • The drug crisis in this nation is real. Last year it cost the lives of 70,000 people and there is more;
  • Bikes and package delivery...UPS is going back to its roots in its home town.

Those stories and in for The Interview is Christina Moffatt from the Greater Des Moines Partnership. Coming up in early November the Partnership and their partners are putting on another Small Business Success Summit. What can you expect to learn and what are the programs that will offer you some take-a-ways for your small business? We'll share all right here.

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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!