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The Business News Headlines 21 December 2018

We've not seen a week like this since 2008 or a December like this since...ready?...1931. The markets are in a mess. That story and more just a click away.

  • Correction means when the markets fall 20% below their high of the year. That happened;
  • More bad news for Sears;
  • A store that has been open for 157 years will close its doors on Sunday;
  • Yet, these seven retail stories are set to open more brick and mortar next year;
  • An indepth look at Wall Street. OK, you can skip this one unless you like train wrecks.

Those stories and Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine is back with us for Stuff to DO in the Metro this weekend into next week and an early warning. There ain't much going on...but we had some fun anyway. To hear this crazy-talk, click here

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The Business News Headlines 17 December 2018

It seems like we are awash in disturbing news both on the business and political front. However, 5G is coming. Here are the business news stories that are just a click away:

  • The Dow was off again today. That makes a 900 point slide in two days;
  • T-Mobile is getting closer to its take over of Sprint;
  • Twitter had some problems today as their stock slipped by 7 percent;
  • You were clearly being manipulated in 2016 and the proof is out;
  • Amazon is having some problems with some of the stuff you buy from them;
  • 5G is coming...so what is it?  We'll tell;
  • Wall Street today was a mess and we'll share why.

Those stories and Laura Kinnard joins us to talk about connectivity, personal relations, social media and the lost art of face to face communication. We'll also try to break that mold by sharing some business networking and education events coming  up in the Greater Des Moines Metro. To listen to that segment click here

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The Business News Headlines 14 December 2018

Yet another down day on Wall Street kicks off the broadcast today...that plus a shocking story about what Johnson and Johnson knew about asbestos in...baby powder. Here is the line up:

  • If you thought October was a rough month for Wall Street, December is worse;
  • Lose $1.9 billion and still give out $25 million in bonuses? It's good to be king;
  • That Johnson & Johnson report is tough to take;
  • Costco stock fell today;
  • GM sending out layoff letters;
  • YouTube has been busy, very busy;
  • How to become rich and skinny;
  • Oh, yeah...the Markets.

Those stories plus some Friday Fun with Jeff Pitts the managing editor of Cityview Magazine. We'll talk about Stuff to DO in the Metro this weekend into next week and even get off on Hammond B3 organs...no, really! You can listen to this silliness by clicking here

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The Business News Headlines 13 December 2018

It's the Thursday, December 13th Edition of the Business News Hour...thanks for coming by. In the news today:

  • Wall Street? One word, mixed;
  • The lack of blue collar workers is getting serious as more folks retire and nobody wants the jobs;
  • Hear about the Canadian teen who took to the Walmart store loud speaker to quit;
  • Instacart says goodbye to Whole Foods;
  • Des Moines, Iowa gets funding for a "transload hub". We'll share;
  • Oh yes, the markets what happened and why.

Then we're going to step into our Way-Back Machine for our very first Out to Lunch Segment, something we totally ripped off of CBS News and Major Garrett and "Take Out" well sort of. He interviews political types we do business over lunch and you get to listen in. Our guest is speaker and author Callista Gould from the Culture and Manners Institute. Click here for Part One.

And then we continue our conversation at Table 128 Bistro & Bar with Callista you can hear that...right here.

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The Business News Headlines…PLUS 11 December 2018

Each weekday we offer up the top business news headlines on your time. No need to sit and wait you can take us with you wherever you go and at any time. Here's what we have on tap for you today:

  • The markets tried, honest;
  • Google CEO in D.C. today and it was quite a show;
  • Firefox launches new stuff today;
  • Pacific Gas & Electric facing dozens of suits some angry at company advertising;
  • Terminating an employee during the holiday...some thoughts;
  • Open hostility in the Oval Office today;
  • What happened on Wall Street and why;
  • LinkedIn co-founder Allen Blue weighs in on the Rural experiment in Iowa.

Those stories and a conversation about the business side of public speaking. Our guest is Karen McCullough from Houston, Texas who has been in the field for 20 years. We'll chat about that and she'll offer some tips for those of you who think public speaking is for you. Click here to listen! 

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The Business News Headlines 7 December 2018

It has been a touch week for investors and we'll detail that. In addition today is Pearl Harbor Day and we open our newscast with a remembrance. Click through for more.

  • Pearl Harbor today;
  • The Markets and why;
  • We told you some big names were about to get into the marijuana business;
  • Amazon makes moves to get...safer;
  • GE will send out dividend checks but don't plan on spending it all in one place.

Those stories plus Jeff Pitts the managing editor for Cityview Magazine joins us for some lighthearted banter about Stuff to DO in the Metro this weekend into next week.

Thanks for listening. 

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The Business News Headlines 6 December 2018

It's the Business News Hour and what a day today on Wall Street. The Dow opened 400+ points lower and then continued downhill until...and as if by magic the Fed made an announcement. Here are the stories we've gathered for you today:

  • The Fed and a policy shift;
  • The arrest of a Chinese national set folks off today. We've got the story;
  • A new assembly line is headed to Detroit the first in a decade;
  • Eddie Lambert really, really wants Sears;
  • You know the trillions of dollars supposed to come back to the U.S.? Uhm...;
  • We'll detail what happened today on Wall Street.

Those stories plus a walk through of the new MedPharm Iowa medical cannabis dispensary that opened last weekend. MedPharm Iowa grows the product, creates the items and now dispenses it in two Iowa locations one in Sioux City and the other in the Des Moines Metro. We'll take you on a tour with our friend Stephen Wilson. Click on his name to listen in.

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The Business News Headlines 5 December 2018

While the U.S. markets were closed today that didn't mean there wasn't activity and plenty of it. Here are the news stories we've picked up for you today...go ahead and click through:

  • The Fed today reported on tariff induced inflation;
  • One quarter of Americans are deeply worried about their 2019 finances;
  • The new KING of Retail in Rural America is....
  • More sad news today about Sears;
  • USA Gymnastics files for bankruptcy;
  • New York City imposes a big minimum wage increase ride hailing drivers;
  • While Wall Street was idle today it doesn't mean global stocks took the day off.

Those stories plus a remarkable conversation with Ned Flynn from Aureon HR. We're going to talk about what it means to have an engaged workforce. What an "engaged" employee is, how to get there and what it can mean to the bottom line of any business. You do NOT want to miss this conversation.

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The Business News Headlines 4 December 2018

It was a shocking day on Wall Street as the Dow tanked by nearly 800 points. What's going on?  We've got that story along with some others that will have an impact on business:

  • The ingredients are all here for a slowdown;
  • Over 500 people lost their home due to a Wells Fargo...glitch;
  • Thompson Reuters to cut up to 3,200 jobs;
  • Big business is about to enter the pot market. So long Mom & Pop growers;
  • China says they will curb the export of Fentanyl but a U.S. company has their own trouble;
  • Slow economic growth is happening all across the globe. Why Trade wars;
  • What happened today and why on Wall Street

Those stories PLUS a Marketing Tip for small to mid-size businesses. I call this "The Wrong Messenger". That's all just a click away...

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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 DMBizMixer.com joins us to talk about business education and networking events in the Greater Des Moines, Iowa Metro. 

Thanks for listening! 

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