It was hats and horns on Wall Street as investors believe there may be an end in sight for the trade war between the U.S. and China. But, there is a but. Stories today:
- It's not yet a done deal and what is the..."But";
- Millions of American's are in serious financial trouble;
- Low wage jobs abound and the future isn't bright;
- Sears to close more stores;
- Black Friday why it's already here and why;
- The Des Moines River project gets a $25 million grant.
Also today we're going to talk about repairing the stuff you already own. The movement is called "Right to Repair" and our guest is Gay Gordon-Byrne from Repair.org. We'll talk about something you may have little knowledge about when it comes to fixing your own stuff from cell phones to agricultural equipment. You can hear that here.
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The markets were supposed to...go up today. That's not exactly what happened as as you can see by the close. Ouch Why and what else are in the news today:
- What happened on Wall Street and why;
- The U.S. has a problem with...productivity;
- Why watching productivity matters;
- Bank of American raises their minimum wage;
- You, yes you, are spending way too much on your vehicle;
- A grocery store story;
- A big soccer deal is headed to Des Moines, Iowa.
Those stories plus the organization that is taking on the high cost of prescription drugs is serious and elected officials at the federal and state level need to pay attention because these folks...vote. Brad Anderson is our guest and we'll talk about that and more. To listen, click here.
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Welcome to the Halloween Edition of the Business News Headlines...and yes, it was scary today on Wall Street. Stories we've got for you today:
- The comeback for J.C. Penny might mean less clothing and more yoga;
- Ford is closing another plant according to the tentative UAW contract;
- We've got a Halloween Candy story for you;
- The "go to" store for low income shoppers is....
- What happened and why on Wall Street.
Also today, Brad Anderson from AARP-Iowa joins me to chat it up about the Des Moines, Iowa City Council Forum they recently held. You'll learn about the top areas of concern for their membership, "complete streets", creating age friendly cities, new ideas for transportation...and more To listen to that conversation, click here.
Wall Street was set adrift today due to several factors from more impeachment talk to a new plan on China to some disappointing economic news. That store plus...
- The "Wealth Gap" is getting wider and by state;
- The ongoing GM/UAW strike could be...ongoing;
- Elon Musk says he can deliver;
- Dicks Sporting Goods says their new customers are women.
Also today Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine joins me to chat it up about Stuff to DO in the Metro this weekend into next week. Let's GO!
PLUS! You get an extra! Laura Kinnard and Patricia Grote join me for a conversation about repurposing a nearly vacant mall on the Southside of Des Moines. Southridge could soon be home to an Immigrant Welcome Center full of opportunities. That conversation is here.
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Remember yesterday? You know when the talk of impeachment sent the markets down? Well, forget about it. Today the president said there would soon be a deal with China and guess what happened! That story and these:
- White Working-Class Americans...dwindle;
- Health Care Insurance - Unsustainable?
- You love convenience and how we know;
- New housing news;
- Jimmy John's gets eaten;
- Meatless Meat News;
- Juul in big trouble.
Those stories plus a conversation with two time Olympian and Gold Medalist Kerri Strug. We talk business, family, and of course the Olympics. You can hear our conversation right here.
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If it's not China it's consumers, if it's not consumers it's impeachment. The markets whipsawed today by worries that President Trump may not survive a congressional inquiry. The Dow lost 142 points to 26,807 the Nasdaq was off by 118 points and the S&P 500 down by 25 points. Wall Street had issues today. Also in the news:
- Consumers are not as jolly about the economy;
- The thing you don't know about is called the REPO Market;
- The new "Wealth Tax" from Sen. Bernie Sanders;
- Big Pharma fights against lower prices;
- A beer IPO may be a really, really big deal.
Those stories and our guest for The Interview is Matt Kiernan from CLE Productions. We'll talk about the magic they make for events plus you'll be invited to a CLE Production Talks featuring international planned events thought leader Professor Joe Goldblatt. You can listen in to all of that here.
When you go to an event, be it corporate or entertainment, it's always cool to check out the things that make it all pop. The sound and lights and staging. It all creates an experience long remembered. That is the business of CLE Productions based in Des Moines but doing business nationwide. Our guest is Matt Kiernan who sat down with me to talk about what CLE Products does and also make sure you know about a special event featuring internationally acclaimed specialist on planned events, Joe Goldblatt who will be in Des Moines on October 7th for CLE Production Talks. Here is our conversation.
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