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The Business News Headlines 20 May 2019

Welcome to the Vacation Edition of the Business News Hour. Coming up today we've got to ask about the games you may have downloaded:

  • Kill a journalist;
  • Tech stocks tank the market today;
  • Small business gives the economy a green light...sort of;
  • Fast food doing some interesting things to recruit and retain;
  • Ford laying off thousands of workers.

Those stories and through the magic of radio we've got Laura Kinnard joining us from Des Moines, Iowa to chat it up about business networking and education in DSMUSA this week. To hear that, just click here. 

Thanks for listening~

The Business News Headlines 15 May 2019

So, maybe it wasn't a "Dead Cat Bounce" after all... It's the business news headlines for Wednesday the 15th of May, thanks for being here.

  • Markets were up today thank you automobile tariffs;
  • Taxes and real estate developer Donald Trump;
  • Whole Foods has impressive foot traffic but is it
  • Pot lounges headed to Las Vegas but is it good for business?

Those stories plus our Out to Lunch segment today with John Norris a partner at the State Public Policy Group. John and I go back to 1982 when he was working with then Congressman Tom Harkin. His impressive work history and his passion for sustainable agriculture, water issues, Iowa  politics and more are all part of our conversation and YOU get to listen in.  Click here for that story. 

The Business News Headlines 10 May 2019

Hey, it's Friday and we made it to the weekend kids...  Coming at you today are these business news headlines:

  • Trade Talks and Tweets;
  • Rough start for a new IPO;
  • Guns N Roses ain't a happy bunch;
  • Remember that major hack of Anthem Insurance? New details;
  • Iowa sets a record in new business filings. No, really;
  • What happened and why on Wall Street

Those stories plus Jeff Pitts the Managing Editor for Cityview Magazine joins me for Stuff to DO in the Metro this weekend into next week. And we start of very seriously in Pig Latin.  Hey, it's Friday!  To hear that fun just click here. 

Thanks for listening!


The Business News Headlines 8 May 2019

The markets failed to stage a big comeback today on fear that the U.S. and China may not reach an agreement before Friday when additional tariffs kick in. It's the business news headlines:

  • What happened on Wall Street and why;
  • GM an "about face" in Ohio? Well, sort of;
  • Walmart talking about wages and employees;
  • Some U.S. Moms are going to get..."Free Money".

Those stories and former HUD Secretary and presidential hopeful Julian Castro joins me for a welcome back to the Business News Hour. You can hear that conversation here

Thanks for coming by. 

The Business News Headlines 30 April 2019

It is the final day of April 2019 and we've got several very interesting business news stories on tap. Let's dig in...and feel free to click through:

  • Farmers getting out of farming at an alarming rate;
  • Markets end mixed;
  • What if they are just "pretending";
  • Meat prices on the way up;
  • Facebook and a facelift;
  • What happened on Wall Street and why.

Plus today for The Interview it's the Iowa Division Director for the Small Business Administration, Jayne Armstrong. We'll be talking about National Small Business Week, the SBA disaster recovery and lift up some great Iowa small businesses. Click here to listen. 

Thanks for coming by! 

The Business News Headlines 25 April 2019

Thank you for coming by again today...we've got plenty to unpack on this edition of the Business News Hour starting out with:

  • Vacation Plans? Many Americans are skipping it this year;
  • 3M played a major role in what happened to the Dow;
  • GM is (sort of) adding 400 jobs;
  • The "Store of the Future" lasted six months;
  • Amazon reported earnings today after the bell;
  • So too did Starbucks;
  • The big next job isn't "plastics" but in another hot job market;
  • What happened and why on Wall Street.

Then we get to go Out to Lunch with Ro Crosbie the founder, President and CEO of Tero International. But, before we order lunch we've got to do Quick Bites, three questions we ask each of our Out to Lunch guests. Listen here

We wrap up the day talking business over lunch with Ro and you get to listen in. We're at the Range Grill + Golf for some great business stories, a peek at the future of Tero International and a couple of laughs. Click through and go Out to Lunch with can hear that segment here. 

Thanks for coming by. 

People, Jobs, Housing and More with Mary Bontrager

A couple of weeks ago I heard Mary Bontrager the Executive Vice President of Talent Development for the Greater Des Moines Partnership give a stunning report on the number of jobs that are not being filled in Central Iowa due to the fact we simply don't have the people. And that's not just an Iowa issue but something that is being felt all across the Midwest. So, we know the issue...what steps might we take to fix what may take our economy backward? Click through to listen. 

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The Business News Headlines 23 April 2019

It's the Tuesday Edition of the Business News Hour and thanks for coming by. Today in the newscast you'll hear about:

  • A record day on Wall Street and why;
  • A pharma company will pay $20 million;
  • Two day Amazon shipping...hold that thought;
  • More trouble for Harley Davidson;
  • Walgreens and tobacco;
  • Google retaliation, say it ain't so;
  • What happened and why on Wall Street

In for The Interview is Michael Keever. While I was in New York I passed by a vendor table and there was a copy of TV Guide.  "WHAT? That thing is still around?" Little did I know what changes are coming, and some already here, that will alter how you find what to watch. No, really, this technology is amazing. Michael Keever from NTVB Media for The Interview you can

The Business News Headlines 22 April 2019

It's a big week for earnings reports and we'll detail the data for you. Welcome to the Business News Hour here are the stories that are just a click away:

  • It's "wait & see" on Wall Street;
  • A sluggish start to the home buying season;
  • A Tesla Model S...explodes;
  • Apple Pay and JC Penny;
  • Two stories about the automobile market
  • ACLU of Iowa files suit against Ag-Gag 2.0
  • What happened and why on Wall Street

Those stories plus we'll introduce you to Debbie Sears of Sears Insurance but...we're not talking about insurance we're talking hunger in Iowa and the event she "cooked up" that brings some of the top chefs together to raise money for the Food Bank of Iowa. It's called Another Plate at the Table. Learn how she has turned tragedy to action. Click here for that story.

Also, because it's Monday, Laura Kinnard from Drake University and joins me to chat it up about business networking and education events in the DSMUSA Metro. Here is that conversation.

Thanks for listening!