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The Business News Headlines 6 October 2020

Amid a backdrop of hope today what the president did and what Fed Chair Jerome Powell said was enough to sink the markets.  Here's what we've got for you on this 6th day of October:

  • Stop the stimulus talks and...
  • Fed Chair also talks stimulus and what happens if none;
  • How some movie theaters are luring back families;
  • Oh...the Trade Deficit...yep, there is that;
  • Ikea is launching a second hand store;
  • Some rough going for General Electric;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • And the Nobel Prize for Medicine goes to....

Those stories PLUS a conversation with Suzanne Hull the founder of the ChristKindle Market of Des Moines. I know, we're not yet over Halloween but, come on, we all could use a little Christmas right now...right.  Listen to that conversation here. 

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The Business News Headlines 1 October 2020

Welcome to a brand new month...with still lingering business issues from September. Here's what we've got for you today:

  • The jobless numbers are, well, steady;
  • More job cuts and what the numbers mean;
  • Restaurant deals are back and why;
  • Pfizer CEO says the debate was "disappointing";
  • What? Bed, Bath & Beyond had a big month...and day;
  • Boeing is moving a facility a blow to unions;
  • Silicon Valley and new parent perks;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • Traders thinking a Democrat sweep might be a good thing.

Those stories and a conversation with Charles Clayton. His personal story is amazing and so too is his legacy of service to others. Charles lives in Fort Dodge, Iowa and is running for the Iowa House.  Click through to learn his amazing story.

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A Legacy of Service - Meet Charles Clayton

Every so often we find a story about a person who has built their life around a mission of service to others. Sometimes, as in this case, these people hope to bring that legacy of service to the people living and working in their community through the legislative branch. Meet Charles Clayton who not only has an amazing story but has also, for years, been that servant to others.  Charles is running for the Iowa House in District 9 which is Webster County and the Fort Dodge area. We were impressed and think you will be as well. Meet Charles Clayton. 

The Business News Headlines 30 September 2020

Here we are, about to close out the month of September...  Welcome to the Wednesday Edition of the business news headlines plus an interesting business interview about recycled tractor and ag parts. Here's what we've got for you today:

  • More job cuts this time it's Bayer;
  • Wall Street had a good day and why;
  • A COVID19 vaccine soon? A leading company says, not so fast;
  • Carmakers seeing some daylight;
  • Ford has a recall and it's big;
  • You and your resume - Three things to leave off;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • The NFL and COVID19.

Those stories and a conversation with Scott Schelling the owner of a tractor parts salvage yard that, because of technology and the Internet now sells agricultural parts all over the world from his tiny town in Iowa. To hear more about Rock Valley Tractor Parts, click here.

Thanks for listening! 

The Business News Headlines 25 September 2020

Welcome to the Friday Edition of the Business News Headlines and we've got a bunch on tap for you today.  Let's get started:

  • An ugly milestone yet the markets roar;
  • September is rough for Wall Street, what about October;
  • Gold drops;
  • A new LinkedIn feature but...be careful;
  • Best & Worst cities for Minimum Wage Workers;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • The slow down in the labor market is...real.

Those stories PLUS the plight of hospitals, especially rural hospitals. You'll hear from Kevin Kincaid the CEO of the Knoxville, Iowa Hospital and Clinic about what facilities across the country are hoping congress gets right. To listen, click here.

Then we'll lighten the mood with Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine and feature "Stuff to DO" in the Greater Des Moines Metro. Hey, it's Friday and you deserve it! To listen click here.

Thanks for coming by! 

Hospitals Hope for Congressional Action - Meet Kevin Kincaid

Several weeks ago our guests Brian Dieter and Gary Botine from the Mary Greeley Medical Center joined us for a conversation about the Medicare Accelerated and Advanced Payment Program or MAAPP. It's time for an update. Here Kevin Kincaid the President/CEO of the Knoxville Hospital and Clinics shares where we are and what they hope will happen in the coming weeks. Why it matters? Because the future of many, especially rural hospitals, is on the line. Meet Kevin Kincaid.

The Business News Headlines 24 September 2020

If you like roller coasters you would have loved Wall Street today.  It's the business news headlines for Thursday the 24th of September, here's what we've got for you today:

  • The wealth gap is insane and growing;
  • Hunger in America is also growing;
  • About those extra unemployment dollars and seeking work;
  • Olive Garden sales slip...badly;
  • The future of...oil;
  • New home sales surge and why;
  • The U.S. economic outlook for growth...cut in half;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • Yet another brand gets a make-over.

Thanks for listening! 

THe Business News Headlines 21 September 2020

This morning, before the sun came up, we knew it was going to be a rough day on Wall Street and, it was.  Welcome to the Monday edition of the business news headlines. Here's what we've got for you today:

  • Retire? Not yet and working from home;
  • Climate Change and Amazon;
  • COVID19, Landlords & Renters;
  • Increased wealth among (some) Americans;
  • The Boeing 737 back in the news;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Football and The Emmy's.

Plus for the interview you'll meet two folks who, just seven months ago, were making sure lunch was right, documents were printed and flights being arranged. Today Kim Greth and Ann Scott of Tero International are...Zoom Meeting Producers.  It's a great story and you can hear that right...here

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Business News & More 17 September 2020

It was a bleak report from Jerome Powell of the Fed and that, plus some data, started to roll the ball downhill. It's the business news headlines for Thursday the 17th of September, thanks for being with us and here's what's on tap:

  • What the Fed said;
  • Conflicting COVID19 messages;
  • Hotels are in big trouble and asking for help;
  • The comeback of GE?
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Low income students at...risk.

Those stories plus a conversation about trucking, the transportation industry and what consumers, suppliers and manufacturers need to know. Here to speak to them, and offer some solutions, are two transportation professionals, Brian Anderson of Anderson Cargo and Steven Haas of DLS Worldwide.  If you are a manufacturer, shipper or carrier you might want to listen. To do that, CLICK HERE

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Trucking, Transportation and COVID19

Prior to the pandemic the trucking industry was already thousands of drivers short then came COVID19. Today overnight deliveries are harder to realize as supply chains break down and more carriers are facing financial hardship. Add to that the safety regulations that have added costs and cut down on trucking time and you've got some significant issues that business needs to realize. Here to speak to them, and offer some solutions, are two transportation professionals, Brian Anderson of Anderson Cargo and Steven Haas of DLS Worldwide.  If you are a manufacturer, shipper or carrier you might want to listen. 

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