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The Business News Headlines 10 December 2019

The markets all struggled today to get above the flatline but why? We'll share that store and more today. Here's what's on tap:

  • Americans' waste over $1,600 a year;
  • Troubling housing news from Fanny & Freddy Mac;
  • Netflix "must reduce cost to remain competitive";
  • Ho, Ho, Horrible Tariffs and Holiday Shopping;
  • Amazon workers flexing their muscle;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Trends to watch for in 2020.

Those stories and Deb Brown from Save Your Town talks to us about rural issues that are not what are often being reported. Deb and her partner Becky McCray just released a study that tells us what folks in Rural America really want. One of those things is they want people to listen to....them.  You can hear 

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The Business News Headlines 27 November 2019

The day before Thanksgiving and a program note: Insight on Business the News Hour will, just like Wall Street, have the day off tomorrow. We wish for you a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday.  In the news today:

  • Once the "Office Darling" Google is getting pushback by employees;
  • John Deere is worried about sinking sales;
  • Malls, The Cheesecake Factory and Promotions;
  • The U.S. economy grew more than expected;
  • What happened and why on Wall Street;
  • How to retain employees: Be flexible during the holidays.

Those stories plus a look at a piece we did last year on early onset dementia with Yogi Shah, M.D. Why? He is a memory expert and because many of you will be traveling to see family and friends the issue of dementia or memory loss may be something those close to you are worried about. Being armed with the information here may help you. 

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The Business News Headlines 25 November 2019

It was a big day on Wall Street as the Dow shot up by over 190 points to 28,066 and tech stocks saw the Nasdaq gain 112 to close at 8,632 the S&P 500 up by 23 points and change. Think...China.  In the news today:

  • Folks have a beef with beef and the industry is on alert;
  • The slow trucking industry means layoffs at Cummins;
  • Charles Schwab is in a buying mode;
  • U.S. jewelry company Tiffany...sold;
  • A glut of homes are coming on the market but...there is a but.

Those stories and Lauren Campbell is in our Small Business Spotlight as she highlights her working/meeting space called The Studio. It's a great place for small groups or business meetings and even a party. Plus she's got a Small Business Deal on the rental. Here is that conversation. 

Also today, Laura Kinnard is with us chatting it up about business events in the Des Moines Metro plus we'll offer some tips on how your small business can really shine this Saturday for Small Business Saturday. You can hear all of 

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The Business News 22 November 2019

It struck me, just as we were getting this ready for the newscast, that today is the 56th anniversary of the murder of President John Kennedy: November 22, 1963. In the business news today:

  • President Trump speaks "deal" and the markets go up;
  • That new Tesla truck...uhm....
  • Organized Retail Crime is a thing;
  • No tuna for you;
  • Bathrooms and Starbucks;
  • No "Angels" on the runway;
  • Let's all embrace...napping at work.

Those stories and the markets plus Jeff Pitts the Managing Editor for Cityview Magazine is in to chat it up about "Stuff to DO" in the Des Moines Metro. We're talking music, whiskey, Christmas, East Village, Farmers Market and who in sports we "hate" this week. To listen, just click.

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The Business News & More 18 November 2019

We've got plenty in store for you this afternoon as we wonder, out loud, what in the world is going on with the U.S. China trade deal....Here we go:

  • Deal? No Deal? Sounds like a TV Game Show;
  • Chick fil-A is changing their giving;
  • WeWork said to be laying off thousands;
  • FedEx and the New York Times in a brawl;
  • Markets closed higher but oh the agony;
  • Dunkin to get rid of their classic foam cups;
  • Women leaving banking and why.

Those stories and Laura Kinnard from Drake University and DMACC and author of DMBizMixer joins me to chat it up about Entrepreneur Month, some business events a social event in Urbandale and more. To listen to that all you need to do is click here

The Business News & More 15 November 2019

It was a record setting day on Wall Street as the Dow climbed over 28,000 for the first time..ever. Why? That's part of what we've got for you tonight.

  • Workplace violence is increasing against...nurses;
  • The FDA is worried about "unsafe" over the counter drugs;
  • Starbucks just got...huge in Chicago;
  • The most profitable company in the world set for an IPO;
  • More job skill worries;
  • Could restaurants go the way of taxi cabs.

Those stories and more along with Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine who lists out Stuff to DO in the Des Moines Metro this weekend into next week. To hear that "Friday Fun" just click here

The Business News & More 11 November 2019

It's Veterans Day in the United States and Remembrance Day in Canada and the UK. Welcome to the Business News Headlines for the 11th day of November. Inside:

  • Wall Street struggles due to uncertainty;
  • Boeing says its 737 will go airborne in January;
  • Walgreens to go private?
  • Google is mining health data;
  • Subway is fighting franchise owner;
  • Amazon and a "real" grocery store;
  • Sen. Cory Booker talks small business;
  • You can NOW register for RAGBRAI.

Those stories plus Laura Kinnard from DMBizMixer is in to chat it up about business events in the Des Moines Metro. To hear that click here!

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The Business News Headlines & More 28 October 2019

Wall Street had a good day based on earnings that beat estimates and we'll share some of the stories on that today. Also:

  • Meatless Meat is a BIG thing for Burger King;
  • Homeowners NOT getting home equity loans;
  • Google to buy Fitbit?
  • JP Morgan said to be cutting NYC workforce;
  • Is your job already obsolete?
  • The gig economy and a new...gig.

Those stories and our regular feature with Laura Kinnard of Curated Growth, Drake University and DMACC where she teaches entrepreneurship. She's in at the start of each week to share with you business events happening in the Greater Des Moines Metro. Places to learn and places to be seen. You can hear that conversation right here

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The Business News & More 21 October 2019

Welcome back to a busy week!  In the newscast today we'll share several stories that will interest you plus you'll hear from four entrepreneurs who are working it at The Runway a new co-working site in the nearly empty Southridge Mall. Then Laura Kinnard is in to chat about that project and some events.  Today:

  • Amazon shipping out of date and spoiled food?
  • Ford Motor Company and the botched Explorer rollout;
  • Will they or won't they ratify the GM/UAW agreement;
  • Boeing stock in free fall;
  • GrubHub disappoints;
  • Bottled water takes a hit.

Also today you'll meet four entrepreneurs who are part of The Runway. You can hear their stories here.

And, because it's Monday...Laura Kinnard joins me to talk about The Runway as well as share some upcoming business events. Listen to that here.

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The Business News Headlines 19 October 2019

It's the end of the trading week and stocks fell today as a result of worries regarding the slow growth numbers coming out of China. Welcome to the business news headlines for Friday the 18th day of October. On tap:

  • The link investors worry about with China;
  • If you experienced a Verizon outage you are not alone;
  • More tariff trouble this time for Europe;
  • App troubles continue for Chipotle;
  • Amex says corporate spending is down;
  • Baby powder back in the news;
  • YOU...yes you...are buying more Coke products.

Those stories and more plus, because it's Friday we've got Jeff Pitts in from Cityview to chat it up about "Stuff to DO" in the Greater Des Moines Metro. We've got sports, ballet, music and all sorts of our regular commentary.'s Friday and you deserve a break. Listen here.