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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 17 May 2019

It's the day before we head off on assignment in Florida so we're early with the business news headlines. Just a click away:

  • Consumers seem to be rocking the economy;
  • John Deere stock skids think trade war;
  • Walmart to get a new headquarters...take THAT Amazon;
  • And, the sad news that Grumpy Cat has died...

Those stories plus Jeff Pitts with Stuff to Do in the Greater Des Moines Metro. Jeff is from Cityview Magazine so you know he knows...what to do. Listen to Jeff here.

Thanks for coming by. 

The Business News Headlines 13 May 2019

Last week we said today was going to be a mess when it came to the markets and yep...that's exactly what happened. Welcome to the Monday Edition of the Business News Hour. Coming up today:

  • It was all downhill on Wall Street as the trade war intensifies;
  • That UBER IPO...don't ask;
  • Big shake up at Bed, Bath & Beyond;
  • Two investigations at Amazon reveil the company destroys thousands of products;
  • Drug makers in the hot seat for collusion on pricing;
  • The Supreme Court says folks can sue Apple;
  • What happened today on Wall Street...and why.

Those stories and our own Laura Kinnard from Drake University and DMBizMixer is in to talk about business networking, education and funding events here in the Metro as well as across the state. To hear that conversation just click here.

Thanks for coming by!  

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 3 May 2019's Friday so only TWO more working days until Monday...right?  It's the Business News Hour for the 3rd day of May...thanks for coming by. Today:

  • All the boo-hah over the jobs report hides an issue;
  • The markets had a great day;
  • Let's talk wages;
  • Burger King and Mental Health;
  • Jeff Bezos about to make Mo Money from...
  • What happened on Wall Street and why.

Those stories PLUS, because it is FRIDAY, we've got Jeff Pitts the Managing Editor of Cityview Magazine with us to chat it up about"Stuff to DO in the Des Moines Metro" this weekend into next week. We've got music, sports, food, fun and silliness just a click away. Here is that link. 

Thanks for coming by! 

The Business News Headlines 2 May 2019

Rate cut? What rate cut? And with that news the markets slid today. We'll have that story and several more  plus for the Interview an amazing story about...names. Just ahead:

  • The world is changing...quickly. How do we know? Meatless burgers;
  • So, what are Costco employees really checking when you get ready to leave?
  • Another list of retail closings;
  • Young home buyers, priced out of large cities are moving to smaller towns;
  • What happened and why on Wall Street.

Plus for The Interview it's Kyle Hopkins from Tero International who is in to talk about the fascinating story of names. Kyle, who has lived in many different cultures, talks to us about the importance of names, the importance of learning how to pronounce names, what they say about the person and some tips on remembering names. Kyle Hopkins and right here

Thanks for listening! 

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 29 April 2019

Welcome to the Monday Edition of the Business News Hour and we've got lots to share with you this afternoon. Get started with:

  • The Ford Motor Company reclaims the number two spot for automakers;
  • Move over AirBnB a big chain is after you;
  • Google parent company struggled today;
  • Did you hear somebody has hacked the McDonald's's a mess;
  • What happened on Wall Street and what to look for this week.

Also today was the Annual Workers' Memorial Day. A day set aside by the AFL/CIO to remember workers who died on the job over the past year. We were there at the emotional event and have a report with Mark Cooper from the South-Central Iowa AFL/CIO and Holly Sagar with a personal reflection on the day. Click here to listen.

And, because it's Monday we've got Laura Kinnard from Drake University and DMBizMixer in to chat about some upcoming networking and business education events happening this week. Click here for that!

Thanks for listening!