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The Business News Headlines 3 April 2020

The first days of April have not been kind as mounting numbers of people succumb to COVID-19. And all of that has had a major impact on business. Here's what we have for you today:

  • First it was Costco now Target;
  • Midwest Grocer HyVee enacts new social distancing guides;
  • Hobby Lobby, finally, calls it quits and no pay for employees;
  • Vermont says these are non-essential retail items;
  • Airlines: Vouchers or Refunds...wanna guess;
  • Mortgage relief...well maybe;
  • 3M pushes back on the president;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Remember cannabis's in trouble.

Thanks for listening!

The Business News Headlines 31 March 2020

It's the final day of March and the end of the first quarter. Here are the top business news stories we've got for you today:

  • Hospitals firing doctors/nurses;
  • Amazon fires a person linked to the walkout;
  • The news business is struggling and that's a danger;
  • Walmart hiring 5,000 people a day;
  • Largest mall owner laying off staff;
  • The president and $2 trillion;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Farmers, Food and Fear.

Those stories plus a conversation with Steven Haas from DLS Worldwide about trucking industry changes going on all across the country. Tips and some great advice as we move products around the nation. To listen to that conversation, click here. 

Thanks for listening! 

The Business News Headlines 26 Mach 2020

In normal times an unemployment report like we received this morning would have shut the markets down. But these are not normal times.  Click ahead for the business news headlines for Thursday the 26th of March:

  • No, these are not normal times;
  • Truck drivers get a reprieve;
  • Vacuums to Ventilators;
  • Panic buying is hurting employees;
  • UAW wary of opening up auto plants;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Nurses on the front lines.

Those stories plus a wide ranging conversation with Janice Person who recently started her company JP Loves Cotton. We'll talk about consumers, branding, transparency, trust, agriculture and consumers. It was great to reconnect with my friend from St. Louis about her new adventure. Listen to that conversation here. 

The Business News Headlines 25 March 2020

Back to Back wins for the Dow today...the first since February. Welcome to the business news headlines for  Wednesday the 25th of March. Just a click away:

  • Why the festivities on Wall Street;
  • Some may not be able to get stimulus dollars;
  • Asian manufactures are closing plants because of the U.S.;
  • Automaker suppliers are getting worried;
  • Speaking of it's grocery stores;
  • Restaurants becoming liquor stores;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • A very dull stock is now a hot equity.

Thanks so much for listening! 

The Business News Headlines 9 March 2020

It was the biggest one-day drop of the Dow...ever. That story and what the president had to say about tops  our newscast today.:

  • Markets fall but no mention of the coronavirus;
  • Wall Street wants to work from home;
  • Hand Sanitizer made by prison labor;
  • Fear of Flying is...real;
  • Nissan sees vehicle sales off by 80%;
  • Oil take a beating today think...Russia;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • Middle Class Americans not getting married.

Those stories and this could very well be the shortest DMBizEvents segment...ever!  Here Laura Kinnard from DMACC and Drake University and The Runway Innovation and Events Studio chats it up about FUSE Des Moines and The Iowa Center as well as One Million Cups Des Moines and her upcoming open house and a Media Day next week in Valley Junction. We don't need much of your time this week. Go!  Here is that LINK. 

Thanks for listening! 

Business News Headlines 5 March 2020

It was yet another volatile session on Wall Street as investors gave back nearly all the gains from yesterday. That story and more is what we've got on tap for you today:.

  • Retail/Health Care Workers are...scared;
  • OPEC has an oil problem;
  • Airline industry says the hit will be $113 billion;
  • Amazon tells folks to "stay home";
  • Mortgage rates tumble to an all time low;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Right to Repair vs. John Deere;
  • Customers may see slower delivery times;
  • Partly Personal - Happy 100th Birthday Neal Smith!

Thanks for coming by! 

Business News Headlines 28 February 2020

The investment world shuddered again today but it could have been much worse on Wall Street. It's Friday and here are the business news stories we've got for you:

  • Google his with the coronavirus;
  • Amazon workers to limit travel even in the U.S.;
  • Smart phone sales to take a beating;
  • Sen. Elizabeth Warren has a banking question;
  • GM to add 1,200 workers;
  • Usually when equities struggle gold is the go to but;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Some say it looks cool but it's a tough job working in the air.

Those stories and, because it's Friday, we've got some Friday Fun with Jeff Pitts the managing editor of Cityview Magazine. Here we're talking about "Stuff to DO" in the Greater Des Moines Metro from the final weekend of DSM Ice Skating to an event at the Hotel Pattee in Perry to the Russians are coming to a book sale in Johnston to me buying a Howitzer for my front yard at the local gun show. Also we've got music, sports... you get the idea. Join us as we riff a bit while celebrating the weekend. Listen right here! 

Thanks, as always, for coming by!

The Business News Headlines 20 February 2020

It was a wild day on Wall Street as traders decided to take some profits.  Welcome to the Thursday Edition of the Business News Headlines.  Today:

  • Pizza is good so is the marketing and innovation;
  • General Mills and the $13 box of cereal;
  • Morgan Stanley is in a buying mode;
  • Nissan has a deal for you...sort of;
  • Mayor Pete and the American Dream;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Lingerie isn't what it used to be.

Those stories PLUS a conversation about the skills required to be a top sales person.  My guest is  Kyle Hopkins a Tero International Trainer who says the world of sales has transformed from product knowledge to having the ability to communicate and respond to a customers real needs.  You can listen here. 

Thanks for coming by! 

The Business News Headlines 18 February 2020

Investors are back on Wall Street following the Presidents Day Holiday and, well, things didn't go so well. Here are the business news headlines we've got for you today and on YOUR time:

  • We get the message...we're dependent on China;
  • Workers in China ain't working;
  • Not Pot but CBD joints are doing well;
  • Automakers turning their backs on these buyers;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • The bank says it will cut 35,000 jobs.

Those stories plus Tom Vander Well the President/CEO of Intelligentics joins me to talk about how companies often fail at their customer service and that failure cuts into sales and profits. He says that when a company asks  the right questions things get turned around.  From marketing to operations to accounting consumers are demanding they be heard and when they blossoms. You can hear that conversation here. 

Thanks for listening!

The Business News Headlines 14 February 2020

Welcome to the Valentines Day Edition of the Business News Hour. Today we're showing some love to these stories:

  • Consumer Data....stalls and that's not good;
  • The low-tech way this scam works;
  • Delta Airlines says they will be carbon neutral by...March;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • The China trade numbers are in and ouch!
  • Save some love today for dating apps.

Those stories plus our Friday look at Stuff to DO in the Des Moines Metro this weekend into next week. With me to riff on everything from sports to arts and entertainment is Jeff Pitts the managing editor of Cityview Magazine. Here is that...ONLY FUN...conversation. 

Thanks for listening!