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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 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 26 April 2019

It's the weekend and we've got the business news you might have missed. Thanks for clicking through everybody, always grateful!  Today in the newscast...

  • So the Commerce Department said the U.S. GDP was 3.2% but...
  • Farmers, Potatoes and Lays Potato Chips;
  • Exxon spending tons of cash and saw it's profits tank;
  • Get ready Toys R Us will be back for the holidays;
  • Seems that Bed Bath & Beyond is selling too many...trash cans;
  • Wanna make some money? Try snitching;
  • What happened and why on Wall Street

And, because it's Friday Jeff Pitts the Managing Editor for Cityview Magazine comes in for some laughs and a look at Stuff to DO in the Metro this weekend into next week. And has he got a list starting with baseball and ending up with a "wacky fairy godmother".  We can't make this up. You can hear that fun 

Thanks for listening! 

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. 

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! 

The Business News Headlines 19 April 2019

No markets today due to the Good Friday holiday but we've still got some numbers for you. That and a couple of hot business news stories. And, we go Out to Lunch with the Executive Director of Iowa Voters for Companion Animals, Haley Anderson and Jeff Pitts from Cityview with stuff to do...but first the business news:

  • Global stocks did what today;
  • The Samsung foldable phone...breaking;
  • Guns and people - 20 years after Columbine;
  • Whitewashing slavery;
  • New home construction slips in March.

Those stories and our Quick Bites time with Haley Anderson (Three questions) and Out to Lunch segment with Haley Anderson is right here.

Finally, Jeff Pitts from Cityview with Stuff to DO in the Metro this weekend into next week. You can find that here.

Thanks for listening! 

The Business News Headlines 15 April 2019

Yep, we's Tax Day in America and yes, we've got a story about that. Also in the business news headlines:

  • Stocks stall on big bank numbers;
  • Shopping Malls are emptying at a frantic pace;
  • Boeing? Still grounded;
  • Soybean exports to China? In the tank;
  • Tax Day and the real impact of the tax cuts;
  • What happened on Wall Street and why.

Those stories plus we'll introduce you to Victoria Schneps-Yunis who oversees a vast empire of newspapers, magazines, websites and now two  podcasts from her home base in Brooklyn. It's a great story that keeps creating. I know you will enjoy getting to know more about Schneps Media and its matriarch Victoria. To listen to that conversation click here. 

Because it's Monday Laura Kinnard from is with me to highlight various networking and business education events happening in the DSMUSA Metro. Go...and here is that link

Thanks for listening! 


The Business News Headlines 12 April 2019

It's the business news headlines for Friday the 12th day of April, thanks for coming by. On the newscast today:

  • Markets move up on financials and entertainment;
  • Another retail chain in trouble;
  • Despite "fake news" and privacy issues social media still strong;
  • A company that knows if you are going to quit...before you say anything;
  • While Uber goes public drivers struggle to make a living;
  • GE pays a big fine;
  • 2020 hopeful Andrew Yang and the hologram story;
  • What happened on Wall Street and why.

Those stories an we'll introduce you to two young podcasters from Iowa City, Iowa. Michele Guild does "Welcome to My Podcast" podcast and Justin Comer does "I Hear I C" featuring artists from the Iowa City area. Both can be found on the new Iowa Podcast Network. Here is Michele and Justin...

And, because it's Friday we've got the managing editor of Cityview Magazine, Jeff Pitts with his list of "Stuff to DO" in the Greater Des Moines Metro. Listen here

Thanks for coming by! 

The Business News Headlines 11 April 2019

The markets stalled out today as investors play a "wait and see" sort of day. It's the business news headlines for Thursday the 11th of April. Here is what's inside:

  • Millennials are falling out of the Middle Class;
  • The Uber IPO is a thing;
  • Grocery War, Trade War now Tax War;
  • The National Pork Expo gets shut down;
  • The Des Moines International Airport has growing pains;
  • What happened on Wall Street and why.

Those stories plus our Restaurant of the Week is Range Grill + Golf located in Urbandale, Iowa. This place has three really cool things going for it: An amazing restaurant with interesting menu items, a great state of the art golf simulator and signature cocktails that will lift your spirits. I'll chat with owner Steve Garrels about the work that went into creating this beautiful and functional place and talk a bit about the future. To hear that click here

Thanks for coming by! 

The Business News 8 April 2019

We're kicking off the second quarter and corporate earnings were on the minds of investors. Inside you'll learn about that and...

  • Stocks ended the day mixes;
  • Climate change to CRUSH the real estate market?
  • Best state to find a job;
  • Worst 10 states to find a job;
  • GE hits a wall;
  • Boeing stock tanks;
  • Bank CEO's headed to congress...pop the popcorn;
  • Jack Dorsey of Twitter gets....paid!
  • What happened today on Wall Street

Those stories plus Val Hoeppner a media strategist talks about consumers. How to reach them why newspapers should start podcasting, why businesses might want to ramp up their blogging efforts, what social media sites seem like a win and more. You can hear Val right here.

Also, because it is Monday, Laura Kinnard is in talking about business events where you can go to learn, be seen and see new ideas from finance to social media to starting a business. Laura Kinnard from is in the house. Listen to Laura here

Thanks for coming by!