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The Business News Headlines 13 August 2020

We're back following three days of being without power and having to cobble together broadcast equipment in any number of places.  I'll share that brief story first.  In the business news headlines:

  • REI had a big announcement today;
  • Impossible Foods racking up the coin;
  • A COVID19 "building boom"?
  • Who is delivering a majority of Amazon orders?
  • Yet another company announces "Work from Home:;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • An industry that six months ago was booming...now on the ropes?

Those stories plus you'll hear from Liz Cooney one of the Tero International Trainers about personality preferences and how knowing yours and the personalities of your team can have a positive impact for everybody especially in this age of our nearly endless virtual meetings.  Liz Cooney and the world of Myers/Briggs is right here. 

Thanks for listening!

The Business News Headlines 12 August 2020

Once again from our "mobile studio" due to being without power for day three it's the business news headlines. They say we may be back with some juice...tomorrow...or Saturday.  In the newscast tonight:

  • Millennial Moms take a hit;
  • Airbnb looks to go public;
  • Roku surprises Wall Street;
  • More bad news from retail;
  • Heard of Ghost Kitchens?
  • United Airlines ramping up rewards;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • TicTok - More troubles.

Thanks for listening! 

 

The Business News Headlines 11 August 2020

Back for the Tuesday Edition of the Business News Headlines...once again, no power at our studio so we've had to grab some different gear.  They say, here in Iowa there are over 250,000 without power due to a storm that raged through yesterday morning.  Here is what we've got for you today:

  • Thousands are closing but nobody knows how many;
  • Mortgage delinquencies are on the rise;
  • How folks in Germany pay for stuff;
  • Amazon headed to the Motor City;
  • Shares of a service we've been using for months fall;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Former Vice President Joe Biden has made his pick.

Thanks for listening!

The Business News Headlines 10 August 2020

Welcome to the Monday Edition of the Business News Headlines... And, it's been quite the day. A major storm rolled thought Central Iowa this morning knocking down power lines, taking roofs off of buildings and leaving nearly 20,000 without power. Like...us.  So today we cobbled together a different mic, power source and more to deliver these stories:

  • Amazon to come to the aid of...Malls?
  • Blue Chips came alive today;
  • We've got a new housing report;
  • Changes coming to Uber and Lyft;
  • The president and Social Security;
  • We know what you've been buying and will share;
  • The "essential workers" that may soon be unemployed.

Thanks for listening...

The Business News Headlines 7 August 2020

We made it to Friday kids!  Here's the business news headlines we've got ready for you today and some surprising stuff:

  • Markets stalled most of the day but the final hour....
  • A look inside the recent jobs report that's not so rosy;
  • Will the work from home trend continue;
  • Commercial Real Estate people hope not;
  • Out with urban living...in with the burbs;
  • The USPS continues to bleed...badly;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • The pandemic has done a number on fashion with the exception of...

Those stories plus Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine is in to riff on Stuff to Do in the greater Des Moines Metro.  DO NOT expect anything serious here as we talk about music, bands, festivals, plays and broadswords. To hear that silliness click here. 

Thanks for listening!

The Business News Headlines 6 August 2020

Welcome to the Thursday Edition of the business news headlines for the 6th day of August, 2020. Here's what we've got cooked up for you today:

  • New York State seeks to dissolve the NRA;
  • Gold prices and the possibility of $4,000 an ounce;
  • Some scary job numbers;
  • Uber reported second quarter results;
  • How miserable is the United States;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Airlines and air fares...it's a mess.

Those stories plus you’ll meet hospital CEO Brian Dieter and CFO Gary Botine...as we discuss an issue that impacts nearly every hospital in the nation...and how that impacts you...the citizen. To listen to that segment, click here.  

Hospitals Facing Difficult Decisions & Time is Ticking

Strap in because this segment deals with every community in the United States. Several months ago U.S. hospitals took advantage of something called the Medicare Accelerated and Advance Payment Program or MAAPP. It was intended to assist hospitals that were too large for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to pay for staffing and increased costs associated with COVID19. In addition many hospitals were told to cease "elective procedures" which also had an impact on their fiscal health. Here with us today is Brian Dieter, President & CEO of Mary Greeley Medical Center based in Ames, Iowa and Gary Botine the hospital CFO to explain the program, what it means to you and what they hope to negotiate in the coming weeks.

The Business News Headlines 5 August 2020

Welcome back to the business news headlines for Wednesday the 5th day of August. Here is what we've got for you today:

  • It was all smiles on Wall Street;
  • Mortgage rates dive once again but...;
  • The Dakota Access Pipeline is a zombie;
  • Exxon is having "issues" with reserves;
  • Young people and the economy...it ain't pretty;
  • Bad news for movie theaters;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Tesla has a new rival and investors dig it.

Thanks for listening! 

The Business News Headlines 4 August 2020

Welcome back to the Business News Headlines this time for Tuesday the 4th day of August. Here is what we've got on tap for you today...and just a click away:

  • The pandemic just hit NBC Universal;
  • Looking for Clorox Wipes...gonna have to wait;
  • Uber employees may work from home until...
  • Would you share your medical history with your employer;
  • The department store of the future;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Yes, your workday is longer...but you knew that.

That's a wrap. Thanks for listening! 

 

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday business podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday. You can subscribe on Google PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunesSpotifyStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday Noon on News/Talk 1540 KXEL. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.

The Business News Headlines 3 August 2020

Welcome to the first business day of August!  Here's what we've got for you from the world of business:

  • Furloughed workers now seeing their jobs...disappear;
  • President Trump takes credit for the market bounce;
  • Clorox: Supply, Demand and a New CEO;
  • Retail bankruptcies continue to mount;
  • A storied brand sent to the trash bin today;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Stimulus Checks & Credit Cards...it's a story.

Plus today for the interview you'll hear from restaurateur Carl Wertzberger from a locally owned West Des Moines, Iowa eatery, Gilroy's Kitchen + Pub + Patio. It's a candid conversation about how to survive, and even thrive, in the face of COVID19. You'll hear a series of management practices that may work for any business.  To listen to that conversation just click here. 

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