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The Business News Headlines 1 July 2020

Welcome to a new month and a new quarter as we kick off Q3 today. It was a wild business news day from housing to vehicles to boycotts.  Here's what we've got for you:

  • Mortgage rates drop yet again;
  • But, where are the buyers;
  • Airbus to cut thousands of jobs;
  • Fiat Chrysler and auto sales;
  • Tesla beat...Toyota;
  • The ADP Jobs Report;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Is the corporate boycott of Facebook making a dent?

Thanks so much for coming by.  

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 PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunes, SpotifyStitcher 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. 

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The Business News Headlines 26 June 2020

What a difference a day makes.  The rising cases of COVID19 put the markets in a tail spin. That story and more are what we've got for you this Friday afternoon:

  • Wall Street gets real with worry;
  • States that were "opening up" may not be;
  • Remington Arms and the irony of a sale;
  • Masks, Starbucks and "Karen";
  • Facebook loses a big advertiser;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • Working Remote? Some cities will pay you to move there.

Those stories PLUS you'll get to welcome Jeff Pitts from Cityview back to our microphones. He's got a new list of Stuff to DO in the Des Moines Metro.  To check that out...just click here

Thanks for listening! 

The Business News Headlines 25 June 2020

There were two bad reports out today but Wall Street said, "What? Me worry?". Thanks for coming by here's what we've got for you in the business news headlines:

  • The GDP shrank and Wall Street said, "Meh.";
  • More tough tariff talk but this time not China;
  • Mixed bag of more retail cuts and some hires;
  • Some Citibank customers are not happy;
  • We have far to go with employment issues;
  • Dead folks and stimulus bucks;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Spending habits are changing and for some interesting reasons.

Thanks for listening!

The Business News Headlines 22 June 2020

Welcome back to another busy business week. You're just a click away from these stories we've found and cooked up for you today:

  • Apple had some good news and bad news today;
  • Home sales took a bath in May but....;
  • Working from Home to Working from Hotel;
  • T.J. Maxx turns aside online shopping and grows;
  • Work visas will become harder to get;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • The WHO has some lousy news about reopening.

Thanks for clicking through! 

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 PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunes, SpotifyStitcher 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. 

Our Sponsors

AARP-Iowa

National Tractor Parts Dealer Association

Oasis - A Paychex Company

Tero International

The Business News Headlines 18 June2020

Can you believe it's already...Thursday?  Thanks for clicking through to the Business News Headlines here is what we've got cooked  up for you today:

  • Remember when it was "cool" to live downtown;
  • Skipping loan payments? You're not alone;
  • Dicks Sporting Goods doubling down on discounts;
  • Got the "Five Dollar Footlong" jingle in your brain? Us too...
  • Jobs and Wall Street we've got that report;
  • Starting a job during a pandemic offers some serious issues.

Thanks for coming by. Join us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour and you can keep up to speed on the business news throughout the day and get connected with our long-form business interviews like this one abou your "Virtual Job Presence"...with Liz Cooney.

Enjoy! 

The Business News Headlines 16 June 2020

You've been busy buying stuff...and we know what and where. It's the business news headlines for Tuesday and here's what we've got on tap for you today:

  • Retail Sales Numbers - A Deep Dive;
  • Restaurants are "running on fumes";
  • Working parents are struggling and what that could lead to;
  • Ever heard of Barbicide? You will today;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • A bunch of companies are giving June 19th as a day off...and why.

Those stories plus the story of moss walls...no, really. Our guest for the interview is Kasey Riley one half of the talented duo behind the Kansas City company known as The Fat Plant Society. You'll learn about the benefits of moss walls and why they are becoming popular among businesses seeking to hire millennials. To hear that just click here. 

Thanks for listening! 

The Business News Headlines 5 June 2020

Early this morning as we were looking at the Dow futures we figured the market might jump up about 300 points. We were wrong...it was more.  Welcome to the business news headlines for the 5th of June.  Let's go:

  • When is bad news...good news?;
  • The company was founded here in 1818 and may soon be...gone;
  • The new-old thing that is proving to be hot entertainment;
  • Here about the viral email at Goldman Sacs;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Wealth divide in America.

Thanks for listening and you can find us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour

Have a great weekend and we'll visit next on Sunday at Noon with the Week in Review on News/Talk 1540 KXEL.

The Business News Headlines 2 June 2020

If you're not tuned into social media you may wonder what the "Blackout Tuesday" is all about.  That story first today and here is what else we have teed up for you:

  • Who and What is Blackout Tuesday;
  • What Wells Fargo did to auto dealers;
  • Some numbers about the GDP for the 2nd Quarter;
  • Congress, President Trump, Civil Unrest...could complicate the economy;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • The economics of Black Americans you've got to hear this.

Thanks for coming by and you can follow us on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour.

 

The Business News Headlines 26 May 2020

Hope that you had a memorable Memorial Day and we're grateful to be back from a day off. In the business news today:

  • Wall Street while Americans worry;
  • More vaccine talk and a new player;
  • Grocery prices to go...up and why;
  • Another restaurant chain downsizing;
  • Heard of "COVID-Campers;
  • The "Back to Work" incentive;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • Small Businesses and the "COVID-Fee".

Those stories plus a conversation with Tero Trainer Kyle Hopkins. Kyle and I talk about the strain social distancing has on our culture and how it's different than many parts of the world. We also talk about connectivity, changes in business models due to the pandemic and more. Kyle Hopkins from Tero InternationalTo listen, just click here.  

Thanks for coming by! 

 

The Business News Headlines 18 May 2020

Once again "Hope springs eternal" as investors cheered news about a possible vaccine and oil for July delivery shot up.  Here's what we've got for you today:

  • What's going on with the bulls on Wall Street;
  • Restaurants say "social distancing" will do their businesses in;
  • What are "Negative Interest Rates;
  • What about your home mortgage;
  • Mark Cuban is all in for "Trickle Up Economics";
  • Can virtual meetings promote gender equality?

Also today Laura Kinnard from Drake University, DMACC and The Runway Innovation Studio is in to talk about virtual events and some thoughts about the future of the...office.  You can hear that...here.

Thanks for listening!