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The Business News Headlines 19 November 2020

It seems like each day we bring you the news of another business or business sector that is struggling or simply going out of business. But, some are thriving. It's the business news headlines for Thursday the 19th of November and here is what we've got:

  • The stock prices of these companies are...way up;
  • More stimulus stories moved the markets;
  • Adult children moving...home with their folks;
  • Facebook defends bringing employees back to the office;
  • BuzzFeed is buying The Huff Post;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • News about wages and Starbucks.

Those stories PLUS you'll meet Roger Stalheim who is in talking about a free business planning summit taking place on December 9th. Yes, it's free and you can join from anywhere you're located.  To listen to that conversation, just click here.

Thanks for coming by! 

Business Planning for 2021 with Roger Stalheim

Our guest is Roger Stalheim from The Alternative Board and we're talking about the Iowa Power Leaders Summit that will happen in early December. BUT, do not let the word "Iowa" keep you from attending this free event that will focus on fiance, better social media efforts and business management. Again this is open to you no matter where you have a business. Here is the link to the Iowa Power Leaders Summit. Enjoy and go learn!

The Business News Headlines 13 May 2020

It's really hard to believe that we were in such a different place just three months ago. Then, not much talk about a recession...today it's different.  Here are the stories we've got for you today:

  • Fed Chair says we must do more or face a major risk;
  • 90,000 workers may lose their jobs but executives get $4.5 million;
  • Big tax breaks for big businesses click in;
  • Consumers not hording but a new habit is taking place;
  • Prices Sink - Prices Rise - The tale of two economies;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Expect more lousy jobless numbers tomorrow.

Those stories plus a loan program for micro-businesses in Iowa that didn't or couldn't qualify for state or federal business bailout programs. You'll meet Deidre DeJear and Kameron Middlebrooks and the Iowa Small Business Relief Fund.  To listen, click here.

Thanks for coming by! 

Talking Technology and Brands with Laura Kinnard

Each week I sit down with Laura Kinnard from Drake University, DMACC and The Runway Innovation Studio and chat a bit about business. This week we're talking about co-working and how come those places are still open. We're all about sharing new platforms for digital networking and a brief conversation about businesses "staying in the game" so they do not lose market share. Here's Laura....

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 6 April 2020

There was euphoria on Wall Street today. We'll share why and why it's important but it is not the economy. The business news headlines today:

  • Stocks reflect hope but not the economy;
  • Americans say $1,200 isn't enough;
  • Who gets left out from the stimulus checks;
  • Wells Fargo is out;
  • Allstate Insurance is in;
  • No Refund For You;
  • The Wall Street Report

Those stories plus Laura Kinnard and I chat about being overwhelmed by all the online activity and how new surroundings can be distracting. Doing business in a whole new world is the topic and you can hear our conversation here. 

Thanks for listening!

The Business News Headlines 30 March 2020

A strong dose of reality came about today and Wall Street seemed to like it.  It's the business news headlines for Monday the 30th of March. On tap today:

  • Open for business? Not so fast;
  • Workers stage walkouts;
  • Big banks tell customers...don't borrow;
  • Oil futures crash;
  • Johnson & Johnson working on a vaccine;
  • Several companies ramping up new design ventilators;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Isolation Issues? Astronauts have some advice.

Those stories plus a hyper-local interview about business events and some outstanding work being done remotely by several business centered organizations in the Greater Des Moines Metro. That's with Laura Kinnard and you can hear her...HERE.

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! 

The Business News Headlines 2 March 2020

Early this morning the overnight futures from around the world pointed to a lower open on Wall Street. Well, that's sorta what happened...here are the business news headlines we've got for you today:

  • Stocks snap a 7 day losing streak..
  • Cheap money beats worrying about the coronavirus;
  • Costco is running out of...stuff;
  • Betting on China and Apple;
  • Samsung moves a plant to where Apple once looked;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • Twitter stock surges and why;
  • Twitter for Business a Marketing Tip.

Those stories PLUS we've got Laura Kinnard from DMACC, Drake University and The Runway Innovation and Events Studio with us chatting it up about business events happening this week in the Des Moines Metro. From coworking to female business events to the DSM reveal she's got stuff going on. To hear that...just click here.  

Thanks for listening.

Business Events this Week with Laura Kinnard

While we tend to report region and national news we love staying in touch with the Des Moines business community and each week Laura Kinnard from Drake University, DMACC and The Runway Innovation and Events Studio joins me to chat it up about business events happening in the Metro. From a magazine event to One Million Cups Des Moines to women in business to co-working with Gravitate she's got it covered. Pick one, two or three and GO. You want your event talked up? Just do #DMBizEvents on Social Media and she'll have you covered. 

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long 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 at 2pm 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 24 February 2020

The big business news story today was the melt-down on Wall Street as investors grapple with the continued spread of the coronavirus.  In other news for this Monday:

  • Mortgage Rates and the coronavirus link;
  • A union at...Target;
  • Best city in the U.S. to live, find a job and a home...
  • This packaging product is making a comeback;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • In 2008 it was this that started ruining your work/life balance.

Those stories plus Laura Kinnard from DMBizMixer.com talks up some business events in the Greater Des Moines Metro and a nod to Sioux Falls. Hey, it's what we do each Monday. Here you'll learn about a legal program for small businesses, One Million Cups of DSM, an update on the event last week at The Runway Innovation and Events Studio at Southridge and many more business events in the Metro. Go, learn and get connected.  Click here to listen. 

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