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The Business News Headlines 23 June 2020

It's becoming harder and harder to square what is going on with Wall Street while the nation grapples with even more COVID19 cases. Welcome back and this is what we've got for you today:

  • Americans are saving more...but is it enough;
  • A surprise announcement about new home sales in May;
  • Let's peek into your closet for...cash;
  • J.C. Penny closing more stores;
  • Johnson & Johnson loses their appeal;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • Dr. Fauci testified today; scary news.

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 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 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 Interesting World of The Fat Plant Society meet Kasey Riley

Wait until you hear this story proving people can create whatever they are passionate about. Kasey Riley is part of the duo behind the very successful Fat Plant Society (go ahead and check the photos but...come back!). She and her designer husband Morton Klinte have created something remarkable in the Kansas City area.  They are called "Moss Walls" and here you will learn more about this amazing business and the real benefits of putting a moss wall i your home or business. Enjoy! 

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 10 June 2020

It's Wednesday and we've got the business news headlines from today the 10th day of June 2020. Here's what we've got for you today:

  • Fed said no rate hikes until 2022;
  • Wall Street seems not to care if Biden wins;
  • It's coming back...the $1,000 haircut;
  • Still billions waiting for small businesses but...
  • The Fed decision and your wallet;
  • The Iowa State Fair is a no-go for 2020;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Older workers have a hard choice to make.

Thanks for coming by and remember you can follow us all day on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.  Thanks again and stay safe.

The Business News Headlines 9 June 2020

Conflicting news stories from "We've got this!" when it comes to the economy to "We're in for a long haul." Welcome to the Tuesday, June 9th edition of the business news headlines.  Today:

  • Mission Accomplished?
  • Another deadline looms for unemployed Americans;
  • Politics and Wall Street; there is movement;
  • Sure you got $1,200 while the rich got...what?
  • Retail, the economy and stores closing;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • More job cuts announced.

Those stories plus my conversation about mental health with Bruce Buchanan from Compass Clinical Associates. We'll talk about the signs, symptoms and ways to help you stay healthy. It's an important topic for both families and businesses. You can hear that conversation here. 

Thanks for coming by! 

Our Collective Mental Health with Bruce Buchanan

There is so much going on. So much to worry about that, at times, it can be overwhelming. Our guest today is Bruce Buchanan a principal at Compass Clinical Associates here to discuss mental health. Mental health issues in the time of COVID19 and so many other issues facing families from the youngest to the oldest. Join us as we talk about the business and personal side of mental health, offer some guidelines and some hope. 

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

Caregiver Crisis and COVID19 with Di Findley

We welcome back Di Findley who is the Executive Director of the Iowa CareGivers Association for this in depth conversation about direct caregivers and three issues they are facing here and in every state in the nation. We'll be talking about issues such as COVID19 Testing, Child Care Issues & Concerns and Personal Protective Equipment. In April the Iowa CareGivers Association conducted surveys on those three issues and the answers highlight the massive problems Iowa has with our direct caregiving efforts. For reference here is the official State of Iowa COVID10 Website. Meet Di Findley...

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

Science and COVID19 with Yogesh Shah, MD - Broadlawns Medical Center

If you pay attention to the news about COVID19, and who doesn't, you will hear various stories about everything from testing (or a lack of the same) to how it will just, like magic, disappear. Recently Yogesh Shah, M.D. the Medical Director for Broadlawns Medical Center of Des Moines, Iowa did a session with AARP-Iowa taking questions and answering concerns. We thought it would be great to invite him to The Business News Hour to separate fact from fiction. While we could not be more anxious for business to get "back to normal" quickly...as we examined the scientific reality of the pandemic...that seems less and less likely. He also shares details of a new test and Broadlawns is partnering with The United Way of Central Iowa to reach many in underserved sections of the community.  Here is Dr. Shah. 

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 6 May 2020

The Dow and the S&P 500 fell today for the first time in three sessions.  We'll share what happened and why. Here's what we've got on tap for you today:

  • Cutting jobs yet distributing cash to shareholders;
  • The Paycheck Protection Program back in the news;
  • Brace yourself...the April Jobs Report could be very bad;
  • When Clorox Cleaning Wipes "might" be back in the store;
  • If disinfectant is hot...what is not;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • The shoppers failed to show up.

Those stories PLUS coming soon to the Tomorrow Plan Speakers Series is Professor Gregory Shill from the University of Iowa School of Law. Here, in a preview of his talk with information gleaned from his recent article in The Atlantic, Greg shares with us the disturbing reality of how motor vehicles, by law, have taken over so much of our lives. How the nation, states and communities have played into our "vehicle obsession". Finally we'll talk about what makes a community a "Lovable Community". To register for the Tomorrow Plan Speakers Series on 14 May follow this link.  To listen to our conversation follow this link. 

Thanks for coming by. 

The Iowa Refugee and Immigrant Community with Stephanie Moris

Immigration and those who come to our country seem to be top of mind these days given the reduction in numbers set out by the White House. Recently we became aware of the Refugee Alliance of Central Iowa a resource for those assisting refugees and immigrants in the Hawkeye State. Here Stephanie Moris the Director of the program shares some shocking numbers and stats regarding the process.  We also talk about COVID19 and what she is hearing from people who are immigrants and who fear going back to work.  

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