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Business News Headlines 15 January 2021

Thanks for coming by again today. It's Friday so, along with the business news headlines, we've got Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine in to chat it up about some hyper-local events. But, before we go there here are the news stories we've got for you today:

  • Retail Sales for December disappoint;
  • Markets react;
  • Amazon workers to vote on a union;
  • Heard of Playtika? You will today;
  • More Apple Stores closing;
  • Wells Fargo still bleeding cash;
  • Grocery shopping during a pandemic;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Feeling paranoid working from home? You are not alone.

Those stories PLUS, to lighten the mood, Jeff Pitts is in to chat it up about some hyper local things to DO in the Greater Des Moines Metro this weekend into next week. To hear that...just CLICK HERE.

Thanks for listening!

Business News Headlines 14 January 2021

So much going on today starting with the new jobless numbers and President Elect Joe Biden about to detail his stimulus plan. Here's what we've got for you today the 14th of January:

  • Pandemic Relief and the Biden Plan;
  • New jobless numbers the highest since August;
  • Social Security changes possible;
  • Cities where it's more costly to live...comfortably;
  • EV maker Canoo sees its stock drop;
  • Delta Airlines might actually make money this year;
  • GE goes to court;
  • We really (no...really) love our pets;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • And, the biggest pop star in the world is....

Thanks for listening!

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday business news podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and some local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday. You can subscribe on PlayerFMPodbeaniTunesSpotifyStitcher 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 11 January 2021

So, aren't you glad we don't do...politics here. What a week and weekend.  Here are the top business news stories we've got for you today and, remember, you can join us on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour all day long.

  • $70.5 billion in returns what do you do?
  • A Bitcoin update for you;
  • T-Mobile is on a buying spree; 
  • More stimulus dollar confusion;
  • Drug news about dementia;
  • Vaccine news as well;
  • Pandemic Pricing...it's a thing;
  • Shipping stuff from China getting pricey;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • Is Silicon Valley in trouble?

Thanks for listening and we'll see you on the Twitter Stream for more news and our long-form business interviews.

The Business News Headlines 7 January 2021

Hard to believe that it's already Thursday! We're back on track today after being glued to the newswires all yesterday afternoon. Here's what we've got for you today:

  • Wall Street and the Biden Certification;
  • Let's buy stuff...and we've got a list of bargains;
  • A new vaccine made news in...Brazil;
  • A stimulus check update;
  • Notice a quiet? Social Media and President Trump;
  • Work from home even changes how we buy stuff;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Jobs and cities and the jobs report.

Those stories and for the interview it's entrepreneur Desmund Adams from Focus and Find a totally different way to recruit individuals that not only makes sense but helps businesses make...money. To listen, click here. 

The Business News Headlines 4 January 2021

Welcome back to the first Monday of 2021 and the business news headlines from today. Here is what we've got for you today and a reminder you can follow us all day on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour. 

  • Business urges Congress to certify the Biden win;
  • Following a big close to 2020 stocks slipped today and why;
  • Google now has a union;
  • Tech stocks took a beating today;
  • Vaccine manufacturers hungry for workers;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Slack was down today and what that meant.

Those stories just a click away and thanks for listening! 

The Business News Headlines31 December 2020

It's the final day of 2020...who's ready?  Here's what business news we've got cooked up for you on this the New Years Eve Edition.  A programing note, we're off tomorrow but watch our Twitter Stream @IOB_NewsHour for some great interviews from the past year.

  • Wall Street has a record year;
  • Meanwhile investors are ignoring several issues;
  • The best of times, the worst of times;
  • Mortgage rates fall yet again, but...
  • Vaccine delivery is...in a word...awful;
  • Target issues children's clothing recall;
  • There is also a massive pet food recall;
  • The JC Penny CEO is...out;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Jillian Michaels says we're going to be working out at...home.

Those stories plus Jeff Pitts from Cityview with his New Years Eve look at stuff to do in the Greater Des Moines Metro.  To hear that...click here! 

Thanks for listening.

The Business News Headlines 29 December 2020

While we may be winding down 2020 there isn't a lack of business news headlines and here is what we've got for you today:

  • Holiday travel is up and we're worried;
  • The Main Street Lending Program is extended;
  • McConnell rebuffs the House and the president;
  • A list of stuff that will increase in price next year;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • Business opportunities looking at us in the face.

Thanks for listening and connect with us on Twitter: @IOB_NewsHour

The Business News Headlines 28 December 2020

We hope you had a safe and meaningful Christmas Weekend and it's good to be back with you for the business news headlines on your time. BTW you can reach out to us on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour and stay up to date all day long.  Here's what we've got for you today:

  • President Trump reverses course;
  • The House votes to increase stimulus dollars;
  • The Santa Claus Rally;
  • A nifty job benefit if you can get it;
  • Another vaccine trial is underway;
  • Trouble for business in China;
  • Wonder Woman 1984 hauls in the cash;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • The travel industry remake.

Those stories PLUS, for the interview it's Carrie Hansen and Jason Parkin from Clear Mortgage a company with not one but two goals.  To hear that, just click this link.

Thanks for coming by!

The Business News Headlines 22 December 2020

You would think that when Congress averted a government shutdown and passed a new round of stimulus it might have been a good business day. Ah, not quite and here are the stories we've got for you today:

  • A new virus mutation; what we know;
  • The DOJ and Walmart spar over opioids;
  • Last minute shoppers avoid malls;
  • More delivery issues with the USPS;
  • Another "Eater-Tainment" chain files for Chapter 11;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • The pandemic pet push.

Those stories and for the interview Frank Spillers from Rural Community Solutions is my guest. We talk about the barriers that may impede economic development and the trends that might boost opportunity. To listen, click here.

The Business News Headlines 18 December 2020

We made it to the Weekend kids....Follow us on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour.  What a busy day and there is plenty of business news ahead.  Here's what we've got for you this evening:

  • Ford and GM take a pass on the vaccine;
  • Tesla, Money & Monday;
  • Stocks fall but oil shoots up...again;
  • The Fed and Banks and Stock Buybacks;
  • The "wealth divide" gets...wider by the day;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Coca-Cola announces job cuts.

Those stories plus some Hyper Local Fun activities this weekend into next week with Jeff Pitts the Managing Editor for Cityview Magazine. We've got a host of things we're talking about from sports to music to "SantaSaurus" at the Science Center. To listen in and have a laugh or three...just click here!

Thanks for coming by! 

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