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Business News Headlines 23 March 2020

For a bit today it looked like the U.S. Senate was going to pass an economic package but the deal, once again, fell through.  That story and these are coming to you today:

  • The "deal" that wasn't;
  • The toilet paper saga is real and why;
  • Retailers have deals but will consumers bite;
  • Grocery stores and security;
  • A pizza chain that wants to hire 30,000 workers;
  • Zillow is canceling their home buying program;
  • A slow down in the rental industry as well;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Some are now using the "D Word".

Those stories plus Jessica Dunker from the Iowa Restaurant Association will join me to talk about the economic impact restaurant owners and staff are experiencing and what steps the association is taking to help in these difficult time. To hear that...just click here.

Thanks for listening. 

The Business News Headlines 16 March 2020

Today the Dow had its worst day in memory and it's just...Monday. Here are the business news stories we've gleaned for you today.  Let's go!

  • The Fed action on rates did nothing to calm the markets and why;
  • Toilet Paper, Water, Guns and Ammo: "We've got to be ready.";
  • New directives from the White House on crowds;
  • Lenders and re-finance troubles;
  • Oil and Gold take a beating;
  • Airlines seek billions in assistance;
  • Restaurant workers are on their own;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • The NFL deal is in.

Those stories plus Laura Kinnard from Drake, DMACC and The Runway Innovation Studio is in to chat about cancelled business events and more.  To hear that click here. 

Business News Headlines 11 March 2020

Today, on Wall Street, it was a complete reversal of yesterday's gains. Today was the day the markets moved from bulls to bears.  Here are the stories we've got for you today:

  • Now a pandemic business notices;
  • Amazon tackles "Fake Stuff" and price gouging;
  • Cruise ships and folks over 70 years old;
  • Customer Service & Panicked Customers;
  • THe Wall Street Report;
  • LinkedIn trending stories is proof.

Those stories and a conversation about Bridges of Iowa with Executive Director Patrick Coughlin. It is a story of passion, families, drugs and dependency...a story too few know about...until today. Click here to listen.

Thanks for coming by! 

The Business News Headlines 10 March 2020

If you like roller coasters you've gotta love weeks like this.  The Dow which shed over 2,000 points yesterday came back today on a hope and promise.

  • Mo Money Matters;
  • Walmart new employee benefit;
  • Not to be outdone so does Apple;
  • Tax Breaks or Direct Cash Payments;
  • Dick's Sporting Goods - Guns & Profit;
  • CVS and free delivery;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Amazon & The Touchless Society.

Thanks for listening!

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Business News Headlines 5 March 2020

It was yet another volatile session on Wall Street as investors gave back nearly all the gains from yesterday. That story and more is what we've got on tap for you today:.

  • Retail/Health Care Workers are...scared;
  • OPEC has an oil problem;
  • Airline industry says the hit will be $113 billion;
  • Amazon tells folks to "stay home";
  • Mortgage rates tumble to an all time low;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Right to Repair vs. John Deere;
  • Customers may see slower delivery times;
  • Partly Personal - Happy 100th Birthday Neal Smith!

Thanks for coming by! 

DSM Civil & Human Rights Symposium

For over three decades the Des Moines Civil and Human Rights Commission has presented a symposium intended to both hear and educate the general public about issues that face us all. Here you'll meet Joshua Barr the Director of the commission and Ryan Arnold the Director of Community Engagement at Drake University. We'll start with an understanding of what the commission does, why Drake is supporting the event and then get into what the symposium is about and how the topics came to be.  Registration is OPEN until March 6th. You can get tickets to the event here. In addition to the symposium there is a kick-off event the evening of the 17th at 6PM with Vanessa Roberts "Afropuff Lederhosen: A Critically Comical Investigation of Race" which will also be at Drake. Tickets to that event are here.

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. 

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The Business News Headlines 26 February 2020

It may have been a different day but Wall Street had much the same result. After a promising open stock fell in afternoon trade. It's the business news headlines for Wednesday thanks for being with us. Today:

  • The president blames the media for the stock drop;
  • Airlines are slashing costs;
  • The government is giving cash to Hong Kong residents;
  • New technology for landlords that renters may fear;
  • Ford says trouble is brewing but they can handle it;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • The consumer trend of buying second-hand clothing.

Those stories plus a revisit to a housing story we had six months ago. The challenge is getting people to understand what the Neighborhood Finance Corporation does when it comes to helping many first time home-buyers. Meet Stephanie Preusch the Executive Director of this non-profit organization that not only provides low cost lending but also the extra cash to fix up the house. And...best of all the dollars used to repair the home is part of a forgivable loan. Listen here! 

Thanks for coming by! 

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. 

The Business News Headlines 21 February 2020

Today was the day when the folks on Wall Street may have finally figured out that the coronavirus may put a wrench into the global economy. It's the Business News Headlines for Friday the 21st of February. In the news:

  • Every heard of the "Fiduciary Rule"? You will today;
  • John Deere stock soars and why;
  • Zillow is losing millions each month and why;
  • President Trump and his Social Security promise;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • Wells Fargo and the latest multi-billion dollar fine.

Those stories plus we'll have some fun with Jeff Pitts the managing editor of Cityview Magazine. We'll chat it up about sports, music, the theater and a host of things happening this weekend into next week. Go...you've earned it! To listen to the silliness...just click here. 

Thanks for listening! 

The Business News Headlines 11 February 2020

What goes up must come down and that's what happened today on Wall Street as investors still don't know what to make about the coronavirus. In the business news today:

  • Surging household debt and the economy;
  • Farmers vs. Trucking;
  • Pot may not be the "cash cow";
  • The Sprint/T-Mobile Deal;
  • What media tops consumers choice...it might surprise you.

Those stories PLUS a two-part interview with Cal Woods who is seeking the nomination to run for the U.S. Senate to represent the State of Iowa.

Here is Part One with Cal Woods

Here is Part Two with Cal.

Thanks for listening!