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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!

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. 

Socially Responsible Talent Acquisition Means….

You can hear the passion in his voice as Desmund Adams the founder and CEO of Focus and Find - A Socially Responsible Talent Acquisition Firm talks about how we have traditionally done recruiting and why that has failed in bringing the best people to the table. Consider who are your customers and how diverse they are. It's a start.  

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 sine 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 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! 

Talking Rural Economic Development Trends with Frank Spillers

There are plenty of things to be concerned with and one of those is the hollowing out of our rural communities. Here Frank Spillers who, with his wife Kimberlee, own Rural Community Solutions talks to us about the trends that they are seeing that spell, or could spell, relief for Rural America. Join the conversation as we uncover what works...and what needs to work better...to empower and transform. 

The Business News Headlines 21 December 2020

Thanks for coming by on this the shortest day of the year. Tomorrow we start heading toward Spring. Here's what we've got for you today:

  • Will AT&T cancel its auction of DirectTV;
  • Ford teams up with Chevy...no not that Chevy;
  • 2020 was a banner year for IPO's';
  • Intel and the Solar Winds hack;
  • Stimulus checks and Christmas;
  • Facebook ads and small business;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • A new C-Suite job is born.

Thanks for listening! 

The Business News Headlines 14 December 2020

It was an historic day as hundreds of thousands of vaccines were shipped to states here in the U.S. yet, there is still concern about how long it will take to implement the program. Here's what we've got for you today:

  • New legal issues for...Amazon;
  • Remote working at Google is...limited;
  • Even with vaccines out the markets struggled;
  • An election company fires back at President Trump;
  • Saving even a little money can help...a lot;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • Gender decisions and hiring how one company solved the issue.

Those stories plus for the interview it's Mark Langgin from No Justice - No Peace and what business people need to know and understand that will have a positive impact on not only urban communities but also rural villages and towns. You can hear that conversation...here.

Thanks for listening! 

The Business of No Justice No Peace

Over the past several months the nation has been rocked by not only a pandemic but also a movement called No Justice - No Peace. Many in the business community are concerned and a bit reluctant to learn about what the organization is and what they promote. Here Mark Langgin returns to our newscast to talk about things like building the economic base of thousands of individuals who face real economic hardship and you may be surprised at where they live. Mark is also part of something called the New Frontier Action. Here is Mark Langgin...

The Business News Headlines 10 December 2020

It was one of those days with surging COVID19 cases and a new jobless report that surprised nearly everybody.  Here's what we've got for you for Thursday the 10th of December:

  • Stimulus talks...fizzle;
  • The first time jobless numbers hurt;
  • Remember the Internet Bubble of 2000;
  • Your job and artificial intelligence;
  • Strap in, Tesla about to up end the S&P 500;
  • Homeowners and increased valuations...it's a story;
  • Wall Street Report;
  • Vaccines headed to Walmart.

Those stories plus a conversation with Marni Hockenberg from Hockenberg Search. No, she is not a recruiter but she is a valuable resource as people seek new positions or attempt to get back into the corporate world. Some great tips from her business can be heard right here.

Thanks for listening! 

The Business News Headlines 8 December 2020

Welcome back to the business news of the day. Here are some of the top stories we've got for you...and remember, you can follow us all day on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour.  Let's go:

  • Stimulus dollars not from Congress but state & local;
  • The price of oil has, once again, stalled out;
  • The Streaming Wars are heating up;
  • Stitch Fix...whoa...had a great day;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • What is the Fauci Effect?  We'll tell.

Those stories plus you'll meet Desmund Adams the founder of Focus and Find a socially responsible talent acquisition company that has a stunning message for business and it's not all about fluff. Listen to that remarkable conversation here

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