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The Business News Headlines 30 June 2020

The major Wall Street markets posted quite the second quarter but will the party continue?  That story and more today on the final day of June 2020:

  • IRS says no more delays...pay up;
  • What a national mask mandate might do;
  • Your favorite home improvement store ain't who you think;
  • UAW asks GM to close a Texas plant;
  • U.S. families spending less on just about everything;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • 1, 2, 3 strike outs today. It's a "trifecta" of closings.

Also today, for the interview you'll hear how Tero International had to completely change their business model from holding in person skills training to virtual events. How they did it, why they did it and how it's working out. My guest is Deborah Rinner the Chief Learning Officer of the company. To hear that...click here.

Thanks for listening! 

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 & More 4 June 2020

Early this morning, long before the markets opened, there was some hope for another strong day on Wall Street. That was not to be.  Thanks for clicking through here's what we've got for you today along with a piece about lasting friendship and some good people asking for some help.

  • Banks to businesses, "Get cash now!";
  • Unemployment numbers are in...or are they?;
  • Airline stocks improving;
  • News news from Delta Airlines;
  • Congress is in a pickle...again;
  • The Wall Street Report;

Those stories plus this about a lifelong friendship and how that translates into finding a way for you to be part of something much bigger then you can imagine.  My guest is Doug Burns from the Carroll Times Herald and it's quite the story.  To listen, click here.

Thanks for coming by! 

He Has Protected Millions - Now Ellioit Kaye Needs Your Help

The other day I got a note from my friend Doug Burns the co-owner and Vice President of News at the Carroll Times Herald asking me to read a story he had just written. After reading I did something I rarely do; I picked up the phone and asked Doug for an interview. Why? Well, it's because this is a story that talks about hope and friendship and more. It's about lifelong friends Doug Burns and a Commissioner for the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission, Elliot Kaye who, during his career has protected millions of Americans. In this piece we talk a bit about the media, Iowa, folks that we have in common and then launch into why Elliot could use your help  Here, by the way, is the link to the Georgetown University Medical Center Kidney Transplant Site.  Yeah...that. And maybe, just maybe, if this gets around to enough folks we might find a match.

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 1 June 2020

Welcome to a brand new month. Here are the stories we've got cooked up for you today along with an interview about a new startup called Lokoly.com and Nicholas Hanstad. But first these stories:

  • Investor exuberance is one thing, science another;
  • So, you know about the "Greed Index";
  • With all the issues how come the markets are up;
  • The gig economy is taking a hit in some cities;
  • Target to close some stores;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • "Swagger and irrational exuberance are...gone".

Those news stories plus....you know how we love telling start-up stories and here is one that, for you lovers of coffee, can really get into. Meet Nicholas Hanstad of Lokoly.com. This startup marries small coffee companies with a heavy dose of marketing and gives you the opportunity to experience these small batch roasters in your home, no matter where you live. Think of it as premium coffee and legendary stories. Click through and let's do...coffee. 

Thanks for listening! 

The Business News Headlines 21 May 2020

We took yet another hit with a new set  of unemployment numbers today and that has a, slight, impact on Wall Street. Here are the stories we've got cooked up for you today:

  • The biggest mall in the U.S. has missed 2 months of mortgage payments;
  • We like it:  New Zealand is considering a nationwide 4 day work week;
  • Billionaires and the Pandemic - Doing quite well thank you;
  • Small Businesses in Big Trouble;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • COVID19 details from today...worldwide.

Those stories plus an emotional conversation with the Executive Director of the Iowa CareGivers Association, Di FindleyWe'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. To hear that conversation click here. 

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

The Business News Headlines 19 May 2020

It looked, for awhile, that technology stocks might save the Nasdaq...but in the end, that was not to be the case. It's the business news headlines for Tuesday the 19th of May...here's what we have coming up:

  • Pier 1 will be closing all its stores...another retail hit;
  • Mortgage relief changes from the government;
  • Another tax cut could be on the way;
  • A new crop of jobs are emerging related to COVID19;
  • The next stimulus package...a political football;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Memorial Day...Summer may already be over for many;

Those stories and Yogesh Shah, M.D. joins me to separate fact from fiction regarding testing, masks and more. Dr. Shah is the Medical Director for Broadlawns Medical Center and what he says is critical.  No politics...just science. To hear that, click here. 

Thanks for listening.  

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 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!