Insight On Business the News Hour

Meet the Zoom Producers & Their New Reality

It wasn't that long ago, or maybe it was, when Kim Greth and Ann Scott were busy making travel reservations for Tero International Trainers, making sure rooms were ready for classes, making sure each student or executive taking the training had their printed materials.  That was before March of 2020. Today Kim and Ann have become Zoom Conference Producers for Tero. How they got there, what they do now and how everything has...changed.  

The Business News Headlines 16 September 2020

Well, things started off good enough but quickly fell apart even with the Fed rate news. It's the business news headlines for Wednesday the 16th day of September and here is what we've got:

  • What the Fed said about interest rates means;
  • Amazon is coming to your hamlet sooner than later;
  • Working women leaving the workforce;
  • Retail numbers today are, well, not so hot;
  • Out of sync: Wall Street vs. Main Street;
  • I huge IPO today, no, really;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • If you do this first thing in the morning...you shouldn't.

Thanks for listening! 

Getting That Job - Tips from Debbie Marshall of Thrive Consulting

The job market is tough. You know that because nearly every day during the Business News Hour we talk about the unemployment situation and the number of jobs that are available. So, how do you stand out?  How do you create a desire on the part of an HR professional or the people in charge of hiring?  Meet Debbie Marshall and her job coaching business Thrive Consulting. Here we'll talk about the job market and Debbie will give you some solid tips on how to break through.  Take some time and meet Debbie Marshall.

 

The Business News Headlines 10 September 2020

Today there was a raft of things going on that, once again, depressed the markets and we'll share that story and these for Thursday the 10th of September:

  • Uhm, this was not supposed to happen;
  • Another retailer calls it quits;
  • CitiGroup made history today;
  • Six Jobs/Job Skills needed now;
  • The price of oil keeps dropping and why;
  • Wait, how many empty apartments in Manhattan?
  • It's...alive!  The J.C. Penny story;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • Target says they will do...better.

Thanks for listening! 

The Business News and More 9 September 2020

Several jarring things happened today and yet the markets moved upward. Why? That's just one of the stories we've got for you today:

  • What were investors thinking today;
  • Jobs...will we really ever fill what is out there;
  • Amazon says they have jobs paying $150,000 a year;
  • Marty McFly...your truck is getting ready;
  • Folks leaving the city may be good for DIY;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • Comfy clothing in larger sizes...hmmmmm.

Those stories plus an extended and exclusive interview with Sarah Trone-Garriott who is running for the Iowa State Senate in Senate District 22 (Clive, Windsor Heights, West Des Moines and Waukee). To be sure, at the start it seems this is a hyper-local story but what we talk about is happening all over Iowa and the nation.  To listen, click here.

Thanks for coming by. 

The Business News & More 4 September 2020

It's the Friday before a long Labor Day holiday weekend. Two words for this weekend..."Stay Safe"!  Here's what we've got for you today and a reminder, follow along, everyday on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour. 

  • A troubling new report out of New Jersey;
  • Might the wage gap be...narrowing;
  • COVID19 Mortgage Bailouts;
  • Low interest rates could be with us for a long time;
  • The jobs report;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Skill sets are being altered and celebrated;
  • More Americans going...hungry.

Those stories PLUS it's Friday and you need a break.  Join me and Jeff Pitts as we riff about a host of things. Jeff is from Cityview Magazine and we just have fun chatting it up about all sorts of things while TRYING to stay on task.  We...fail. You can listen here

Thanks for listening!

The Business News Headlines 3 September 2020

It's the Thursday Edition of the Business News Headlines. And, follow us along on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour.  Here's what we've got for you today:

  • What goes up, must come down;
  • Taco Bell - Pandemic Menu Adjustments;
  • Jeep had a virtual reveal today;
  • The job numbers are...shocking;
  • 30% of Americans think the economy is just...fine;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • A double dip recession?

Those stories plus a hyper-local conversation with Betty Devine who is running to become a county supervisor in Polk County, Iowa. We talk about her experience, various reforms, budgets and how she wants to better inform county residents about systems and accessibility. Meet Betty Devine here. 

Thanks for listening! 

The Business News Headlines 28 August 2020

Welcome to the Friday Edition of the Business News Headlines and a reminder that we're back on Sunday at Noon with Insight on Business the News Hour - Week in Review only on News/Talk 1540 KXEL.  Here is what we've got for you today:

  • Yet another job cut from a major corporation;
  • We get to peek at a new Jeep next week;
  • Tesla and a 5:1 stock split details;
  • Changes in the Dow come Monday;
  • MGM Casinos laying off thousands;
  • Lord & Taylor is...toast;
  • Amazon buying lots of vehicles both electric and conventional;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • Americans are saving...billions...and how they are doing it.

Usually on Friday we being you "Stuff to DO with Cityview" with Jeff Pitts. A light hearted look at events in the Greater Des Moines Metro. However, Jeff is a bit under the weather so we're skipping this week. It's the first time we've not done that in years.  We wish Jeff a speedy and full recovery.

You can follow us on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour

Thanks for coming by! 

The Business News Headlines 25 August 2020

Welcome back to our daily look at some of the business news headlines you may have missed.  Here's what we've got for you today:

  • Arizona in big trouble;
  • American Airlines to cut thousands of jobs;
  • Where there is fast money there is fraud;
  • Consumer confidence has...tanked again;
  • Millions jobless and job postings go...down;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • Working remotely and being...lonely.

Thanks for coming by and if you want to reach out on Twitter you can find us @IOB_NewsHour.

 

The Business News Headlines 24 August 2020

Welcome to a brand new business week.  A quick reminder we're on News/Talk 1540 KXEL each Sunday at Noon with The Business Week in Review. Here's what we've got for you today:

  • Wall Street celebrated a "potential" COVID19 treatment;
  • President Trump opened the RNC with a big claim;
  • Consumers and Choice and Buying;
  • Looks like "remote work" is here for awhile;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • "Pssst, wanna buy a gun? Meet me on Facebook!

Thanks for listening and come find us on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour.

 

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