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The Business News Headlines 2 April 2020

Today we got the new unemployment numbers and they are staggering. Consider that in the past two weeks over 10 million Americans are out of work. It's the business news headlines for Thursday the 2nd of April. Here is what we've got for you:

  • The Small Business Bailout is tomorrow but are we ready;
  • Remember that deal about loan & mortgage relief;
  • The landlord letter that backfired;
  • Ford reports lousy March sales;
  • Amazon to take temps and hand out masks;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • The Fed says the "R-Word".

Thanks for listening!

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 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 1 April 2020

And...we started the second quarter of the year the same way as we ended the first quarter with the markets failing. It's Wednesday the 1st of April thanks for being here.  Today:

  • Day to day life is changing...fast;
  • Hobby Lobby opening stores;
  • A toilet paper report;
  • Another day another Amazon walkout;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Jobs are opening up but...

Those stories and our interview today is with Timm Mueller the Export Manager for Granit-Parts headquartered in Germany. If there is one sector of the economy that may be growing it is agriculture. We connected through LifeSize.com for this conversation. A neat platform we've just discovered, thanks to Timm.  You can hear that conversation here. 

Thanks for coming by! 

 

The Business News Headlines 31 March 2020

It's the final day of March and the end of the first quarter. Here are the top business news stories we've got for you today:

  • Hospitals firing doctors/nurses;
  • Amazon fires a person linked to the walkout;
  • The news business is struggling and that's a danger;
  • Walmart hiring 5,000 people a day;
  • Largest mall owner laying off staff;
  • The president and $2 trillion;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Farmers, Food and Fear.

Those stories plus a conversation with Steven Haas from DLS Worldwide about trucking industry changes going on all across the country. Tips and some great advice as we move products around the nation. To listen to that conversation, click here. 

Thanks for listening! 

The Business News Headlines 27 March 2020

Well, the rally lasted three days anyway.  It's the Friday Edition of the business news headlines for March 27. Just a click away you'll hear these stories:

  • Wall Street stalled today and why;
  • No Cheesecake for you;
  • Guns, let's talk...guns;
  • Ford pulls out all the stops;
  • GM gets in hot water with the president;
  • Grocery workers to go on strike Monday;
  • The Wall Street Report

Thanks for coming by and stay well, and safe!  BTW a programming note. Insight on Business the News Hour, Week in Review is moving to NOON CDT this Sunday on News/Talk 1540 KXEL. A full hour of the biggest business news stories of the week along with our interview segments. 

The Business News Headlines 20 March 2020

From the business side this is a week to put in the rear-view mirror. Today here's what we've got for you for the Friday Edition:

  • It started out well but ended poorly;
  • Food and Food Workers - A sobering consideration;
  • Kraft Heinz working overtime;
  • Target boosts pay and benefits;
  • Peloton cancels deliveries;
  • Jobless numbers could be dreadful;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • GameStop...Essential?

Those stories plus a conversation about connecting with people and how important that is today...perhaps...more than ever. My guest is Ginger Johnson who is a professional connector. We'll talk about the importance of connecting, how to better connect with others and why all of that matters.  To hear that conversation click here.

Thanks for listening.

The Business News Headlines 18 March 2020

What goes up, must go...down and that's what happened today on Wall Street. It's Wednesday the 18th of March and here is what we have on tap for you today:

  • Investors are not too keen on the $1.5 trillion stimulus package it would seem;
  • Unemployment claims are skyrocketing and a warning they could reach 20%;
  • The "Big Three" automakers have closed assembly plants;
  • Walmart and it's position to handle harried shoppers;
  • Is there enough food in the pipeline...
  • The Wall Street Report
  • Just what is an "essential business"?

Those stories and a visit with Mike McCarthy a State President for the Alliance for Retired Americans. Who are they? Where did they come from?  Who do they represent and what are their...issues?  All asked and answered. To hear that conversation just click here.

Thanks for listening! 

The Business News Headlines 6 March 2020

It's been a tough week for business around the globe as cities, states and nations battle the growing coronavirus threat. That was clear in the top business news stories today:

  • Free food samples at Costco...gone;
  • Boeing back in the news and it's not good news;
  • Tech companies and the spread of the virus;
  • GAP closed it's New York HQ;
  • A shake up at Chipotle;
  • Oil prices sliding;
  • THe Wall Street Report;
  • Pot stocks going up in smoke;
  • More schools close.

Those weighty stories plus the weekend is here and so is Jeff Pitts the managing editor of Cityview Magazine with a big list of "Stuff to DO" in the Greater Des Moines Metro this weekend into next week. Stand up, music events, sports, arts and entertainment....oh...and bacon too.  CLICK here to listen. 

Thanks for listening! 

The Business News Headlines 3 March 2020

If you thought that the Fed dropping interest rates might heal the markets...guess again. Here are the business news headlines from today:

  • The Fed didn't stop the bleeding on Wall Street;
  • A mall in Texas closed...think coronavirus;
  • Twitter says "Work from home";
  • Target sees "aggressive shopping";
  • The Wall Street Report
  • Remember the CEO who raised the minimum wage to $70,000 a year.  Did he go..broke?

Those stories plus: 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. Click here to listen. 

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. 

Our Sponsors

AARP-Iowa

National Tractor Parts Dealer Association

Oasis - A Paychex Company

Tero International

Business News Headlines 28 February 2020

The investment world shuddered again today but it could have been much worse on Wall Street. It's Friday and here are the business news stories we've got for you:

  • Google his with the coronavirus;
  • Amazon workers to limit travel even in the U.S.;
  • Smart phone sales to take a beating;
  • Sen. Elizabeth Warren has a banking question;
  • GM to add 1,200 workers;
  • Usually when equities struggle gold is the go to but;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Some say it looks cool but it's a tough job working in the air.

Those stories and, because it's Friday, we've got some Friday Fun with Jeff Pitts the managing editor of Cityview Magazine. Here we're talking about "Stuff to DO" in the Greater Des Moines Metro from the final weekend of DSM Ice Skating to an event at the Hotel Pattee in Perry to the Russians are coming to a book sale in Johnston to me buying a Howitzer for my front yard at the local gun show. Also we've got music, sports... you get the idea. Join us as we riff a bit while celebrating the weekend. Listen right here! 

Thanks, as always, for coming by!