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The Business News Headlines 18 February 2021

We're continuing our work during National Entrepreneurship Week with our guest and entrepreneur Desmund Adams of Focus and Find.  But, before we get to that conversation that is loaded with solid information and advice here are the news stories we've got for you:

  • Walmart and stimulus dollars. He said..what?
  • They are not interested in doing $15 an hour;
  • New first time unemployment numbers spell trouble;
  • "We need chips!" But, hold the salsa;
  • Tesla cuts and raises vehicle prices and why;
  • Congress today heard about GameStop;
  • Texas is...a mess and the impact on you;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • What is "sheltering in job"?  We'll share.

Those stories plus my conversation with the founder of Focus and Find, Desmund Adams. Learn what drives this entrepreneur, what his firm means to business leaders who are willing to invest in higher productivity and profits simply by creating a more diverse workforce. You'll learn about decisions, passion and even some solid advice for other entrepreneurs.  To listen this link. 

The Business News Headlines 11 February 2021

Thanks for coming by again on a day that the Wall Street markets rose and fell in a very volatile session. Here's what we've got for you today for the business news headlines:

  • A family of 4 and $12,800. Details;
  • The Biden Stimulus Plan and the economy;
  • Words you should not say to employees;
  • Mortgage rates rise and more housing news;
  • Goodyear posts a loss of $1.3 billion but stock is up;
  • Disney says goodbye to Mandalorian star Gina Carano;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • New filings for unemployment are down...but;
  • Apartment deals and price hikes. Think remote workers.

Thanks for listening!


The Business News Headlines 10 February 2021

Welcome to the Wednesday Edition of the business news headlines and stay with us for the interview as we talk cleaning and Covid with Joe Galasso from Protective Environmental Systems.  Here are the news stories for you:

  • Biden & Romney agree on this;
  • A deeper look at the Biden Plan for kids;
  • Landlords and's a mess;
  • A mortgage forbearance story;
  • Stocks waivered on the words of the Fed Chair;
  • GM beats estimates but has chip troubles;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Is the 9 - 5 workday...gone?

For the interview we welcome back Joe Galasso the founder of Protective Environmental Systems a company that manufacturers American made hardware and chemicals to deal with viruses. In this segment we talk about cleaning protocols the South African variant and more.  To hear Joe just click this link.

Thanks for listening!  

The Business News Headlines 5 February 2021

It is the Friday Edition of the business news headlines and the day when Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine comes in to do our hyper-local look at "Stuff to DO" in the Greater Des Moines Metro. But, first the news:

  • Unemployment Rate...did we party too soon?
  • Millennials and saving money: Three headwinds;
  • Solar is HOT but will it continue;
  • Tesla and another recall;
  • Amazon, Unions & Alabama;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Well, Tiffany and Co. back to the office.

Those stories and Jeff Pitts is with us to chat it up about a host of things to do in the Des Moines Metro. From the opening on the Iowa Stars hockey season to some historical classes at Living History Farms to Botanical Blues and basketball. It's quite a list and to hear that...just click here! 

The Business News Headlines & More 4 February 2021

We're nearly to Friday, how is that possible? Today in the business news headlines we've got a look at some job numbers and what happened on Wall Street that moved the markets.  Plus a conversation with a very interesting entrepreneur from Los Angeles. Let's go:

  • New records were set on Wall Street and why;
  • The fired CEO of Parler is talking;
  • Ford is back in the news today;
  • First time unemployment numbers were lower;
  • But, the number of job cuts is worrisome;
  • Canada Goose, the coats - not the bird, has a story;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Ever heard of "Boomerang Employees"? You will.

Those stories and for the interview you'll meet voiceover artist Laura Keenan. "Tough as nails with a sleek sense of style".  She has an amazing story about how much work she's put into her craft over the past several years and is just now launching. The dedication, study and guidance is really something. To listen, just click here.

Thanks for coming by! 

The Business News Headlines 3 February 2021

Midweek and while the markets closed mixed there are signs pointing to a more robust economic recovery.  By the way, you can follow us all day on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour. Here's what we've got for you today:

  • One word can describe Wall Street today..."meh";
  • The gap is getting wider. What does that...mean?
  • Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen wants a meeting;
  • Oil prices were up again today and why;
  • Another day another GameStop story;
  • Cattle, Feed and a Feud;
  • Pandemic home remodeling is rockin';
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Some new vaccine news.

Those stories PLUS I'll visit with Katie Olthoff about a startup that launched during the pandemic.  It's part of our series about entrepreneurs who took the dive during COVID19 and are making things happen. Katie and her partner launched Chop Local. Think farmers/ranchers, small processing facilities and consumers. And, yes, it is scalable. To listen, just click here! 

Thanks for listening! 


Americans Keeping Vehicles…Longer with Karl Brauer

It's a return visit from and this time I'm visiting with Karl Brauer who is the Executive Analyst for the company. He recently concluded a study about how long consumers are keeping their cars and, more importantly, which vehicles are still on the road ten and fifteen years after they were purchased. What is it? The economy? The vehicle quality? All asked and answered. Have a listen as we talk about you and your car.

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 some 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 26 January 2021

Give us a little more than 8 minutes and you're up to speed on some of the biggest business news headlines of the day. And, follow us all day on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour. Here's what we've got for you today:

  • What does the IMF say about the U.S. economy?
  • International business and Starbucks;
  • It wasn't that long ago that GE was on the ropes;
  • Folks really LOVE those Louis Vuitton bags;
  • GameStop just won't stop;
  • Janet Yellen made some news today;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Breaking - More vaccine in the pipeline.

Thanks for listening! 

The Business News Headlines 22 January 2021

It's the end of an amazing week. Welcome to the Friday Edition of the Business News Headlines plus the hyper-local "Stuff to DO" in the Greater Des Moines Metro with Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine.  Here's what we've got for you today:

  • Wall Street takes a pause and why;
  • Home sales were brisk during the holidays;
  • Looking for a job? Tesla is hiring and...
  • Unemployed and turning down a job;
  • Welcome to Texas now, start drilling;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • If grocery delivery is so hot why cut 1,900 jobs?

Those stories PLUS Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine is in...lots of fun stuff just a click away. Check it here! 

Thanks for listening! 

The Business News Headlines 21 January 2021

There has been a flurry of activity coming from the Biden White House and some of it centers on the world of business. That story leads off today and a reminder, you can follow us on Twitter, all day, @IOB_NewsHour.  Let's go:

  • A slew of executive orders & some impact business;
  • A judge says the NRA lawsuit can go forward;
  • United Airlines stock pulled back today and why;
  • Social Media site Parler heard from a judge;
  • Electric Vehicles are a winner for automakers;
  • Ford Motor stock has done what since...Tuesday?
  • The Wall Street Report
  • New jobless numbers lower but...
  • New housing construction on a roll;
  • But, commercial office space, ouch.

Thanks for listening! 

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