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The Business News Headlines 22 October 2020

Thanks so much for coming by. It's been a busy news day and here's what we've got lined up for you today:

  • Yachts, a Van Gogh and a Movie;
  • More disruption in the grocery industry;
  • Microsoft has extended their Work from Home Policy;
  • Airbus is ramping up;
  • The retailers that are opening new stores;
  • Home sales are way up;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Flight Attendants without a Plan B.

Also today a conversation about what No Justice - No Peace means...to businesses. We've all seen news video about marches and civil unrest but is that what No Justice - No Peace is all about?  Today an in depth conversation about the movement in Iowa with organizer Al Womble To hear that conversation, click here. 

The Business of No Justice - No Peace

Following an email we received the other day from one of the Iowa organizers of No Justice - No Peace we kicked around the idea to invite them to the Business News Hour to help us...and business better understand what exactly those four words mean. With us is Al Womble who along with several others has been crisscrossing Iowa and setting up voter information booths where they are usually welcomed but often harassed.  Here is that conversation: 

The Business News Headlines 21 October 2020

Midweek and we've got the business news headlines for you on this the 21st of October. Here is what we've got teed up:

  • According to the Fed the U.S. recovery is...
  • Two Words:  Stimulus & Nope;
  • 30-year jumbo mortgage rates;
  • Hospitals and increasing numbers of patients;
  • Chicago feeling the economic pinch of COVID19;
  • Too much oil and gas it would seem;
  • Tesla & Chipotle in the news;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • A streaming service calls it quits.

Those stories plus our continuing look at entrepreneurs who, even in the face of the pandemic, are launching their businesses. You'll meet Shirley Macleod who, along with her husband, Earl, recently launched the first of four Tint World franchises.  To listen, just click here.

Thanks for coming by! 

The Business News Headlines 15 October 2020

Welcome back and glad you clicked through for the business news headlines on this the 15th day of October.  Here's what we've got for you today:

  • The Zoom Paywall;
  • The new unemployment numbers..ouch;
  • A company that is demanding workers come back;
  • Today is "Tax Day" for millions;
  • Some interesting Amazon Prime Day numbers;
  • Two fitness companies back in court;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • College freshmen...skipping out.

As always, thanks for coming by and follow us on Twitter for business news throughout the day @IOB_NewsHour.

 

The Business News Headlines 13 October 2020

Thanks for coming back for the business news headlines for Tuesday the 13th of October, which happens to be my brother's birthday.  Here's what we have on tap for you today:

  • Another company goes, "Work From Home";
  • A CEO talks about the upside of working from home;
  • Flights are not the only thing airlines are cancelling;
  • Another multi-billion dollar IPO in the works;
  • AMC talks about money...money it doesn't have;
  • Black McDonald's workers file suit in Illinois;
  • The president wants help from the Supreme Court;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Proof that 2020 sucks?  We've got another story.

Thanks for coming by and remember we can connect on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour.

The Business News Headlines 12 October 2020

Thanks for clicking through again to start off our business week Here are the news headlines we've got ready for you today:

  • Tech ruled the day;
  • Amazon Prime Day & some tips;
  • Oil prices slumped and why;
  • Sure, we've got toilet paper but other things now in short supply;
  • Theaters lose out on yet another feature film;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • A new retail store...that sells only pandemic stuff.

Those stories PLUS a conversation with Steve Wilke-Shapiro who, in the midst of COVID19, decided it was a good time for him to launch his new business. It's a great story about his relationship with people, buildings and architecture. Sequel Architecture is in our Small Business Spotlight.  Click here to listen.  

 

The Business News Headlines 9 October 2020

Hi and thanks for clicking through to the Friday Edition of the Business News Headlines. Here's what we've got teed up for you today:

  • Can the U.S. Economy weather a second wave;
  • Jamie Dimon the economy and office work;
  • Shaq is getting into the investment business;
  • Another sad theater story and what about Broadway;
  • Apple, 5G and a disappointment;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • Hey how about that office dress code...even if working from home.

Those stories plus a little Friday Fun with Jeff  Pitts from Cityview Magazine. We've got "Stuff to DO" in the Greater Des Moines Metro this weekend into next week. Click here to listen and have some fun, you deserve it.

Thanks for listening! 

The Business News Headlines 8 October 2020

Thanks for clicking in for the business news headlines for this the 8th day of October. Here's what we've got for you today:

  • The price of oil spiked today...thank the hurricane;
  • Is Wall Street warming up to a Biden win;
  • The jobless numbers are in and they are troubling;
  • Startups, Venture Capital and...Race;
  • Consumer Debt and a surprise;
  • Some housing data to chew on;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • COVID19 be damned, we're going out to eat!

Those stories plus a conversation about The 21 Day Equity Challenge with Elisabeth Buck the president of the United Way of Central Iowa. But, make no mistake, this isn't only for Iowans but for anybody who wants to gain knowledge about diversity, equity, inclusion and how to discuss those issues with clarity.  To listen, click here.

The 21 Day Equity Challenge with Elisabeth Buck

What is...equity and how do we measure it? What stands in the way for some to realize a building of wealth? For the most part these are questions many of us don't think about and that is entirely the problem. Meet Elisabeth Buck the president of the United Way of Central Iowa as we talk about diversity, equity and inclusiveness and something called The 21 Day Equity Challenge. To be clear, this is a free program that can be used by anyone...anywhere. The topics that are covered will allow you to not only learn but also feel comfortable in talking about these issues and take positive steps to create a better life for us all.  Here is our conversation:

The Business News Headlines 7 October 2020

Mixed signals or not, Wall Street had a great day today as it appears that some sort of federal stimulus program isn't dead after all. Welcome to the business news headlines for Wednesday the 7th of October. Here's what we've got for you:

  • Are investors too optimistic;
  • Another restaurant chain in bankruptcy;
  • 5 skills that need to go on your resume;
  • Door Dash has launched a new product;
  • Amazon products and safety...it's a story;
  • A 117 year old company confronts a very different future;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • More warnings from the Fed.

Thanks for listening and follow us day and night on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour.

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