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The Business News Headlines 11 November 2020

Thank you to veterans both past and present for your service to our nation.  It's the business news headlines for Wednesday the 11th of November and here is what we've got for you:

  • Wall Street ends the day mixed;
  • Lyft is getting into a new service and why;
  • Could the recession get worse...some say yes;
  • Americans are taking 401(k) cash;
  • Target is doing something very different and why;
  • UPS has relaxed a bunch of rules;
  • Retailers starting to worry about shortages;
  • Mom's are suing employers;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Some disturbing housing news.

Thanks for listening! 

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 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 30 July 2020

Getting closer to the weekend...welcome to the Thursday edition of the business news headlines!  Here's what we've got for you today:

  • We achieved a record today...but it wasn't good;
  • Walmart to cut jobs;
  • Starting today you can buy "plant burgers" there;
  • United to cut more pilots;
  • Coca Cola to launch a new product;
  • McDonald's announces two major programs;
  • California Pizza files for bankruptcy;
  • Nordstrom cutting staff and pay;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Is the "middle-ground" of restaurants going...away?

Thanks for listening!  

The Business News Headlines 17 June 2020

Nothing lasts forever and so it was that we saw the markets tilt south today and we'll share that story and more on this the business news headlines for the 17th of June.  Coming up and just a click away:

  • Mortgage rates drop and the housing market booms;
  • Yet another COVID19 casualty and you'll never guess what;
  • We've grown up with "Aunt Jemima" but she is now...gone;
  • What shopping has been going on we've been tracking;
  • Target boosted its minimum wage and offers a bonus;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • When the rich stop buying it hurts low income folk the most.

Thanks so much for being with us.  Follow us on Twitter all day @IoB_NewsHour for regular updates and news.

 

Living and Working in a Virtual World - Tips and Thoughts from Tero International

For those of us who have been in virtual meeting after virtual meeting we've, no doubt, seen it all. Here we chat with Liz Cooney of Tero International about your "virtual presence". The how and why of polishing your online presence so that you are making a positive impact. Liz also talks about creating an effective virtual meeting, production elements as well as how Tero has evolved to bring their clients new ways to learn and maintain their skills going forward. Here, again, is Liz Cooney

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 Importance of Connecting with Kyle Hopkins

He is a returning guest meet Kyle Hopkins who has traveled the world and has a deep understanding of various cultures and how they connect with others. Here we talk about that and the importance of getting connected and staying connected. We also talk about tools to stay connected and how important it is to take the time to work on your business. We also touched on how companies have altered their business model in the time of COVID19. Kyle Hopkins from Tero International for the interview. 

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

COVID19 Took Her Job - But Now Kim Greth Has Found New Skills

One day your focus is supporting trainers and students who come to Tero International for skills training. The next day there are no scheduled events and there are no students. Kim Greth could have been a workplace statistic but the leadership of Tero saw an opportunity. Here is one of the good stories.

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 26 Mach 2020

In normal times an unemployment report like we received this morning would have shut the markets down. But these are not normal times.  Click ahead for the business news headlines for Thursday the 26th of March:

  • No, these are not normal times;
  • Truck drivers get a reprieve;
  • Vacuums to Ventilators;
  • Panic buying is hurting employees;
  • UAW wary of opening up auto plants;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Nurses on the front lines.

Those stories plus a wide ranging conversation with Janice Person who recently started her company JP Loves Cotton. We'll talk about consumers, branding, transparency, trust, agriculture and consumers. It was great to reconnect with my friend from St. Louis about her new adventure. Listen to that conversation here. 

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