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The Business News Headlines 2 December 2020

Welcome back to what is the late edition of the business news headlines...don't ask. We lead off with a story about..."PackageMageddon" here's what we've got:

  • UPS says enough is enough;
  • China gets slapped by the U.S. Congress;
  • Good news for Australia;
  • Could diversity really come to U.S. corporations;
  • Salesforce had a rough day;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Some sobering news about the Midwest.

Those stories plus our continuing series about entrepreneurs who have launched during the pandemic or have seen major growth over the past nine months. My guest is Kevin Vandekrol and we call him a "Pedal Pusher" but we're not talking about bikes. Click here to listen.

Thanks, again, for coming by. 

 

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 16 October 2020

Well, THAT was a week...right?  Welcome to the Friday Edition of the Business News Headlines glad that you've clicked through.  Here's what we've got on tap for you today:

  • Retail Sales Numbers Surprise;
  • Deficit Numbers do...too;
  • Detroit and the "EV Buzz";
  • A study tells us what you're doing with your $;
  • A new group hopes to enlighten;
  • A deeper dive into the retail numbers;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Coke pull the plug on an old brand.

Those stories PLUS Jeff Pitts the managing editor from Cityview is with me to chat it up about Stuff to DO in the Greater Des Moines Metro this weekend into next week. To hear that...just click here.

Thanks for listening! 

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 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 1 October 2020

Welcome to a brand new month...with still lingering business issues from September. Here's what we've got for you today:

  • The jobless numbers are, well, steady;
  • More job cuts and what the numbers mean;
  • Restaurant deals are back and why;
  • Pfizer CEO says the debate was "disappointing";
  • What? Bed, Bath & Beyond had a big month...and day;
  • Boeing is moving a facility a blow to unions;
  • Silicon Valley and new parent perks;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • Traders thinking a Democrat sweep might be a good thing.

Those stories and a conversation with Charles Clayton. His personal story is amazing and so too is his legacy of service to others. Charles lives in Fort Dodge, Iowa and is running for the Iowa House.  Click through to learn his amazing story.

Thanks for listening! 

The Business News & More 14 September 2020

It's a brand new business week and thanks for coming by for the business news headlines. Here's what we have for you today:

  • There are a record 12 deals in the IPO Pipeline;
  • Europe braces for a tough winter;
  • Who you are impacts your economics;
  • Did we learn from the Great Recession;
  • They say the future of business is...not good and why;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • The Grocery BOOM is...gone.

Those stories PLUS you'll meet Farmer/Attorney Warren Varley who is from Stuart, Iowa and is running for the Iowa State Senate in a sprawling district that includes Adar, Cass, Dallas, Guthrie and part of Polk County.  We'll talk about rural economic development, the factors that Iowa should be paying attention to. We'll chat about taxes, tax credits, education and more.  Meet Warren Varley right here

Thanks for listening! 

The Business News Headlines 1 September 2020

Welcome to a new month...and where did August go?  We've been busy digging up some of the business news stories you may have missed and this is what we've got for you today:

  • Great data from manufacturing but, there is a but;
  • Apartment renting...a thing of the past;
  • Commercial office and retail space in trouble;
  • Uber and selfies...no really;
  • The payroll tax holiday started today one word: Confusing;
  • The job posting from Amazon they took down;
  • The grocery store that doesn't allow shoppers;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Ben & Jerry's, Ice Creme and White Supremacy.

Thanks for listening! 

 

The Business News Headlines 18 August 2020

It's the business news headlines for Tuesday the 18th day of August and 76 days until the November election.  Here's what we've got for you today:

  • Catch a movie and the ticket is just 15 cents;
  • 100 years ago today women won the right to vote;
  • COVID19 and College;
  • You and your passion for buying online..it's growing;
  • Social Security and Joe Biden;
  • CEO pay up a whopping 1,167%;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Halloween 2020...yikes!

Thanks for listening!

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