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The Business News Headlines 26 June 2020

What a difference a day makes.  The rising cases of COVID19 put the markets in a tail spin. That story and more are what we've got for you this Friday afternoon:

  • Wall Street gets real with worry;
  • States that were "opening up" may not be;
  • Remington Arms and the irony of a sale;
  • Masks, Starbucks and "Karen";
  • Facebook loses a big advertiser;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • Working Remote? Some cities will pay you to move there.

Those stories PLUS you'll get to welcome Jeff Pitts from Cityview back to our microphones. He's got a new list of Stuff to DO in the Des Moines Metro.  To check that out...just click here

Thanks for listening! 

The Business News Headlines 19 June 2020

We made it to Friday and to Juneteenth at that.  It's the business news headlines for the 19th of June and thanks for coming by. Today:

  • We bailed out banks...what about restaurants;
  • The Ford Bronco and O.J. Simpson;
  • College changes are coming, we've got a list;
  • Volatile day on Wall Street;
  • Juneteenth seeing more attention than ever and why. 

Thanks, again for coming by...look for us to be back on Sunday, Noon Central, for the Business Week in Review on News/Talk 1540 KXEL and yes...it streams so you can pick it up...everywhere.  Also, follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour for the latest and our other programming notices.

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 Business News Headlines 16 June 2020

You've been busy buying stuff...and we know what and where. It's the business news headlines for Tuesday and here's what we've got on tap for you today:

  • Retail Sales Numbers - A Deep Dive;
  • Restaurants are "running on fumes";
  • Working parents are struggling and what that could lead to;
  • Ever heard of Barbicide? You will today;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • A bunch of companies are giving June 19th as a day off...and why.

Those stories plus the story of moss walls...no, really. Our guest for the interview is Kasey Riley one half of the talented duo behind the Kansas City company known as The Fat Plant Society. You'll learn about the benefits of moss walls and why they are becoming popular among businesses seeking to hire millennials. To hear that just click here. 

Thanks for listening! 

The Business News Headlines 12 June 2020

So much to keep track of...right?  Today the markets remained volatile, Starbucks reversed course and some stuff got cheaper last month.  It's the business news headlines, let's get to it:

  • Juneteenth is hot with businesses;
  • Starbucks reversed its decision on BLM;
  • Housing and interest rates;
  • Seafood and COVID19;
  • Some things have gotten cheaper...a list;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • And when 1.5 Americans being jobless is good news.

Thanks for listening!  And a reminder we're on News/Talk 1540 KXEL on Sunday at Noon with the Business Week in Review. Want to follow us on Twitter? You can find us @IoB_NewsHour.

Have a great weekend! 

 

The Business News Headlines & More 11 June 2020

Remember what some were calling "Happy Talk" as state after state rushed to open up "business as usual"? That was just last week. Today investors and America had second thoughts.  Here's what we have for you today:

  • The U.S. says a second "shut down" would do even more damage;
  • Ever hear of the Great Frost of 1709? You will today;
  • Walmart and "multi-cultural" products. Say...what?
  • The health of Black Owned businesses;
  • A second round of stimulus dollars;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • More and more businesses are becoming vocal about society issues.

Those stories plus you'll meet professional voice actor Abi Horton. We found Abi quite by accident and glad we did. We think you'll enjoy her story and how she is able to work both sides of the Atlantic. Abi Horton is right here. 

Thanks for listening! 

The Business News Headlines 3 June 2020

It was another active business news day with he Dow above 26,000 for the first time since since early March.  Here is what we've got for you today:

  • Ben & Jerry's comes on strong regarding "systemic racism";
  • If the economy is so good why did American Express...;
  • Walmart has pulled guns and ammo off of shelves;
  • The Atlantic and "Why Do People Loot";
  • Another retailer warns of stores closing;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Snap and President Trump.

Those stories are just a click away...thanks for coming by and remember you can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.

Stay safe...

 

The Business News Headlines 2 June 2020

If you're not tuned into social media you may wonder what the "Blackout Tuesday" is all about.  That story first today and here is what else we have teed up for you:

  • Who and What is Blackout Tuesday;
  • What Wells Fargo did to auto dealers;
  • Some numbers about the GDP for the 2nd Quarter;
  • Congress, President Trump, Civil Unrest...could complicate the economy;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • The economics of Black Americans you've got to hear this.

Thanks for coming by and you can follow us on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour.

 

U.S. Senate Candidate Eddie Mauro Part Two

In this, the second part of our two-part conversation with Eddie Mauro we focus a bit on policy issues from health insurance to housing, the disparity of income, climate change and more. Listen in as we share more about his vision for, not only Iowa, but the nation. Here is part two.

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 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 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!

 

The Business News Headlines 7 January 2020

Welcome to the first full week of 2020 glad that you've come by. In the business news headlines for today:

  • A shocking number of Americans are living paycheck to paycheck;
  • Just who is paying for the Trump Tariff wars;
  • No plant based burgers for McDonalds;
  • Movie theaters still hurting even with great movies;
  • U-Haul says folks are moving...where?
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • What is the "secret" to a successful business...asked and answered.

In our continuing look at the most popular interviews of 2019 we bring back Abena Imhotep and "Doing Black Friday Every Friday". You can listen to that right here.

Thanks for coming by!