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The Business News Headlines 23 March 2021

Welcome back and we've got quite the mixed bag of news for you today plus an interesting conversation about high mileage vehicles that may not be that high at all. But first the news:

  • Rather than $15/hr how about profit sharing;
  • The "dust up" over Greenland;
  • What? A new social media platform?
  • The IRS and...Tax Evasion;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • This U.S. city is the first to pay reparations.

For the interview Karl Brauer is back from and this time we're talking about those high-mileage vehicles that consumers disregard but, in reality, they may only be starting their life cycle. We'll look at the top 16 vehicles in the U.S. that are still running strong after 200,000 plus miles. It's really good stuff! To listen, click here! 

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Business News Headlines 8 February 2021

It's another Monday and welcome to the business news headlines. So much information...give us less than ten minutes and you're up to speed on some of the biggest business news stories of the day.  Here's what we've got for you:

  • They are dropping out of the labor force in massive numbers;
  • Stock rose today for the 6th day in a row;
  • We've got some prison news;
  • The "culture" of Google could "change";
  • No profits but he stock is up 3,000%;
  • Workers and the Amazon Union Vote;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Restrictions lifted while a new variant makes landfall.

Those stories plus for the interview we've got Charlie Wishman the president of the Iowa AFL/CIO in to talk about some shocking issues that we recently stumbled on. You'll hear about new legislation that has bubbled up in Washington D.C., the horrid story of what race had to do with how "Right to Work" came to be and thoughts about the Amazon vote in Alabama. To listen, just click this link.

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Workers, Unions and the AFL/CIO with Charlie Wishman

This conversation with Charlie Wishman was brought about after we received a press release from the Iowa AFL/CIO about legislation bubbling back up in Washington D.C. called The PRO Act. Not only did we miss this on our radar but something else in the release caught our attention. This line: The PRO Act would, "...repeal Jim Crow era laws like "right to work," which leads to lower wages, fewer benefits and more dangerous workplaces." Key to that sentence is the reference to "Jim Crow". What we learned led to the call that resulted in this conversation with the Iowa AFL/CIO president which ranges from those issues to the Amazon union vote in Alabama.  

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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 27 January 2021

Already mid-week.  Welcome to the Wednesday Edition of the business news headlines and, yes, we've got about ten minutes worth to get you up to speed. Remember you can follow us all day on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour.  Here's what made the headlines today:

  • One word put the markets in a tailspin;
  • Boeing reported earnings today...ouch;
  • Forced labor in China is a story;
  • ThreadUp to go public;
  • CVS & Walgreens in hot water;
  • The rise of the independent investor;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Retirement woes is a real deal.

Those stories plus, for the interview, it's Jaylin Cavil from the Black Liberation Movement. While politics takes center stage here there are a host of business related issues that are connected such as wages, health care, productivity and financial security. Jaylin also explains the name change and we break down the organizations six legislative, not requests...but...demands.  To listen, click here.

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The Black Liberation Movement with Jaylin Cavil

As you know, those of you who have listed to our broadcast over the years, understand that our focus is on business and we rarely tread into the world of politics. And while this conversation has political underpinnings what Jaylin Cavil has to say about a host of issues has a direct impact on economic growth, jobs, financial security and productivity. Jaylin is with the Black Liberation Movement. You would also know them as Black Lives Matter. Here, in this long-form interview we spend time talking about the six "Legislative Demands" the group has taken to the Iowa Legislature as well as why alter the BLM name. Here is Jaylin Cavil.

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.

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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.

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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 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.

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