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The Business News Headlines 24 November 2020

For years we've been beating that old drum about uncertainty and business. For lots of reasons lots of that uncertainty seems to be fading. It's the business news headlines for Tuesday the 24th of November. Here's what we've got for you:

  • A sense of hope hits Wall Street;
  • Toilet Paper is once again in short supply;
  • Purdue Pharma admits guilt. Cost: Over $8 billion;
  • UPS is getting into the "cold" big time;
  • "Gig" workers to get paid like an executive;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Could it be the end of yet another office legacy?

Those stories plus Joe Galasso is in to talk about what we should be doing when it comes to cleaning, sanitizing and disinfecting and it may not be what you thought. Putting some facts into perspective from his company Protective Environmental Systems. Listen here. 

 

Protecting Your Environment with Joe Galasso

He is a return visitor to the Business News Hour and is here to shed some light on three very important things: 1) Cleaning, 2) Sanitizing and 3) Disinfecting.  As COVID19 races across the county Joe Galasso has come into his own with his company Protective Environmental Systems. Here Joe explains, in simple terms, things like "Log Kill", "Dwell Time" and what really goes on when people "wipe down" a surface. Needless to say his goal is to keep people safe while buying time until the vaccine arrives. Here's Joe Galasso:

 

SBA the CARES Act & Small Business with Jayne Armstrong

A returning guest to the Business News Hour is Jayne Armstrong the Iowa District Director for the Small Business Administration. Here we talk about the CARES Act, some issues that SBA had, the changes in qualification guidelines, Small Business Saturday and the billions of dollars shared with Iowa businesses. In addition you can Shop Iowa small businesses by following this link.  Oh, and she does have to brag a bit about her Pittsburgh Steelers.  Here's Jayne Armstrong. 

Stuff to DO with Cityview Magazine

Each Friday we get HYPER-LOCAL and chat it up with Jeff Pitts the managing editor of Cityview Magazine about "Stuff to DO" in the greater Des Moines metro. We're talking about Bucs Hockey, an online move created by Central College, The Hall in West Des Moines, football, Theater Midwest, the East Village event each Wednesday and Sunday, Dirt Burger, the Des Moines Playhouse...you get the idea.  Enjoy...and expect NOTHING serious here. 

The Business News Headlines 17 November 2020

Welcome to the Tuesday Edition of the business news headlines and we start off with the sudden turn-around from several of the nation's governors:

  • The link between COVID and the Economy;
  • The markets faltered today and why;
  • More job cuts announced by a big bank;
  • FLIX Brewhouse closes...again;
  • Home Depot workers to see a wage spike;
  • A major candy manufacturer goes...healthy;
  • Tesla headed to the S&P 500;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Office perks losing their appeal.

Thanks for listening and you can follow us all day on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour

The Business News Headlines 13 November 2020

A quick look at some of the top business news stories for Friday the 13th Day of November. Here's what we've got for you:

  • Prices are going up in 2021...we have a list;
  • Wall Street back into Blue Chips;
  • GM announces a recall;
  • McDonald's and COVID inspections;
  • Oil & Gas prices dropped again;
  • It ain't over...over at Wells Fargo;
  • Some DoorDash IPO news;
  • The Wall Street numbers;
  • Amazon wants in your garage.

Those stories plus we get hyper-local with Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine and Stuff to DO in the Greater Des Moines Metro. From sports to The Nutcracker and some side stories too.  To listen, click right here!

Thanks for coming by!

The Business News Headlines 10 November 2020

It's the day before Veterans Day something that is important to remember. Welcome to the Business News Headlines and here's what we've got for you today:

  • Blue Chips Rule...Tech Stocks Drool;
  • The states that are in debt and where folks are in trouble;
  • Meanwhile some are saving all kinds of cash;
  • Walmart & GM are in a deal;
  • United Airlines is headed back to JFK;
  • Verizon is seeking a bunch of cash;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Taco Bell hiring off the street...no, really.

Thanks for listening! 

The Business News Headlines 6 November 2020

We made it to Friday...that one fact should be something to celebrate.  It's the Friday Edition of the Business News Headlines and here's what we've got for you:

  • Wall Street ended the day mixed;
  • The U.S. added more jobs but, yes, there is a but;
  • The price of oil fell again today and why;
  • Some chain restaurant news;
  • The states are seeing dollars in pot;
  • The Clorox/Lysol Scam;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Wait...what was that in California?

Those stories PLUS, because it is Friday, Jeff Pitts, the managing editor of Cityview Magazine is in to chat it up about "Stuff to Do" in the Greater Des Moines Metro. Some things cancelled but music, the laughs and honky tonk dancing cowboys made the list. To listen just click here.

Thanks for coming by! 

The Business News Headlines 29 October 2020

We were just talking about Halloween. This year it's on a weekend when the clocks are rolled back all of which would mean a great Halloween Party Weekend. But....   Hey, it's the business news headlines for Thursday the 29th of October and this is what we've got:

  • Let's start out talking about cars;
  • Boeing is attempting to find some cash;
  • Home sales struggle in September;
  • Vacancies in apartment continue;
  • Oil prices fall and layoffs announced;
  • A "cage-free" egg story;
  • The economy growth surprised;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • Some cold reality about the GDP numbers.

Thanks for listening!

 

The Business News Headlines 28 October 2020

We're getting to the end of October and for Wall Street it's been a spooky season. Here are the business news headlines for Wednesday the 28th of October:

  • Another sell-off on Wall Street and you know why;
  • Oil prices tumbled today and why;
  • The biggest financial fear for Americans is....
  • Food stockpiling and food manufacturing;
  • Technology and the U.S. Senate today;
  • Losing our appetite for chain restaurants;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Hey, Tic Tok is hiring!

Those storie plus we welcome back Austin, Texas singer/songwriter Roxi Copland to talk with us a bit about her business, COVID19, getting radio airplay, juggling business responsibilities and...Spotify. To hear that conversation and a snippet of her new song, click here.

Thanks for listening.

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