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The Business News Headlines 9 July 2020

Can you believe it's already Thursday?  Here is what we've got for you today in the business news headlines:

  • Big means better when it comes to restaurants;
  • Starbucks says no face masks, no service;
  • Boeing and the Feds;
  • Jumbo loans at Wells Fargo;
  • Meanwhile Wells may cut thousands of jobs;
  • Reopening of schools the decisions are tough;
  • The Biden Economic Plan rolled out today;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • The Supreme Court decision today;
  • How much should you tip during the pandemic.

Thanks for listening! 

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 15 June 2020

Welcome to a brand new business week. Just yesterday we said be prepared for a volatile week on Wall Street and they did not disappoint.  Here's what we've got for you today:

  • A stunning new announcement from the Fed;
  • U.S.homeowners may be getting additional help;
  • Millions of lost jobs may become permanent losses;
  • The "Back to Work" bonus is being worked on;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • The Supreme Court and LGBTQ employees.

Those stories plus some tips on your virtual presence. With us for the interview is Liz Cooney from Tero International here to remind us that even in a virtual world you need to pay attention to you and your personal brand. That plus effective virtual meetings and how Tero International has re-invented itself to showcase their professional coaching  programs. To listen to Liz, click here. 

The Business News Headlines 8 June 2020

Today, on Wall Street, the S&P 500 shed all of its losses for this year. That story and more coming up on this edition of the business news headlines:

  • This chain wants 25,000 workers like...now;
  • Some folks still waiting on stimulus checks and we'll share who;
  • The "missing link" to opening up the economy;
  • Very familiar things that man not survive, we've got a list;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Could be time to "pop the question". Think diamonds.

Thanks for listening.  Remember you can follow us all day, every day, on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour thanks again for coming by!

 

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 29 May 2020

Hard to believe that we're a day away from being in June!  Here's the business news headlines that we've got ready for you today.  Thanks for listening!

  • Six major brands filed for bankruptcy in May. We have a list;
  • Remember the Trump COVID19 postcard? Now we know the cost;
  • Jail for some small business owners;
  • Farmworkers and COVID10 it's another big story;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Big changes for your downtown office coming.

Thanks for coming by.  Have a great weekend and remember we're back on Sunday a Noon Central Time with the Business Week in Review on News/Talk 1540 KXEL. Between now and then, follow us on Twitter for news, interviews and business information, daily. We're @IoB_NewsHour.

Thanks again! 

The Business News Headlines 26 May 2020

Hope that you had a memorable Memorial Day and we're grateful to be back from a day off. In the business news today:

  • Wall Street while Americans worry;
  • More vaccine talk and a new player;
  • Grocery prices to go...up and why;
  • Another restaurant chain downsizing;
  • Heard of "COVID-Campers;
  • The "Back to Work" incentive;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • Small Businesses and the "COVID-Fee".

Those stories plus a conversation with Tero Trainer Kyle Hopkins. Kyle and I talk about the strain social distancing has on our culture and how it's different than many parts of the world. We also talk about connectivity, changes in business models due to the pandemic and more. Kyle Hopkins from Tero InternationalTo listen, just click here.  

Thanks for coming by! 

 

The Business News Headlines 18 May 2020

Once again "Hope springs eternal" as investors cheered news about a possible vaccine and oil for July delivery shot up.  Here's what we've got for you today:

  • What's going on with the bulls on Wall Street;
  • Restaurants say "social distancing" will do their businesses in;
  • What are "Negative Interest Rates;
  • What about your home mortgage;
  • Mark Cuban is all in for "Trickle Up Economics";
  • Can virtual meetings promote gender equality?

Also today Laura Kinnard from Drake University, DMACC and The Runway Innovation Studio is in to talk about virtual events and some thoughts about the future of the...office.  You can hear that...here.

Thanks for listening! 

The Iowa Small Business Relief Fund

Everyday we report on the regional and national business news and we're keenly aware that the financial programs being handled by the federal government have, for the most part, flowed to large companies. But, what about the small company? The company that has one to just a few employees? The small businesses that may not enjoy a hefty banking relationship? There are...thousands. Now a consortium has created the Iowa Small Business relief Fund for the express purpose of supporting these micro-businesses who have not been recipients of federal or state relief collars. Meet Kameron Middlebrooks and Deidre DeJear as we talk about how this program is more than money, how small business owners can apply and how others might donate. Go....

 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 12 May 2020

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) is an important measure of the nation's economy. Those numbers came out today and it gives one...pause.  Here are the business news headlines from today:

  • You're not spending and nobody can blame you;
  • The restaurant business may change...forever;
  • Walmart to give employees more money;
  • Renters, Landlords and Wall Street;
  • Movies and Films - How theaters might lure you back;
  • The Wall Street report
  • Elon Musk says, "Arrest me!"

Those stories and a Partly Personal Piece. I had to test out some new equipment for an upcoming interview and who better to use as our "test dummies" than family.  A brief conversation about how a Mother and Daughter are dealing with, what has been called, the "new normal".  You can hear that right here.

Thanks for listening. 

Paying Too Much in Processing Fees? Meet Payteva and Steve Casteel

As a consumer you, and I, don't give it much thought when we swipe a credit or debit card. But, the merchant who is getting paid by us also pays processing fees that vary according to what type of transaction it is, if they key in zip codes and more really quirky aspects of processing payments. Meet Steve Casteel the founder of Payteva an independent credit and debit card processing company that helps businesses cut costs while educating them on best practices.  We learned something...perhaps you will to.

 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