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The Business News Headlines 19 August 2020

It's the 19th Day of August and we've got these business news headlines for you...thanks for coming by!

  • The Fed threw some cold water today;
  • Oil prices flat, but could have been worse;
  • New Trump Administration sanctions;
  • Nearly 40% of Americans are nearly out of cash;
  • Walmart & Target sales soar...but still worried;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Looking for a gig?  Amazon is hiring;
  • Burger King gets creative and we talk about it.

Thanks for coming by.

The Business News Headlines 17 August 2020

While we're back in full...much of Iowa continues to lag due to the major storm that raced through the state last Monday.  Calls for help in Eastern Iowa continue. Here's what we've got for you today:

  • Mortgage delinquency numbers are shocking;
  • Fast Food and Fast Casual seeking thousands of workers;
  • What was that about oil prices today;
  • Are small businesses beating the odds;
  • She says the pandemic is in the "rear view mirror";
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Working Moms and Dads at a "breaking point".

Those stories and a segment about the upcoming Hawkeye on Safety program that is open for everybody and...FREE to attend. To listen to Bill Gerhard and Tammi Goerdt click this link. 

The Business News Headlines 12 August 2020

Once again from our "mobile studio" due to being without power for day three it's the business news headlines. They say we may be back with some juice...tomorrow...or Saturday.  In the newscast tonight:

  • Millennial Moms take a hit;
  • Airbnb looks to go public;
  • Roku surprises Wall Street;
  • More bad news from retail;
  • Heard of Ghost Kitchens?
  • United Airlines ramping up rewards;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • TicTok - More troubles.

Thanks for listening! 

 

The Business News Headlines 5 August 2020

Welcome back to the business news headlines for Wednesday the 5th day of August. Here is what we've got for you today:

  • It was all smiles on Wall Street;
  • Mortgage rates dive once again but...;
  • The Dakota Access Pipeline is a zombie;
  • Exxon is having "issues" with reserves;
  • Young people and the economy...it ain't pretty;
  • Bad news for movie theaters;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Tesla has a new rival and investors dig it.

Thanks for listening! 

The Business News Headlines 3 August 2020

Welcome to the first business day of August!  Here's what we've got for you from the world of business:

  • Furloughed workers now seeing their jobs...disappear;
  • President Trump takes credit for the market bounce;
  • Clorox: Supply, Demand and a New CEO;
  • Retail bankruptcies continue to mount;
  • A storied brand sent to the trash bin today;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Stimulus Checks & Credit Cards...it's a story.

Plus today for the interview you'll hear from restaurateur Carl Wertzberger from a locally owned West Des Moines, Iowa eatery, Gilroy's Kitchen + Pub + Patio. It's a candid conversation about how to survive, and even thrive, in the face of COVID19. You'll hear a series of management practices that may work for any business.  To listen to that conversation just click here. 

The Restaurant Business During COVID19

Depending on what data you look at the restaurant business is in serious trouble. We've had reports that as many as 70% of restaurants currently in operation will close forever as a result of COVID19. Today we're going to talk about that with Carl Wertzberger the managing partner of Gilroy's Kitchen + Pup + Patio located in West Des Moines, Iowa. Inside you'll hear what Carl and his crew have developed that has allowed them to stay in business and even grow. From technology to menu design to staffing, training and attempting to stay a step ahead.  It's a great set of practical ideas for just about any business. Meet Carl: 

The Business News Headlines 29 July 2020

It's already mid-week and welcome to the business news headlines for Wednesday the 29th of July. Here's what we've got for you today:

  • Markets move higher on Powell remarks;
  • Boeing CEO "confident" no matter who wins in November;
  • Why Facebook bought Instagram;
  • Snap to snap up more women and minorities;
  • Jobs that can be done from...home;
  • Will J.C. Penny liquidate;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • Food insecurity is rising in America.

Those stories plus a conversation about COVID19 and making buildings, busses, classrooms and homes...safe. My guest is Joe Galasso from the company Protective Environmental Systems who says he can help answer the question, "Is it safe?". To hear that interview, click here. 

Thanks for listening! 

The Business News Headlines 28 July 2020

Welcome to the Tuesday Edition of the Business News Headlines plus an interview with a father and son about...yep, business. Here's what we've got for you today.

  • Ford and GM report earnings this week;
  • Paul Krugman says there is a mania on Wall Street;
  • Free Food for Coins!
  • Did the $600 a week keep people from working?
  • Restaurant sales...
  • Consumer confidence falls;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Fleeing the city is the new trend.

Also today you'll meet Carlos Alvarez and his son Christopher. Since he was a little boy Christopher has heard about the work his father does at Tero International but, until he signed up to work there as an intern didn't really appreciate the business world. It's a neat story. To listen just click here! 

 

The Business News Headlines 27 July 2020

Welcome back to a new business week! You're just a click away from the business news headlines that we've got for you including:

  • Big tech braces for a long, long recovery;
  • The 2020 U.S. fiscal cliff;
  • Heard about the Deliverator?
  • Tech, Earnings & Capital Hill;
  • Under Armor got a scare;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Gyms are headed...outside.

Those stories plus for the interview we've got the president of the Iowa State Education Association (ISEA), Mike Beranek as we talk about the issue on the minds of thousands of teachers, students, parents, grandparents and businesses about safely opening up for the 2020 school year. You can hear that conversation...here. 

 

Thanks for listening! 

Talking Bankruptcy with Attorney Jeffery Goetz

It's one of those subjects that, due to the economic reality of the times, is top of mind among many corporations, small businesses and individuals. We're talking bankruptcy with Jeffery Goetz from the Branshaw Law Firm. What are the options? What should businesses be thinking about? Who should they reach out to? We'll also talk about two camps of businesses who now may be in trouble, student loan debt and the differences in the various forms of bankruptcy. Meet Jeff Goetz and here is a link directly to his information

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