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Business News & More 17 September 2020

It was a bleak report from Jerome Powell of the Fed and that, plus some data, started to roll the ball downhill. It's the business news headlines for Thursday the 17th of September, thanks for being with us and here's what's on tap:

  • What the Fed said;
  • Conflicting COVID19 messages;
  • Hotels are in big trouble and asking for help;
  • The comeback of GE?
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Low income students at...risk.

Those stories plus a conversation about trucking, the transportation industry and what consumers, suppliers and manufacturers need to know. Here to speak to them, and offer some solutions, are two transportation professionals, Brian Anderson of Anderson Cargo and Steven Haas of DLS Worldwide.  If you are a manufacturer, shipper or carrier you might want to listen. To do that, CLICK HERE

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Trucking, Transportation and COVID19

Prior to the pandemic the trucking industry was already thousands of drivers short then came COVID19. Today overnight deliveries are harder to realize as supply chains break down and more carriers are facing financial hardship. Add to that the safety regulations that have added costs and cut down on trucking time and you've got some significant issues that business needs to realize. Here to speak to them, and offer some solutions, are two transportation professionals, Brian Anderson of Anderson Cargo and Steven Haas of DLS Worldwide.  If you are a manufacturer, shipper or carrier you might want to listen. 

The Business News Headlines 16 September 2020

Well, things started off good enough but quickly fell apart even with the Fed rate news. It's the business news headlines for Wednesday the 16th day of September and here is what we've got:

  • What the Fed said about interest rates means;
  • Amazon is coming to your hamlet sooner than later;
  • Working women leaving the workforce;
  • Retail numbers today are, well, not so hot;
  • Out of sync: Wall Street vs. Main Street;
  • I huge IPO today, no, really;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • If you do this first thing in the morning...you shouldn't.

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The Business News Headlines & More 15 September 2020

Wall Street started the day up but by the bell the Dow ended...flat. It's the business news headlines for today and here's what we've got for you:

  • Tech keeps marching forward;
  • Louis DeJoy and the pricy new hires;
  • U.S. Infrastructure center stage this week;
  • She will be co-writing and directing a new movie about...
  • Amazon and the new Luxury Products portal;
  • Payment deferrals...how many Americans are doing this;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • The Apple Show from today.

Those stories and we'll welcome Debbie Marshall to our broadcast. Debbie is the principal at Thrive Consulting and she's here to offer up some tips and ideas to help job seekers stand out from the crowd in a very, very tight job market. To listen, just click here.

Thanks for coming by!  

The Business News Headlines 10 September 2020

Today there was a raft of things going on that, once again, depressed the markets and we'll share that story and these for Thursday the 10th of September:

  • Uhm, this was not supposed to happen;
  • Another retailer calls it quits;
  • CitiGroup made history today;
  • Six Jobs/Job Skills needed now;
  • The price of oil keeps dropping and why;
  • Wait, how many empty apartments in Manhattan?
  • It's...alive!  The J.C. Penny story;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • Target says they will do...better.

Thanks for listening! 

The Business News and More 9 September 2020

Several jarring things happened today and yet the markets moved upward. Why? That's just one of the stories we've got for you today:

  • What were investors thinking today;
  • Jobs...will we really ever fill what is out there;
  • Amazon says they have jobs paying $150,000 a year;
  • Marty McFly...your truck is getting ready;
  • Folks leaving the city may be good for DIY;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • Comfy clothing in larger sizes...hmmmmm.

Those stories plus an extended and exclusive interview with Sarah Trone-Garriott who is running for the Iowa State Senate in Senate District 22 (Clive, Windsor Heights, West Des Moines and Waukee). To be sure, at the start it seems this is a hyper-local story but what we talk about is happening all over Iowa and the nation.  To listen, click here.

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The Business News Headlines & More 2 September 2020

We've been busy grinding it out today...so much going on that this is the "Late Edition" of the business news...we usually try to get this out before 5PM Central.  Here's what's on tap for today:

  • Google and their new planned community;
  • More airline job cuts;
  • Remember when politicians were afraid of the deficit;
  • More companies embrace "working from home";
  • Eviction due to COVID19? Not so fast...
  • The Wall Street Report
  • Is smaller...bigger?  Ask Macy's.

Those stories plus a really neat conversation with Rachel Trainum of Tero International. Not long ago Rachel was a summer intern at the company. Today she not only oversees the corporate marketing and communications but this year was in charge of the new crop of interns who, according to Rachel, did some amazing things. It's a great story and you can catch it here.

Thanks for listening! 

 

The Business News Headlines 1 September 2020

Welcome to a new month...and where did August go?  We've been busy digging up some of the business news stories you may have missed and this is what we've got for you today:

  • Great data from manufacturing but, there is a but;
  • Apartment renting...a thing of the past;
  • Commercial office and retail space in trouble;
  • Uber and selfies...no really;
  • The payroll tax holiday started today one word: Confusing;
  • The job posting from Amazon they took down;
  • The grocery store that doesn't allow shoppers;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Ben & Jerry's, Ice Creme and White Supremacy.

Thanks for listening! 

 

The Business News Headlines & More 31 August 2020

It's the final day of August 2020. Thanks, once again, for coming by for the business news headlines.  Here's what we've got for you today:

  • Success doesn't always mean your stock will soar;
  • Guess what happened to Zoom's revenue;
  • Consumers win as airlines dump change fees;
  • Drones and Amazon: Is it a bird, a plane???? Nah...
  • Has your credit been...reduced;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • Dating has taken a hit due to COVID19 what about children?

Those stories PLUS you'll meet Mike Harlow in this Small Business Spotlight. Mike is an entrepreneur from Hannibal, Missouri and he is, sort of, a "storm chaser". To hear that segment just click here

The Business News Headlines 28 August 2020

Welcome to the Friday Edition of the Business News Headlines and a reminder that we're back on Sunday at Noon with Insight on Business the News Hour - Week in Review only on News/Talk 1540 KXEL.  Here is what we've got for you today:

  • Yet another job cut from a major corporation;
  • We get to peek at a new Jeep next week;
  • Tesla and a 5:1 stock split details;
  • Changes in the Dow come Monday;
  • MGM Casinos laying off thousands;
  • Lord & Taylor is...toast;
  • Amazon buying lots of vehicles both electric and conventional;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • Americans are saving...billions...and how they are doing it.

Usually on Friday we being you "Stuff to DO with Cityview" with Jeff Pitts. A light hearted look at events in the Greater Des Moines Metro. However, Jeff is a bit under the weather so we're skipping this week. It's the first time we've not done that in years.  We wish Jeff a speedy and full recovery.

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