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The Business News Headlines 22 February 2021

It's the final Monday of February and thanks for being with us. A reminder that you can follow our news stories all day on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour.  Here is what we've got for you today:

  • New opportunity for small businesses and PPP;
  • The "My Pillow Guy" in some hot water;
  • Unemployment, Fraud and the IRS;
  • How wages impact working conditions;
  • The wealthy pay 83% less in...yes, taxes;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • The "King of Smartphones" is...

Thanks for listening! 

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.

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.

Thanks for coming by! 

 

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.  

Thanks for listening!

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 22 January 2021

It's the end of an amazing week. Welcome to the Friday Edition of the Business News Headlines plus the hyper-local "Stuff to DO" in the Greater Des Moines Metro with Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine.  Here's what we've got for you today:

  • Wall Street takes a pause and why;
  • Home sales were brisk during the holidays;
  • Looking for a job? Tesla is hiring and...
  • Unemployed and turning down a job;
  • Welcome to Texas now, start drilling;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • If grocery delivery is so hot why cut 1,900 jobs?

Those stories PLUS Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine is in...lots of fun stuff just a click away. Check it here! 

Thanks for listening! 

Business News Headlines 15 January 2021

Thanks for coming by again today. It's Friday so, along with the business news headlines, we've got Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine in to chat it up about some hyper-local events. But, before we go there here are the news stories we've got for you today:

  • Retail Sales for December disappoint;
  • Markets react;
  • Amazon workers to vote on a union;
  • Heard of Playtika? You will today;
  • More Apple Stores closing;
  • Wells Fargo still bleeding cash;
  • Grocery shopping during a pandemic;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Feeling paranoid working from home? You are not alone.

Those stories PLUS, to lighten the mood, Jeff Pitts is in to chat it up about some hyper local things to DO in the Greater Des Moines Metro this weekend into next week. To hear that...just CLICK HERE.

Thanks for listening!

Business News Headlines 12 January 2021

Thanks for checking back in for the daily business news headlines. And, yes, you can follow us all day on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour. Today is the 12th of January and this is what we've got for you today:

  • Doing the "fake commute" yet?
  • Gig workers in California have filed suit;
  • Choppy trading day on Wall Street;
  • More members of Congress test positive;
  • Banks withdrawing support from the Trump company;
  • Wells Fargo is trying something new;
  • An interesting lottery story;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • And, the jobs that are in demand during COVID19.

Thanks for listening!

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 4 January 2021

Welcome back to the first Monday of 2021 and the business news headlines from today. Here is what we've got for you today and a reminder you can follow us all day on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour. 

  • Business urges Congress to certify the Biden win;
  • Following a big close to 2020 stocks slipped today and why;
  • Google now has a union;
  • Tech stocks took a beating today;
  • Vaccine manufacturers hungry for workers;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Slack was down today and what that meant.

Those stories just a click away and thanks for listening! 

The Business News Headlines 1 May 2020

It's the start of a new month, May Day and the International Workers Day all wrapped up into one.  Here are the business news headlines that we've got on tap for you today:

  • Tennents rally and landlords worry;
  • International Workers Day bring protests;
  • You would think low fuel prices would be a good thing...you would think;
  • Health be damned "Get back to work!" says the U.S. to Mexico;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Another trade war with China;
  • Co-working and it's future.

Thanks for joining us!  Remember we're on Sunday at Noon here in Iowa with the Week in Review on News/Talk 1540 KXEL.  

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 April 2020

On any other day a drop of 4.8% in the U.S. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for any quarter would have had Wall Street in a tailspin.  But, these are not like "other days".  Here's what we've got for you today:

  • Packing plant employees to defy President Trump;
  • Strike talk is buzzing as workers eye Friday;
  • Lousy economic news yet the markets surge;
  • Doing business with a company the president hates;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Costco "Mask Policy" spurs a backlash;
  • Direct stimulus vs. tax cuts...looks like tax cuts.

Thanks for coming by for the listen! 

The Business News Headlines 28 April 2020

The business news headlines for Tuesday the 28th day of April. Here are the stories we've picked up for you today. Later a stunning conversation with Ro Crosbie from Tero International about employees, loss, grief and how leadership should respond. Today:

  • Harley-Davidson making a comeback;
  • First Quarter GDP report tomorrow;
  • Only half of American's say they will be able to pay rent in May;
  • Workers fired for union activity? They say....yes;
  • The $500 billion bailout for big business with no strings;
  • Malls to reopen and where;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • Red States lead the nation in new unemployment gains.

Also today, Ro Crosbie the founder, CEO and President of Tero International is with me to discuss grieving employees, Covid19, how they are feeling and how understanding the "Five Stages of Grief" can help leaders...lead. Listen to that conversation here.

Thanks for coming by! 

 

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