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The Business News Headlines 26 June 2020

What a difference a day makes.  The rising cases of COVID19 put the markets in a tail spin. That story and more are what we've got for you this Friday afternoon:

  • Wall Street gets real with worry;
  • States that were "opening up" may not be;
  • Remington Arms and the irony of a sale;
  • Masks, Starbucks and "Karen";
  • Facebook loses a big advertiser;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • Working Remote? Some cities will pay you to move there.

Those stories PLUS you'll get to welcome Jeff Pitts from Cityview back to our microphones. He's got a new list of Stuff to DO in the Des Moines Metro.  To check that out...just click here

Thanks for listening! 

The Business News Headlines 17 June 2020

Nothing lasts forever and so it was that we saw the markets tilt south today and we'll share that story and more on this the business news headlines for the 17th of June.  Coming up and just a click away:

  • Mortgage rates drop and the housing market booms;
  • Yet another COVID19 casualty and you'll never guess what;
  • We've grown up with "Aunt Jemima" but she is now...gone;
  • What shopping has been going on we've been tracking;
  • Target boosted its minimum wage and offers a bonus;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • When the rich stop buying it hurts low income folk the most.

Thanks so much for being with us.  Follow us on Twitter all day @IoB_NewsHour for regular updates and news.

 

The Business News Headlines 2 June 2020

If you're not tuned into social media you may wonder what the "Blackout Tuesday" is all about.  That story first today and here is what else we have teed up for you:

  • Who and What is Blackout Tuesday;
  • What Wells Fargo did to auto dealers;
  • Some numbers about the GDP for the 2nd Quarter;
  • Congress, President Trump, Civil Unrest...could complicate the economy;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • The economics of Black Americans you've got to hear this.

Thanks for coming by and you can follow us on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour.

 

The Business News Headlines 27 May 2020

For the second day in a row Wall Street had a positive day. We'll share what happened and welcome to the Wednesday Edition of the Business News Headlines:

  • Wall Street and Bank Stocks;
  • More job cuts announced;
  • An icon of business for nearly 130 years...sold;
  • Job cuts now cuts in wages;
  • The "Avalanche of Evictions";
  • Disney has a re-open plan;
  • No-Go for SpaceX;
  • Bonuses for Executives - Jobs Lost for Workers.

Thanks for listening!

Caregiver Crisis and COVID19 with Di Findley

We welcome back Di Findley who is the Executive Director of the Iowa CareGivers Association for this in depth conversation about direct caregivers and three issues they are facing here and in every state in the nation. We'll be talking about issues such as COVID19 Testing, Child Care Issues & Concerns and Personal Protective Equipment. In April the Iowa CareGivers Association conducted surveys on those three issues and the answers highlight the massive problems Iowa has with our direct caregiving efforts. For reference here is the official State of Iowa COVID10 Website. Meet Di Findley...

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 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. 

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! 

 

The Business News Headlines 27 April 2020

For small business owners who were hoping to take part in the Paycheck Protection Program it's like Groundhog Day all over again.  Here are the top business news stories for today the 27th of April, 2020.

  • "It ain't workin'." say lenders;
  • Oil is back in the news;
  • "The food supply is broken!";
  • It's a good time to be a restructuring expert;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Not paying credit cards? You are not alone.

Those stories plus a two  part conversation with former Admiral Mike Franken who is attempting to become the next U.S. Senator from the state  of Iowa. 

Here is Part One with Michael Franken.

Here is Part Two with Admiral Mike Franken and his 2020 bid to become the next U.S. Senator from Iowa.  

Thanks for listening!

The Business News Headlines 23 April 2020

It was another very volatile trading day on Wall Street as investors took a one-two punch to the gut. Here's what we've got for you in the Business News Headlines for Thursday the 23rd of April:

  • It works or it doesn't;
  • Fewer Americans looking for work but they are retiring;
  • More "essential workers" are speaking out;
  • Gap is nearly out of cash;
  • The unemployment numbers are staggering;
  • Wall Street Report;
  • A stunning number of COVID19 drugs are being proposed;
  • Spring fashion is taking a back seat.

Thanks for listening and know we're here Monday - Friday and on Sunday for the Week in Review.

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

 

Meet Kimberly Graham - Candidate for U.S. Senate from Iowa

In this, the first of a two part conversation with Kimberly Graham, we learn more about her life as an attorney for children, her education and her time spent as a...flight attendant. Something you may be surprised about. We'll also get into wages, housing, COVID-19 and other issues.  In addition should you want to learn more you can visit her website. (Programming note: We have reached out to each candidate asking them if they wished to share some time with you and us.)  Here is Part One: 

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