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The Business News Headlines 21 May 2020

We took yet another hit with a new set  of unemployment numbers today and that has a, slight, impact on Wall Street. Here are the stories we've got cooked up for you today:

  • The biggest mall in the U.S. has missed 2 months of mortgage payments;
  • We like it:  New Zealand is considering a nationwide 4 day work week;
  • Billionaires and the Pandemic - Doing quite well thank you;
  • Small Businesses in Big Trouble;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • COVID19 details from today...worldwide.

Those stories plus an emotional conversation with the Executive Director of the Iowa CareGivers Association, Di FindleyWe'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. To hear that conversation click here. 

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 Business News Headlines 15 May 2020

It's been a week...  Welcome to the Business News Headlines for Friday the 15th day of May.  Thanks for coming by. Here is what we have on tap for you today:

  • Time to refinance?  We're talking mortgage rates;
  • Looking for a new house? Elon has listed several;
  • A potential corporate tax cut coming;
  • Orlando is opening up but will tourists show;
  • The Trump Administration and the war on food;
  • Tanking retail number and a surprise;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • Tech workers starting to flee Silicon Valley and why.

Thanks for listening...see that didn't take long! 

The Business News Headlines 14 May 2020

We're back at it and welcome to Thursday!  Here are the business news stories we've got lined up for you today:

  • Wall Street rebounded and pushed aside the lousy jobs report;
  • FedEx to slow delivery times;
  • What you're buying online...yep, we've got a list;
  • Luxury items coming back it's called "Revenge Shopping";
  • Speaking of luxury...what about...meat;
  • A firm want to buy up...malls.  No, really;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • What if "Work from Home" is a real trend...

Thanks for listening...see it didn't take that much time!

The Business News Headlines 13 May 2020

It's really hard to believe that we were in such a different place just three months ago. Then, not much talk about a recession...today it's different.  Here are the stories we've got for you today:

  • Fed Chair says we must do more or face a major risk;
  • 90,000 workers may lose their jobs but executives get $4.5 million;
  • Big tax breaks for big businesses click in;
  • Consumers not hording but a new habit is taking place;
  • Prices Sink - Prices Rise - The tale of two economies;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Expect more lousy jobless numbers tomorrow.

Those stories plus a loan program for micro-businesses in Iowa that didn't or couldn't qualify for state or federal business bailout programs. You'll meet Deidre DeJear and Kameron Middlebrooks and the Iowa Small Business Relief Fund.  To listen, click here.

Thanks for coming by! 

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 7 May 2020

Welcome back to the Business News Headlines for Thursday the 7th of May. Here's what we've go on tap for you today:

  • Caution to the wind or are investors just pumped;
  • On the retail front another department store files Chapter 11;
  • Meanwhile an Iowa based department chain will open tomorrow;
  • Malls are opening up but they are not being met by...shoppers;
  • Canned food is a big business so to is making the cans;
  • Pizza seems to be a hit during the pandemic;
  • We've got the Wall Street Report
  • And, WHAT? No more "free lunch" in Silicon Valley?

Those stories and an impactful conversation with Constitutional Law Professor George Isaacson who is also the Senior Partner for the law firm Brann & Isaacson for another conversation about online sales and sales tax. With over 12,000 tax bodies in the United States it's increasingly difficult to manage and collect taxes. However, there is a solution.  We open up by talking about the Constitution and trade. To hear that conversation just click here.

Thanks for coming by! 

The Business News Headlines 4 May 2020

Things on Wall Street started out badly when Oracle of Omaha said his group sold it's stake in airlines. It's the business news headlines for Monday the 4th of May.  Here's what we've got for you today:

  • The Tech Industry saved the day;
  • GE to cut 13,000 jobs;
  • Costco rules about...meat;
  • Trump, the China Deal and big troubles;
  • Gold's Gym files for Chapter 11;
  • J Crew files and can other retailers be far benind;
  • Wall Street Report
  • Lowe's to give out stimulus cash.

Thanks 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 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. 

Our Sponsors

AARP-Iowa

National Tractor Parts Dealer Association

Oasis - A Paychex Company

Tero International

The Business News Headlines 30 April 2020

The Labor Department today said another 3.8 million Americans are out of work...oh...and then there was that big drop in consumers spending for March. Also today from the front lines of meat processing in Iowa what are workers, especially migrant workers saying about being forced to go back to work?  Here's what we've got for you today:

  • The jobless numbers...ouch;
  • Mcdonald's sort of rationing...meat;
  • When Malls open...expect changes;
  • Amazon cracking down on employees;
  • Oil bankruptcies coming;
  • Top state for unemployment numbers is...
  • Wall Street Report;
  • Consumer spending down, way down.

Those stories plus what are immigrant workers at Iowa meat processing facilities saying now that the president has ordered them back to work and the governor of Iowa says if they refuse they get kicked off of unemployment...I spoke with Stephanie Moris the Director of the Refuge Alliance of Central Iowa and she has a report. The full interview will air tomorrow.

Thanks for coming by.