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The Business News Headlines 20 January 2021

I've got to be honest with you the world of business paused a bit today as Joseph R. Biden was sworn in as the 46th President of the United States and this historic swearing in of Vice President Kamala Harris.  However, the inauguration did impact business...let's go!

  • The stock market reacted to the inauguration;
  • How might the Biden Administration impact you;
  • Experts are projecting fewer COVID19 deaths;
  • Netflix vs. Disney+ think content;
  • The NRA and bankruptcy;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • Messing around with the SAT.

Those stories plus a walk down radio memory lane with Jane E. Morgan who is, this year, celebrating her 40th year behind the microphone but, that's not all. She has also relaunched her voice-over business. Click here to learn more about her entrepreneurship. 

 

Radio and Voice Overs with Jane E. Morgan

This was one of those really fun business conversations. My guest is radio personality and voice-over artist Jane E. Morgan a person who still rocks the airwaves of 94.5 KKEZ based in Fort Dodge, Iowa. Jane E. will celebrate 40 years in broadcasting and has recently relaunched her voice-over business JEM Voice Productions. Walk with us a bit as we go down memory lane and then chat it up about her entrepreneurial spirit.

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 19 January 2021

It is Inauguration Eve in the United States and some of the business news reflected that reality. Here is what we have for you and remember, you can join us all day on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour.

  • Treasury Nominee Janet Yellen spoke up today;
  • How about some lab created seafood;
  • AMC Theaters found some cash and...
  • Yes we have a story about "floating rocket launch pads";
  • The massive teacher shortage is...here;
  • Some interesting FCC news from the SCOTUS;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • And, "relocation regrets" from some folks.

For the interview it's Julia McGuire with a review of the 1,000 Friends of Iowa Development Awards for 2020. Some amazing things going on in the Hawkeye State in big cities and tiny towns.  To listen in, just click 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!

Stuff to DO with Cityview

We're back with Jeff Pitts the managing editor for Cityview Magazine and his list of "Stuff to DO" in the Greater Des Moines Metro. We've got basketball and a theater event at the Des Moines Playhouse. The NFL Playoffs and a bit of trivia from Jeff. The Winter World of Bags happening at Captain Roy's. Snowmobiling at Big Creek some Trivia at The Hall, fun at Tee Hees and more. Meanwhile Jeff had to get back to work as he's writing 20,000 words for the Cityview Best Of,  Yikes! 

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 14 January 2021

So much going on today starting with the new jobless numbers and President Elect Joe Biden about to detail his stimulus plan. Here's what we've got for you today the 14th of January:

  • Pandemic Relief and the Biden Plan;
  • New jobless numbers the highest since August;
  • Social Security changes possible;
  • Cities where it's more costly to live...comfortably;
  • EV maker Canoo sees its stock drop;
  • Delta Airlines might actually make money this year;
  • GE goes to court;
  • We really (no...really) love our pets;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • And, the biggest pop star in the world 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.

The Business News Headlines 9 January 2021

Well, THAT was a week! Today we had even more excitement following a case of a U.S. Senator who said he "miss-spoke" about continued stimulus dollars and a President Elect who set the record straight. Here's what we've got:

  • The Markets tumbled early in the day and why;
  • The job numbers came in and they were not pretty;
  • Dominion did what they warned they would do;
  • Semi-Conductors and...vehicles.  It's a story;
  • General Motors shows off a new logo;
  • Deutsche Bank to pay a fine;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Business leaders backing Biden in several ways.

Those stories and Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine with his lists of Stuff to DO in the Greater Des Moines Metro tonight into next week. To listen to that...click here. 

 

Stuff to DO with Cityview

Each week we sit down with Jeff Pitts the Managing Editor for Cityview Magazine and chat it up about "Stuff to DO" in the Greater Des Moines, Iowa Metro. Even if you don't live anywhere close it's always a fun adventure. You'll hear about a host of things going on including the chance to get my hands on a bazooka. Well, maybe not.  Have some fun already...you've earned it. 

The Business News Headlines31 December 2020

It's the final day of 2020...who's ready?  Here's what business news we've got cooked up for you on this the New Years Eve Edition.  A programing note, we're off tomorrow but watch our Twitter Stream @IOB_NewsHour for some great interviews from the past year.

  • Wall Street has a record year;
  • Meanwhile investors are ignoring several issues;
  • The best of times, the worst of times;
  • Mortgage rates fall yet again, but...
  • Vaccine delivery is...in a word...awful;
  • Target issues children's clothing recall;
  • There is also a massive pet food recall;
  • The JC Penny CEO is...out;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Jillian Michaels says we're going to be working out at...home.

Those stories plus Jeff Pitts from Cityview with his New Years Eve look at stuff to do in the Greater Des Moines Metro.  To hear that...click here! 

Thanks for listening.

Stuff to Do with Cityview!

Usually we do this on Friday afternoon BUT because it was New Years Eve Jeff Pitts the managing editor for Cityview Magazine is in to chat about some picks for this weekend and things to do into next week. Inside we'll chat about dancing on the pool table at a holiday party long ago (And, I said "News Girl"..ouch) Apples and ARL, Brenton Skating, football and basketball this weekend. Also the Des Moines Bucs face off against the Omaha Lancers (hate 'em) the Science Center and Sue, Living History Farm Dinners and snowmobiling at Big Creek. Have some fun already...  Have some fun already.

Thanks for listening! 

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