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The Business News Headlines 17 August 2020

While we're back in full...much of Iowa continues to lag due to the major storm that raced through the state last Monday.  Calls for help in Eastern Iowa continue. Here's what we've got for you today:

  • Mortgage delinquency numbers are shocking;
  • Fast Food and Fast Casual seeking thousands of workers;
  • What was that about oil prices today;
  • Are small businesses beating the odds;
  • She says the pandemic is in the "rear view mirror";
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Working Moms and Dads at a "breaking point".

Those stories and a segment about the upcoming Hawkeye on Safety program that is open for everybody and...FREE to attend. To listen to Bill Gerhard and Tammi Goerdt click this link. 

Hawkeye on Safety & It’s FREE!

Several months ago there was talk that the Hawkeye on Safety program would be scrapped but then folks got together and decided to create a virtual event. Here to explain the program, who can come and more is Tammi Goerdt the Director of Continuing Education at the Heartland Center for Occupational Health & Safety at the University of Iowa and Bill Gerhard the President of the Iowa State Building and Construction Trades Council.  And, you can register today at HawkeyeOnSafety.com...let's go! 

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 6 May 2020

The Dow and the S&P 500 fell today for the first time in three sessions.  We'll share what happened and why. Here's what we've got on tap for you today:

  • Cutting jobs yet distributing cash to shareholders;
  • The Paycheck Protection Program back in the news;
  • Brace yourself...the April Jobs Report could be very bad;
  • When Clorox Cleaning Wipes "might" be back in the store;
  • If disinfectant is hot...what is not;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • The shoppers failed to show up.

Those stories PLUS coming soon to the Tomorrow Plan Speakers Series is Professor Gregory Shill from the University of Iowa School of Law. Here, in a preview of his talk with information gleaned from his recent article in The Atlantic, Greg shares with us the disturbing reality of how motor vehicles, by law, have taken over so much of our lives. How the nation, states and communities have played into our "vehicle obsession". Finally we'll talk about what makes a community a "Lovable Community". To register for the Tomorrow Plan Speakers Series on 14 May follow this link.  To listen to our conversation follow this link. 

Thanks for coming by. 

Cars, Trucks and Roads Are Killing Us Meet Professor Greg Shill

Coming soon to the Tomorrow Plan Speakers Series is Professor Gregory Shill from the University of Iowa School of Law. Here, in a preview of his talk with information gleaned from his recent article in The Atlantic, Greg shares with us the disturbing reality of how motor vehicles, by law, have taken over so much of our lives. How the nation, states and communities have played into our "vehicle obsession". Finally we'll talk about what makes a community a "Lovable Community". To register for the Tomorrow Plan Speakers Series on 14 May follow this link.

 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 5 May 2020

Hope springs eternal even in the face of mounting COVID-19 cases. It's the business news headlines for Tuesday the 5th day of May, thanks for being here.  On tap today:

  • Another grocer to ration meat sales;
  • Investors and their focus;
  • Remember Andrew Yang and the UBI;
  • Lord & Taylor and the liquidation issue;
  • This airline is losing $1 million an hour;
  • More layoffs coming ;
  • Are cruses a thing of the past;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • The Urban Cowboy...back?

Those stories and our regular contributor, Laura Kinnard is back and this time with an ambitious program scheduled for the 14th and 15th of May.  The virtual event will feature experts in a number of fields sharing stories using a tool that will replicate a live conference that you may have attended pre-COVID19. The event will take place on Hopin.to and if you would like to attend or, even , present you can register and check it out here. To listen...click here! 

Thanks for coming by. 

A Virtual Sesson on Emerging Stronger with Laura Kinnard

Our regular contributor, Laura Kinnard is back and this time with an ambitious program scheduled for the 14th and 15th of May.  The virtual event will feature experts in a number of fields sharing stories using a tool that will replicate a live conference that you may have attended pre-COVID19. The event will take place on Hopin.to and if you would like to attend or, even , present you can register and check it out here.   

 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 21 April 2020

It was yet another down day on Wall Street driven by some odd things with the world of oil...but that's just one story. Here are the others:

  • If you didn't get your stimulus it's coming;
  • The government website has...troubles;
  • Falling oil futures and what that means at the pump;
  • HBO Max to come online soon (more binge watching);
  • The White House says Q2 drop in GDP may be the worst...ever;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • Casinos want to be the first to re-open.

Also today a visit with Laura Kinnard from Drake University, DMACC and the Runway Innovation Studio about co-working, branding and staying on top of technology as you find ways to work...remotely. You can hear that conversation here. 

Talking Technology and Brands with Laura Kinnard

Each week I sit down with Laura Kinnard from Drake University, DMACC and The Runway Innovation Studio and chat a bit about business. This week we're talking about co-working and how come those places are still open. We're all about sharing new platforms for digital networking and a brief conversation about businesses "staying in the game" so they do not lose market share. Here's Laura....

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 6 April 2020

There was euphoria on Wall Street today. We'll share why and why it's important but it is not the economy. The business news headlines today:

  • Stocks reflect hope but not the economy;
  • Americans say $1,200 isn't enough;
  • Who gets left out from the stimulus checks;
  • Wells Fargo is out;
  • Allstate Insurance is in;
  • No Refund For You;
  • The Wall Street Report

Those stories plus Laura Kinnard and I chat about being overwhelmed by all the online activity and how new surroundings can be distracting. Doing business in a whole new world is the topic and you can hear our conversation here. 

Thanks for listening!

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