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Trucking, Transportation and COVID19

Prior to the pandemic the trucking industry was already thousands of drivers short then came COVID19. Today overnight deliveries are harder to realize as supply chains break down and more carriers are facing financial hardship. Add to that the safety regulations that have added costs and cut down on trucking time and you've got some significant issues that business needs to realize. Here to speak to them, and offer some solutions, are two transportation professionals, Brian Anderson of Anderson Cargo and Steven Haas of DLS Worldwide.  If you are a manufacturer, shipper or carrier you might want to listen. 

The Business News Headlines 10 September 2020

Today there was a raft of things going on that, once again, depressed the markets and we'll share that story and these for Thursday the 10th of September:

  • Uhm, this was not supposed to happen;
  • Another retailer calls it quits;
  • CitiGroup made history today;
  • Six Jobs/Job Skills needed now;
  • The price of oil keeps dropping and why;
  • Wait, how many empty apartments in Manhattan?
  • It's...alive!  The J.C. Penny story;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • Target says they will do...better.

Thanks for listening! 

The Business News Headlines 10 August 2020

Welcome to the Monday Edition of the Business News Headlines... And, it's been quite the day. A major storm rolled thought Central Iowa this morning knocking down power lines, taking roofs off of buildings and leaving nearly 20,000 without power. Like...us.  So today we cobbled together a different mic, power source and more to deliver these stories:

  • Amazon to come to the aid of...Malls?
  • Blue Chips came alive today;
  • We've got a new housing report;
  • Changes coming to Uber and Lyft;
  • The president and Social Security;
  • We know what you've been buying and will share;
  • The "essential workers" that may soon be unemployed.

Thanks for listening...

The Business News Headlines 3 August 2020

Welcome to the first business day of August!  Here's what we've got for you from the world of business:

  • Furloughed workers now seeing their jobs...disappear;
  • President Trump takes credit for the market bounce;
  • Clorox: Supply, Demand and a New CEO;
  • Retail bankruptcies continue to mount;
  • A storied brand sent to the trash bin today;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Stimulus Checks & Credit Cards...it's a story.

Plus today for the interview you'll hear from restaurateur Carl Wertzberger from a locally owned West Des Moines, Iowa eatery, Gilroy's Kitchen + Pub + Patio. It's a candid conversation about how to survive, and even thrive, in the face of COVID19. You'll hear a series of management practices that may work for any business.  To listen to that conversation just click here. 

The Restaurant Business During COVID19

Depending on what data you look at the restaurant business is in serious trouble. We've had reports that as many as 70% of restaurants currently in operation will close forever as a result of COVID19. Today we're going to talk about that with Carl Wertzberger the managing partner of Gilroy's Kitchen + Pup + Patio located in West Des Moines, Iowa. Inside you'll hear what Carl and his crew have developed that has allowed them to stay in business and even grow. From technology to menu design to staffing, training and attempting to stay a step ahead.  It's a great set of practical ideas for just about any business. Meet Carl: 

The Business News Headlines 24 July 2020

It was another sobering day on Wall Street as investors had plenty to grumble about. Welcome to the business news headlines for Friday the 24th of July. Here's what we've got for you today:

  • Something new at Chipotle and McDonald's
  • Nearly 1/2 of the American workforce is out of a job;
  • Two employment companies join forces;
  • More job cuts announced today;
  • What do idle airplanes...do;
  • Being Black and home ownership;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • Work from Home in Germany.

Those stories plus Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine is in to chat it up about Stuff to DO in the Des Moines Metro this weekend into next week. From traveling cocktail parties to baseball to State Fair Food without the fair some old radio stories and a bunch more. Have some fun with us...you deserve it. To hear that segment, click here

 

Thanks for listening! 

The Business News Headlines 20 July 2020

We're back to Monday and any bump on Wall Street can be traced to technology.  Here's what we've got for you today:

  • The tech crunch for Nasdaq;
  • Mall owners gambling a bit;
  • Pipelines in the U.S. shutting down;
  • Roundup and Bayer no party yet;
  • Student loans and...death...it's an issue;
  • Credit complaints are piling up;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Airbnb going backwards to survive.

Thanks for listening! 

 

Insight on Business is a production of our advertising/marketing agency Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications and can be heard here on Podbean, iTunes, Stitcher, TuneIn Radio, iHeartRadio and Player FM.  We also air each Sunday with the Business News Headlines in Review on News/Talk 1540 KXEL. Thanks to our sponsors AARP - Iowa, the National Tractor Parts Dealer Association, Oasis a Paychex Company and Tero International

The Business News Headlines & More 8 July 2020

Ever wonder where the disconnect is?  Stocks rallied today while 32% of Americans missed making their July housing payment.  Here are the stories we've got for you today:

  • That housing story is a shocker;
  • Americans are moving and why;
  • Mortgage rates hit an all time low;
  • Amazon to share more sellers information;
  • Fraud and the Paycheck Protection Program...no, really?
  • Companies slash dividends and it's a big number;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • Colleges sue the Trump administration.

Those stories plus you'll meet two summer interns who are working and learning at Tero International. Meet Jessica Durbala and Niko Dedic and what they are doing, where they hope to go and what opportunities are in front of them.  To listen, click here.

Thanks for coming by! 

Learning, Earning - Internships with Tero International

This is going to be something different. All over the county there are young people attempting to make plans for their future careers. Now, in the midst of a pandemic, somethings change. But the desire to learn a trade continues. Here you will meet two summer interns working at Tero International. Jessica Durbala is a student at Columbia University in Chicago and Niko Dedic studies at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. Both have very different career goals but it's great to listen to the hope and dedication they have toward learning and growing in their fields of study.  Enjoy...we did. 

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 10 June 2020

It's Wednesday and we've got the business news headlines from today the 10th day of June 2020. Here's what we've got for you today:

  • Fed said no rate hikes until 2022;
  • Wall Street seems not to care if Biden wins;
  • It's coming back...the $1,000 haircut;
  • Still billions waiting for small businesses but...
  • The Fed decision and your wallet;
  • The Iowa State Fair is a no-go for 2020;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Older workers have a hard choice to make.

Thanks for coming by and remember you can follow us all day on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.  Thanks again and stay safe.

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