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The Business News Headlines 29 July 2020

It's already mid-week and welcome to the business news headlines for Wednesday the 29th of July. Here's what we've got for you today:

  • Markets move higher on Powell remarks;
  • Boeing CEO "confident" no matter who wins in November;
  • Why Facebook bought Instagram;
  • Snap to snap up more women and minorities;
  • Jobs that can be done from...home;
  • Will J.C. Penny liquidate;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • Food insecurity is rising in America.

Those stories plus a conversation about COVID19 and making buildings, busses, classrooms and My guest is Joe Galasso from the company Protective Environmental Systems who says he can help answer the question, "Is it safe?". To hear that interview, click here. 

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The Business News Headlines 28 July 2020

Welcome to the Tuesday Edition of the Business News Headlines plus an interview with a father and son about...yep, business. Here's what we've got for you today.

  • Ford and GM report earnings this week;
  • Paul Krugman says there is a mania on Wall Street;
  • Free Food for Coins!
  • Did the $600 a week keep people from working?
  • Restaurant sales...
  • Consumer confidence falls;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Fleeing the city is the new trend.

Also today you'll meet Carlos Alvarez and his son Christopher. Since he was a little boy Christopher has heard about the work his father does at Tero International but, until he signed up to work there as an intern didn't really appreciate the business world. It's a neat story. To listen just click here! 


The Business News Headlines 27 July 2020

Welcome back to a new business week! You're just a click away from the business news headlines that we've got for you including:

  • Big tech braces for a long, long recovery;
  • The 2020 U.S. fiscal cliff;
  • Heard about the Deliverator?
  • Tech, Earnings & Capital Hill;
  • Under Armor got a scare;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Gyms are headed...outside.

Those stories plus for the interview we've got the president of the Iowa State Education Association (ISEA), Mike Beranek as we talk about the issue on the minds of thousands of teachers, students, parents, grandparents and businesses about safely opening up for the 2020 school year. You can hear that 


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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;
  • 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 deserve it. To hear that segment, click here


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The Business News Headlines 23 July 2020

It was a tough day on Wall Street as several factors fed the sell off. Here are the business news stories we've got for you today:

  • Fleeing high priced cities and landing good jobs;
  • When will theaters reopen;
  • More layoffs in the news business;
  • New weekly jobless numbers go up;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Poland sues...Ikea. No, really.

Those stories plus an in depth conversation about bankruptcy with attorney Jeffery Goetz from the Bradshaw Law Firm. We're going to talk about the economy, who is being pushed into bankruptcy, the need for businesses and individuals to reach out and so much more. Listen to our conversation here.  

The Business News Headlines 22 July 2020

Welcome to the Mid-Week edition of the business news headlines and we're all set with these stories today:

  • Markets move up think Pfizer;
  • Retail workers and an uncertain future;
  • Another automaker talking job cuts;
  • Millennials are killing off these businesses;
  • Existing home sales up in June;
  • Tesla is riding a big wave;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • COVID19 takes another industry down...

Thanks for listening! 

The Business News Headlines 21 July 2020

Welcome back to the Business News Headlines, something that we create for you each day Monday - Friday. On tap today we've got these stories for you:

  • It was a bouncy day for the markets;
  • More retail stores to close;
  • But wait! Aldi to increase stores in the U.S.;
  • Looking for a gig? More jobs in Canada being posted;
  • A new food rewards program was launched today;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • A movie "blockbuster" gets...iced.

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'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 17 July 2020

Like those of us who report on the news like to say, "It's Friday...only two more working days until Monday!" Thanks for clicking through and here's what we've got on tap today:

  • The markets "wobbled";
  • The coming of mass evictions;
  • Two numbers: 600 and 25,000,000;
  • Delta to cut pay for pilots;
  • CISCO fires "some employees" over BLM backlash;
  • No cruse;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • "Try something new" she said...and there are new jobs out there.

Those stories's Friday so have some fun already! Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine is in to chat it up about a host of things going on in the Des Moines Metro. Some silly stuff about the "Room of Doom" and a new tagline for Zoom. Plus a comic-cosplay event, drive in plays, a gun show, fireworks and much more including Summer Stir. To learn more about that click ahead and enjoy! 

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The Business News Headlines 15 July 2020

Does it feel a little like tax day?  Welcome to the business news headlines for the 15th of July..thanks for being with us and here's what we've got on tap:

  • The IRS has changed due to the virus...what's new?
  • The second biggest shopping season of the year may be a bust;
  • A new automobile company was formed today;
  • Some states had it worse than others with unemployment;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • The pandemic has changed consumer habits and marketing.

Thanks for listening! 

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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