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The Business News Headlines 25 May 2021

Welcome back to our daily look at the business news headlines. BTW, if you wish to follow us on Twitter you can find us @IOB_NewsHour.  Here's what we've got for you today:

  • Consumer Confidence? Steady;
  • The number of available jobs;
  • COVID19 and hotspot nations;
  • Trouble for Google in...Germany;
  • Elon Musk and the truth;
  • GM changes direction;
  • The price of corn made the news today;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • The story behind a lack of drivers.

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 24 May 2021

We kick off the broadcast today by wishing our Canadian friends a very Happy Victoria Day.  Have a great summer!  In the business news headlines today:

  • Oil prices shot up and why;
  • Another Bill and Melinda story;
  • Goodwill Industries and trash;
  • That Amazon/MGM deal;
  • Peloton will build in the U.S.;
  • ZipRecruiter to go public. Ah, the timing;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • The Olympic Games and Covid.

Thanks for listening! 

The Business News Headlines 21 May 2021

As they say, "We made it to the weekend!"  Well, sort of. It is Friday and the day that Jeff Pitts joins us to chat it up about Stuff to Do in the Des Moines Metro but first the business news headlines:

  • The Ford F-150 Lightning and 45,000;
  • John Deere is having a record year;
  • That proposed global corporate tax rate...
  • Apple CEO Tim Cook was in court today;
  • Market volatility and summer;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • Pandemic Winners/Losers?

Plus, as we said, we've got Jeff Pitts from Cityview and Stuff to DO in the Greater Des Moines Metro this weekend into next week. To listen...just click here

Thanks for coming by! 

The Business News Headlines 18 May 2021

It was another down day on Wall Street and we'll have those numbers for you in a bit. For the interview today I'll be visiting with Charlie Wishman the president of the Iowa Federation of Labor AFL/CIO about a host of issues impacting the working families in the U.S. plus the status of what is called the PRO Act working its way through Congress. But first the news:

  • Another cryptocurrency story with Elon Musk;
  • It's getting ugly - The Bill & Melinda split;
  • No more investments in...oil makes the news;
  • A leaked memo about Walmart is shocking;
  • Bitcoin traders betting on another fall in price;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • The apocalypse that didn't happen. 

Those stories plus a conversation with Charlie Wishman about working families, wages, union activity and the PRO Act. He also shares some surprising information about how more Americans are finding hope in union activity...something new in the face of uncertainty. To hear that, click here

Thanks for listening! 

 

The Business News Headlines 17 May 2021

Not to be a downer but...today is Federal Income Tax Filing Day. So, yes, there is that. There are also some interesting business news stories to share with you today so, let's go!

  • The Bill Gates persona is cracking;
  • What's with the chicken shortage;
  • The best company in the U.S. is;
  • The worst company in the U.S. is;
  • The tweet that crashed Bitcoin;
  • The streaming war gets hotter;
  • Mask mandates and major retail;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Retraining/Retaining vs. Hiring.

Thanks for listening! 

The Business News Headlines 14 May 2021

The end of another business week and Wall Street had a day...but not enough to make it a positive week. Also, because it's Friday we've got Jeff Pitts in to go hyper-local on you and chat it up about Stuff to DO in the Greater Des Moines Metro.  But first, the news:

  • The CDC and masks;
  • A union rips the CDC and fears for their workers;
  • Disney stock continues to fall but not Netflix;
  • In a surprise DoorDash does well;
  • GM and more EV news;
  • The oldest car company in the U.S. is...
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • The troubling retail sales numbers.

As promised here's Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine with his list of Stuff to Do in the Greater Des Moines Metro this weekend into next week...and, in one case, beyond. To listen click here

Thanks for listening! 

The Business News Headlines 13 May 2021

What a difference a day makes as investors on Wall Street took advantage of "the dip" and came back to buy.  And, today we've got a treat as we welcome back Carlos Alvarez from Tero International. You'll hear about that today as well.  In the news:

  • It seems you are ready to spend...money;
  • McDonald's says the company will boost pay;
  • The Disney Company missed revenue and why;
  • The Colonial Pipeline paid a ransom?
  • Shares of AMC Theaters soared today;
  • People are furious with Kroger;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Unemployment claims fall;
  • Be careful what you...write.

Those stories plus for the interview Carlos Alvarez is back in front of business professionals who want to learn the basics of how to "Speak Your Way to Success". Carlos hasn't been in front of Tero International clients for a year but...what he learned while away is truly interesting.  Learn more and click here for that story. 

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 12 May 2021

It's been a nightmare on Wall Street now for three days and the inflation numbers today really drove the markets down. Also today we've got an interesting conversation about the world of air guitar competition. No, really! And if you think this is too weird know that ESPN will, this summer, air the competition. You'll meet The Flying Finn in just a bit. In the news:

  • Consumer prices shot up in April;
  • The impact on Wall Street;
  • Gasoline hording and rising prices;
  • Hertz accepted a buy-out and it's a story;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Rethinking "low skilled workers".

For the interview you'll meet Andrew Finn who goes by his stage name in the air guitar world as "The Flying Finn".  Andrew is an international star and he's in to chat it up about this amazing sport, ESPN and international competition. To listen in click here.

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 11 May 2021

Some massive moves on Wall Street today as investors are in a word...spooked. Meanwhile some changes are coming regarding unemployment benefits and folks are concerned. Speaking of employment we'll be visiting today with Keenan Crow about kids, sports and gender.  It's a story playing out in some 30 U.S. states.  But first, the news:

  • Biden says you must take that job;
  • The link between jobs and the cost of goods;
  • The Dow cratered today and we'll share why;
  • Retirees are mad as hell at Verizon;
  • The Jones Act and fuel is a story;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Our ever expanding "unfriendly skies".

Then, for the interview it's Keenan Crow the Director of Policy and Advocacy for One Iowa. We're talking about kids, sports and gender.  As we said earlier this is not only about Iowa because some thirty states are also considering similar moves. What is it all about? What is the business connection? Why does it matter?  All asked and answered. To listen, click this link

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.

 

Transgender Youth, Sports and Business with Keenan Crow

Recently Governor Kim Reynolds (R-IA) surprised even members of her own party when she, on Fox News, announced she wanted a bill on her desk to deal with keeping transgender youth from participating in sports. The bill would make sure kids who self-identify their gender are not allowed in sporting activities that do not match the sex of their birth. She says it is about "fairness".  Meanwhile business groups in Iowa are clamoring for highly skilled and motivated workers. We think there is a link. With me is Keenan Crow the Director of Policy and Advocacy for One Iowa. To learn more about this issue from One Iowa here is yet another link from One Iowa Action - Let Them Play.  

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.

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