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The Business News Headlines 19 April 2021

Welcome back to the Monday Edition of the Business News Headlines and thanks for being here. On Wall Street the week started out reversing the upward trends we saw last Friday...more on that in just a moment. Here's what we've got today:

  • A fatal crash has investigators checking Tesla;
  • GameStop is back in the news;
  • United Airlines is still losing money;
  • Janet Yellen gets some flack for an appointment;
  • Bitcoin tried to rally today but...
  • The oil story from one year ago;
  • Peloton and the Tread+...is it safe?
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • The pandemic and work from home injuries.

Thanks for listening! 

The Business News Headlines 12 April 2021

Welcome back to the Monday Edition of the business news headlines.  We can tell you that Wall Street today paused a bit as several important items kick off this week. But, before we get into that...here's what we've got for you today:

  • When is CEO compensation too much;
  • Mounting concern over a COVID19 vaccine;
  • Ford continues a tradition that is 39 years old;
  • The business world vs. voting restrictions;
  • Chips dip and the president weighs in;
  • Who makes up the "Dream Customer" today;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Gen Z is looking at a rough future.

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 7 April 2021

Mid-Week and thanks for being here. Today was one of those odd days on Wall Street and we'll share details plus for the interview a massive transformation of a shopping mall in Des Moines, Iowa caught our attention.  But first, the news:

  • Stop working and go for a walk...no, really;
  • Amazon does not want to talk about this;
  • The My Pillow guy is getting hit again;
  • He said "tax breaks have got to go". Stunning;
  • T-Mobile has a new promotion and it's big;
  • Janet Yellen and more tax news;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • It seems Ketchup just can't...catch up.

Plus for the interview the stunning story about how one mall owner is totally transforming one of her properties. Our guest is Liz Holland the CEO of Merle Hay Investors. She'll share a story about the difference between shopping centers in Europe and the U.S. as well as the retail reality that has brought down so many malls. Then we'll get into the amazing transformation of a property in Des Moines, Iowa.  It is...groundbreaking. To listen to that conversation, click here. 

The Business News Headlines 11 March 2021

All week long the lead story, even for business, has been the American Rescue Act and today President Biden signed it into law and we'll share why it happened a day early. It's the business news headlines for Thursday the 11th of March and here's what we've got:

  • Why the ARA was signed today
  • The president speaks to the nation tonight;
  • Some Americans could see stimulus dollars this weekend;
  • The ARA could be a boost for millennials;
  • Mortgage rates are increasing...again;
  • Forgiven student loans are no longer taxable;
  • Another restaurant wage theft story;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Amazon building out more grocery stores.

Then for the interview we'll introduce you to Cemen Tech a multi-national manufacturing company located in Central Iowa that we bet you have never heard about. You will today as we visit with CEO Connor Deering and this amazing story about a company doing business in some 70 countries. To hear this story just click this link! 

Thanks for listening!

The Business News Headlines 2 March 2021

Following on the heels of a big day on Wall Street the stock market fell today it's enough to make you dizzy. We've dug up some of the most interesting business news stories for you and here's what you'll get in under ten minutes of listening:

  • Over a million people pulled out of poverty;
  • Global pandemic bankruptcies cost plenty;
  • What about U.S. bankruptcies;
  • The amazing story of Klarna;
  • Seven big winners for Warren Buffett;
  • The Wealth Tax and the richest folks in the U.S.;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Transaction fees...get ready to shell out more $.

Thanks for coming by! A reminder that you can follow us all day and most of the night on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour.  Thanks for listening! 

Cities and Towns Reimagine and Grow Opportunity: Meet Julia McGuire

We've reported, for years, about the struggle some towns and cities are having in their effort to either stem an outward migration or create a community where there are new possibilities for growth.  Here Julia McGuire from 1,000 Friends of Iowa offers up a look at the Best Development Award winners who are being recognized for their efforts. It's a wide swath of projects and a good 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 24 September 2020

If you like roller coasters you would have loved Wall Street today.  It's the business news headlines for Thursday the 24th of September, here's what we've got for you today:

  • The wealth gap is insane and growing;
  • Hunger in America is also growing;
  • About those extra unemployment dollars and seeking work;
  • Olive Garden sales slip...badly;
  • The future of...oil;
  • New home sales surge and why;
  • The U.S. economic outlook for growth...cut in half;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • Yet another brand gets a make-over.

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 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. 

The Business News Headlines 27 April 2020

For small business owners who were hoping to take part in the Paycheck Protection Program it's like Groundhog Day all over again.  Here are the top business news stories for today the 27th of April, 2020.

  • "It ain't workin'." say lenders;
  • Oil is back in the news;
  • "The food supply is broken!";
  • It's a good time to be a restructuring expert;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Not paying credit cards? You are not alone.

Those stories plus a two  part conversation with former Admiral Mike Franken who is attempting to become the next U.S. Senator from the state  of Iowa. 

Here is Part One with Michael Franken.

Here is Part Two with Admiral Mike Franken and his 2020 bid to become the next U.S. Senator from Iowa.  

Thanks for listening!

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