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The Business News Headlines 23 December 2020

We talked about how this year, from the news side, is so different from past years. Usually by now we're relegated to doing "The Best Of" because the news cycle is so...calm. Not this year and he're what we've got for you today:

  • Too much ethanol and too much corn;
  • The Chairman of the SEC just quit;
  • American families to spend $1,000 on...
  • The Wall Street Report
  • While other retailers shutter this company is expanding.

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The Business News Headlines 8 December 2020

Welcome back to the business news of the day. Here are some of the top stories we've got for you...and remember, you can follow us all day on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour.  Let's go:

  • Stimulus dollars not from Congress but state & local;
  • The price of oil has, once again, stalled out;
  • The Streaming Wars are heating up;
  • Stitch Fix...whoa...had a great day;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • What is the Fauci Effect?  We'll tell.

Those stories plus you'll meet Desmund Adams the founder of Focus and Find a socially responsible talent acquisition company that has a stunning message for business and it's not all about fluff. Listen to that remarkable conversation here

The Business News Headlines 1 December 2020

Welcome to a brand new month and a new sponsor of the Business News Hour. Today we welcome Focus and Find a socially responsible search firm that specializes in providing diverse and inclusive slates of job candidates to large corporations across the United States....welcome.  In the news today:

  • The markets reversed course today and why;
  • Shake Shack to change and grow;
  • Travis Scott and McDonald's...it's a story;
  • "Movin' on Out" a San Francisco story;
  • Work from home saved this company $250K;
  • What? A child slavery story...
  • More oil job cuts announced;
  • Sephora and Kohl's to team up;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Be careful and speedy in the grocery store.

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The Business News Headlines 27 November 2020

It was a Black Friday early close on Wall Street and we lead off with some concerns about Black Friday in this the Friday Edition of the business news headlines.  Today:

  • COVID dealing a blow to Black Friday;
  • Yet another retail closing to report;
  • A prediction about Wall Street and 2021;
  • Google is tracking mental health...their own;
  • Two car makers hit with millions in fines;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • This company is adding 2,800 employees a day.

Those stories PLUS Jeff Pitts the managing editor from Cityview Magazine is in to riff about a host of things from guns to Disney. To listen to that hyper-local bit of of information just click here.

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The Business News Headlines 11 November 2020

Thank you to veterans both past and present for your service to our nation.  It's the business news headlines for Wednesday the 11th of November and here is what we've got for you:

  • Wall Street ends the day mixed;
  • Lyft is getting into a new service and why;
  • Could the recession get worse...some say yes;
  • Americans are taking 401(k) cash;
  • Target is doing something very different and why;
  • UPS has relaxed a bunch of rules;
  • Retailers starting to worry about shortages;
  • Mom's are suing employers;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Some disturbing housing news.

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The Business News Headlines 12 October 2020

Thanks for clicking through again to start off our business week Here are the news headlines we've got ready for you today:

  • Tech ruled the day;
  • Amazon Prime Day & some tips;
  • Oil prices slumped and why;
  • Sure, we've got toilet paper but other things now in short supply;
  • Theaters lose out on yet another feature film;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • A new retail store...that sells only pandemic stuff.

Those stories PLUS a conversation with Steve Wilke-Shapiro who, in the midst of COVID19, decided it was a good time for him to launch his new business. It's a great story about his relationship with people, buildings and architecture. Sequel Architecture is in our Small Business Spotlight.  Click here to listen.  

 

29th State Apparel in the Small Business Spotlight

It's amazing what you can find just by listening. A couple of weeks ago I was making some calls from the office and stumbled on the mother of Kylie Kolz one half of something called 29th State Apparel. Kylie, along with her brother Nick, have created a line of clothing that not only cool but has a message. Where does the name come from, what they sell, how they market and more. In addition the startup shares 5% of their profits with local charities. Nice. Meet Kylie right here.

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The Business News Headlines & More 15 September 2020

Wall Street started the day up but by the bell the Dow ended...flat. It's the business news headlines for today and here's what we've got for you:

  • Tech keeps marching forward;
  • Louis DeJoy and the pricy new hires;
  • U.S. Infrastructure center stage this week;
  • She will be co-writing and directing a new movie about...
  • Amazon and the new Luxury Products portal;
  • Payment deferrals...how many Americans are doing this;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • The Apple Show from today.

Those stories and we'll welcome Debbie Marshall to our broadcast. Debbie is the principal at Thrive Consulting and she's here to offer up some tips and ideas to help job seekers stand out from the crowd in a very, very tight job market. To listen, just click here.

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The Business News Headlines 28 August 2020

Welcome to the Friday Edition of the Business News Headlines and a reminder that we're back on Sunday at Noon with Insight on Business the News Hour - Week in Review only on News/Talk 1540 KXEL.  Here is what we've got for you today:

  • Yet another job cut from a major corporation;
  • We get to peek at a new Jeep next week;
  • Tesla and a 5:1 stock split details;
  • Changes in the Dow come Monday;
  • MGM Casinos laying off thousands;
  • Lord & Taylor is...toast;
  • Amazon buying lots of vehicles both electric and conventional;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • Americans are saving...billions...and how they are doing it.

Usually on Friday we being you "Stuff to DO with Cityview" with Jeff Pitts. A light hearted look at events in the Greater Des Moines Metro. However, Jeff is a bit under the weather so we're skipping this week. It's the first time we've not done that in years.  We wish Jeff a speedy and full recovery.

You can follow us on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour

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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.

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