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The Business News Headlines 12 August 2020

Once again from our "mobile studio" due to being without power for day three it's the business news headlines. They say we may be back with some juice...tomorrow...or Saturday.  In the newscast tonight:

  • Millennial Moms take a hit;
  • Airbnb looks to go public;
  • Roku surprises Wall Street;
  • More bad news from retail;
  • Heard of Ghost Kitchens?
  • United Airlines ramping up rewards;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • TicTok - More troubles.

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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 31 July 2020

You get the feeling it has been a very long...month?  For the final day of July 2020 here are the business news headlines we've got for you:

  • COVID19 kills so to does homelessness, starvation and stress;
  • Today you'll meet another Zombie Retailer;
  • Wine, it seems, is a big, big deal;
  • Electric Vehicles and charging stations;
  • Tesla going on a hiring spree;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • How Americans are coping with losing income.

Those stories and then we change gears and have some fun with Jeff Pitts who is the managing editor of Cityview Magazine. Stuff to DO in the Des Moines Metro in this fun, hyper-local visit. Expect...nothing too serious.  You deserve it! To hear that conversation click here. 

 

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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 conversation...here. 

 

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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 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

 

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Stuff to DO with Cityview

Each Friday we've got Jeff Pitts the managing editor of Cityview Magazine in to chat it up about "Stuff to DO in the Des Moines Metro" this weekend into next week and he's got a bunch of stuff including Summer Stir this evening Downtown, antiques in Indianola, Zoo Brew is back, get your Flo On this weekend. Farmer's Markets are happening next week the drive-in plays at the Des Moines Playhouse. Hungry for Fair Food? Gotcha covered.  Wanna laugh?  Tee Hee's is on with female fun. Those stories and more plus you'll hear some old radio tales and other stuff that lightens the load on a weekend.  

The Business News Headlines 14 July 2020

It's the day before Income Tax Day in the U.S.  Welcome to the business news headlines for the 14th of July. Here's what we've got for you today:

  • Stimulus Checks and Dead Folks;
  • Wells Fargo to cut dividend by 80%;
  • Heard of Fisker Electric Vehicles;
  • Black Families and Mortgage Denials;
  • Some Tax Day Specials;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • The Trump Administration back peddles on International Students.

Thanks for coming by again today! 

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 16 June 2020

You've been busy buying stuff...and we know what and where. It's the business news headlines for Tuesday and here's what we've got on tap for you today:

  • Retail Sales Numbers - A Deep Dive;
  • Restaurants are "running on fumes";
  • Working parents are struggling and what that could lead to;
  • Ever heard of Barbicide? You will today;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • A bunch of companies are giving June 19th as a day off...and why.

Those stories plus the story of moss walls...no, really. Our guest for the interview is Kasey Riley one half of the talented duo behind the Kansas City company known as The Fat Plant Society. You'll learn about the benefits of moss walls and why they are becoming popular among businesses seeking to hire millennials. To hear that just click here. 

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The Business News Headlines 1 June 2020

Welcome to a brand new month. Here are the stories we've got cooked up for you today along with an interview about a new startup called Lokoly.com and Nicholas Hanstad. But first these stories:

  • Investor exuberance is one thing, science another;
  • So, you know about the "Greed Index";
  • With all the issues how come the markets are up;
  • The gig economy is taking a hit in some cities;
  • Target to close some stores;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • "Swagger and irrational exuberance are...gone".

Those news stories plus....you know how we love telling start-up stories and here is one that, for you lovers of coffee, can really get into. Meet Nicholas Hanstad of Lokoly.com. This startup marries small coffee companies with a heavy dose of marketing and gives you the opportunity to experience these small batch roasters in your home, no matter where you live. Think of it as premium coffee and legendary stories. Click through and let's do...coffee. 

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