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The Business News Headlines 24 November 2020

For years we've been beating that old drum about uncertainty and business. For lots of reasons lots of that uncertainty seems to be fading. It's the business news headlines for Tuesday the 24th of November. Here's what we've got for you:

  • A sense of hope hits Wall Street;
  • Toilet Paper is once again in short supply;
  • Purdue Pharma admits guilt. Cost: Over $8 billion;
  • UPS is getting into the "cold" big time;
  • "Gig" workers to get paid like an executive;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Could it be the end of yet another office legacy?

Those stories plus Joe Galasso is in to talk about what we should be doing when it comes to cleaning, sanitizing and disinfecting and it may not be what you thought. Putting some facts into perspective from his company Protective Environmental Systems. Listen here. 

 

The Business News Headlines 20 November 2020

Hey, it's Friday so why not start out the business news headlines talking about...beer. Seems like the right thing to do.  Welcome to this edition and here is what we've got for you today:

  • Beer for a Billion;
  • Pfizer seeks an emergency authorization;
  • Young people fleeing the cities;
  • The Fed and Treasury are...well...sparing;
  • Bill Gates on COVID19 and the U.S. response;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • A housing boom is happening.

Those stories plus our hyper-local look at Stuff to Do in the Greater Des Moines Metro with Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine. We're talking hockey, ice rinks, movies, a play reading and Dirt Burger...no, really.  You can hear all of that...here. 

Thanks for coming by! 

The Business News Headlines 13 November 2020

A quick look at some of the top business news stories for Friday the 13th Day of November. Here's what we've got for you:

  • Prices are going up in 2021...we have a list;
  • Wall Street back into Blue Chips;
  • GM announces a recall;
  • McDonald's and COVID inspections;
  • Oil & Gas prices dropped again;
  • It ain't over...over at Wells Fargo;
  • Some DoorDash IPO news;
  • The Wall Street numbers;
  • Amazon wants in your garage.

Those stories plus we get hyper-local with Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine and Stuff to DO in the Greater Des Moines Metro. From sports to The Nutcracker and some side stories too.  To listen, click right here!

Thanks for coming by!

The Business News Headlines 10 November 2020

It's the day before Veterans Day something that is important to remember. Welcome to the Business News Headlines and here's what we've got for you today:

  • Blue Chips Rule...Tech Stocks Drool;
  • The states that are in debt and where folks are in trouble;
  • Meanwhile some are saving all kinds of cash;
  • Walmart & GM are in a deal;
  • United Airlines is headed back to JFK;
  • Verizon is seeking a bunch of cash;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Taco Bell hiring off the street...no, really.

Thanks for listening! 

The Business News Headlines 6 November 2020

We made it to Friday...that one fact should be something to celebrate.  It's the Friday Edition of the Business News Headlines and here's what we've got for you:

  • Wall Street ended the day mixed;
  • The U.S. added more jobs but, yes, there is a but;
  • The price of oil fell again today and why;
  • Some chain restaurant news;
  • The states are seeing dollars in pot;
  • The Clorox/Lysol Scam;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Wait...what was that in California?

Those stories PLUS, because it is Friday, Jeff Pitts, the managing editor of Cityview Magazine is in to chat it up about "Stuff to Do" in the Greater Des Moines Metro. Some things cancelled but music, the laughs and honky tonk dancing cowboys made the list. To listen just click here.

Thanks for coming by! 

The Business News Headlines 29 October 2020

We were just talking about Halloween. This year it's on a weekend when the clocks are rolled back all of which would mean a great Halloween Party Weekend. But....   Hey, it's the business news headlines for Thursday the 29th of October and this is what we've got:

  • Let's start out talking about cars;
  • Boeing is attempting to find some cash;
  • Home sales struggle in September;
  • Vacancies in apartment continue;
  • Oil prices fall and layoffs announced;
  • A "cage-free" egg story;
  • The economy growth surprised;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • Some cold reality about the GDP numbers.

Thanks for listening!

 

The Business News Headlines 27 October 2020

Yet another busy business news day.  Welcome to the Tuesday Edition of the business news headlines. Here is what we've got for you today.  And remember you can join us all day on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour.

  • Financial transactions and the Justice Department;
  • The AirBnB headed to Nasdaq...it's a deal;
  • The Biden 401(k) tax plan explained;
  • Predicting your Burger King order;
  • The Chicken Wars just heated up;
  • Good beer news is always...good;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • More layoffs reported.

Those stories plus a fascinating conversation with Ro Crosbie the founder/president/CEO of Tero International about...confidence. What is confidence? What are the different kinds of confidence and so much more. This is really interesting stuff...for business and your personal life. To listen, click here.

 

 

The Business News Headlines 26 October 2020

Welcome back to the Monday Edition of the business news headlines and what a day it was on Wall Street. We'll have details and more.  These stories are just a click away:

  • The worst day for the Dow since early September;
  • Parents are more and more worried about retirement;
  • If you get the interview some benefits you might want to ask about;
  • Theater owners are getting creative;
  • Holiday season shopping...everything, they say, will change;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • It's called "Pandemic Fatigue" and it's real.

Those stories plus a new segment about entrepreneurs who are launching their startup during the pandemic. You'll meet Alec Davis who, along with his brother Evan and friend Sam Hoyle, recently launched DoughCo Pizza. It's a hyper local story...but we think really cool.  Click here to listen.

Thanks for coming by! 

Launching During a Pandemic - Alec Davis and DoughCo Pizza

In our continuing series of profiling entrepreneurs who have launched since the start of COVID19 we get this hyper-local story about DoughCo Pizza with Alec Davis part of a team behind the new local brand. Alec, along with his brother Evan and friend Sam Hoyle ramped up this restaurant in the Drake University Neighborhood. We were interested in his the back-story and why open in a vertical that already has an enormous failure rate even without a pandemic.  Meet Alec... 

The Business News Headlines 22 October 2020

Thanks so much for coming by. It's been a busy news day and here's what we've got lined up for you today:

  • Yachts, a Van Gogh and a Movie;
  • More disruption in the grocery industry;
  • Microsoft has extended their Work from Home Policy;
  • Airbus is ramping up;
  • The retailers that are opening new stores;
  • Home sales are way up;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Flight Attendants without a Plan B.

Also today a conversation about what No Justice - No Peace means...to businesses. We've all seen news video about marches and civil unrest but is that what No Justice - No Peace is all about?  Today an in depth conversation about the movement in Iowa with organizer Al Womble To hear that conversation, click here. 

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