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The Business News Headlines30 November 2020

It's the final day of November 2020 and if you're like us...that was one heck-of-a long month...whew!  Here's what we've got for the business news headlines:

  • Was today an early warning about December;
  • More job cuts in the oil industry and why;
  • J.C. Penny and what's next;
  • Facebook made a purchase because...
  • An early 2021 prediction;
  • Forces are colliding in the housing market;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • And the $44 billion dollar merger and why it matters.

Thanks for listening! 

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 23 November 2020

Welcome back to another business week...albet shorter due to the American holiday of Thanksgiving.  Here's what we've got on tap for you today:

  • Markets were up and that Janet Yellen thing;
  • What Americans are buying and...not buying;
  • GM is in the midst of a recall and it's big;
  • Another retail giant files for Chapter 11;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • The migration from Silicon Valley to...the Midwest. 

For the interview it's Jayne Armstrong from the SBA in to talk about the CARES Act, future funding concerns, Small Business Saturday and a shout out to her favorite team the Steelers. You can hear that...here. 

Thanks for listening!

 

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 12 November 2020

Today the chair of the Central Bank had some stunning things to say and they lead off our report for Thursday the 12th of November. Here's what's going on:

  • The economy...what's over?
  • Jet Blue opens up;
  • Airline employment sinks again;
  • The price of oil tanked today and why;
  • Rent or Own we're talking housing;
  • Disney reported...not...good;
  • How confident are you at the dealership;
  • Wall Street Report
  • They are hiring but...what about pay?

Those stories and for the interview you'll meet Jonnie Wright from the Buyosphere. His work is to see to it that small businesses grow by making sure nobody skips over the "small stuff". It's an engaging conversation and you can listen by clicking here.

Thanks for coming by! 

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.

Thanks for listening! 

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 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 of No Justice - No Peace

Following an email we received the other day from one of the Iowa organizers of No Justice - No Peace we kicked around the idea to invite them to the Business News Hour to help us...and business better understand what exactly those four words mean. With us is Al Womble who along with several others has been crisscrossing Iowa and setting up voter information booths where they are usually welcomed but often harassed.  Here is that conversation: 

The Business News Headlines 21 October 2020

Midweek and we've got the business news headlines for you on this the 21st of October. Here is what we've got teed up:

  • According to the Fed the U.S. recovery is...
  • Two Words:  Stimulus & Nope;
  • 30-year jumbo mortgage rates;
  • Hospitals and increasing numbers of patients;
  • Chicago feeling the economic pinch of COVID19;
  • Too much oil and gas it would seem;
  • Tesla & Chipotle in the news;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • A streaming service calls it quits.

Those stories plus our continuing look at entrepreneurs who, even in the face of the pandemic, are launching their businesses. You'll meet Shirley Macleod who, along with her husband, Earl, recently launched the first of four Tint World franchises.  To listen, just click here.

Thanks for coming by! 

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