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The Business News Headlines 30 June 2020

The major Wall Street markets posted quite the second quarter but will the party continue?  That story and more today on the final day of June 2020:

  • IRS says no more delays...pay up;
  • What a national mask mandate might do;
  • Your favorite home improvement store ain't who you think;
  • UAW asks GM to close a Texas plant;
  • U.S. families spending less on just about everything;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • 1, 2, 3 strike outs today. It's a "trifecta" of closings.

Also today, for the interview you'll hear how Tero International had to completely change their business model from holding in person skills training to virtual events. How they did it, why they did it and how it's working out. My guest is Deborah Rinner the Chief Learning Officer of the company. To hear that...click here.

Thanks for listening! 

Pivoting to a Virtual World to Meet Demand

Back in March the leadership team at Tero International assessed what COVID19 could do to their business if the company failed to adjust and pivot from in person events to holding classes using technology. Here Deborah Rinner, the Chief Learning Officer at Tero International, talks about that transition, why they had to move quickly and, more importantly, what all of this has taught the teachers. 

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 26 June 2020

What a difference a day makes.  The rising cases of COVID19 put the markets in a tail spin. That story and more are what we've got for you this Friday afternoon:

  • Wall Street gets real with worry;
  • States that were "opening up" may not be;
  • Remington Arms and the irony of a sale;
  • Masks, Starbucks and "Karen";
  • Facebook loses a big advertiser;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • Working Remote? Some cities will pay you to move there.

Those stories PLUS you'll get to welcome Jeff Pitts from Cityview back to our microphones. He's got a new list of Stuff to DO in the Des Moines Metro.  To check that out...just click here

Thanks for listening! 

The Business News Headlines 9 June 2020

Conflicting news stories from "We've got this!" when it comes to the economy to "We're in for a long haul." Welcome to the Tuesday, June 9th edition of the business news headlines.  Today:

  • Mission Accomplished?
  • Another deadline looms for unemployed Americans;
  • Politics and Wall Street; there is movement;
  • Sure you got $1,200 while the rich got...what?
  • Retail, the economy and stores closing;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • More job cuts announced.

Those stories plus my conversation about mental health with Bruce Buchanan from Compass Clinical Associates. We'll talk about the signs, symptoms and ways to help you stay healthy. It's an important topic for both families and businesses. You can hear that conversation here. 

Thanks for coming by! 

Our Collective Mental Health with Bruce Buchanan

There is so much going on. So much to worry about that, at times, it can be overwhelming. Our guest today is Bruce Buchanan a principal at Compass Clinical Associates here to discuss mental health. Mental health issues in the time of COVID19 and so many other issues facing families from the youngest to the oldest. Join us as we talk about the business and personal side of mental health, offer some guidelines and some hope. 

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. 

Our Sponsors

AARP-Iowa

National Tractor Parts Dealer Association

Oasis - A Paychex Company

Tero International

The Business News Headlines 18 May 2020

Once again "Hope springs eternal" as investors cheered news about a possible vaccine and oil for July delivery shot up.  Here's what we've got for you today:

  • What's going on with the bulls on Wall Street;
  • Restaurants say "social distancing" will do their businesses in;
  • What are "Negative Interest Rates;
  • What about your home mortgage;
  • Mark Cuban is all in for "Trickle Up Economics";
  • Can virtual meetings promote gender equality?

Also today Laura Kinnard from Drake University, DMACC and The Runway Innovation Studio is in to talk about virtual events and some thoughts about the future of the...office.  You can hear that...here.

Thanks for listening! 

The Business News Headlines 1 May 2020

It's the start of a new month, May Day and the International Workers Day all wrapped up into one.  Here are the business news headlines that we've got on tap for you today:

  • Tennents rally and landlords worry;
  • International Workers Day bring protests;
  • You would think low fuel prices would be a good thing...you would think;
  • Health be damned "Get back to work!" says the U.S. to Mexico;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Another trade war with China;
  • Co-working and it's future.

Thanks for joining us!  Remember we're on Sunday at Noon here in Iowa with the Week in Review on News/Talk 1540 KXEL.  

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. 

Our Sponsors

AARP-Iowa

National Tractor Parts Dealer Association

Oasis - A Paychex Company

Tero International

The Iowa Refugee and Immigrant Community with Stephanie Moris

Immigration and those who come to our country seem to be top of mind these days given the reduction in numbers set out by the White House. Recently we became aware of the Refugee Alliance of Central Iowa a resource for those assisting refugees and immigrants in the Hawkeye State. Here Stephanie Moris the Director of the program shares some shocking numbers and stats regarding the process.  We also talk about COVID19 and what she is hearing from people who are immigrants and who fear going back to work.  

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. 

Our Sponsors

AARP-Iowa

National Tractor Parts Dealer Association

Oasis - A Paychex Company

Tero International

The Business News Headlines 28 April 2020

The business news headlines for Tuesday the 28th day of April. Here are the stories we've picked up for you today. Later a stunning conversation with Ro Crosbie from Tero International about employees, loss, grief and how leadership should respond. Today:

  • Harley-Davidson making a comeback;
  • First Quarter GDP report tomorrow;
  • Only half of American's say they will be able to pay rent in May;
  • Workers fired for union activity? They say....yes;
  • The $500 billion bailout for big business with no strings;
  • Malls to reopen and where;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • Red States lead the nation in new unemployment gains.

Also today, Ro Crosbie the founder, CEO and President of Tero International is with me to discuss grieving employees, Covid19, how they are feeling and how understanding the "Five Stages of Grief" can help leaders...lead. Listen to that conversation here.

Thanks for coming by! 

 

The Business News Headlines 23 April 2020

It was another very volatile trading day on Wall Street as investors took a one-two punch to the gut. Here's what we've got for you in the Business News Headlines for Thursday the 23rd of April:

  • It works or it doesn't;
  • Fewer Americans looking for work but they are retiring;
  • More "essential workers" are speaking out;
  • Gap is nearly out of cash;
  • The unemployment numbers are staggering;
  • Wall Street Report;
  • A stunning number of COVID19 drugs are being proposed;
  • Spring fashion is taking a back seat.

Thanks for listening and know we're here Monday - Friday and on Sunday for the Week in Review.

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. 

Our Sponsors

AARP-Iowa

National Tractor Parts Dealer Association

Oasis - A Paychex Company

Tero International