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The Business News Headlines 26 May 2020

Hope that you had a memorable Memorial Day and we're grateful to be back from a day off. In the business news today:

  • Wall Street while Americans worry;
  • More vaccine talk and a new player;
  • Grocery prices to go...up and why;
  • Another restaurant chain downsizing;
  • Heard of "COVID-Campers;
  • The "Back to Work" incentive;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • Small Businesses and the "COVID-Fee".

Those stories plus a conversation with Tero Trainer Kyle Hopkins. Kyle and I talk about the strain social distancing has on our culture and how it's different than many parts of the world. We also talk about connectivity, changes in business models due to the pandemic and more. Kyle Hopkins from Tero InternationalTo listen, just click here.  

Thanks for coming by! 

 

The Business News Headlines 21 May 2020

We took yet another hit with a new set  of unemployment numbers today and that has a, slight, impact on Wall Street. Here are the stories we've got cooked up for you today:

  • The biggest mall in the U.S. has missed 2 months of mortgage payments;
  • We like it:  New Zealand is considering a nationwide 4 day work week;
  • Billionaires and the Pandemic - Doing quite well thank you;
  • Small Businesses in Big Trouble;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • COVID19 details from today...worldwide.

Those stories plus an emotional conversation with the Executive Director of the Iowa CareGivers Association, Di FindleyWe'll be talking about issues such as COVID19 Testing, Child Care Issues & Concerns and Personal Protective Equipment. In April the Iowa CareGivers Association conducted surveys on those three issues and the answers highlight the massive problems Iowa has with our direct caregiving efforts. For reference here is the official State of Iowa COVID10 Website. To hear that conversation click here. 

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. 

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The Business News Headlines 24 Apri 2020

It's beginning to look like a good time to become a vegetarian.  Here are the top business news stories for you on this the 24th day of April. 

  • Beef, pork and now turkey plants...closed;
  • Remember the lotteries?
  • President Trump to USPS, "Raise rates!";
  • Neiman Marcus to file Chapter 11;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Still not getting the "bailout" right.

Those stories plus a wide ranging conversation with Jeff Stein as he will soon mark his 40th year as an Iowa radio broadcaster. We'll tell some stories, share some technology, promise not to talk about COVID-19 (but then fail) and also how you, the public, is changing in how and when  you get your information. Listen to that conversation here and make plans to attend his virtual history program on Tuesday the 28th.  Click here for more! 

Thanks for listening! 

 

The Business News Headlines 22 April 2020

Wall Street bounced back today and later in the broadcast you'll meet candidate Kimberly Graham who is seeking the nomination to become the next U.S. Senator from Iowa.  But first these stories:

  • The money was supposed to be for small businesses but...
  • Farmers facing some tough choices;
  • The weakest link in our food supply is...
  • What are people doing for fun?  
  • The next wave of layoffs is bigger than retail;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • Ahhhh, no middle seat!

Those stores plus a rare two part interview with Kimberly Graham who is seeking the nomination to become the next U.S. Senator from the State of Iowa. You'll meet her and find out about her interesting business life here

And in our second part you'll learn more about the policy areas she is working toward. You can learn more about Kimberly by heading to her website.

Thanks for listening. 

 

Meet Kimberly Graham - Candidate for U.S. Senate from Iowa

In this, the first of a two part conversation with Kimberly Graham, we learn more about her life as an attorney for children, her education and her time spent as a...flight attendant. Something you may be surprised about. We'll also get into wages, housing, COVID-19 and other issues.  In addition should you want to learn more you can visit her website. (Programming note: We have reached out to each candidate asking them if they wished to share some time with you and us.)  Here is Part One: 

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

Meet Kimberly Graham - Democrat for U.S. Senate Part Two

In this, the second part of our conversation with Kimberly Graham we talk about several policy issues from jobs to wages to infrastructure to climate change and many others. This should give you an idea of where Kimberly is on the issues that impact not only Iowa but the entire nation. And, feel free to connect with her on her website. A programing note, we have reached out to each candidate and asked them to appear with us.  This segment first aired 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

Granit Parts Headed to the United States with Timm Mueller

One sector of the U.S. economy that seems to be expanding is the farm sector. To that end Granit Parts, based in Germany, is expanding their reach here. You'll meet Timm Mueller the Export Manager for Granit Parts and learn more about their business, the desire to expand to the U.S. and a bit about farming in Europe. Enjoy...

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 at 2pm 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 26 Mach 2020

In normal times an unemployment report like we received this morning would have shut the markets down. But these are not normal times.  Click ahead for the business news headlines for Thursday the 26th of March:

  • No, these are not normal times;
  • Truck drivers get a reprieve;
  • Vacuums to Ventilators;
  • Panic buying is hurting employees;
  • UAW wary of opening up auto plants;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Nurses on the front lines.

Those stories plus a wide ranging conversation with Janice Person who recently started her company JP Loves Cotton. We'll talk about consumers, branding, transparency, trust, agriculture and consumers. It was great to reconnect with my friend from St. Louis about her new adventure. Listen to that conversation here. 

The Business News Headlines 25 March 2020

Back to Back wins for the Dow today...the first since February. Welcome to the business news headlines for  Wednesday the 25th of March. Just a click away:

  • Why the festivities on Wall Street;
  • Some may not be able to get stimulus dollars;
  • Asian manufactures are closing plants because of the U.S.;
  • Automaker suppliers are getting worried;
  • Speaking of worry...now it's grocery stores;
  • Restaurants becoming liquor stores;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • A very dull stock is now a hot equity.

Thanks so much for listening!