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The Business News Headlines 3 April 2020

The first days of April have not been kind as mounting numbers of people succumb to COVID-19. And all of that has had a major impact on business. Here's what we have for you today:

  • First it was Costco now Target;
  • Midwest Grocer HyVee enacts new social distancing guides;
  • Hobby Lobby, finally, calls it quits and no pay for employees;
  • Vermont says these are non-essential retail items;
  • Airlines: Vouchers or Refunds...wanna guess;
  • Mortgage relief...well maybe;
  • 3M pushes back on the president;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Remember cannabis stock...it's in trouble.

Thanks for listening!

Hyper-Local Business Thoughts with Laura Kinnard of Des Moines

For several years Laura Kinnard has joined me to chat it up about business events going on in the Greater Des Moines Metro. Now, with many events cancelled or going virtual it's still important to offer a shout-out. Today she does that regarding your local Chamber, the Greater Des Moines Partnership, FUSE DSM, ShopWhereILive.com the West Des Moines Chamber and the Iowa Center.  Go ahead and click through.

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. 

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Business News Headlines 23 March 2020

For a bit today it looked like the U.S. Senate was going to pass an economic package but the deal, once again, fell through.  That story and these are coming to you today:

  • The "deal" that wasn't;
  • The toilet paper saga is real and why;
  • Retailers have deals but will consumers bite;
  • Grocery stores and security;
  • A pizza chain that wants to hire 30,000 workers;
  • Zillow is canceling their home buying program;
  • A slow down in the rental industry as well;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Some are now using the "D Word".

Those stories plus Jessica Dunker from the Iowa Restaurant Association will join me to talk about the economic impact restaurant owners and staff are experiencing and what steps the association is taking to help in these difficult time. To hear that...just click here.

Thanks for listening. 

Iowa Restaurants and Covid-19 with Jessica Dunker

We reached out to Jessica Dunker the President/CEO of the Iowa Restaurant Association for a conversation about how owners and restaurant workers are responding to the shutdown of the industry. There are over 155,000 restaurant workers in Iowa ranking only second to the number of people in health care. Here is how the association, the state government, owners and workers are responding. And how you might be able to help. 

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long 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 19 March 2020

Wall Street edged up...ever so slightly. That story plus others on this Thursday the 19th day of March and the First Day of Spring:

  • Tech stocks moved the markets today;
  • The rich are buying stocks like crazy;
  • Walmart starts to limit the sale of some items;
  • Landlords demanding rent or else;
  • Not everybody is cool with "work from home";
  • Essential retail centers begging for employees;
  • The Wall Street Report.

Those stories plus we'll introduce you to Cherie Edilson the creator of ShopWhereILive.com. Cherie has developed an online sales platform for mainstreet stores and services without the hidden charges. She has been partnering with local chambers and their members but has also branched out to individual retailers on Main Street. To hear that conversation, click here. 

Thanks for coming by! 

 

Shop Local and From Home with Cherie Edilson

I met Cherie Edilson nearly two years ago when she was launching ShopWhereILive.com and while some caught on to the idea of having "Main Street Meet the Internet" it was not until local merchants and chambers started to seek ways in which they might connect with consumers given the current health concerns sweeping the globe. Here you'll learn more about this online marketplace where your chamber or small business can connect with consumers as they turn to online shopping. 

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long 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 18 March 2020

What goes up, must go...down and that's what happened today on Wall Street. It's Wednesday the 18th of March and here is what we have on tap for you today:

  • Investors are not too keen on the $1.5 trillion stimulus package it would seem;
  • Unemployment claims are skyrocketing and a warning they could reach 20%;
  • The "Big Three" automakers have closed assembly plants;
  • Walmart and it's position to handle harried shoppers;
  • Is there enough food in the pipeline...
  • The Wall Street Report
  • Just what is an "essential business"?

Those stories and a visit with Mike McCarthy a State President for the Alliance for Retired Americans. Who are they? Where did they come from?  Who do they represent and what are their...issues?  All asked and answered. To hear that conversation just click here.

Thanks for listening! 

The Business News Headlines 17 March 2020

The markets rebounded today on the promise of putting more money into the hands of Americans. That story and several more are just a click away:

  • Stocks rallied and why;
  • 24 percent of businesses expect layoffs;
  • More retailers close their doors;
  • Wall Street Report;
  • The Restaurant Industry in a panic and why;
  • Phil K. James and what he's doing to save restaurant jobs.

Those stories and you'll meet Rikkia Lillard from R.C.L. Productions in our Small Business Spotlight. An artist, playwright and producer of great events this is exactly what you need to hear today...and every day. Enjoy.  To hear that conversation click here

Thanks for listening! 

The Alternative Board with Roger Stalheim

What are the issues faced by business people of every size business and where can they go to get help from each other? That is the unique offering of The Alternative Board and here to answer my questions is Roger Stalheim a returning guest to the Business News Hour. Inside you'll hear about how he works with business owners in a way that brings out the best of ideas shaped by a collaboration of ideas.  You and your issues are not uncommon. Find out how this group finds solutions. 

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long 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

Business News Headlines 11 March 2020

Today, on Wall Street, it was a complete reversal of yesterday's gains. Today was the day the markets moved from bulls to bears.  Here are the stories we've got for you today:

  • Now a pandemic business notices;
  • Amazon tackles "Fake Stuff" and price gouging;
  • Cruise ships and folks over 70 years old;
  • Customer Service & Panicked Customers;
  • THe Wall Street Report;
  • LinkedIn trending stories is proof.

Those stories and a conversation about Bridges of Iowa with Executive Director Patrick Coughlin. It is a story of passion, families, drugs and dependency...a story too few know about...until today. Click here to listen.

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