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The Business News Headlines 1 July 2020

Welcome to a new month and a new quarter as we kick off Q3 today. It was a wild business news day from housing to vehicles to boycotts.  Here's what we've got for you:

  • Mortgage rates drop yet again;
  • But, where are the buyers;
  • Airbus to cut thousands of jobs;
  • Fiat Chrysler and auto sales;
  • Tesla beat...Toyota;
  • The ADP Jobs Report;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Is the corporate boycott of Facebook making a dent?

Thanks so much for coming by.  

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 29 June 2020

On Wall Street it was a complete reversal to what we saw on Friday.  Welcome to the Monday Edition of the Business News Headlines.  Here's what we've got for you today:

  • Stunning News - Half of Americans Out of Work;
  • Next up...the Cash Cliff;
  • Cake news from Costco - No, there's a point;
  • The world without an office...but will it last;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • The end of the Master Bedroom.

Those stories plus Kathleen Riessen a speaker, author and business coach joins me to talk about the important stuff every successful business person pays attention to. We'll talk about her book "Joy in Uncertainty" and more. To hear that conversation, click here.  

Thanks for listening!  

The Business News Headlines 18 June2020

Can you believe it's already...Thursday?  Thanks for clicking through to the Business News Headlines here is what we've got cooked  up for you today:

  • Remember when it was "cool" to live downtown;
  • Skipping loan payments? You're not alone;
  • Dicks Sporting Goods doubling down on discounts;
  • Got the "Five Dollar Footlong" jingle in your brain? Us too...
  • Jobs and Wall Street we've got that report;
  • Starting a job during a pandemic offers some serious issues.

Thanks for coming by. Join us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour and you can keep up to speed on the business news throughout the day and get connected with our long-form business interviews like this one abou your "Virtual Job Presence"...with Liz Cooney.


The Business News Headlines 15 June 2020

Welcome to a brand new business week. Just yesterday we said be prepared for a volatile week on Wall Street and they did not disappoint.  Here's what we've got for you today:

  • A stunning new announcement from the Fed;
  • U.S.homeowners may be getting additional help;
  • Millions of lost jobs may become permanent losses;
  • The "Back to Work" bonus is being worked on;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • The Supreme Court and LGBTQ employees.

Those stories plus some tips on your virtual presence. With us for the interview is Liz Cooney from Tero International here to remind us that even in a virtual world you need to pay attention to you and your personal brand. That plus effective virtual meetings and how Tero International has re-invented itself to showcase their professional coaching  programs. To listen to Liz, click here. 

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! 

The Business News Headlines & More 4 June 2020

Early this morning, long before the markets opened, there was some hope for another strong day on Wall Street. That was not to be.  Thanks for clicking through here's what we've got for you today along with a piece about lasting friendship and some good people asking for some help.

  • Banks to businesses, "Get cash now!";
  • Unemployment numbers are in...or are they?;
  • Airline stocks improving;
  • News news from Delta Airlines;
  • Congress is in a pickle...again;
  • The Wall Street Report;

Those stories plus this about a lifelong friendship and how that translates into finding a way for you to be part of something much bigger then you can imagine.  My guest is Doug Burns from the Carroll Times Herald and it's quite the story.  To listen, click here.

Thanks for coming by! 

The Business News Headlines 2 June 2020

If you're not tuned into social media you may wonder what the "Blackout Tuesday" is all about.  That story first today and here is what else we have teed up for you:

  • Who and What is Blackout Tuesday;
  • What Wells Fargo did to auto dealers;
  • Some numbers about the GDP for the 2nd Quarter;
  • Congress, President Trump, Civil Unrest...could complicate the economy;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • The economics of Black Americans you've got to hear this.

Thanks for coming by and you can follow us on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour.


The Business News Headlines 28 May 2020

Wall Street was rolling along pretty well and then in the final hour...opps!  It's the business news headlines for Thursday the 28th of May, thanks for being here. Here's what we've got teed up for you:

  • Another 2.1 Americans file for unemployment. Have we hit bottom;
  • Airlines begin cutting more jobs;
  • April numbers for pending home sales are...
  • Brace yourself, more retail store closings;
  • Renters and Automated Background issue;
  • What happens if your boss says, "Stay home and work.";
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • J.C. Penny and going out of business sales.

Thanks so much for listening...tell a friend.  We get to do this Monday - Friday and follow us on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour.

The Business News Headlines 19 May 2020

It looked, for awhile, that technology stocks might save the Nasdaq...but in the end, that was not to be the case. It's the business news headlines for Tuesday the 19th of's what we have coming up:

  • Pier 1 will be closing all its stores...another retail hit;
  • Mortgage relief changes from the government;
  • Another tax cut could be on the way;
  • A new crop of jobs are emerging related to COVID19;
  • The next stimulus package...a political football;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Memorial Day...Summer may already be over for many;

Those stories and Yogesh Shah, M.D. joins me to separate fact from fiction regarding testing, masks and more. Dr. Shah is the Medical Director for Broadlawns Medical Center and what he says is critical.  No politics...just science. To hear that, click here. 

Thanks for listening.  

The Business News Headlines 11 May 2020

Welcome back to a brand new business week. Today, if you were watching the markets it was like a roller coaster and we'll share details. And, we've got these stories ready for you on your time:

  • Plenty of buyers but sellers sitting it out;
  • Toyota slashing U.S. production;
  • Coal takes another hit;
  • California stands to loose millions;
  • Another retailer files Chapter 11;
  • AMC saw its stock soar by 56%;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • You...yes you...have been busy cutting your cable TV.

Those stories plus a conversation about debit and credit card payment charges. My guest is Steve Casteel the founder of Payteva who not only helps businesses save but also educates his clients and others about the myriad of credit card charges out there.  Stunning...  To listen click here. 

Thanks for listening!