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The Business News Headlines 18 January 2021

It is Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the United States and for that reason government offices, banks and Wall Street were closed today. So, all day we've been sharing some great interviews from the past five months.  But, there is business news and here is what we've got:

  • The #1 job in the U.S. that pays over $100K is...
  • Ford is shutting down yet another plant;
  • The $ you save by NOT going to the Super Bowl;
  • Markets in Europe give Stellantis a boost;
  • Tesla delivering cars in China;
  • Child care costs going way up;
  • Peloton brand problems open the way for competition.

Also today and for the interview:  You no doubt have had some tough decisions to make. Be they personal or professional they have a way of bogging you down. What if you had a tool you could use to help you make a solid decision based on fact?  Click ahead for my conversation with Deborah Rinner from Tero International. It's really a valuable gift for the new year. To listen, click here! 

Thanks for listening.

Business News Headlines 14 January 2021

So much going on today starting with the new jobless numbers and President Elect Joe Biden about to detail his stimulus plan. Here's what we've got for you today the 14th of January:

  • Pandemic Relief and the Biden Plan;
  • New jobless numbers the highest since August;
  • Social Security changes possible;
  • Cities where it's more costly to live...comfortably;
  • EV maker Canoo sees its stock drop;
  • Delta Airlines might actually make money this year;
  • GE goes to court;
  • We really (no...really) love our pets;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • And, the biggest pop star in the world is....

Thanks for listening!

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday business news podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and some local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday. You can subscribe on PlayerFMPodbeaniTunesSpotifyStitcher 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.

Business News Headlines 13 January 2021

It's midweek and we've got the business news headlines for you.  In less than ten minutes you are up to speed on some of the biggest business stories of the day.  Here's what we've got for you:

  • Tax forms and "Tax Time" one done...the other;
  • Investors and Chaos the thought is;
  • The House does impeach President Trump a second time;
  • Airlines/Airports and security;
  • Some Chinese products now banned;
  • Amazon and Parler headed to court;
  • Boeing has a new safety person;
  • Tesla has a major new rival;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Yet another pandemic trend.

Thanks for listening!

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday business news podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and some local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday. You can subscribe on PlayerFMPodbeaniTunesSpotifyStitcher 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.

The Business News Headlines 11 January 2021

So, aren't you glad we don't do...politics here. What a week and weekend.  Here are the top business news stories we've got for you today and, remember, you can join us on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour all day long.

  • $70.5 billion in returns what do you do?
  • A Bitcoin update for you;
  • T-Mobile is on a buying spree; 
  • More stimulus dollar confusion;
  • Drug news about dementia;
  • Vaccine news as well;
  • Pandemic Pricing...it's a thing;
  • Shipping stuff from China getting pricey;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • Is Silicon Valley in trouble?

Thanks for listening and we'll see you on the Twitter Stream for more news and our long-form business interviews.

The Business News Headlines 9 January 2021

Well, THAT was a week! Today we had even more excitement following a case of a U.S. Senator who said he "miss-spoke" about continued stimulus dollars and a President Elect who set the record straight. Here's what we've got:

  • The Markets tumbled early in the day and why;
  • The job numbers came in and they were not pretty;
  • Dominion did what they warned they would do;
  • Semi-Conductors and...vehicles.  It's a story;
  • General Motors shows off a new logo;
  • Deutsche Bank to pay a fine;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Business leaders backing Biden in several ways.

Those stories and Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine with his lists of Stuff to DO in the Greater Des Moines Metro tonight into next week. To listen to that...click here. 

 

The Business News Headlines 5 January 2021

Welcome back to the Business News Headlines for Tuesday the 5th of January. Reminder you can follow us all day on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour. Here is what we've got for you today: 

  • Georgia votes today and business on the fence;
  • Another COVID19 causality: State & Local Budgets;
  • Another round of retail closings announced;
  • Guaranteed Basic Income is a thing;
  • Americans back to buying vehicles;
  • A new car company has been formed;
  • The NYSE thumbs its nose at President Trump;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Is fatherhood...back?

Thanks for listening! 

The Business News Headlines 17 December 2020

Welcome back for the business news headlines; the Thursday, December 17th Edition.  Reminder, you can follow us during the day on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour.  Here's what we've got for you....

  • The dollar fell today and what that means;
  • DoorDash...over priced?
  • Yet another IPO to launch soon;
  • Canoo and their new EV;
  • Robinhood Financial fined;
  • The NLRB and Amazon;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Some new scary unemployment numbers.

Those stories PLUS (maybe because it's Thursday) we've got an archived conversation with attorney Sam Kreamer from the Kreamer Law Firm about the business documents every business, no matter the size, should have on hand. The conversation happened in the fall of 2016 but is ever so timely today.  You can listen in...right here.

Thanks for coming by! 

 

The Business News Headlines 2 December 2020

Welcome back to what is the late edition of the business news headlines...don't ask. We lead off with a story about..."PackageMageddon" here's what we've got:

  • UPS says enough is enough;
  • China gets slapped by the U.S. Congress;
  • Good news for Australia;
  • Could diversity really come to U.S. corporations;
  • Salesforce had a rough day;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Some sobering news about the Midwest.

Those stories plus our continuing series about entrepreneurs who have launched during the pandemic or have seen major growth over the past nine months. My guest is Kevin Vandekrol and we call him a "Pedal Pusher" but we're not talking about bikes. Click here to listen.

Thanks, again, for coming by. 

 

He’s a Pedal Pusher and No, Not Bikes

Several weeks ago my neighbor Kevin Vandekrol told me why he quit his day job to focus on his business of creating kits for guitar pedals. I made a note to get back with him for an interview about what is a rather obscure business. It's really a great look at how an entrepreneur adjusts to the market and believes that high quality beats price. Kevin is the sole person behind Aion and is part of our series about people who have started their business during the pandemic or who have seen major growth over the past nine months. And the kicker is that he sells his products worldwide. It's a great story...have a listen! 

The Business News Headlines 4 November 2020

It's been a day. For many people across the United States they have been clicking into their phones, watching TV and trying to figure out the presidential election. Us too.  Welcome to "The Day After" and here's what we've got for you:

  • Votes are being counted and Wall Street had a big day;
  • One thing is for sure our job problem is real;
  • Today another retail chain called it quits;
  • Tech stocks soared but, is that a good thing;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • There were two winners in California yesterday.

Those stories plus we'll talk about ISO Certification and what it means to a company and, more importantly, their customers. Von Leefer and Linda Leefer from Area Diesel Service joins me for that conversation and you can hear it all...here.

Thanks for listening! 

 

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